Soul Mining (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [Box Set] Image
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  • Summary: The remastered reissue of the major label debut from the British band led by Matt Johnson includes a 12" LP of alternative remixes and versions of songs only on vinyl.
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  1. Jul 21, 2014
    100
    A patchwork of catholic musical influences stitched tightly together by one man's peculiar, expansive vision of pop: Soul Mining is a brilliant and very idiosyncratic album.
  2. Jul 21, 2014
    90
    Soul Mining is arguably Johnson's defining work: ambitious, strange, exciting. And, 30-odd years on, remarkably fresh. [Aug 2014, p.86]
  3. 90
    This lovingly and lavishly packaged reissue is a timely reminder of what a supremely focused and satisfying record Soul Mining is.
  4. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Restored to Johnson;s original running order, it closes with the dissociative dance of Giant, a final defiant gesture on a record that squares up to tomorrow and--against the odds--wins. [Aug 2014, p.102]
  5. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    This new edition adds a second disc of extended 12” mixes, on which his sonic daring truly takes flight.
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