Unlike the previous reviewers I was completely unfamiliar with this band prior to this reissue and came to it via a recommendation. I nearly didn't write a review as I feel that, between them, the earlier reviews have covered just about everything. However...
I decided to play Disc 3(peel session) first as I figured it might be the most likely 'first point of contact' at the time. By the time its five 'short' tracks had finished I was hooked. The album(disc 1) is even better and is a 'proper' album i.e., good as the tracks are in their own right they are so much more when heard together.
The thing I find the most striking about the music is its apparent simplicity, the driving force behind the music is a guitar and base, yet even the songs that rely solely on these instruments never feel lacking for it, in fact the spaces between the notes have been chosen with as much care as the notes themselves.
The vocals and synth sounds aren't quite as strikingly unique(which is no criticism)since they have been so widely adopted by others since, but mesh perfectly with the sinuous rhythms to superb effect.
I expected this album to be good and, at the very least, 'important' but I was not prepared for how good and just plain immediately enjoyable I would find it. A lot of so-called influential/revolutionary music can seem primitive or to have dated but this really does sound as if it could have been released last week and still trounce the opposition.
If you know the album/artist I don't have to tell you to get it, except to say this is the best available edition, if you don't then I can only say go on, take the plunge, it is very unlikely you'll regret it.