on 25 October 2013
Not sure what the previous reviewer is on about slating this wonderful collection on spurios audiophile grounds! Let's say I'm no stranger to hi-fi having everything from electrostatics, ls3/as, valves, you name it. BJT make grooving hypnotic rock tinged sounds we love and this is an essential collection of their singles. Stuck it on and enjoy the sounds from Anton and the boys. I saw them live a good few years ago and they were excellent; - if you get the chance do go and see them. Get this for your collection and listen to the music.
on 12 November 2011
A handy all-on-one-place collection of amazing songs by one of the most underrated performers of the last twenty years.
Quite a few 'first time on CD' tracks.
An interesting overview of TBJM's influences.
Needless to say a significant proportion of the original source material is long gone.
The first disc sounds pretty rough in places, and definitely suffers more when played through anything remotely resembling audiophile kit. Unfortunately these days that's pretty much all hifi gear.
Where original source material has been used the remastering isn't great. The seperation is poor, the soundstage is too thick, yet there are some nasty overbright moments.
Both discs offer very low volume wav files. You'll have to crank up your system much more than usual if you want to play them at a decent volume.
A shame. This material definitely deserves respect. It deserves to be given the best possible opportunity to shine, cos shine it does - at least the songs do.
A wasted opportunity. This compilation could have functioned as an excellent 'introduction to' collection.
Instead it isn't worth the asking price.