Box sets that didn't disappoint

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by redeemer, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. redeemer

    redeemer Member Thread Starter

    Seeing that recent boxsets by Queen and Roxy music didn't gather exactly positive reviews, which box set you bought lived up to your expectations?

    I enjoyed the Sound and Vision box set, even tho I eventually sold it but high prices averted me from buying anything else but the mediocre Absolute Greatest by Queen.
     
  2. Pizza

    Pizza Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    All those triple CD Monkees boxes!
     
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  3. pig bodine

    pig bodine Forum Resident

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    Syracuse, NY USA
    My favorite is probably the 13th Floor Elevators one from 5-10 years ago. I'm not sure of the sound quality, but the original albums weren't exactly crystalline. The package and all the extra songs were great. My only complaint is that it didn't include the Spades material.

    Other than that, I never bought a Mosaic set I wasn't happy with.
     
  4. steve722

    steve722 Active Member

    Harry Nilsson - Complete RCA Albums
    Allman Brothers Band - Dreams
     
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  5. leoconsole

    leoconsole Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Exeter, UK
    Nilsson RCA Years has got to be one of the best boxsets out there. Amazing value for money too.

    The Monkees 3CD boxsets are great in terms of contents but sadly very expensive if you live in the UK.

    I'm very happy with my mono & stereo Beatles sets too.
     
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  6. jkauff

    jkauff Forum Resident

    Location:
    Doylestown, PA
    Zombie Heaven. Only thing that could have improved it would have been O&O in mono.
     
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  7. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper
     
  8. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Location:
    Midwest
    I thought The Faces vinyl box set was quite nice. Just missing a booklet or something.

    And I'm really enjoying Bowie Five Years. Well done, and looking forward to the next in the series.
     
  9. jmpatrick

    jmpatrick Forum Resident

    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold
     
  10. Adam9

    Adam9 Formerly jbohdan

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Beg, Scream and Shout
     
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Forum Resident

    This past year I really loved the Sticky Fingers and Faces (CD) sets.

    All time favs include the Stones Charlie Is My Darling box, and The Faces Five Guys box. I also really liked the Queen Rainbow box.

    Mark
     
  12. EwaWoowa

    EwaWoowa Forum Resident

    Location:
    Zürich
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
    & Young
    & Manassass
    & Crosby & Nash
    & Crosby
    & Stills
    & Nash
    ...
     
  13. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Have A Nice Decade (Rhino 70s compilation)

    Tales Of The Brothers Gibb (the first Bee Gees box set)

    Odessa (deluxe 3-cd version of the Bee Gees album)

    Wings Over America (deluxe CD/DVD version)

    John Lennon Anthology
     
  14. The Killer

    The Killer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Cramps - File Under Sacred Music, box of 7" singles from 1978 - 81 - psychobillytastic!

    Dr Feelgood - All through the City
     
  15. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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    Fonthill, Ontario
    Who doesn't like the Roxy Music box?:cheers:
     
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  16. Halfwit

    Halfwit Forum Resident

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    Dublin
    Mogwai - Central Belters
     
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  17. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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    Chardon, Ohio
  18. garymc

    garymc Forum Resident

    Willie Nelson, "Nashville Was the Roughest" (Bear Family)
     
  19. marksxart

    marksxart New Member

    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I love the two vinyl box sets I have of Fela Kuti—set two: compiled by Ginger Baker and set three: compiled by Brian Eno. Very happy with the sound quality and the packaging, too.
     
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  20. Joe P.

    Joe P. Active Member

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    Amsterdam
    Pink Floyd - Discovery

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  21. garymc

    garymc Forum Resident

    Doug Sahm, "The Complete Mercury Recordings"
    Doug Sahm, "The Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings"
    Duane Allman, "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective"
    Freddie King, "Takin' Care of Business: 1956-1973"
    Freddie King, "Texas Flyer: 1974-1976"
    Willie Nelson, "The Complete Atlantic Sessions"
    Willie Nelson, "A Classic and Unreleased Collection"
    Bob Dylan, "Biograph"
     
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  22. Thing Fish

    Thing Fish Forum Resident

    Location:
    London England
    The Travelling Willburys 3 x vinyl box set is excellent and although not strictly a 'Box Set' all 3 of the Nick Drake Boxed vinyl albums are also well worth acquiring :)
     
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  23. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    The Smiths-Complete
    Springsteen-Vol. 1
    Sleater-Kinnet-Start Together
    The Doors-Infinite
    Stevie Ray Vaughan-Texas Hurricane
    Creedence Clearwater Revival-Absolute Originals
    David Bowie-Five Years
    Faces-You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything
    Bob Dylan-The Original Mono Recordings
    Neil Young-Official Release Series 1-4 and 5-8
    Wilco-Alpha, Mike, Foxtrot
    The Beales in Mono

    I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed that I've bought and enjoyed all of these. Even so, the one I've enjoyed and played by far the most recently is Queen-Studio Collection. Very cool set and a blast to play IMO.
     
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  24. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Location:
    Niagara Falls
    Bruce Springsteen - The Promise set the standard, and this praise comes from somebody who casually likes him but is far from the biggest fan. You get the Darkness on the Edge of Town remaster, previously unreleased The Promise double album, Making of The Promise DVD, '78 concert and Darkness performed live start to finish. No filler, no fluff, no demos. This one raised the bar.
     
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  25. Jonboy

    Jonboy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cape Town
    Most recently, The Doors Live In New York Felt Forum :righton:
     

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