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Diary Of A Hollow Horse

7 April 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 7 April 2008
  • Release Date: 7 April 2008
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2008 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 47:37
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  • ASIN: B001IN7LX2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,233 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dan Glaser on 7 Jun 2013
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At last! A record label that knows how to do justice to a re-released CD. I paid over 10 for this 2 disc set and feel it was worth every single penny. Beautifully and sympathetically remastered. The sleeve notes by Gary and Eddy are great and to the point and an informative introduction by the re-release coordinator make for a very interesting history of the album. Too often when a CD is re-released there is always something missed off second time around (the lyrics for example on the Alan Parsons Project remasters a few years back) but not in this case. It's all there. The bonus tracks also on the second disc too shed a lot of light on how the whole album was 'constructed' back in the late eighties. Absolutely full marks to Cherry Red Records for giving a new lease of life to an already wonderful album. You know what's next - Yep, the previous 4 China Crisis Virgin albums.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Trash on 31 May 2013
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Most reissues stick to a the tried and tested formula of remastered sound (if you are lucky) plus throwing in the contemporaneous singles and b-sides. Occasionally there may be the odd unreleased gem added as an extra bonus to entice the fans.

This reissue manages to deliver something that is genuinely interesting and worthwhile.

I've been a fan of China Crisis since their first album and followed their career as their sound evolved and matured. They are not my favourite band BUT I can say that they never delivered a bad (or even mediocre) album in my opinion.
'Dairy...' isn't even my favourite album of theirs (that award goes to 'Working with Fire and Steel') but it is a strong album featuring fine musicianship and great songs. I've listened to and enjoyed this album since the day of its release.

What makes this reissue so worth having is hearing the album is as it was originally intended to be released. I did know that Walter Becker had not produced all the tracks on the original release but what I didn't know was that he produced versions of the 'other' songs. Hearing the album with the Becker tracks reinstated makes for a much more coherent and satisfying listen. The Thorne tracks are great (I've grown up with them) but the Becker versions sit much better with the sound and feel of the album.

Another revelation is hearing the original band demos. I'm a sucker for demos as they really show what the artist had in mind before the producer, record company, studio engineers etc got involved. With the 'Diary...' demos it's interesting to hear how close to the final songs the demos actually are.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MD on 8 July 2013
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Not one of China Crisis's best known or perhaps even best loved albums, but the band obviously felt the need to put the record (pun intended) straight on this one and have restored it to it's original condition with a full Walter Becker produced tracks line-up. After laying down all the album with Becker in Hawaii, Virgin felt that three of the tracks had to be re-done for single release and so were re-produced in the UK by Mike Thorne, and slotted into the album release.
It is of course interesting to hear the album in its original form, although that said this particular fan still prefers the Thorne version of All My Prayers, which in any case never made it as single.
The big bonus for this release however is the inclusion of demo tracks for most of the songs which finally made the album. Some extended versions and a couple of 'live versions' complete the package.
A timely re-discovery of a great almost forgotten late-80s album.
More of the same for your other great albums please chaps!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Neil Monaghan on 31 May 2013
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A great album just got better crammed with unreleased mixes and demo versions and the sound quality is excellent. Please Cherry Red do the same for the rest of their back catalogue.
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I always felt that this album was China Crisis’ least accessible, partly because of the lack of instrumental hooks that graced their other albums and a religious vibe in the lyrics, which can be alienating for a non-religious listener.

However, for a fan, this is a great package and really interesting to compare different productions. The Walter Becker Becker productions of the singles are clear, crisp and unfussy, with that laid-back Steely Dan vibe, and I much prefer them.

The demo versions of the album tracks are also really good – check out the “Stranger by Nature” demo which is totally different from the original, and would have worked well on ‘Flaunt the Imperfection’. I never really took to the more heavyweight Mike Thorne singles productions, but here they are, along with the 12” mixes.

Look forward to collectors editions of the other CC albums, and their (gasp) long-awaited new album!
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By mr D J Crouch on 18 July 2013
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If you are toying with buying this special edition , id say "go for it" as the alternative versions to the LP are well worth listening to . Ive always thought this was a great album and much underrated as it coincided with the Band's nosedive in terms of commercial success. In my view , it's CC's best after "Flaunt the Imperfection."
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