Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Discussion Time!: Super Duper Limited Edition Deluxe Collector's Box Sets

OK! Enough monologue - It's time to open up a forum! 

To quote Yello's 3rd album, You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess!  Or, do you?

In these times of economic strife, it seems especially rich that record companies are flooding the market with mega box sets of your favourite albums lavishly packaged, flushed with gimmicky extras and all exorbitantly priced.

So much so, there's a site dedicated to just this.

Priceless treasures or non-degradable landfill?

You be the judge.  (Click on 0 comments to start...)

U2's Achtung Baby (20th Anniversary Über Deluxe Box Set)

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (Immersion Edition)

Björk's Biophilia (The Ultimate Edition Boxset)

The Smiths' Complete (Super Deluxe Collectors Box)

REM's Life's Rich Pageant (Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition)

Primal Scream's Screamadelica (20th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition)

Derek and the Dominos' (Super Deluxe Box Set)

Nirvana's Nevermind (20th Anniversary Boxset)

You there, Santa?

1 comment:

  1. I guess it's all about who you think is worth it. For me, it'll probably be both Nirvana and U2 (though not the uber box) and the Beach Boys' Smile Box, which I have already ordered.

    I'm actually disappointed that Zooropa won't get it's own box - it's a great album that gets no accolades.

    The rest I couldn't care about.

    I'm holding onto my original cds as well, however, cause no doubt there will be complaints about the poor remastering job that's too loud/too compressed/clipped.