2005 UK 8-disc Box Set, comprising 7 digitally remastered CDs encompassing his entire Atlantic back catalogue from 1952-59, with highlights including 'Mess Around', full-length version of 'Doodlin', a wealth of live recordings from 1958 & 1959, 8 tracks from 'Fathead: Ray Charles Presents…', Rehearsal Sessions with Ahmet Ertegun in 1953, Outtakes & Ray's Arrangement Suggestions For 'The Genius Of…' album plus BONUS DVD featuring 9 great performances from 1960' and a Interview With Ahmet Ertegun! Beautifully packaged in a '50s-inspired Record Player Case.
Rare original 1972 French Pathé Marconi issue 10-track stereo vinyl LP. The Seventh studio album based on their soundtrack for the Barbet Schroeder's French film La Vallee. Superb mint condition vinyl housed in the original rounded cornered matt picture sleeve in near 'as new' condition!
Original 1972 US 14-track white title label promotional double vinyl LP, featuring music from the soundtrack of the film, in a superb quad fold picture sleeve with custom sticker warning about possible offensive language[!], complete with custom text inner sleeves. The sleeve is showing very few signs of being 35+ years old, with just a little light ringwear/scuffing from storage evident and the vinyl with remains in barely played pristine condition. A great copy of this gem that is still yet to be released on CD!
Amazing 2001 UK SEVEN CD high quality box set designed to look like a book set of 78RPM records, containing all of the recordings made between 1929 and 1934 by the Mississippi singer and guitarist for such legendary labels as Vocalion & Paramount. Inside the wonderful 12" x 10½" embossed & textured slipcase box is a bound book. Inside this book, the wonders continue with a facsimile of the pocket book about him by John Fahey, then over one hundred full size pages giving biography & discography information, replicas of the original adverts that featured on the 78 sleeves, then page after page of stickers of the 78RPM labels for the featured tracks. The CDs themselves are mounted on cardboard replicas of old 78s, slipped into replicas of the original paper sleeves and bound into the sumptuous book-like album. Not only Charley but also recordings that influenced him & those by his contemporaries are featured. Indeed, one reviewer described this as the best put together box set that they had ever seen – Fantastic!