¡Que siga la fiesta!
At least it's back out on the marketplace.
I figured there wouldn't be too much of a difference since it was originally released in 2005 and there wasn't any need to really remaster or modify it being a newer master as opposed to the older onesLOST TREASURES, the new version, arrived today. (Gee, if Dave Lewis had been involved, might it have been called LONELY TREASURES? Oh, never mind!)
As our good friend Steve S. has said, it is exactly like the Shout! earlier issue. The package is indeed a digipak, rather than a disc-in-a-pocket release like the other HAP discs. It does indeed contain the same booklet. The disc face is also the same. Seriously, the only differences seems to be the absence of the "Signature Series" banner on the front, replace and Shout logos with HAP logos, change the UPC code, and eliminate the Shout insert advertising the rest of the old series. Sound seems identical, however, Windows Media Player recognized the disc, but NOT as the old issue since it let me rip it. Usually if a disc is exactly bit identical, it won't let me rip two copies without merging them all under the same title.
Actually, Kun's work for the SHOUT campaign was sub-par: it's clear he was not intimate with the music.I Agree I thought Some of Josh Kun's Essays were a bit Redundant in places
Regarding the redundancy, what Shout!Factory did with the essays is not entirely uncommon in media when it comes to "re-issue campaigns." Whether it's books, music, TV shows or movies.I Agree I thought Some of Josh Kun's Essays were a bit Redundant in places
If anything, the liner notes were an advanced version of PR (public relations). And yes, I totally agree with your donut analogy. I had the impression that the liner notes were made in a cookie-cutter fashion, much of it the same, with individual additions to personalize it somewhat to the album at hand. And I can't knock Josh Kun either--it could just be that the unfamiliarity with the albums, or perhaps a limited budget for the liner notes...anything, really, could have contributed to the way they came out. Some albums come out with exhaustive liner notes along with an interview with the main artist or key participants--that costs more time and money to produce, and would have inflated the cost of the product.Perhaps Mr. Kun was denied such access, but I doubt that, given the effort that went into the project by both the Alpert team and the Shout!Factory team!