Box sets that didn't disappoint

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

  1. duggan

    duggan Forum Resident

    Perhaps this thread should exclude reference to the 3 generally lauded (justifiably so) standout sets:
    1. Five Guys Walk Into A Bar
    2. Biograph
    3. Crossroads
    Others I enjoy include:
    • The Bob Marley Songs Of Freedom
    • The deluxe Last Waltz
    • The Neil Young collection of his first 4 albums
    • Skydog, D Allman
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  2. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Eastern Shore
    Skydog- Duane Allman (Shows his remarkable versatility. Regardless of the genre of what he was on, his presence always made it better.)
    Where the Action Is- LA Nuggets (Great, unheard music from many who went on to greater fame- and many who didn't, but should have.)
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  3. You Better You Bet

    You Better You Bet Forum Resident

  4. mooseman

    mooseman Forum Resident

    The Three Nuggets Box Sets, Velvet Underground Box from the 90's, Hendrix Purple Box, Bang - small box set - out of print now.
    The Cure - b sides. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Pere Ubu - some of these are now out of print.
  5. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Senior Member

    In The Felony Room
    Never seen a picture of the set before. That looks amazing!
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  6. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Grantham, NH
    Free - Songs of Yesterday
    ZZ Top - Chrome, Smoke and Barbeque
    Faces - FIve Guys Walk Into A Bar
    The Stooges - Complete Funhouse Sessions, s/t album box
    Zombies - Zombie Heaven
    Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning: The Complete Chess Masters
    Bowie - Sound and Vision (the original when it came out for the packaging)
  7. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    Talking Heads' Once in a Lifetime box is stunning, particularly for the DVD with their videos. However, the box has a very irregular shape, so it's hard to find a good spot for it
  8. Rock66

    Rock66 Forum Resident

    Lots of the box sets that I bought have already been mentioned, so I'll just say right on for those!

    A few that I have enjoyed over the years include:

    The Scepter Records Story (Capricorn)
    Cameo-Parkway 1957-1967 (ABKCO)
    Fifty Years of Country Music from Mercury
    From The Vaults (MCA Country)
    Loud, Fast and Out of Control (Rhino)
    Beg, Scream & Shout - The Big Ol' Box of '60s (Rhino)
    The Complete Hank Williams (Mercury)
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  9. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    I thought about Ted Nugent "Out of Control", it's only 2 disc but it was packaged in a box as was The Rolling Stones "40 Licks". A box is a box.
  10. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    [​IMG] The Complete 50's Masters

    It's the only box set I've ever purchased.
  11. BwanaBob

    BwanaBob Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    One of the greatest collections ever. I rediscovered it recently after listening to one of JB's Christmas collections. So glad I got see him live twice (technically 2x plus an apology for his band's no-show).
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  12. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
    King Crimson, The Great Deceiver did not disappoint in the least (that was a long time ago, though!).

    The Stiff Box Set is pretty great, in spite of some filler on discs 3 and 4.
  13. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Baja Virginia
    Have to disagree on this one. I found it extremely disappointing that the box set of "The Complete[sic] Bitches Brew[sic] Sessions" did not, in fact, contain the complete sessions that were recorded for Bitches Brew, and that over half of the material was from subsequent sessions (some of it previously released). Pretty box though.

    The In a Silent Way box, OTOH, was amazing.
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  14. goodboyfred

    goodboyfred Forum Resident

    Eric Clapton
    Give Me Strength
    Features 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One In Every Crowd with plenty of very good outtakes plus an extended EC Was Here and also a full session with Freddy King plus a DVDA of 5:1 461 Ocean Boulevard and DTS Quad mix of 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One In Every Crowd plus a nice book all for a very good price.
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  15. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    I can also recommend the Three Blind Mice box for fans of jazz. Another, not so easy to find is the Chrome Box. I can understand the enthusiasm for the Beatles stereo box but I tried a few single albums and IMO the BC-13 Blue Box is much better. AAA for those who obsess over such things. For me, BC-13 and Beatles in Mono pretty well takes care of the Beatles.
  16. jdrueke

    jdrueke Handsome Man

    Atlanta, Georgia
    I get that. I still enjoy it for what it is. Actually, I find the Jack Johnson box set a pretty tough slog. The In a Silent Way box is my absolute favorite.
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  17. Slokes

    Slokes Cruel But Fair

    Greenwich, CT USA
    I own a score of them, and obviously wouldn't have bought them if I didn't like much of the material going in, but Elvis Presley - Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The 1970s Masters is probably the most fun I've had with a box set. It's not exactly comprehensive, collecting all the singles though not all the B-sides and just highlights of the rest of his albums, but it's so much fun. Presley really had a lot of fuel left in the tank for a walking dead guy.

    I actually find the 1960s set of his work, From Nashville To Memphis, a bit of a bore by comparison. Which I think reflects the strength of the 1970s material, and the way it is organized, rather than any weakness of the 1960s set.
  18. Larry Seinfeld

    Larry Seinfeld Forum Resident

    Philly Pa. USA
    Humble Pie - Rockin The Fillmore " The Complete Performances "
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  19. blackdograilroad

    blackdograilroad Forum Resident

    Devon, UK
    Free- Songs Of Yeaterday, 5CD, 2000. Almost every studio track an unreleased song, version, take or mix. Free Appreciation Society mainman David Clayton's loving tribute to the band and guitarist he's followed since the late 70s. A masterpiece. Essential.
  20. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist

  21. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Playing cricket in the thunder and the rain...

    Faces - Five Guys Walk Into A Bar...
    Small Faces - Here Come The Nice
    Small Faces - The Decca Years 1965-1967
    Rod Stewart - Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings
    The Kinks - The Anthology 1964-1971
    Tom Petty - Playback
    Tom Petty - The Live Anthology [Super Deluxe]
    Muddy Waters - The Chess Box
    Little Walter - The Chess Box
    Beatles - Mono Box
    Rolling Stones - ABKCO SACD box
    Eric Clapton - Crossroads
  22. FJC1966

    FJC1966 Well-Known Member

    Norfolk U.K.
    FREE - Songs of Yesterday
    B. B. KING - King of the Blues
    ARETHA FRANKLIN - The Queen of Soul
    THE BEACH BOYS - Made in California/Good Vibrations 30 Years of the Beach Boys/Pet Sounds Sessions/The Smile Sessions
    DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Goin' Back/Simply..Dusty
    THE MONKEES - Listen to the Band
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  23. chodad

    chodad Forum Resident

    Northern NY
  24. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    Oh yeah, the Tom Petty Live set is fantastic, a steal of a price too!*

    *to qualify, I've got the 4 disc set not the fancy one.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
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  25. jiffypopinski

    jiffypopinski Forum Resident

    West Virginia
    Various Artists - Black Jazz Box (Japanese Import)


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