I’ve got the UK version of this but not the others. How many are aware that the three versions are quite different? Not only are there songs on each one that aren’t found on the others, but also in many cases where it looks like the same song is on multiple releases, it’s actually two different performances.
The guy at this site: http://mother.pfunkarchive.com/motherpage/discog-top.html (who is a fine motherfunker indeed) has laid it out for us quite comprehensively.
Considering how hard to come by this is (well it’s not hard, anyone can go to discogs and click a few times and order it, but it’s hard to come by CHEAPLY), I was wondering if anyone was interested in swapping copies. I can’t imagine buying a 4CD set two more times at a cost of over US$200 just to get about 25 exclusive tracks, but I’d take the time to rip my UK version if someone else would do the same with their US or Japan version.
I’m assuming this is ok considering these are all long out of print and the band can’t benefit from any “legit” sales of these CDs. If not, please accept my apologies and delete.