Exactly--repurchasing music I already own just to get a $100 (or $322*) booklet makes no sense.It would be nice to have, but not for 100 bucks...
Don't get me wrong--it's a beautiful set and the selection of tunes across the discs is certainly better and more representative of Herb's career than any other anthology I've ever seen. If I were someone who collected nice box sets and didn't own much in the way of his music, this would
be on my list for certain. But I'm not the target market for this set, so, kudos to whoever buys it.
* The vinyl set is overpriced at Amazon, but the preorder price this early in the game is usually not settled in yet. It's usually a better indicator closer to release day what the actual price is, as I've seen the same happen with so many other items during preorder, a price tacked on with no rhyme or reason. If I were in the market for this set, the vinyl set is the one that's going to be the true collectible here. From the photos, the binding looks tops notch, and the book and record sleeves are bound in together.