Sony Legacy released two versions of TTWII. A 2CD set and an 8 CD/2 DVD box-set. I went for the full monty.
The package is beautiful. The CDs and DVDs are fit in carton sleeves that covers them for almost half. So unless you put them upside down in the box, they are firmly attached this time.
The book contains all necessary information, an interview with Denis Sanders and an interesting essay by Warren Zanes on the project. This is all printed on high quality paper in high quality print. It benefits the many pictures, most of them in black and white, but a fair amount is full colour. Next to the shots of our man there is space for memorabilia and record sleeves too.
Of course to the hard-core fans the CDs bring nothing new. The 2 (officially) unreleased shows have the top notch quality that you expect from a product with the autograph of Vic Anesini on it.
The 2 DVDs contain the 2001 remake and the 2007 DVD of the original movie. So the second has some bonus tracks that should have ended up on the 2001 one (You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Farther Along, Oh Happy Day , Stranger in the Crowd to name a few). Unfortunately in the same shitty quality, so hopefully the Blu-ray has them in better quality (still waiting for that one).
Except for maybe the 2 “unreleased” shows this release is not really necessary, or as some said, 15 years too late. Still I felt like a kid in a candy store when I got it.