FTD released this “classic album” during my holidays and I took the effort to pick it up in Cheadle ;). Was it worth that effort?
As usual the design is nice, the original cover art, but also two alternate covers (Italian and from the UK) on the booklet give us plenty of coverage. All kidding aside, the booklet is informative and well decorated and even tries to explain the weirdest of all compilations.
The original album was already a very strange compilation, nothing more or less than a bunch of leftovers. Well, FTD extended that with more possible leftovers from the time (1965) on the first disc. They are the bonus songs.
Disc two contains, as often, the outtakes… but not only the outtakes of this compilation. There are also outtakes of other songs that didn’t fit on their own “classic albums”. A very weird decision! I can understand they didn’t extend those classic albums for only one or two outtakes that didn’t fit. But including them here? I would have expected a separate disc at the end, something like “Outtakes That Didn’t Fit”.
In my book the weirdest FTD until now. Still - strange but true - a very nice compilation to listen to, being it with full attention or just in the back-ground.