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Not So Deluxe.....,
This review is from: Peter Gabriel New Blood Live In London Deluxe Edition [DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD]  (DVD)
Firstly here's the positives, The presentation is very well done, great quality of the book & photos. More importantly the music is fantastic, so much better than the offering of Scratch My Back. When I saw PG with the New Blood Orchestra on the Later...with Jools Holland show, I knew I had to get the New Blood album & DVD of the live show, I thought it made sense to get this box set which includes the live audio too.
So you get 4 discs - 1 Dvd disc & 1 Blu-Ray disc of the Live in London. 1 New Blood Cd Studio Alum & 1 Live in London Cd. But I can't help but feel that it should have been a 5 disc set!
Here's the negatives, Why Dvd & Blu-Ray together? One or the other, otherwise where's the 3D disc also? So there's 1 disc space wasted. I think that the double disc edition of New Blood should be part of this set. Then there's the live Cd, why only 1 disc? on 23 or 24/04/12 the double live Cd - New Blood Live will be released. This is hardly fair to those of us who have already purchased this set, believing it to be Deluxe & the complete edition of New Blood!
Even if you're a PG completionist, you will probably buy The New Blood 2 disc edition & the New Blood Live 2cd, so really you could be buying this release, just for the book! A great opportunity missed, this could have been the all in one, definitive collection of everything New Blood & New Blood Live. What a real pity!
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Initial post: 29 Apr 2012 14:07:01 BDT
I completely agree. The "Deluxe" edition of a CD should NEVER contain LESS material than the standard edition. It's a complete rip-off expecting fans to pay for 2 separate albums (one a 2 disc set and the other a 4 disc set) just so they can have all the material. The instrumental versions that appear on disc 2 of the standard set should DEFINITELY be available in the deluxe edition too. I'm a big Gabriel fan so I've bought this already, but I sure as hell won't be buying the 2 disc version; paying again for the first disc just so I've got the 2nd disc! And record companies seriously wonder why people are happier just downloading stuff??!!
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