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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 02:09 PM
Any of you thinking about getting a album or box set that has a price tag that makes you think twice?

I've been going back & forth with myself over Live Trane: the European Tours. It's got a hefty price tag, but it is SEVEN discs worth of various live music with one of my favorite periods of Coltrane, when he was hanging out with Dolphy. This is one of the few avenues available to hear Dolphy on "My Favorite Things" playing the flute. But the set ain't CHEAP!



I eventually did suck it up for the HUGE Charley Patton box set, but I found it at somewhat of a bargain. This thing took matters into their own hands, b/c I've NEVER seen a box set like this one.



Any of you in a similar quandary? One thing about these sets is, sometimes they go out of print on you. There was a Band box set that I always held off on, but then it went off the shelves.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 02:17 PM
finsky i got about 30 live coltrane disks right from our own trade section......and i belive eric dolphy is on some of them.

box sets of live music just dont do it for me.....actually, the only box set i've ever owned was the first one ever - the Bruce Springsteen one. it was a gift the year they put it out, and i remember thinking "Gee, what a great expensive gift, don't they know i dont listen to Bruce?".

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 02:33 PM
Linnie,

I have some Coltrane shows, but sometimes, the powers in charge really clean up the tapes, or have better sources-like the One Down, One Up release.



Decisions, decisions....wondering if this bugger is worth it.

The Deluxe Edition releases are somewhat similar, b/c the "deluxe" material sometimes isn't even worth the money. The Blind Faith one certainly comes to mind.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 11:42 PM
I have been a bit excessive with box sets over the years, but if I'm really into an artist, I tend to want to have all their work. That's difficult with musicians as proficient as Coltran & Miles, but there's a couple big sets I own that I've never regretted spending th money on:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000000ZC0/ref=dp_image_0/103-24925 91-4271002?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000HA48EC/ref=dp_image_0/103-24925 91-4271002?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music

I'd also like the Wes Montgomery complete Riverside recordings, and the Thelonious Monk Complete Riverside someday.

Sometimes you can find these sets used & save a few bucks.

 

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finsky i got about 30 live coltrane disks right from our own trade section......and i belive eric dolphy is on some of them.

box sets of live music just dont do it for me.....actually, the only box set i've ever owned was the first one ever - the Bruce Springsteen one. it was a gift the year they put it out, and i remember thinking "Gee, what a great expensive gift, don't they know i dont listen to Bruce?".


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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 12:36 AM
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f don't they know i dont listen to Bruce?".


I thought I was the only one that doesn't listen to Bruce

 

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I thought I was the only one that doesn't listen to Bruce


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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 02:59 AM
My brother in law got me the Hank Williams box (10 discs) that has literally every bleep burp and fart ol' Hank ever emitted on it....

I have listened to two of the discs ever, about 1 time each, LOL.

It's purty up there on the shelf though!

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 08:09 AM
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I thought I was the only one that doesn't listen to Bruce



Count me in on not listening to Bruce!

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 10:20 AM
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The Deluxe Edition releases are somewhat similar, b/c the "deluxe" material sometimes isn't even worth the money. The Blind Faith one certainly comes to mind.

damn i listen to this one all the time and LOVE IT!

oh and One Up One Down is the best cds of older material i've bought in two years.


i agree, that offical releases are going to be much cleaner.....

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 10:22 AM
I bit for the Atlantic Rhythm and Blues box set, definately worth every penny. I'm debating the Stax singles box now-about $100 for every great Stax single

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 10:27 AM
I have been eyeing this but with wife and kids I cannot spend the money right now

$109.00


 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 10:53 AM
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I bit for the Atlantic Rhythm and Blues box set, definately worth every penny. I'm debating the Stax singles box now-about $100 for every great Stax single


You a man after my own heart, linus. I have several massive 1960s and early 1970s R&B boxes and none of them is gathering dust! Can't get enough of that stuff.

Check out the box set called "Beg Scream and Shout" if you get a chance, a nice balance of '60s soul hits and rarities over 6 discs in a coolio case...

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:52 AM
Linnie,

The Blind Faith jams that take up most of the second disc just wasn't interesting to me. I thought they would have more material recorded, but these guys really weren't lying about the lack of songs they had.

Maybe they could've used the Hyde Park show as their 2nd disc, similar to the EAP deluxe?

I LOVE the Second Winter Deluxe-the live show they added is HOT.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 12:23 PM
Sometimes BMG has sales and box sets are covered. This is how I got Dreams for $25 and Crossroads for $25 and the Police's Message in a Box for $30.

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 03:20 PM
I love a good box set myself if a bit of effort has been put into it. Paid $75 for Dreams when it first came out but there was a lot of stuff on it that I had not heard at the time. Probably my 3 favourites are. Sabbath's "Black Box" which is a really nice presentation of the 8 Ozzy era albums with a live dvd from 1970
Tom Petty's "Rewind" 6cds with 27 unreleased tracks.
Rory Gallagher's "Back to Work" 4 live albums with mini replica sleeves, A thing of beauty!

 

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I thought I was the only one that doesn't listen to Bruce



Count me in on not listening to Bruce!

Bruce who?? not in my lifetime

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:03 PM
I love my Jimi Hendrix boxed set...his sweet, shy chitter chatter is funny too.... not intimidating...

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I thought I was the only one that doesn't listen to Bruce



Count me in on not listening to Bruce!



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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:06 PM
The Doors box set is pretty cool too

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 11:37 AM
I make suttle hints and that's how I have recieved the few I do have as a birthday or holiday gift. Some off them do not seem worth it if i have most of the artists music on hand .

I did buy the Faces "five guys walk into a bar" thought that was good.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 12:40 PM
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I have been eyeing this but with wife and kids I cannot spend the money right now

$109.00





If you sign up for yourmusic.com, that box set is in the neighborhood of $40.00 with shipping and taxes.

Yourmusic.com is one of the best places to buy cds, outside of your favorite independent record store (if there are any left around you).

 

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