Lo and Behold it finally happened. Thank the Apple Gods for this miracle. (Thank the Fabs for the miracle of Apple!) One of the best, most eclectic music collections of all time with 10-star albums of true brilliance such as Lomax, Troy, Hopkin - Earth Song and MJQ plus the great Tavener, Radha Krsna Temple, Preston and Taylor albums and of course two Badfinger classics. The re-mastering job is bloody amazing, vastly superior to the previous CDs from 1991. Not to mention special guest musicians/artists scattered throughout: Harrison, McCartney, Starr, Lennon, Clapton, Donovan, Stephen Stills, Nicky Hopkins, Klaus Voorman, Danny Thompson, Dave Cousins, Tony Visconti and more. !!
The proverbial icing on the proverbial cake is the "Thingumybob" single and the Ronnie Spector single "Try Some Buy Some", first time ever on CD. Hallelujah!
However, three annoying omissions:
-the b-side of "Thingumybob", the Black Dyke Mills cover of "Yellow Submarine"
-b-side of "Try Some Buy Some": "Tandoori Chicken"
-Ravi Shankar single "Joi Bangla"
None of these have ever been released on CD (Note, the Shankar b-side "Oh Bhagawan" was released in the Shankar 4 CD box In Celebration). Why were they not included on either the Best of Apple CD or the bonus CD? Baffling. These are all great songs and vinyl sounds so noisy so digital versions are very needed.
So let's pray to the Apple Gods for these three pieces to get a CD/digital release.
Regardless, this box set is an essential item.