Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, it’s a George Harrison boxset to Bernard Sumner’s debut book.
Boxset: George Harrison: The Apple Years
A companion to 2004’s ‘The Dark Horse Years’ boxset, this new collection collates the late Beatles guitarist’s first six solo records, including ‘All Things Must Pass’ and ‘Wonderwall Music’. As well as the remastered CDs, the boxset includes an exclusive DVD with a new film of previously unreleased footage and a book full of essays and unseen photos.
BUY: £69.99, store.digitalstores.co.uk/georgeharrison
Book: Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk – Chris Stein
The Blondie guitarist celebrates his band’s 40th anniversary with a book of photos from his personal archive, charting the group’s early days and rise to fame. Stein has written annotations that tell the stories behind the pictures.
BUY £22.75, amazon.co.uk
Hat: Supply & Demand
Once a favoured accessory of the Stone Roses’ Reni, musicians from Jagwar Ma to Schoolboy Q and Rihanna have been bringing back the bucket hat recently. Join in the trend with this simple navy blue version from Supply & Demand.
BUY £12, jdsports.co.uk
DVD: The Office Seasons 1-9
The US version of Ricky Gervais’ comedy might have come to an end last year but you can relive Steve Carell’s portrayal of nightmare boss Michael Scott with this new boxset of the programme’s entire, hilarious nine-series run.
BUY £65, amazon.co.uk
Jacket: Weekend Offender
Prepare for the onset of autumn with this jacket from fashion label Weekend Offender. Not only will it keep you warm but its wax coating comes with a “two-tone shimmer” that will have you standing out from the crowd.
BUY £160, weekendoffender.com
Boxset: Def Jam 30th Anniversary
2014 marks the hip-hop label’s 30th year, and in that time they have released records by everyone from Beastie Boys to Iggy Azalea. This boxset takes a look at Def Jam’s history and includes a disc curated by co-founder Rick Rubin.
BUY $139.98, defjam.shop.bravadousa.com
Book: Chapter and Verse – New Order, Joy Divison and Me by Bernard Sumner
His former bandmate Peter Hook has had his say on their bands’ careers and now it’s Sumner’s turn. The New Order frontman also discusses his childhood, the death of Ian Curtis’ and more.
BUY £16, waterstones.com