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Bargain Box Sets

Discussion in 'music' started by merlin, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. fasterbyelan

    fasterbyelan time, your greatest asset

  2. dan m

    dan m pfm Member


    For those of us in the US would adding amazon.com links also help out pfm?

  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, all are welcome!
  4. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    OK, then "The Complete Prestige Recordings" 3-disc set of Monk looks tempting at $16-

    "Monk recorded for Prestige as a leader and sideman between October 1952 (after leaving Blue Note) and December 1954 (before bolting for Riverside). Prestige's initial LPs sliced and diced these sessions, but they're here in chronological order, all 33 memorable tracks on 3 CDs! Drummer Art Blakey joins in on Bye-Ya and Monk's Dream ; Max Roach beats the skins on Trinkle Trinkle; Reflections , and Bemsha Swing , and bassist Percy Heath visits for Nutty; Work , and Blue Monk . Triumphant!"


    edit: shoot, I have 2 out of 3 of these on vinyl - here are the three albums:

    Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige 7027), 1952–4
    Monk (Prestige 7053) recorded 1953-4
    Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins (Prestige 7075), recorded 1953-4

    A Sony Rollins 5 CD set seems a bit of a bargain.

    Original Album Classis
  5. roach

    roach pfm Member

  6. Martin M

    Martin M Crueller than April

    The price of this boxset rattles up and down all over the place. Current it is £10. It can £30. Anyway, it is sublime. The music is concise and beautifully played. The recording is superbly realised. The audience bordering on rude. Buy this before it is deleted and be satisfied that the woman who yaps through some amazing music probably died years ago....
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Bill Evans At Village Vanguard box linked in Martin's post above is simply incredible value at a tenner! One of my most played CDs, an amazing recording of an amazing performance.
  8. Martin M

    Martin M Crueller than April

    And while I'm thinking of it....this is a classic boxset that charts the development of funk. It also includes many of the count-ins to the records and they alone are pretty memorable.
  9. bibi50

    bibi50 pfm Member

  10. fasterbyelan

    fasterbyelan time, your greatest asset

    Totally agree, some of the finest music commited to disc
  11. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    James Brown and Bill Evans just purchased, great thread.
  12. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

  13. aquapiranha

    aquapiranha pfm Member

  14. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    I wondered why it was so cheap.
  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    This Original Album Classics box collects Sonny Rollin's classic RCA stuff and is both legit and utterly superb. Anyone who doesn't have a copy of The Bridge and Sonny Meets Hawk should buy it immediately. THAT'S RIGHT NOW! Just essential stuff.
  16. Blurboy

    Blurboy pfm Member

    Really fancy the Ry Cooder box set but truthfully what is the quality of the recordings like?
  17. shrink

    shrink pfm Member

  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It's getting excellent comments over on Steve Hoffman's site, apparently very nicely done.
  19. EIffel

    EIffel Cereal Killer

    Great, if expensive, thread! Got the Simon & Garfunkel, Sunny Rollin and Bill Evans sets and am very tempted by the Vogue Vintage Jazz... Thanks a lot!
  20. samz

    samz pfm Member

    Just received Donny Hathaway Original Album Series 5 CD set and playing Donny Hathaway Live from this box set now, really nice sound great vocalist and superb musicians.

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