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When the idea for the Box Of Vision was first conceived, two artists immediately came to mind: The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
Both, artists with peerless album catalogs, most deserving of an elegant way to store, organize, and display them…
and, both with enough iconic artwork to give an LP sized book of restored album art the “wow” factor that immediately gives rise to the question “how could this have never existed before?”
The Beatles were a simpler catalog to conceptualize and execute this way. Although there were the US (studio) albums in addition to the UK albums, and there were all those compilations, the “official” album catalog –made up of the basic original UK albums– was well enough defined as a focal point.
When our timing ultimately coincided with the long awaited release of the re-mastered official catalog on CD, the pieces came together nicely.
Bob Dylan’s catalog presented its own threshold challenges, of course.
First, there was the sheer volume of studio albums, then the “Bootleg Series”, and then the real bootlegs (treasured and essential to so many fans).
I was never discouraged by the fact that doing this the right way would undoubtedly require a main volume that weighed close to 15 lbs– before a single CD was added. Or, even by the fact that there would need to be more than a single volume involved (to cover even just the official catalog).
The only real challenge to me was to make sure that the quality of the product, the way it looked and felt, lived up to the subject matter.
It had to feel that way the first time you opened up the big box, unwrapped it and held it in your hands.
And it had to hold up over time so that it could truly exist as the “heirloom” that was originally envisioned.
We succeeded…and over the next few weeks I will begin to share the details, leading into the relaunch of the Boxofvision.com website to really show off how beautiful this project is.
I dont mean to tease this….just really want to do it right….please bear with me and photos, videos and details about the project and a special pre-order offer are on the way.
In the meantime, to get all the ordering info immediately when available, please visit BoxOfVision.com/BobDylan and sign up on the email list…
The response to our recent offer of the John Lennon Box Of Vision + John Lennon Signature Box Set was nothing short of phenomenal.
So much so that we ran out and it delayed a few deliveries– which i truly apologize for….we werent prepared for the stampede and wanted to fill as many orders as we could– happily we ultimately could. We have ordered more Signature Sets – so you can still order if you hesitated or forgot. (US customers only….sorry to everyone outside the US.)
I have been wanting to do a similar thing with the Beatles Box Set for a year now.
I have a limited quantity of the 2009 Stereo Box set that I can offer as part of a package with the Beatles Box Of Vision, for a combined price of $250.
Really – you only pay the basic shipping for the Box of Vision ($13.25) and MusicSpace will cover the additional cost of shipping the Box Set.
And you can choose to pay in three installments, at no additional cost.
And YES – it’s the authentic thing(!) The original box set from Capitol Records, including the DVD with all of the mini documentaries.
If you have been waiting to buy either or both of the Box Set or Box of Vision– for yourself or as a gift– now is the time! (Again, sorry, but U.S. Customers only).
And again– you can choose to pay in three installments (at no additional cost). Do it now because, again, I don’t know how many i will be able to get at this price.
- Book One is an LP size book of brand new album art prints– so the art can be enjoyed as a complete collection– as if you had all of the LPs together in your lap.
- Book Two is an organized way to store and display all of the albums (on CD). Built specifically for the artists catalog of albums– organized so you can appreciate the chronology, the history and the body of work as a whole.
- Book Three: a new simple but useful discography (more on this below).
I love this photo. in the foreground is the “Catalography” (what we call the discography book– the word “disc” just doesn’t seem right anymore). The cover is a bed of (John Lennon) lyrics, “blind” debossed into the cover. So no ink. Its a great texture, and I love the way it looks.
When I think of how to crystalize the ideals that underly John’s music, in addition to “honesty” and the obvious “peace and love,” there is the concept of personal responsibility…”If YOU want it.” I wanted to tie that idea to the “Time Capsule” concept (more on that coming in days): that it is our responsibility to preserve the legacy of the artists who we love and respect for future generations. Otherwise their songs and recordings, to the extent they survive, wind up nothing more than meaningless jingles and elevator/background music.
Thats a common thread running through all of these Box of Vision releases, but a little more blatant (fittingly) in the case of the John Lennon BoV.
I thought blind embossing the lyric bed would be a good way of symbolizing how easy it is for those lyrics and ideals to fade away and be forgotten….
Of course, if you just like the way nice things feel, the texture should please you as well…
On my flight to Hong Kong last night I was able to watch “Nowhere Boy”– the film about John’s childhood (up through meeting Paul and George, and the formative early days of The Beatles) which has not yet been released in the U.S.
I wasn’t expecting to like it (don”t know why, was just my instinct). My instinct was wrong.
It is really well made, and the casting is surprisingly great. The actor who plays John, though he really looks little like him, becomes him halfway through the film. It starts with a few camera angles where you begin to think, wow he looked like John there, and then somehow it just clicks. The actor who plays Paul, also gives a very believable performance, without going for cliche/ imitation. (George didn’t have enough screen time to really leave a strong enough impression).
I was impressed that it covers the many well known events of John’s early life (fresh in my mind after having read Jude Southerland Kessler’s Shoulda Been There not too long ago) without banging you over the head– instead of just a series of events sewn together, it uses them to tell the story effectively. Its a good film!
Its supposed to be released in the US on John’s birthday. A good way to celebrate (after you have have received your Box of Vision of course)….