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Tantalizing music gift
By Brian McCollum way we consume music, driven in part by the Vinyl and films that would make a many retailers and online Ray versus DVD, and so on.
and Mark Stryker there’s still magic to be had in resurgence. welcome gift for the music outlets. Also note that some of We’ve included full prices
Detroit Free Press MusicWriters physical releases, and the Here’s a look at some of connoisseur in your life. these items are available in ranges where possible.)
market for boxed sets, reis- the goodies that made their (We have included official multiple, separately priced
Two decades since the MP3 sues and other collectibles way onto shelves this year, list prices here, but you can formats — standard editions
revolution transformed the continues to chug along, including compilations, books find a variety of deals at versus deluxe editions, Blu-
The Who, "My Generation, Super Deluxe Edition" (MCA). $139.98.
Pete Townshend curated this celebratory romp through the Who’s 1965 debut album, a five-CD set that includes a mono ver-
THE BUMPLETE STU DID ALBUMS . sion, new stereo mixes, outtakes and alternate versions — along with a disc featuring Townshend’s home demos of songs such as
“My Generation” and “Legal Matter.” The Who was among the classic bands whose early CD reissues left something to be de-
sired; this handsomely packaged set is part of an ongoing if belated upgrade of the catalog. BMC
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, "The Complete Studio
Albums Volume 1" (Universal Music). $259.98
Marking the 40th anniversary of Petty and his band’s jang-
1y, driven, all-American rock, this set reaches back to present
mostly remastered vinyl editions of the band’s first nine al-
bums, from the 1976 self-titled debut up through J eff Lynne-
era gems such as “Full Moon Fever” and “Into the Great Wide
Open.” All comes on 180-gram Vinyl with original artwork.
The set will be officially released on Friday, but is available
for pre—order now. “Complete Studio Albums Volume 2,”
which is already out, is a seven—album set that picks up with
Petty’s 1994 move to Warner Bros. BMC
The Who playing at the Grande Ballroom in the late 19605.
Leo Early, "The Grande Ballroom: Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace" (T he History Press). $21.99.
With a keen eye for detail and a sharp historical sensibility, Dearborn author Early revisits the tale of the venerable west side
ballroom that became one of the country’s psychedelic rock meccas in the late ‘60s Grande Ballroom lore has loomed large in
Detroit through the decades (the documentary “Louder Than Love” was issued on DVD this summer), but nowhere has it been
~ .. covered at a more granular level than in this 222-page book, which recounts fun rock ‘n’ roll tales (”The MCS Versus Cream”),
T H E C O M P L E T 1 key moments (the Who’s live premiere of “Tommy”) and signature characters such as Russ Gibb and Tom Wright. BMC