Skyclad | Michigan | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion, Alice has always been at his best when he injects huge amounts of dark humor into his songs. Also, I tend to like the songs that tell full stories instead of the songs that are more written like poems. This album is beginning to end both funny and full of Alice being a sort of bard weaving one insane story after another. A must own."
Not Remastered BUT Better Than Import soundwise
S. Goodpaster | USA | 02/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Edit from earlier post
Well after further listening and comparing this side by side with the import. I must say though not remastered this reissue sounds better than the import with more punch. I don't know why collectors choice didn't get the same results from their reissue of Special Forces. See my review on that one...I would recommend this reissue of Zipper Catches Skin over the import. I would also recommend the reissue of DaDa over the import as well as the sound is slightly better on the reissue of DaDa.
Earlier Post Below
Well I received my purchase today for the Zipper Catches Skin, Special Forces and DaDa Cds. While these 3 lost years albums are among my favorites from Alice. I had bought these 3 reissues hoping that they would have been treated to a remastering that they do truly deserve but didn't get this second time around. ???
The highlights of these reissues are the 2 bonus tracks For Britain Only - On Zipper and finally we get Special Forces with the track that was left off the original album at the last minute by Alice because he felt it didn't fit in with the rest of the tracks on the album..though the record company didnt have time to change the cover to omit the track from the listing. We finally get the album as it was listed with "Look At You Over There Ripping the Sawdust From My Teddy Bear" .
I really wish there had been something extra that they had included on DaDa but we get nothing.
Ok if you are a diehard Alice fan such as myself you allready have these as imports and you also have the 2 bonus tracks from the box set Life And Crimes.
These reissues are good for the fan though that don't have these as imports or the box set. Also good that these are available here in the U.S so you don't have to pay the import price.
My question is When is Warner Brothers gonna wake up and give their Alice catalog the remastering they deserve along with bonus tracks etc? They did it to Billion Dollar Babies and Atlantic did it with Welcome To My Nightmare. Warner Brothers and Rhino needs to get this done as it is surly needed!"