Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Complete Blue Note Recordings
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Classic Music, But Not a Classic Package or Value
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 08/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sonny Rollins' music for the Blue Note label has to be counted among his personal best work, and as some of the best recordings in jazz history. The albums, "Volume One" (see my review), "Volume 2," "Newk's Time" and both volumes of "A Night at the Village Vanguard" are indisputable classics. However, buyers beware! This box set does not offer any previously unreleased material, new photos or eassys, or sumptuous packaging. Why you may ask? Because the Sonny Rollins Blue Note box set, like the Miles Davis one, is simply the five single-issue CDs, shrink-wrapped together with a card-stock cover to hold them. Folks, it ain't nothin' fancy! Since each of these albums is available individually you might as well get them that way. To boot three of the discs, both V.V. recordings and "Volume 2" have been reissued as 20-bit CDs in the RVG Collection. The box set has the old, regular versions. So to summarize -- box set bad, music good."
DON"T PAY THE OUTRAGEOUS INDEPENDENT SELLERS" PRICES!
Schubert aficionado | CA United States | 02/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The music is..well, it's Soony in his best period. But, rather than be a fool and pay independent sellers outrageous price, just buy Sonny Rollins, Vols. 1 & 2, Newk's Time and A Night at the Village Vanguard, Vols. 1 & 2. These set is just these in one slipcase! And, all these have been remastered since this box set, so you'll get better sound buying them individually. Just trying to stop thieves from profiting from people's misunderstanding here. You'll end up only paying about $75 bucks this way. Enjoy!"