Business As Usual
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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!
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.
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Great. I like it. There are a number of hits on it and the others cuts on it are pleasant. Great shipping and handling.Published 7 days ago by Desert Dandy
The vinyl came earlier than expected sounded incredibleand was not dameged in any way I would buy again and this would make a great gift for any men at work fan or vinyl... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Spritz
This is one of my favorite records of all time. So catchy and musically well done. Men at Work will always hold a special place in my musical heart.Published 4 months ago by Nick T
One of the best albums of the 80s. I'm buying it for the second time. The hits are great, the non-hits maybe even better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scotte Dunham