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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Rush / 2112 2CD+DVD deluxe  – £13 £20

2016 deluxe reissue featuring covers on CD 2 (including Steven Wilson doing ‘A Passage to Bangkok’) and a DVD with newly restored video and audio of the Capitol Theatre concert in 1976.


UK: The Band  2CD deluxe – £11.99 £15.31

This two-CD set features 13 outtakes (six previously unreleased) and alternate recordings from The Band sessions, as well as the group’s Woodstock performance, which has never been officially released.

UK: Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man / Out of Season vinyl LP – £12.99 £17.99

 

UK: Massive Attack / Mezzanine  2CD deluxe – £3.99 £7.99

Remastered album plus bonus disc of exclusive Mad Professor dub remixes.

UK: Mark Hollis vinyl LP – £12.99 £17.99

UK: The Police / Every Move You Make 6CD set – £9.99 £15 DEAL OVER

This Police 6CD box set won the SDE ‘Best Value For Money’ box set award last year, and now it’s even cheaper! The remastering is excellent and the packaging is also much better than you’d expect at this price point, as this SDEtv unboxing video illustrates. What was a no brainer is now, er, a total no brainer. The vinyl box is also the cheapest it has been at £79.99.

Howard Jones / One to One 3CD+DVD reissue

 

UK: Howard Jones / One to One 3CD+DVD box set – £19 £24

Not Howard’s best album, but the reissue is close to faultless.

UK: OMD/ Souvenir 3LP vinyl set – £25 £36

UK: Freddie Mercury / Never Boring 180g vinyl set – £12.99 £17.99

 

UK: The Cure / Distintegration 3CD set – £7.99

Fantastic price for reprint of the Disintegration reissue. This features remastered audio, a bonus disc of demos and an expanded and remixed version of the Entreat live album (called Entreat Plus for this set). Packaged in a jewel case, this time around. Out on Friday, along with Faith 2CD which is just over £7.


 

UK: Simple Minds / Street Fighting Years 4CD super deluxe – £41.99 

UK: Pink Floyd / Wish You Were Here immersion box set – £47

Possibly a new lowest price for the superb immersion box which contains the 2011 remaster, a CD of Live at Wembley and alternates, 5.1 mix, quad mix and concert screen films (on blu-ray and DVD). And let’s no forget those marbles. The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall boxes are similarly cheap

UK: Elvis Costello / Look Now CD edition – £2.88

Virtually charity shop price for a brand new copy of the standard CD edition of Elvis Costello’s last album.

UK: The Allman Brothers Band / Trouble No More 5CD set – £39.99 £50.99

Forthcoming 50th anniversary set. Includes 88-page booklet. Price now down to a more respectable level.

UK: The Human League / Octopus 2CD deluxe – £11.89 £12.99

UK: David Gray / White Ladder 2CD deluxe – £8 £21 DEAL OVER

Great deal for the newly released 2CD deluxe of David Gray‘s White Ladder which features remastered audio and a bonus disc of B-sides and demos.

UK: The Chemical Brothers / Surrender 3CD+DVD box – £19.99 £38 DEAL OVER

UK: The Chemical Brothers / Surrender 4LP+DVD – £44.99 £73 DEAL OVER

The CD box deal is over, but this vinyl box set brings the original album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ and a selection of remixes from the period, curated by Tom and Ed over four clear vinyl LPs. This also comes with a DVD featuring restored promo videos and footage from the 2000 Glastonbury performance, four prints, a book and a download card.

189 responses to This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

  1. Steve says:

    ‘Every Move You Make’ by The Police is still available at HMV who Amazon were price matching. I saw it instore at Bristol Cribbs yesterday and you can.
    order it online.

  2. Neil says:

    White Ladder back down to £8 on Amazon.

  3. Tony says:

    House to myself this Sunday afternoon, company is The Police cd box & Paul Simon Hyde Park cd/blu ray , £15 for both, crazy value, my pizza cost more, thanks Paul, I’d be far too lazy to media surf these for myself.

  4. Steven_Wilsons_Prog_Cat says:
  5. Steven_Wilsons_Prog_Cat says:

    Just picked up the R. E. M Monster deluxe box set in HMV for £39.99, they have the chemical brothers Cd box set for £20 also and lots of other box set and vinyl offers

  6. Jonathan Riley says:

    Rebpublica 3 disc set that just got released last week is already 12.99 gbp on amazon.co.uk before shipping by a third party seller for a new copy

  7. Iain says:

    Judas Priest complete collection, all their albums before Firepower on CD less than £34 on Amazon uk at the moment.

  8. Nelson Lee says:

    Allman brothers now 35.39

  9. Ernie says:

    Ref the Chemical Brothers “Surrender” box, just had mine delivered from Amazon via Italy & Germany for some reason. It’s highly recommended if it comes up on offer again. Everything has been done with a lot of love very professionally in a 12 x 12 “ box. It’s surpassed my expectations for the price I paid with no VAT it’s absolutely brilliant. Even if you’re half a fan it’s worth it!!!

  10. Chris Squires says:

    The Abba Live at Wembley Vinyl had dropped as low as £30.27 when it was originally posted. It has spent the last 6 weeks at £39.99 but is currently back down to £31.99 which is not too bad for a triple LP.
    It is 11 days from release so now would be a good time to nab it if you didn’t lock in to something lower back in January.

  11. LowPop says:

    Suede Studio Albums box, black vinyl edition, is only £87 right now on Amazon UK. Was well over £100 until recently.

  12. Colin MacKenzie says:

    Looks as if Bruce Springsteen’s Album Collection Vol 1 has been reissued. Whilst its £225 in the UK by purchasing through Amazon Canada you can get it delivered to the UK for £143 which is a decent reduction.

    • Dennis says:

      Springsteen vinyl box set would also have customs, when it arrives. Very easy to pay though. Around £30 i suppose.

      • Colin MacKenzie says:

        Price shown above includes Amazon’s estimate of customs charge. Last purchase I made I subsequently got a small refund later of a couple of quid!

  13. CJL says:

    Thanks to Andrew Mant for the heads-up re. HMV. The Leicester (High Street) shop has all of the same deals (as of 11am this morning). Bought the REM & Cure sets.

  14. Richard Fisher says:

    Music from the Big Pink 50th anniversary boxset pretty cheap on Amazon UK:

    Music From Big Pink – 50th Anniversary Edition (Super Deluxe) (45rpm) https://amzn.to/2vFWFA7

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Very good. Grabbed it primarily for the 5.1 mix

      • Richard Fisher says:

        It’s a bargain I think, enjoy. I have it but paid a little more (£39) in January. Just waiting for the second album boxset to drop a bit more (it will I’m sure). Waiting game…..

  15. Wayne Klein says:

    The Pink Floyd is still too expensive.

  16. Shane says:

    I have had issues with black discs in the past and luckily have not stumbled on any in years but some of my cd players would not read them, same with some of my disc drives in computers.
    So, as I just put the Massive Attack set in my amazon cart I now may reconsider.

    • Beechlander says:

      Got the Massive attack set yesterday and works fine.

    • Vils says:

      2CD Massive Attack Mezzanine at £3.99 – unbelievably low price. Fantastic sounding but beware – the black discs are VERY delicate and skip ‘as enthusiastically as a little girl’. I bought it from Amazon and found that with the slightest blemish they skip. CD2 would not play through 99% of the time without skipping so was duff. Obtained a replacement and the new CD1 had the same problem. I kept the best of both and returned the skippers.
      Make sure that you listen to them thoroughly before the return period lapses.
      It’s all very well having slick-looking black discs but it will be a very expensive mistake for someone…

      • RJS says:

        Those black MA CDs are ridiculous. From an aesthetic POV it’s pointless. After a lot of whirring and stuttering, I managed to rip them to FLAC using a standalone CD player after my PC’s built in one rejected them.

  17. Pete C T says:

    https://amzn.to/2Thk7wt

    Cheapish. As of 16:15.

  18. ANDREW MANT says:

    HMV Canterbury has a big bin upstairs full of bargains.

    INXS Live 2 CD £5.99
    The Band Super Deluxe £69.99
    The Police CD Box £9.99
    The Cure Curation DVD £12.99, Boxset DVD £27.99, BR £32.99
    REM Monster SD 5CD/1BR £39.99
    Freddie Boxset £54.99/Deluxe CD £5.99
    Chemical Brothers BS £19.99

    And a load CD fairly cheap

  19. H says:

    Cranberries In The End deluxe cd currently available on Amazon UK for £10.59

  20. Tim Barton says:

    My Mark Hollis album sounds fine. No problem with it. Could be lucky I suppose. I have had a few inferior pressings-Imagine on clear vinyl does not sound great. Surface pops are really annoying.

    • MelodicMusicIsTheBestMusic says:

      The Simple answer with vinyl is don’t buy it because ultimately it’s inferior compared to CD and vastly inflated in price…Do you honestly think the artist who made the recording purposely put snap crackle and pop on the quieter sections of the recording or on the fade out? Simple answer is NO But one rule to the acception is Celine Dion on her new album she sings a song called “Imperfections” and it purposely has old vinyl crackle in the background but that is just one song…The pure hiss and crackle free sound is how the artist intended you to hear the finished product…oh and CD never wears out no actual physical connection to the media I think some people forget how good CD is compared to all the other old formats of vinyl and cassette

      • vinylbuyer says:

        Hilarious

      • Chris Squires says:

        yawn……

      • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

        Just stick to the format you prefer. Why go slagging formats others prefer. Childish behaviour really.

        FYI some LPs sound far superior to the same CD version, and lot of CDs sound totally inferior to the LP version. You can also reverse that statement to suit CDs.

        Me? I`m lucky I like and buy LPs and I like and buy CDs and I simply love mixed format boxsets.

      • Edward says:

        Why would anyone reply to this post with ‘hilarious’ or ‘yawn’? He’s simply stating facts. I might PREFER the sound of vinyl to cd but to say that vinyl has superior sound quality is nonsense.

        • Chris Squires says:

          I’ll tell you why it’s “yawn” Edward.
          This is a site to celebrate all forms of physical product. Vinyl, CDs, box sets of all shapes and sizes.
          Whether it’s opinion or fact doesn’t matter. The intent was to come here and upset as many people as possible and that’s really boring. Let’s slag off the chosen method of listening to our music of at least 50% of people here. Rather like going to the Hillman Imp or Humber association or Betamax group and pointing out imperfections imagined or real in something the people there appreciate to the extent they write about it and buy it. OP is being either malicious or stupid. I’m hedging my bets on that one.
          I thought “yawn” was the politest way of responding.

          • John McCann says:

            Betamax good,higher resolution than vhs, smaller tapes, first machine was a sanyo in 83,recorded spandue over Britain,live at saddlers wells, of the telly on it.i was 14,and had attended the Glasgow Apollo gig,so happy betamax memories.

        • POLAR says:

          Vinyl is not limited like CDs are (16 bit/44.1 kHz). FACT. Therefore, vinyl can be mastered at much higher quality. Sometimes it isn’t mastered at it’s potential level, but when it is, the superior quality is uncontestable.

      • joel ivins says:

        personally enjoy the pops, hisses and crackles

      • johneffay says:

        ‘Do you honestly think the artist who made the recording purposely put snap crackle and pop on the quieter sections of the recording or on the fade out?’

        Google ‘glitch music’ – A whole new world will open up to you well beyond anything by Celine Dion.

      • John McCann says:

        Does all music not have melody (melodic)in some shape or form?

      • Stephen says:

        I’ve had plenty cd “wear out” due to nothing more than storing it in the packaging it was purchased in. My vinyl has only “worn out” due to either my younger clumsy self or older drunken self mishandling it.

      • Wes David Headley says:

        I’ve got several thousand CD’s and several thousand vinyl records. The vinyl usually sounds better. CD’s too often sound overly compressed and harsh. That’s why so many artists will tell you they prefer the sound of their music on vinyl.

    • Wes Headley says:

      There’s an answer to playing back vinyl without ticks and pops: https://sweetvinyl.com/ — they make a series of products called SugarCubes– which miraculously remove the surface noise without effecting the music. I have one in my system and it is nothing short of amazing. Makes an old record sound brand new, no ticks and pops!

      • John McCann says:

        Yes mate the gold plated interconnects,,,,if you have 2 grand to spare buying one of these,then just go and buy a load of new records and ditch the scratchy ones.

  21. ANDREW BYROM says:

    Got the Police box. Cheers.

  22. Martin Power says:

    If anyone is looking for the Chemical Brothers – HMV have them at the same prices and are currently showing stock

  23. Kauwgompie says:

    Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap SDE box now only $68 on Amazon USA.
    https://amzn.to/2TjLExa

    • Gisabun says:

      @Kauwgompie:
      I found KR’s box set generally boring. The CDs are duplicated on the LP which means only thing very remotely interesting is the 7″ vinyls which are already on the LP.
      Then you get all the filler that I’m sure most don’t care about.

      • Kauwgompie says:

        Absolutely. It’s a total dud. But if anyone was interested, $67 is not a bad price. Now it went back up to $90. But it will go down again because as we both agree, there is nothing but filler in that box. I was tempted at $67 just to have it in my collection but waited too long. It’ll go down again. Patience.

  24. Michael says:

    I read somewhere that the single lp of Monster is actually not the original version of the album, but the new messed with mix. Is that true?

    • Caroline says:

      That’s the 2LP edition which comes with the original and the remix. The single LP is the original version.

  25. The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

    ZZ Top: Cinco No1 The First Five LPs Box Set £57.18

    ZZ Top: Cinco No2 The Second Five LPs Box Set £58.21….both at Amazon UK

  26. FrenchDuke79 says:

    Anyone had any experience of the Massive Attack black discs? The reviews on Amazon seem very……..concerning. I know they are only £4 but I’d rather not waste my time if they are known to be duff.

  27. Beechlander says:

    Thanks for the Mezzanine alert. Was listening to this a lot recently with a free Amazon Music subscription. Bargain price for the album and mixes.

  28. Stan Butler says:

    The Who’s “WHO” Limited Deluxe Edition, £5.99 on Amazon UK now.

  29. Edward says:

    Hiya,

    The Discogs listing for the OMD 3LP set says its 180g. There is even an image of the sticker on the set stating this to be the case.

    https://www.discogs.com/Orchestral-Manoeuvres-In-The-Dark-Souvenir/release/14216215

  30. Mark says:

    The Police boxset is £9.99 on HMV if anyone missed the Amazon price.

    • Guy.S says:

      Thank you Mark, ordered it yesterday with another album on my list to bump it up for the free delivery. Great saving.

  31. Gary Hunter says:

    Does anybody know if the OMD Triple Vinyl set is 180gm vinyl??

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not sure. Couldn’t find anything that specifically confirmed that, although that doesn’t mean that it isn’t…

      • Alan Mitchell says:

        Limited edition vinyl nowadays means it’s standard weight and black. Just try finding any new release in this format ;)

        Seriously, since Prince died and the Estate started reissuing limited editions of his work, it’s the black, not purple, that will be worth hundreds in a few years.

    • RMJ says:

      The sound quality of “Souvenir” set is horrible. It’s a brick walled cd master transferred to vinyl.
      I returned my copy.

  32. andrew R says:

    Paul ref the mark hollis lp .Is it down in price because of the terrible quality of the pressing?
    Mine was warped to the extent the stylus left the record surface and what did play had background rumble. It was returned for refund and i haven’t chanced my arm with it since.
    Anybody else had more luck.It is a great pity as it is a fine recording that needs a silent pressing.

    • Beechlander says:

      I was tempted to buy this then saw the reviews (vinyl) which are predominately negative. Shame.

    • Electric Sydney says:

      I ordered the Mark Hollis myself, from what I can tell, recent reviews of the record indicate the problems have been solved. I hope I’m not wrong!

  33. Francis says:

    The REM ‘Monster’ CD/Blu Ray Box Set did not last long, so I bloody missed it! AGH!

  34. Richard Fisher says:

    Pretty good price for this Paul Simon live cd and blu ray (a little over a fiver) :

    The Concert In Hyde Park (Cd/Bluray) https://amzn.to/38du42l

  35. Gordon Downs says:

    REM-Monster SDE £39.99 at Amazon UK!

  36. Alan Mitchell says:

    Last week also saw the announcement of a limited edition double LP of rarities and so on from Sleaford Mods. Available in white vinyl from the indies or gold vinyl plus flexi disc from their site. Both include a booklet written by Jason, plus words from their greatest admirer, Iggy Pop. An essential purchase for me.

    Think it’s on Rough Trade?

  37. Stuart S says:

    Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man’s vinyl reissue of Out of Season currently £12.99 on Amazon UK.

  38. Andy says:

    Boo… Amazon won’t ship that discounted Chemical Brothers to the USA.

  39. David says:

    At Police box vinyl version is a very reasonable £79.99

  40. Mat says:

    For some reason, Amazon UK won’t process a delivery of the Chemical Brothers Box Set to Canada… anyone else is experiencing this issue for international delivery of this item?

  41. Cure says:

    The cure Disintegration box is incorrectly listed on Amazon UK –
    It appears to list the Faith album of some sorts. Its been like that for weeks –

  42. BillyD says:

    Police back up to £20. Missed it.

  43. Peter Stanton says:

    Police went whilst I was in the process of ordering.
    Now £20

  44. Ernie says:

    Thank you Paul. Just successfully ordered the Police box & Chemical Brothers set. It would show a complete lack of self respect not to at those prices!, despite having no plans to order either.

  45. Alastair says:

    Thanks Paul. Have nearly bought the Police box on impulse at the supermarket. Glad I didn’t!
    Another nod to the pop up shop in Byres Road, Glasgow. Thanks to the SDE-ers who flagged it up. The Pink Floyd Immersion boxes are £30 currently. I bought Wish You Were Here, and can’t stop playing with my marbles, fnarr.

    • Alan says:

      Hi Alistair,
      At those prices, if you or anyone else could buy a set of these Immersion boxes on my behalf and post them to me in Hertfordshire that would be amazing!
      Immediate reimbursement plus several beers or a decent meal as an incentive!
      Just a thought….
      Alan

      • Alastair says:

        Hi Allan. I won’t be over there again for a couple of weeks, sorry, but maybe one of the other SDE ers from Glasgow can oblige.
        Meantime if you or anyone else like REM’s Monster, the HMV online store is doing it for £39.99

  46. Richard S says:

    Woo! I was wondering about the Chemical Brothers box just the other day, so snapped that up. Thanks!

  47. Martin Power says:

    That Police box is insane in terms of price and an absolute bargain

    Grabbed the Chem bros – Brilliant

  48. Tony says:

    Marvellous, been after the Chemical Brothers for a while

  49. Jacob Rees Mogadon says:

    T-Rex 3 Vinyl Box set only £12 – issued by Demon
    https://amzn.to/2IaQqGY

  50. David says:

    Paul – when you have a moment, the Grammar Police would counsel including an apostrophe between the “k” and the “s” in the word “Weeks” in the heading. The Grammar Police could be accused of having too much free time and / or needing to get a life.

  51. David Glennon says:

    Bob Dylan Trouble No More Deluxe 8CD is £80 on Amazon

  52. Gareth says:

    Thanks to those who mentioned TFF available on record store – ordered. Just noticed OMD Souvenir vinyl box set down to £25 on Amazon

  53. Aidan Woods says:

    The Chemical Brothers Surrender 20th Anniversary 3 CD and DVD set has just gone down to £19.99 on Amazon UK

  54. SB says:

    The Police -Every move you make The Studio Recordings CD boxset currently only £9.99 at Amazon U.K.

  55. Ben Williams says:

    Police Every Move CD box is now just £9.99 on Amazon UK!

  56. Randy says:

    Costello “Look Now” now £3.44.

  57. Richard S says:

    The Cure – Disintegration 3CD is currently only £7.99 on pre-order

    https://amzn.to/2ThLBAX

  58. Billy Dojcak says:

    Does anyone still listen to White Ladder? Really? I probaby haven’t listened to the entire album since 2002.
    The rate new music is released gives me little time to revisit the past except for my very favourite albums or running across something to which I should have paid more attention.
    So does this mean Mr Gray will be climbing out of the mothballs for a 20th anniversary tour?

  59. mark browne says:

    Picked up the David gray as an upgrade on my old cd, great price. SDE never let you down with. The deals. Thanks Paul

  60. Dave says:

    Thanks paul .David gray . Ordered nice one . Ok !!

  61. Mark Yon says:

    And the David Gray is back to £21.

    I mentioned the Pink Floyd offer last week. Have since bought all three Immersion sets. The first four CDs of The Wall all came in their own sleeves, but I’ve been lucky and not noticed any scratches or discolouration on any of mine (yet).

  62. Kauwgompie says:

    That didn’t last long. David Gray back up to 20 Pounds. I missed it.

  63. P VELLENDER says:

    David Gray link doesn’t allow you to buy £8 CD on its own.

  64. MelodicMusicIsTheBestMusic says:

    WOW !!! What a superb bargain on the new David Gray “White Ladder” 20th anniversary 2 CD edition only £8.00 as it’s normally £21+ I ordered one for myself and another for a friend…Was saying only 5 available but as i just got to the basket to change quantity it said only one left in stock but went through at £16 on prime it’s now saying 1 to 2 days available to ship, so at least they are still the same price because sometimes you find they either all go out of stock and the deal has finished or the price catapults back up to full price…anyway thank you Paul for the notification on this deal nice one.

  65. Klaus says:

    Not a deal but a possibility.

    “The Hurting” and “Songs From The Big Chair” by Tears For Fears back for pre-order on jpc.de.

  66. Steven_Wilsons_Prog_Cat says:

    I think anyone who bought David Gray for over £22.99 will be going apoplectic today, bargain

  67. Andrew says:

    Cracking price for the David Gray set n ordered thank you. Nearly preorfered this at the original price. Makes me wonder about such a price drop so soon after release maybe few takers at the original price.

  68. Shaun Warren says:

    Thanks for the notice on the David Gray CDs. I haven’t seen it much below £20 – which is extortionate for a 2CD set. Another alert, another saving. Thanks Paul.

  69. Richard Fisher says:

    I just managed to bag Jeff Goldblum’s Capitol Sessions CD for £2.02 (albeit with standard cd p&p to be added). I loved Jeff’s Glastonbury set last year so that was a bit of a no-brainer.

    Also bagged the David Gray double disc. Thanks.

  70. SeanL says:

    Great price for “ White Ladder “ at last , what a ridiculous price they were asking at the start!
    Cheers Paul :)

  71. Jim says:

    I don’t know if this necessarily qualifies as a deal, but the Bowie VH1 Storytellers LP has been creeping down to just under £22 on Amazon UK which is a better price than the £30 or so it started out at.

  72. Barry Richards says:

    jpc.de have Bob Dylan‘s Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 1979-81 Deluxe Edition 8 CDs + DVD currently on offer for 79,99 Euros.

    • Martijn says:

      Thank you for this! I have been waiting for a nice offer on this Bob Dylan boxset for a while now. Finally bit the bullet with this price.

  73. Tony says:

    My Immersion Pink Floyd box sets are fine, gave the blu rays to my bruv who hasn’t had a problem with them.
    The boxes themselves looked a bit shelf worn but had most of the shrink wrap on, even Roger Waters would smile at the bargain prices ( but probably not ).

    • Lazy sunday says:

      I have had three sets of this box set from Amazon uk , all of them arrived with the media loose and consequently scratched so maybe not the bargain it appears to be.
      Try to get the us version where the media has been packed in sleeves, just amazed these UK versions are not the same.

  74. Emilio Lafarga Giribets says:

    My WYWH copy is fine but not my TDSOTM nor my Aqualung bluray. There are multiple complains about the manufacturing of those blurays here in Europe and they turning yellow and unplayable. I played them several times and then one day they stopped and were unreadable. Now I’m always cloning them in my HDD just in case because I have lost those forever as I’m not going to spend money on buying them again and though I have tried to email for a replacement disc for TDSOTM bluray, it seems the campaign has ended as it was on only for a few months and kind of hidden from the general public.
    By the way, the three boxes have been on sale for 47€ each and part of a 3×2 deal on FNAC Spain around Christmas. Now you can still find two of them for 47€ each.
    The only safe way to buy them is if they have been manufactured outside Europe, not by Optimal Media.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      As for the “Jethro Tull-Aqualung” Blu-Ray(from the 40th anniversary boxed set), there was never a corrected disc. They all have digital noises during one of the high resolution stereo mixes. It’s not a disc rotting issue. It’s a mastering issue. The Jethro Tull Chrysalis catalog has changed ownership twice since then. EMI was to blame for the situation, but EMi doesn’t exist anymore. There’s been another “Aqualung” boxed set since then (from Warner Music), but it has a DVD, where the surround mix is presented as lossy Dolby Digital & DTS (versus the high resolution audio of the Blu-Ray disc)
      There’s no longer anyone to hold acountable for the bad Blu-Ray disc in EMI’s “Jethro Tull-Aqualung” box. Haven’t played that box for many many years (since shortly after its release). It’s just a paperweight, and an example of an instance where a big corporation wouldn’t put things right for consumers.

    • Steven Campbell says:

      to Emilio Larfarga Giribets:- I had the same problem with the Dark Side Of The Moon Blu Ray and tho’ I applied for a replacement and got a default message back as I think the window for replacements has closed but I’m hopeful I still might get one as the default message said they were trying to source replacements but I bought a blu ray copy off someone in Russia and it works perfectly for a fraction of the price of replacing the box set. I’m not advocating buying copied discs but in this case if you don’t like I did want to have to replace the entire disc it’s worth doing.

  75. Bruce Nicholson says:

    I’ve been waiting for over a year for the vinyl of The Chic Organizayion 1977-1979 to reduce. Its stubbornly sat around the 75-80 mark for months now.

    • Graham Gardner says:

      Bruce if you live in Glasgow there is a shop on Byres Road selling it for £50.

      • JonC says:

        Not sure where that Byres Rd bloke is getting his stock, but can’t grumble with the prices. I got the Pulse LP box for £50 and all 3 Immersion boxes for £25 each

        • Caroline says:

          Yeah, I picked up the Manics “Everything Must Go” box for £20 in that shop. All the discs were loose and stuck together in the box. Replacement was fine. Couple of nice finds in the 2 for a £10 section as well. Looks like a bust distributor.

          • Graham Gardner says:

            Yeah i’ve just been in with the Yazoo boxset. The 4th lp was badly warped. She replaced it and it’s playing fine. Everything else i have purchased there has been fine including the Floyd blu rays.

        • Rich says:

          Does he do mail order? I would be very interested at those prices.

          • Caroline says:

            Very unlikely – it’s a wee pop-up shop. Doesn’t even have a phone number.

          • Graham Gardner says:

            I very much doubt it Rich. It’s like a pop up shop. I think someone on here mentioned that it is open at least until April. Most prices are unbelievable. It’s possible that they buy up bankrupt stock.

        • Steven_Wilsons_Prog_Cat says:

          What shop is this in Byers Rd?

      • Bruce Nicholson says:

        Graham – unfortunately not near Glasgow. Will keep looking!

        • Graham Gardner says:

          Bruce i’ve got the Chic boxset but paid £70 for it. Other than in this shop i’ve never seen it for below what i paid.

  76. John Bobo Bollenberg says:

    at a recent recordfair in Belgium a Britsh dealer offered all three Pink Floyd Immersion box sets for 100 euro which is around 84 British Pounds! Fnac still charges 110 euro’s each!

    • Teake Spinder says:

      Last sunday I bought the three sealed immersion boxes also for €100 at a fair in Zwolle Netherlands from a Britsh couple. They also sold the U2 superdeluxe Box Joshua Tree for €30!

  77. SB says:

    David Bowie Glastonbury 2000 – 2CD and DVD currently £22.89 on Amazon UK

  78. Emilio Lafarga Giribets says:

    Not to mention 90% probability the bluray has turned yellowish and so unplayable if those Pink Floyd’s boxes are manufactured in Europe, as it is the case here.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      My blu-ray is fine. Where you are getting your 90% figure from? ‘What you think’, rather than actual data, presumably?

      • AdamW says:

        My Immersion Box Blu-rays are fine. But mine were US purchases.

        My Early Years Blu-rays, on the other hand, those are a different story. Those I got from the UK, and three of the seven look like they’re starting to fail. I got replacements for all of them just in case.

        I have to be honest, I don’t go around checking my Blu-rays all the time, but I wonder if we should. My guess is it’s not a 90% failure rate, but it’s enough that there needed to be replacement processes set up for them. Why are so many failing? (Investigative piece for SDE maybe, Paul?)

  79. CJL says:

    Re. Floyd Immersion boxes. Buyer beware! I’ve bought a few of these box sets over the past few years & I’ve had to return every one because the four cd’s, in the bottom of the box, had come loose from their ‘housing‘ & were scuffed/scratched. I thought I’d have another go with the WYWH box, from Amazon UK, two weeks ago & it was the same problem. I’ve now completely given up on getting a box with pristine cd’s.

    • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

      I took advantage of this offer and yes the CDs were loose in the bottom of the box. However none of them were marked in any way.

      My Bluray from the box must be one of the 10% that are in good nick.

  80. Alan B says:

    Songs For the Big Chair deluxe box set still available to pre order from Recordstore.

  81. Daz says:

    If anybody is interested david bowie loving the alien cd box set is 89.99 on amazon uk at moment!

  82. David Tomlinson says:

    I’ll stick with my Amazon FR order, big difference in shipping but ends up about the same end price shipped to the Philippines. 45 Eu vs 46.

  83. John Rea says:

    Thank you very much Paul..Order placed for ABB..Now we need a decent price for the Fillmore West set and also the Cream box..

    Any thoughts as to whether the Thin Lizzy BBC box will ever reappear?

    Many thanks….

    • Jarmo Keranen says:

      I bought Allman Brothers Band The Fillmore East Recordings 6cd boxset in 2014. I still haven’t listened it. Thin Lizzy’s At The BBC 6cd + dvd boxset i bought in 2011. I still haven’t listened it!

  84. Art Sienkiewicz says:

    I’m waiting for a better price for vinyl box. Current is ridiculously high.

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