I'm with Tali, I like the collection. And even though I have all the Oils CDs I never downloaded any of the remastered tracks, so I'm getting a bunch of those for the first time, and they sound great. Plus the tee shirt and bag aren't that bad.
Another thought on the re-release of tracks that have been released before - this is the Oils first hits anthology that covers their entire career, so I don't understand the flack over that. They've got to have at least one, don't they? Try checking out how many hits albums the Who and the Stones (among others) have. In fact, the Stones just released another one today called Grrr!, in 40, 50 and 80 track versions. Then again, it does have two new songs on it.
From: Stefan Hurzeler9 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: powderworks <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 1:39 pm
Subject: Re: [powderworks]
Well, what can I say? I just got mine today. Like many of you, I was kind of disappointed that the CD anthology is just a duplicate of tracks we are likely to have already, but I figured what the hey, a bag and a T-shirt are useful.
And even if the shirt and bag are as poor quality as some of you say and they don't last, hey, I'm more than happy to give some royalties to five (six if you count Gary) men who have given us so much in past