It's a strange contradiction. On the one hand, physical media as total sales is falling. On the other, I can hardly keep up with all the box sets being released, and I'm only buying CD! We know CD is going the way of the Dodo, yet it seems that every week we get a release or announcement of some huge box set or other. It's relentless. So the question is, why are we seeing so many box sets now? Are they trying to get them all out before sales are down to zero? Is it the copyright expiration? Have they finally realized that fans want this stuff? Is it a desperate last spasm of an industry overcome by radical change? What happens to box sets moving forward? It's hard to imagine CD sales won't have bottomed out within the next couple of years - so what then? Will the box sets have shrunk to a more manageable size for Vinyl fiends (I suspect the new Dylan set is a victim of this). Will box sets eventually just go away? What are your thoughts on the origin of this period of time, and where it'll go next? Personally speaking, I don't think box sets work in a streaming world. The whole idea of a box set is to get you focused on a theme, a period of time, or a specific album. With streaming, you tend to jump in and out at the individual track level, and that's not very "box-like", imo. What say you?