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Could have been so much better
on 2 April 2013
The music isnt the issue here, its a brilliant album despite its rather hotch potch nature (as the songs were recorded over three years for various projects). The original lp gets 5 stars, Edsel's lazy reissue is just that. They could have included a whole host of tracks that were issued over that period and never released digitally including b sides such as Pull That Sucker Off, remixes of she drives me crazy (by justin strauss and little louis vega), i'm not the man i used to be (by danny d, matt dike and missing versions by smith & mighty) and im not satisfied (virtually all of them).
What they have done is include most of The Raw and the Remixed cd issued in 1989 - note not rare as on amazon marketplace for 1p - and timewise thematically bizarre, the new songs from 1996 The Finest hits, with some of the accompanying period remixes - also currently 1p so hardly rare.
This could have been a brilliant reissue but fails dismally by containing only three tracks new to cd (out of 20 bonus tracks) and taking the obvious lazy routes to compiling.