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5.0 out of 5 stars So good I bought it twice (for a reason), 26 Aug 2011
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This review is from: It's a Man's World (Audio CD)
There are many reasons to buy this album. I won't echo the other reviews here, instead I'd advise you to check whether you're purchasing the UK version of the CD or the import. Because depending on the version you're in for quite different albums.

The UK version clocks in at 14 tracks with the import running shorter at 11 - and the track sequencing is radically different between the two. The three tracks that are removed from the import are `I wouldn't treat a dog', `The shape of things to come' and `Don't come around tonite'; and if you like any of the three tracks then Cher's interpretation will probably swing it in favour of the UK edition.

But it isn't just the number of tracks that is the difference, the import opens with five tracks that were totally remixed for the US market and `The gunman' is re-edited for the import too. The five remixes are aimed at a more urban/soul market and, for the most part, work. However, the `One by One' remix totally removes the guitars and rock-anthem feel from the original Stephen Lipson production, but doesn't feature Melle Mel - a collaborator introduced for the single release in America. The remaining remixes - `Not Enough Love in the World', `Angels Running', `What about the moonlight', `Paradise is Here'- are equally laid-back which may not suit all British fans' tastes.

The re-edit of `The Gunman' is a treat. The production is the same as the UK version, but Cher's talking is missing. As a track I prefer it to the UK edition version.

While both versions have the same sleeve on the front, the inner artwork uses different pictures. With the shorter track list the import looks less cluttered. And, if you're lucky, you may get the limited edition hologram version of the import CD - I did!
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