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The NME Christmas Gift Guide

 

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Got loads of people to buy for but lacking inspiration? Then let NME guide you through the Top 100 essential Christmas gifts 2010.
From CDs to DVDs, books, games, gadgets, merch and more, we've trawled the net for present ideas that will amuse and delight. And maybe you can treat yourselves to a few too.

 
 
 
 

An exhaustive and lavish box set of THE definitive jazz album. This edition of Miles Davis' classic 1969 effort comprises the original double CD package, a further six bonus tracks and a third CD of a previously unissued performance, a 52-page book and loads more.

 
 
 

A lavish box set of Springsteen's classic album (and his first after the seminal 'Born To Run'), this features CDs, DVDs, reproduced lyrics, new photos and loads more.

 
 
 

The ten minute title track sets the tone for this massive 1976 album, Bowie's tenth and our reissue of the year. Thirty four years on it still sounds just as relevant and serves as an excellent intro to one of our greatest musicians.

 
 
 

One of the greatest debut albums of all time, this seminal release saw Dexys explode onto the world stage, fusing punk and new romanticism and carving their own furrow in the musical landscape of 1980. This new edition brings the likes of 'Geno' into the 21st century.

 
 
 

The Who were arguably at their creative zenith in 1970. Fresh from Woodstock and with a fabled live show lasting well over two hours, they needed a special live CD to capture the magic. The renowned 'Live At Leeds' did exactly that, and this massive package has CDs, vinyls, booklets and posters galore. Essential.

 
 
 

This re-issue of Mumford & Sons' first album sees the classic CD joined by a second disc of live tracks from Shepherds Bush Empire along side a DVD entitled Gentlemen Of The Road which follows the NME cover stars on their travels.

 
 
 

Queens Of The Stone Age's second album hit the world in 2000 and pummeled it into submission. Ten years on, and with a bonus disc of extra tracks and live versions, it still packs a punch.

 
 
 

Iggy Pop and The Stooges' third LP was another chunk of, well, raw power and it's widely regarded as one of the seminal garage punk LPs. Produced by David Bowie and now remastered, this special edition comes with a bonus live CD that really demonstrates their visceral appeal on stage.

 
 
 

This deluxe remaster of the classic Rolling Stones album features polished versions of all 18 original tracks - including 'Tumbling Dice' and 'Soul Survivor' - as well as a bonus disc of 10 tracks.

 
 
 

A must for Hendrix fans or anyone interested in the late 60s, this comprehensive 4-CD set spans Hendrix's career from session musician for the likes of The Isley Brothers in 1967 to a solo superstar in his own right in 1970, and features a LOT of unreleased material.

 
 
 
 
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