Box Sets - Jimi Hendrix, Chris Cornell and more
There's no need to shake it or tear the wrapping paper a bit so you can peek inside. If you're hoping to find one of these awesome box sets under the tree, here's a rundown of exactly what you'll find inside the box.
Jimi Hendrix - Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts
The folks at Experience Hendrix and Legacy Records continue to bring cool Hendrix collectibles and previously-unreleased material to Jimi's adoring fan base and Songs for Groovy Children is a live collection from 1969/70 that any Hendrix fan would love to own. Available as a 5-CD set or an 8-LP vinyl set (and digitally too) Songs for Groovy Children presents all four of Jimi's Fillmore East concerts in their entirety and with songs presented in their original running order. Among those songs are more than two dozen performances that have never been released before, including a take on "Message to Love." "Fire," "Stone Free," "Purple Haze," "Foxey Lady" and "Hey Joe" are among the hits; deep cuts include "Earth Blues," "Power of Soul," "Burning Desire," "Bleeding Heart" and even a take on "Auld Lang Syne" from New Year's Eve 1969.
Mary J. Blige - Herstory, Vol. 1
This set presents Blige's output from her breakthrough period in the 1990s including hits like "You Remind Me," "Reminisce," "Be Happy," "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" and more, including the 1993 remix of "What's the 411" featuring K-Ci and the Notorious B.I.G. Fans can have it their way as the set is available as eight standard-weight 7" vinyl records, on a CD, on 2-LPs or as a digital download. Blige is often called the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and lots of the great songs that earned her that title are included: "I Love You" featuring Smif-N-Wesson, the GRAMMY Award winning "I'll be There for You/You're all I Need to get By" with Method Man and Jay-Z's "Can't Knock the Hustle" on which Mary sang.
Chris Cornell - Chris Cornell Super Deluxe Box Set
Demand for this limited set was so strong in 2018 that UMe, in conjunction with Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell, have decided to give the box another go-round. And the set lives up to the "super deluxe" in its title; culled from his work with Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, the box contains 4-CDs, a DVD, and seven LPs pressed on 180-gram colored vinyl, holding a total of 64 songs and 24 videos. The box is also packed with cool memorabilia: A 66-page hardcover photo book wrapped in linen with a red foil signature cover, three artist lithographs, three photo chromatic lithos inspired by Cornell's lyrical fascination with the sun (with images that come to life when held in the sun), a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth and a large wall poster.
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