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Deluxe? I Don't Think So
on 7 June 2012
Very disappointed with the "Deluxe Edition" of Magic Hour.
CD: same number of "bonus" tracks as the standard edition, and a remix of Shady Love - listed on the digipack - is not even present on the disc!
DVD: very slim pickings, with a very perfunctory, edited interview with Jake Shears in a recording booth musing for less than a minute on each of the album's tracks. Badly framed, poorly-lit (Jake is visible almost solely from a ceiling light, making his nose look like a giant fake clown schnozz - unflattering!!), and a what-the-hell-let's-get-this-thing-over-with feel.
We get the underwhelming Only The Horses video and a behind the scenes filming snippet, which serves to reinforce the feeling that "concept" videos are far more expensive than their worth. We also have a similar behind the scenes video shoot for Baby Come Home, but we don't get the completed video.
And that's it.
The album is okay, but the deluxe edition is not worth your time or money.