'Swagger' is undoubtedly a great album - evenmoreso in this remastered expanded edition. However, be warned as the record company involved EMI have placed 'Copy Control Technology' on the CD. This is something I think should be made clear on this product's page - I would not have purchased 'Swagger Deluxe' had I been aware Copy Control technology was placed on it. My sole prior experience of Copy Control was a cheap Bowie compilation last year which would not play in my car, on my computer - which in turn meant I could not put it on my mp3 player where I listen to most of my music.
'On some equipment...playback problems may be encountered' - Copy Control discs are of no use to me - unless I wanted to tape the album to play where exactly? The thing is, I've got an old tape of 'Swagger' - so I may as well stick with that. The record company have stuck this programme on which inserts alien files onto your computer and a program that plays the disc - you can't play it on any player you might already have on your computer. Or transfer to mp3 player (which I'm sure Amazon are pro, what with selling them!).
I loathe the notion here that the CD isn't really mine - and the paranoid notion that everyone who'll buy it will copy it, pirate it and the like. I buy lots of albums - I don't personally download illegal or legal as I like to have originals in my collection. But I need to play on my mp3 player and/or in my car as I have more down-time to listen to music then. The ironic thing is this Copy Control technology will only create more copying - I can't play this on my computer, my car or mp3 player - not very functional. I'm more likely to illegally download this album as at least that'll be in a format I can play on my computer/mp3 player.
An album I've waited years to get on cd and in its definitive form - am very surprised to be returning it. The hours wasted trying to play/load it weren't the best either - I have better ways to waste my time thanks!!!!