With the advent of streaming services, you may no longer feel the need to own physical albums. But there’s one thing that you can’t replace with a digital stream: the beauty, weight, and feel of a special, limited-edition package loaded with glossy photos and insightful liner notes, all wrapped up in a beautiful box. That’s why boxed sets still make great gifts for the music lovers on your shopping list — or for yourself! Here’s a handy holiday shopping guide to what’s new this year.
The 35th-anniversary collectors’ box includes three CDs, a DVD, and two vinyl LPs. The original album is expanded with bonus tracks as well as a disc of singer-songwriter Eric Woolfson’s songwriting diaries, a disc of previously unreleased bonus material, an album in surround sound, and stereo HD on the Blu-ray. It also includes a 60-page book with new essays, as well as a few other goodies. For hardcore fans only. (Photo: Arista)