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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost ...but not quite, 20 Feb. 2012
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Ah, the Simple Minds of old before America beckoned and they became a different animal entirely.
So we have confirmation , I assume with Jim and Charlie's agreement, that the 5 first albums are the ones that matter most, show a marked moving on from album to album and form a cohesive body together.

Most buyers will probably already own these albums on CD already and it's a nice package that's not too expensive. Designed to appeal to people of a certain age who can remember how new some of these albums sounded in their day, particularly Empires and Dance,and who still buy cds (me).

BUT it is unforgivable that there is no leaflet let alone booklet included giving full track information particularly as the lettering on several of the replica sleeves if far too tiny to read and there is no explanation of where the bonus tracks are culled from,(I know, but do most people?)

So 5 stars for the music but one star off for this major shortcoming ( I couldn't bring myself to dock off 2 stars).
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2012, 07:25:08 GMT
For £12.99, a box set containing 6 discs and you dock a star for no booklet, bizarre!!! What are you after, blood?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012, 08:22:44 GMT
I would happily pay twice as much for something produced with more care, thought and love.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2012, 19:46:35 GMT
MAC says:
I agree with the original poster, although the music is still great and it is good value, it should appeal to new fans and the additional info and packaging would have been the icing on the cake. Plus, it wouldn't have taken much effort would it?

Posted on 11 May 2013, 23:37:46 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2013, 23:38:19 BST
Ajo Way says:
Maybe Jim & Charlie (and the others) felt the music should speak for itself and that the when and where of each track is pointless? Good music is timeless so who really cares. Of course, that said, I love reading liner notes so I'm being a tad of a hypocrite. Miles Davis used to hate liner notes, he said the music has to stand on its own, speak for itself.
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