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Happiness is the Road Deluxe Edition

Or whatever it is called.

Arrived in the mail, and there’s my name correctly spelled and everything in the extended book for CD2.

When I ordered it, I didn’t quite get the overall point of it.  What the band did was use the extra funds it cost to pre-order the sucker to fund the actual production of the work.  That explains my “what the fuck” reaction to the charge that appeared on my credit card when I did the pre-order.  I have no objections.

Scanning through the lyrics, there is a lot of ‘kumbaya, life is the journey not the destination’ blah blah there.  Not knowing all the details of Hogarth’s divorce and further personal life, it is obvious that it has had a lot of impact on his writing.  It will come as no surprise to anyone that I’m not a big fan of the whole ‘kumbaya’ thing, but that didn’t detract from Marbles so I can’t really complain.

I’ll probably have a longer review at some point, but my initial reaction seems to be holding.  It isn’t as good as Marbles, especially since it doesn’t have the sort of standout brilliant song like “The Invisible Man” but overall, it’s a solid piece of work.

posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:45 PM Print
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