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Costly for a Curio - for Completists Only
on 22 May 2016
Possibly the worst internal packaging ever, the discs inside were all over the place. Moreover, both LPs - which didn't shift during shipping like the mini-singles or CDs - had bad ticks and pops. So much for one being an audiophile pressing.
One might argue, however, that the music is so poor that packaging and sound quality are secondary. This really is sub-bootleg nonsense.
A Letter Home is sheer self-indulgence on Young's part, and a costly mistake for his fans, and is of interest only to those with a passion for the history of recording technology, who want to hear how bad a Voice-O-Graph recording can sound. If, however, you feel that you simply must own these unplugged versions of Young strumming his way through songs like 'Crazy' and 'Early Morning Rain', just buy the individual CD version for around a tenner. Even the most committed vinyl junkie cannot justify this package.