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SDEtv / The Cars: Elektra Years vinyl box

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Unboxing video of the coloured vinyl box

The vinyl version of The Cars Elektra Years 1978-1987 box came out a few weeks back and here SDE opens it up and takes a look inside…



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The Cars

The Elektra Years 1978 - 1987 [VINYL]

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Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 88.94
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 60.83
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 73.75
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 88.52
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 87.27
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 84.26
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 88.14
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 110.49
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 119.99
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10 responses to SDEtv / The Cars: Elektra Years vinyl box

  1. Chris Brown says:

    See, I would at least have used the blue vinyl for the album with the blue cover, if I were to do this.

  2. Craig says:

    The vinyl does reflect the colours on the front of the box except they seem to have failed to get the Shake it Up one right.

  3. AlexKx says:

    Epic fail on Elektra! I might send mine back! What a bunch of bullshit! No wonder this is being sold dirt cheap in certain places because they know and knew that they cocked up! Bad! I’m so sick and tired of these box sets not having some grandiose hardcover book with photos, artwork, liner notes, and an essay. The latest Bowie and QUEEN vinyl box sets have them. One could and should complain that they are way too thin anyway as they are. But to not have one at all is truly lame-o. It is obviously done with “planned obsolesce” in mind which is actually fine and cool it’s just frustrating and disappointing some more quality control was not implemented for this Cars vinyl box set. With all of this said…might these colors vary from box set to box set? If that were the case I’d still be pissed if I got a shit version. I know I hated what Bowie’s camp did with random clear versions of “ChangesOneBowie”. I’d have been willing to pay more for the clear one and or ones if they had given the option. Humph…

  4. Isn’t it amazing how simple some of these aesthetic choices are (like “duh, let’s make the vinyl in the same six colors as on the box front”) and yet how often they botch it up?!

  5. memoryboy says:

    I personally think the colors are fine for these vinyl. I liked all the colors used. I guess for the the sound quality is what really matters, and I will say I have the CD box and the Remastering is truly excellent on these. I’ve been listening to them for the [past few months, sounds better in terms of sound quality than anything reissued before it. They did a great job. The fact that no booklet was included in the vinyl box is kinda strange though. Other than that I think the colors used for the vinyl and the sound quality are pretty great!

  6. baward says:

    A case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing? What a poor show for a not-cheap boxset. If I was intending to buy it, then I wouldn’t now.

  7. CJ Feeney says:

    I considered getting this, but opted for the cd set. Glad I did. I like vinyl, but space is at a premium, so requires a premium product, and I don’t think this is up to standard.

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