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Waste of space
on 20 February 2006
Ok, firstly, every one of these 29 songs is a classic. The music itself cannot be faulted.
My problem with this compilation lies in its length. Of course, this double cd is a translation from vinyl of the original Jam 'Greatest Hits' collection. And for the nostalgic, who grew up with this collection, its nice to see it on cd for the first time.
But we already have several Jam single cd Greatest Hits collections available. One of them, 'The Sound of the Jam', is 24 tracks long, using the full capacity of the single disc. SNAP only comes in at 90 minutes, just 10 minutes longer, and has only a few more tracks. There's another spare 70 minutes on the two cds combined, which could have been filled with other classic Jam tracks - there's enough of them to easily fill the two discs. We could have had lots more album tracks on here, as well as the strangely ommited '5 o clock hero' single.
We already have several single cd collections.
Now we have a 'one and a half cds' collection.