Thursday, August 13, 2015

CD Longbox #1

Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)

Exclusive photo courtesy of the Hambonian Archives.


  1. My first thought, then as now, is what a waste of materials.

    My second thought is how forward thinking of this young man to save what the majority of us considered garbage. He is probably sitting on a small fortune. I wonder if he lays all of his collection out and swims through it like Scrooge McDuck.

    My third thought was my preferred method of opening such packaging which was usually right outside the store, at the nearest garbage can. I'd rip them in half, like a phonebook. If they were the clear plastic kind, I'd ask the clerk to open them for me or at lest cut them so I could just rip them.

    My fourth thought was how long Price Club then Costco kept using the generic white longboxes long after all other retailers. I bought at least a dozen four-CD packs there that came in an album sized, 12x12 longbox, with four windows, one for each disc.

    My fifth thought is I can't wait for the next CD longbox post.

    To paraphrase the disco poet Gregg Diamond and those British bards Marr and Morrisey "More, More, More" and "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want This Time"

  2. Herc, I totally echo all five of your points.

    I suspect the long-box was a way to make use of the old vinyl table slots since they were tall and wide. This way, a couple rows of CD long-boxes could fill the spot a single album fit in (length and height wise).