If you have no idea what to get the music superfan in your life this holiday season, worry not, because we’re here to help! We have sifted through 2013’s Classic Rock releases and found some of the best, so sit back, relax and check out the Top 5 Classic Rock Holiday Gift Ideas!
1. The Who – Tommy Anniversary Box Set
Released in November, the Tommy Anniversary set (Super Deluxe Edition) more than likely made it on every Who fans Christmas list.
What makes this edition “Super Deluxe” you ask? It’s all the extras of course.
- 4-discs including outtakes and demos, 5.1 album mix - Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray and a live bootleg album and the original studio album.
- 80-Page book with previously unseen memorabilia
- A Tommy poster
2. Stephen Stills – Carry On Box Set
If there’s a CSN fan in your life is Carry On box set is definitely something you’ll want to consider putting under tree for them this year. This four-CD box set includes tracks from Stephen Stills’ solo career but also Buffalo Springfield, CSNY & CSN.
Think about pairing this box set with a pair of tickets to see CSN in concert in March of 2014!
3. The Beatles – On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2
There’s something magical hearing your favorite musicians letting loose and having a good old time, talking, laughing and being real. The Beatles- On Air – Live at the BBC Vol. 2 give fans not only unreleased performances, but more importantly a glimpse of the Fab Four being themselves in 23 tracks of in studio goofy banter.
4. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Deluxe Edition
If Santa didn’t bring your favorite Fleetwood Mac fan this box set last year, you may want to ask him again to have it under the tree!
Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Deluxe Edition gives you six discs in total, one of those being vinyl. Takes you take to when the LP was first released in ’77. Here are a couple of items of note about the Deluxe Edition:
- One disc of unreleased takes from the album’s recording sessions
- This set features 16 unreleased recordings from the album’s sessions
- Contains “The Rosebud Film,” a 1977 documentary about the LP that featuring interviews, rehearsal footage and live performances
5. The Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live
You can bring a little bit of summer into the lives of Rolling Stones fans with the gift of the Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live set. The Stones' performance at Hyde Park was one for the history books.
This is where we saw and hear Mick Taylor take the stage with the Stones for “Midnight Rambler” and “Satisfaction.” That alone could be a good enough reason to gift this set, which consists of the concert on DVD, Blu-ray and two CDs