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5.0 out of 5 stars Unanswerable Beast of a Box, 11 Oct. 2011
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Actually Amazon's description pretty much sums it all up (although sometimes it would be good to comment on some of those reviews, particular when they contain inaccuracies eh Mr Amazon?).

Luxuria were Magazine legend Howard Devoto and multi-instrumentalist Noko. This is a collection of Luxuria's two albums (Unanswerable Lust & Beast Box) with added b-sides and a third disk containing a live recording of the 1988 Leicester Polytechnic concert.

It took me ages to get another copy of each of these on CD after losing them in the 90s (definately a bit careless) and I paid over the odds to get them back. Even so, this is still an essential purchase as the extras make it worth the very reasonable price.

Musically, it's not the same as Magazine - and nor should we expect it to be as I'm sure they wanted something different - but the voice of Howard still rides high above some great musical work from Noko. Unfortunately nobody really noticed and Howard disappeared for quite some time (loved the work with Mansun - but then only Buzzkunst to fill the gap).

When Magazine reformed in 2009, it was Noko who took on the guitar part very commendably. Hopefully Magazine fans who didn't buy the Luxuria albums at the time will now indulge in this great package.
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Initial post: 17 Nov 2011 18:52:11 GMT
M. F. Laake says:
I agree wholeheartedly with this reviewer. If you appreciate Magazine at all and their recent sterling return then your collection and your musical/lyrical map will be incomplete without this Luxuria collection.
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