I would have to consider any (tired) remarks of "repackage" here inappropriate since this is not a pressing & repackaging of the previously issued versions of old but rather is the first edition of the remastered Smiths albums. Yes the songs have been around a while, yet to listen to these 2011 remasters is to hear The Smiths in a completely new and finer way. Everything has its own space, the vocals sound wonderful, while Johnny's guitar parts have much more resonance and fullness, I can feel that guy's genius more than ever. It's all really beautiful and I've been thrilled with my purchase of The Smiths Complete Box Set. The CDs are housed in mini LP replica sleeves which means, unfortunately, that the original album sleeve lyrics are shrunken down from record album size to CD packaging size and are virtually "un-readable," if that's a word, as they are so ittie-bittie. It would have been nice if Rhino had included an extra (legible) lyric booklet in the box; I mean this is one of the greatest lyricists of our time for pity's sake! Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I've never used the phrase "for pity's sake" in my entire life, aloud or in written form, it being so old-fashioned, but you can see I feel pretty evangelical about one of my favorite bands. I think everyone should have a chance to know this poetry / this music. Little old ladies should buy this set for their grand children who listen to rap or heavy metal and so do the greatest deed in the world. Forget about the socks for a minute and change a life! Lastly I'd like to say, to disagree with another reviewer, that I for one love the album Louder Than Bombs and would naturally expect it to be included in any "complete" Smiths albums set. I've been listening to Louder Than Bombs for hundreds of years now and absolutely enjoy the track-listing. How arrogant for one fan to decide for others that a particular album is redundant and unnecessary. Heresy!