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An Esoteric Christmas - Box Sets & Gift Ideas!

Wondering what to get the prog rock fan in your life for Christmas? Here's a handy list of our top-selling box sets of the year to give you some inspiration!

Be Bop DeluxeBe Bop Deluxe 'Modern Music' (4CD/1DVD Deluxe Boxset Edition).

Just released, this five-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 4 CDs and a DVD) of MODERN MUSIC the legendary 1976 album by BE BOP DELUXE has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 55 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler, previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions and BBC live material.


Tony BanksTony Banks 'Banks Vaults: The Albums 1979 – 1995' (8 Disc 7CD/1DVD Boxset).

One of our very highly championed deluxe releases this year was BANKS VAULTS, a newly re-mastered 8 disc boxed set featuring all of the solo albums released by Genesis founder TONY BANKS between 1979 and 1995. The albums A CURIOUS FEELING, THE FUGITIVE, THE WICKED LADY (film score), SOUNDTRACKS, BANKSTATEMENT, STILL and STRICTLY INC. all feature in this set (some being unavailable on CD for many years) and have been newly re-mastered at Abbey Road studios by Miles Showell and Nick Davis. Also included in this set is a bonus DVD (NTSC / Region Free) which features all eight promotional videos made as companions to single releases from these albums, issued on DVD for the first time.


Mike McGearMichael McGear 'McGear' (2CD/1DVD Remastered & Expanded Boxset Edition).

Much in demand this year, our 3 disc clamshell box set edition of the album, “McGear” by MIKE McGEAR, featuring 2CDs and a DVD has proved a massive hit and one of our best sellers! Compiled with the full involvement of Mike (McGear) McCartney, this edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes. It has an additional 21 bonus tracks, including 13 previously unreleased out-takes and tracks alongside singles appearing on CD for the first time. The set also includes a DVD featuring Mike (McGear) McCartney reminiscing at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, an interview with Mike at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and the 1974 promotional film for the single ‘Leave It’.


SpiritSpirit 'The Complete Potatoland' (4CD Remastered & Expanded Box Set).

This new edition of “Potatoland” gathers together both the original 1973 version of the album and the 1981 release, along with 2 CDs of the complete KPFK-FM radio concerts from 1972, all newly re-mastered. The set also features 21 bonus tracks comprising studio out-takes, demos and two songs recorded live on the BBC TV “Old Grey Whistle Test” show in 1973. The set also features an illustrated booklet with an essay by Spirit official archivist Mick Skidmore and a replica of the “Adventures in Potatoland” comic book included with the 1981 album release.


FruupFruupp 'Wise As Wisdom: The Dawn Albums 1973-1975' (4CD Remastered Clamshell Box Set).

This 4 CD clamshell boxed set that gathers together all four albums released by Irish progressive rock legends FRUUPP; “Wise as Wisdom – The Dawn Albums 1973-1975”. The recordings of this much-loved band have become highly sought after by collectors and this four-disc set gathers all of their albums together for the first time. This re-mastered 4CD clamshell boxed set features all four albums in replica sleeve wallets and a poster.


FruupVan Der Graaf Generator 'The Aerosol Grey Machine 50th Anniversary Edition' (2CD/ Gatefold 180 Gram LP/ 7-Inch Single Limited Edition Deluxe Boxset).

This deluxe set celebrates the 50th anniversary of the very first VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR release and features the re-mastered album, a CD of rare & previously unreleased tracks including unreleased demos BBC Sessions, a 180 gram vinyl LP of “The Aerosol Grey Machine” (cut at Abbey Road Studios), a 7-inch single of the very rare withdrawn release ‘People You Were Going To’ b/w ‘Firebrand’, a lavish book and more.


Check out our full catalogue of critically-acclaimed box sets here!