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This review is from: Back On The Streets (Audio CD)
The sleeve notes from 2011 and the remaster of the first 8 tracks are as good as it gets,good job. However there isnt so much deluxe about the rest of this release.
The sound quality on the bonus tracks is not good at all. The audio is compressed and at least Track Nine sounds like its sourced from an Acetate or a 7" and not from the masters. There are better sounding version of all the bonus tracks already available on various Japanese CD compilations like Spanish Guitar and Memorial Collection. Why Universal have used the better sounding version of the 4 bonus tracks remains a mystery.
This could have been a top notch release with the bonus tracks replaced and if Universal had included more material. For instance the US LP versions of several of the tracks and the tracks from the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1979 should have been included on this release for starters. In addition there a number of studio outtakes from these sessions in Morgan Studios which remains in the vault.
Hopefully Universal gets this release right the second time around.