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Great audio for a timeless album! 3 star rating due to Bad design for the booklet that houses the cds!
on 3 August 2014
Bought the 30th Anniversary Remaster.
The 5.1 audio puts it a notch up. Not to mention the alternative versions being a bonus.
What pisses me off is whoever the designer for the hardcover book was should be shot.
Although the booklet does not have too many pages, the paper stock, which I assume to be at least 110 to 130 gm adds up to a substantial thickness when the pages are closed (app 3 to 4 mm) inclusive of the 2 sections for the audio cds (these are slightly thicker to house the cds).
When the cover is not paperback but hardcover, you do not staple bind (saddlestich) the pages and then glue it to the hardcover!
Hardly had I opened the book to view it more than 3 or 4 times within the 1st 2 days, and the weight of the booklet had pulled it clean off the page that was glued to the hardcover.
They should have stitch bound the pages, and used a similiar thicker paper stock for the outer page (say 180 to 210 gm) that is to be glued to the hardcover, thus ensuring the weight of the booklet would not separate from the hardcover once glued to it.
Just be warned, no matter how careful you are, the booklet will come off the hardcover with repeated use as you DO NOT staple bind pages that are to be used with a hardcover. It is just not done that way.
Unless you use alternative means to adhere the booklet stays with the hardcover.
Though not very well versed with technical aspects for bookbinding, I know well enough that you do not use staple bind to adhere pages to a hardcover front!