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What a wasted opportunity!,
This review is from: Princess (Audio CD)In a way it feels churlish to carp about this release, since it IS great to see it available again after so many years out of print, but it really is one of the most poorly thought-out reissues I've ever come across. Is it really so difficult for Cherry Pop to understand that people upgrading from vinyl/cassette (surely the target market here) do so because THEY WANT THE ORIGINAL ALBUM, AS ORIGINALLY RELEASED??
I personally couldn't really give a rat's about remixes and demos. Fine if there's space on the end of the CD to add one or two. But to cram on so many that you have to cut the original tracks to ribbons to accommodate them (as other reviewers have detailed) just defies all logic. If there really was such demand for all these remixes, promos etc. (which I doubt), then surely they could have done a double CD issue with CD1 the original album and CD2 the sundry extras? And sure, charge a couple more quid for it, and I'd wager sales figures would have been exactly the same.
So this is obviously as good as we're going to get, but really it has to be filed as a huge disappointment.