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    Default What are your favorite music box sets?

    What are your favorite music box sets (on CD)?

    I am a fan of music box sets and wonder which box sets people really like a lot.
    I like a lot, in all different genres, but, just to pick a few, here are some I really like:

    Santana - Dance of the Rainbow Serpent (3 CDs)
    Grateful Dead - Europe 72 (22 shows, 73 CDs)
    John Coltrane: The Classic Quartet Complete Impulse Studio Recordings (8 CDs)
    Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (6 CDs)

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    I'm really liking The Smiths - Complete (8 Disks). But I am a big fan of The Smiths
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    Little Feat-Hotcakes And Outtakes. 4 CD box set this and Waiting For Columbus is all the Little Feat you need.

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    I have recently acquired my first two cd boxed sets.

    Nick Drake...Friut Tree
    Charles Mingus...The Atlantic Years

    I really like both so far...
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    sorry, this is for cd sets?

    I'm enjoying the Bad Religion LP box set, 2nd would be the NOFX LP box set, and am looking at the Lagwagon set too

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    Roxy Music, Complete Studio Albums.

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    David Bowie-Sound and Vision,
    Billie Holiday- Complete Deca recordings,
    The Cure-Classic Album Selection, the first five releases,
    Ray Charlies- Genius and Soul (Rhino)

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    Bob Marley Songs of Freedom. Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Velvet Box Set.

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    20 Years Of Jethro Tull

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    Beatles Mono Box set- would have preferred the stereo set but got a fantastic deal on the mono. Picked up several of the individual CD's in stereo so all is good.
    The Doors Perception CD/DVDA set is also pretty good

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    Thank you pglbook for starting this. I'm getting some great ideas here to add to my wish list!! Keep 'em coming.
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    I just picked up CCR's 45rpm box set "The Singles Collection". All on original labels. Pretty cool and great sound. I'm going to do hi res digital rips of the whole box. Name:  ccr29box1.jpg
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    Bob Marley - Songs of Freedom
    20 Years of Jethro Tull
    Jethro Tull - 25th Anniversary Box Set
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    Dylan mono set
    Complete E L O set
    Rory Gallagher live box
    Queen 40th aniversery set (vol 1 for me)
    Kinks RCA years also Arista years

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    Little Feat-Hotcakes And Outtakes. 4 CD box set this and Waiting For Columbus is all the Little Feat you need.
    Hello, gudnoyez. I didn't even know this album set even existed until now. Thank you, as I am a fan of Little Feat. How would you rank the recording quality sound and how many takes would you say are/were recorded live? Any songs not included on other albums that are noteworthy or really stand out?

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    Yesterday I picked up a great CD music box set at a local vintage CD/record store:

    Chick Corea: Music Forever & Beyond: The Selected Works of Chick Corea, 1964-1996.

    It is a 5-disc set. The sound quality is superb, the music is incredible, and the packagaing and booklet are all first-rate.
    I highly recommend it.
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    I am a huge fan of The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968.

    9 Discs of amazing music.

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    I love Roxy music - full of entertaining.

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    In no particular order (except #1&2):

    1. The Beatles mono box set
    2. Bob Dylan mono box set
    3. Johnny Cash - The Legend
    4. Rush - Sectors 1,2,3
    5. Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings
    6. The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990)
    7. Willie Nelson - One Hell Of A Ride
    8. Dwight Yoakam - Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years
    9. Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection
    10. "The Perfect Collections": Jazz (1&2), Blues
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    The elements better know as EARTH, WIND, & FIRE - The Eternal Dance is a must have to your box collection.



    Great music...and I still use "Lets Groove" as a midbass test song.
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    Generally I'm not a huge fan of box sets. I tend to listen to music more in album form and alot of box sets end up re-arranging songs and break up the flow of the original album. There are a few exceptions but for the most part I don't have many, I could not imagine listening to something like Dark Side of the Moon in anything other than album form, and alot of my favorite music is like that.

    The boxsets I do have tend to just lump the original albums together in a box so the original album order is preserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    Hello, gudnoyez. I didn't even know this album set even existed until now. Thank you, as I am a fan of Little Feat. How would you rank the recording quality sound and how many takes would you say are/were recorded live? Any songs not included on other albums that are noteworthy or really stand out?

    Tom
    http://www.amazon.com/Hotcakes-Outta...s+%26+outtakes

    Tom I'am sure you have already looked into this, but since this thread has been revived, there are demos some live versions, and different takes on some of your favorites. The recordings are well recorded, and I have listened to this many times, a enjoyable listen. If you have not got it yet you should.

    Steve.

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