Miles Davis, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones have long been among the heaviest of musical heavyweights. That point is reaffirmed, figuratively and literally, by their respective new box sets, which together weigh in at around 15 pounds. Not to be outdone, new box sets by The Band, Traffic and Soundgarden have a cumulative weight of 14 pounds, while box sets that compile the music of David Bowie, the Steve Miller Band and two posthumous Woody Guthrie tribute concerts (held in 1968 and 1970, respectively) together weigh about 13 pounds. True, some of these box sets are only available on vinyl, rather than CD, reflecting the fact that 2019 saw vinyl record sales top that of CDs for the first time since 1986. Perhaps an even more significant factor is that record companies can command higher prices for all-vinyl box sets from audiophiles who value superior sonic quality. But CD box sets can weigh and cost plenty, too. This is especially true when they include hard cover books — or, in the case of the new “Woody Guthrie: The Tribute Concerts” — two hard-cover books, one with 160 pages, the other with a comparatively streamlined 88. Formed in 1973 by former members of the English ...