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Deluxe in a Flux
on 5 September 2014
If you're going to do a deluxe version that does the body of work credit then you have to include everything worthwhile from that era.Now i know Big Country have released 12" versions on cds before but heralding in this release it is criminal that the extended versions of Wonderland, East of eden, Just a shadow and where the rose is sown are missing, I guess it's following the tracks of the deluxe version of 'The Crossing' but i can't help but be disappointed that it's not comprehensive, it's such a good album, It cannot be faulted for that but as a deluxe edition it seems a few corners were cut.
Am i being too critical?, too completist?, maybe but we have the remastered edition, the original edition and a few other variations along the way, would have been nice to have everything in one place, but that's just how i feel as a fan.
I'll still buy it though, love the band, love their body of work with Stuart (even enjoyed the album with Mike Peters of the alarm), love their original line-up legacy (unfortunately the new incarnation is atrocious in my opinion)
Steeltown was an underrated classic that burned slowly in our minds and found it's way into our hearts.