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"We Love You" + "Child of the Moon" both in stereo
on September 6, 2002
I liked the track listing for _The Singles Collection_ but had to return it upon discovering that the three-disc set went largely for monophonic versions of songs and, in at least a couple of cases, inferior (if once rare) takes. The B-side, "We Love You," in particular, is best heard in its stereo version, where its sound effects are more effectively deployed. Fortunately, I found it and "Child of the Moon" both in stereo on _More Hot Rocks_, which, given its overlap with other hits compilations and classic original albums, I nevertheless feel ambivalent about buying. Granted, this collection has other rare songs otherwise uncollected on officially released, remastered CDs, but that material should have been consolidated for release as a separate collection. What we are left with is an overpriced luxury item, from which friends with blank media can pick and choose the worthwhile over the unnecessarily redundant.