Box sets that didn't disappoint

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

  1. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    I wasn't tremendously disappointed with the Genesis SACD boxes. Especially the 5.1 mixes.
    The Dylan SACD box the same, and the Dead Can Dance SACD box.
  2. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

    David Bowie Five Years vinyl box. Even the live albums I thought were good, with only the 2 versions of Ziggy feeling a bit superfluous.
    Neil Young Official Release Series Discs 5-8. Never having heard these on vinyl before made the price something I can live with.
  3. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan A man who dreams he is a butterfly?

    The porch crusher definitely didn't disappoint...
  4. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    the beatles mono box (especially the vinyl one)
    the three prestige Coltrane boxsets
    the Atlantic and Impulse Coltrane box sets
    King Crimson Road to Red and Starless
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited
    Bob Dylan Mono Box
    Ray Charles Genius and Soul - 50 years

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  5. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    Loose definition of a box set when 2 discs are considered.
  6. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    you have a good point

    it covers a pretty wide range of music and I recall it being 3 lps
  7. dennis1077

    dennis1077 Forum Resident

    The Iron Maiden box set a few years back re-ignited my love of Maiden. 2 CDs of B-Sides that I had never heard. It was like hearing vintage Maiden for the first time.

    The live CDs were just as cool. Old Paul Di'Anno stuff....Monsters of Rock '88....even a full set from '82 when Bruce was the brand new singer.
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  8. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    I just got this one recently. It's groovy, man.

    There's a Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 - 1971
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  9. side3

    side3 Younger Than Yesterday

    Tulsa, OK
    The Jellyfish boxset from Not Lame.
  10. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Perhaps he was referring to the recent vinyl box sets, not the CDs.
  11. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    All were fantastic when first released, and are still indispensable.

    Same with The Who box in 1994, that was a revelation, although it's not aged well.

    My absolute favourite way back was the Sandy Denny 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' set, from 1986. Jaw dropping thing to get given aged 19.
  12. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

    Here's one that doesn't disappoint: all three volumes, 66 LPs, of Commodore Records on Mosaic. After having this material on cdr (and on LPs from Atlantic, Columbia, London et al and cds from Columbia, Chronogical Classics, Neatwork et al) today I have all three sets themselves, delivered to my door from an ebay sale that was priced right. I'm very happy!
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  13. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    The Joy Division box was a nice all in one package

    Who 30 years of R&B
    Yes - Time and a Word
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  14. fsutall

    fsutall Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    The James Brown Star Time box set is a wonderful overview with pretty much everything that all but the most hardcore JB fan needs. Great sound, too!
  15. joannenugent

    joannenugent Forum Resident

    East Coast USA
    Well most recently I would say Bob Dylan Cutting edge 18 disc set.

    Although Under this topic I think I have to also mention the Beatles Mono box CD set. Good mastering. Wonderful Japanese mini LP sleeves. All for around 120 USD. I wish all classic album collections were released like this!
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  16. catchthecarp

    catchthecarp Forum Resident

    Spirit - Original Album Classics box set. A spartan (packaging wise) box set that contains the first 5 Spirit releases, inexpensive with above average sound. Completely satisfied.
  17. nitsuj

    nitsuj Forum Resident

    Grateful Dead: 30 Trips Around the Sun

    Not only did this set not disappoint, it redefined the term "Box set"

    30 live shows spanning 30 years (80 CD's), Gold 45 RPM (in Lid), Leather book (in "secret" compartment), all housed in a wooden sarcophagus (with a bonus original concert ticket and backstage pass)

  18. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

    Just about any boxset by the Grateful Dead..they know how to take care of their fans.
  19. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

    London UK
    Wow, impressive. How much did that cost?
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  20. redeemer

    redeemer Member Thread Starter

    I pretty much did, as I was reffering to the vinyl set. Please don't be hasty to stir criticism.
  21. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    One of the first career retrospective boxes ever--The best album tracks, unreleased material, etc. Plus great extensive liner notes. Arguably THE blueprint for all the intelligent boxes that came later.
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  22. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA

    Zombie Heaven. This is probably my favorite box set of all time. Not only nearly complete, but with tons of rarities and previously unreleased material that you actually want to hear more than once, and terrific liner notes.

    Note that the original wallet configuration is shown. It was subsequently reconfigured to a smaller package with reduced size liner notes (same material, but smaller). Shown in the preferred configuration.
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  23. Duophonic

    Duophonic number_9 number_9

    I enjoyed the 10th anniversary Def Jam box set.
  24. copter76

    copter76 Well-Known Member

    The faces box set, lanegan box set (the last one), Fleetwood Mac box set, rolling stones 1971-2005
  25. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    Japanese issuing of All I Really Need: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, 1965-1971 - The Rascals.
    The annotation found on Page ninety-six of the smaller of the two booklets enclosed is very interesting, informative, and entertaining...all at the same time.
    Worth. every. penny.

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