Getting the Big Pieces
the YCDTOSA files
Welcome to my YCDTOSA review page. What I am attempting to do here is
provide a basic guideline- overview- preview of the Stage series, mainly for those of you
who have not yet purchased the discs, and would like advice on which ones to buy. Below
you will find links to six pages, each of which deals with one volume of the six volume
set. I have reviewed the volumes (see criteria below), and have solicited reviews from
members of the AFFZ community. The scores following the Volume name are my overall score
for that volume, and the current cumulative score. On each page, you will find the
individual score of each song, other peoples ratings of the volumes, plus the cumulative
score of all available ratings. So...
GRADING- Each track earns 1, 1/2, or 0 points, depending upon how well it meets either or
both of the following criteria:
*rarity/uniqueness of the composition
*quality of the performance
Using Volume I tracks as an example: "Mammy Anthem" receives 1 point because it
represents the only instrumental release of that song and contains a worthy solo, whereas
"Trying to Grow A Chin" receives 0 points because the track is neither unique
nor all that well-performed. "Zomby Woof" receives 1/2 point because the
arrangement is similar to both other released versions, but the solo is excellent.
Finally, "The Torture Never Stops" receives 1 point despite the number of
official releases, simply due to the quality of the solo.
In considering the grades, I am comparing the track with ALL official releases, not just
those released at the time of the respective Stage releases.
Each volume has been scored by three people at this point (except for
Volumes I, III, and IV, which have received 4 evaluations; and Volume V, which has
received 5 evaluations).
VOLUME I (my score: 55.4%, cum. score: 50.0%)
VOLUME II (my score: 72.5%, cum. score: 65.83%)
VOLUME III (my score:44.0%, cum. score: 43.0%)
VOLUME IV (my score: 64.7%, cum. score: 58.45%)
VOLUME V (my score: 51.3%, cum. score: 59.21%)
VOLUME VI (my score: 64.9%, cum. score: 52.25%)
If you are interested in contributing to this project, and rating one or more of the
Volumes, just go ahead and do so. Give each track either 1, 1/2, or 0 points, send me a
track-by-track breakdown of the volume(s), and I will add your score to the respective
page(s). If you like, include any comments you may have about the tracks, and a brief
overview of your feelings about that particular volume.
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