Which boxset was the biggest disappointment to you?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by zambon12, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. zambon12

    zambon12 Active Member Thread Starter

    South America
    We all have gone through this: at some point of their career our favorite bands announces a box set release with the promise of being an awesome collection of new songs versions, demo tracks, live stuff, interviews, dvd shows, etc.

    So, we all feel the hype growing inside our bodies until the fatidic moment arrives: the track list, artwork and all the content are revealed. The hype is gone and the disappointment takes over :realmad:

    Tell me about if you have a box set which was a big disappointment to you.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
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  2. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

    Never has a single album been exermined so deeply and never has it been so unnecessairy.
  3. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    Pink Floyd's Immersion box set of 'The Wall'.
  4. sathvyre

    sathvyre formerly known as ABBAmaniac

    ABBA - Thank You For The Music (1994)

    Don't get me wrong: I really like that box set for what it is, but I was so disappointed that "Just Like That" was not included in its entirety...and the mastering of the whole thing is much too bright...so the REAL disappointment was the fragment of JLT and the sound itself...otherwise I think it is a fine set.
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  5. zambon12

    zambon12 Active Member Thread Starter

    South America
    Dont need to say much about it.

  6. Alan1074

    Alan1074 Forum Resident

    Forever Diana. A few new songs of varying quality, a track lifted straight off the soundtrack of a TV special, and not much else I didn't have a dozen times. It had a flimsy outer box as well.
  7. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Forum Resident

    Dearborn, MI
    Nonsense. This box changed my life.
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  8. zambon12

    zambon12 Active Member Thread Starter

    South America
    Another one: Megadeth - Warchest

    Not satisfied by remixing all the back catalog, doing a horrible job and destroying the songs, Dave Mustaine decided to realease a box set only using the remixed versions of the songs.
  9. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    The John Lennon vinyl boxset was really poor I thought, deserved much more.

    Was really disappointed with the recent Oasis box sets also for definitely maybe, morning glory and be here now.
  10. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Surround sound lunatic

    Bayside, NY
    Buffalo Springfield. So close and yet so far away.
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  11. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master 8 Bit Enthusiast

    What did you want that it didn't have?
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  12. peteham

    peteham Forum Resident

    Simcoe County
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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  13. Smegman

    Smegman Forum Resident

    Right Here
    Iron Maiden's "Eddie's head" from 1998.
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  14. svoegtlin

    svoegtlin Forum Resident

    Milton, NH, USA
    I don't know how others felt.. but I was extremely disappointed with Aerosmith's Pandora's Box..
  15. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    Beatles Capitol CD Box set Volume 3 :nyah:
  16. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
    This one definitely. Instead of a comprehensive, super-deluxe set, we got 2 discs of the original album, 2 discs of a previously released live album (never mind a live album that had already been released in a beautiful deluxe box only a few years prior), a very underwhelming DVD with hardly any content that Floyd fans hadn't already seen and two discs of session tracks, excerpts and snippets from the original demos, many of which were under a minute long! No sign of the songs that only appeared in the film, hardly any filmed footage of the live shows, but we've got marbles!! A premium priced box for very little "immersive" content.
  17. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Senior Member

    San Francisco, CA
    Not to mention that the remastering was done very poorly. Definitely the worst box set I ever purchased.
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  18. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Does not play well with fascists or southern rock.

    London, England
    - Fairport UnConventional
    Just...mediocre. A huge disservice to such a wonderful band.

    Seventeen posts in and no one's mentioned the 2009 Stereo Beatles set? You're slipping, folks.
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  19. AKA

    AKA You guessed it… Frank Stallone.

  20. zambon12

    zambon12 Active Member Thread Starter

    South America

    It has more to do with how it sounds to be honest. The extras are not that bad but the reissue has been killed by improper mastering.

    It totally sucks from a sonic point of view with all the dynamics killed by overcompression.
  21. Thievius

    Thievius Forum Resident

    Moreno Valley, CA
    The Who's 2 disc CD Live at Leeds Deluxe Edition was bad enough with its poor sound quality, but nothing prepared me for the 2 disc My Generation. Someone phased out instruments such as the lead guitar in the title track. How that passes QA is beyond me.
  22. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

    Vive la différence!
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  23. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
    Which shouldn't have been too surprising, as the bonus material (ie. demos) weren't that listenable on the Experience version.
  24. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    Completely disagree.
    That vocals only stuff is about as close to heaven as we can get here on earth.
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  25. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Depeche Mode Singles Box-
    4-6 -Unnecessary modern compression
    Erasure-EBX -Unnecessary modern compression
    Cocteau Twins-L2V 4 disc, the only redeeming quality is the packaging
    Lush-Chorus -Unnecessary modern compression, they could of just issued a demo's rarities collection and saved me some money
    Howard Jones-Detox Box-Unnecessary modern compression, the only redeeming quality is the packaging
    Just a few I'm pissed off about :laugh:

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