Oh…jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…cut the
music. Although Christmas time is here that doesn’t mean you have to listen to Christmas music. Unless your preset buttons in your car are stuck on the Christmas music channel, then you have a problem on your hands. How about you put some CLASSIC ROCK in your step, this holiday season?
Here's a list of out Top 5 Box Sets out and ready to be listened to, stuffed in stockings and even wrap in fancy paper with a crazy bow on top. So while you are camping out in front of stores or using your shopping cart to plow people over, you can think of all this awesome music you could be listening too. Enjoy!
- The Beatles Stereo CD Box Set -This set includes all 14 original Beatles albums from
1963 to 1970 plus two CDs of past collections of non-album tracks and a DVD with mini documentaries, rare studio footage and photographs. All of the albums have been remastered at the Abbey Road Studios. Of course the booklet inside contains historical notes and recording notes. Plan on spending around $180.00 for this box set.
- The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set –All of the vinyls are manufactured on 180-gram audiophil
e quality vinyl, with replica artwork on all of the 14 albums. The Beatles (White Album) includes a poster and the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band’s cut outs are included as well. The set includes a 252-page hardbound book, which features a special chapter for every album. This “classic” box set sells for an average of $320.00.
2. Pink Floyd
- The Wall - Immersion Box Set – This 7 disc box set don’t just include the great music of the The Wall, it also contains remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material and much more. The album has been remastered and for the high quality box set. A book of original photographs and exclusive merchandise is included. Pick up box set for an average of $99.99.
- The Dark Side of the Moon – Immersion Box Set – This 6 disc box set includes the first #1 in the US by Pink Floyd, remastered and presented in a high quality box set. A 40 page oversized booklet, original photographs and rare and unreleased audio and video material is also included. Snag this box set for about $99.99.
- Wish You Were Here – Immersion Box Set – This set includes the 1975 release remastered in a 5 disc high quality set. This set includes a classic cut of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” a tribute to Syd Barrett. Rare and unreleased audio and video material, original photographs and a 40 page booklet included. You should be able to grab this box set for $110.00.
3. Neil Young
- Neil Young Archives Volume 1 Box Set – This set has 8 discs and is produced by Neil Young himself. If you enjoy timelines and Neil Young, you’re going to love this box set. The series is in chronological order of Young entire body of work. You’ll get tracks from Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Young with Crazy Horse. Each disc has its own custom sleeve and is presented in high definition quality sound. 40 unreleased songs, versions, mixes and rare tracks are also included. This box set sells for about $65.00.
4. Rolling Stones
- Grrr! – This box set is our cheapest one on the list at just around $20.00. What you are getting on this 3 disc, 50 track set is the greatest hits of the band and 2 brand new songs from the Stones. A 12 page booklet comes with set as well and highlights the tracks and the band.
5. Grateful Dead
- All the Combine: The DVD Collection – This set if full of great Grateful Dead music and items. There is 14 DVDs, which contains just under 38 hours of Grateful Dead awesomeness. Concerts form the 70s to the 90s, interviews, backstage passes you name it is in the set. A 40 page book with rare photos and notes from Grateful Dead expert Blair Jackson. A bonus disc is also in the set that features never before seen live performances from 1987-1991. Grab this box set for around $92.99.