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Money Money Money,
This review is from: A Walk Across The Rooftops (Audio CD)
The beauty and timelessness of Hats and Rooftops is undeniable, however it is incredibly frustrating and disappointing to buy a Collectors Edition with additional music packaged in bland artwork that consists of blank, yes blank pages and a booklet with a handful of photos in it. No information, no history, no liner notes, no lyrics, no obvious input from the band (other than in the mastering process apparently)and not even information on the additional CD of bonus material. One can only assume that money was the driving force behind this release rather than a genuine wish to acknowledge the original superb album and add to it making it something extra special for the legion of Blue Nile fans. Money first and foremost and music and fans second and third - no surprise there in these modern times. The band should be ashamed that they let this happen.... What a rip off.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2013 15:40:10 GMT
M. Novak says:
Next time, please don't be concerned about information, but close your eyes and let the music inform you. It might make you feel less grumpy.
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 11:00:00 GMT
Mike Stokes says:
How can extra songs of such quality be a rip off? The packaging is not as important as the music.
Posted on 20 Apr 2015 17:23:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Apr 2015 17:24:32 BDT
I agree with the reviewer, though I'd be far less miserly with my star rating. Nowhere on discs or packaging does it tell you when it was originally released, either.
Remastering & extra tracks no rip-off, but the rest certainly is.
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