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Hancock in a Box

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A quick heads-up from the Twitter feed of music Web site Innerviews (thanks to MusicTAP for the heads-up) that Legacy plans on releasing yet another humongous box set for one of their artists. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will join the ranks of Miles Davis, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan in getting a super-sized box.

CD Universe has a pre-order page for The Complete Columbia Collection, a 35-disc box encompassing everything Hancock did for the label, from 1973’s Sextant to Perfect Machine (1988). This is not a career-spanning set, as Hancock recorded for Blue Note, MGM and Warner Bros. in the years leading up to Sextant and has been signed to Verve since the endpoint of the box set to the present day.

The pre-order page implies that the set (which is set at $248.98, down from a MSRP of about $300) will follow the format of Miles Davis’ LP collection from Columbia, with all the CDs in replica LP sleeves and packed in with a thorough booklet. Your reporter is not entirely sure what albums will make up the set (the pre-order page says 32 albums, my count falls about three short), but once everything is finalized, you will obviously read it here.

Written by Mike Duquette

June 14, 2010 at 13:27

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  1. has an even lower price $201.98

    Phil Cohen

    June 14, 2010 at 13:35

  2. The question: will this also have the Japan-only albums he made, both under his own name and as VSOP The Quintet? Those are the ones that interest me the most…


    June 15, 2010 at 15:17

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