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This review is from: Collected Works 1983-1985 (Audio CD)
Firstly I have the original vinyl of The Crackdown, Micro Phonies, Drinking Gasoline & Covenant the Sword and the Arm of The Lord. All fantastic...and all played to death. So brought C.D. versions & oh! dear they simply didn'tsound right, thin, empty & gutless. So when I first heard about these re-issues / remastering I was both looking forward to them & a bit concerned. So pleased my concerns were unfounded, this set is simply fantastic! The music has been given the respect it deserves. The sound has depth, warmth & plenty of punch. Then the other C.D.'s, the 12" mixes here sound better than ever & the "Earthshaker" C.D. I found really fascinating hearing early versions or a different take on familiar tunes. Then if that's not enough there's the "completisum" card to download four tracks, nice touch. Then the DVD's Gasoline in your Eye was great to watch again.I havan't had time to watch the other one with two live shows so can't comment on that yet. The book that comes with it was a nice read with great photos & original album artwork in 12" size. Again a nice touch. All in all a very well put together set. I wait in anticipation for the next Cabs box set in 2014... I WANT YOU!