This collection from Japan combines three popular items into one box. First is the collection Gold, as it was released in Europe in 2000. The second disc is the complete Christmas Portrait album, in its 1996 iteration for the Christmas Collection. Third in the set is the DVD of Gold, which is identical to the U.S. release of the DVD.
All three discs are in a DVD-case-size slipcover. Inside the slipcover is a case that folds out into four panels; one panel contains a small booklet, and the other three panels each hold one disc. The booklet contains only a minimum of song title and publishing info. There is a separate booklet that comes with the set that has notes on all the songs, but it's written entirely in Japanese...
Aside from the nice presentation, there's nothing new or noteworthy about this set. Each of the discs is identical to versions released earlier, so this collection is really only of interest to the most serious collector.
The good news for international buyers is that the DVD appears to be a region 0 DVD, so it can play in DVD players in any part of the world.
Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty
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