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Re: (TV) Got my review copies from Rhino
> Not the finished packages: bare bones CDs with xeroxed liner notes
Got my review copies tofay as well - the same format. I've only listened
to them once, but I have the following observations.
> these ears, to the original release. To the bonus cuts, then -- LJJ is
> indeed 40 seconds longer than the Ork 12" but they start and end in
> roughly the same place and I'm not yet sure where the extra meat comes
This is because it fades out like on the original 7" and then fades back
in. I found this very disappointing. Even if they didn't have the full
length master, it could have been edited together.
> versions of See No Evil, Friction, and MM, other than that they are of
> a piece with the album versions.
Marquee Moon sounds to me like the same basic take, but with
different guitar solos.
> "Untitled Instrumental" is O Mi Amore, from the "Adventure" sessions,
It's a bit disappointing too. It's basically a rehearsal run through which
peters out when whoever plays the lead line (I've never known if it was
Tom or Richard) screws up.
> Sounds like a surf instrumental here.
I totally agree with that.
> The single version of Ain't
> That Nothin is a known quantity
I found this absolutely hideous to be honest. It was tinny and shrill and
didn't sound like it had been mastered from a tape. I'll go back to my
boot copy. I hope this is a mastering fault which will be corrected for
the final version.
I'll be reviewing them for Record Collector. If you want my honest
opinion, the "bonus tracks" don't really add anything to the original
releases. For my money the alternate take of See No Evil is the pick of
"Marc Bolan 1947-1977 A Chronology" by Cliff McLenehan
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