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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea...shame about the sound quality, 29 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Hit Parade Box Set (Audio CD)
It's great to have a collection of Paul Weller's hits from the various stages of his career. However, with regard to the early stuff with The Jam, this DVD collection hardly does the great man justice. The sound quality on all but a few of the Jam tracks is simply awful. 5.1 surround sound boasts the packaging, but some of these tracks are not even in stereo! The worst offender is 'News Of The World' - the band are clearly miming to the recorded version so why does this sound like a tenth generation cassette copy?!! I can cope with slightly less than 100% sound quality on the rare TV appearances included where the band are either playing live or miming to a pre-recorded special version (as in a lot of Top Of The Pops appearances) but there is simply no excuse for the pitiful quality for most of these Jam tracks.

Things improve for the Style Council tracks, although some of these are hardly genuine 5.1 mixes as advertised.

On a happier note, the solo tracks are well presented.

Buyers beware....this is not the definitive tribute to one of our greatest ever songwriters.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2009 21:45:24 BDT
This is a review of the DVD not the box-set.
I don't know if the reviewer put it in the wrong place, or Amazon have linked it inappropriately, but either way it is irrelevant to the CD box.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2010 18:24:09 BDT
ToyotaCrown says:
thanks for confirming this John 8)
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