Well Played, Al…

I am “White and Nerdy,” therefore I love the music of “Weird Al” Yankovic.  It’s practically in my DNA that this should be.  Exhibit A from last year’s Mandatory Fun concert (which I saw twice):

A while back, I got notice of a pre-order for Al’s anthology box set, Squeeze Box.  Every studio album, plus a collection of rarities.  It was going to be a crowdfunded operation, with pre-orders being considerably cheaper than what it would be like once it hit the mass market.  I felt like I couldn’t pass that up, especially when encouraged by my fellow Weird Al fans.  When I ordered it, I don’t think I expected it would be quite this… majestic.  I expected something CD sized, perhaps cube shaped or something close to it to accommodate all the CDs.  Nah, that would have been way too easy.

The box arrived at work over the weekend because I ship nearly everything to work.  It’s just safer.  It was HUGE.  When I saw the label, it was cleverly marked “Fulfillment Services.”  What is this?  I don’t know what this is.

And then I opened it.  This may just be the box set that ruins all other box sets.  Take a look at this…

Yes.  The Squeeze Box collection is inside an accordion case.  Well played, Al.  Well played.

Collectible book strapped to the back…

Inside, it’s an accordion file…

… where each album recreates the art of the original vinyl covers, with the CDs attached to the back in a pocket.

For those who want it, there is an option to buy it in vinyl too.  But I’m good with this version.

I am at a complete loss as to where I’m actually going to put this once I get it home.  I suppose it’s a good problem to have, and I’ll figure it out, but for now… no clue.

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