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It's like I've died and gone to UK record store heaven! A little High Fidelity (the book) anyone?

Forget those $50 White Stripes Meg and Jack jump drives, I NEED this boxset. It is made up of songs that held the title of "favorite" at one time or another (my eyes have skipped over that Oasis track on there) and packaged to look like a typical English phone booth– complete with a battery-powered flickering lightbulb– and an 80-page booklet bursting at the seams with photos, interviews, essays, and memories from the likes of Creation's Alan McGee, producers Stephen Street and Alan Moulder, and numerous Brit Box artists.

The boxset it broken into four discs –roughly organized chronologically like so: Disc 1 (1985-1990), Disc 2 (1991-1993), Disc 3 (1994-1995) and Disc 4 (1996-1998).

I can't find an image of it online… has anyone else seen or (gasp) held one?

Glory be… THE BRIT BOX!!!

Disc 1:

01 The Smiths – "How Soon Is Now?"
02 Cocteau Twins – "Lorelei"
03 Felt – "Primitive Painters"
04 Shop Assistants – "Somewhere in China"
05 The Mighty Lemon Drops – "My Biggest Thrill"
06 The Cure – "Just Like Heaven"
07 Echo & The Bunnymen – "Lips Like Sugar"
08 The Jesus and Mary Chain – "April Skies"
09 Spacemen 3 – "Walkin' With Jesus (Sound of Confusion)"
10 The Primitives – "Crash"
11 The Wonder Stuff – "Unbearable"
12 The Stone Roses – "She Bangs the Drums"
13 The Charlatans UK – "The Only One I Know"
14 Happy Mondays – "Step On"
15 Primal Scream – "Loaded" [single version]
16 Inspiral Carpets – "This Is How It Feels"
17 The Trash Can Sinatras – "Obscurity Knocks"
18 The La's – "There She Goes"
19 The Sundays – "Here's Where the Story Ends"

Disc 2:

01 Ride – "Vapour Trail"
02 Pale Saints – "Sight of You"
03 My Bloody Valentine – "Only Shallow"
04 Lush – "For Love"
05 The Telescopes – "Flying"
06 Chapterhouse – "Pearl"
07 Catherine Wheel – "I Want To Touch You"
08 Bleach – "Trip & Slide"
09 Curve – "Coast Is Clear"
10 Five Thirty – "You"
11 Moose – "This River Will Never Run Dry"
12 The Family Cat – "(Thought I'd Died) And Gone To Heaven"
13 The Dylans – "(Don't Cut Me Down) Mary Quant in Blue"
14 Thousand Yard Stare – "0-0 A.E.T. (No Score After Extra Time)"
15 Ned's Atomic Dustbin – "Grey Cell Green"
16 Birdland – "Shoot You Down"
17 Manic Street Preachers – "Stay Beautiful"
18 Teenage Fanclub – "Star Sign"

Disc 3:

01 Suede – "Metal Mickey"
02 Swervedriver – "Duel" [radio edit]
03 Eugenius – "Breakfast"
04 Superstar – "Barfly"
05 New Order – "Regret"
06 James – "Laid"
07 Nick Heyward – "Kite"
08 The Boo Radleys – "Lazarus"
09 Saint Etienne – "You're in a Bad Way"
10 Stereolab – "Wow & Flutter"
11 Blur – "Tracy Jacks"
12 Oasis – "Live Forever"
13 Pulp – "Common People"
14 These Animal Men – "Speed King"
15 Mega City Four – "Wallflower"
16 Echobelly – "Insomniac"
17 Gene – "Sleep Well Tonight"
18 [email protected] – "Sleeping In"
19 Supergrass – "Alright"
20 Cast – "Alright"
21 Elastica – "Stutter"

Disc 4:

01 Dodgy – "In a Room"
02 Ash – "Girl From Mars"
03 Sleeper – "Sale of the Century"
04 Marion – "Sleep"
05 Kula Shaker – "Tattva"
06 Ocean Colour Scene – "The Riverboat Song"
07 Babybird – "You're Gorgeous"
08 The Bluetones – "Slight Return"
09 Super Furry Animals – "Something 4 the Weekend"
10 The Divine Comedy – "Something for the Weekend"
11 Cornershop – "Brimful of Asha"
12 Silver Sun – "Service"
13 Spiritualized – "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space"
14 Mansun – "Wide Open Space"
15 Hurricane #1 – "Step Into My World"
16 The Verve – "Lucky Man"
17 Rialto – "Untouchable"
18 Catatonia – "Mulder and Scully"
19 Placebo – "You Don't Care About Us"
20 Gay Dad – "Oh Jim"

To celebrate, I've painted myself with glow in the dark paint (in an animal print of course):