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8 best box sets released in 2014

Bruce Springsteen - The Albums Collection Vol. 1 (1973-1984) [VINYL]
Facts and Info
Vinyl (17 Nov 2014)
Number of Discs: 8
Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
Label: Sony Music Cmg

Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 is a boxset comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are also making their remastered debut on vinyl.

The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 includes:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)
Nebraska (1982)
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)

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  • Rainbow - The Polydor Years [VINYL]
    Facts and Info
    Vinyl (24 Nov 2014)
    Number of Discs: 8
    Format: Box set
    Label: Commercial Marketing

    Universal Music are pleased to announce the release of “The Polydor Years” a vinyl LP boxed set containing all eight albums; Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Rising, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, Down To Earth, Difficult To Cure, Straight Between The Eyes, Bent Out Of Shape, Stranger In Us All and the live album 'On Stage' released before the band split in 1984.

    The Polydor Years includes:
    Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
    Rising
    On Stage
    Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
    Down To Earth
    Difficult To Cure
    Straight Between The Eyes
    Bent Out Of Shape

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  • Daft Punk: Alive 2007 / Alive 1997 [VINYL]
    Facts and Info
    Vinyl (22 Dec 2014)
    Number of Discs: 4
    Format: Box set, Deluxe Edition
    Label: PLG UK Catalog

    Release date: December 22, 2014

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  • King Crimson - Starless [Limited Edition CD Boxed Set]
    Facts and Info
    Audio CD (20 Oct 2014)
    Number of Discs: 27
    Format: Box set, CD+DVD, Limited Edition
    Label: DGM/PANEGYRIC

    Few bands of the era offered as much variety in material from night to night. King Crimson’s propensity for improvisation & fondness for playing its newest material – often unreleased on record at the time of the concerts - is legendary. Fewer bands still, whether by accident or design, recorded so many of their live shows.

    The Starles Box set includes:
  • 19 CDs of live performance material.

  • 7 CDs taken from multi-track tape including 4CDs of material from the Glasgow & Zurich shows, freshly assembled & mastered in Hi-Res from the original Great Deceiver mixes by David Singleton at DGM Soundworld in 2014, the Amsterdam show The Nightwatch mixed by Steven Wilson & a previously unheard preparatory of material from the same show prepared by George Chkiantz (engineer of all live KC shows of the era & the Red album).

  • 11 CDs drawn from high quality stereo reel to reel soundboard tapes. 8 making their first appearance on CD with the remaining three re-mastered or drawn from new tape sources.

  • 1 CD presenting the performance from the ORTF Paris TV broadcast

  • CD 20 features the 2011 stereo mix of Starless & Bible Black by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp

  • DVD-A 1 features the Starless & Bible Black album in 5.1 Surround, with new & original stereo album mixes in High Resolution Stereo plus bonus audio material.

  • DVD-A 2 features material from Mainz (mixed by David Singleton), Amsterdam (mixed by Steven Wilson) & a later show from Pittsburgh (mixed by George Chkiantz) in quadraphonic audio & High-Resolution Stereo.

  • Both DVD-A discs are region 0 playable in all areas & compatible with all DVD players & DVD Rom players

  • Blu-Ray Disc 1 features full lossless audio 24/192 transfers of material from the Glasgow & Zurich shows, freshly assembled & mastered from the original Great Deceiver mixes by David Singleton at DGM Soundworld in 2014 in LPCM stereo.

  • Blu-Ray Disc 1 also features the Amsterdam show The Nightwatch, mixed by Steven Wilson & the George Chkiantz preparatory mix stereo in 24/96 High-resolution stereo & a 24/96 transfer of the original David Singleton/Robert Fripp mix of The Nightwatch.

  • Blu-Ray Disc 2 features Starless & Bible Black in 5.1 Surround (DTS-HD MAS & LPCM 24/96) alongside new & original stereo masters of the album, a needledrop of an original vinyl pressing + audio extras.

  • Blu-Ray Disc 2 also features the Quad mixes of material from the Mainz, Amsterdam & Pittsburgh concerts.

  • Blu-Ray Disc 2 also features the ORTF Paris TV footage in a new hi-res transfer from the original source files.

  • Discs packaged in 8 individual 3 disc digi-packs within an album sized box.

  • 3 additional bonus CDs of audio restored soundboard/bootlegs & audio curios are also included.

  • 1 further concert (bootleg quality audio) is also available via included download ticket.

  • Album sized booklet with rare/unseen photos, new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, technical notes on the recordings by David Singleton, eye-witness accounts from fans who attended the gigs + memorabilia including an album print, poster, replica concert ticket, press release with folder, photos & more besides.

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    The Beatles In Mono [VINYL]
    Facts and Info
    Vinyl (8 Sep 2014)
    Number of Discs: 14
    Format: Box set
    Label: Apple Corps

    The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes the albums come with faithfully replicated artwork and within a lavish, limited 14-LP box, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.

    The Beatles in Mono includes:
    Please Please Me (1963)
    With The Beatles (1963)
    A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    Beatles for Sale (1964)
    Help! (1965)
    Rubber Soul (1965)
    Revolver (1966)
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
    Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
    The Beatles (1968)
    Mono Masters (1962–1970)

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  • Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? [Deluxe Box Set]

    Facts and Info
    Audio CD (29 Sep 2014)
    Number of Discs: 7
    Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
    Label: Big Brother

    The Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? [Deluxe Box Set] includes:
  • Collectors Coffee Table Book - This beautiful 56 page hardback book contains rare and unseen photographs documenting the (What's The Story) Morning Glory? period plus private photos taken by the inner circle. Original artwork designer Brian Cannon explains the story behind each single cover art and sleeve notes are written by Neil McCormick.

  • 7 inch Vinyl - This 7 inch vinyl includes demos of Hello and She's Electric, both of which were recorded in Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle's studio. The Hello (Demo) track is exclusive to the box set.

  • 12 Inch Vinyl - This 12 inch vinyl is a replica of the original promotional 12 inch, sent to industry contacts as a promotional item in 1995. Tracklisting features A side Cum on Feel The Noize and B side Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix), which has never been commercially available.

  • Cassette - Exact replica of the original promotional copy of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? This rare cassette, only sent out to industry contacts, has never been commercially available. It includes Step Out which was removed from the album prior to its release

  • Roll With It Cigarette Papers- These rolling papers were an original 1996 promotional item. They have been replicated solely for the box set and feature the lyrics for Roll With It printed on the back.

  • 180 gram double 12 Inch Vinyl in gatefold sleeve - Heavyweight vinyl of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? album, meticulously remastered from the original 1995 half inch tapes. Includes download code for B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.

  • Deluxe 3 x CD Album - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? deluxe CD, meticulously remastered with B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.

  • Postcards & Art Card Set - 3 photograph postcards and a 12 x 12 inch art card.

  • Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? [Deluxe Box Set]

  • Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary (vinyl, CD, Bluray)

    Facts and Info Audio CD (30 Jun 2014)
    Number of Discs: 7
    Format: Deluxe Edition, Box set
    Label: PLG UK Catalog

    The Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary (vinyl, CD, Bluray) includes:
    The Division Bell 20th Anniversary collector’s box set features a new 2-LP vinyl edition of the album, remastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes, including all the full length tracks (originally edited to fit on a single LP) in a gatefold sleeve designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios.

    Five other discs are included:
  • A red 7” vinyl replica of single Take It Back
  • A clear 7” vinyl replica of High Hopes, 12”
  • A blue vinyl replica of High Hopes with reverse laser etched design
  • And the 2011 Discovery remaster of ‘The Division Bell’ and a Blu-ray disc including ‘The Division Bell’ album in HD Audio, plus the previously unreleased 5.1 surround sound audio mix of the album by Andy Jackson.

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  • Read more about the Pink Floyd - Division Bell 2014 edition

  • See also: Best Box Sets released in 2013


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