got $800? buy yourself some yo-yo ma.

Last month brought the release of box sets of the original Beatles albums, remastered and available in both stereo and mono for around $200 each. Both sets sold like hotcakes. But that's nothing. It's about to get serious. The real superstar of music is coming: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Yo-Yo Ma.

Step aside, Beatles. This month, the music industry will bow down before one name. Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside the Box is a whopping 90-disc deluxe box set of famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma's recorded legacy, celebrating thirty years on the Sony Music Label. That's a lot of Yo-Yo Ma. It'll set you back $789.

I don't care how cool you think Yo-Yo Ma is (and I think he's pretty damn cool). Who's got eight hundred bucks to blow on a 90-disc box set? You've got to worship Yo-Yo Ma for that kind of dedication. But I suppose someone out there is going to buy it. It'll be available on October 27.

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