Collectible Boxed Vinyl Record Sets

Vinyl records are packaged as a boxed set for two main reasons. In the first instance, the box is simply an elaborate container for multiple LPs, such as George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” a three-LP classic released in 1970 in the wake of the breakup of the Beatles. Led Zeppelin’s four-LP “The Song Remains the Same” from 1976 was essentially a boxed soundtrack of the concert film of the same name, which captured the band live in 1973 at Madison Square Garden.

More recently, artists have created boxes for their music simply because there’s no other practical way to contain it, as with the seven-LP “Orphans” opus from Tom Waits in 2006. But the historical practice of boxing multiple vinyl records is perhaps most common to classical recordings by composers from Bach to Vivaldi. And if the box has a plate by Wassily Kandinsky on its cover, as a late-1970s French release of Bach violin suites has, so much the better.

The other reason to create a box is when a record company or artist wants to re-release individual discs. Parlophone did this for the Beatles in the U.K. in 1981 when it brought together 14 Beatles EPs in their original picture sleeves. In 2008, Mosaic Records issued a four-LP boxed set of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk performing in 1964 at the It Club in Los Angeles. These recordings had previously been available on vinyl and CD, but never as a start-to-finish collection of Monk’s two nights at the legendary L.A. venue.

In 2009, Sundazed records released a boxed set of seven, seven-inch 45s recorded by the Velvet Underground from 1966 to 1969. Another highly collected boxed set from 2009 is the eight-LP limited-edition collection of Oasis albums. And in 2010, Columbia released its original eight mono Bob Dylan records as a nine-LP boxed set, although the 10-LP bootleg called “Ten of Swords” from 1985 on Tarantula Records is tougher to find.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Vinyl Divas

Vinyl Divas

Vinyl Divas pays homage to international female opera singers of the LP era. Chronicling more than 800 singers, the… [read review or visit site]

317X

317X

Despite its mysterious title, 317X is plain and simple—an online gallery of vintage LPs, with a 1950s vintage fee… [read review or visit site]

Mybeatles.net

Mybeatles.net

Jesse Barron's collection of Beatles 45s, picture sleeves, magazines, books, and memorabilia. Browse singles and al… [read review or visit site]

Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

This great site, from the Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors, offers detailed background information an… [read review or visit site]

The Remington Site

The Remington Site

Since 1999, the Remington Site has offered classical music collectors a glimpse into Remington Records, an independ… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Black Sabbath Master Of Reality - Uk 1st Press Vertigo Swirl Box Cover, Ex AudioThe Beatles Sgt Pepper's Sealed Lp Rare Uhqr Mfsl Mobile Fidelity Box Mfqr 1-100Oasis Be Here Now Vinyl Box Set - Fan Club OnlyThe Beatles Collection 'blue Box' Bc13 Lp 1978 All Beatles Vinyl In One Buy!!!Oasis Masterplan Vinyl Box Set Third Man Records Vault 19 "elephant" White Stripes Singles Box Set Ltd. EditionBeady Eye Rare Limited Edition Record Store Day Vinyl Box Set Sealed" All Things Must Pass "george Harrison "superb Uk Box Set+ Poster &stiffenerGrateful Dead Wake Up To Find Out 5lp Box Set 180g Vinyl 12" Album Rsd 2015Rare Uk 2xlp = 1972 Big Star #1 & 1973 Radio City Chilton Beatles Byrds Box TopsBob Dylan - Live Bootleg Series Vol 1-3 1963-1991(dutch 1991 5lp Vinyl Box Set)" The Beatles Collection " Original Earliest 1976 Uk Box Set 24 X 45'sNick Drake 3 Lp Box Set Fruit Tree: The Complete Recorded Works **original**Beatles 8x Lp Box Set The Box From Liverpool Vinyls Near Mint No Spindle WearLrx: Red Vinyl Goth Doom Metal Type O Negative Dead Again Ltd Ed Box Set+ DvdEminem The Vinyl Lps Box Set 10xlp Sealed NewGeorge Harrison All Things Must Pass 3lp 1970 Boxed SetThe Beatles - The Collection - 14 Lp Mfsl Collection Box Set #2859Led Zeppelin Ii 45rpm Clarity Test Pressing Box SetThe Killers Hot Fuss Special Limited Edition Box Set 7" Vinyl CollectorsRoyal Flairs Rare Garage Psych Fuzz Original 45 Rpm Suicide One Pine Box Rock 7"Patricia Barber "cafe Blue" 2004 Mfsl Mobile Fidelity 45rpm Audiophile Lp BoxParlophone Record Store Day 5x7" Numbered Box Set Sealed Blur Kylie Minogue Rsd The Beatles - The Beatles Box Uk 1980 Emi 8 X Lp BoxsetGeorge Harrison All Things Must Pass Superb 1st Press Box Nr.mint Discs Yo-yo Ma 1983/bach Unaccompanied 6 Cello Suites/'83 Cbs Dig St 3lp Box/nm!!Jack White Live At Bonnaroo Box Set Third Man Records Vault #22The Rolling Stones Debut 12" Lp Uk First Boxed Mono Red Decca Rare 2a/3a Ex/exLeonard Bernstein Mahler Symphonie No.9 Dg Digital Stereo 2lp Box Germany SealedThird Man Records Vault Package #23 The White Stripes Brazil Jack White Box OnlyKiss The Solo Live Project 4lp Picture Disc Box SetMiles Davis The Prestige 10" Collection Vol. 2 Box Set Record Store Day 2015The Sex Pistols - Alternative Takes - Rare Rsd 2014 7" Singles Box Set Various - Acid Dreams. Deluxe 3 X Lp Box. Numbered Limited Edition. New + SealedGun Man Dramatic Pieces By Box Two De Wolfe 3429 Lp Library Hear Funky JazzMiles Davis & John Coltrane Complete Columbia Recordings Mosaic 9-lp Box SetRed House Painters Box Set Bronze Mark Kozelek Sun Kil Moon Guaranteed OrderUnderoath Lost In The Sound Of Separation Signed Deluxe Box Set Cd/dvd/vinyl Elvis Box Set The Other Sides Hits Vol 2 Cib With Poster And Clothing Swatch Ex21 Pounds - Box Stuffed With 45 Rpm Record Sleeves - Includes 370 Picture SleeveBob Dylan 5 Lp Biograph Box Set **clean Discs** NiceBlack Sabbath Master Of Reality Vertigo Swirl Label Box Vinyl Record 1971 UkThe Beatles Collection, The Blue Box, Japan, Emi Odeon. MintAbba - Super Trouper - Rare Original Uk 10 Track Lp (complete) Box-set Ex/nm!!Cannonball Adderley, Somethin' Else Stereo 45rpm Clarity Test Pressing Box SetLtj Bukem - Earth Volume One Earth - 4 × Vinyl 12" Limited Edition Box Uk 1996Beatles Please Please Me Mega Rare One Box Emi Pcs 3042 Nice Play Yex 94-1, 95-1Phish - Rsd - Vinyl - Box - 'live New Year's Eve 1995' - Madison Square GardenSlayer - Face The Slayer Of God (ltd Box Set)The Killers - 7" Single Box Set - "hot Fuss"Guided By Voices Gbv Box 2nd Press 1995 6lp Box Set Limited Edition Great Shape!Scherchen,vienna St Opera Orch,chorus '50s/mahler Sym #2/wst Stereo 2lp Box/nm-!Red House Painters Box Set Bronze Vinyl - 4ad - Mark Kozelek - Guaranteed OrderKiss The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982 Ltd Edition Vinyl 45 7-inch Box Set Mint!Grateful Dead Wake Up And Find Out 5 Lp Box Rsd Record Store Day 2015 Nassau 90'Ryan Adams - Live At Carnegie Hall Box Set 6x 12" Sold Out 1st Pressing VinylJack White Live At Bonnaroo Box Set Third Man Records Vault #22Lrx: Cramps Lux Interior Poison Ivy Mint Vinyl 7" Box Set Oop Psychobilly Punk Leonard Bernstein Mahler Symphonie No.7 Dg Digital Stereo 2lp Box Germany Nm+Lrx: Bathory Sealed Mint Condition Swedish Extreme Metal Box Set Quorthon Vinyl