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Permanent Record (Al in the Box) Box set


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Audio CD, Box set, September 27, 1994
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Disc: 1
1. My Bologna ((Capitol Records Single Version))
2. Another One Rides The Bus
3. Happy Birthday ((Placebo E.P. Version))
4. I Love Rocky Road
5. Ricky
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Disc: 2
1. Yoda
2. This Is The Life
3. Like A Surgeon
4. One More Minute
5. I Want A New Duck
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Disc: 3
1. Lasagna
2. Good Old Days
3. Fat
4. Melanie
5. I Think I'm A Clone Now
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Disc: 4
1. Polka Your Eyes Out
2. You Don't Love Me Anymore
3. Smells Like Nirvana
4. When I Was Your Age
5. I Can't Watch This
See all 14 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 27, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Bmg/Scotti Brothers
  • ASIN: B000000U8F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,013 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr BJ Bateson on February 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Weird Al's utterly hilarious music spans a decade and a half, and this box set does justice to his three major musical styles - the parodies, the funny originals, and the immortal polkas. The parodies range in imitative quality from the early accordion-played "My Bologna" (the Knack's "My Sharona" to the quality imitation "Addicted to Spuds" (Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love") and "Headline News" (the Crash Test Dummies "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm") which are almost indistinguishable from the real thing, bar Al's zany lyrics of course. They're not all about food: "Smells Like Nirvana" parodies the incomprehensible lyrics in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Ricky" is a "Mickey"-take of Toni Basil centred around "I Love Lucy". Of the original songs, the best are those where Al mercilessly brings together a happy style with depressing lyrics, such as "Happy Birthday" or "Trigger Happy". The polkas are what made Weird Al famous. No-one has lived until they've heard "Smoke On The Water", "Losing My Religion" or "Hey Joe" played polka. A top-notch album which brings home everything Weird Al's ever had to offer.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Robert Price (tomservo93@aol.com) on June 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you're a die hard Weird Al fan, you probably already own all these songs in some format. But for those of you who love Weird Al but don't want to buy all his cds, get this, and you won't be disappointed. This includes the best material from every album of his up to Alapalooza. I laugh every time I listen to this, and I think you will too. I highly suggest this underappreciated box set.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Travis R. Wilson on September 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
About seven years ago I might have given this package 5 stars. This box set was great in its heyday, but I'm afraid it is severely outdated now. I think it's time for a new one. Weird Al Yankovic is definitely famous enough to warrant a second box set. Hell, Led Zeppelin has two box sets. Why shouldn't Al?

This only covers Al's career from early 1980, to about 1993 or thereabouts. Nothing from "Bad Hair Day, Running With Scissors," or "Poodle Hat" is included, not to mention his latter-day film theme songs like "Spy Hard," or "Polkamon." If you are one of those people who lives in the past, though, or one of those misguided fools who thinks Al should have retired some time back in 1989, then this is the perfect purchase for you. It has a couple of rarities that can't be heard anywhere else, like Al's original accordion version of "My Bologna," and "Headline News" the parody of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by the Crash Test Dummies, which was written specially for this box set. The brief bio booklet that comes with the set is pretty cool too. It was written by Dr. Demento, and it chronicles Al's youth, college days as an architecture major, and his rise to fame. Overall, this is a great buy for the casual fan, but if you are like me and you are obsessed, I suggest you do like I did and just buy all of the CDs.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cameo on February 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Weird Al is definitely the best entertainer I have ever heard and this box set is wonderful because it gives a great sampling of his best songs (not that he had any bad ones). It also has a cool 64 page booklet with pictures from his youth on up. If you already own lots of his CD's, it's not that worth it, but if you don't, it's a great way to start your collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 27, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Boy, what an investment. But $45 dollars is worth it for this CD. It's great. I love every song. All four CD's are funny. Al is great. He has the biggest sense of humor on the planet. If you're an Al fan you have to have this set! BUY IT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Urkel on August 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
hey, want to know EVERYTHING about this

Permanent Record: Al In The Box is a four disc compilation boxed set of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It features his favorites songs from his first eight studio albums, plus alternate versions of "My Bologna", "Happy Birthday", "UHF", and the previously unavailable new single, "Headline News". The Andy Warhol-esque cover art and "Headline News" also appear on Yankovic's Greatest Hits Volume II, which was released a month after Permanent Record.

The boxed set also comes with a booklet written by Dr. Demento

Permanent Record went out of print on March 1, 2006, because the artwork was lost.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This box set is a complete and total summary of "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies. These CD's contain the greatest and funniest songs ever recorded. Al has such amazing talent, it's a shame he isn't more popular. Al has the talent to be any kind of singer in the world and make millions like a popstar or something but all "Weird Al" fans love him the way he is, and wouldn't have him sing any other way. All of his songs bring tears of laughter whenever you hear them and when your spirit is low, his comical lyrics bring it to an all time high. For instance, there is a song on disc one called "Another One Rides the Bus" and as you probably would've guessed is a hysterical parodie of Queen's monster hit "Another One Bites the Dust". And in this song he sings about how he gets on this bus that is crowded as it is and then they keep picking up more passengers, and more, and more, and more until his face turns blue and he can't breathe. It's hysterical. Every time I hear it I laugh out loud. Another comical song is on disc 4 and is titled "Smells Like Nirvana". This is definetly one of my all time favorite "Weird Al" songs. This song obviously makes fun of one of the greatest songs of all time: "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The song is basically about how nobody can understand Nirvana's lyrics. I love that song. Well to wrap up my review I just have to say that this set [is great]. I love this. It costs a hunk of dough but it really is worth the money. I would suggest this to anybody.
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