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I never hated Don’t Tell a Soul as much as some other diehard Mats fans, but always really wanted to hear these other versions, especially after reading Trouble Boys. Speaking of that, here’s Mehr, who wrote the liner-notes for this box set with a really weird format.

“While it’s impossible to unhear a record that’s been around for three decades, this version, Don’t Tell A Soul Redux, is the album the band made and intended to release. In addition to Matt Wallace’s mix, Redux also restores several crucial elements from the sessions, including original drums tracks, vocal takes and tempos that were altered in post-production…[and] the band’s original sequence of the album.”

The box also includes a contemporary live set. I saw them on that tour, and they were quite good.  My birthday is in a couple of weeks. You can pre-order it for me here.

6 Replies to “Fappity Fappity Fappity Fap”

  1. Tim was the record that got me hooked. So I got on the bandwagon there, and moved forward, and sort of worked my way backwards from Don’t Tell A Soul.

    1. Yeah, I’m hoping for an mp3 release. I’m not as excited about the live part, and could care less about the bonus cassette.

  2. Box sets always contain more than any reasonable person would want. As for Don’t Tell a Soul, I felt the same as FE. I was somewhat let down, but I didn’t hate it. It really wasn’t bad, just not great like its predecessors. I don’t get fans who expect an endless run of greatness. It’s never happened, and it never will.

  3. I think what really bugged people about DTAS was that it sounded like they were cleaning up to sell more records. Really nothing wrong with trying to break out of the club grind after all those years,

    1. Yep, too polished was the criticism I remember most. I liked it well enough, but I am curious to hear the record the band wanted.

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