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5.0 out of 5 stars Performance and Cocktails
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another very nice edition of a classic album - Not Complete though!!
I'll keep this review to the actual boxset and not discuss its musical merrits - you can find professional reviews on any music website these days, plus as a fan I'm slightly biased!

As with the "word gets around" boxset found this particular edition of the album to be great. I already own the original version from 1999, along with all the singles. However I...
Published on 26 Oct 2010 by D. Richards


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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another very nice edition of a classic album - Not Complete though!!, 26 Oct 2010
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I'll keep this review to the actual boxset and not discuss its musical merrits - you can find professional reviews on any music website these days, plus as a fan I'm slightly biased!

As with the "word gets around" boxset found this particular edition of the album to be great. I already own the original version from 1999, along with all the singles. However I bought this along with the Deluxe edition of "word gets around" as I liked the prospect of having the b-sides and rarities together in one nice boxset, rather than digging around my cd collection.

Firstly the packaging of the box itself is very nice, and is identical in shape, depth and height to the recent U2 deluxe versions of "joshua tree" and "unforgettable fire" and the "word gets around" Deluxe boxset. The content of the box set and the way its presented is also identical, open the box to find: a hardback book, a four Art card print photos of the band, and then under them 3 cds in individual cardboard slipcases held in a plastic mould. However the introduction in the book for this set is the same as the one given in "word"....it would have been nice if the time had been taken to write something unique to this set!

The presentation of the set is nice, and the content of the book is good too. As with the "word" boxset, It contains the original handwritten lyrics, the original running order of the album, along with some pretty good "rare" photos uncovered while they put this set together.

However, unlike the "word" boxset NOT all of the b-sides from the era are accounted for on disc 2 (Traffic live from Cardiff castle, The "bar" version of Bartender & Thief, the live morfa versions of "radio", "pick a part", "Suntan", "hurry up", "I stopped" and "Billy Davey" are all missing). I can understand that this may have been done to stop repeating some songs over and over, but by doing this they have left out 2cds worth of b sides from this set, (for the hardcore fans they are all the tracks from cd2 of both "i wouldn't believe" and "hurry up and wait") making this collection incomplete. As a result it loses a star.

I personally would have liked to have seen a 4th disc with the morfa concert in full, or for them to have dropped the other "live" tracks on disc 3 for these versions instead, as the live tracks that are on the disc are again good, if not outstanding. The omission of the acoustic "bar" version of Bartender & Thief from disc 2 is very odd too.

Also, and this is a big negative - Tracks 9 and 10 on disc 3 are the wrong way round on the actual disc when you play it, despite the tracklisting on the the box, and the info about the album from windows media player. A pretty big mistake at this cost, the this set loses another star!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Performance and Cocktails, 3 April 2014
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I have all these on cd but wanted to download to play anywhere on my kindle / pc etc .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It !, 13 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Performance And Cocktails (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)
Great Album especially de-luxe version ! Almost a greatest hits cd.. Can't wait to see them 'live' again in November.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 22 July 2013
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Great packaging. Fast delivery. The discs are brilliant especially the rarities. i would definitely recommend this set to any Stereophonics fan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stereophonics performance and cocktails, 27 April 2013
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It arrived on great condition it is one of the best
Albums in my mind from 1999 it so amazing
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