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stora popboxen

does anyof you guys know if the above boxset is 3 cd or 4 cd as on ebay its 4 and discogs its 3 so im a tad confused[as normal]

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Re: stora popboxen

Hi Phil

The older (original) fat jewel case edition of this was a 3 CD set. Scott in America has this one I think. Years later, a slimline hard back book edition was issued which has 4 Cds in it. I can't recall what the duplicatuion ratio is between the track listings but I know they were not identical by any means (obviously if there are 4 rather than 3 CDs worth in the second edition). I have a rip of the 3 x cd set somewhere and an actual copy of the book set. Good enough beat and pop but there are quite a few covers of English / US hit parade stuff along with the orgiinal material. The book set itself is a great looking item but is written only in Swedish so the potted band biogs it contains are lost on me alas.

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Re: stora popboxen

You can still buy the book set edition from European sellers like Bear Family in Germany. The link below is the original Swedish seller's website where I bought it when it first came out and seems still to be available.

http://www.premiumpublishing.com/en/art/stora-popboxen-volume-i.php

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Re: stora popboxen

The 3 CD set was issued by EMI circa 1995. I prefer it to the 4 CD collection in that there's not so much focus on cover tunes.

There is minimal duplication between the two sets; maybe a total of 5 or less tracks they have in common.

Hopefully, if and when Premium Publishing decides to do a Volume 2, there'll be more focus on original material.

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