Hi All, I'm new to this forum. This is my first post. I joined this forum just to make this post.
I just bought the Exposure Mini-LP deluxe edition from DGM, after having only the scratchy LP for many many years. It's one of my all-time favorite albums. However, I wanted to say a few words about the alternative "third edition" on CD2.
Fripp says that Tony Mottola rejected the original album with Daryl Hall because he thought that it would hurt Daryl Hall's commercial persona, or words to that effect. Well, after listening to the original Daryl Hall tracks, I believe that Tony Mottola rejected the album because it stinks. Those Daryl Hall performances on Disengage, New York City New York, and Chicago are absolutely unlistenable. Trying to listen to them reminded me of the feelings I had while trying to watch Tonya Harding at the 94 Olympics -- deep feelings of embarrassment. Daryl Hall is a brilliant singer whom I admire a great deal, but he was way WAY out of his comfort zone on those improvised performances. Fripp should have recognized how awful they were and abandoned them (more good advice could hardly be packed into a single sentence than there is there).
As I see it, Tony Mottola saved Exposure.
OK, bring it on!