The Smiths Complete – Deluxe Box Set
For Christmas I received The Smiths Complete Deluxe Box Set from my wife (she rocks!). What a box set!! Everything The Smiths recorded is in this box.
The box set itself is an individually numbered collectible edition which includes:
- All eight albums on CD and Vinyl with replica packaging
- Bonus 25 vinyl 7″ singles
- DVD with music videos
- 8″ x 12″ original cover-art prints
- 36″ x 24″ collectible poster
- Eight-page booklet with expanded liner notes
Being a huge Smiths and Morrissey fan, this box set is just outstanding. The trunk-style box is awesome and when you open it you’re overwhelmed with all the Smiths collectibles inside. All eight albums in both Vinyl and CD formats with replica packaging are included in the set. In addition, all 25 singles are included on 7”, a few on white and clear vinyl. All tracks were remastered by Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr and you can hear it in every song. The air noise that you usually get from an 80’s CD is gone. Every track sounds like a new recording and each instrument stands out perfectly while not over powering any other. Johnny Marr did a beautiful job remastering all of the tracks.
Since the box set arrived it’s been very dreary at my house. I think my wife regrets getting this for me. The only complaint I have is that the sticker on the box stated that high quality MP3 downloads of all the songs were included, but they were missing from the set that I received. I called Rhino records customer service and was told that the sticker is a mistake – only the UK version comes with the MP3 downloads. Sadly, they wouldn’t do anything about it – no discount toward a future purchase, no partial refund, no acknowledgment that they have advertised falsely. Even so, I am very happy with The Smiths box set. But, I’m still upset with Rhino Records.
If you’re a Smiths fan you must have this box set.