First let's be clear about what this album is and is not, musically and legally. One early review was totally inaccurate in both regards. To clarify...
This is an album of decade old "demo" material not originally intended for public consumption. "The Complete Limelight Sessions" features 17 songs Shania recorded in 1989-90, before she signed with Mercury Records. At the time, she was working in Canada to support her younger siblings after the death of her parents. Shania, her management, and current label Mercury were properly informed of this album, and while they do not formally support it, do accept its release. The producer holds legal copyright to the sound recording, and deserves a chance to recoup original costs, though whether this release is wise or helpful is for fans to decide.
All 17 tracks have been remastered, most with newly recorded/remixed instrumentals, plus a new club/dance mix. This remastered version is vastly superior sonically versus any of the earlier, unlawful bootlegs (see note). Five of six "additional" tracks add quality to the album. "Send It With Love" is a genuine highlight, and Shania's sassy attitude reveals itself lyrically throughout. However, please don't buy this CD expecting any new music: it demonstrates Shania's still formative, raw talents in more of a late 80's pop/rock style, and is of interest mainly to collectors and more ardent fans. "The Complete Limelight Sessions" contains early pre-fame recordings of lesser quality than her exceptional mega-selling major label albums of the 90s. For serious fans in need of a Shania fix, it is a listenable CD reflecting a particular musical time and place, probably worth adding to your collection.
Note: "The Complete Limelight Sessions" is the *only* legal release of Shania's early recordings to date... Confusion arose when some of these songs appeared on several inferior bootleg recordings ("Beginnings" in North America, "Wild and Wicked" and assorted titles in Europe) - without Shania's permission or knowledge, against her wishes and those of the original producer. So fans are cautioned to ignore any other so-called "early Shania" CDs - all were unlawfully released and are of inferior audio quality.
... In the meantime, please remain patient Shania fans, as we await her new studio album on Mercury/Universal, the long-awaited follow-up to her historic "Come On Over," scheduled for release in spring/summer 2002.