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Do you remember the first box set of records you owned or bought?

Discussion in 'music' started by Barry williams, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Mine was Sparky and his magic piano on 78s.
  2. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    I'd bought a few albums and singles before I worked up to a box-set:


    Bought in Our Price, Portsmouth in 84-ish.
  3. Andy1912

    Andy1912 pfm Member

  4. I bought that box in my local charity shop for local people a few years ago in mint condition for £1.00.
  5. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    Concert for Bangladesh was mine. I still have it now, but the box is a bit tatty, unfortunately.
  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    George Harrison All things Must Pass.
  7. Mikeandvan

    Mikeandvan Banned

  8. Dave Cattlin

    Dave Cattlin pfm Member

    My mum regularly bought Reader's Digest releases

    many were mush but this was pure gold


    a window on the entire history of popular music to that date

    fabulous curation and I played it to death

    that reminds me - I hope I have a copy of He's In Town by the Rockin' Berries somewhere

  9. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

  10. madmike

    madmike pfm Member

    The first one I bought was the Mike Oldfield boxed set. Years before that I borrowed a box set from the record library "Electronic Panorama"
  11. monkfish

    monkfish pfm Member

    Don Sebesky - Giant box.
  12. Paul R

    Paul R pfm Member

    Shut up and play your guitar.

  13. herb

    herb music live

    Britannia music club. They sent a box each month, an evening with an orchestra, which amounted to 3 or 4 LPs a month. I never returned a box and learned a lot about classical music. They seem to have gone missing......:(
  14. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Irish Folk Favourites 4CD set, bought to play on my new Phillips CD player many years ago. Dubliners, The Fureys, The Kilfenora Ceilidh Band, Sweeney's Men, The Grehan Sisters.

    Still superb.
  15. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    'Biograph' by Bob Dylan, unless 'The Last Waltz' by The Band qualifies. (Anyway I think that's Mrs H's rather than mine).
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  17. Martin M

    Martin M Crueller than April

    Other than a k-tel like Various Artists album it was Thing-Fish by Frank Zappa which was a bit of a shock to the system...
  18. bernardhepworth

    bernardhepworth pfm Member

    Nick Drake - Fruit Tree
  19. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun pfm Member

    It's still right there on the shelf.

  20. MVV

    MVV pfm Member


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