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Shame at island
on 28 January 2010
I completely agree with the reviewer who had the sense to point out that this is nowhere near the original vinyl version. The original L.P is fresh, exciting and an incredible soundscape of innovative musical style and production that has you on the edge of your seat, whilst Ms Jones screams, laughs, giggles, whispers and belts out variations on the "Slave" theme. It's a rollercoaster and my original vinyl version is practically worn out!
I cannot believe the mess that Island have made of the original on this CD by taking half the thing apart and sticky taping it back together with most of the highlights missing! Do they not understand that the whole point of music and art is presenting a piece of work that is complete and whole in everyway the artist made it to be. It's a bit like looking at the Mona Lisa with a moustache painted on it and a mohican hairstyle and passing it off as an original. I haven't bought another island record since this pile of halfcut rubbish was released. It's a travesty. Do island not realise that people actually LISTEN to music they buy or do they assume the record buying public are just plain stupid.
1. Island - reissue this record in it's original form, sleevenotes and all.
2. Put some extra tracks on from the same era (There must be some out-takes somewhere.)
3. Call it a special edition, or whatever, just get the original master tapes-listen to it and use your imagination!