CD box sets

Co-led by the great guitarist Jan Akkerman and keyboardist Thijs Van Leer, Focus are the best known Dutch progressive rock band, thanks to their 'novelty hit' Hocus Pocus. Novelty or not, it was a great song with unbelievable hot solos, and was one of the first progressive rock tunes to be a hit in the USA (and certainly was the first basically instrumental progressive rock hit).
This is all of their albums at a bargain price (and especially a bargain when you consider how hard it has been to find,,,

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...

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...

"This limited edition box set is a fitting tribute to the composer Philip Glass who reached his 80th birthday in 2016. It comprises of 24 CDs and a 224 page hard back book which are contained in a solidly constructed cardboard display box. For a Glass fan, this souvenir CD set is mouth-wateringly good! For others, who are interested in Glass's music, then this is an ideal way of obtaining some of his greatest works at a budget price compared to purchasing the CDs individually.
The book is the icing...

This is essentially everything you would ever need by Goblin, unless you are an absolute competist. It's the following albums complete: Profondo Rosso, Roller, Suspiria, Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark, Zombi, Tenebre, all of them with many...

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...

"Following the release of this years acclaimed new album ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’, Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly are pleased to announce a limited 5CD boxset celebrating 10 years of Rikard’s history titled ‘Rumbling Box’ out 16th March 2018. The set includes the albums Cyklonmannen (2006), Please Be Quiet (2009), Lamentations (2011), The Unbendable Sleep (2016) as well as the unreleased album ‘Att För Barn Som Tror På Sagor Läsa Högt När Kvällen Kommer’ from 2015.
Rikard has also put together...

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....

I have long had the two Old and New Dreams albums collected here as well as the trio with Geri Allen and Paul Motian, and all of those three are winners. Is there anyone else quite like Charlie? I don't think so.

"Bassist Charlie Haden began...

"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."

“Four CD box set collecting the output of Van der Graaf Generator founding member Peter Hammill & The K Group, including the studio albums Enter K and Patience and the live recordings The Margin and +.
This deluxe set also features extra tracks and a detailed 48-page hardback book with sleeve notes by Tim Bowness, reflections from PH and the band, plus previously unseen photographs.
Formed in 1981 to tour material from A Black Box and Sitting Targets, the K Group was Peter Hammill's idea of a...

"The Emergency Broadcast Years 1994 - 1997 is a five CD set comprising all three of Hawkwind's single albums and one double album originally released by the Emergency Broadcast label between 1994 and 1997: The Business Trip Live, Alien 4, the double set Love in Space and Distant Horizons.
These recordings saw a streamlined Hawkwind enjoy a new period of acclaim. With vocalist Ron Tree as an onstage front man, the band's live concerts of the period were memorable affairs and were perfectly captured...

"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...

Faces of Hope
Strange Serenade
Verona Rag
Shades
"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. Andrew Hill - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

"Extremely limited deluxe 22 CD box with many 'extras'.
Searching For The Spark is a set containing all the work guitar great and electronic music innovator Steve Hillage recorded from his studio debut (1969's Arzachel) to the first System 7 album in 1991.
The set includes: Arzachel. Khan's Space Shanty, 1972. All eight of Hillage's classic Virgin Records solo albums - Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green, Live Herald, Rainbow Dome Music, Open (and Studio Herald), For To Next (and its....

Philippe Besombes is a French electronic musician of the 70s and this reissues four of his works from the 70s, both solo and with his group Hydravion.
The two solo releases, Libra (1975) and Ceci Est Cela (1979) have both been previously released on CD by MIO, but they have been out of print for a decade. These include the bonus tracks that were on the MIO releases. The two by his 'electronic rock band' Hydravion [Hyrdravion (1977) and Stratos Airlines (1979)] have never been reissued on CD before...

Here are the five albums that launched a hundred US freak folk bands: The Incredible String Band, The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Wee Tam and The Big Huge.

This is the three legendary albums by this very, very experimental, very very early avant group (1967-68) exploring sound collage, mixed media and much more. NOT on the NWW list, probably only because they were too obscure for them to even know about them!

"This three-disc box collects Number One Intersystems (1967), presenting the correct side sequence and (for the first time) the original tracks' sub-section divisions; Peachy (1967), with (for the first time) the correct track separations...

I guess you should consider this the progrock equivalent of those "original album classics" boxes. I don't know if that's good or bad. I think it just is...

"As part of its ongoing series of Original Album Collections, InsideOutMusic invite you..

"Keletigui Traoré was already a respected professional flutist and saxophonist when he was invited to join the Syli Orchestre National in 1959. In the mid '60s he and several other members of the national orchestra formed a dance band called Orchestre...

Yes, it's overkill, but it's kind of magnificent overkill, as it includes every recording there is by this band and much more. Read below to see what is included in this insanely deluxe set. The live performance DVD is beyond revelatory, as is the...

"The complete STUDIO AND LIVE 1970-72 King Crimson captured on 21 CDs, 4 blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs (all audio content) and presented in a 12” box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, and sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk and David Singleton.

Sailor's Tales features a wealth of previously unheard studio recordings - from band rehearsals to full alternate mixes - alongside a vast array of live material, much of it on CD/blu-ray for the first time and including four....

"Between April and July 1974 King Crimson embarked on a tour of Canada and America which has come to be recognised as one of the most powerful series of concerts performed not just by Fripp, Cross, Wetton and Bruford but by any band of the era...

Robert Fripp: Guitar, Soundscapes
Adrian Belew: Guitar, Voice, Words
Trey Gunn: Stick, Backing Vocals
Tony Levin: Upright & Electric Basses, Backing Vocals
Pat Mastelotto: Acoustic & Electronic Percussions
Bill Bruford: Acoustic & Electronic Percussions

"A 16 disc limited edition box set featuring studio and live recordings - many previously unreleased - from King Crimson's mid-1990s double trio line-up. Highlights include a new '21st Century stereo reimagining' of THR

"Generally considered one of the driving forces of cool jazz, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. He was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound in the '40s, when Charlie Parker...

"Norway's Grand Old Lady of jazz, Karin Krog turns 80 in May 2017, and the Odin label honours her with a superb 6 CD box set overviewing her outstanding career.
Krog's 2015 'Don't Just Sing' anthology on Light in the Attic, was on of that year's surprise underground hits. Karin Krog is one of the great jazz singers. Few others worked within so many different areas of the music and fewer still could have done so with the same assurance, commitment and elegance. Like her peers such as Jan Garbarek...

This has a number of good titles by the great man that have been hard to find for a number of years. Lacy is someone I came late to, and for whom his huge discography is utterly overwhelming. But I've got a bunch now that I really treasure. So, if only...

This has Steve's run of amazing recordings on Black Saint/Soul Note of quartets and larger bands and features great players like Roswell Rudd, Beaver Harris, JJ Avenel, Mish Mengelberg, Han Bennink, George Lewis and many, many others...

I've long owned the two great albums (Change of Season and Dutch Masters) albums presented here, that both feature Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg and Steve Lacy and both are just terrific! And there's three others with great personnel here as well and...

Best known as Cecil Taylor's right-hand man for well over 20 years, Jimmy didn't release enough titles as a leader, but here's five that include players like Andrew Cyrille, Enrico Rava, Karen Borca, William Parker and more!...

An insane price on 5 albums by one of the greatest bands of all time. You get the three fantastic releases by the original band (The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire and Between Nothingness and Enternity - albunms that just are bursting with...

Reincarnation
Mingus' Sounds of Love
Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris Volumes 1
Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris Volumes 2
"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.
Mingus Dynasty - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a...

3x4 Eye
Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound and Space Ensembles
The Flow of Things
Live at the Knitting Factory
Duets and Solos
This Dance is for Steve McCall
The Italian Concert
Shadograph
Spihumonesty
"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. Roscoe Mitchell - The Complete Remastered Recordings features n

This showed up the same month that this great drummer passed away, giving us another chance to appreciate his greatness. Albums included here are: The Story Of Maryam, Jack Of Clubs, Misterioso, Notes, One Time Out, Flux And Change. Players include Joe...

"Angels And Daemons At Play is the fourth installment in the ongoing Motorpsycho luxury box-set reissue program. While almost every Motorpsycho release is, in one way or another, a step forward, backwards, sideways, or most often everything at once, Angels And Daemons At Play, originally released in 1997, is probably their first coming-of-age album. Following on the heels of 1995's more streamlined Blissard, AADAP is the typically stubborn response from a band refusing to be categorized. Thus, it is...

Tenor player David Murray is featured in a second set of albums originally released on Black Saint and Soul Note. Murray's diverse style shows the influence of free jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp.

In addition to being...

"David Murray plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet. He has recorded prolifically for many record labels since the mid-1970s. Murray was initially influenced by free jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp. He gradually...

"Dense 12 disc retrospective of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released. Organized chronologically by studio this set not...

For the 1st 30 days of its release, we have it at a new, special price!

Beautiful little box featuring big music from performers such as Bill Cole, Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, JD Parran, and many others.

"An astonishing 3CD...

"If the Delta country blues has a convenient source point, it would probably be Charley Patton, its first great star. His hoarse, impassioned singing style, fluid guitar playing, and unrelenting beat made him the original king of the Delta blues. This collection compiles all of the 58 tracks he recorded between 1929 and his death in 1934. Charley Patton was the godfather of the Delta Blues with his style of playing inspiring the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Son House and Robert Johnson."

Back in stock and at over 40% less than previously! If you didn't snap this up earlier, you should now!
Perigeo were an excellent, Italian jazz/rock band of the mid-late 70s. They released a number of really fine albums (none of their albums are sub-par). They are probably the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US).
All instrumental, these feature great melodies performed on guitar, saxes & electric piano/synths on top of a solid rhythm..

"A 4CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums “From Genesis To Revelation” and “Trespass”. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst...

Anthony was a founding member of Genesis and was a very important part of their formative years; when he left due to stage fright, the rest of the band was very unsure he was replaceable. After a number of years, he came back with this, his first solo...

Krautrock fans will know engineer and musician Conny's name for a string of amazing work for bands like Neu!, Kraftwerk, DAF, Michael Rother, etc. etc. This is a fine sampling of his work and also includes a full CD of a previously unreleased live...