Win A $300 Apple Records Box Set

A couple of weeks ago we awarded reader Lane Fielder John Lennon’s 11-Disc Signature Box Set. Today we’re starting up another contest, this one for the 17-Disc Apple Box Set commemorating the label the Beatles launched in 1968. This new set was put together by Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI — all the discs are remastered, most include bonus material. Here’s a rundown of what’s collected on it:

James Taylor – James Taylor
Magic Christian Music – Badfinger
No Dice – Badfinger
Straight Up – Badfinger
Ass – Badfinger
Post Card – Mary Hopkin
Earth Song, Ocean Song – Mary Hopkin
That’s The Way God Planned It – Billy Preston
Encouraging Words – Billy Preston
Doris Troy – Doris Troy
Is This What You Want? – Jackie Lomax
Under The Jasmin Tree/Space – the Modern Jazz Quartet (a 2-on-1 CD)
The Whale /Celtic Requiem – John Tavener (a 2-on-1 CD)
Temple – The Radha Krsna
Come And Get It – 2-CD Collection of Bonus Tracks

It retails for $300.00. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and submit a comment on this post with your favorite Apple-imprinted album after logging in via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is in two weeks: 11/19 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

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Update: We have a winner and his name is Andy Shal. He voted for Badfinger’s Ass. Congrats, Andy.

Comments (252)
  1. James Taylor – James Taylor

  2. I have two.

    David Peel & The Lower East Side- The Pope Smokes Dope
    Radha Krishna Temple- Self-titled

  3. Badfinger – Straight Up

  4. Sweet! Thanks for the opportunity – love Stereogum and love Apple!

  5. That’s The Way God Planned It – Billy Preston

  6. The White Album.

  7. Definitely Mary Hopkin’s Post Card. Girl was so cute.

  8. Straight Up – Badfinger!!!!

  9. James Taylor. Wussiness rules.

  10. Andre Habet- Andre Habet

  11. James is my favorite of these but I’d love to hear the rest!

  12. The Modern Jazz Quartet : Under The Jasmin Tree/Space

  13. Wings – Band On The Run

  14. Post Card – Mary Hopkin

  15. Probably Jackie Lomax’s “Is This What You Want.”

  16. Plastic Ono Band!

  17. Would love to get my hands on t his

  18. Billy Preston – Encouraging Words

  19. Plastic Ono Band. Or Ram. I dunno. I really want that boxset!

  20. Ringo Star’s Goodnight Vienna. The most underrated Beatles solo album? I think so.

  21. Nooo Dice!!

  22. james taylor, james taylor :)

  23. Mary Hopkin, Postcard

  24. Magic Christian Music, hands down.

  25. Magic Christian Music – Badfinger

  26. James Taylor

  27. I’ll go with Badfinger’s Straight Up.

    Though in fairness, how cool is Billy Preston, eh? He played keyboards on some Beatles tracks. And James Taylor? He provided George some inspiration for Something.

  28. Encouraging Words – Billy Preston

  29. Ass – Badfinger

  30. The Beatles – The Beatles (1968)

  31. Badfinger – No Dice

  32. smashing!

  33. Let It Be – The Beatles.

  34. The White Album

  35. James Taylor – James Taylor, great stuff, too bad he is doing all that cover stuff now

  36. George Harrison’s “All things Must Pass”

  37. Badƒinger ~ No Dice, Straight Up (yer) Ass

  38. James Taylor /James Taylor- my favorite record from him all while being the best Autumn soundtrack…

  39. Maybe Tomorrow – The Iveys/Badfinger

  40. JT- James Taylor. One of my favorites.

  41. All Things must pass by George Harrison!

  42. Band on the Run – Paul. This is only if we’re excluding Beatles records because hey, that could just get messy.

  43. Badfinger “Straight Up.” The opening riff of “No Matter What” still blows me away ecrytime I hear it.

  44. James Taylor – James Taylor

  45. Badfinger – Ass. Also had a soft spot for the ‘finger, but the “naughty” title always made this one extra special as a kid. The visual metaphor went over my head of course but learning more about the band later made it even cooler.

  46. Mary Hopkin – Post Card.

  47. James Taylor-S/T
    Is it even a question?!

  48. The Beatles – Rubber Soul

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