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Christmas With the Chipmunks
Christmas With the Chipmunks
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What was Capitol/EMI thinking?, November 19, 2008
In 2007, Capitol/EMI FINALLY released on CD the closest-to-perfect configuration to date of the Chipmunks' two original Christmas albums. All twenty-four original songs (plus a bonus track) were included. The original cover art from both volumes was used even replicating the "foil" look of the original 1960s LPs. The remastering was fantastic and it never sounded better. I heard details I'd never noticed before in my 30-odd years of listening to these albums. The only real negative was that they resequenced the tracks but that was forgiveable.

That version is now out of print (after one year!) and has been replaced with a new, but definitely NOT improved edition for 2008. When I first saw it I assumed it was simply a re-issue of the 2007 version with revised cover art (which I actually really like -- modernizes it a bit while keeping the original 1960s character designs.) Upon closer inspection however, I noticed that this new version has DROPPED FOUR TRACKS (as well as the bonus track.)

Two of the missing tracks ("Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" and "Wonderful Day") are nice but not essential. Dave's jazzy version of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" however was definitely a highlight and "Hang Up Your Stockin'" was one of the absolute best tracks on both albums. (The bonus track with Canned Heat was also dropped, but that's not a big deal.)

Thanks Capitol/EMI. You fixed it only to break it again. Such a shame.

If you can't track down the 2007 edition, then just wait and see if they get it right in 2009!


The Flintstones - The Complete Second Season
The Flintstones - The Complete Second Season
DVD ~ Various
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5 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be picky but..., December 9, 2004
why are "Flintstones - Season Two" and "Top Cat" marked as the "Hanna-Barbera CLASSIC Collection" but the earlier releases (Jonny Quest, Jetsons, Flintstones - Season One, Scooby Doo and Wacky Races) were all marked "Hanna-Barbera GOLDEN Collection?"

Was this just a sloppy error or have they changed the name of this collection halfway into the releases?


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series
DVD ~ Gil Gerard
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick question for others that have bought this set, November 17, 2004
I have been waiting for this to come out on video for years so even with the absence of extras, I am very excited about and happy with this release.

I just have one question for others that have purchased this set. Is there supposed to be a booklet included with this set? I wasn't really expecting one, the only reason I am asking is that the packaging has a flap on the inside cover that was obviously designed to hold one but only contained an advertisement for other Universal TV show DVD sets. It just seems strange (and stupid) that they would go to the trouble and expense to build a pocket into the packaging just for a marketing piece.

I just wanted to check before I exchanged it for another copy and found out that's all there is. Thanks!


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