B.B. King ~ On this 80th birthday
gift to his fans, the blues master proves the thrill ain't gone. Featuring
Gloria Estefan, and
John Mayer, this disc has
something for everyone.
Bigger Bang ~
The Rolling Stones ~ Critics and fans
A Bigger Bang is one of the biggest albums of the year. It'll have
the Stones fan on your list chicken-strutting with joy.
A Christmas Kind of Town ~ Marah ~ Roots-rock Philly band Marah
is out with a new holiday album that's perfect for those who prefer Pabst
Musical History ~ The Band ~ The Band might not have a fancy name,
but they sure have a fancy box set. This package includes five audio discs,
a DVD, and a hard-bound photo book. It's perfect for the classic rock fan.
A Skaggs Family Christmas ~ Various Artists ~ It'll be a blue(grass)
holiday this year as Ricky Skaggs brings together his family, Kentucky Thunder,
and the Whites for a down-home celebration of the season.
~ Enya ~ These days, it's all about the Celtic. Enya's first new album in
five years is a great gift for anyone in an Irish state of mind.
of Nuggets: Original ARtyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era - 1976-1996
~ Various Artists ~ The holidays are like, so trippy, man. Help a friend
or loved one get out there with this box of psychedelic hits from the '70s
to the mid-'90s.
Christmas Remixed, Vol. 2 ~ Various Artists ~ Liven up the holidays
with a stocking stuffer for the musically adventurous on your list: Give
this inventive compilation of
Live at the Regal/Blues Is King/Live in Cook County Jail ~
B.B. King ~ These classic
live sets encapsulate the best of
B.B. King, and are perfect
for the blues fan on your list.
on a Dance Floor ~
Madonna ~ When a star of
Madonna's caliber hits the
dance floor, it's not just a new CD, it's an event. For the
Madonna fan on your list it's
either this or a cone bra.
Barbra Streisand ~
Barry Gibb on
Guilty Pleasures will be a sure-fire hit for anyone on your list
who enjoys classy singing.
- Saul / Joshua · Bell · Zazzo · Ovenden · Saks · Slattery · RIAS Kammerchor
· Concerto Köln · Jacobs ~
Henry Waddington ~ The classical music
lover on your list will treasure this brilliant new recording of one of
Handel's masterpieces, the oratorio
Saul, conducted by early music expert Rene Jacobs.
Story: Scenes from a Lifetime ~
Wynonna Judd ~ Half of country's
greatest-ever female duo performs her career-spanning hits live on this
27-track collection, a welcome addition to any fan's library.
I am a Bird Now ~
Antony and the Johnsons ~ The Brits agree: This
Boy George for the new millennium is one of today's hottest up-and-coming
acts. Give the alt-rock fan on your list the album that recently won the
UK's Nationwide Mercury Prize.
The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary ~
Legend ~ Johnny Cash ~ With a new biopic hitting theaters and this
impressive retrospective box set hitting shelves, music lovers are rediscovering
Johnny Cash. Give the "Man in Black" to new and longtime fans this holiday
Mouse and the Mask ~
Danger Doom ~ A joint effort between two highly
respected hip-hop artists (Dangermouse
MF Doom), as well as an all-star
lineup of guests. This one is for the serious rap and hip-hop fan.
Very Best of Jane Monheit ~
Jane Monheit ~ The best from a favorite
jazz vocalist. Perfect for the one you love who loves dancing "cheek to
Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall ~
~ Jazz connoisseurs will love hearing
'Trane together on this recently
discovered recording--a true musical treasure.
This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Rubber Soul
~ Various Artists ~ Indie rockers celebrate the 40th anniversary of the
Rubber Soul with this eclectic tribute. A great way to introduce
Beatle fans to indie rock, and vice versa.
Martina McBride ~ Bringing old and new country together, these covers
by a contemporary star are the perfect fit for any Stetson-wearer on your
Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan ~
Donovan ~ For those who
fondly remember the '60s, wish they could remember the '60s, or wish they'd
had the chance to do so at all, 40 years of
Donovan on three CDs and a DVD
is the perfect gift.
Tristan und Isolde ~
Richard Wagner ~
Placido Domingo's long-awaited
recording of Wagner's love-tormented hero Tristan makes an unforgettable
gift for the opera lover on your list.
I Really Want for Christmas ~
Brian Wilson ~ On the heels of his
Smile Brian Wilson, Wilson releases a holiday CD that's sure to be one
of the top Christmas albums of the year.
The '90s Pop and Culture Box ~ Various Artists ~ They may have traded
Doc Martins for
Dr. Scholl's, but they're still slackers at heart.
Help them "chill" with the box set that's "all that."
Yule: Celtic and British Songs and Carols ~
Anonymous 4 ~ Want to
spread the holiday spirit to someone who enjoys beautiful singing? Then
this seraphic recording of the
Anonymous 4 welcoming in the Yuletide is
just what you're looking for.
You Could Have It So Much Better ~ Franz Ferdinand ~ The title is
ironic, since alt-rock doesn't get much better than Franz Ferdinand. Their
sophomore effort is the ideal gift for fans of their self-titled debut.
My Morning Jacket ~ This is
one of the best rock CDs of the year.
My Morning Jacket is just waiting
to break through to the big time... one stocking at a time.
Zucchero & Co. ~
Zucchero ~ The Italian rock artist
who goes by the name
Zucchero ("Sugar") is a sure
hit for anyone on your list who loves soulful singing.