Ten Good Reasons (Deluxe 2CD Edition) Double CD
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* Described by the Guinness Book Of Hit Singles as "the top teen idol of the late 1980s", Jason Donovan was signed to the Stock Aitken Waterman production team and Pete Waterman's label PWL in the wake of the huge succes of fellow "Neighbours" star Kylie Minogue.
* First single "Nothing Can Divide Us" reached # 5, but the next single was Kylie and Jason's duet "Especially For You" which hit #1 in January 1989, as did Jason's next singles "Too Many Broken Hearts" and "Sealed With A Kiss". Released in May, debut album "Ten Good Reasons" stormed to the number 1 spot, and was the UK's best-selling album of 1989.
* This Deluxe 2 CD Edition contains the original eleven-track album, as well as an amazing 26 bonus tracks! Gathered together for the first time ever by PWL consultant Tom Parker, there are non-album b-sides, extended 12" versions, techno mixes, dub mixes, and
instrumentals, several of which have only ever been available as downloads. All this adds up to over 155 minutes of Jason Donovan!
* The booklet features full annotation by Tom Parker as well as the lyrics and the singles sleeves.
Top Customer Reviews
Have to admit, though, as I was coming to the end of Disc 2, I became a little Jasoned out! How many of these remixes I'll play again is open to debate, but they are there, that's the thing.
Congratulations to Edsel, who did such a good job on the recent Rick Astley albums, for this great product at such a decent price.
a must have for all the PWL sound fans.
Nothing more can be said about the quality of the songs here. It was a # 1 album after all. Even the non-single tracks are good, i.e. You Can Depend on Me, Question of Pride, etc.
If you are a SAW fan, you'll love this. All the remixes, extended version, instrumentals are here. This is how a re-issue should be done - other record companies should take note.
I know he has the "Ten Good Reasons" show coming up, so this is a cheap and crappy cash in. People, if you want this brilliant album buy the 2010 re-issue.
The limited dynamic range is also evident in the other Tom Parker mastered PWL reissues, including the Japan-market Kylie Minogue's debut CD, and also Enjoy Yourself, released in 2012.
The original 1980s Enjoy Yourself CD may sound softer when played at the same volume, but when listened at a higher volume, the wider & more natural dynamic range makes listening more enjoyable. Bass sounds punchier, deeper & more natural, despite the overall audio quality lacks the crispness & clarity of modern remasters.
I hope that Tom Parker & other current mastering engineers would consider remastering future titles while retaining the dynamic range of the original master tapes.
It's a pity that many excellent modern reissues such as this comprehensive Deluxe Edition is marred by the loudness war.
Comparatively, the Rick Astley's Deluxe Edition of Whenever You Need Somebody, and Hold Me In Your Arms has a better dynamic range, mastered by a different engineer, Phil Kinrade.
The original issue of this album was 11 tracks, so here we get an incredible 26 bonus tracks! To be able to track down all the released mixes on CD singles would cost a fortune now and many of these bonus tracks were issued on vinyl only or were previously unreleased tracks anyway. So to be able to get all of this in a comprehensive collection deserves five stars. Usually I find something missing or something to gripe about, because I'm thorough and just a bit fussy. True to form I did find something, the Party Hardy mix of "Too Many Broken Hearts" is not here. This is most likely to be because it includes a snippet of Pat & Mick's "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" in the middle and would sound very out of place here (I would have left it off too). It has since been released on the limited edition 3CD edition of "Pete Waterman presents The Hit Factory" Pete Waterman Presents The Hit Factory and fits much better on a various artist compilation, so that was the right decision. What we actually have here is every possible mix you can think of from this album and is therefore an archive of everything, rather than a double CD you would listen to from start to finish. The mastering is superb and one thing that was particularly pleasing was to see that "I Guess She Never Loved Me" (the B-Side to "Every Day") is complete. On the CD single of "Every Day" the intro is clipped. It is that attention to detail I appreciate greatly.Read more ›
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Love Jason and such a classic album. Come on Jason and release a new pop albumPublished 2 months ago by scott
Loved this the first time round, and its still brilliant. His concert was great to!Published 4 months ago by Sue