What a Pleasure! The Tom Tom Club Close to the Bone on cd is a long awaited pleasure, I am so happy to have received this cd after waiting so many years.I used to play nearly every track from Close to the Bone on the college radio station at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU, in the early eighties and to have it now with the bonus tracks is fantastic! This is a foxy world!
Much like Book of Love's debut album was recently reissued while the original pressing was still in print and loaded with 12" mixes not on the reissues, this release of the Tom Tom club's debut does the same thing. In essence, if you want the alternate bonus tracks included here, you need to own both versions of the CD, because the original CD had ALL the 12" mixes from the singles.It seems this release was a marketing scheme to get more money out of hardcore fans because they knew what we really wanted--a ..
I agree wrapping Close to the Bone in this over-priced package was bad idea, and it should have been released separately.After a 25 year wait, I have to say the release of Close to the Bone on CD was a bit of a disappointment. I knew the CD version was going to lack the warmth and depth of the analog recording, but I was not expecting it to this degree. The life has literally been squeezed out of it. What a shame.I suppose I can get used to it, but like bad medicine, it'll go down easier if I hold my nos..