For some of us, it doesn't get much better than "You Made Me Realise" "Feed Me With Your Kiss" or "Soon" from My Bloody Valentine's first 3 eps which are pretty much beyond reproach and which take up the first cd on this long-awaited compilation. Even the second disc, containing the "Tremelo" ep and seven rare tracks, is mighty fine. It's what's NOT in this release which causes me to deduct one star.
For a start, I don't immediately see why the (very scarce) Glider Remixes EP with the wonderful Andy Weatherall mix is not included. Furthermore, some live footage and/or videos might have been nice. Finally, while £9 for 90 minutes is generous and the attractive packaging contains the striking original artwork, there is absolutely no commentary or information as to from where and/or when the non-EP tracks came (eg the French magazine Les Unrockuptibles from memory).
However, such gripes should be put in perspective. For newcomers, this is as essential as "Isn't Anything" or "Loveless" and for some of us it's a good opportunity to replace/supplement our vinyl originals scratched through abuse and/or over affection.
Enjoy and look forward to more magic...