All posts tagged “boxed sets

The Jazz Scene (Verve reissue).

The Jazz Scene (Verve)

Starting the day off with another one of Verve’s 1990s extravaganzas and Norman Granz’ 1949 lovechild, “The Jazz Scene” (Verve 2-CD reissue, with massive booklet, mirroring the 1949 original). Announced 9 months before its release around Christmas of 1949, it came with a lot of […]

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Ed Thigpen. Paris Jazz Concerts (boxed set).

Ed Thigpen – Paris Jazz Concerts

This one is for Ken Kuan, @kienkuan, who managed to complete his Oscar Peterson London House collection (on LP)! Instead of mirroring what he was spinning by listening to my Verve 5-CD reissue of said wonderful live recordings, I thought I’d hold this (rather rare) boxed […]

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Frank Sinatra. The Capitol Years (boxed set).

Frank Sinatra – The Capitol Years

On a side note: A bit difficult to recreate without jewelcases, but these are the outer spines of the 21 CDs that make up “Frank Sinatra – The Capitol Years”, which was released by Capitol/EMI in 1998. Another favorite. https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Sinatra-The-Capitol-Years/release/6010672

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The Police. Message in a Box (original longbox release).

The Police – Message in a Box

Again, the sound could have been better, but it was the easiest way – at the time – to double up on all of the Police material digitally. One of the few box sets onto which they actually dared to print a limitation number. Mine […]

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Steely Dan. Citizen (1972-1980)

Steely Dan – Citizen (1972-1980)

Continuing yesterday’s “theme”, here is the next boxed set I bought. At the time, I only had “Gaucho” (still my favorite Steely Dan album, sorry guys & gals) and simply wanted the rest. “Citizen Steely Dan 1972-1980” is still one of my most played box […]

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Journey. Time 3 (original longbox release).

Journey – Time3

This one here was the second (CD) boxed set I bought, way back in 1992. Back then, CD prices were sky-high here and these kinds of collections cost an arm and a leg. Because I was in the process of establishing a decent household, I […]

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Aerosmith. Pandora's Box (original longbox format).

Aerosmith – Pandora’s Box

It’s “boxed-set-day” today. This was the first (CD!) pop/rock box I bought, way back in 1991 Actually, all the boxed sets I have from those years have that longbox format. Later, many of the early releases were repackaged, usually using more or less flimsy cardboard […]

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