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Full Strength - No Doubts.
on 6 March 2009
A complete gem of a collection, and the best I've seen in the box-set line since Warren Zevon's "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead". This collects all of the material from Cole's post-Commotions work to his Antidepressant album of a couple of years ago. Despite the title, no barrels have been scraped. All of the tracks were produced for release, either as bonus tracks, versions which didn't make albums, contributions to compilation albums and an absolute gem of a dance remix of "Butterfly"
Not a casual purchase, to be sure, but very rewarding. Cole's extensive notes on the songs are as wry and funny as his lyrics, the box art is lovely, and, all in all, this is a handsome and rewarding collection.
I was looking for his "Folksinger" disks here (two CDs of solo live performances). Can't see them, but will keep looking.