Trews – Acoustic: Friends And Total Strangers (Deluxe Edition)

As promised, here’s my second Trews post for today…

The Trews Story Series, Part 9: Acoustic: Friends And Total Strangers (Deluxe Edition) (2015)

Because the KMA loves you and, let’s face it, this is just how it all worked out, I’ll be telling this story in three parts.

Are you ready? Of course you are. Time to get our Trews on…


1) It’s (Almost) All Been Done

I’ve already covered this album’s original 2009 release in this series, HERE. Follow that link for a track by track analysis!

2) (Some Of) The Extra Hotness Is Here

This release has four tracks that were newly-added for this 2015 release.

Every Inambition actually really rocks as an acoustic tune, played with energy and verve. Love that guitar solo! Wow! Could it be I love this one more than the album version? Possible… Makin’ Sunshine was built to be here. The vocals own this track, along with that repeating guitar line that draws your ear… Yes yes yes. No Time For Later also just feels great. Dance and pump your fists in the air and have a great frickin’ time! Not Ready To Go rumbles into being and it’s pure glory. This rocker track loses nothing from the album version.

3) I Just Want To Know What’s Going On

There are three releases of this album: the original CD, the DVD, and this deluxe re-issue. None of them have all of the tracks. What? I KNOW!

I have made a helpful chart of the confusion and, thanks to Geoff at 1001albumsin10years, have managed to get it here in these pages for you to see. The yellow and blue highlighting represent tracks exclusive to that release…

We can only hope that, some day, another “deluxe” edition will be released that sees all of the tracks on one release together. C’mon Trews, how come this 2015 “deluxe” didn’t do that already?

In Sum:

We already know that this acoustic session kicks total ass. Adding 4 more tracks to the re-issue makes it even more awesome. I just wish they’d get it all together in one 2CD set.

Imagine, the 15 tracks from the original, the 8 tracks extra on the DVD, and the 4 extra from the re-issue. By my count, that’s one huge 27 track set! I’d buy that!

Please, Trews, Please! Do it!

11 thoughts on “Trews – Acoustic: Friends And Total Strangers (Deluxe Edition)

  1. mikeladano says:

    Thanks for the spreadsheet on this. You know I’m OCD about stuff like this. Why not just release a deluxe with all the songs? I prefer my live CD to have the same content as the DVD. I don’t like this “only on the DVD” stuff. CDs are cheap now, so include it! Or a download code to at least be able to get it.


    1. keepsmealive says:

      You’re welcome – I love spreadsheets too! Thanks to Geoff for getting me started on getting that sucker in the post!

      I don’t know why they didn’t include all the tracks in the deluxe. I mean, it can’t be sound quality issues if it made it into the DVD, so I can’t think of any other good reason other than somebody thought they knew best what songs should be there. Three times. Gah.

      Agreed, I want the CD to match the DVD. In the same track order, which is the orginal track order from the damn show itself! No monkey business!


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Maybe. Or maybe it’s just a total oversiiiiiiiiight. I live in hope that they’ll do it up right some day, anyway. This last deluxe edition (last year) should have been the one.


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