As physical album sales continue to decline, bands and labels have had to get more and more creative in order to snag those coveted sales, the result of which has been a significant influx of shiny deluxe editions box sets for us punters to get our hands on.
But with the 'super deluxe' label often comes a super hefty price tag – until now.
Black Friday offers have already started, so keep an eye on this page as we find the best box set deals you can get your mitts on right now.
David Bowie – Glastonbury 2000 box set
One way to get a bargain, is to check prices across different Amazons. Amazon Germany, for instance, has a good deal on the new David Bowie Glastonbury set. Even taking into account postage to the UK, for instance, it's still cheaper: £34.99 in the UK; £26.62 EUROS in Germany. With postage, that's £27.61.View Deal
Nazareth – Loud & Proud! The Boxset
Another bargain from Amazon Germany.
Nazareth Loud & Proud! The Box Set is a numbered, limited edition, comprehensive, super deluxe box set of just 5,000 celebrating the band’s amazing 50-year career to date. It has, wait for it:
- 32 CDs (including all 23 original studio albums which have been remastered, two original live albums, as well as rare and previously unreleased audio and demos)
- Four 180g heavyweight 12” vinyl LPs including two doubles and a picture disc
- Three bespoke AA-side 7” singles
- A 52-page hardback photo book featuring new and previous band interviews, unseen photos and posters
- Reproduced original memorabilia including programs, lyric sheets, posters and a Rampant album $1 bill sticker
- Metal pin badge
On Amazon UK, it's £154.99. On Amazon Germany, it's €116.99. That's £115.40 (including postage), compared to £154.99.View Deal
Ultravox – The Island Years Box set
Before Midge Ure turned into chart-bothering new wave pop stars, Ultravox were a subversive art-punk band that still have old punks going misty-eyed to this day. This box set collects their first three albums and a disc of rarities and it's 30% off.
Was £16.89, now £11.82.View Deal
Queen - News Of The World (40th Anniversary Edition)
Released to mark New Of The World's 40th birthday, this souped up box set includes the original album on CD, two CDs of newly unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives and an ‘alternative’ version of the album called the Raw Sessions which includes never-before-heard versions of each of the album’s 11 tracks. It also includes a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes, three posters, a 60-page book and a new one-hour DVD documentary created from backstage material filmed during Queen’s 1977 News Of The World tour. View Deal
Eddie & The Hot Rods - The Island Years Box set
A Six CD, 98 track box covering the years that Eddie And The Hot Rods spent with Island Records - 1975 to 1979 - The Island Years is a comprehensive six-cd boxed set with 98 tracks, including their first three albums as well as bonus tracks and BBC session recordings. Includes a 28-page booklet with detailed liner notes, pictures of all the relevant records including many rare European issues plus a whole host of memorabilia from the era.
Was £24.99, now £17.50View Deal
Elton John - Diamonds Deluxe Edition
This imaginatively titled box set picks out the jewels of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's songwriting career – geddit? – and packages them in one handy three-CD set. The 3rd disc, which is apparently unavailable elsewhere, includes 16 bonus tracks of favourites compiled by the big man himself. Also includes a 72-page hardback book containing annotations for the stories behind each track, plus a set of five postcards of illustrations of iconic Elton looks by artist Richard Kilroy.View Deal
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – The Mercury Years Box set - 30% off!
A three CD set containing digitally remastered editions of the albums The Jukes, Why Is Love Such A Sacrifice and Live: Reach Up And Touch The Sky, plus a booklet by Classic Rock and Metal Hammer writer Malcolm Dome.
Was £14.99, now £10.49View Deal
Brian Eno - Music For Installations [Super Deluxe Edition]
Brian Eno's never been the sort of bloke to concern himself with rules or conventions, and that's made clear by this super fancy collection of his more highbrow works (and its not insignificant price tag). Music For Installations is a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased music, all of which was recorded by Eno for use in his installations between 1986-now. Designed by Brian and long-time collaborator Nick Robertson, this limited edition and numbered set comes with six CDs and a 64-page Plexiglass cover book featuring rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno.View Deal