Musical gifts: Box Sets and Reissues
As I noted yesterday, there are some truly fantastic box sets / re-issues out this year (and early next year). Here are my favorites:
#1. Neutral Milk Hotel's self-released vinyl only box set.
This is the present of the year. I bought it for myself the day it was announced. Damn thing still hasn't arrived.
#2. Domino Records is re-releasing Palace Music's (Will Oldham) first five albums in digital, cd and vinyl formats.
These are killers. If you don't own "Viva Last Blues" you have holes in both your record collection and your soul.
#3. A company called Dust to Digital (and somehow NOT Revenant Records) is releasing a 5 CD John Fahey box set in an LP sized package.
As LeBron would say, this is self-recommending.
#4. 5 Throbbing Gristle albums have been re-mastered and re-releasedin CD, Vinyl, MP3 and FLAC formats!
Big ups for the high quality digital format. Even the faintest of hearts should try "20 Jazz Funk Greats" or "Greatest Hits"
#5. Chunklet ("Chafing America's Ass since 1993") has re-issued Olivia Tremor Control's "Dust at Cubist Castle" and "Black Foliage" on deluxe vinyl.
These are fantastic trippy, sound collage-y albums that stand the test of time and still feel great today. Vital.
#6. 4AD's "house band" This Mortal Coil, also gets the box set treatment.
I'll get this one just because. It's a great gift for a goth significant other!
By the way, if you don't own a record player, it's way past time to get one. I'll post soon on some affordable options.