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2.0 out of 5 stars Ear bleeding sound on a pointless compilation, 3 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Singles (Audio CD)
I question the point of this release as apart from the re-recorded version of Name and one new track all the songs are from the previous three studio albums. Why they chose to re-record Name is beyond me as the original is far superior. Also, why no tracks from A Boy Named Goo and Superstar Carwash? This is just a cheap, badly put together compilation of their most recent and commercial songs. Nothing wrong with the tracks that are on here but ignoring half of your catalogue does not make a great overview of your career so far.
The other negative is the sound quality. Appalling. The 'Let Love In' album is one of the most compressed CDs on the market with digital clipping so harsh that it renders the sound almost unlistenable. This new compilation just continues this trend by making the sound harsh, painful and devoid of any musicality. One of the worst discs I have ever heard. If this is how an artist feels their art should be portrayed then they really should question their faith in their abilities. A real shame because the music itself is great.
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2008 08:55:59 GMT
obviously this cd wasn't made for people like you. i see this cd as a great compilation for newcomers to the Goo's and for diehard fans, who will own the early stuff already. Finally most of my favourite songs are together on one cd. 5 stars i say.
pete from poynton

Posted on 25 Mar 2008 16:18:43 GMT
Obviously you are not aware of their 2001 compilation 'What I learned about ego, opinion, art and commerce' which contains stuff dating back to their first album. Also if you hadn't noticed this is actually part 1, part 2 will contain b sides and rarities which should be interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2008 16:12:50 BDT
J. Milner says:
Yes I am aware of this compilation as I have it. It sounds far superior and it's choice of tracks much more interesting. Perhaps Part 2 will have a better sound than Part 1. But I doubt it.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2008 16:15:21 BDT
J. Milner says:
As you may have noticed my review said "Nothing wrong with the tracks that are on here". But you're right, this isn't made for people like me. It's made for people who like their music to sound like it was recorded in a dustbin. Personally I like a bit of clarity in my music.
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