Neil, thanks for posting this. Everyone should boycott this release. Not only are the first five tracks (wrongly) in mono, but that mono is actually only the sound signal from one channel, spread over both left and right. So some instruments and vocals will be much louder/quieter than they were meant to be. This release is of inferior quality and should (like the withdrawn deluxe version of Liverpool) be deleted and postponed until it is mastered properly. Frankie members Holly Johnson and Brian Nash have already complained online about the quality of this release. Don't buy it.
I had no idea two of the band were also against this release going ahead. It's such an odd decision; there are/were alternative options (withdrawing/cancelling it being the most obvious!), and yet here it is. And here we are. Sigh.
Two things I've recently noticed. That "Sex Mix" is subtitled Vol.1,I hope they get the mastering on Vol.2 right(is there really much left in the archive???). And they're expecting us to buy another Frankie Best of,Frankie Said (The Very Best Of), before they've rectified the mess of Sex Mix!!!!