Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Eric Generic, Oct 19, 2009.
S Club did a few nice sleeves but that's a mess. I feel claustrophobic just looking at it!
Could be worse
I don't mind this!
It's fine and its the music that matters yes but the photo is so obscure and not really classic Five Star.
Amazon finally posted the deluxe edition of Howard Jones' In The Running nearly 3 months after I pre-ordered it.
Arrived this afternoon - lovely set! Main album sounds great. In fairness to Cherry Red, they have done a lovely job with these reissues. Good DVD and interesting sleevenotes. I am wondering if I really *need* to get the 2CD+DVD versions of Human's Lib and Dream Into Action for uniformity purposes.
EDIT - probably not as what's in the big boxes seems to be a complete lift and shift of the 2CD+DVD releases plus the extras.
I've also left the first two deluxes alone. These new sets for One To One, Cross That Line and In The Running seem very well done and I'm glad all the albums on WEA have eventually got equal treatment (if we dismiss the silly big box deluxes for the first two albums). These three also complement the dTox set which had those put together, along with the bonus Risk discs of extras.
I did get the big boxes for the first two and do like them - pricey though and would have preferred coloured vinyl rather than picture disc. Presume that's it for the series now?
Yes, the dTox series stopped at In The Running as well. Not sure what they could do next...maybe some creative compilations or something.
I might have got the big boxes if they'd been £50 and had the sort of content that Warners' Fleetwood Mac big boxes have had. All that fluff and tat just felt like padding. And the empty cardboard inside was literally padding!
After feeling a little lukewarm on the Solo boxset (to be fair, I've not gotten past Desire yet), I decided to still go ahead and get the Sheep Farming release and as an album it's pretty strong. The packaging is really nice. I have the latest one pre-ordered from Amazon US and am looking forward to it.
I really wanted the two big boxes but, really, what more did they offer than a bigger box and maybe a live disc or something like that? But I am a sucker for those big boxes because hopefully it means more sets like that for more pop artists. I think Howard has had a great reissue program. I bought the 12" Album/Action Replay set about 10 years or so ago. Nice set. Wasn't able to get the Humans Lib/Dream Into Action set so went with the Cherry Red versions.
I bought the Humans Lib and Dream Into Action 2+1 sets, after the Dtox purchase and I don’t feel I missed out, I think they were mainly demos and early mixes. Nice to have but not at that daft price. However they sold them! Can’t see what would be next unless they move onto his own later releases. In The Running is a nice set, nice album.
Human's Lib box had the following extras:
Picture disc LP
CD containing a mix of B-sides, previously unreleased tracks and some live tunes
The White Tape cassette (4 tracks)
Live in Japan DVD
Replica Risk membership card
Human's Lib artwork lithograph
Replica tour programme
Set of 5 button badges
Dream Into Action box wasn't as good - you got the following
Picture disc LP
CD containing mostly Farmyard sessions, a B-side and a couple of alternative mixes
Live in Birmingham DVD
Replica Risk Membership Card
Dream Into Action artwork lithograph
Replica tour programme
Set of 4 button badges
They sold out because it was a small enough run and a lot of fans pre-ordered - I'd say many didn't want to risk them selling out like the Human's Lib / Dream Into Action Dtox 3CD version. I missed that the first time around and had to fork out on Discogs for a used copy.
As OMD say in Tesla Girls:
"I've been patient heaven knows
I've learnt the rules of Howard Jones"
Feel like I’m speaking to the addicted here so fit right in - what’s the most you’ve justified paying for a box set (presumably of the out of print variety though I know some pricey new ones have been released…) - finally a copy of Suede cd single box set has appeared on eBay but it’s not cheap… and I’m tempted because I can’t find it anywhere else!
I’ll not mention the TFF, Siouxsie or Cocteau sets I missed that equally call for my money!
I paid £80 for the Donald Fagen CD/DVD/MVI "Trilogy" Set recently. The crazy thing was I actually had it once before, sealed for £20, but sold it on (for more or less the same price) because I didn't see the point of the fangled Hi-Def audio and visual stuff. But it's not easy to find, certainly not in perfect condition, so I decided...sod it, let's put a past wrong right.
Sheep Farming is a fab album that's finally getting the attention it deserves.
Blue Meaning is a lovely set, stunning visually, beautifully remastered and tonnes of bonus material. You've got a real treat coming. Cherry Red have done a wonderful job on this reissue series so far.
Paid US$282 for this in April - on a wantlist for 10+ years. Hardly any copies exist - it was pulled from the shops very shortly after release date.
Wings 1971-1973 cost me €360 but that was the listed price. It has sold for over 2,000 on Ebay
Not feeling quite so bad about considering £150 now!
Posted this in the Tina Turner thread but should be posted here too...
OH MY GOD. There's a 4CD/1DVD super deluxe of Foreign Affair coming in July!!
1. Steamy Windows (2021 Remaster)
2. The Best (2021 Remaster)
3. You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What) [2021 Remaster]
4. Undercover Agent for the Blues (2021 Remaster)
5. Look Me in the Heart (2021 Remaster)
6. Be Tender with Me Baby (2021 Remaster)
7. You Can't Stop Me Loving You (2021 Remaster)
8. Ask Me How I Feel (2021 Remaster)
9. Falling like Rain (2021 Remaster)
10. I Don't Wanna Lose You (2021 Remaster)
11. Not Enough Romance (2021 Remaster)
12. Foreign Affair (2021 Remaster)
1. Bold And Reckless (2021 Remaster)
2. Stronger Than The Wind (2021 Remaster)
3. Steel Claw (Live) [2021 Remaster]
4. Private Dancer (Live) [2021 Remaster]
5. Be Tender With Me Baby (Live) [2021 Remaster]
6. The Best (Extended Muscle Mix) [2021 Remaster]
7. Steamy Windows (12" Vocal Mix) [2021 Remaster]
8. Foreign Affair (Shep Pettibone Heartbeat Mix) [2021 Remaster]
9. Look Me In The Heart (12" Remix) [2021 Remaster]
10. The Best (Extended Mighty Mix) [2021 Remaster]
11. Steamy Windows (Justin Strauss 12" House Dub Mix) [2021 Remaster]
12. Foreign Affair (Shep Pettibone One In A Million Club Mix) [2021 Remaster]
13. Steamy Windows (12" Dub Mix) [2021 Remaster]
14. Look Me In The Heart (Instrumental) [2021 Remaster]
15. Foreign Affair (Shep Pettibone Heartbeat Instrumental) [2021 Remaster]
16. The Best (Demo)
1. Steamy Windows (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
2. Typical Male (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
3. Foreign Affair (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
4. Undercover Agent For The Blues (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
5. Ask Me How I Feel (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
6. We Don't Need Another Hero (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
7. Private Dancer (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
8. Nutbush City Limits (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
9. Addicted To Love (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
1. The Best (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
2. I Don't Wanna Loose You (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
3. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
4. Let's Stay Together (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
5. Proud Mary (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
6. Better Be Good To Me (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
7. Be Tender With Me Baby (Live in Barcelona 1990) [2021 Remaster]
1. Do You Want Some Action? (Live in Barcelona)
2. Foreign Affair (2021 Remaster)
3. Look Me in the Heart (2021 Remaster)
4. The Best (2021 Remaster)
5. Steamy Windows (2021 Remaster)
6. Be Tender With Me Baby (2021 Remaster)
7. I Don't Wanna Lose You (2021 Remaster)
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