Sunday December 9, 2012
Living in a box
Budget priced music box sets flood the festive market.
MILES Davis, Modern Jazz Quartet, De La Soul, Roberta Flack, Todd Rungren, The Incredible String Band, ZZ Top, Madonna, America, The Replacements, Elvis Costello and Alice Cooper are just some of the new editions to the Rhino Original Album Series, released by Warner Music Malaysia.
These five-pack CD packages, drawing together five seminal titles by some of the world’s most revered artistes and covering every music genre from soul legend Aretha Franklin to the folk heroes Pogues, via roots rock act Los Lobos and British indie outfit Jesus And Mary Chain, have been a popular series here.
Representing the very best in value, these five disc slipcases do away with the frills and keep their attention firmly on delivering the finest classic albums available.
As the festive season is upon us, there is nothing better than grabbing one of these recently delivered five-packs as a stocking filler.
Elsewhere, the Atlantic Soul Legends: 20 Original Albums From The Iconic Atlantic Label box set is an eye-catching treat for the soul music fan.
This box set features 20 original albums recorded between 1959 and 1975 on the legendary soul label Atlantic, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke‘s masterpieces, the classic Stax/Volt recordings by Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd and Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Don Covay and Donny Hathaway’s legendary LPs. Also includes material previously unreleased on CD, such as Sam Dee’s classic The Show Must Go On.
The albums, packed in a retro box, are tucked nicely in replica paper sleeves with a 32-page booklet. Only 3,000 of these are being produced worldwide.