7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A 'Stand Up' that stands out.,
This review is from: Stand Up (Collectors Edition) (Audio CD)
A thoroughly enjoyable and well-presented 2cd and 1dvd package. The first cd contains the 'Stand Up' album, together with a bunch of bonus tracks which include the John Peel sessions for the 'Top Gear' radio show. But, for me, the biggest bonus of all is that the version of '17' included as track 14, is the original full-length recording just as it appeared on the B-side of 'Sweet Dream' all those years ago and not the savagely cut travesty that was previously all that was available on cd.
The second disc features the concert 'Live At Carnegie Hall' and would make an album in its own right. I know various parts of this crop up on other releases, but it's good to have so much of this excellent recording conveniently available on one disc. Recording techniques may have changed over the years but the sound quality offered here easily equals and sometimes trumps that on some more recent 'live' recordings.
If the package just consisted of these two cd's, I would still consider my money well spent. But in addition, the dvd is included, offering an improved audio version of the concert and a 45 minute interview with Ian Anderson.
Altogether this is an excellent release.