January 25, 2011 - 11:32 PMUPDATE: The box o' soul has sold. Added another 40 or so Blu-Rays today, including recent releases like Cyrus, RED, Wall Street 2, and Mr. Nobody. Also had Twilight Zone S2 for about 10 minutes.
EARLIER: Many people commenting that I'm concentrating on new vinyl too much on the blog, so here's a post about some of the digital items we've currently got available:
Hank Williams - Complete (Mercury - 10 CDs and 120+ page book and six postcards; 225 tracks; 33 charted hits; 53 previously unreleased tracks)
Not only is this the definitive Williams collection, it's also gorgeous. The compilation won two Grammys, for Best Historical Album and Best Recording Package--Boxed. "An important event... it is impossible to understand contemporary country music, or popular music for that matter, without addressing Hank Williams's legacy". -- New York Times. The set is also listed among Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Full track list is here.
Various Artists - Beg Scream & Shout: The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul (6 CDs, 15 page book, 144 collector cards)
This thing is awesome. Just look at that box! This 6 CD collection was packaged in a box designed to look like the type people used in the '70s to carry 45s in. Each CD is printed with artwork resembling the labels Stax, Cadet, Atco, Motown, Tamla and Atlantic. They attach to a plastic insert that is shaped like a 45 rpm record that is then slipped into a cardboard "record sleeve". This collection comes with a 15 page booklet of liner notes and a box of 144 cards measuring 2.5" x 3.5" with a full color picture and brief biography of each artist. Here's a complete track list.
Of course these are just two titles. We have dozens of box sets in stock all the time.
We always try to carry a good selection of Criterion titles. We received a bunch today:
Pierrot Le Fou (Blu - Ray)
Kagemusha (Blu - Ray)
Howard's End (Blu - Ray)
8 1/2 (Blu - Ray)
Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Blu - Ray)
Wings of Desire (Blu - Ray)
Testament of Dr. Mabuse (DVD)
Forbidden Games (DVD; out of print)
We also added many non-Criterion DVDs and Blu-Rays to the inventory in the past three days (over 150 titles, actually), including numerous TV shows, Hollywood classics, and foreign films.
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