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Bargain Box Sets

Discussion in 'music' started by merlin, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’ve got the Man boxes listed a page back and the mastering is superb even up against 1st press UA vinyl.
  3. bencat

    bencat Amplifier Destroyer par excellence

    Apologies this thread is so long it is sometimes hard to keep up with the albums already offered by others . Still a repeat of a good one is worth it .
  4. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    How might they compare to CDs I bought separately Tony ?
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    No idea, I think they have been issued several times over the years. They certainly sound good though.
  6. wezzywest

    wezzywest Hell hath no Fury like a Bitter Remainer.

  7. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Will listen intently to some Man albums to estimate if I can get better
  8. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

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  9. 8bitmax

    8bitmax Surviving, not thriving.

  10. pqpq

    pqpq pfm Member

    I bought that Fela Kuti box a long time ago, maybe more than 10 years. Of course the music is superb but the discs are, as I recall, quite annoying. Many have 2 albums per disc which does make sense in some ways admittedly, but I never liked having 2 random albums on a single disc. In the end I ripped them all to play on my squeezebox and manipulated the tags so that it lists as the albums were originally released.
  11. messengerman

    messengerman pfm Member

    The Staple Singers.

    If you like soul (or even just have one) this is simply fabulous.

    For What It's Worth: The Complete Epic Recordings 1964-1968: CDs & Vinyl

    More gospel tinged than their later more familiar Stax material but everything you like about the Staple Singers is here... and then some. Includes the incomparable Freedom Highway - a contender for best ever live album IMO and quite hard to get otherwise without paying a lot of money.*

    Sound quality is top notch too. Three of the six albums in the box are making their debut appearance on CD so these are presumably fresh remasters. The others sound equally good but my eyesight is not good enough anymore to fight my way through the 6 point type in the booklet to find out!

    * there was a 2015 re-issue - Complete Freedom Highway - that removes much of the original edit but it too is out of print and expensive. There is also an old CD compilation confusingly called Freedom Highway that appears to bear no relation to the original (just two tracks in common). Watch for that one.
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  12. bencat

    bencat Amplifier Destroyer par excellence

    I nearly made the error of just hitting the buy button then noticed I bought it in 2018 . So it is a great collection and we'll worth buying
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  13. messengerman

    messengerman pfm Member

    I think we've all done that. Some of us more than once!
    Frizzy, cromodora and Snufkin like this.
  14. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

  15. bencat

    bencat Amplifier Destroyer par excellence

    There may well be many on here who have Qobuz accounts who are well aware of this but they are currently offering some quite large discounts on various artists and albums for a digital download. You do need to create an account if you do not have one and do not have to subscribe . There are lots of different artists and musical styles including classical and Jazz and others. There are also some Hi Res downloads included some at quite low prices . Worth a little browse to see what's on offer if you have some spare time .
  16. Andy A

    Andy A pfm Member

  17. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    Was £299 at What Records working my way through it
  18. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I like quite a few Man (and spin-off, Neutrons) albums but this is exceptional IMHO.


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  19. bencat

    bencat Amplifier Destroyer par excellence

    This is a free download of a mix by Habibi Funk Label on the UK bandcamp website . This is music I never knew existed but heard a few tracks on Cerys Mathews shows on Sunday on 6 Music . Lots of quite different styles but they seem to be of a type . This is a link to three mix sets they have made each about 35 mins long or more and are worth downloading to listen to . I have bought a number of full album downloads as well based on which artists I liked. Enjoy it is something quite different .
    ask, ralphj, GavinB and 2 others like this.
  20. bencat

    bencat Amplifier Destroyer par excellence

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