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This one's a no-brainer...,
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This review is from: The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (Audio CD)
Like another reviewer I gave up at Power Windows but came back to the fold with Snakes and Arrows. I retraced to Vapor Trails, which I really liked except it gave me a headache. The remix is wonderful, although I'm not convinced One Little Victory is improved by the cleanup, losing a lot of the original's lo-fi, surf rock grit. All the other tracks are revelatory. As for the bonus albums, most of them have two or three tracks that old school fans will enjoy, while Counterparts is consistently excellent. Feedback too is a hoot - The Seeker has me bouncing off the walls! Really you can't go wrong, despite the somewhat underproduced booklet also noted elsewhere. I would add that catcher-uppers should also invest in Different Stages - the Test for Echo tracks there are much better than the album versions, plus you get Farewell to Kings live!