Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: April 28 2010, 05:46
|Quote (Willem @ April 28 2010, 05:15)|
After such a terrible experience with the TB vinyl, I'm not going ahead with HR and O'dawn. Prices are very high, there's no cool book included and the artwork isn't really interesting or even important enought to buy. The only interesting thing might be the 'lost recordings/demo's', but it'll catch my ear sooner or later anyway.
What I miss here is something REALLY interesting. Like a vinyl copy which is a 300grs Direct Metal Mastering. THEN you have value for money in the first place and the vinyl record would be Ltd Ed anyway. I remember Mike likes or liked himself to be an "Ambassador for instrumental music" but where will you find this back? He almost never shows himself in the open, there isn't many GREAT footage of mike playing, there's no really significant sheet music, he didn't do MTV's Unplugged in the nineties which would've been really really cool (just imagine!!. Now, with these two re-releases, this is somewhat of a change to do really something but no! It's the same TB-mistake again.
It would've been nice for each album to have a book included in which Mike tells us about the recording, the composing and playing, or a DVD containing a 4 hour interview with Mike talking about the album in which he tells us all he can remember about the recording of the album, including Mike playing many parts of it on many of the instruments used. It would've been really nice to have really good sheet music of TB, HR and O'dawn, with each part written out, so young kids (and myself;-) can LEARN(! and study the music they like so much. THAT would make a difference!
What I really like to have is HQ footage of the Knebworth performance. It needs some remixing and definitely some remastering. Put this on DVD with additional footage if available and I'll buy it!
He has actually revisited the music as opposed to just talking about the good old days in some lame documentary. And thank you jesus christ that he didn't do the unplugged thing. He does have some integrity.
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