Sunday, June 3, 2012

VA 'Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side Of Stax 1968-1974'

This rather attractive box set arrived in Wednesday morning’s post bag; mail ordered from the great reissue label ‘Light In The Attic’ ('s web shop a week or so ago, then promptly (and ironically, considering the name of the release) forgotten about.

The release ( is apparently limited to 4000 hand numbered copies, specially produced for World Record Store Day a few weeks ago.

I’d had my excitement well and truly whet, when recently watching a great documentary ( about the rise and fall of this most venerated of labels, so it’s safe to say that on receipt of the box set, I could hardly piss straight with excitement.

It’s a great release and well worth the fuss, containing 10 x very high quality (good thick pressing) individually packaged (in reproduction Stax and Volt sleeves) 7”s and a very tidy and well researched photo book detailing the story of the label.

My only gripe around it is a slightly concerning lack of series number on the box:

If I was a cynical man, I might assume that the label is passing them off as limited but not numbering copies, so that if the pressing sells out quickly they can repress and pass new stock off as being part of the somewhat unlikely “limited” run.

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