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 Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I have only three box sets, two from the modern era, but I think they're great. It's a fair-sized commitment but worth it for the scores you really value.






Pre-Internet, I bought most of GNP's Irwin Allen discs separately before finding out there was a box. If it wasn't in the record store, you pretty much didn't know about it. And I would have snapped this up:



GNP's first STAR TREK set was just three discs, so it seems like the LLL TMP set is essentially a box in itself. Or you could make a giant slipcase for the movie expansions:



And if you go down that road, a lot of things could be repackaged as box sets. Intrada's BATTLESTAR GALACTICA project amounts to a seven-disc set, and the bonus disc would be Stu's performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Eight discs, just like SUPERMAN:



This next one is more niche-oriented, but THE BIONIC WOMAN could have gone in a slipcase:


Fun stuff. But if you own any real box sets, maybe you have some impressions to pass along. I've been on a big SUPERMAN kick lately, so that box is really earning its keep.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I only have one film score box set. Like you said, they can be a bit of a financial hit to your wallet, but when it's for something you really value and truly enjoy, it's worth it. For me, that's definitely Concord's Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection.

Even moreso than the original Star Wars trilogy, these are my absolute favorite scores, and I was very excited when the box set was announced. I only wish they could have expanded the Crystal Skull album, as there was so much great stuff left off, but what can you do? Other than that, I've enjoyed this set a great deal over the last few years, especially the expanded Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade. It was great to finally get some of my favorite unreleased tracks from those two at long last.



EDIT: What was I thinking? "Only one film score box set." I went to put Indy back on the shelf and spotted Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology. How could I forget that?

I was at Costco one day with my family in 1993 and happened across it while browsing CDs. (Back when Costco actually had a CD section.) Having only ever had the first two scores on vinyl, I was excited by such a find. I stayed up all night buried in my headphones, listening to the entire set while reading the booklet cover to cover. It was a terrific collection. Although I rarely listen to it anymore since buying the 1997 two-disc soundtracks (which I didn't even know were released in 1997 and instead got around 2002/2003), it remains one of my most prized items in my soundtrack collection.

I had soundtracks before this set, but this was the turning point that permanently cemented my love of film scores and began a whole new chapter for me.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

I have La La's Star Trek TOS, the Indiana Jones set, the Superman FSM set, the FSM Ron Jones STTNG set, The Irwin Allen GNP Crescendo set, the Lord of the Rings expanded scores sets, the FSM Rozsa set, the FSM Bernstein set, Varese's SPARTACUS set, La La's X Files, and numerous multi-disc sets (FSM BEN-HUR, but that's a clam-shell, and not in a box [Box Set to me is a multi-disc set actually in a cardboard box], plus the series discs that are illustrated, but - again, not in a box, so not a box set), so I would say my Box Set Experience is pretty good, for me, and for the labels.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Nothing will ever top the LLL Star Trek TOS box set.
Even though I really only listen to the first score, Superman is fab, too.


Love me some Indiana Jones as well.



In the hypothetical box set department:

How about a Paul Verhoeven Sci-Fi Trilogy box set...


A Goldsmith Rambo Trilogy box set...


A Ray Harryhausen Quad Box set...


A 10-CD box set of LOTR...

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I have quite a few boxsets:

Arista Star Wars
Concord's Indiana Jones
LLL's Friday the 13th
LLL's X-Files volumes
LLL's Medal of Honor
FSM's Superman
The LOTR complete recordings

Might be forgetting a few, but really I'm all about...

the biggest, the massive Elfman/Burton box. Besides my car and my house, it's the most expensive thing I own, and I guess I should care that the box lid was demolished when I received it (no amount/type of glue that I've tried could fix it), but really it was all about the sixteen CDs and the book for me anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

My earliest box set was the Arista Star Wars box. My latest is Atterberg's complete symphonies. There have been quite a few in between. I like 'em!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

The only one I currently own is the Star Trek TOS box and it's been the ride I always hoped it would be. It's also difficult to imagine something else besting it, and with LLL pretty much the only label doing box sets now, and with them recently mentioning a slowdown due to the cost, the Trek box may indeed never be topped.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Star Wars Anthology
Elfman/Burton
Superman Blue Box
Indiana Jones
Star Trek TOS
Elmer Bernstein's Film Music Collection
Miklos Rozsa Treasury
Medal of Honor
LotR Complete Recordings (are these boxsets?)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

FSM's Superman
The Karate Kid
Arista's Star Wars

Love them all!

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Nice photos, guys. Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Nice photos, guys. Thanks!

We need more photo's

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Ahhh, the old TOS Crescendo set. I loved that thing dearly but gave it to a close friend after getting the LLL box. Sort of sorry to see it go but it went to a good house.

Boxed sets though? Lemme think about this...

The Elmer Bernstein Box
The Ron Jones Box
The Miklos Rozsa Box
The Superman Box
The LLL Star Trek TOS Box
X-Files Vol 1 & 2
Fellowship Of The Ring CR
The Two Towers CR
Return Of The King CR
The Bernard Herrmann Box
The Medal Of Honor Box
The Arista Star Wars 4 Disc Set
The Indiana Jones Box
The Karate Kid Box

(Does the Giaccchino Star Trek 2CD count? I have that on my boxed set shelf since it wouldn't fit anywhere else...)

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   AnthonyOrecchio   (Member)

I have the following box sets:

Friday the 13th
Fellowship Of The Ring CR
The Two Towers CR
Return Of The King CR
Karate Kid
Indiana Jones
Medal of Honor
X Files, Vol. 2
Superman
Star Wars IV-VI
Dark Knight collector's edition (It's only 2 Cd's, but the box is enormous)
Harry Potter collector's edition (It's 2 Cd's, but the box is huge)
North and South Book I
North and South Book II

Hypothetically, you could manufacture slip cases for the following series (I'll try to get photos up later):

Halloween
Harry Potter
Batman [Animated &or Live action] &/or Dark Knight
Die Hard
Jaws
The Terminator
Young Indiana Jones

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Nice photos, guys. Thanks!

We need more photo's


OK

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Hypothetically, you could manufacture slip cases for the following series (I'll try to get photos up later):

Batman [Animated &or Live action] &/or Dark Knight


I do remember MV once said that when Volume 3 of Batman: The Animated Series comes out, they might consider making a box that all three releases could fit into, suggesting it could be free with the purchase of Volume 3 or maybe $5 if purchased on its own. That would be pretty sweet.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I still hope LLL does that, as BTAS is more than deserving. I would gladly purchase a box for $5 even with a purchase of Volume 3.

As for Jaws, the only recently available/properly-released title has been the album for Jaws 3. A box of everything else would be great. Maybe if Intrada can manage the licensing, as it would almost certainly come from them, they'll deem it worthy to produce one. And leave room in there for 3's album. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

LETHAL WEAPON
STAR TREK TOS
MEDAL OF HONOR
MGM TREASURY
MIKLOS ROZSA TREASURY
BERNARD HERRMANN AT FOX
FRIDAY THE 13TH
THE KARATE KID
JERRY GOLDSMITH AT FOX
SPARTACUS
SUPERMAN
PUPPETMASTER

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Nice photos, guys. Thanks!

We need more photo's


OK



Great collection and great photo, thanks!
You don't have the Bernard Herrmann box?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Some of you have many impressive sets.

I only have these:











(it's a DVD gift set, but includes a soundtrack CD too, so I included it)

Beyond that, I have some boxed sets for DVDs and other music, but I guess that's outside the topic.

 
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