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“Scared To Get Happy” 5CD box set

Scared To Get Happy 5CD box set

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It’s fair to say that UK reissue label Cherry Red Records aren’t exactly renowned for deluxe packaging. For the most part their reissues tend to be delivered in those hinged double jewel cases that have a lifespan of around five minutes.

So, to give credit where it’s due, they have done a marvellous job with their new five-disc indie-fest Scared To Get HappyIt comes in the form of a soft-feel ‘book pack’ and contains an extensive 58-page booklet. Lora Findlay’s design is superb, and all in all, this is a great example of how making an effort with presentation and packaging, creates a really desirable product that is light years away from a bunch of MP3s. More details on this set can be found here.


Scared To Get Happy 5CD box set

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Scared To Get Happy 5CD box set

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Scared To Get Happy 5CD box set

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Scared To Get Happy 5CD box set

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6 responses to “Scared To Get Happy” 5CD box set

  1. Mike says:

    I’m liking the sleeve notes!

  2. Richard says:

    Great set but is anybody else having trouble getting the discs out of the box. I was scared I was going to break the CD 1 !!

  3. steve. says:

    i was going to buy this myself, but ive kind of been put off a bit due to people’s comments about the packaging.

  4. Paul H says:

    Yes, discs not easy to get out, there must be a technique to it I haven’t found, but the booklet is excellent, and it is a fabulously and thoughtfully curated collection. Pricey but well worth it….

  5. Bruce says:

    Ditto about trouble getting the disks out….shame after everything else is so well designed….why id noone check this before they put it out – doh !

    Other than that – awesome comp, great music.

  6. Matt says:

    Hi all, Cherry Red did a video detailing how to get the CDs out the case: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopnews.asp?type=How%20to%20remove%20your%20%27Scared%20To%20Get%20Happy%27%20discs%20from%20the%20case

    it’s easy when you know how :p

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