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One thing not clear from any of the descriptions of 40 Feat: The Hot Tomato Anthology is that there is no new material at all here. The various descriptions had made it appear that this would be raiding the Vaults, but it doesn't go beyond what has already been released.
The bulk of the first two disks is from the Raw Tomatoes and Ripe Tomatoes albums, then 5 tracks from Highwire Acts In St Louis, 4 from Live At The Ram's Head, 3 from Down Upon The Suwanee River, and 1 track each from Kickin' It At The Barn, and Barnstormin' Live Vols 1 and 2.
However, that said, there are some excellent performances here. I would recommend this as an historical overview of the Feat playing live. However, for Little Feat at their best, you really need to go for the two CD version of Waiting For Columbus first.
Nuff said? A few good tracks but all to 'samey'. I used to have the 'Time Loves A Hero' album and enjoyed that but this wasn't a patch on it......I may be giving it away as unlikely to listen to again....
I got a booklet with mine. Disk one is priceless. All Lowell rarities. Lowell George is "The Man" even if he did have small feet! The band had small shoes to fill when the did their comeback in 1989. The Craig Fuller years (the 1st half of disk 2) are really good. Disk one and two consist mainly of the best of the out of print Raw and Ripe Tomatoes compilations. The Shaun Murphy era really gets a bad rap but anything with the late great Richie Hayward playing drums is amazing! The 3rd disk is from 2003 & 2004. It's mainly from the DVD they made in St. Lois called "High Wire Act." I saw them the next night in Palatine, Illinois where the Mayor sang Willin' with them. Fun, party/jam band music.
This is a good basic set of 4 decades of their material. Great for a beginner or a nice set of their music. The problem is only track names are listed. No booklet, no track times, a 3 cd tri-fold cardboard wallet type case. It's the music I wanted, for serious collectors, you either have this or might be discouraged that there are no "goodies" with it. I still recommend it if you like their music or want some in your collection. They also recently released their first 10 CDs which I also got from Amazon. I still recommend it- Thank You for taking time to read this review