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Disappointing but worth 3 stars for the Cover Versions
on 29 August 2003
A very disappointing collection of B-sides etc. Discs 1 and 2 contain the Paul Weller originals and to be honest, only about half of these songs should ever have been allowed to see the light of day. The remix of Kosmos on Disc 1 is, quite frankly, atrocious ! The instrumental tracks (which could almost have filled a disc themselves) are all well and good for a serious collector, and indeed some of them are enjoyable, but after a few minutes of each the skip button comes in very handy. I have no complaints with the original songs - these could all have made the respective albums - but the instrumentals and remixes are pretty uninteresting.
The final CD however is well worth the money though. Aside from the plodding version of Neil Young's Ohio there songs are given a great treatment. I'd Rather Go Blind is, in my opinion, better than the original and Sexy Sadie is a joy.
This collection would have been much better as a double CD with the instrumentals and remixes removed and the "songs" and cover versions left.