Music gift guide for this Christmas

SuperDeluxeEdition presents: Christmas Gift Guide
Struggling for last minute ideas for ‘that’ special person in your life. Too much music, too much choice, too many formats?! Here’s our music Christmas shopping guide, to help navigate the choppy waters of buying music for friends and family…

These are recommendations based on our reviews and experience of these sets. We’ve provided UK and US amazon links after each item and kept prices in pounds, for simplicity. There may be some variance in US pricing.

FIRST PICTURES: Michael Jackson's Bad 25 Deluxe Box Set

Eighties pop-freak:

On-a-budget (£5 – 20)

  • • Swing Out SisterIt’s Better To Travel 2CD Deluxe [UKUS]
  • • Frankie Goes To HollywoodFrankie Said [UKUS]
  • • Bronski BeatAge Of Consent 2CD Deluxe [UKUS]

Splashing out (£20-70)

  • • Level 42Running In The Family Super Deluxe [UKUS]
  • • Michael JacksonBad 25  Legacy Edition 2CD+DVD [UKUS]
  • • INXSKick Super Deluxe Edition 3CD+DVD [UKUS]

Smashing Pumpkins / Siamese Dream deluxe
The Indie boy (or girl)

On-a-budget (£5 – 20)

  • • The Smashing PumpkinsSiamese Dream deluxe [UKUS]
  • • Luke HainesOutsider/In 2CD ‘best of’ [UKUS]
  • • Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists Legacy [UKUS]

Splashing out (£20 – 70)

  • • World Party – Arkeology 5CD set [UKUS]
  • • Suede – Live At The Royal Albert Hall deluxe [UKUS]
  • • Rage Against The Machine – Super Deluxe [UKUS]

 Roxy Music / Complete Studio Recordings / Box Set Photos

The 1970s Classic Rock fan

On-a-budget (£5 – 20)

  • • Pink Floyd – The Wall Experience Edition (3CD) [UK US]
  • • Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day (CD+DVD) [UKUS]
  • • Neil Young – Official Release Series box [UKUS]

Splashing out (£20-£70)

  • Joni MitchellThe Studio Albums 1968-1979 box [UKUS]
  • Roxy Music – The Complete Studio Recordings box [UKUS]
  • T-RexElectric Warrior Super Deluxe [UKUS]

Atlantic Soul Legends / 20CD box set

The R&B/Soul nut

On-a-budget (£5 – 20)

  • • Roberta Flack – Original Album Series (5CDs) [UKUS]
  • • Otis Redding – Otis Blue: Otis Sings Soul (blue vinyl) [UK]
  • • Booker T. & The MG’s – Original Album Series (5CDs) [UKUS]

Splashing out (£20-£70)

  • • Bill Withers – Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums [UK US]
  • • Atlantic Soul Legends – Various artists 20CD box [UKUS]
  • • Amy Winehouse – At The BBC box set [UK]

The Beatles / Magical Mystery Tour box set

The Sixties swinger

On-a-budget (£5 – £20)

  • • The Monkees – Music Box 4CD set [UK]
  • • The BeatlesSgt Pepper (Vinyl Stereo remaster) [UKUS]
  • • The Rolling Stones – GRRR! (3CD) [UKUS]

Splashing out (£20-£70)

  • • The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour Box Set [UKUS]
  • • The SearchersHearts In Their Eyes box set [UKUS]
  • • Velvet Underground & Nico – Super Deluxe [UKUS]


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INXS really? Thought that one has been roundly criticised by 99% of the planet!!! Agree with the SOS and FGTH ones though.


Paul The sound quality on the Roxy Music box set is stunning. I know there was a long discussion about the promise and then absence of 5.1 but it is a good value set and well worth considering.

Your site is very much appreciated and I am sure I speak for many of your readers when I wish you and yours a very happy Chrisymas and best for 2013

Salutations from Detroit


Disappointed that Edsel’s comprehensive and well packaged Deacon Blue reissues didn’t get a mention… around 200 tracks, with every b-side and almost every extra track and remix ever released by CBS / Sony and Papillion, all the original linear notes, new photos, every song lyric, new overviews of each era / album written by Ricky Ross and all 6 reissues at one point totalled about £70.