Mobile Fidelity reissued two of the Jam's best albums, All Mod Cons and Sound Affects, on one gold CD. Although these are two classic records, only hardcore Jam fans will need to acquire this disc, since it carries such a high retail price. Granted, Mobile Fidelity's remastering is very good, but the remastering on the box set Direction Reaction Creation matches it, and that five-disc set is available for roughly twice the price of this single disc. Audiophiles will prefer this version, and they'll gladly play the steep ticket price, but most Jam fans will be satisfied with either the remastered CD versions of the individual albums or the box set.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine