I have been snatching up these SACDs before they go histoire! I have Now!;12x5;Aftermath UK;Between the Buttons UK; Let it Bleed and Bug Hits;More Big Hits Through the Past Darkly and Singles Collection. While reexperiencing the Stones, I was skimming through a book called The British Invasion by Nicholas Schaffner. On page 73 it reads, "The endless traumas [the drug busts] contributed to a dearth of new Rolling Stones product. For the American market, Oldham slapped together an album of leftovers from the British versions of Aftermath and Between the Buttons (and the unreleased Could You walk on the Water) [the photos of which graced Big Hits] plus some songs that had already appeared on the U.S. releases." Interesting that Oldham could have put together an album with far less overlap. On the UK version of Aftermath, Mother's Little Helper, Out of Time, What to Do were dropped for a truncated US release. On Between the Buttons UK, Backstreet Girl and Please Go Home were replaced with the complete Let's Spend the Night Together single. The dropped Mother's Little Helper, Out of Time (in a shorter version), Backstreet Girl and Please Go Home were allocated to Flowers. The two tracks from the aborted Could You Walk on the Water (Ride on, Baby, and Sitting on a Fence) joined the Flowers line up. My Girl (another outtake) and The single Have You Seen Your Mother were also added. Duplicate songs were Lady Jane, Take It or Leave It, Ruby Tuesday, and Let's Spend the Night Together. Of course, why was What to Do not used? Why not the b-side to the Have You Seen Your Mother single=Who's Driving Your Plane? That would reduce the duplicate songs on the previous US albums to only two. Of course if Oldham also used the eventual Dandelion single, then Flowers would not duplicate any tracks from any previous US Lps. That single would fit the Oldham christened title real well. Just wondering if this could have been thrown together any better. I read Luke P's Rolling Stones FAQ. Early in the FAQ, he includes Flowers SACD with other SACDs that he feels are an essential purchase. Then under its description he calls it almost completely superfluous. How do you all feel about this as an album. I think it has some really cool songs and plays very well. True all but two songs are unique to this. Appreciate your thoughts!