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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a "carbon copy", October 17, 2005
This review is from: Back Against the Wall (Audio CD)
Excuse me? "Not one minor deviation from the source material?" Anyone who would say this must not be very familiar with the source material. For one thing, I don't remember any (Ian Anderson) flute on the original "The Thin Ice." The tempo of "Another Brick... pt. 1" is about half a measure slower. The vocals are different, for the most part (check out "Young Lust). And there's a Japanese-style guitar interlude in the middle of "Comfortably Numb."

This is not a Xerox copy, it is a faithful tribute.

Besides, would you prefer a hack job with extreme liberties taken? Would you prefer it sound nothing like the original? Halfway like the original?

Wouldn't be much of a tribute, then, would it?

Yes, it's faithful, down to the sound effects and background voices. But it is distinctly different from the original, on every track.

I do have a couple of reservations, but ironically, they are about the parts that deviate too much from the original. At times they are jarring--at least, if you know the source material as well as I do.

If you're a collector, this is a must-have. Don't pay attention to the naysayers. They just don't get it.
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