Last week saw the release of John Lennon's "Imagine: The Ultimate Mix," a 2-LP, 84 CD/DVD/Blu-Ray set, that offers what Mrs. Lennon thinks is the "ultimate" version of the 1971 album, with an endless supply of outtakes and alternate versions. One version of that record is all I really need, but I was intrigued by an "ultimate mix," so I bought the double album. In a word, meh. I don't hear much of a difference in the mix at all, and the alternate versions on the second LP, will never get spun a second time. That said---
I was listening to Lou Reed's "Rock 'N' Roll Animal" last night, and something I really do need is a proper expansion of this classic live set.
How about one remastered double album, with the songs in sequence, containing the entire show? Now that's an "ultimate mix."
Is there something, an existing album or project, that you have on your wish list? A record that needs a proper release? With the current vinyl trend in full swing, complete discographies boxed up is not really what I am talking about. I wrote about The Pursuit Of Happiness' debut "Love Junk" last week, which got a smart reissue in a 2-LP remaster with bonus tracks, but as much as I love that set, it's just another recycled record, whereas the live Lou set has never been done before.
Let me know what you've got.