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on 24 October 2016
This is a real bargain double-cd. CD 1 has a range of haunting, soundtrack instrumental pieces, while CD2 has a range of rarer material of rather more varied quality & interest. However, the overall impression from this admirable set is of many addictive & haunting pieces, all with good sound quality, and some gorgeous melodic refrains. There is still a gothic/dark undertone here for you to realise who you're listening to, without Cave's sombre drawl to enlighten you.
My only reservation is that the track 'Soroya Market' fades out after a little over 3 minutes, to be followed by about 11 minutes of complete silence, until a cacophony of noise (electronics & drums?), which sounded to me like my boiler was about to explode, takes over until the end of this 19 minute long track. I'd be grateful if anyone can confirm my experience/enlighten me about what's happening? Maybe John Cage writ large? Any way, it reduces the real playing time considerably, hence only 4 stars. Nevertheless, I suspect this is an album which will improve with each listen.