A comparison between the 7" singles and the same tracks on this rare "Best of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass LP indicates that the LP doesn't sound like the original 45s. The 45s have a wallop to them that is missing from the LP, and makes the 45s more desirable. It would be nice to have a CD reissue of this rare album, but with the sonic qualities of the original 45s, although I doubt that will ever happen. The singles were released back in the day when AM ruled the pop radio market, and singles were engineered to sound good on portable and car radios, as well as the small portable record players that singles buyers had as kids, but we got used to hearing the songs as issued on the 45s. Everything doesn't HAVE to be in stereo in this day and age, especially when most of us remember the hits from the singles we bought in our youth. Many of us, myself included, bought the stereo LPs as well, but what we remember mostly is the way the singles sounded on the radio and on the 45s we bought. At least with Carpenters' singles, they were mostly the same as the stereo LP versions, and if I remember correctly, the only Carpenters' single not issued commercially in stereo was "Ticket to Ride." The Forget-Me-Not reissues WERE stereo. It would be really cool to be able to buy a CD of all the original mono Tijuana Brass single mixes, as they're different than what was on the albums, and "Tijuana Taxi" was issued in three different mixes: the single mix (with the most horn honks), the stereo LP mix (with a few less horn honks than on the single) and the mono LP mix (with even fewer horn honks than on the stereo LP). At least if we could have all the mono singles on one album, mastered as they were on the Columbia and Monarch pressings of the 45s, we'd have all the hits as we knew them in one place.