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This seems to be a combination of
various BBC broadcasts but the sound
quality is a mixed bag. Some tracks
are excellent but others suffer from
drop outs and fades. As a whole
the recording level is a little low.
The bootleg CD 'Play For Radio' has
all these tracks and in much better
quality. This album adds the official
BBC session with the first 3 tracks.
I felt it was worth it to hear Ariel for
the first time.
Strangely enough, the Forever on this
boot is not the same version I have
found elsewhere, it may not even be
the Cure!? It goes on about Hitler
and his bunker and when I first
heard it I could not recognize it being
the same Forever that is on Curiosity.
Maybe someone can enlighten me.
I don't know about the 'inside the bunker'
song, it may be something from Easy Cure
or even Malice (sung by Martin or Lol),
but to me Invasion of the Bodysnatchers
is a bootleg really worthwhile listening
to. Ariel is a natural highlight, and I
especially like the versions of
Siamese twins, and The figurehead. The
laughter version of Grinding halt;
Desperate journalist is also worth
P.S The Play for radio does not have
the exact same track listing (missesAriel).
This bootleg is good with the exception that my
record set was really slowed down. I had to use
the pitch on the record player to speed it up
and actully get it to play at the right speed.
The other things that stand out in this bootleg
is the fact that you actully hear the DJ mention
the title of some of the songs. Such as
The Holy Hour and Ariel. None of the
other boots I have heard have ever done
this. As far as the last song goes, I
believe that they did not know what else
to put so they put on another song. I
believe it sounds like the sex pistols or
something to that effect. If you find it
at a good price pick it up. The labels of
the records have wierd pictures on them.
Frankly, I just bought it for 2 and only 2 reasons. First : The person who sold me IOTB-S has fixed a VERY low price for it ;
Second : it contains the legendaries FOREVER and ARIEL songs !!! Besides those reasons, there is no healthy reasons for buying such crap
Where sould I begin ? The sound : horrible...as if recorded with a playtoy cassette recorder (which I suspect is the case)... You constantly
hear violent interruptions at the end of almost all tracks (seems like the dude was toying with the stop/pause button). First I thought I was
listening to some old Cure demos... but I've abandoned such a theory since I heard a voice like a radio announcer... Some tracks seems to be
recorded from the radio (maybe from a live retransmission, or some exclusive promo gig at the local radio stations... I can't be sure). The
credits : there are no credits anywhere... Seems like an home-made bootleg to me. Mystery, mystery... which suits well the b-movie style of
the bootleg (the strange pics as labels in the middle of each side).
Don't waste your time looking for that album, and don't waste your money on it neither... you'd be sorry.