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4.0 out of 5 stars Controversial CD or what??, 16 Aug. 2012
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I have this CD and was a huge fan of FGTH back in the 1980,s. I remember trying to get hold of the cassette singles, which was quite hard back then. Later I remember managing to get hold of Rage Hard and Warriors of the Wasteland on CD single whilst on a shopping trip to Londons Oxford Street HMV. So I consider myself relatively well informed of their output and the myriad of different mixes of all their single releases. This new double CD has caused quite a stir amongst fans and rightly so. The reasons why have been discussed in great detail by other reviewers. I think a balanced view on this release is that its not the total disaster many are making out. Its a double CD for starters and is crammed with classic remixes that have been pretty much impossible to get hold of for years. If you consider the cost of this CD set it is without doubt a bargain price. Also for what its worth the packaging of the set is superb. As for the sound issues on the first five tracks, well on three of these it really doesnt make a lot of difference as they are short spoken interludes. Yes you can tell there is something amiss with the main two mixes but surprisingly they are not totally worthless. They are still listenable and I would rather have them on the CD than not. It is odd how these tracks came to be allowed on to the CD as they are I will admit. Obviously a mistake has been made somewhere along the line and yes maybe the CD should have been withdrawn or delayed. However, this is the CD we have for now. Buy it for all the other great tracks, they sound terrific, and the 'versions' of WTTPD are listenable as they are. I imagine to those not aware of the mono issues they may not even notice there is a problem with them. So to conclude, in my opinion not the complete disaster many are making out but an oddity none the less. Worth having in your FGTH collection.
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2012 01:15:14 BDT
I am very glad that you've pointed out the positives here, thanks.

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 11:16:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Aug 2012 10:03:40 BDT
I agree,the positives balance out the negatives on this cd,as I also pointed out.glad to have wttpd mixes, even if they are imperfect.

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 16:53:45 BDT
I agree. The packaging is amazing. Even if it is withdrawn or deleted, I'm glad I have a copy. The other songs do sound great, and the first five songs don't sound that bad.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 11:48:15 BDT
King Julian says:
I did make one mistake in my review in as much as two out of the first five tracks are spoken interludes. The third track is a cover of 'Get It On' and again is very listenable as it is. If anyone is desperate enough to get hold of this particular track in 'perfect stereo' it is on the double CD set 'Frankie says Greatest' that was released a year or so back. That set also has some mixes that are worth having in your collection as well, and is not that expensive now.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012 13:56:29 BDT
Hi Julian,many thanks for your reply to my review, Ignore the doubters.
Thanks again
FINBAR

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 17:50:11 BDT
ZSL says:
"the positives out way the negatives"
Delightful spelling.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 23:52:44 BDT
I suppose some went the "out way" sometime in the '80s?
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