"This one almost never made it to your ears! Most of the songs were lost due to machine breakage in the studio. Thankfully Claude S. was able to go back and recover the band's favorite songs! I think this is a wonderful continuation in the evolution of The Box. It starts with the catchy "The Great Divide," (the only A-Box song in 2/3 tempo?), which has a great melody and cool harmonizing. "Sunday," a few tracks later is one you'll be humming along to in no time as well. My favorites by far are "Un-reconciled" and "Goodbye." These are two of their best songs ever! "Un-reconciled" is a result of a beautiful yet haunting piano and Claude's one of a kind way of painting emotions with his words and voice. "Goodbye" is a synth laden joy. Not only did I love the words, but the layering and blending of the voice and music. Anyone that has ever been through a break-up will appreciate this one. Of course the rest of the CD is awesome, I just wanted to touch on some high points. I am so thrilled this has been released. Definitely add this to your collection..."
TruConsumer | Springfield, MA USA | 03/05/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The story goes the studio tape recorder used to record this album, was also the one to nearly destroy it. Hence the title, "recovered". I find it really really hard to find redeeming songs on this comp. Nothing on it really fits in with "Peace", "Hope", "Worth", or "elektrodelica". the tracks are sort of moody and dark, maybe 2 are catchy, but mostly are just rough sketches of tossed-away song ideas. But it's still a nice trip back with the 'old' gang, and their now 'old' sound. (i.e. guitarless)."
Slightly disappointed loyal fan
Douglas Bell | Pennsylvania, United States | 05/13/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a diehard Anything Box fan who has had to search long and hard to buy all of their albums from obscure record labels. The cd states that they wanted to have a "more Kraftwerkian sound, simple, basic." This is exactly what you get. While all of their other cd's have disappeared, i'd wouldn't want to see this CD stand alone to represent an incredible Synthpop band. The die-hard A-Box fans, like myself, will undoubtedly buy the cd and I'm sure they will find enough songs to justify the cheap price. Casual listeners may not be as impressed."
For all the far fans
otis | Anahiem Ca | 09/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My friend works with Claude from Anything Box at a music store. If you want some info on their upcoming shows just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I heard most of the songs and i must say you wont be dissapointed. Their gonna play a show with Channel in Anahiem next month so if your from around here check them out. I hear they might sign with Matador. Cheers"