In an effort to bankrupt every fan of The Smiths, Rhino Records UK has put together the ultimate box set for completists, vinyl enthusiasts, and, well, any self-respecting music fan (via Slicing Up Eyeballs). Titled The Smiths – Complete, the forthcoming package features remastered editions of The Smiths’ eight albums, both on CD and 180-gram audiophile vinyl, in addition to all 25 of the groups singles on individual 7″. They also decided to throw in some prints, a few posters, and a DVD of the group’s music videos. It’s all for you come October 3rd.
Here’s the catch, though. It’s limited to only 3,000 copies worldwide and it’s priced at – get ready for it – £249.99, which comes out to about $410 over here in the states. If that’s a little too steep for your budget, Rhino U.K. will also put out a limited edition vinyl box set, due out October 3rd as well, which features the eight albums on 180-gram vinyl, some liner-notes, and a poster. That goes for £149.99, or $245. There’s also a CD-only box set that arrives on September 26th and will only cost you £34.99, or about $57.
Need the specifics? Consult the list below. If you’re sold, place your orders over at Rhino UK.
The Smiths – Complete includes:
— All eight albums on CD featuring mini-LP replica packaging with gatefold card wallets
— All eight albums on 180-gram audiophile vinyl (five single LPs and three doubles)
— Twenty-five 7-inches featuring all of the bands singles with specially reproduced rarities
— A 36-inch by 24-inch poster of all album and single cover artwork
— The Complete Picture DVD featuring all of the bands music videos
— An eight-page, 12-inch booklet featuring expanded liner notes
— Eight-inch by 12-inch art prints of each album covers artwork
— Code to download bands entire catalog as high-quality, 320kbps MP3 files