Business As Usual
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Vinyl, Limited Edition
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Naturally, then, I was excited to see it remastered with bonus tracks from the band's "Golden Era", and snatched up a copy right away. The new remastering is excellent and it is superior in sound quality in many ways to the original CD that has occupied my player for so long. The liner notes are helpful and give a nice retrospective for fans of the band, along with a lot of unique pix of the lads.
Which brings me to the extra stuff. The bonus cuts are a very cool and welcome addition. I loved Crazy and F-19 (an experimental ditty if there ever was one), but was frankly puzzled by the addition of the live tracks from the "Brazil" album. Why? I was hoping to get live performances from the "Business as Usual" era, but was instead confronted with two tracks that I already have on another disc! This was somewhat disappointing to me. Why not include live performances from 1981 or thereabouts instead of the reunion concert tracks? Another glaring omission is the b-side "Anyone for Tennis?" which should be on this disc but is sorely lacking.
All that aside, the two 1980s-era b-sides and the remastering make this a must-have for any MAW fan. Enjoy!
In retrospect, their first album is world-class pop music. It had a definable, unique sound...borrowed from a few sources, sure, but gelling into a wholly original package. The singles were marvelous radio singalongs, but the rest of the album has variety, depth and some impressive musicianship!
The remastering has resulted in the crisp sonic reproduction of a sound that will take you back twenty years, in the time span of a sax break. If the name "Men At Work" gives you any sort of fond recollections, this will be a most worthwhile purchase.
Contrary to the notes, "F 19" was released in the US--just barely. It was originally the B-side of "Be Good Johnny," the band's third single for CBS Australia. That single was never released in the US, but "F 19" finally appeared stateside in 1983 on a 12" with "It's a Mistake" and a remix of "Who Can It Be Now?" I know because I have one. Justice was done here, because "F 19" was a staple of MAW's stage act and is easily their best instrumental.
And whoever mastered this overmodulated it to hell--it just about blew me out of my chair when I first played it. Once I ran it through an MP3 editor and cut the gain a bit, it was fine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Men at Work’s debut album from 1982 is among the best catchy and intelligent pop music to come from the 1980s. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Morten Vindberg
I purchased the product specifically for the exceptional flute playing of Greg Ham on track 3 "Down Under " . Track 1 "Who Can It Be Now ? Read morePublished 6 months ago by ERROL J BRECKNELL
When I first had this, on vinyl, I wore the damn thing to shreads. I really liked it - a LOT. Disc-wise, this still holds up nicely. Read morePublished 6 months ago by By CJs Pirate
Excellent Album, one of the best of the eighties. No filler here, every song is good.Published 6 months ago by Seeker
This is my favorite piece of music to come out of the 80s. That being said, I really do not like the sharp highs of this remaster as some have noted. Read morePublished 7 months ago by hemmster
I have this on vinyl somewhere - always liked this band and was sorry they were so short lived. This Australian band had several big hits in the 1980s starting with the classic... Read morePublished 8 months ago by P. Nicholson
Great CD- I just wish it had Overkill on it because I don't want to buy a whole other CD just for that song, which I love. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ellen in nj