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Holiday Shopping Guide: 2013 Music Box Sets

 Holiday Shopping Guide: 2013 Music Box Sets: The Best Box Sets and coolest presents for music lovers this holiday season. 

Looking for the perfect gifts for music lovers this holiday season? You’ve come to the right blog. There’s lot of great box sets and musical memorabilia for 2013 that will please music nerds from various genres.

To make your shopping easier, I’ve done the hard work and made a list of the best Music Box Sets and must-have musical gifts for 2013.

I’ll have Amazon links for each item, so simply click on the image to view/purchase on Amazon and to see all product details. We get a percentage off each item sold, so thanks in advance! I’ll also be noting which items will have special deals on Cyber Monday.

Without any further ado:

David Bowie The Next Day Extra

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For the Bowie completist, there’s a sweet deluxe-reissue of his excellent new album The Next Day (click here for my review). It features an extra disc of bonus tracks, a DVD with four videos, and deluxe liner notes.

 CYBER MONDAY DEAL! The standard Next Day vinyl edition will have a special deal announced at 11am Monday.

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BOOK: Davie Bowie Is

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While soaking up the sounds of The Next Day, Bowie fans can read all about the Thin White Duke’s storied career with a behind-the-scenes book full of vintage photos.


Nirvana In Utero (3CD+DVD Super Deluxe Edition)

Nirvana’s final album gets the deluxe treatment on its 20th anniversary. There’s four discs (including a DVD), featuring a remaster of the original studio album, as well as b-sides, live performances and outtakes.


Smashing Pumpkins-The Aeroplane Flies High Deluxe Reissue

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Continuing the line of Smashing Pumpkin’s deluxe reissues, The Aeroplane Flies High Singles-Collection  features all the original 1996 singles and B-sides along with more rarities, bonus tracks and deluxe packaging.


The Clash Sound System Box Set

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Clash fanatics will flip-out of this deluxe collection of their entire discography, rarities and b-sides, as well as concert DVD’s and merch. Bonus points for the  80’s jam box packaging.


Beggar’s Banquet 5 Album Box Set: Bauhaus

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Goth fans are going to mope with delight over Beggar’s Banquet’s collection of Bauhaus’ first four studio albums, plus a separate disc of B-sides and rarities.


Peter Murphy Love Hysteria: Expanded Edition

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The former Bauhaus frontman’s breakthrough solo album gets a 3 disc expanded edition, filled with bonus tracks and rarities.


Beggars Banquet 5 Album Box Set: Gene Loves Jezebel

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Another collection to make 80’s alt-rock fans happy, featuring GLJ’s five first studio albums, remixes and bonus tracks.

Click here for my interview with GLJ guitarist James Stevenson.


Beggars Banquet 5 Album Box Set: Field’s Of The Nephilim

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And one last Beggar’s Banquet 5-album set, this one from quirky Goth group Fields of The Nephilim.

Note: these sets are being issued in the UK only, so U.S. buyers will have to fork over a little extra.


Velvet Underground’ s White Light/White Heat (3CD – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

We lost the great Lou Reed this year, but fans can recall him fondly with this deluxe edition of Velvet Underground’s seminal album. The collection features a remaster of the original album, disc of alternate takes and rarities, and a 1967 concert recording.

This makes a nice combo with the Velvet Underground and Nico’s 45th reissue from last year, which I covered in my 2012 Music Box Gift Guide. 


Placebo Loud Like Love Deluxe Edition

Placebo’s 2013 release (click here for my review) has been given a whopping 6-disc reissue, with vinyl and cd formats, deluxe packaging, DVD’s and lots more.

CYBER MONDAY DEAL! Loud Like Love deluxe edition will have a special deal on Amazon starting Sunday at 7pm.


Jesus And Mary Chain Vinyl Box Set

JAMC fans will salivate over this vinyl collection, featuring remasters of all their studio albums, collections of live shows and radio studio sets, and a deluxe hardback book of liner notes.


Can Vinyl Box Set

Krautrock junkies will love unwrapping this deluxe vinyl collection, although full details of what’s included are sparse at this time.


Soundgarden Screaming Life/Fopp reissue

Grunge completists will be mighty happy with this remastered collection of Soundgarden’s first two Sub-Pop albums.


Nick Drake Tuck Box Set

Drake’s four studio albums are collected here along with a bonus disc containing rarities and demos from his unreleased final album due to his untimely death.


The Beatles Live At The BBC – The Collection

Another year, another Beatles box set, but this is pretty choice, featuring a 4-disc reissue of all the Fab 4’s BBC appearances between 1962-1965


Beach Boys Made In California

America’s Beatles, get their own deluxe reissue box set, covering their entire 50 year career in 6 discs, from studio hits to rare outtakes and more.


Jimi Hendrix Box Sets

Where to start with all of the Hendrix reissues?!

Between a four-disc set of rarities, the PBS  American Masters Documentary, and one of his most sought after (and previously unreleased) live performances, any Hendrix fan will be weeping under the tree with delight.


BOOK: Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD

One of the most revered indie labels gets their own tell-all book, filled with anecdotes and photos.


Pink Floyd Uncut an Independent History Tour

Details on this are scarce on Amazon, but according to CD Universe, this looks to be one of the most in-depth documentaries of the legendary band to date.


ZZ TOP-The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990

All of the band’s albums collected in one bundle at a reasonable price.


The Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One

Can you take 47 discs of Bob Dylan, or know a friend or loved one who can? Well you’re braver than me, but any Dylan fan will be in hog haven.


Yes Box Set

You either love or hate these prog-rock titans, and diehards will eat up this 12 album box set of all the band’s studio recordings from 1969-1987


Rush The Studio Albums 1989-2007 [Box Set]

A prog-rock band more my taste, remix and remaster their back catalogue at a steal of a price.

Click here for an awesome Rush 2112 bust!


Hawkwind-Warrior On The Edge Of Time – Expanded Edition

These space rock loons (whose ranks include Motorhead’s Lemmy) magnum opus gets a deluxe three album reissue with bonus tracks and B-sides.


DVD: US Festival 1983: Days 1-3

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Travel back 30 years ago for a concert featuring INXS, U2, The Clash and many more who played the 1983 US Music Festival, thanks to this commemorative DVD.




The World’s End (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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The year’s best soundtrack is a love letter to 90’s Britpop.

Click here for details of The World’s End Blu-ray as well a ton of other great movie gifts!


Death Waltz Deluxe Vinyl Soundtrack Reissues: Assault On Precinct 13, They Live, The Fog, Escape From New York, Goblin Tour, 2013, and Halloween II

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If you are (or know) a horror movie soundtrack lover, minds will be blown by U.K. imprint Death Waltz records, who do deluxe vinyl reissues for soundtracks by John Carpenter, Goblin, and more.


Halloween O.S.T.

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Austin based T-shirt company Mondo also do deluxe vinyl soundtracks, with this really killer (sorry) double vinyl soundtrack for the original Halloween score, full of awesome artwork and remastered audio.

Click here for info on the new Halloween Blu-ray and a bunch of other Carpenter goodness in the 2013 Blu-ray guide.


Metallica Master of Puppets Holiday Sweater

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Sweater of Puppets.

And last but not least; the only dorky sweater any self-respecting metalhead would be caught dead in (available exclusively on Metallica’s official webstore. Click here to order. )

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So that wraps up the 2013 edition of Holiday Shopping Guide: 2013 Music Box Sets. Be sure to read last year’s list for more great music gift ideas and keep an eye out for any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that may spring up in the next few days.

And click here for our Best 2013  Blu-ray/DVD gifts and click here for our 2013 Geek Gift Guide!


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