It’s that time of year where we make a list of records that any music fan would love to get as a gift. Check out the list below and keep in mind that music nerd friend, that weird music nerd uncle, your little sister just getting into Nirvana, your mom that loves Otis Redding, or yourself. And don’t forget! We have gift certificates too!
First up…THE best gift of the season: Bob Dylan and The Band “Basement Tapes Raw” Vinyl Box
Finally! Dylan’s much famed–and bootlegged–“Basement Tapes” is getting its proper release and the recordings have never sounded better. The complete version comes on CD only in a 6 CD set containing over 100 tracks, but we’re more fond of the “Raw” vinyl version, which is shown here, and is made up of the best of the complete recordings. A must have for any Dylan fan. $99.99
Next…“Native North America Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985” (Light in the Attic Records)
“With conception and guidance from the artists, Native North America sheds real light on the painful struggles and deep traditions of the greater indigenous community and the significance of its music. Without a doubt, this is our most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12 year journey” -Light in the Attic $21.99/$44.99
Moving on…“Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959” (Dust to Digital)
Next…Captain Beefheart “Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970-1972” Vinyl Box (Rhino)
Limited edition vinyl set including “Lick My Decals Off, Baby,” “The Spotlight Kid,” “Clear Spot,” and an LP of previously unreleased outtakes and rarities all cut from the original analog master recordings. Also features amazing artwork by Don Van Vliet! $108.99
And now… “The Soul of Designer Records” CD set (Big Legal Mess)
This set was recently picked by The New York Times as part of their holiday gift guide for music lovers. We couldn’t agree more! Read our write up on this amazing set right here. $39.99
Next… Wilco “Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014” Vinyl and CD sets (Nonesuch)
Includes amazing liner notes written by Jeff Tweedy. The vinyl set comes on 4 LPs and a download for the entire CD set. Both are housed in nice collectors boxes. The ultimate Wilco set. $39.99/$89.99
These are some of our highlights, but there are tons of great releases in the shop right now. Come by the store to see these and all the rest. We’ll even play some of them for you! And like we said, don’t forget about turntables and gift certificates. They make great gifts as well.
Call us at (662) 281-1909 to order any of the above…we’ll ship anywhere.
Happy Holidays and stay tuned for our year-end round up of our favorite records of 2014!