SDE website reporting the lowest prices to date for most of the box sets – CD & vinyl at Amazon. £37 and £35 down from £63 and £60 respectively for sets 1 & 2. Apparently it’s due to competition from HMV, but I was unable to figure out how to buy an actual product to purchase on HMV.com [by anyone, not just Bush] – probably just me being thick.
This is a pretty spectacular package, IMHO. If it is sold at a sensible price (I ordered the new “Songs From the Wood” 5 disc package for about £20 from the dodgers), I’ll be grabbing it.
If I was going to spend over 300 quid on a Vinyl Box Set (which I am not), I’d like it in a nicer box than this. This looks like one of those cheap CD compilations you find in a motorway services. Rotten photo, tacky typeface, no relevance to the design aesthetic of any of the album artwork and Mick looks like he’s had an allergic reaction to something. I know Stones reissues have a bit of a chequered history so I hope for anyone who is shelling out for this, or the CD edition, that the remastering, pressing, sleeve reproduction are much much better realised than the big box they come in. It will all kick off on SuperDeluxeEdition.com if it’s not – and they’ve been instrumental in getting all sorts of mastering errors and cock-ups corrected in the past – albeit hassling some poor intern at UMG over some oversight to do with Thompson Twins or Nik Kershaw reissues so not sure if they’ll cut any ice with ABKCO (always amazed they still exist as an organisation – do they have a big picture of the Ron Decline on the wall I wonder?)