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What was the First CD "Box Set" You Ever Purchased?


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Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:54:11 AM PDT
Eddie H. says:
Crossroads...Eric Clapton

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 6:44:18 PM PDT
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Dee Zee says:
Some memorable box sets I own and love:
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years Of The Beach Boys
Woodstock: 40 Years on: Back to Yasgur's Farm (6CD, Limited Edition)
There Is A Season The Byrds
Old Friends Simon & Garfunkel
Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings Ian & Sylvia

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:29:01 PM PDT
You know, I don't think I own one, unless 2-disc collections count? The first one of those I bought I believe was Talking Heads' 'Sand in the Vaseline' and that's a great set.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:34:27 PM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
If we're counting 2-disc sets, then the first I bought had to have been either Blondie's 'The Platinum Collection' or the Go-Go's 'Return to the Valley of the Go-Go's' in 1995 or '96. (A few years after those, I did end up buying that Talking Heads set you mentioned. :) )

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:34:43 PM PDT
B. Aikens says:
the aeroplane flies high by the smashing pumpkins

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:40:38 PM PDT
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You know, with some of those multi-disc sets, there's so much on them you might as well just buy the original single-disc releases you want instead. Unless you're a die-hard who's into rarities, demos and previously unreleased stuff if it's included. If not, it's often cheaper to get the studio albums you want and not have to deal with all the filler.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:37:03 PM PDT
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Grandpa Tom says:
I've been fortunate to score several used box sets reasonably. Examples are Paul Simon, 1964-93, 3-cd's complete in excellent shape for $10. Rickie Lee Jones' 3-cd set Duchess of Coolsville is on AMAZON now for $11.75 new from Marketplace sellers. DUCHESS has all but 1 track from her second album PIRATES in pristine remastered sound. Much of her debut is on the set, also, the only source for remastered versions of those tracks unless you invest uber-bucks in the MFSL gold cd of Pirates. So, sometimes, the more comprehensive box sets deliver remastered or remixed versions.

I agree with you in that I love the 2-cd sets. The ESSENTIAL, GOLD, and others are great sets, and are accessible. They can be acquired for about $5-10 from Marketplace sellers. I particularly like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Anthology 2-disc set from a few years ago. I also own the 6-disc PLAYBACK set, scored from Half-Price Books for $10, and as you indicated, seldom play the 6-cd set, even in part. There are many significant nuggets on it, and it's a fantastic set, but overwhelming even to me, an enthusiastic fan.

Hope your evening's great,

GT

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:58:06 PM PDT
Yup, used box sets are the way to go if you're a mega fan on a budget. I wish there were a Half-Price Books in my town, the nearest one is about 30 miles north of me, but I sometimes make it there if I'm ever on the east side of Cleveland. But you can always score a deal online as well, you just have to be diligent and scour the listings frequently enough.

Have a good night as well, GT.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:06:19 PM PDT
Shining Star says:
Great box sets!

I love The Beach Boys & Simon & Garfunkel especially. The Byrds were also a great band.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 9:22:34 PM PDT
The Beatles (original British releases). Great investment.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 9:42:37 PM PDT
KingsLeadHat says:
Weatherbox by David Sylvian.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 11:44:36 PM PDT
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I bought the "Elvis Aron Presley" box set when I was in High School. I got it on clearence for 30 bucks. That was a mindblowing amount of cash to plunk down back in the early 80's. It was 4 double length cassettes (the equivalent of 8 lps).

The first cd box set I got was the Lynyrd Skynyrd one.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 2:09:29 AM PDT
Never had, probably never will!!

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 6:34:53 AM PDT
A customer says:
Storyteller. Rod Stewart

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 12:57:11 PM PDT
December 1998. The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions, the original metal spine release. Own several box sets now, mostly jazz. Have to say that I prefer getting the individual albums, though, because if you somehow ruin/trash a disc in a box set, the whole thing is rendered worthless. Because not only do I buy my discs to listen to the music, but I buy them as investments (yes, investments- many of my out-of-print titles could now fetch a pretty penny), too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 6:05:05 PM PDT
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The Durruti Column's 1st 4 releases.

Long OOP-

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 6:23:38 PM PDT
S. Stalcup says:
Shame Tony Wilson didn't take the advice of God before he died.

God: "Vini Reilly by the way is way overdue a revival . . . . It's good music to chill out to."
Tony: "Yeah, you're right."
God: "I usually am."

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 6:50:01 PM PDT
brady71 says:
The Who: "30 Years Of Maximum R&B" (1994)

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 3:01:07 PM PDT
Jeffrey M. says:
First box set I ever got was the Heart and Soul set of Joy Division's work. After that, I got Robert Johnson's Complete Recordings. Good stuff.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 3:58:10 PM PDT
J. Zutz says:
I worked down in Disneyworld during the summer of 2005 as part of the college program. They had the 5 disc Classic Disney Music set on sale. 1st Box Set I bought.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 7:59:17 PM PDT
Scott Duett says:
Atcually it was The Elvis Story,5 lps in the late 70's

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 8:04:05 PM PDT
K. Gardner says:
the black box by black sabbath

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 8:05:02 PM PDT
K. Gardner says:
the black box by black sabbath

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 7:42:51 AM PDT
A customer says:
Im going to "flip the script" as they say, and report that the last box set I got was 'The thrill of it all" by Roxy Music. They are a group I have ignored most of my adult life, but this set has made me a fan. I love the first disc, and the live show included is great.

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Robert Burns says:
I think it would have to be Sandy Denny "Who Knows Where The Time Goes".
Oops! Silly me. It was "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush. How did I forget that???
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