While it's hard to top the impeccable anthology Back To Mono, this set presents a sprawling, more leisurely offering that includes the first six full albums released on Phil Spector's own Philles label, including discs by The Crystals, Bobb B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, and The Ronettes.
The remastered albums are presented in mono (what better way to render the Wall Of Sound?) and come in mini-vinyl replica sleeves. In addition, there's an anthology disc and an added bonus: Phil's Flipsides, a collection of B-side instrumentals by Spector's studio musicians (many of whom comprised the famed Wrecking Crew).
Our suggestion this holiday season? After filling your house with the sounds on these seven CDs, pull out A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector and give it a spin. Those vocals, those big beats, that mesmerizing production? You'll wish every day were Christmas.