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Here you will find those hidden masterpieces!!
on 24 March 2004
I am not a great fan of collection albums, but this really is the exception to the Rule.
For someone whom had all the singles and albums available as a kid, this is a must for any collection of your favourite artist.
This is the only single album that contains the simply brilliant
'Tales from the Riverbank' which was orginally tucked away as the B side to 'Absolute Beginners', its the Jam at their very best, excellent bass, understated drums and superb guitar.
'The Butterfly Collector' is another masterpiece, tucked away as the B side on 'Strange Town', dark melodic overtones, like 'Riverbank'.
The Jam never ripped off their fans with dud B sides, even if some were 'cover's they were great cover's , like 'Stoned out of my Mind' but some of the gems on this CD are the demo's, though these demo's are strictly Paul Weller plus his Rickenbacker, listen to 'Thick as thieves' and you will hear a raw and superb artist excelling at his craft.