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3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock early release? Don't think so!, 22 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Classic Rock Presents: Last of a Dyin' Breed (Audio CD)
This review is not about the music found on this album nor about the magazine itself, but more the way it is advertised.
This release is suppose to be available SOONER than the regular version and is suppose to feature special bonus tracks...Well, this is UNTRUE!
If you are interested in the magazine, then fair enough, get this version, otherwise, I would suggest you take your car and go to your nearest music store and get the digipack cd edition (released on the exact same date) and also featuring 4 BONUS TRACKS. Of course, and that's where it gets interesting, the bonus tracks are DIFFERENT. Instead of getting two studio tracks and two live songs (yet another version of...), you get 4 NEW STUDIO TRACKS.

So, I ask you: why are those classic Rock releases suppose to be so special? Why do they get a supposedly early release?

And this is not the first time it happens either: same went for Slash-Apocalyptic love (album came on the same day with a bonus dvd AND the extra tracks), same for Rush-clockwork angels (although no extra material), Whitesnake-forevermore (same release date, more and different bonus tracks), etc...
In fact it happened twice to me, that I had pre-ordered the CR release from amazon, and found the regular cd (with bonus) in a regular store DAYS BEFORE the package arrived to me. So, amazon and/or CR, either set an earlier shipment or stop advertising this product the way you do!

So I guess it all comes down to what you really want to get: the extra's or the magazine (which to be fair is always a pleasure to read), but I hate to be taken for a fool and told that this Classic Rock release is somehow the only available in the beginning!
Of course, the fan will wanna get both versions...

As for the content of the cd, I've only listened to it once, which doesn't suffise to give a good opinion of the product, but it seems fair to say that the album sounds (again at first) like good rockin' Skynyrd as it should.
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Initial post: 23 Aug 2012, 18:16:01 BST
Last edited by the author on 23 Aug 2012, 20:29:09 BST
considering its not released until 17 sept and you have the classic rock mag with lynyrd skynyrd cd on 22 august then they would be correct in saying its available sooner than the regular version, and it does contain special extra tracks as 2 of them are live and will not be available on the regular release.

i dont know what the release date is in belgium but you may want to remember that classic rock is an english publication and as ive stated the release date here is 17 sept.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012, 08:48:59 BST
Phil On says:
They would be correct in saying its available sooner than the regular version IN THE UK then. All the albums I mentionned in my review were available in store in belgium on the same day that the classic rock release was available.
This is not to criticise the Classic Rock mag and cd itself, I think it's a great idea altogether, I just thought some people might wanna be aware of the situation.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012, 18:41:39 BST
well maybe in belgium but it is amazon uk and it does say the release date on the page for the actual album. maybe a little more research from you would have been wise. what do you think of the cd anyway? i think its a corker

ps dont take offence as none was meant

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2012, 09:53:07 BST
Phil On says:
No offence taken. I guess I'm surprised that the release date for the "normal" cd wouldn't be the same in Belgium and in the UK?!? Aren't those two countries part of Europe anyway?

I like the album, although I wish the drums had sound a bit more natural. I don't like the sound of the bass drum (sounds almost like Lars Ulrich!), and it's lacking hi-hat and ghost notes...Anyway, I think it's a grower. Lot of songs, lot of material but a good feel overall.

Posted on 25 Aug 2012, 19:47:56 BST
K. Buxton says:
One listen? Why didn't you listen to the album 4 or 5 times like I do with any new album, then give an honest opinion on the content, instead of a half hearted one.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2012, 17:44:42 BST
Phil On says:
Not everybody is the same.
Plus the point of this review was not so the content as the release date and bonus material.
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