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5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderfull!!!, 4 Jun 2009
Initially my only interest in buying the compilation was to hear both tracks by Van der Graaf Generator. Previously the tracks were only available on Repertoire CD release of their Aerosol Grey Machine as bonus tracks.
But when I start listening to the entire compilation from the beginning I was just totally blown away by the music!!! I've opened many great names not known to me before! Spirit of that time and of course JOY is very much notable!!! Very sad that the time gone, but we have such invaluable document to keep memory alive!
I never heard most of tracks before but I must confess that sound quality is excellent at all! Today not many modern releases can boast such brilliant sound! The sound engineers those days were heroes! As of VdGG tracks.... They were definitely remastered, so that now they sound more comfortable than before.
And at the end - packaging. That's fantastic! Having opened it I recollected old cartoon tape boxes! Very nice and moving!
Thank you guys at Polydor/Universal for this great compilation. These days, when many (hopefully not most) people went lo-fi (damn the bloody mp3), this sort of rare releases can be a ray of hope for those who still know/remember what is real EMOTIONS, real MUSIC and real HI-FI!
God bless the creators.