The music of Peter, Paul, and Mary refuses to age. Decades have passed since the folk trio's breakthrough in the early 1960s, but new generations keep returning to P, P & M's songs, stirred by their indelible mix of exuberance, delicacy, intensity, and whimsy. The Very Best of Peter, Paul, and Mary follows other fine collections of the trio's work, including the definitive multi-disc box Carry It On. This latest retrospective brings together all the signature hits -- they sound as stirring and effervescent as ever -- as well as significant performances from the group's various solo efforts. An authentic sense of conviction is palpably felt in songs of social conscience; a sense of wonderment and joy is equally expressed in songs of a lighter nature. Simultaneously a product of their times and utterly timeless, Peter, Paul, and Mary are to be treasured, and this collection does the trick.