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The Emperor's New Clothes,
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Let's all forget the long standing nature of our collective "devotion" to Hammill / VDG(G). References to previous recordings are not relevant. This man and this band have made some of the most important music in my life. Let's base the review on what is on the album. The only sound I hear is the noise of the bottom of the barrel being scraped. What's next? An album of collective band flatulence? To give these tunes / noises / meanderings / utterances titles is a joke - as are the titles. "D'accord", anyone? A previous reviewer mentioned the PNO GTR VOX recordings. As a fan, I bought the initial double disc recording, only to find out later about the limited edition, which included the initial recording. Why were both not issued simultaneously, giving those of us a tad short of cash, in the current financial climate, a choice of what to buy? Why is this recording being issued at all? To return to the " music", I remember reading a comment by someone referring to the so called deep and meaningful debate on football as, " an attempt to intellectualise the unintelligent". I wonder why that comes to mind in this instance? There is so much good music out there. This is an expensive joke, lacking humour.