No boxsets in your collection?!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by The Pinhead, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. The Pinhead


    I'd love to know if like I suspect, I'm the only member here who doesn't own any boxsets, either cd or lp.

    I do own a 4-CD comp that came in a cardboard slipcase, but guess it doesn't qualify as a boxset. Apart from that, I've been never interested in acquairing any.
  2. The Pinhead


  3. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    It's almost impossible, they'll get you when you least expect it. The Beatles mono box got me!
  4. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    I only have this. It is in a box and appears to be a set, however. :)

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  5. Tropehjelm

    Tropehjelm Forum Resident

    I love my Box sets :)
  6. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    My Discogs account says I have 116...
  7. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    How to resist if they are full of stuff that you can't get anywhere else (legally)?
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  8. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    I have quite a few. It's nice sometimes to work through them and enjoy an artist's career chronologically.
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  9. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

    South Shields
    I'd say that counts. Any particular reason why you're not interested? You're missing out on some great music. Off the top of my head, I couldn't live without the Can Lost Tapes, all the Dylan Bootleg Series, the Stones' London Years and Springsteen's Tracks.
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  10. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    I did this with the complete Fela box I got last Christmas, it took several weeks and I didn't listen to anything else. I started it again the other day, but only got 5 or 6 discs in.
  11. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image A Day Without Prog Is A Day Not Worth Living!

    I own A LOT of box sets as sometimes they’re very well done and certainly make collecting easier (and cheaper). :righton: This said, I do own more single issues than box sets.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
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  12. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Question. If you own a box set like say the Complete Ornette Coleman on Atlantic, do you say that you OWN all of the individual albums when crossing things off a discography list?
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  13. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

    South Shields
  14. gogators1

    gogators1 Active Member

    Mostly the music I purchase anymore is either in a box set or special edition (rsd etc).
  15. JMGuerr

    JMGuerr Forum Resident

    All kinds of box sets in my collection. I love box sets.
  16. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    Collingswood, NJ
    Just curious what the OP (and everyone else) considers the minimum number of discs in a box set? (I have a whole lotta 2-CD sets in slipcases with booklets, but I'm probably in the low double digits when it comes to larger sets.)
  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I crave cd box sets like morning cereal.
    Still no big cd box Rolling Stones.
    Settle for Decca period with bonus tracks, big book.
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  18. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    I've got the Decca period and big book, but not cd and no bonus tracks.

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  19. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Forum Resident

    Mine says 57 CD boxes and 12 LP boxes. I don't count anything that isn't in an actual box, so multi disc sets in double jewel/slip cases don't count.
  20. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Does the Pepper 50th count as a box set? I have that on both CD and LP.
    Also have The Beatles Mono LP and the Stereo CD box sets.
    I have on pre-oder the Bowie New Town box sets on LP and CD but not the two previous releases.
    Nothing else has interested me enough to get them.
  21. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Forum Dilettante

    Phoenix, AZ USA
  22. Dan Steele

    Dan Steele Forum Resident

    Chicago suburbs
    Only a few: Steely Dan Citizen (couldn't resist it for $20 one day even though I had all the music already), Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble SRV, Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won (if that counts with 3 cds? As an aside is a true box 4 or more?). Then for jazz: Joe Henderson Milestone Years, Live Trane European tour, and several Mosaic Selects.
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  23. mrbobdobalina

    mrbobdobalina Forum Resident

    Fort Myers FL
    Let's see -- Monkees (4 different boxes), Grateful Dead, Beatles (2 different boxes), Who, Little Richard, Nuggets (3 different boxes), Zombies, Bowie, Stones, Bobby Fuller (2 different boxes), Beau Brummels, Gene Vincent. Oh yeah, one various Rockabilly box.
  24. delmonaco

    delmonaco Forum Resident

    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Out of curiosity - do you follow some strict "no-box set" policy for some reason, or you just never saw a box set that is worth having?
  25. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    I got into Jazz after college when I was working in a record store circa 1993-1996. Rather than buy ALL the Miles, Coltrane, Ornette etc. individual albums I picked up the box sets at cost prices, or asked the label for copies.
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