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FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
Four albums in the first wave of releases
FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
All Tabu Re-born reissues are packaged as casebound book packs
FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
Alexander O’Neal’s debut is a two-disc set

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
Period photos, original vinyl labels and lyrics inside


FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
Consistent design and approach across all releases

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
S.O.S. Band / III

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
Cherrelle / Fragile

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues
Brainstorm / Stormin’

FIRST PICTURES / Tabu reissues


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James Reeno

No thanks…don’t like books. Jewel cases can be replaced in years to come..these cannot!

Also–The mastering on the original Tabu cd’s is superior. Little or no brick walling, and done from the original master tapes when they were fresh.

Eric

Hi Bob, at present (in the UK) we’ve only had the first of the Alex, Cherrelle and SOS Band titles, and all are blighted by vinyl-sourced rips (aka needle drops) – check the reviews on amazon.co.uk – so the Brainstorm titles haven’t gone public yet. It would be great if some of the series had properly-sourced masters; I guess time will tell how many do.

I’m Bob (Professor RJ) Ross, a founding member of Brainstorm. That’s me with the red scarf on the back cover of the “Stormin'” album. Christian sent me a copy in the mail. I don’t know what everyone is talking about. I think the package looks fabulous. You did a great job, and I’m honored to be a part of your historic reissue. ProfessorRJRoss.com

Eric

Turns out most if not all the bonus material on each release are bloody vinyl rips!!!! What a joke.

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Eric

I’d have bought the entire series, if they’d been in jewelcases. Even the stuff I’m not familiar with. Now I sadly won’t.

Richward

I was looking forward to the Alexander O’Neal reissues, but I loathe, loathe, loathe the pockets for the discs. Far too easy to scratch, often discs already scratched when you remove them. What’s wrong with a plastic tray?

Simon

I have several Hip-O releases in book format and have been lucky enough not to experience the same problems as correspondents above.

My big concern here is whether there really is the market to sustain this format of release across all Tabu products. How many UK buyers will buy the Kathy Mathis and Rhonda Clark albums, and how many people will wait and then buy the Alexander O’Neal and SOS Band boxes? I’m worried that poor sales will see this project pulled up short.

Eric

Much as I love the aesthetics of these casebound books, I have to agree with Marko. My personal experience of them in the past has not been good, and it would have been fine to have them in hinged 2CD jewelcases. I’d have been happier to buy them in that format, simply because it’s less hassle finding undamaged copies.

Marko

Anyway, except packaging this is really great reissue. Especially all S.O.S. Band albums & Alexander O’Neal first two albums. Next year will be release of all S.O.S. Band albums in one box (different package – hope will be better than this one casebound book edition).

Mike

Agreed hate the pocket for cd’s – my deacon blue ones were scratched. Why anyone in their right mind thinks they are acceptable is beyond me..

Marko

Same problem with Deacon Blue reissue. Every single disc is completely scratched. On some disc (especially DVD) is problem with glue. Edsel send me another disc for free when i wrote them about this problem. Maybe in the future nylon will solve this problem & protect disc properly, but i rather prefer jewel cases. I always hate digipacks & casebound books.

fred smith

Believe me,the covers mark easily,the ‘Aladdin Sane’ double disc reissue was packaged like these,and the discs are fiddly to remove…at least the SOS Band albums are being given a proper reissue this time,with the bonus tracks…..though as stated before,these reissues are missing certain tracks …where’s the ‘Will You Satisfy’ remixes by Cherrelle for instance?

Melvin

Wow, these books look stunning. Looks like lovely reissues and I’m tempted to buy the Alexander O’Neal and SOS Band discs.

Marko

Awful package. Discs have probably some scratches or glue right from the start. Also, I am not buying book & don’t like these book-ish look. Prefer jewel cases, because of better disc protection.

Bert

Those look fantastic. I’m now inclined to go buy more of them than I’d planned.