London Calling/Vanilla Tapes

I've spent the last few days listening to the new Clash release, "London Calling - The Legacy Edition".  The original tunes have been remastered and sound crisp.  They really were the "Only Band That Matters" for a while there.  A completely amazing collection of music that doesn't wear thin, even after 20 years.  (Side note -- I wonder where I put that 8' x 4' blow-up poster of the album cover? It was on the wall in my college dorm...)

In addition to remastered sound, a 3rd CD is also included, the legendary "Vanilla Tapes".  Demos of the London Calling tunes, they are supposed to be a treat to the serious collector. You can hear the songs evolving into what was officially released.

I'm sure some folks are very happy these artifacts have been released, but IMHO, I have to say I'm not that impressed. Sure, I own my share of demos (official and unofficial). I'm used to the sometimes muddy sound and snippets of outtakes.  I think the issue is that reading various reviews, my expectations have been set high, apparently too high.

On a positive note, perhaps this release will herald the release of "Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg", the original version of "Combat Rock". Now that would be a score!