I know that I really should have taken time out of my busy life to ponder that imaginary Animals box set, but I was too busy thinking up fantasy Monkees albums.
Were you able to come up with any Davy Jones tunes that don't make you reach for the [>] button?
You’ll have to wait for the “Davy Jones fantasy album weakest links” thread for the answer.
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE
The current bunfight on the thread about the imaginary (and almost entirely baseless) speculative box set for Pink Floyd's Animals in 5.1 is almost parodic. A bunch of dudes, primarily led by tough-guy Larry C. McGinnis III (another full name user, and possibly a record store owner?) happy to offer shitty suggestions, but getting pissy when someone questions his terrible idea:
With what abkco is pulling we better not see -
Animals Box Set
Disc 1 - 2018 Remaster
Disc 2 - 8 Track Version
Disc 3 - Cassette Version
(And all of this talk about re-mixes and multi-channel mixes were all a hoax)
The caveat being, I would take a box with the 8 track and cassette versions, as long as there was some live discs and the remixes.
What does ABKCO have to do with Pink Floyd???
He was just making a joke, comparing it with the recent Stones Decca era box sets. Those have (nearly) zero bonus content.
That is by copyright & contractual design & a very unique situation. It isn't applicable here, where Pink Floyd own their own recordings.
An upset Larry:
I was saying hopefully the Floyd camp doesn't fall into the Shi#$y box sets trap. Do I have to spell it out?
A FURIOUS Larry:
It was a joke, and still those circumstances doesn't keep anyone from releasing a sh#$%y box set.
Larry, the tough dude in the Journey shirt. Complete idiot.