Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Must Have Boxed Sets

Live At The Olympia (2CD/1DVD) [LIVE] R.E.M.

Special three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition includes a bonus DVD that contains a film of the Dublin shows by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah. 2009 live set featuring 39 songs from their acclaimed 2007 working rehearsals in Dublin, Ireland. R.E.M. set up camp at the venerable Olympia Theatre in Ireland's capital city and tested new material over five nights before passionate, capacity crowds. This live album was produced by Dublin native Jacknife Lee who, along with R.E.M., co-produced Accelerate, the album which emerged from these shows.

Live At The Olympia (2CD/1DVD)


 Limited Edition Box Set: containing 2 CDs (remastered album and bonus audio CD), a DVD with live footage, documentary and videos, a 56 page hardback book with liner notes by The Edge, Brian Eno, Danny Lanois, Bert Van de Kamp and Niall Stokes, and 5 photographic prints

The Unforgettable Fire (Super Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD)

Sounds of the Universe Deluxe Box Set (3 CDs/DVD/2 Books) [BOX SET] [EXTRA TRACKS]
Depeche Mode

Limited four disc (three CDs + DVD) edition of their 2009 album includes two 84 page books with lyrics and exclusive album and studio session photography. two exclusive enamel badges, poster and five artcards sealed in a collectors envelope with certificate of authenticity. Disc One is the Sounds Of The Universe album. Disc Two contains studio tracks not available on the album plus remixes. Disc Three includes demos from different stages of the band's career. The DVD contains behind the scenes footage on the making of the album, the video clip for 'Wrong' and more. Eclectic and energized, the band's new release is their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Depeche Mode returned to using a lot of vintage gear, from analogue synthesizers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured on the album. Lyrically the release contains many of the group's enduring obsessions plus more overt black humor than any of their previous collections. The release marks a reunion between the band and producer Ben Hillier, who worked with the band on Playing The Angel. Features the single 'Wrong'. Mute.

Sounds of the Universe Deluxe Box Set (3 CDs/DVD/2 Books)
The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary (LIMITED Collector's Edition) [BOX SET] [COLLECTOR'S EDITION] [EXTRA TRACKS]

Manchester band the Stone Roses are partly responsible for the media renaming their home city "Madchester" in the late 80s/early 90s. Along with the Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and the rave and acid-house scenes promoted by the Ha├žienda nightclub, the hype surrounding the Stone Roses' breakthrough brought the UK music media to England's north-west in droves.

THE STONE ROSES: COLLECTOR'S EDITION features 3 CDs, 3 heavyweight vinyl LPs, the Blackpool Live DVD, a 48-page book, six 12x12 art prints by band member John Squire, and a lemon-shaped USB which includes all audio content including "Pearl Bastard," John Leckie's personal home video "Up at the Sawmill: The Making of `Fool's Gold'" along with the six promo videos made for the album, five previously unheard backwards tracks, digital booklet, ringtones and wallpaper of this landmark album features a fully remastered version of the UK album by original producer John Leckie and Ian Brown, alongside a host of bonus discs, unseen footage, additional tracks and interviews with high profile Roses fans. The full DVD of that legendary Blackpool Empress Ballroom show is included while Disc 2 delivers a complete set of remastered B-sides and non-album A-sides for the band's Silvertone singles, including such favorites as `Mersey Paradise', `Elephant Stone', `Fools Gold', `What The World Is Waiting For' and `One Love'. A third CD features `The Lost Demos', a previously unheard and much sought after selection of early recordings of the album tracks, B-side single tracks, plus the never before heard track `Pearl Bastard'. Three heavyweight vinyl LPs also collate the material across 6 sides. Further unheard and unseen material comes in the form of five backwards tracks and John Leckie's personal home movie `Up at Sawmills: The Making of Fools Gold', which are contained on a Lemon shaped USB - in homage to the album's iconic sleeve art. The DVD in this collection features the legendary Blackpool gig plus all 6 of the promotional videos made during this period.

A 48-page book within the Collector's Edition features a host of unseen images and brand new interviews with the band, plus a poem and sketch by Reni exclusively for the collection, as well as interviews with super producer John Leckie and high profile fans Noel Gallagher, Peter Hook, Mark Ronson, Glasvegas and many others. This remarkable Collector's Edition also includes 6 John Squire 12" card art prints for the tracks `I Wanna Be Adored', `She Bangs The Drums', `Elephant Stone', `Fools Gold', `One Love' and `I Am The Resurrection'.

The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary (LIMITED Collector's Edition)

No comments: