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great music, shame about the packaging
on 25 September 2008
A compilation of b-sides and oddities from one of Marc's most prolific, and for my money, best periods. Long-time Marc Almond fans will probably already know all of these and be happy to have the tracks brought together in one CD package, but if your looking for an introduction to Marc's work of this period I'd recommend trying the truly brilliant Mother Fist album first, and then coming back to this, particularly for the 2nd CD with its wonderful Brecht & Weill theatrical dramas; Surabaya Johnny is irresistably sing-a-long.
But music aside, my complaint is with the god-awful packaging. A faux-deluxe digipack, the fuzzy image on the cover looks like a cheap colour photocopy taken from one of the original releases, and incorrect track listing on CD1 points to a complete lack of care and attention on behalf of the Some Bizarre team. Their current CD re-release of Psychic TV's Force The Hand of Chance suffers in exactly the same way. It may seem unimportant, but it really does marr what should have been an exciting and long awaited purchase. What a shame Some Bizarre couldn't find it in them to show their artists, and the fans, the respect that they deserve.