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Worst "bonus tracks" on reissued albums?

Old 05-12-03, 09:24 PM
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Worst "bonus tracks" on reissued albums?

I was inspired to ask this based on a couple J-Tull re-releases I recently picked up. Sure, interviews are interesting, but come on! I don't want to cruise down the road to listen to Ian Anderson talk for 15 minutes...
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Old 05-12-03, 10:20 PM
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I guess I'd choose the Interview one. I've never owned an album that has bouns tracks that consist of an interview with the band, but it seems like it'd be kinda lame.

Many people believe that ANY bonus tracks are evil because they disrupt the album as it was orignally intended. I can agree with that somewhat, especailly if its an album that has an overall mood to it, or ends with a really strong track.

Personally, I figured out how to press "stop" after the final album track, so it doesn't bother me.
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Old 05-12-03, 11:55 PM
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yeah dude, i actually agree with you. if there are going to be bonus tracks, why not just include a bonus disc for them? IE "The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" 30th Anniversary edition. The price is not that much more than a single cd, and the original album doesn't have anything tacked on the end of it.

there are, however, some great albums which include bonus tracks that are very interesting indeed.
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Old 05-13-03, 12:31 AM
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Some of the bonus mixes on the Queen reissues are simply horrid (We Will Rock You comes to mind)
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Old 05-13-03, 12:26 PM
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Damn, ViewAskewbian beat me to it.

I have to agree. That's the very first thought I had. Though I have to admit, on the CD cover, it lists the bonus track as a track ruined by Rick Rubin. Ain't that the truth.
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Sometimes they throw radio ads on at the end, but those are usually too short and funny to really be obtrusive. I know I have two CD's that do this, but the only one I can think of off-hand is at the end of Transformer.
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Old 05-13-03, 08:20 PM
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The extra tracks on the Motley Crue ReIssues SUCK hard.
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Old 05-13-03, 08:59 PM
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The worst?

Ozzy's new versions of "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" where the drum and bass tracks on both albums were re-recorded.
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Old 05-14-03, 03:39 AM
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yeah, re-recordings are pretty offensive. who actually wants to hear that crap?
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