In praise of Readers Digest.
Readers Digest know a thing or two about boxed sets, they must have invented them, issuing great sets from way back in the days of vinyl LPs.
What makes them so great? They are always put together with imagination, including unusual tracks and not just doing what every other company does, sticking to top 10 hits. Readers Digest dig much deeper.
These are original recording by the original artists, not later re-recordings by one or more aging members of the original groups. Then unlike so many other compilations, these recording are from the original studio tapes, and sound just amazing.
Most of these tracks fall into whats known as `Public Domain', so anyone can transfer worn out old vinyl to CD and make a quick buck. Not so here These recordings are the real deal!
Finally they always come with a huge booklet, well written with loads of background about the songs, artists, and the timeline they come from.
I bet if you buy one of these collections you will want all the others. I know I did.