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Useful but could have been better
on 25 March 2010
This is nearly the ideal FGTH compilation - it includes most of the single versions that differ from album versions (i.e the proper version of War with all the lyrics intact, the full-length Ferry..., the radio edit of Pleasure Dome). Happy Hi is back in circulation at last (and we should be happy about that). And then there's the odd bonus track Silver Turns To Gold (which doesn't sound like a second album outtake - more like something from Johnson's solo career).
The only disappointment is that they forgot to rescue Disneyland - it may sound like a promising but unfinished song, but it obviously meant something to the band as it was on all the provisional tracklists for the first album.
But it fills in enough gaps to be worthwhile - and if it directs a few casual record buyers to the still-underrated Liverpool album, so much the better.