CD box sets

"American jazz musician George Adams was a multi-instrumentalist - tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet - who is best known his work with jazz legends Charles Mingus, Gil Evan and Roy Haynes. This collection from Black Saint/Soul Note is a fitting...

For me, Area were one of the very greatest of the 70s Italian progressive rock bands, and also one of the least typical, which is probably why I like them the best and many folks don't (insert wry smile here!)! This features the three surviving members...

The box and the booklets are really beautifully done. Now here comes the party line:
"The Art Box marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most eclectic, dynamic and productive creative alliances in the history of experimental music. Featuring...

"Limited one-time collectors' edition released in 2008 and previously only available from MG.ART's mailorder.
The first disc is a remastered version of the 1990 Virgin CD reissue of Correlations, recorded and mixed at Panne-Paulsen Studio, Frankfurt, in 1978 by Mick Glossop and originally released by Virgin in 1979.
The second disc is the first release of Phantasus, Manuel Göttsching and Udo Arndt's original 1978 recording and mix of the album that was partially re-recorded and totally remixed to...

"Syliphone was the national record company established in 1959 by the government of newly independent Guinea. Syliphone's premier ensemble was the Syli Orchestre National, which included many of the country's best modern instrumentalists -- among them...

A lavish 4 CD boxed set celebrating the solo rock and classical work of Genesis founder & keyboardist Tony Banks, with 48 tracks selected by Tony Banks, four previously unreleased recordings and a 60 page book with an exclusive interview with Banks...

"Since 2001 Sweden’s BEARDFISH represent a dynamic, refreshing, and inventive form of classic prog rock and while deepily rooted in the 70’s (Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Zappa, King Crimson) do not sound utterly vintage, but expand upon that. Emotional hooks, heavier rocking sections, and atmospheric, playful passages classify their albums, five of which are now being released as part of the “Original Album Collection” series. It offers the following albums in a limited 5CD box set at discovery price...

"Formed in 1961 in the small town of Beyla, Bembeya Jazz relocated to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, in 1970 and earned its 'National' designation by the sheer strength of its talent and the extent of its musical innovations. Still going strong today...

This is a great set of music with a fascinating story. In brief, Harry Bertoia was a jeweler, sculptor and furniture designer (among other things) who, staring in the 50s, began to sculpt sculptures which produced sound, made of tall vertical rods.

In the late 70s, there were 11 privately released recordings made and released by Bertoia. Now for the first time anywhere, all 11 of them are reissued taken from their original master tapes.

This is a must for fans of experimental sounds....

Ed Blackwell was one of the giants of 20th century drumming and this includes two albums by the stupendous Ornette repertory band Old And New Dreams and players such as Dave Holland, Dewey Redman, David Murray, Alvin Baptiste and more...

Improvisations
Duke Dreams
Suffield Gothic
Short Life of Barbara Monk
Epistrophy
Unmarked Van
Indian Winter
"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists. Ran Blake - The Complete Remastered Recordings features seven discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

Limited edition of only 1,000 copies made. This sounds pretty amazing: "This is a 3CD compilation of the rare and beautiful complete works of Chile-based Blops. If you think you like El Congreso, if you love Kissing Spell and Embrujo, you will adore...

Blue Effect (also sometimes known as Modry Efekt, their name in Czech) released 8 albums in their lifetime, going from 1969-styled r'n'b/beat works to ambitious psych and post-psych works with additional instrumentation to jazz/rock with progressive rock touches to pretty much out and out progressive rock. This has all 8 of their albums plus a bonus disc of singles and rarities.

"The Blue Effect continued in the spirit of The Matadors, playing superb r&b material with Radim Hladik's fuzz guitar..

This is all five of the band's albums: Gorilla, The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse, Tadpoles, Keynsham and Let's Make Up And Be Friendly.
Essential, quintessentially British music and humor and a great outfit for their time.

Man, I miss Lester. He used to come to DC pretty often and I loved the way he approached avant-garde music. Completely seriously, musically, but always with a twinkle in his eye (the lab coat, baby). "Trumpeter Lester Bowie was a composer and a co...

This has a number of good titles by the great man that have been hard to find for a number of years. And at this price, they are exactly $5.00 each!

The albums here are: Birth And Rebirth, Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983, Six Compositions...

"Trillium E is the first-ever studio recording of an Anthony Braxton opera. The deluxe four-disc set documents this surreal and witty installment in Braxton's ongoing Trillium cycle, and includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays...

"This historic edition — Clean Feed’s one hundredth release — is a four-disc set that features two extraordinary musicians who before this session had never played together: multi-reedist Anthony Braxton and guitarist Joe Morris. “Four Improvisations (Duo

"Long Story Short, the festival organized as the 25th edition of the Unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria (November 2011) designed a festival around Peter Brötzmann's musical practice -- not a retrospective, but a representation of the contemporary...

This title has had a huge price drop. This is now a pretty fantastic buy for a European set of 3 CDs in a nice box. Recommended!

Hot damn! This is 3 full discs of Jack's BBC recordings, most of which have not be legitimately released before!...

"Limited Edition Four-Disc Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes."

Newly remastered and sounding great, plus an extra disc of...

This is five titles from Billy: Spectrum, Total Eclipse, Crosswinds, A Funky Thide Of Sings and Shabazz!

My dear, late friend Scott had a big collection of 'spoken word' albums that he inherited from his father. There was a lot of weird stuff in there, but the weirdest were the two albums he had by these two guys. The description below sums it all up...

Seven albums by this great jazz drummer from the 60s forward. The albums include Metamusician's Stomp, Nuba, Something In Return, Special People, The Navigator, X-Man, Good To Go, and includes musicians such as David S. Ware, Jimmy Lyons, Ted Daniel...

"He's so tied up in his music that even his friends don't understand what he's trying to do." Miles Davis on Coltrane.

"Bottom line--this is a great set of Davis' quintet with Coltrane-tenor sax, Wynton Kelly-piano, Jimmy Cobb-drums, and Paul..

I remember buying the 1st CD in this set, Parallel Worlds, when Dave was still a member of Doctor Nerve and this was his first solo album and being rather amazed at just what a great bandleader this guy who I only knew as 'a trumpeter' was! Shows you...

Inside this nicely packaged little box is a huge booklet with reminiscences, notes, rare photos and more, a poster, the CD "Live in Germany" (also available elsewhere) and a CD by Rick van der Linden and Rein van den Broek entitled "Cum Laude", which...

"...the folk guitar-playing equivalent of William Burroughs or Bukowski. (Fahey) had a real edge to him."-Pete Townshend

This thing is huge (lp-sized) and lovely. This is one of the nicest boxes you can imagine - as nice as the Revenant Ayler...

While this goes up to 1974, the vast majority of these 69 tracks are from 1970 and earlier.
"2007 four CD box set that includes all of the British Folk legends' surviving BBC radio recordings, which were taped between 1967 and 1974. It was thought...

While this goes up to 1974, the vast majority of these 69 tracks are from 1970 and earlier.
"2007 four CD box set that includes all of the British Folk legends' surviving BBC radio recordings, which were taped between 1967 and 1974. It was thought...

"Art Farmer was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. In the 1950s, he performed and recorded with musicians such as Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins. As his reputation grew, he expanded into more experimental forms through working with...

"Krautrock legends Faust are back with an unbelievable 4 disc live set. Recorded last year in the UK, it features many enduring Faust classics performed live for the very first time after all these years. The first two CDs in the set consist of...

This 5 CD set contains all Fausts early classic albums, a John Peel session and unreleased early material. The 40 page booklet is stuffed with unpublished photos, stills from super 8 footage of the famous studio at Wumme, and revealing interviews with ...

This 5 CD set contains all Fausts early classic albums, a John Peel session and unreleased early material. The 40 page booklet is stuffed with unpublished photos, stills from super 8 footage of the famous studio at Wumme, and revealing interviews with ...

This was professionally recorded on the last US tour by the Peter Green-led version of Mac, which by this time featured a 3 guitar, bass, drums line-up. I think that Mac, along with Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were THE great triumvirate of...

The Giorgio Gaslini box includes the albums Murales, New Orleans Suite, Free Actions, Graffiti, Sharing, Live at the Public Theatre in New York, Ecstasy, Four Pieces, Indian Suite, Monodrama, and Skies of China.

Some of the musicians appearing...

"Memories of Old Days is a compendium of curios, bootlegs, live tracks, rehearsals and demos across 5 CDs."

Disc: 1
1. Just the Same (Studio Excerpt - Instrumental Backing Track)
2. On Reflection (Studios Excerpt - Instrumental Clavinet

Self-released by the ex-members of the band, ths double set consists of one CD of mostly very early, unreleased material (circa their 1st album) and one CD of demos and studio rehearsals. Nicely packaged, with a large booklet, this is ...

"Over recent years, Jazzman has delved deep into the life and work of the late French jazz pioneer Jef Gilson. The outcome has been two double albums featuring the best of his life's work, and has included many previously-unreleased tracks. As well as...

Later period works from the man who directly inspired the ECM sound with his revolutionary 'folk jazz' albums. The albums included here are: Dragonfly, Quasar, Liquid Dancers and Conversations With A Goose (this last title finding him reunited with his...

This is a really beautifully set out and designed set.

"A deluxe boxed set with artwork by Roger Dean, containing 10 CDs and 4 hi-res and surround-sound DVD-As, representing a complete overview of the most successful phase in Steve Hackett's magnificent career.

Featuring remastered albums, rare b-sides and mixes, and a wealth of previously unavailable recordings, in addition there are 5.1 mixes from the original multi-track tapes of Please Don't Touch and Spectral Mornings by Steven...

This features guitarist/vocalist Steve Hackett leading an all-star group of Julian Colbeck-keyboards and vocals, Ian McDonald-sax, flute, keyboards, guitar and vocals, John Wetton-bass and vocals and Chester Thompson-drums. Phew.
There are 17 tracks recorded live in Tokyo, Japan, December 16 & 17, 1996, including lots of work from Hackett's solo albums, Genesis pieces and King Crimson (where having Ian McDonald there is something pretty special). There's also 3 studio recordings that are here for no....

"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of boxed sets. The set includes the albums Reunion, Arroyo, Trio!, My Panamanian Friend and Dancing to a Different Drummer."

"Julius Hemphill was a jazz composer and saxophone player best known as founder of the World Saxophone Quartet. This collection from Black Saint/Soul Note is a fitting tribute that includes five of his classic albums: Raw Materials and Residuals (1977)...

An amazing document, nearly all of it unreleased versions or rare takes or etc. Pricey and actually worth it. And the DVD documentary is pretty great too.

"Jimi Hendrix has been dead for a long time, and the only thing we have to reconcile the...


Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", Richard Branson was heard to squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.

HOLY COW (sorry - couldn't resist). This is IT. Chris Cutler has been talking about a multi-volume set of Henry Cow material for some time and it has finally arrived and it is more than ANY fan could have hoped for. This covers the band's career from the pre-Virgin days up to the band's demise in 1978.
These are all previously unreleased recordings, some live, some demo, some studio, all sonically enhanced by Bob Drake's painstaking re-mastering. We are treated to everything from early BBC sessions...

This is the first half of the 10 disc box set that was released several years ago and covers all previously unreleased recordings of the band from the beginning to the end.

This covers their earliest, pre-Virgin recordings up to and including...

This is box 3 of the 40th anniversary set; box 1 & 2 are The Road. This includes all the band's studio albums: Legend, Unrest, Desperate Straights, In Praise Of Learning and Western Culture, but in addition to the great music, the main reason is to...