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2.0 out of 5 stars Real shame: what a missed opportunity!, 2 Nov. 2010
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Like the reviewer before me, I am severely underwhelmed by the cursory nature of this collection. I wouldn't class myself as an obsessive Elliott Smith fan, so hopefully a little more objective than those who would want the full box set with unreleased tracks package, etc, but I really do think an opportunity has been missed here.

To have only one track from Figure 8 is crushing. It's one of his more uplifting albums (the usual themes but the arrangements are more striking and vivid) and has tracks that I listen to regularly now - and several of them. Choosing one is an impossible task and while they've not gone far off the mark with this particular one - I was so hoping to find that this release would contain a least a pair of CDs and some 50-60 tracks.

Rock and roll has many casualties - and the record companies always seem to enjoy creating a posthumous frenzy for artists who were neglected in their life time (often understandably so!) - so it's particularly heartbreaking to see one of the greatest talents of music history afforded such a shoddy tribute.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2010 22:25:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Nov 2010 22:32:08 GMT
Red on Black says:
Mark - fully agree. no care or attention has gone into this and the result is a glorified EP. The nature of modern CDs allows for at least 75 minutes of music this is alternatively is a 50% effort out of 100

Posted on 5 Feb 2011 19:10:19 GMT
I was so hoping to find that this release would contain a least a pair of CDs and some 50-60 tracks.

50 or 60 tracks? What? This is a one CD introduction, yes, we can quibble with the track listing, yes, I would have had 2 or 3 tracks form Figure 8 as well. But if I had never listened to Elliott Smith before would I investigate more. Yes, I think I would.

50 or 60 tracks! A Dylan or Springsteen 2 CD collection wouldn't have anywhere near that. And those guys have at least 3 times the number of songs to pick from.

And again, don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with your sentiments about record companies.
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