Captain Beefheart

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The Best of the Buddah Years is, in fact, another confusing reissue of Captain Beefheart material existent elsewhere on different releases, and this disc is only this peak period reassembled in yet another configuration. This CD contains eight tracks from Safe As Milk, two from Mirror Man, and six from the release known as I May Be Hungry but I Sure Ain't Weird (aka "Safe As Milk Redux"). That the tracks all appeared elsewhere is no setback; as a best-of collection this puts the tracks together in a manner in which most self-respecting Captain Beefheart aficionados may make a mix tape for an uninitiated listener. Which begs the question of the real necessity of such a collection when there are already so many reissues available.

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