- Audio CD (30 May 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered, CD+DVD, Box set
- Label: Edsel Records
- ASIN: B004KNM3C6
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Suede Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered, CD+DVD, Box set
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Named in 2010 as the best debut album of 1993 by the NME, "Suede" was the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK, and went on to win 1993's Mercury Music Prize. This deluxe re-mastered edition features all the non-album b-sides, as well as demos from the collections of Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler, including two previously unreleased songs.
The DVD features the newly-discovered and previously-unseen exciting footage of the band at The Leadmill in Sheffield in February 1993, filmed between the recording and the release of the debut album. The bonus feature is a February 2011 interview with Brett and Bernard about the making of the album, along with a short film put together by Simon Gilbert from his own contemporary camcorder footage.
The booklet contains a specially-written note by Brett Anderson, along with all the lyrics, hand-written lyric drafts and tape boxes, and previously unpublished photos from the collections of both the band and their friends.
Top Customer Reviews
The demoes are really for completists only, as the arrangements haven't changed significantly they are really just lower fidelity/sloppier versions of the real thing, worth a listen but you wont find yourself replaying them a lot. Cd2 is really where it starts to get interesting with the inclusion of all the b-sides, sure many us have sci-fi lullabies but it's nice to have them all in the one place and a couple of them where vinyl only and I don't think they were on the b-sides collection(dolly and painted people?). There is a nice piano version of my insatiable one that I don't remember having heard before and a butler penned instrumental.
Disc 3 has love and poison on dvd for the first time and the amazingly agressive f-you of a performance of animal nitrate at the brits, the camera takes in the crowd at the end, the bemused look on many of their faces is priceless. The leadmill gig is great but grainy document of the band at their sweaty peak and well worth a watch. The interview with Brett and Bernard is a real treat, mainly because in the interview footage from around the release of the album Bernard was painfully shy and Brett was slightly annoying so it's really nice to see them discussing the album in a more coherent way.
Packed full of b-sides, demos and unreleased recordings, the 2 CDs give a comprehensive introduction to the group who were named 'The Best New Band in Britain'. After a few listens, I actually prefer some of the demo versions to the finished album recordings...the 'Island Demo' version of Metal Mickey is brilliantly ragged. I would have loved the inclusion of 'Be My God' and those other very early demos, maybe they'll surface in the future....
The DVD features 2 live concert recordings: a raw and exhilarating gig filmed in Sheffield, and the overproduced but still interesting 'Love and Poison' filmed at Brixton Academy. Also included are promo videos and a great interview with Brett and Bernard.
This 3 disc deluxe edition isn't just great value for money, it's a worthy celebration of an inspired album, and a perfect example of how reissues should be. Morrisey, Marr, I hope you're paying attention....
The Edsel label have an excellent reputation in their treatment of acquired back catalogues. Some years ago they released the Bolan/T.Rex EMI works with significant care and attention to detail. My only wish now is that Edsel obtain the rights to The Smiths output. How my heart beats faster at this very thought!
Anyway, what you get here is the original album, beautifully re-mastered, contemporary B sides and demos and, the jewel in the crown for me, a DVD of relevant material. On this release the main draw is the `love & poison' gig (previously only available on VHS) and the previously unreleased Sheffield concert from 93. The whole band shine during these performances but it is Bernard and his guitar pyrotechnics which left me open mouthed in awe.
This album and `Dog man star' are truly essential purchases. On the strength of the quality and extras on this release however I've pre-ordered the entire Suede reissue catalogue.
`Dog man star' next week. Seriously, I cannot wait! Sincere thanks to the band and label for the respect they afford us!
The actual packaging is terrible!!!
This is a very cheap digi-pack...the spine is creased, and there is a small "cut" on my copy...plus the cardboard used is extremely flimsy....it should have been done as a mini "box set", like so many recent special re issues (eg "stationtostation" by David Bowie)...
If I could give 4 and a half stars I would, but for the package product, it loses points with me, being an avid collector.....
(I've contacted the company and no one has responded to me as of yet)
Nevertheless, ordered the debut and "Dog Man Star" straight away.
I ignored the CDs first off and went straight to the DVD for the debut. Another camcorder show just like the one that disappointed me on the "Dog Man Star" reissue which arrived first. Except this one has quite good sound and is generally quite a good show, exciting and makes you wish you'd been old enough to see Suede in 1993.
The promos videos were all good but I already have the "Lost In TV" DVD.
Then "Love & Poison". Seems to have come from a VHS, just like my own copy I own! Hmm, isn't there a master out there for this?! Anyway, good show, good sound, as good as we'll get for now... EXCEPT there's a problem. Watching "Love & Poison", halfway through I realised the audio and video were drifting VERY out of sync with each other. Many others on forums have noticed this and the blame seems to lie with the fact that all this video was recorded on PAL and Edsel, trying to capture as much of a market as possible converted the whole lot to NTSC... and whichever methods they used to do this resulted in this huge flaw. I can't even watch it the sync is so far out. Thanks Edsel for screwing over both your markets by
On a positive note the albums sounds nice remastered. It's louder anyway.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite simply this album is brilliant. A superb debut in itself, now repackaged with live recordings, early demos and a DVD of live performances, this album is not to be missed,... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2011 by Jeff
I won't go into too much detail as a lot has already been said. However if you are a long time Suede fan you will feel well pleased with this set and if you are stumbling onto... Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2011 by David Bentley Newman
Having finally managed to absorb all five of these deluxe re-releases I can now review each of them. Read morePublished on 15 July 2011 by Snerdle
This is a great deluxe edition and puts recent reissues by the likes of Queen to shame. For under a tenner, it doesn't get much better than this.Published on 6 Jun. 2011 by NoReply