Ted Sallis wrote:
Toronto Bob wrote: Recent TB "Deluxe" set purchase
Zappa Halloween '77 (6 complete shows on a usb stick equivalent to 18 cd )
Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary (complete 1978 show, 5.1 remix assorted videos on blu ray)
Jethro Tull Heavy Horses 40th Anniversary (3cd+2dvd)
Zappa - Roxy complete (complete December 1973 Roxy run 7 cds)
these bands have done such a better job of preserving their history and offering fans quality archival releases.
I'm not familiar with the other titles you list above, but IMHO the Rush release (in addition to a previous Rush album Anniversary release, I believe) isn't good enough overall to convince me to buy it. Both the AFTK and previous release include several cover versions of Rush songs from the respective albums, which I definitely believe don't belong.
Fortunately the same doesn't exist on either The Life & Crimes... nor the Old School box set.
for me, a complete AFTK live show was the only thing that really mattered. Different Stages had a big chunk of the show but this is complete and I love it.
As a fan of certain artists/bands, I'm really not that demanding as it might appear to some on this board. A live recording of a complete or mostly complete show from each tour would be enough for me. Yet some like to overcomplicate things and not be forthright.
For all these ACG reissues on coloured wax, would it be that difficult to do what others have done?
- original mix
- 5.1 re-mix (I understand this would be pointless for PFY)
- include single versions/tv and radio ads/interview snippets from the time
- live material
I've maintained that primarily due to a combination of Shep's business practices and his genuine disregard for the ACG music, this hodgepodge, incoherent and unsatisfactory re-issue of the ACG legacy exists. Doesn't make the guy evil, he just had a different agenda which has worked against building and maintaining a quality archival resource of ACG material. Not the end of the world, just wish it was different. I got plenty of other musical treasures to enjoy.
Rhino's B$D Deluxe for whatever shortcomings it may have had, is about as good as it got and none of the other original albums got anything close to that treatment.
But we've been over this so many times and it always is the same conversation ending with amuk getting defensive, and since he is the default expert here, what is the point of me or anyone else prattling on?