There's a good reason why outtakes are called outtakes. The deluxe edition of the successful Yo-La-Tengo album "Fade", which was released just one year after the first release of the album, underlines this thesis more than clearly. "Fade" describes a journey through relatively uniform soundscapes, which are as harmonious as they are atmospheric. With the additional CD "Fade Out" some tracks have been added that didn't make it onto the album. And since these songs would not justify a complete CD because of their total length, they have been extended by remixes and live recordings of the already released numbers. With the "new" songs, however, it quickly becomes clear why they didn't make it against the tracks that made it on "Fade". The live recordings, on the other hand, rather raise the question why Yo La Tengo don't finally release a fully-fledged CD that adequately captures their live power. Because the band knows best how to give their songs a completely different polish live. But do we really need a live recording and a remix in a deluxe edition of "Stupid Things"? Of course, this doesn't change anything about the class of "Fade".
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