For the price, this is a decent set which contains The Beat's three studio albums and a fourth disc which has a collection of non album tracks.
Because this release omits various remixes released during the groups lifetime, some may regard The Complete Studio Recordings as not quite complete. For those who want a more comprehensive overview of the band, it's best to collect the individual deluxe album releases - I Just Can't Stop It,Wha'ppen and Special Beat Service - which contain numerous live songs and remixes which are not present on this boxset.
But since the individual releases will probably give many people more Beat then they could ever need, this boxset is a more concise and cheaper alternative - although for anyone who is looking for an introduction to the group I'd recommend You Just Can't Beat It : The Best Of. Currently on sale for £5.00 it has virtually all the tracks (bar about half a dozen) featured on The Complete Studio Recordings, so is the perfect way to sample the brief recording career of a great band.
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