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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Birthday: Oct. 11
 

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Metro Music ~ Martha & the Muffins
Metro Music ~ Martha & the Muffins
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cheapskate reissue, July 7 2004
Well I found this disc on sale elsewhere, but only discovered afterwards that the "Faraway In time" compilation actually contains all the tracks in this Virgin UK relase + more from other albums. The fact that this 38 minute album is released in 2003 (after the previously mentioned cd) without the entire This IS the Ice Age album (also under 40 minutes), which DINDISC/Virgin also holds the rights to, just shows how much Music labels are money-grubbing gold diggers.
Without Mercy ~ Durutti Column
Without Mercy ~ Durutti Column
At the time this came out I was a certified factory records junkie, but was also starting to get into Philip Glass. So when I previewed the EP (because it was on factory) at a local store, I was quite taken aback.....a big departure from anything I had heard, but quite appealing. So I bought it..and soon after the album that followed. I still play it more often than most other DC recordings since it doesn't Vini doesn't sing on it (while I've been a long time fan, I do still cringe at some of his vocal work). As to the "remastering"...they really missed the mark. The remastered CD's, while including some hard to find material, are of poorer sound quality than the original CD… Read more
Domo Arigato ~ Durutti Column
Domo Arigato ~ Durutti Column
When London took over factory records & decided to reissue the DC back catalogue, expediency won out over quality. The reissues were dumped onto the market rather quickly, perhaps to assure their release (as London wasn't doing too well). While it's nice to add bonus tracks, it would have been better to add the non-LP material to the album it best fit. In this case, one (long) track has been deleted from the original album along w/ audience noise, in order to accommodate bonus tracks (studio recordings, one a remix). The original Japanese factory pressing was of excellent sound quality & captured the 70+ minute performance extremely well, including details of movement on the stage… Read more

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