Reply to "Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?"

slowpogo posted:
Dazz posted:

 what we have but there are a lot of holes in the discography not covered by these "definitive" re-issues. It appears that a certain amount of revisionism is at play here!

I don't think Neil or anyone else ever promised these reissues would include EVERYthing they ever did. That was never the point. So I don't get where the "revisionism" accusation comes from. There were always going to be choices of which tracks made it and what didn't. The goal as Neil stated was, every track had to have a solid case for why it should be included. He also didn't want to spoil the myth of the band too much. There are several interviews at this point explaining the thoughts behind the bonus tracks.

The revisionism accuisation comes from judging that NOW is something is not good enough to release when apparently it was good enough back then. In this case, there is nothing wrong with it at all except that Neil doesn't like it. So to ignore it, or anything that was previously issued, seems to be another way of saying it never happened and we only ever issued real good stuff that we liked. In some cases you can understand why a band would rather not acknowlege some excrement that they issued but there is nothing at wrong with CH's version of "She's Not There" other than a member doesn't believe it's as good as the original (or even Santana's 1977 version apparently, so abhorrent is the CH version). Which in plain language is a carp assertion.

 

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