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  • Audio CD (4 Dec. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import, Box set
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00004ZB29
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,302 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Limited Edition 3xCD album box set featuring 66-tracks including all the hits plus unreleased mixes, demos & songs from Adam's own archive, with 64-page colour booklet.

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Format: Audio CD
ANTicipated for many many years by loyal Antpeople worldwide as well as by other 'interestees', the 'Antbox' -a socalled 'first ever definitive, career defining and long-awaited Adam & The Ants boxset'- finally sees it's release (BTW, a compilation video should be available seperately)!
All 66 songs on the boxset were handpicked by Adam Ant and his longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Marco Pirroni, and the 48-page booklet that comes with a cool 3CD deluxe 7" lid-top box includes amusing/interesting liner notes from the both of them, as well as a load of unseen stuff -like a cute baby Marco pic, for example! .... But let's not get 'too teenybopper' here.
Reviewing the song material (regular single and album songs, alternate versions, demos, and officially unreleased songs) on this boxset I make the distinction between 3 types of (potential) listener-target-groups. That sounds posh, doesn't it? Well anyway, don't let the first (most critical) bit withhold you from reading the complete review; please make up your mind about this 3CD-set after reading it ALL.
--From a die-hard-collector's point of view -i.e. mine- I say they could have done better with the song-selecting. Apart from the obvious already released stuff (on regular CDs, as well as on a bunch of compilation Ants CDs) the true fanatics have a biiiig chunk of the rarer song material already, and some of it, like a few of the demos, in better quality than the versions on this box set! And hey, that Stand & Deliver demo stands out as 'very bad' (in my spoilt book anyway) since it is a far cry from the sexy 'n' swashbuckling version that was released as a single in 1981.
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By A Customer on 3 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've been an Ant fan since 1981, (Prince Charming was the first single I ever bought!),but the years have moved on and it is a long while since I heard 'ole Adam strutting his stuff. 'Antbox' is like pure rush of nostalgia, I found I had to resist the temptation of raiding my wife's makeup box for the white greasepaint,(not that she wears that anyway!)The years have been very kind on antmusic.It is like no other sound to be heard in any chart today...so refreshing and unique. My 9 year old daughter had never listened to the Ants before, and thought it was a new popstar her 'unhip' dad was playing..she absolutely adores it!! So don't take my word for it...what does a 'unhip' 35 year old know about pop music anyway? Take the advice of popguru Jade and if Adam and the Ants is only slightly your thing grab a load of Antbox...you wont regret it!
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ANTBOX is not yet available in the United States. So, thankfully, I am grateful that it is easily available from amazon.co.uk. I have purchased 2 copies so far. One for a friend and one for myself. I wish I could buy more for other friends. They need to hear this. It makes one bounce around the house and feel good. How could anyone not just experience euphoria from Discs 2 and 3. Disc 1 is great for those tracing Adam's early punk roots but by the end of Disc 1 he has met the fantastic guitarist Marco and is forging his own path. He gets the hits and makes his point. This is not music for gloomy REM fans or "so serious" U2 followers. This is fun music for all. The box is nicely designed and the book is great with a fine discography and listing of his videos. I wish the CDs had been in jewel boxes than slip cases but one small grumble. The slip cases are nicely designed though! I am a 41 yr old fan of many genres and Adam Ant has been a favorite since the original "Dirk Wears White Sox" days. This box set was long in coming and I would love to see a 2nd one as a previous reviewer stated. Sure there were other things some folks "in the know" would have rather heard, but to the average fan this is the Mother Lode. [Note to my friend: Darling Bette, put on Disc 1 and Lets go to Paris!]--AlanJBBX
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This incredible box set was put together by Adam and long time colleague Marco. It takes us from his early demos (including a Perry Como cover) all the way to his most recent hit Wonderful. The music is GREAT! especially the previously unreleased tracks such as Zydyco Saigon and Steve McQueen. It's amazing some of these sons have never seen the light of day because they were just as catchy as his its. Many know what a great artist Adam is but few (including myself) did not know what perils he had to endure to reach the top at a time when music was in flux. Listening to the disc and reading his story is time well spent.
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Other reviews have already provided the specifics on this one, so I'll simply say that this box is amazing! If you are a fan, just buy the damn thing already. The booklet alone makes it worth the money. If I have one negative comment, it would simply be that I would have preferred the single mix of "Wonderful," but I already have the CD single; therefore, .... As I said, just buy it and get it over with. Then sit back and revel in the glory of it all.
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