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Great music, shame about the packaging
on 27 July 2009
I had this album on download, but wanted a higher quality version, and the extra tracks as well, so this double pack seemed like a good idea. I have no complaints about the music - I've lived with it for quite a few months now and think it's great. My complaint is with the shoddy packaging which seems to indicate a lack of respect for the music and the band on the part of the record company: it is a flimsy cardboard gatefold, but with the openings for the discs on the inner, hinged side. This makes it almost impossible to remove the discs without bending and damaging the cover, which is exactly what happened the first time I opened it - I ripped the cardboard.
Call me old-fashioned, but I do appreciate a well-packaged product, and this is the exact opposite - it's shoddy and poorly designed. There is a credits sheet tucked inside, but that was crumpled before I even opened the cover - the whole thing shows contempt for the customer foolish enough to want a functional, attractive package for their music.