Re: singles box vol. 3
Date: December 21, 2004 17:36
Really, they could easily have upgraded "The Singles Collection" in 2002 with a halfway decent booklet (the original was unacceptable for any artist, let alone the Stones) with proper annotation & colour repros of single sleeves, & naturally, the single versions of all tracks (i.e. the '89 version used the single version of 'Under Assistant W.Coast', wheras the 2002 remaster uses the "Out Of Our Heads" version for god knows what reason) any extraneous ep stuff could have easily fit on that set, such as the live ep tracks from march '65. But No, the usual bogus half-assed approach - hell, Free, Procol Harum, The Byrds, Hendrix --any number of groups have been better served with decent reissue programs. Buck Owens' catalog has been superbly reissued by Sundazed, as has the Box Tops - single & album versions of relevant trax. And Abkco couldn't be bothered to accurately reproduce the original cover art, back front inserts etc. These are boxes i never intended to buy, & I consider myself a completest - the Mobile Fidelity vinyl box (major $) was a big investment. I'm glad these singles boxes stiffed. Why don't they look at the competition, the Sony Legacy stuff or Sundazed or Rhino's Love, Television re-issues.