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Are there any box bargains currently available?

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The Tanglewood performance on that one is really nice, if you don't already have it.

No I don't - thanks for the hint. I'll go for it.

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Thanks for that tip, Michael!

Unfortunately, I don't see anything that appeals to me, but I note that that is a huge price drop for the Sergio Mendes.

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I see amazon has it for a comparable price. Was it always that cheap? Are live parts available elsewhere? I'm not a Miles completist, so are they indispensable?

IMHO, the extra material on discs 3 & 4 are significantly less interesting than the original Bitches Brew release. So, If you're not a Miles completeist and you already own the 2-disc version of Bitches Brew, I'd say that you're fine.

As ever, YMMV.

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The Bill Evans Complete Verve is showing at around £18 ( :o ) right now on Amazon UK but they seem to be 'temporarily out of stock'.

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I see amazon has it for a comparable price. Was it always that cheap? Are live parts available elsewhere? I'm not a Miles completist, so are they indispensable?

IMHO, the extra material on discs 3 & 4 are significantly less interesting than the original Bitches Brew release. So, If you're not a Miles completeist and you already own the 2-disc version of Bitches Brew, I'd say that you're fine.

As ever, YMMV.

Too late, my copy arrived today ... It's nice enough to keep.

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Thanks for the heads-up on the Import CDs sale--picked up the George Lewis, Oliver Lake, WSQ, and Paul Motian boxes. Tried to go for the Abrams as well, and it's on backorder... will Import CDs automatically ship it and charge my card once it's back in stock?

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If you bought it via Amazon, it's usually how it works.

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I see amazon has it for a comparable price. Was it always that cheap? Are live parts available elsewhere? I'm not a Miles completist, so are they indispensable?

IMHO, the extra material on discs 3 & 4 are significantly less interesting than the original Bitches Brew release. So, If you're not a Miles completeist and you already own the 2-disc version of Bitches Brew, I'd say that you're fine.

As ever, YMMV.

I guess other than a few dozen albums, pretty much anything in jazz (or in music) is significantly less interesting than "Bitches Brew" ;)

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I see amazon has it for a comparable price. Was it always that cheap? Are live parts available elsewhere? I'm not a Miles completist, so are they indispensable?

IMHO, the extra material on discs 3 & 4 are significantly less interesting than the original Bitches Brew release. So, If you're not a Miles completeist and you already own the 2-disc version of Bitches Brew, I'd say that you're fine.

As ever, YMMV.

I guess other than a few dozen albums, pretty much anything in jazz (or in music) is significantly less interesting than "Bitches Brew" ;)

Ain't that the truth!!! :P

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Black Saint/ Soul Note sale at ImportCDs.


Prices look okay...but what do I know? ;-)

There still seem to be some discounted Black Saint/Soul Note boxes at ImportCDs.  I don't know if prices are up, down, same.  I mention ImportCDs and BS/SN again only because they have a coupon good for 10% off through June 30th - TAKE10.   I haven't tried shopping/buying. 

Some of the newer issues seem to still be "not on sale" (e.g. Blackwell)

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I just picked up the Allmans' 6CD Fillmore box for $53 from Amazon. As cheap as I've seen it.

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I just picked up the Allmans' 6CD Fillmore box for $53 from Amazon. As cheap as I've seen it.

Nice going, it's a great set:tup

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I just picked up the Allmans' 6CD Fillmore box for $53 from Amazon. As cheap as I've seen it.

Nice going, it's a great set:tup

That's what I hear!

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Black Saint/ Soul Note sale at ImportCDs.

 

Prices look okay...but what do I know? ;-)

There still seem to be some discounted Black Saint/Soul Note boxes at ImportCDs.  I don't know if prices are up, down, same.  I mention ImportCDs and BS/SN again only because they have a coupon good for 10% off through June 30th - TAKE10.   I haven't tried shopping/buying. 

Some of the newer issues seem to still be "not on sale" (e.g. Blackwell)

'Ray's Jazz' in London had the Henry Threadgill at £15 when I was in there a couple of weeks ago. Might be of interest to local board members?

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The Hollies - OAS - $9.73 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-HOLLIES/dp/B00G040NE8/ref=sr_1_49?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435864842&sr=1-49&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

Bobby Darin - OAS - $10.99 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Charles-Things-ThingsThis/dp/B0030Y10ZC/ref=sr_1_81?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865066&sr=1-81&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

MJQ - OAS - $10.20 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-MODERN-JAZZ-QUARTET/dp/B008MMFBOS/ref=sr_1_96?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865160&sr=1-96&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

Miles - OAS - $10.50 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-DAVIS-MILES/dp/B008MMFBS4/ref=sr_1_103?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865250&sr=1-103&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

Bobby Darin - OAS 2 - $10.99 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-2-DARIN-BOBBY/dp/B005JS7W2W/ref=sr_1_157?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865427&sr=1-157&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

Manhattan Transfer - OAS - $11.52 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Manhattan-Transfer-Vocalese/dp/B003097B9G/ref=sr_1_166?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865496&sr=1-166&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

Ray Charles - OAS - $10.61 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/CHARLES-RAY-ORIGINAL-ALBUM-5CD/dp/B003097BB4/ref=sr_1_173?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865592&sr=1-173&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

*****

Charles Aznavour OAS - $12.09 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-AZNAVOUR-CHARLES/dp/B00KN15OQQ/ref=sr_1_205?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1435865754&sr=1-205&keywords=original%2Balbum%2Bseries

 

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Avoid that Hollies set.  EMI has done a much better job compiling the same material.  Anyone know why a lot of material is being reissued on both EMI and WEA?  Hollies, UFO, stuff like that.  How can they both have rights to it?

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Yeah, those are the sets I was referring to.  Have the first one, it's great.  Second one is getting released this month.

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JPC reduced the price of this set from € 89,99 to € 46,99 - maybe at other web shops, too?

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