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1.0 out of 5 stars Packaging damages discs, 6 May 2011
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This review is from: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955 - 1961 (Audio CD)
The music is 5-star, the sound quality excellent, and the accompanying booklet is a real pleasure in itself, both visually and in terms of the information.

The reason I am writing a 1-star review is to let you know that the packaging can damage the discs, in my case rendering three (of the six) discs faulty, straight out of the box. The discs are shoehorned on top of each other (3 on each side) and held in place with protruding plastic 'clips'. This has caused two to be bent and the edges dented, and a third disc was severely scratched. They jump and skip and some players won't even read the bent ones at all. I have not previously encountered such poor packaging.

Given the popularity, and importance, of the Miles catalogue, I would hope and expect that the record label will in future rectify this packaging defect - even putting the discs into paper envelopes would be an improvement.
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Initial post: 10 May 2011 17:40:58 BDT
R. K. Hunter says:
I think the set is very good,but agree with you a regards the packing it is not good, buy this set by all means but handle carefully,its worth getting and i look forward to others being available at this medium price range for all Miles Davis fans to able to get hold of.

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 11:54:38 BDT
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Posted on 30 Sep 2011 15:38:18 BDT
I was puzzled at how to get the discs out for a while, but discovered you have to push them down towards the bottom of the book, where there are little springy bits of plastic, and they pop right out. Never encountered that before but not a problem after 5 minutes of messing about.

Posted on 19 Jan 2014 11:21:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jan 2014 11:21:56 GMT
El Emjee says:
Agreed that the packaging is poor, brittle and likely to break and/or damage disks. Whenever I encounter this type of packaging I remove all disks and put them in CD sleeves, then add these to my shelf with the rest of the CDs by that artist. The box itself thus becomes simply an unwieldy storage case for the booklet.
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