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This review is from: Sex Mix (Audio CD)
Initial pressings of this title had a mastering error on the first five tracks of cd one.In an effort to promote the release and not lose any sales until the error could be rectified ZTT and Salvo music tried to hype the mistake as being something of a marketing treasure.Here's the spin the label tried to put on what was very obviously a big mistake..."mono masters were sent to press for CD1 tracks 01-05...We wanted to point this out, even if you may not have noticed, even if - like Phil Spector - you would have been delighted.."
Phil may have been delighted from his jail cell but this listener wasn't.Mono tracks I can deal with,but there's nothing delightful about the mono tracks presented here.It's a single channel of the stereo signal in mirrored mono(which means it's like moving the balance control all the way to the left and having only that side coming out of both speakers),forget it.You might as well only hook up one speaker.Personal involvement of former members of Frankie and people power eventually won out and the technical "insert expletive here" was rectified.On 21st of November 2012 ZTT/Salvo Music released a media statement writing that "stereo masters have been located" and that new copies of cd 1 have been pressed. It gives instructions on how to go about obtaining a replacement disc.You will have to examine the matrix code imprinted on to the inner ring of the non-label side to determine if you have a faulty cd.Full details are at ztt.com with the relevant codes and how to get a replacement disc.
With that technical mix up rectified,an originally critical review becomes one of praise for there is much here to be enjoyed on Sex Mix.Any serious Frankie fan chasing down that rare vinyl or cassette only mix will find a few of them here released in digital format for the first time.My personal favourite is track 12 on cd 2 "Warriors of the Wastelend(compacted)",the first Frankie cd single.It's basically a mash up of all the variants of this underrated track from their second album "Liverpool".I've been trying to find a copy of this very rare mix for a long time and the asking price for this two cd set is worth it for this track alone.There's also a number of the interview b-sides and seasonal greetings that adorned many of the alternate formats for Frankie singles,singlettes or twelve inches making their digital debut.Most wanted are "Relax(International)" and the full length 4:11 mix of "Get It On".Just make sure you get the correct pressing/master for cd one.Bring on Volume two!
"All Frankie,all sex,all mixed...There is no cause for concern."
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Initial post: 9 Aug 2012 01:16:10 BDT
Say it loud. This product should be taken down immediately and permanently, and those who have bought it should be given full refunds.
Ian Peel and Salvo have behaved in a grossly unprofessional, dismissive manner and have treated buyers with utter contempt.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Aug 2012 01:40:57 BDT
Eric Generic says:
Looks like amazon are listening; it's been withdrawn from sale, and is "under review".
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