This is a special edition of Aimee Mann's LOST IN SPACE album. I think it was a great idea to include the bonus disc, which has b-sides and live tracks. It is a must for any Aimee Mann fan. LOST IN SPACE is a wonderful album that seeps into your brain a bit more with each listen. The melodies are mysterious and compelling, and the lyrics are meaningful and deep. The album tends to deal with songs about isolation and addictions. My favorite track hands down is "This Is How It Goes", a song that is very blunt in it's message but there's just something so appealing about it. "Invisible Ink" is another favorite, some really great lyrics in this one. Other favorites include "Today's The Day", "Pavlov's Bell", "Real Bad News", the title track, and High On Sunday 51". All the songs are great.
The bonus disc is great to listen to. There are many live tracks: "Invisible Ink", "Real Bad News", "The Moth", "This Is How It Goes", and a wonderful version of "The Scientist". There's also the live track "It's Not" from BBC. Then there's some b-sides from the project. "Nightmare Girl" has a frantic feel to it, really great song that would have fit nicely on the album. Less is more though I suppose. "Backfire" is a nice b-side too. "Fighting The Stall" and "Observatory" are cool unreleased tracks.
I love the packaging too. It comes in a hardcover book, with a great illustrated booklet that is nice to read while listening to the album. It's truly an experience. It's worth every penny for this special version, even if you own the original. The live tracks really bring the songs to another dimension, and it's nice to hear some b-sides and unreleased tracks. Overall an excellent album made even better with these bonus features!