God, this is fantastic. This is what made Suede special. The sheer arrogance/talent/stupidity to throw a song as beautiful as The Living Dead away on a b-side. One of the saddest songs ever written and recorded without a doubt.
And this isn't the only one. Take your pick - The Killing of a Flashboy, My Dark Star, High Rising, The Big Time, Whipsnade. Absolutely awesome.
The point about editing is well made - you get virtually everything here, including the ordinary Bentswood Boys and Graffiti Women but picking your favourites is always going to be subjective. How would you feel if, in an attempt to strip this album down, they took out one of your favourites. I am still recovering from Life on Mars being excluded from the CD version of Changesbowie all those years ago!
Many scribes have said that Part Two doesn't match Part One and that may ultimately be so. But let us not be in any doubt, there are some incredible songs here too. Young Men is Suede at their swaggering, staggering best. Another No-one is The Living Dead with a happy ending and This Time and Sadie are as anthemic as Suede get.
And he name checks Kate Bush's "And dream of Sheep" in These are the sad songs. That shows class!