Weighing in at 15 CDs, The Studio Albums 1969-1983 is a hefty box set but, at $85, it is relatively affordable considering that it contains everything Alice Cooper – both the band and the man – recorded at Straight and Warner. Whatever bonus material attached to CD reissues over the years has been stripped away – nothing from the 2001 deluxe edition of Billion Dollar Babies, then – and there are no new remasters of the albums, but this set isn't bare bones. The mini-LP replicas contain a few inserts carried over from the vinyl and, more importantly, those early Straight Records are present, which is good because they were out of print for a while. Not everything here is great – he did have a rough patch in the late '70s and early '80s – but it's all interesting, and it's especially nice to be able to get the entire catalog so easily and cheaply.
Three CD box set gathering up the first three studio albums by UK Pub Rock R&B legends The Inmates. Includes the UK #36 hit single 'The Walk' and the USA #51 hit single 'Dirty Water'. Also features the singles 'Love Got Me', 'So Much In Love', '(I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat', 'Me And The Boys', 'She's Gone Rockin' and 'Stop It Baby'. Debut album First Offence reached #40 in the American National Charts when originally released in 1979. Housed in a sturdy clam shell box, each album comes in a cardboard wallet featuring original LP artwork. Detailed 20 page booklet includes informative sleeve notes by "History Of Rock" editor Michael Heatley and pictures of all relevant records.
Four discs of key recordings by the most revered Heavy metal of our time. Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic/acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.