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This review is from: The Bends [2CD & DVD] (Audio CD)
One of the best albums of the 90's gets the obligitory 'Delux' treatment which smacks of record label cash-in. However this can almost beforgotten when the music is as good as this. For once the original album is left untouched. I am fed up of getting re-released albums with bonus live tracks/remixes/demos chucked on the end. The bends was made as a 12 track album and this is how it should be heard so kudos for keeping Disk 1 exactly as it should be.
The second disc is a mixture of b-sides, live tracks and sessions and although I have all the b sides from the singles already it is to have them compiled to save changing the cd every 15 mins. And it has to be said that a lot of the b sides from this era are up there with Radioheads best work. Talk show host, bishops robes and my personal favourite b-side ever Banana Co are all here, along with versions of the album tracks that I had not previously heard.
Finally the DVD. Promo videos which were released only last year by the label which are quite unneccessary, but also a number of Live tracks from their Live at the Astoria release as well as sessions and TV appearances (The Bends from Jools Holland is particularly strong).
So like I say, it does smell like another blatant cash in by Parlophone, and many fans will have the majority of this stuff already as I do whether ist be taped off the radio, video'd off the TV, as well as the original releases, but to have it in one nice package, and when the music is as good as it is then I would say it is £13 well spent.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2014 10:39:13 GMT
Mr Ian Pritchard says:
No disrespect to the reviewer, it's Amazon's fault but when I'm buying a vinyl record I want a review by someone has purchased the vinyl version of that record a cd review is more or less irrelevant, as Amazon never state what grammage their vinyl is, I want to know from a reviewer ( and I'd imagine most other vinyl purchases do to) whether it is 120gm, 180gm or 200gm? what the sound quality is like, is it a good pressing, is it recorded from original tapes or just a straight copy from the CD. I say again no disrespect to this reviewer but it is very frustrating when buying vinyl on Amazon, maybe a button that says show only vinyl reviews for this record or the option of 'CD' or 'Vinyl' or ''Both' would be good? I tend to buy my vinyl elsewhere these days because they usually have the information I require. Thanks rant over
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