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on November 8, 2011
I do love box sets that actually look like box sets - nice and big, that sit on the shelf where you can see them across the room.

Musically, this is 5 stars. My copy just arrived and I haven't even listened to the contents because I already know what to expect. But I'm knocking off a point for the packaging.. the 3-D cover is a nice touch (but not necessary), the book is sturdy with many photos and some interesting background.

My main issue is how the CDs are housed: a cardboard 3-panel foldout with pockets that the discs sit in - the 7" vinyl is housed in the same panel. These could easily fly out of their pockets and bounce around if the box is jostled too much.

If the box is already this big, it would have been nice to include proper jewel cases in a plastic tray for them to sit in.. there's only 5! As it is, the discs have a little trouble ripping because of slight warping and now I'll have to make custom covers (and make tracklists because there's no way I can keep referring to the box set for info!) for each of the discs.

The vinyl is very nice and heavy - right down to the old Capitol logos - but the LP only comes with plain white inner sleeves. Apparently if you plunk down for the *seperate* vinyl release, you get the inner sleeves...nice taking advantage of hardcore fans there.

And it would have been nice to get a digital download card for the vinyl-only stereo mixes on side 4. And if I want to dream, a DVD of the interview videos they're posting on youtube...

But if you're interested in picking this up for the music, you will probably overlook these issues.
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