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1 Song Short of Perfection
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2016
Kudos for recreating the embossed cover of the original . . . many re-releases skip that detail. Unfortunately, they kinda left out one crucial item. This record (vinyl version) does NOT include "But Not Tonight"!!!!!!!! I understand that vinyl LP's don't have as much run time as CD's, but that's neither here nor there. The original LP had 12 songs and this only has 11. I've included a photo of the two side-by-side, in case someone doesn't believe me. If it were a castaway afterthought of a song, I probably wouldn't even be writing this review, but this is "But Not Tonight"!!!!!! It is one of the best Depeche Mode songs, period . . . not just one of the best on this album. I'll admit that I never bothered to read the track listing before I ordered, so shame on me. Then again, why would I? An LP is an LP and they should be capable of replicating the original. Why the hell would they cut one of the best songs??????
That all said, the other 11 songs are strong and it's still a great album. It just isn't the album I remember.