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    • CommentAuthorbsmuheep
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009
    What do you think about compilations? Are they all worth buying for collecting purposes?
    At first I was not interested in compilations. I remember passing on the Best Of LP when it was released because it was meaningless spending of money on a stuff I already had. I regret it now, since I have yet to find a copy of the Israeli release of it;-)))
    Later I passed on the 3CD Two Decades In Rock set, and the first Still Eavy Still Proud CD. It took me ages to find those afterwards. I even considered to pass on the Time Of Revelation set, when I saw it in a store. Luckily I bought it anyway, since it looked like something special.
    I did bought one compilation CD, a 1986 German Best Of, but just because at the time, it was the only Heep CD I could put my hands on.
    Later, when I became a "collector", I started buying compilation LPs, and I would buy any I'll find. But I'm not interested in compilations CDs. I have a few, mostly the special ones like Chapter&Verse, "official" Best Of's, TOR, Lansdowne Tales, Rariries From the Bronze Age, and a few others. But there are so many Heep compilation CDs out there, many the same, with just a different artwork, so I don't consider them as must have items.
    What is your take on it?
    I only have one compilation so far, that dreadful one which is the only one you can find in the American stores with a picture of the wrong lineup that does not match the songs inside.

    Later on I will probably buy a few more, but it's low on my list of priorities. If the price is right, I will get them though.
    • CommentAuthorBBH
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2009
    I have quite a few compilation CDs but they are definately not a priority for me. Because I started my collection of Heep quite late compared to many the compilation at that time had a purpose for me. The likes of Time Of Revelation, Chapter and Verse and Rarities from the Bronze Age all had some new tracks or new versions to me at that time. The Travellers In Time was a present from my daughter one Christmas and the Blood On Stone was a natural option to follow as it was the second Anthology to go with TIT. I must admit to buying other compilations mainly because they were cheap.
    Basically, it's the same like Boris and Iain. On vinyl, I take all, I have a couple of more special compilations like Lansdown Tapes and Time Of Revelation and a lot of uninteresting compilations I only bought, because they where cheap.
    In fact, I stopped buying different pressings on cd. Only when I see one for a very low price I pick it up.