I got CD sets of the first four albums (always found Let The Snakes.. to be a slight album, substance and length-wise, so passed on that). As others here and elsewhere have been saying, it's the 'new' version of Ignite The Seven Cannons that holds the most interest. It's lovely to finally be able to hear some of Maurice Deebank's guitar parts more clearly. After Primitive Painters and Elegance Of An Only Dream, The Day The Rain Came Down is my favourite on there, and with the Guthrie veil lifted you can finally properly hear Maurice's beautifully light and fluid playing on the verse parts. Smashing!
Just been looking at the reviews of the re-issues on Amazon, bearing in mind we're a loyal fanbase and I doubt many of the comments are by new converts, the reviews are terrible, 2 out of 5 seems to be the norm for the packaging and the prices haven't dropped yet from the ridiculous near £30 just yet! I'll stick to my old copies and the cracking new Go Kart Mozart cd. If anyone's interested someone's offering Goldmine Trash Cd for £104, roll up!