Dr. Feelgood - All Through The City (With Wilko 1974-1977)
Yes! Yes! Yes! I don't care much about the umpteenth remastered version of the Dr. Feelgood canon according to Wilko Johnson, but this gave me the shivers. I only hold a promo copy in my hand and this consists of the three CDs sans DVD. Speaking of which, I believe I have seen more or less the complete footage on there, but I'm holding out for my commercial copy to make it through the post channels, and hopefully, the visual quality is better than the VHS can provide for, taken from tenth to twentieth generation tapes.
As for the audio part, I'm not sure when I'll be listening to the remastered (2006 and 2012) and live tracks. I'm not one giving myself a headache trying to figure out what's different from earlier releases of certain tracks. This is Dr. Feelgood in all its Wilko Johnson glory and the tracks to go for are on CD 3 (01 to 13). Bloody unbelievable! Tracks I didn't even know Dr. Feelgood had recorded ("Everybody's Carrying A Gun" or "Casting My Spell On You", both of which I had firmly placed in the Wilko Johnson repertoire only) or some instrumentals that I'd never thought I'd hear from our heroes. In the truest sense, these glittering diamonds are leftovers that were probably not considered good enough way back when, but today these outtakes are an archeologists dream come true.
These thirteen tracks alone make this boxset an item, for the true Dr. Feelgood fan, that's not to be missed. I believe, even if Wilko Johnson makes it true and releases a new CD this year with all new songs, this here is still going to be the star of the ticker parade for 2012.