Anyone have any insight as to what the hell happened with POMP AND POUT, anyways? Okay, perhaps it's not that surprising that Universal would elect not to bother to release a set with such limited commercial potential at a time the CD retail industry was absolutely collapsing. But what was up with the Canadian copies that made it into retail outlets? Was it actually released in Canada officially (if briefly), or was the CD withdrawn at the last moment, but a few copies mistakenly ended up in the distribution pipeline? And I don't really see the point of canceling the release after they had already made the investment of manufacturing the set. Sometimes you can pin these situations on the artist having a change of heart, but in this case, it seems unlikely that EC would have somehow put the brakes on it (after all, it only featured previously released material, so it was a very different situation than other famous withdrawn albums like Prince's BLACK ALBUM).
Did any copies with the US track listing ever end up in anyone's collection? My copy (from Canada) has the international track sequence. The copies that show up from time to time on eBay and Amazon Marketplace are starting to command a real premium. Just think how much they'd fetch if they featured anything unique on them?