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Flawed, yes! (But now corrected!!)
on 8 December 2011
I too knew about the glitches in the Fly By Night CD, but given that the record company has known about the problem for some time now (the US release was a couple of weeks ago), I wrongly surmised that the UK release had been put back in order to correct it.
Unlike the previous reviewer I find the glitches VERY irritating, to the point that the CD is unlistenable for me.
Music-wise the remasters are a slight improvement on the last lot, but no great revelations. Packaging is a bit disappointing: the box is quite nice, but the 'mini-LP' sleeves are not a patch on Japanese issues. I also noticed that the discs are quite scuffed with lots of fingerprints on them - not what I want to see on brand new CDs - as the polythene sleeves are a bit 'snug'.
All in all, this was a great opportunity to do something akin to the Genesis box sets: hi-res stereo and 5.1 for all the albums, archive material, video etc. Unfortunately it falls a long way short of that...
February 2012 addendum:
The faulty discs have now been corrected, thanks to Amazon and Rush for sorting out replacements. I've upped the rating to 4 stars... I would still rather have paid more and got 5.1/hi-res stereo DVDs of ALL the albums, but given the price and what you get it's not too bad. I'm just wondering if somewhere down the line I'll be forking out again for these albums...
(Incidentally, and rather ironically, the replacement discs came packaged in separate plastic jewel cases, so not a mark on them!)