Not sure who this is aimed at
Jed | UK | 03/31/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly I''ll say that I love all 4 albums in this box set, so my middling 3 star rating is not so much for the albums themselves as the whole concept of this set.
So what's in the box? There are the four albums in a kind of "mini LP" format ie each album has it's own sleeve similar to the old vinyl sleeves, but reproduced in the size of a CD. I kind of like the idea, as it has a certain charm, but Motorhead are a mean and dirty rock & roll band and the mini sleeves have the unfortunate effect of reminding you of those small variety pack breakfast cereal packs where each type of cereal comes in it's own mini one bowl sized packet. I personally wasn't put off but I thought it worth mentioning!
Apart from the 4 albums in mini LP format there is a small fold out poster containing a very brief biography from Malcolm Dome with colour photos liberally scattered on it, and a rather pointless small black bit of card with the "Motorhead England" logo. I might also point out here that although thr artwork may look okay on the small Amazon pic, up close it looks quite tacky. The medal looks very much liked a rushed Paint Shop Pro job.
The hardcore fan would surely rather be getting the 2 CD Expanded editions of these albums. So perhaps this is a set to get someone as a "sampler" of some of Motorheads best music. Although I don't traditionally adhere to the idea that the Clarke era was the absolute best lineup, most of Motorheads more well known songs are here making this a good choice for someone unfamiliar with Motorhead.
So it's a mid price no frills box set with just standard editions of 4 albums. Buy according to your needs!"