Friday, December 09, 2005

Whatever Happened to Box Sets?

Each Christmas season would always bring an interesting Box Set or two worth purchasing. But 2005 seems like a lame year for these overpriced monsters. And is it just me or are the "big" name titles just repeats: (Johnny Cash, without the Rick Rubin stuff, Ray Charles, Talking Heads, Ramones, The Band). The Billy Joel box might be worth taking, but I don't like the tracklist. Still, I'd give it as a present to all those who don't think that Joel belongs in the RRHOF. Rhino's Girl Group Box is a good idea, but includes none of the Phil Spector girl groups. So, you're best bet are some of the 2CD sets that are now taking over the market. I'd go with the Dire Straits, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, and some of the Gold titles like Cat Stevens and Rick James. But as for Box Sets, save your money and let's hope the labels get more creative in 2006.
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