This original album classics series box set from Sony Music is pretty good value on the surface despite the fact that it does not include the bands biggest album "Youthquake
".Obviously aimed at the budget conscious,if it included "Youthquake" and was remastered it might've been a five star release.The three albums are housed in original vinyl record cover reproductions(right down to the side one and two tracklisting)without the inner sleeves,all inside the pictured slipcase.
Two of the albums included here,"Mad,Bad and Dangerous to Know" and "Nude" are out of print in most parts of the world,so this is a good way to get cd copies of those two albums.But be warned,they have not been remastered.Nude sounds ok but Mad,Bad could do with a little tweaking."Sophisticated Boom Boom" is a different matter altogether.Only the original 10 track version is included here.It was remastered,with bonus tracks on the Cherry Pop label in 2007,click here for a look "Sophisticated Boom Boom
".That reissue is an awesome compilation with good mastering and the extra mixes really make it very good value.If you only want Sophisticated Boom Boom,that's the version I would recommend.If you want the other two albums included here you can't go wrong with this set for value for money.
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