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I love box sets, and although I've never counted, I'm pretty sure I own more than 200. If I had to give them all away except one, it would be the first Nuggets box: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuggets:_Original_Artyfacts_from_the_F...
I own several myself, mostly 60's/early 70's soul (Stax/Motown). However, after this post, I dug around and purchased the Complete Country Recordings of Ray Charles. I would probably sell a vital organ (or two) off to get a box set of everything Mr. Charles ever recorded. (My liver isn't much good anyway, so it would be the first to go.)
Now, as to a side question, why aren't the complete Tom Petty recordings boxed up?
You would think there is a wealth of stuff that Playback only scratched the surface of. I remember being mildly disappointed when I was working at the record store and the Tom Petty reissues came out with ZERO bonus material. Maybe someday . . .
Over 200 box sets? I salute you, Sir!
Yeah, I worked at a Record Store for way too long. I'm also kind of a completist, so like I have the original digipak CD version of Guided by Voices Box, and the vinyl version and when they came out with a hard jewel case version. . . well, I had to have that too. Still haven't broken the seal on that one.
I've moved too many times to enjoy owning things, but I think this is something I'd want! :)
Best single artist Box Set: Peel Slowly and See, The Velvet Underground.
Although I have a few I really like I cant go past Led Zeppelins 4 cd remasters boxed sets volumes 1 & 2. I only had to buy those and I had every song they produced in a studio. Favourite band, easy choice.
Songs Of Yesterday is highly recommended even though you may wanna buy all the individual albums of Free as well as all related stuff :) There are at least some tracks not available anywhere else. http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Yesterday-Free/dp/B00004SRKB/ref=sr_1_1...
Nuggets I: Original Artfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire and Beyond
Children of Nuggets: Original Artfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era
No Thanks: The 70's Punk Rebellion
Cheap Trick: Sex, America, Cheap Trick
Led Zeppelin: Complete Studio Recordings
Nuggets I is a must. Nuggets II is a need. Children is a want. With Zeppelin it appeared at the end I did not need In Through The Out Door or Coda. Then again, "Baby Come on Home" is a must.