Is there any content on the HMV / Parlophone vinyl box sets that make them worthwhile?

Hello,
Are there any songs on the HMV / Parlophone vinyl box sets that can't be found on other, easier to get releases? I've read that Morrissey himself disapproved of these releases, but that doesn't bother me too-too much. Forgive me if my question is too broad or not detailed enough; I'm happy to clarify anything that would get me any advice on this.
 
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Anonymous

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There are probably about 15 songs plus a number of otherwise unavailable live tracks.
You should get the 3 CD set The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88–'95 which is the most comprehensive, inexpensive and easily obtainable collection.
Hello,
Are there any songs on the HMV / Parlophone vinyl box sets that can't be found on other, easier to get releases?
 

NealCassidy

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Worthwhile - I’d say no
 

Mozmar

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I'd probably agree with NC, but if you have to have it for completeness, then you have to have it.
That said, these tracks annoy me because they're just padding:

Moonriver (extended)
Interlude (extended)
Interlude (instrumental)
 
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Anonymous

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There are probably about 15 songs plus a number of otherwise unavailable live tracks.
You should get the 3 CD set The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88–'95 which is the most comprehensive, inexpensive and easily obtainable collection.
If you get this collection then you won't need to bother with all those other Morrissey compilations - Bona Drag (1990), World of Morrissey, Suedehead: Best of Morrissey (1997), Viva Hate (1997 re-issue), My Early Burglary Years, The Best of Morrissey (2001) and Greatest Hits - which feature a few random b-sides and non-album tracks.
Same goes for Very Best of Morrissey and This is Morrissey, though respectively they do have one ('Interlude - solo') or two ('Suedehead - Mael mix edit' and 'Satellite of Love - live') totally inessential tracks which are unavailable on other albums.
In fact, the only other Morrissey compilation you need to get is Swords.
 
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Anonymous

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Thank you everyone for the advice. Does my goal to complete his song collection on vinyl change anything?
Well, then you'd need to get all the 12" singles - some of which (especially the Island trio) are going to be hard to find, and pretty expensive.
Moreover, the following songs have not been released on vinyl - only on CD.

A Swallow On My Neck
You Must Please Remember
You Should Have Been Nice To Me
Honey, You Know Where To Find Me
Fantastic Bird
I Am Two People
Slum Mums
The Public Image
Human Being
A Song From Under The Floorboards
November The Second
Action Is My Middle Name (BBC live version 2011)
The Kid's A Looker (BBC live version 2011)
Scandinavia
One Of Our Own
Drag The River
Forgive Someone
Julie In The Weeds
Art-Hounds
 
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Janice

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Thank you everyone for the advice. Does my goal to complete his song collection on vinyl change anything?
You can get most off Discogs and eBay
Take you a couple of weeks to get all the 7’s and 12’s
Roy will be a deep pocket effort & to a lesser degree Satan, Alma and the 2 US purple ones but it’s a nice chase. Maybe then add the 11 (top of my head) US 12s
Give you something to do.(y):rabbitface:
 
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