Buying the LPs sampled on “Nice Enough to Eat” – the final furlong.
More on the “Collectors’ Edition” CD.
One of the most impressive things about this CD is its back cover, where Tim Booth from scratch “remixed” the graphic from the back cover of the LP. It is interesting to compare the two.
In the “remix”, the colouring is clearly different, there are no cannons, and the ship’s bow is plainer, with no name. The name “The Serene Boy” appears instead on the topmost banner. The sails on the ship are billowing in the opposite direction from that on the LP. There is the same waterline, with all the curious aquatic creatures and the inverted airliner below it, but distributed differently. The 14 tracks are listed in three neat columns, the third restricted to the bonus tracks. There is a code bar, and the copyright notice, but no other credits. Amongst the aquatic creatures is, in the same style as them, at the far left, the word “Hux”. There are two more ships on the horizon, to the left of The Serene Boy. The “Patrick Pearse” flag is at the rear instead of at the top. There are no caped men in the sky.
At the top right, in place of the serial number, are the words “Collectors’ Edition”. There are no cliffs to the right, and the “faces in a cloud” motif is different. An addition is Roy Rogers, who is shown above the uniformed man.
Apart from these items, on the whole Tim Booth has brilliantly recreated the original. He clearly remains an extremely talented chap in this regard.