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Third time lucky for 5.1 release for the Lips?,
This review is from: At War With The Mystics (Audio CD)
Well, probably not. It's still amazing but after buying all 3 5.1 LP's at the same time this was the last to be put on and something of a dissappointment after the other 2. The sounds don't whirl around in quite the same way, they're more static although still wonderful. Also the visualiser is a psychedelic naked dancing woman which is not only substandard compared to the coloured blobs of the other 2 lp's, it also got on the Mrs nerves which doesn't help. Lets face it, if I had to watch a dancing naked man, I'd be less enthused.
The extras are good and their version of Bohemian Rhapsody has to be heard to be believed. How can a band cover something so faithfully yet make it so much more bonkers? I saw them recently and expecting War Pigs to be covered was treated with this song. Never have I been more happier.
Anyway, its still essential but if i had to put them in order of preference (without referring to how much I like the LPs, more based on the experience) it would be Yoshimi first, then soft bulletin, then this.
I've never been able to pick my favourite stereo LP though so perhaps fans should go for the one they like best.