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'The Best', with no 'Sea Diver', not really.
on 14 December 2011
Overall, yes, a very good value for money package as far as the casual buyer is concerned, as the post-Island big hits are here, and there are a lot of quality tracks for the money.
BUT, to compile a CBS years collection and omit 'Sea Diver' from the 'All the Young Dudes' album is simply crass. This was a highlight of the aforementioned lp, a positively anthemic number for the band live, and rates as an all time favourite with Mott fans to this day. Leaving this out of a 'Best of' compilation was a completely absurd decision and cannot be defended in any way; any number of tracks on the second cd could have been substituted for this.
If this isn't important to you, then it's a safe enough purchase. But for those of you in the know looking for a real 'best of', this will be very disappointing.