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I got this over the weekend and it is truly a massive box set. Easily the biggest/ heaviest one I own in terms of physical size. With buying it through one of the secondary sellers and signing up for the amazon card I was able to get it for $150, which is a steal for the amount of material included and the quality of it. From what I’ve listened to so far it sounds great. The books are excellent with lots of pictures and information. One thing I wish they would have done in the discography section was label the songs in terms of which albums they went on/ singles, etc. ..a little more track information. You can piece it together but it would have been a nice touch. Overall a definite A+. Check it out!
Deluxe 16-CD boxed set with 2 hardcover books (356 total pages) in a clothbound LP-sized slipcase. 396 tracks, for a total playing time of 21 hours and 11 minutes!”If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.”’ (John Lennon)Since our launch in 1975, we at Bear Family have wanted to honor Chuck Berry. There have been endless Chuck Berry compilations – more than anyone could possibly tabulate, but we wanted to do the ultimate Chuck Berry compilation, containing:–Every single and LP track, starting with a rare pre-Chess single with Joe Alexander from 1954!–All the celebrated and legendary Chess singles and album cuts from 1955 to 1966 and from 1969 to 1974.All the Mercury recordings, and the Atco album. Every surviving alternate take as well.–Classic Live Recordings from 1956 to 1972.–Exclusive introduction by Sir Paul McCartney.But there’s more! Expatriate British photographer Bill Greensmith lives in St. Louis and a few years back he found the photo archive of Chuck Berry’s uncle, Harry Davis. Included are many previously unseen images of Chuck performing in St. Louis and hanging out with friends and family. In these images, Chuck is unguarded and relaxed. We also see him performing at blues nightspots in and around St. Louis before he was famous. These photos, included with this set in a high quality 104-page hardbound book, will open your eyes to Chuck Berry as you’ve never seen him.Plus, there’s a second 252-page hardbound book with a definitive essay from Chuck’s biographer, Bruce Pegg, additional texts by Mike Snow and Roger Fairhurst, a comprehensive discography by Fred Rothwell, hundreds of published and unpublished photos, including several images made by respected French photographer Jean-Marie Perrier in 1964.In other words, everything you want by Chuck Berry in one place! The last word on the first name in Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Rock & Roll Music – Any Old Way You Choose It – The Complete Studio Recordings Plus…! Review
Phenomenal set in every way. The box is heavy cardboard, well constructed with beautiful art renderings of Chuck. The books are high quality and give you all the content you would want. The volume of media here is staggering. 16 discs of high quality rock and roll, packaged perfectly. This is a must own for every rock and roll fanatic. -Read Reviews-
This is a wonderful box set and the sound is fantastic. The books are well made with lots of information on Chuck Berry from his start to the late 1970’s. Bear Family Records really went all out to find all they could get to put into this 16 cds set. I like listening to the live cds and there are so many great pictures that make this an amazing box set.