on 3 June 2012
As a longtime EBTG fan , i have collected everything they 've done so far ( and Tracey solo jobs too ) . So i find it pretty much like a rob getting this old new material packed in another format with some excuse bonus tracks and home demos . We bought the cassettes and vinyls in the eighties , the CDs of same in the 90s and we certainly don't need this ! EBTG have given so many concerts in their carrer and i only attended one of them ( Cologne 1996 , the live version of " Better Things " was brilliant ! ) because i was living until then in Algeria . I wish they would release some live concert like the one of the acoustic tour ( extra tracks on Missing : The Live EP ) . This was EBTG at it 's best . The " language of Life " tour has also brought great performances too. And this is really what the fans want and waited for at least 20 years. We're not gonna be fooled by WEA for this old stuff , that only brings sells of back catalogue . Also HD downloads would be fab . Tracey and Ben know how to do it from their independent recording experience .
So come on Ben and Tracey ! Do us this favour to your 50th Birthday this year . Or give a concert in London or better in Berlin , as we'd love it so much to see you live !