18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great Album, Bad Marketing,
This review is from: Live at the O2 Arena (Audio CD)
I always expect top quality from Kate Mellua and 'The Womble' and they always deliver.
Really good live recording, full sound and note perfect. Well behaved audience too.
Some live albums are a cash in, others offer a different view of the artist than the studio recordings offer. This falls into the latter category. Katie sounds relaxed and confident even a bit of talking between tracks (something you don't hear very often on live albums these days).
I've given 5 stars for the quality of the music but very nearly deducted 2 stars for the note on the inside sleeve of a sealed CD cover: -
"Due to restricted running time of CD's 3 songs: Thank You Stars, Two Bare Feet, and Spellbound were left off this album. These songs are available on the download and vinyl versions of the album."
Marketing speak for 'we want to sell twice as many units to fans who want the complete version.' Never heard of Double CD's? (the vinyl version is bound to be a double LP). How about free downloads of the missing tracks? 10 out of 10 for Katie, 100 lines: - 'I must not rip off fans' to the Marketing department.
On a different note; Why do HMV insist on putting Katie's CD's in the Easy Listening section. It can't be due to the Mike Batt connection because even The Wombles made it into the Rock & Pop section.