As strong as the material was on The Pretty Reckless’s fourth album Death By Rock And Roll, it’s a little hard to justify it being remixed and padded out on a repackaged semi-new album, as it is here with covers, acoustic versions and remixes.
On its own terms, it’s a perfectly tidy record: the reading of 25 doesn’t have as much sweeping orchestral drama as the original but is still effective, while the slower take on Got So High offers just as much emotional heft.
The acoustic take on the last album’s title track is also worth your time but does the world really need another David Bowie cover (Quicksand) even if Mike Garson is on piano?
Likewise the takes on Soundgarden’s Loud Love and Halfway There are robust but, let’s face it, inessential. Other Worlds, then – worth a quick visit for die-hard fans, but no need to hang about too long.