Thought that The Clarke & Ware Experiment box set was pretty hefty? Think again.

Vintage art-pop combo The Residents are toasting four decades of activity with a big – and we mean big – new box set. The Ultimate Box Set arrives in a – wait for it – 28 cubic foot fridge. It’s a completist’s dream, featuring original pressings of everything The Residents have ever released. After almost 40 years of prolific activity, there’s a lot of material in there: all of the band’s 50-odd albums, their many compilation LPs, plus a glut of video pieces, singles and live albums. The total number of goodies runs to well over 100 items. The band have also bunged in one of their famous giant eyeball masks.

Ten of the fridge sets have been produced, all of which will go on sale on Christmas Day via The Residents’ website. If that’s not sufficiently absurd, the band are also hawking a box containing a mystery item. The artefact inside the box will remain a secret unless somebody buys it. We ought to mention that the box is priced at $5m dollars.

A promotional trailer for the Ultimate Box Set is available below, courtesy of singer Randy. Fingers crossed we get sent a promo copy. [via Spin]



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