"The Columbia Albums 1976-1982" is an anthology of Weather Report's Jaco Pastorius era. Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977), Mr. Gone (1978), 8: 30 (1979), Night Passage (1980) and Weather Report (1982) are packaged in a clamshell box. Each disc is housed in a cardboard Sleeve with original artwork on front and back
As the author of the liner notes, Richard Seidel, describes in detail, the box contains 12 Bonus tracks, including all of the recordings from the 2002 compilation "Live and Unreleased," which features Pastorius, as well as material from 1979's "Havana Jam." The 20-page booklet also includes full track-by-track credits.