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Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00 pm

I love me a good boxset. yeah, yeah I know- it's often all about record companies getting another payday after the bottom has fallen out of the industry. extra track and a tacky badge. but you can't beat oodles of rare stuff from artist you admire, lovingly packaged. thought I would make an ongoing thread for this stuff.

here's some recent releases for starters..

Big Star- Complete Third
http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... d-box-set/

I'm a Big Star acolyte by any means (I think much of their stuff is quite cheesy actually) but Third is a superb record (and some might actually consider it an Alex Chilton solo album). this looks pretty fine.

R.E.M.- Out Of Time deluxe
http://www.stereogum.com/1895781/r-e-m- ... ssue/news/

a curates egg of an album if ever there was one, in my opinion. some gorgeous stuff on there, but if I never hear Radio Song or Shiny Happy People it'll be too soon. after some rather half hearted reissues of the IRS albums, they seem to be finally doing it right and putting some serious content on there. Would love similar treatment for Automatic For The People.

Public Image Limited- 'Metal Box' and 'Album' super deluxe editions
http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... announced/
Metal Box extras make me drool a bit, but the price tag is a bit rich for my blood..

anyone else enjoy a good boxset?
any artist you think deserve the boxset treatment who haven't had it yet?
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby The Dr » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:16 pm

any artist you think deserve the boxset treatment who haven't had it yet?




funny!

re: boxsets- they come out, i buy them but don't then listen to everything, or maybe once on my way through. as exciting as it is to have all of these obscure tracks/remasters etc i wonder if it is really worth it?
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:34 pm

Like anything- it depends :)

Was listening to my Jimi Hendrix 'purple box' in the week and it's got so much fantastic stuff on there.

Let's not forget Dylan.. Some of his best stuff is on Biograph or the Bootleg Series!!
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby niamhm » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:28 pm

Finances dictate I wont be purchasing too many box sets, but that apart the Metal Box one is sorta tempting, one of my all-time favourite albums but I`ve already bought it 3 times already, so I don`t think the extras will make me pull the trigger on it again, an itch I can resist scratching,

Way out of my price range but the Rolling Stones Mono box set looks fantastic, if somebody was to buy it for me I can assure them I would treasure and appreciate it :lol:
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby mkb » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:13 pm

Rumours that the long-awaited Purple Rain reissue will see the light of day next year, seems a safe bet that there will be a box set version there.

I'd shell out for a box set reissue of any of Prince's 80s albums - if done properly, the additional content could be incredible (e.g. my wishlist for the Purple Rain reissue would include the album + b-sides + unreleased tracks from that era, along with material from The Time and Apollonia 6 used in the film, along with a blu-ray of the live Purple Rain VHS and other unreleased live material from those couple of years).
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby TheWarmth » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:46 pm

I would totally buy a Purple Rain box. It's gotta be on the way.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby olan » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:13 pm

This is a reckless thread. Poverty threatens for those who read and take advantage of it.

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Carry on....
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby spzretent » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:53 am

I have picked up two second hand recently.
Dylan Mono CD box
Beatles Mono CD box
Glad I picked up both.
Was going to buy the Verve CD boxes while over in the UK but passed on them. Instead I picked up a Screamadelica 3 CD hardcover book style box w/a live show and all the mixes at Piccadilly.
The way the £ is I am better off ordering them off Amazon UK.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:09 pm

no one tempted by the Be Here Now boxset then? :)
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby mc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:48 pm

angelsighs wrote:no one tempted by the Be Here Now boxset then? :)


A joke's a joke, but that's going too far ;)
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby The Dr » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:09 pm

angelsighs wrote:no one tempted by the Be Here Now boxset then? :)



want me to send you a download link?
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:58 pm

The Dr wrote:

want me to send you a download link?


wouldn't mind actually.. I've actually got a soft spot for Be Here Now.. admittedly mainly driven by nostalgia, but I honestly think it doesn't deserve the bad rep it gets :D
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby niamhm » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:47 pm

wouldn't mind actually.. I've actually got a soft spot for Be Here Now.. admittedly mainly driven by nostalgia, but I honestly think it doesn't deserve the bad rep it gets :D[/quote]

You might enjoy this robust and pretty in-depth review of Be Here Now then Paul, http://thequietus.com/articles/21162-oa ... nniversary

TBH I wouldn`t mind actually having that boxset, more than an that REM - Out Of Time one anyway :wink:
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby SpaceLine » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:48 am

I too have a soft spot for be here now. Nothing wrong with a little coke and studio excess. Great guitars on that record.

I am going to get the Dylan box set that has all the 1966 tour recordings. That electric set he was doing then surpasses his entire catalog with the exception of Desire and Blood on the Tracks. On Australia part of the tour he does positively 4th st and it is so damn good on my bootleg, can't wait to hear it straight off the Nagra. Just like Tom Thumbs Blues on that tour a top 5 all time song for me by any artist.

Still waiting for the pure phase box mr pierce. It had better include the live performance of slide song from Glastonbury 94. I will happily spend a ridiculous amount for this. I'll sell a kidney.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby TheWarmth » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:28 pm

I'd love to hear the Mustique demos from the Be Here Now box.

A Purple Rain reissue was just announced, along with another best of, which will be followed by an album of unreleased material. Not a box set, but we were talking about Purple Rain earlier:

http://pitchfork.com/news/69180-prince- ... announced/
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby mkb » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:06 pm

TheWarmth wrote:A Purple Rain reissue was just announced, along with another best of, which will be followed by an album of unreleased material. Not a box set, but we were talking about Purple Rain earlier:

http://pitchfork.com/news/69180-prince- ... announced/


Looking forward to the bonus disc for Purple Rain (although I'm still holding out hope for a more comprehensive box - surely the record label will put one out?)
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:40 pm

The Band's The Last Waltz is being reissued in some lush boxsets.. very little actual new content though gonna stick with my 4CD version methinks..

http://www.rhino.com/thelastwaltz40

I got a good deal last week on 'Alpha Mike Foxtrot' by Wilco 4CDs of rarities from their first 20 yrs. I know they've gone off the boil on the recent albums, but this stuff covers their great years..
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby Aquarian-Time » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:58 pm

Sucker for a box set me

Recent ish include Neil Young (blue note cafe), Fleetwood Mac (Tusk) Harmonia, Cluster, Eels, Ryan Adams at Webster Hall and the Heartbreaker reissue. Mogwai ( all of them) and the one that landed yesterday...... pink floyd early years.

if she knew what this cost I would be seeking alternative living arrangements !
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby rameses » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:45 pm

Aquarian-Time wrote:) and the one that landed yesterday...... pink floyd early years.

if she knew what this cost I would be seeking alternative living arrangements !



I'm still trying to summon up the courage to even mention getting a copy of this. The immersion box sets took some explaining.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby Spencer » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:13 pm

rameses wrote:(quote="Aquarian-Time") and the one that landed yesterday...... pink floyd early years.

if she knew what this cost I would be seeking alternative living arrangements !



I'm still trying to summon up the courage to even mention getting a copy of this. The immersion box sets took some explaining.[/quote]

yeh , I got the 2 disc sampler and praise the lord, found the big box being shared on the internet yesterday.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:35 pm

drool- 4 CD reissue of Durutti Column's 'Domo Arigato' live album. apparently the original mix was rather hurried so they've remixed it from the ground up

https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/count ... pid=114188

and there's a big Sgt Peppers set on the way to celebrate the 50th anniversary. 2 disc version has a CD of outtakes, then there's a 6 CD version with more outtakes, remix, and documentary
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby olan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:28 pm

angelsighs wrote:drool- 4 CD reissue of Durutti Column's 'Domo Arigato' live album. apparently the original mix was rather hurried so they've remixed it from the ground up

https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/count ... pid=114188


Apparently if you order the CD and LP directly from James Nice, there are bonuses to be had, not that I would know, or have had anything at all to do with this re-release :wink:
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:25 am

olan wrote:
angelsighs wrote:drool- 4 CD reissue of Durutti Column's 'Domo Arigato' live album. apparently the original mix was rather hurried so they've remixed it from the ground up

https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/count ... pid=114188


Apparently if you order the CD and LP directly from James Nice, there are bonuses to be had, not that I would know, or have had anything at all to do with this re-release :wink:


hmm interesting Olan... thanks for the tip.. yes I am sure you have had nothing to do with this release.. wink wink nudge nudge ;)
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby olan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:53 am

angelsighs wrote:
olan wrote:
angelsighs wrote:drool- 4 CD reissue of Durutti Column's 'Domo Arigato' live album. apparently the original mix was rather hurried so they've remixed it from the ground up

https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/count ... pid=114188


Apparently if you order the CD and LP directly from James Nice, there are bonuses to be had, not that I would know, or have had anything at all to do with this re-release :wink:


hmm interesting Olan... thanks for the tip.. yes I am sure you have had nothing to do with this release.. wink wink nudge nudge ;)


Seriously, I honestly had nothing to do with this. :D
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby davedecay » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:09 pm

I was set up at a record fair on Sunday. Fortunately, I made enough to purchase this box set from another dealer.

"KILLING JOKE: An Incomplete Collection" released in 1990.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby TheWarmth » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:10 pm

I noticed that the Pink Floyd early years box is now available in individual "period" installments. I still can't really muster the nerve to spend money on CDs, though.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:37 pm

if there's any folk rockers in the house, there's a nice Fairport Convention boxset coming out covering the first 10 years (i.e. their prime) with lots of unreleased tracks

https://www.spincds.com/come-all-ye-the ... cd-box-set
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby mkb » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:12 pm

So it wasn't a boxset in the end, but the Purple Rain reissue is fantastic. The remaster sounds incredible (and was badly needed for that album), the vault disc sounds like a lost album from between 1999 and Purple Rain, the single and b-side edits disc is good to have (even though I already had most of it), and while the dvd isn't the best quality picture, the performance on it is still stunning.

I really hope there are similar projects in the works for all of the Warner Bros era albums at least.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:10 am

from what I've heard regarding the magnitude of Prince's archives, what they should do is some sort of subscription series and gradually release the whole shebang. you could pay a subscription fee and get a new release each month. or maybe just a huge Pink Floyd-style boxset.

what will probably happen instead is that they release it in dribs and drabs, on extended versions of the albums, or dribble it out on 'new' albums on a yearly basis like they've done with Jimi Hendrix.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby beaker73 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:07 pm

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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby stegraham » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:45 pm

A liked Prince for about 2 years in the mid-80s, especially Purple Rain and Around the world in a day. I've still got the 12" of Let's Go Crazy and think the extended version of this track is great. Looking at the tracklist for the Purple Rain deluxe release it doesn't list this particualr version of Let's Go Crazy. I can't believe they wouldn't have included it. For those who have bought it, is it not on? Or is the "special dance mix" on CD3 it?

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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby cantona » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:48 pm

stegraham wrote:A liked Prince for about 2 years in the mid-80s, especially Purple Rain and Around the world in a day. I've still got the 12" of Let's Go Crazy and think the extended version of this track is great. Looking at the tracklist for the Purple Rain deluxe release it doesn't list this particualr version of Let's Go Crazy. I can't believe they wouldn't have included it. For those who have bought it, is it not on? Or is the "special dance mix" on CD3 it?

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It is Let's Go Crazy (7" Single Edit) and Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) on CD 3.
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby BzaInSpace » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:45 am

stegraham wrote:I've still got the 12" of Let's Go Crazy and think the extended version of this track is great.
Or is the "special dance mix" on CD3 it?

Ste


Yes - same track.

Personally, I'm pretty thrilled with this set. Despite the comments elsewhere online from super-hardcore Prince fans, I think the "2015 Paisley Park Remaster" sounds excellent. 'Take Me With U' sounds like I've always imagined it does, when it didn't really, if that makes any sense.

My early, heady experiences with this album was via a fairly scratched vinyl rip to ageing cassette, so for some time that was the version for me.

Anyway, the associated b-sides in one place is great - both versions of 'Erotic City' make the 3rd disc essential by themselves IMO.

The Vault tracks are interesting to incredible - the full length 'Computer Blue' and 'We Can Fuck' are definite, ecstatic highlights. The former is completely psychedelic and almost totally unhinged - I think the original album lost something in featuring the edit.

As I generally avoid most of the super-deluxe editions of these reissues due to budgetary concerns, can I say how refreshing it is to get a 3CD & DVD set like this for under £20? The extensive sleevenotes from The Revolution and Prince's engineer are fascinating. I'd say this is the right way to do this stuff, no need for plush boxes with stickers and t-shirts and the like really.

Now I can only hope for a similarly comprehensive reissue program for the rest of his vast catalogue...
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Re: Rolling Boxset Thread

Postby angelsighs » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:57 pm

Pentangle boxset of their classic era on the way

Now the dilemma of whether I buy or stick with the versions I've got (apparently all the bonus tracks are here but also some extra ones)

http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... 1968-1972/
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