On 14th August InsideOutMusic will release three limited boxsets. One consisting of the three solo albums by James LaBrie. Another with the last three albums by Redemption. And the third with three albums of Kaipa (the first two of 21st century Kaipa and the one from 2010).
EDIT: And on the 29th of January 2016, they released another limited boxset: 5 out of 8 of the original albums of Beardfish. Just the first two and the last one are missing.
EDIT 2: On 9th of September 2016, 5-disc box sets for Pain Of Salvation, Steve Hackett and Devin Townsend will be released.
I was wondering, do you like these kind of box sets?
I do have a couple of box sets. It's a great way to get a great deal of full albums for a small price.
I have two box sets by Mike Oldfield and that way I have most of his discography. The essential albums anyway. Also, I have a Rush box set with their 1990-2007 output. A Yes box set. And Anathema with three albums. And a few others.
I must say there is a big quality difference between many box sets. The first one of Mike Oldfield (with his first six albums) is really nice. Each album has it's own mini LP sleeve and they all fit in a pretty and decent cardboard box thingy. The second box set however, is just a box (like Spock's Snow, Ayreon's THE and Neal's Testimony limited editions) with a cheap paper sleeve for every disc. And there's no booklet.
The same goes for Rush and Yes.
The one I've got by Anathema is the worst. It's one of those "Original Album Classics" series. It looks very cheap. And it was cheap. They've got a new box set with the same albums plus a live album, so I'll probably update it.
I find box sets like these to be a very good way of discovering bands. With bands that I'm not a great fan of but like the occasional song or album, a box set will do just fine (Rush). In case of Yes, it's their most poppy era (with "Open Your Eyes" for example), so I don't mind that much either.
For others I'd like to have the real deal with a proper booklet and full artwork.
Of these particular box sets by InsideOutMusic, I'll want to check out James LaBrie, because I've heard some songs and was not overly enthusiastic, but still like to check out the albums.
I'm a big fan of Kaipa, so I already have those albums, but they're probably the best albums so if anyone doesn't have them already...
I might want to check out Redemption.