Top positive review
Perfect album,some imperfect alternates.
on 26 July 2016
Well.it's a fine album,the one that cemented my status as a diehard fan,following Bless the Weather.The additional material is good,not to my mind essential for the most part,the alrenate Solid Air surely misdescribed.Rehearsal,possibly,but never seriously an alternative to the used take? Some instrumental versions,one even sounding to me like the Grateful Dead,in their slightly funky period.I'm not complaining,and more JM is welcome,always.Well worth the purchase price,and my opinions are of course,my own.I'm a huge fan,but don't embrace every cough and spit recorded,just because of that fact,and try to view the excluded material as realistically as possible.It was on the cutting room floor for a reason.Maybe some unfairly,some not,in my view.But if you're going to get Solid Air,get the deluxe,and judge for yourself.