Renaissance -Box Set-
Deluxe eleven disc (nine CDs + two NTSC/Region 0 DVDs) box set. M People became one of the world's biggest dance and pop groups from the 1990s, selling more than 11 million records. Featuring the unmistakable voice of Heather Small joining Paul Heard, Shovel and founder and former Hacienda DJ Mike Pickering. This set features all four studio albums - remastered and expanded with single edits and rare mixes, each presented in gatefold sleeves with original artwork. Also includes an exclusive bonus disc of remixes by Frankie knuckles and David Morales. The two DVDs feature all the bands iconic promo videos, energised live performance (some previously unreleased) from 1993, 1994 and 1996, and new interviews with Paul, Mike and Shovell. Plus, a 48-page colour booklet includes images from the early line-up to later years and never before published photos. The band accumulated a staggering 20 top 40 singles including 'Moving On Up', 'One Night In Heaven', 'Sight For Sore Eyes', 'Search For A Hero', 'Just For You', 'Renaissance' and 'Natural Thing'.
However, the sound quality does not come close to a “24 Bit Digitally Remastered” as you would expect to get nowadays. I am not too fussed about not having the signed lyrics in the box even if my order was placed on 20 December 2019. A must have for sure, regardless. 🤗
Totally gutted when the most desired part, the music videos, were an NTSC disc which meant quality was like VHS/You Tube.
Considering they were originally PAL masters in SD, and a British based band, they should have released the DVD as PAL versions not inferior PAL to NTSC conversions.
Typical lazy attitude of most record companies. No mention anywhere of it.