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. James Taylor rocks! that is my favorite of the list. Now how are you sending me the box set?

  3. How about the White Album?

  4. James Taylor – James Taylor

  5. badfinger wins pour moi. (:

  6. No Dice – Badfinger

  7. James Taylor – James Taylor

  8. Encouraging Words – Billy Preston

  9. Earth Song, Ocean Song – Mary Hopkin

  10. James Taylor: “With a holy host of others standin’ ’round me, Still I’m on the dark side of the moon” ‘Others’ including Macca on bass (!) Yeah, this is the one.

  11. james taylor. done. boom.

  12. Jackie Lomax!!!! I got this on LP about 10 years ago because of “Sour Milk Sea”. Would love it on CD (finally)!!!

  13. double James Taylor.. all the way

  14. James Taylor – James Taylor

  15. All Things must pass- George Harrison

  16. Doris Troy – Doris Troy

  17. James Taylor – James Taylor, probably.

  18. John Tavener’s The Whale–really experimental; crossing genres.

  19. Hard to pick one, but I’m quite partial to George Harrison – Dark Horse, to name one.

  20. James Taylor, self titled album.

  21. Badfinger’s “No Dice” – “No Matter What” was the power pop prototype that laid the blueprint for the genre!

  22. The Beatles – Please Please Me

  23. My dad listened to James Taylor while I was growing up. He’s definitely my favorite.

  24. ALL THINGS MUST PASS! George Harrison

  25. Beatles – white album.

    ..Oh please oh pleasee may you be my prisoner apple records

  26. That’s The Way God Planned It – Billy Preston. Preston is the king, best 5th beatle there is

  27. That’s The Way God Planned It – Billy Preston. Preston is king, best fifth beatle there is

  28. Gotta go with James Taylor. He was one of my mom’s favs and so I was raised with his music.

  29. The Beatles- Rubber Soul

  30. Magic Christian Music – Badfinger – They don’t get their due as an amazing power trio

  31. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
    Man, if this is an attempt to get the lurkers out of the woodwork, it’s darn well working. Sorry this is what it took for me to pipe up.

  32. James Taylor – James Taylor, great to just, sit around, eat some brie, put your feet up and hair down and just, you know, chill, man.

  33. Badfinger – Straight Up

  34. straight up – bad finger

  35. i got to put this on my Christmas list but here are my favorites.

    Paul McCartney and wings-Band on the Run
    The Beatles-Let it Be
    Paul & Linda McCartney-RAM
    The Beatles-The Beatles (White Album)

  36. Temple – The Radha Krsna

  37. Badfinger – ‘No Dice’

  38. James Taylor – James Taylor

  39. rubber soul baby

  40. James Taylor – James Taylor

  41. The Beatles- Abbey Road

  42. Of those listed, can’t say enough good things about James Taylor’s self-titled.

    I, of course, have to list George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” as a favorite.

  43. umm obviously.. “No Dice – Badfinger” lets’s be logical.

  44. Badfinger – No Dice

  45. James Taylor ~ James Taylor

  46. James Taylor- James Taylor

  47. Mary Hopkin- Post Card

  48. Magic Christian Music – Badfinger

  49. Plastic Ono Band – Mother

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