Hi there fellow Enzers. I was just writing up some comments on my discography about the newest addition to the Enz catalogue - The Enz to Enz Boxset, released in time for Xmas & to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Enz. I have purchased one of these as i am a huge collector on all enz related bands and i noticed that this item's potential in terms of sales will be poor due to lack of thought (bonus tracks etc.) considering that all the studio albums were available 2 years ago & the Luton cd is also available separately. So my view is that the Mushroom boxsets from 1993 are clearly the best option apart from the Warners set being remastered.10 studio albums in some other collectable format with live footage / interviews or video clips in dvd format on the end of each album?
I know i seem to be babbling on here but my aim is to get other opinions on what the Enz fans would love to have in their collections in terms of a 50th Anniversary Box set (which i am sure will happen...???...maybe !) in Dec 2022. Lets give Warner a few ideas so they get it right next time (they have 15 years !). I am sure Eddie Rayner will be able to dig up some more rare gems.
My thoughts are,
"The Living Enz" Remastered on CD & DVD (???)
Two cds of rarities (demos / live / unreleased tracks).
An interview disc with interviews from all Enz members that are still alive to mark the 50th anniversary (cd or dvd).
A booklet with heaps of info & pics.
All kept in a nice new design collectable box. Maybe a roadcase or anything else you die hard fans can come up with.
Maybe a singles boxset with different mixes
I would have the rarities cd plus the interview disc as exclusives to the box set issue only.
So, after all that, i think my wallet would be drained to the tune of about $250. Phew !
And maybe a 50th anniversary get together like "Enzfest" !!!
What are your thoughts on these issues ?