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Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:22 pm
by omar
Just wondering were those Edsel AI reissues any good at all?. I never picked any up as they got mixed reviews, wrong versions, average sound quality etc.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:45 am
by Rubellan
They were a botched mess, which was my motivation for correcting it. They used incorrect versions of songs, vinyl rips (when tapes existed. I know because we used the tapes for those tracks on the Vinyl 180 reissues). Happy Birthday was cobbled together from various previous CD reissues, so it was inconsistent. Just a really bad job all the way. Not to mention insulting liner notes in Pinky Blue. They should be tossed in trash.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:30 am
by omar
Rubellan wrote:They were a botched mess, which was my motivation for correcting it. They used incorrect versions of songs, vinyl rips (when tapes existed. I know because we used the tapes for those tracks on the Vinyl 180 reissues). Happy Birthday was cobbled together from various previous CD reissues, so it was inconsistent. Just a really bad job all the way. Not to mention insulting liner notes in Pinky Blue. They should be tossed in trash.


Thanks for the info. I'm kinda glad that i didn't buy. The only AI cd i have is Reflected Images: The Best Of from 1996.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:49 am
by anfunny2003
thorpy2112 wrote:Hi - I've just finished writing liner notes for a forthcoming Altered Images box set on Cherry Pop. It will be called The 'Epic' Albums and features Happy Birthday, Pinky Blue, Bite (all with bonus tracks) plus a further disc of 12" mixes. Masters supplied by Sony - now at the artwork stage, so watch this space for further updates on confirmed tracklistings etc.


Knowing the bonus material fits on each respective album, I would've hoped CD4 might've included their Peel sessions, or something really interesting for a change. Clare's shelved solo album from 1988, for example, would've been awesome.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:36 pm
by Barmy
Yawn.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:05 am
by Babakazoo
This is great news. I was disappointed with the previous issues, I only ended up buying Pinky Blue, and hoped that better issues would eventually appear of the other albums. I can't wait for the release of this box set... :D :D :D

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:01 pm
by Sean
Is there a release date for this?

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:35 am
by Rubellan
Sean wrote:Is there a release date for this?


No, it's still in development. But I did get confirmation from Cherry Red that it will NOT include BBC sessions or a DVD.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:46 am
by Sean
Bummer on the no BBC and DVD. Why is it so hard to release Altered Images videos?

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:43 am
by hypnohighball
Sean wrote:Bummer on the no BBC and DVD. Why is it so hard to release Altered Images videos?


It always gets down to money, doesn't it? I imagine they'd have to pay a lot for the licensing and don't foresee selling enough copies of these to make it worthwhile. At this stage of the physical media decline, I'm glad just to see the music reissued properly - probably the last time for hard copies. That being said, I'd love a dvd of video clips and the BBC sessions as extras - the boat sailed on these at least a decade ago, I'm afraid... :(

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:59 am
by swerve
Scott --- Did you ever find out if the AI from CR was in the works before or after you posted here your interest in AI ?

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:23 am
by Rubellan
I haven't found out anything for sure. But I have a strong hunch it came after mine. CR has a very good relationship with Sony UK and it doesn't take long at all to get a project going for them. They are still in such early stages with this project that they haven't even finalized the content, so that likely indicates that it was approved not long before thorpy posted his message, but well after my initial approval (and posts here) had already been received.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:03 pm
by Barmy
Don't want to support these repeated re-releases.

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:47 am
by telekon3

Re: Altered Images 4 x CD box set

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:08 am
by omar
I know this topic has sparked up some fiery comments but just saw this posted on AmazonUk for a Feb. 23rd release:


ALTERED IMAGES: THE EPIC YEARS: 4CD BOXSET


Disc: 1
1. INTRO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
2. LOVE AND KISSES
3. REAL TOYS
4. IDOLS
5. LEGIONNAIRE
6. FAITHLESS
7. BECKONING STRINGS
8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
9. MIDNIGHT
10. A DAYS WAIT
11. LEAVE ME ALONE
12. INSECTS
13. OUTRO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
14. DEAD POP STARS
15. SENTIMENTAL
16. LEAVE ME ALONE (CASSETTE SINGLE)
17. WHO CARES?
18. A DAYS WAIT (7❠VERSION)
19. SO WE GO WHISPERING
20. JEEPSTER

Disc: 2
1. PINKY BLUE
2. SEE THOSE EYES
3. FORGOTTEN
4. LITTLE BROWN HEAD
5. SEE YOU LATER
6. SONG SUNG BLUE
7. FUNNY FUNNY ME
8. THINK THAT IT MIGHT
9. I COULD BE HAPPY
10. JUMP JUMP
11. GOODNIGHT AND I WISH
12. I COULD BE HAPPY (7❠VERSION)
13. INSECTS (RE-RECORD)
14. DISCO POP STARS
15. HOW ABOUT THAT THEN (I MISSED MY TRAIN)
16. THINK THAT IT MIGHT (DANCE MIX)
17. HAPPY NEW YEAR
18. REAL TOYS (NEW VERSION)

Disc: 3
1. BRING ME CLOSER
2. ANOTHER LOST LOOK
3. LOVE TO STAY
4. NOW THAT YOUâ™RE HERE
5. DONâ™T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE
6. STAND SO QUIET
7. CHANGE OF HEART
8. THINKING ABOUT YOU
9. SURPRISE ME
10. I DONâ™T WANT TO KNOW
11. DONâ™T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE (7❠VERSION)
12. LAST GOODBYE
13. ANOTHER LOST LOOK (LIVE)
14. LOVE TO STAY (7❠VERSION)

Disc: 4
1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (DANCE MIX)
2. I COULD BE HAPPY (DANCE MIX)
3. SEE THOSE EYES (EXTENDED MIX)
4. PINKY BLUE (DANCE MIX)
5. JUMP JUMP / THINK THAT IT MIGHT (SEGUED DANCE MIX)
6. DONâ™T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE (EXTENDED DANCE MIX)
7. BRING ME CLOSER (DANCE MIX)
8. LOVE TO STAY (DANCE MIX)