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To Our Children's Children's Children (SACD/Deluxe Edition)
To Our Children's Children's Children (SACD/Deluxe Edition)
Price: £15.98

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & Essential Remasters Done Right!, 20 April 2006
Got all 4 of the new Moody Blues reissues yesterday. I grew up with these lp's when they were released. I was happy with the last remasters, but these are really special. I don't have surround yet, so I am listening to the stereo layer. Other than being mastered loud, like everything these days, I have to say I love them! The packaging is exquisite - you can tell these are UK releases: laminated covers and excellent design, packaging and printing. Lots of very good photos I've never seen in the booklets, and great, informative liner notes. I have an "average" system at best, and have been listening on headphones as I do with 95% of music when at home. These may be the cds that finally get me moving towards upgrading my system to enjoy the surround experience.

My two bits: get them now! Glad I did - heck, I might even get DOFP to complete the set now that I know how nice they are. Excellent additions to my classic rock library.


A Question Of Balance  (SACD)
A Question Of Balance (SACD)

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & Essential Remasters Done Right!, 20 April 2006
Got all 4 of the new Moody Blues reissues yesterday. I grew up with these lp's when they were released. I was happy with the last remasters, but these are really special. I don't have surround yet, so I am listening to the stereo layer. Other than being mastered loud, like everything these days, I have to say I love them! The packaging is exquisite - you can tell these are UK releases: laminated covers and excellent design, packaging and printing. Lots of very good photos I've never seen in the booklets, and great, informative liner notes. I have an "average" system at best, and have been listening on headphones as I do with 95% of music when at home. These may be the cds that finally get me moving towards upgrading my system to enjoy the surround experience.

My two bits: get them now! Glad I did - heck, I might even get DOFP to complete the set now that I know how nice they are. Excellent additions to my classic rock library.


On The Threshold Of A Dream
On The Threshold Of A Dream
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £15.31

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & Essential Remasters Done Right!, 20 April 2006
Got all 4 of the new Moody Blues reissues yesterday. I grew up with these lp's when they were released. I was happy with the last remasters, but these are really special. I don't have surround yet, so I am listening to the stereo layer. Other than being mastered loud, like everything these days, I have to say I love them! The packaging is exquisite - you can tell these are UK releases: laminated covers and excellent design, packaging and printing. Lots of very good photos I've never seen in the booklets, and great, informative liner notes. I have an "average" system at best, and have been listening on headphones as I do with 95% of music when at home. These may be the cds that finally get me moving towards upgrading my system to enjoy the surround experience.

My two bits: get them now! Glad I did - heck, I might even get DOFP to complete the set now that I know how nice they are. Excellent additions to my classic rock library.


In Search of the Lost Chord [Deluxe Edition]
In Search of the Lost Chord [Deluxe Edition]

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & Essential Remasters Done Right!, 20 April 2006
Got all 4 of the new Moody Blues reissues <all but DOFP> yesterday. I grew up with these lp's when they were released. I was happy with the last remasters, but these are really special. I don't have surround yet, so I am listening to the stereo layer. Other than being mastered loud, like everything these days, I have to say I love them! The packaging is exquisite - you can tell these are UK releases: laminated covers and excellent design, packaging and printing. Lots of very good photos I've never seen in the booklets, and great, informative liner notes. I have an "average" system at best, and have been listening on headphones as I do with 95% of music when at home. These may be the cds that finally get me moving towards upgrading my system to enjoy the surround experience.

My two bits: get them now! Glad I did - heck, I might even get DOFP to complete the set now that I know how nice they are. Excellent additions to my classic rock library.


Best of British 1 £ Notes
Best of British 1 £ Notes
Offered by Discover Music
Price: £17.88

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A slight nit-pick w/ previous review, 30 Sept. 2005
I feel I have to correct the previous reviewer about something rather important, at least to lovers, like myself, of the 1st version of PIL: the 12" mix of "Death Disco" WAS issued on cd previously on "Plastic Box", although they had to master it from a 12" vinyl single due to lost master tapes. The real shame here, in my opinion, is that the absolutely best thing PIL Mk1 ever did, the "Memories" 12" version, is still absent.
Why not that one from a clean vinyl copy? Oh well, one of the many reasons I keep my turntable and precious vinyl singles and lps about...
This still appears to be a decent collection for folks who are new to Lydon's work or want a "best of" only. I advise picking up the companion dvd of this release: it's got some GREAT videos on it!


Promise
Promise
Price: £13.58

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reissue of classic 1st album., 13 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Promise (Audio CD)
Unfairly lumped into the Goth craze of the early 80's, this tuneful duo really rocks with this, the first of many great releases. Kind of hard to nail down references, although U2-like guitar is predominant."Aquatic" was a term used to describe this shimmering guitar sound back in the early 80's. The vocals remind me a bit of Gavin Friday of the Virgin Prunes, another band that started out in the early 80's that also has a U-2 reference <U2's Guitarist Edge's brother was in the band>. Strong tunes throughout, a classic of it's time that still sounds great today. What really clinches this deal is the bonus cd, loaded with rare 12" mixes, unreleased cuts, and b-sides to some REALLY rare vinyl singles <this LP came out before cd's>. The "Shaving My Neck" e.p., their extremely rare first single is here, as is,IMHO, their best ever song, the b-side to the "Bruises" single, "Punch Drunk". This song just flat out rocks, and I'm glad to finally have it, along with this entire collection, on cd at last. Eighties rock fans and, well, yes, Goth fans alike should seek this cd out before it slips away. I've found that re-releases like this are labors of love influenced by dedicated fans that surely won't make anyone rich, they are put out because they are too important to be forgotten, and they are good! I'm sure that not a lot of copies are pressed, hence my statement about picking it up quick. Plus, check out the low price - it's a great deal compared to the sludge that's getting cranked out now.


Laughter Tears and Rage: The Anthology
Laughter Tears and Rage: The Anthology
Offered by xyxxxx
Price: £250.00

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything <almost> You Could Want By ACT!, 15 Dec. 2003
I'm a lucky yank who got this 3 cd set early, and am listening to it as I type. I've always been a big fan of Claudia Brucken in Propaganda and the next project for her, Act. This cd has been out of print for over a decade and has commanded princely sums on Ebay, etc. It's a great synth-pop dance cd with lots of samples and never quite clicked with the buying public, but ZTT has finally re-released the original cd augmented with b-sides and short interludes on the original cd, and as if that wasn't enough, compiled a limited 3 cd box that, along with the original cd, gathers all the 7" & 12" mixes they could find, out-takes, instrumental mixes, etc plus one "new" song <Body Electric> that renders all those rare cd & vinyl singles obsolete. Even the withdrawn "Chance" 12" remixes are here, except for the one with the Abba sample that caused the non-release. It is replaced with a different, albeit inferior remix. Still, this a cause for celebration for fans - the sound quality is superb and is obviously a labor of love from ZTT.
Quite the bargain for the 3cd box, and since it's limited to 5000 copies and has all the superior 12" mixes of songs like "Snobbery & Decay" < their finest track IMHO - 3 excellent re-mixes of it as well> plus ALL of the rare b-sides, this is a must have for fans of Claudia Brucken and intelligent British pop music. Way to go ZTT!


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