Developer Reker has answered our call and has released an app which will bring back the old Music and Videos app without all the NFC kerfuffle.
The app, which allows one to pin a tile which will launch the old WP8, is free for the basic tile, and features an in-app purchase for the transparent tile. The app has one weakness, in that tapping the drop down music controls takes one to the Xbox Music app rather than the older app.
While Microsoft is working on improving the Xbox Music app, launching the old app reminds us how much faster, smoother and more convenient the older version is.
Download the app from the Windows Phone Store here.