Well, here we go again, reissue, repackage, re-evaluate the songs.....sadly Edsel have decided to throw it all back in the mixer and regurgitate it again in another form with very little worth to even the hardcore Suede fan. So, what do you get for nearly 4 times in cost what the original deluxe version presented you with c2011? Less, it would appear... The couple of extra demos are nice but never essential really. The cd version of the Leadmill gig we've all previously seen on DVD/video is of terrible audience recording quality with the band sounding like they're playing in the toilets some distance away. It drifts in and out of quality, poor joining between songs and hearing people talk over the music doesn't make for an enjoyable experience. The packaging isn't much better, Edsel have stuck with the book style which is fine but there's little interesting content and nothing really very deluxe about it. Thankfully they dispensed with the plastic lugs that always break to hold the cds in place, replacing them with slips within the book for the cds. All well and good but they're glued so tight to the book the front and back ones in particular are a job to get the discs in and out. The two copies I've seen have both got scratches on these discs and bending/tearing to the slips that hold them. Overall I'm disappointed with it, especially at £40+, it's really worth no more than £25 to be honest. Keep your hard earned money and stick with the c2011 version instead.
Deliberately targeted at the devoted who remember the era, why was I sucked in to buy this? I'm no completist and the signed piece of cardboard is "nice"(this was in the limited edition version), but this is really adding bottom of the barrel stuff. This is probably the point at which I stopp buying deluxe editions. Expect a 30th anniversary edition with the Frieschmann demos - maybe.
Poor quality pockets for the discs. After a few uses showing signs of damage. The 'live' CD is very lofi, hardly worth the effort of reproducing. All in, a not good value for money package. Feels like an effort to screw another few quid from fans. My advice "stick with the original CD and save yourself money".