Friday, November 25, 2016

Beg, Scream and Shout!: The Big Ol' Box of 60's Soul

Rhino Records is known for its amazing packaging and excellent compilations, but they really outdid themselves on this one. A box made to look like a 60's singles carrying case, SIX jam-packed CDs (a full track listing is shown on this Amazing listing) that are insert into sleeves so that they look like 45's, a big booklet and a box of "playing cards" with info on each and every artist included! Simply amazing!

Of course, the music is stellar, with an amazing selection of smash hits and some more obscure items. Some songs you might not know the originals but you would recognize from the covers of bands like the Rolling Stones, the J. Geils Band, Rare Earth, Rod Stewart, the Go-Go, Soft Cell and many, many more.

Simply fantastic all around, with hours'n'hours of auditory and visual stimulation. I'm not sure if this is still in print, but it is well worth searching out. I don't know how this could be better!