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NOT a deluxe 'box set'!!! Cheap imitation to original artwork of this classic album - NOT the Expanded package it deserves!
on 14 March 2009
Firstly, as the title notes, this new 'Expanded' edition of the bluetones' classic 1996 debut is NOT a box set as amazon misleads. The set is, sadly, presented cheaply in plastic jewel case. Yes, the bonus CD is great, and so, along with the original album, is nothing short of 5-stars, but whoever created this so-called deluxe set is short-changing the band, and its fans with the cheap packaging and also, the cheap imitation of the original album artwork! The original CD had the proper bluetones logo visible throughout, and on a clear sticker. This set, has the logo in a different text style, which was first seen on their 3rd album, so is not of the era! The text style used throught the artwork has been changed also, and along with the cover, and inner photos looking like poor quality copies of the original, leaves one feeling this album has not been given the deluxe treatment it deserves! look at The Who's 'deluxe' albums for example - they are very well presented, with ORIGINAL artwork and in deluxe card digipaks! This set is simply a cheap way to re-release the album, and so is a BIG let down. That said, the music is great, so being picky about how the record company has lamely put this together is bit pointless, when most so-called music fans now simply download tracks. These are not music fans, and so are evil, as they are the reason music and record chains - independent and big - are disappearing from high streets! Viva la vinyl - keep music physical - not digital!!!!!