Musicians who desperately need a comprehensive box set

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Crestfallen, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Jerrika

    Jerrika Mysterious Ways

    Lady Gaga
    Alanis Morissette
  2. tenohtwo

    tenohtwo 1002

    Denver, CO
    Oingo Boingo
    Pink Industry (vinyl reissue box would be nice)
    Mission of Burma
    Peter Murphy (vinyl reissues 85-95, would love to see Deep on white vinyl)
    The Opposition
    The Comsat Angels

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  3. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    The fans desperately need the box sets:

    Popol Vuh
    Steve Tibbetts out of print ECM albums
    Robert Wyatt Solo Albums
    Sugarcane Harris MPS Albums
    Volker Kriegel MPS Albums
    Archie Shepp Complete Impulse Albums
    Tribal Tech Complete Studio Albums
    Xenakis Orchestral Works
    Pierre Boulez re-release of DG Complete Works 13 CD Set
    Jack Bruce Polydor Albums remixed & remastered
  4. chickendinna

    chickendinna Homegrown’s All Right With Me

    Redd Kross
  5. Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs Forum Resident

    Bertie Higgins
    William Hung
  6. vgonis

    vgonis Well-Known Member

    Athens, Greece
    Many nice answers above.
    I guess for me it would have to be Dire straits. Of course there are some out there already, an LP box with only the studio albums and an Italian CD collection with all their official recorded output studio and live, but no singles and EPs.
    9 albums in all and some singles, so it can't be very hard, unless they add some demos and hard to find things.
    The problem with such box-sets, apart from their price, is that part of the mystery is lost. When you stumble across a hard to find single with a unique B side it feels like a treat. And the band/artist probably meant it to be somewhat obscure, maybe due to its quality.
    Of course nowadays with youtube and spotify and other similar services, almost everything can be found with a couple of clicks, so a box-set might be something of a trophy that proves you are a true fan. Especially if it is pricy and few can really afford it, or because you have to sacrifice other desires to get it.
    So I prefer modest compilations of only the hard to find things instead of bulky compilations that include all the things I already have plus the unreleased. What's the use of paying once again for things I already have?
  7. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    Prefab Sprout
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  8. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Amy Grant
  9. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Crustacean

    Twin Peaks, WA
    Cocteau Twins
    Townes Van Zandt
    Mink Deville
    Scott Walker
  10. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    Laurie Anderson (was supposed to happen around 2009)

    Grant Hart

    Virginia Astley

    Wendy Carlos

    Harrison Birtwistle
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  11. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Danzig - vinyl box set of American label releases
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'm still wishing for a NRPS Complete Columbia years box set with Alternates, Outtakes, etc.
  13. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Brian Wilson
  14. kyodo_dom

    kyodo_dom Forum Resident

    Yeah - so much stuff on so many labels. But I'd buy it in a flash.
  15. let him run...

    let him run... Forum Resident

    Colchester, VT USA
    ...and Geoff
  16. let him run...

    let him run... Forum Resident

    Colchester, VT USA
    Tom Waits
    Joni Mitchell
    James Taylor
    Dire Straights
    Jesse Winchester
    Lovin' Spoonful
    Crowded House-love to see a boxed collection of all the live fan club discs.
  17. markp

    markp I am always thinking about Jazz.

    Washington State
    Billy Harper - tenor sax
    Gil Evans
  18. Bassist

    Bassist Forum Resident

    I'd definitely like to see a box that covers the history of The Tubes in their art rock period so from the pre- A&M era, through the first three studio records and up to the live album. It all got considerably less interesting for me from Remote Control on. As with Devo I assume there is a lot of early studio work that would be worth hearing.
  19. ramdom

    ramdom Hoarder Hearing

    Perth ON, Canada
    I’d love a Boards of Canada boxset, compiled with outtakes, singles, b-sides, E.P.’s, early work and live stuff, if any performances are available. I’d dish for that. Also a My Morning Jacket box would be very welcome, and since we’re dreaming, an Orange Juice/Edwin Collins boxset...oh yeah. Heck, a boxset of The Feelies with loads of live shows, covers, etc...and a Tom Verlaine/Television set...geez, I could do this all day.
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  20. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Is there another thread like this (I'm sure I mentioned Little Richard in a similar thread.)

    Recently the artist known as Big Maybelle came back to mind - would be nice to have a career spanning collection of hers.
  21. Walter Sobchak

    Walter Sobchak Forum Resident

    How many of these sets would have happened if not for the Universal Fire?
  22. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    jackson browne

    lucinda williams


    james taylor

    neil young - career spanning 4 or 5 discs, loaded with hits and rarities not 'archives 2"

    prince - ala neil young-----look up

    joni mitchell

    shawn colvin

    mary chapin carpenter

    dire straits

    robert palmer

    steely dan - hits and rarities

    gino vannelli
  23. Tim 2


    Alberta Canada
    Queen for sure, they should be #1 here.
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  24. Sandy Dee

    Sandy Dee Active Member

    A few that would get my $$$ :
    - Joe Walsh
    - Joni Mitchell
    - Pearls Before Swine
    - Jackson Browne
    - James Taylor
    - Any number of ECM artists
  25. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Jack Jones
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