- Audio CD (October 12, 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
- Label: Superfecta
- ASIN: B0002ZDW7G
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,352 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Quick Step & Side Kick Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Finally, a record label that invests some time and effort in order to correctly put out a reissued album ... well, almost. I'm talking about Edsel Records, a division of the independent U.K.-based Demon Music Group. Licensed from Arista head Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Demon-Edsel went the extra mile by compiling a 2-disc collection of the Thompson Twins' 'Quick Step & Side Kick' project with extensive liner notes and great packaging to top it off.
I must admit that I never thought I would add a Thompson Twins studio album to my collection. The list price and excellent b-sides, cassette remixes, and 12" remixes are the real incentives here, since I do not own the majority of this music in my collection. I was only a couple years old when this album was released, so I have no memory of the time of the release of this album. However, I grew up with the hits from this album on the radio, so I was curious about the album tracks and bonus tracks which I haven't heard.
The remastering here is okay, adding clarity to the recordings. I must admit that the remastering treatment is not among the best upgrades that I've heard. In fact, it is rather disappointing. Most of the tracks sound good, but personally I think that they could have benefited from a little extra kick and bass. The mastering volume is rather low by today's audio standards, which may or may not be positive, depending on your own music tastes. Personally, I'll go for the punchy, wide sound, but if you're looking for that kind of mastering here you will be let down. Furthermore, a few of the bonus tracks sound like they could have been pulled from vinyl sources, perhaps do to the original master tapes being lost.Read more ›
As a previous reviewer mentioned, I too lament the fact that there is still quite a bit of material missing as bonus extended tracks released on the 1982 U.S. Arista cassette release (then titled Sidekicks for the American market)not included on the remaster. However, this is still an awesome title to own by one of the 80's most distinct and creative musical groups from Europe !
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes the Thompson Twins or just GOOD 80's music in general.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome in 1983, NOW EVEN BETTER! The 180g Vinyl and color is spectacular! Well worth having on all counts.Published 22 days ago by Ronald Peters
On time today from the u.k. lp looks great in yellow , sounds great too. This is a e.u. pressing made very well. Twins rock long beach. MphPublished 5 months ago by marcos p. huereque
A must have for any Twins fan! Twice the music than the original release.Published 9 months ago by firstnovaprime
Good classic British synth pop from the 80's. Their best album.Published 18 months ago by The Shraun