Featuring older material
Jay M | Dublin, Ireland | 01/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the album title indicates this collection features material right from when the band first started out. Throughout it you can trace their development in sound, though the material itself only covers a brief moment of time in Front 242's career, from 1981 to 1985.It is very much a good buy. Fans of Front 242 should get this as it features material from various early albums and EP's by the group, which some may have missed. Sounding much more basic than their later works, the songs on here are early dance songs and electro tracks. It shows the group honing their sound and working on sounds. For those that are not as into their later hard dance works such as 'Up Evil' or 'Off' then this maybe a better bet.The best songs on here are 'U-Men', the instrumental 'Kampfbereit', the almost hip-hop-ish, breakbeat 'Take One', 'Lovely Day' and the swooping 'Don't Crash'."
I'll always return to my first love!
tiger_lux | Nippon | 03/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great complilation album. I personally prefer Front 242's early work to the later, dance-oriented stuff. The only tracks I don't care for are the 2 live ones at the end. This album has completely withstood the test of time. I've had it for almost 10 years now, and I had the original vinyl records before that. Groups like Prodigy or Chemical Brothers I'll like for a few years, and then grow sick of them and toss them, always returning to this amazing album and my other favorite Front 242 record, Offical Version. The more I listen, the more I love it, and the more there is to hear. Headhunter and Welcome to Paradise are cool dance tunes, but they are a little forced, and pop-ish in comparison."
Excellent early material but BEWARE of what you're getting.
M. J. Kulengosky | NYC Metro Area Landfill | 06/30/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"this is a great album. showcases much of 242's earlier material but, i should've looked more closely at amazon's item description. apparently they're making CDR copies on-demand of 'out of print' titles. so, yes, it's a CDR (for 12 dollars). doesn't come with the original artwork, only a bad, digital print of the original artwork and a terribly abbreviated version of it at that.
i was hoping to replace my cassette copy of this release with the a factory manufactured CD but am extremely disappointed with the CDR copy i received. i could've illegally downloaded the tracks and burned my own CDR if that's what i was after.