These discs are remastered from the original analogue tapes and sound much more like the originals than the super souped up ones with the bonus tracks. Also remember; albums back in the day where recorded with the tracks carefully placed in order to create a total sound package. Bonus tracks can detract from that experience. Here, the new bonus tracks are all on one cd, along with an additional disc of non-album and single mixes. Works great for me!
I take off one star because it would've been nice if the box also included the new stripped version of Double Fantasy, the Hits DVD, and the additional live tacks on Gimme Some Truth, for some one stop shopping. That's my only complaint.
Nice packaging/ box, the discs won't lay about or have to be shelved loose.
Previous Lennon Antholgy had a whole box set of unreleased tracks, and then there is the Acoustic album, and if you look around you can still track down Menlove Avenue on CD. New releases should mean a fair bit of new and used copies of the souped up discs with the bonus tracks kicking around, if you use this Amazon feature, and there's usually some pretty great bargoons there, if you need those bonus tracks, but I think there is a lot of repitition there anyways, with the forementioned discs.
I'd say buy this box!!!