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Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

This gift guide will be set up in different sections.  Sections like: books, movies, art, toys, etc.  They will be also listed by sectionally by prices.  Prices for the frugal and big sales, prices in the medium range, and prices for the super rich.  There will be links to the product to purchase and find out more information about each product.

Consult this list before you shop for most likely you will be able to pick up everything here from this very page.

I hoe you enjoy and have a great and safe holiday shopping spree.


Throwback: Rebirth Band $13.29

New Orleans native Kermit Ruffins was aptly born on the birthday of one of that city’s most deservedly heralded masters of music, Professor Longhair. The 40-year-old trumpet player came blasting out of high school with the Rebirth Brass Band. Formed with tuba player Philip Frazier, the ensemble stormed across 10 years, several continents, and 7 albums before disbanding in 1992. Here reconvened, they’ve lost none of their exuberant flair and verve. The seven originals by Ruffins are mixed with numbers by the city’s current elder statesman, Mac Rebennack, as well as Ray Charles, Mildred Hill’s perennial “Happy Birthday,” and more. Unobtrusively produced, the set bristles with the immediacy of a true celebration.

Office Space / Idiocracy [Soundtrack] $32.50

Presenting the original motion picture scores to writer/director Mike Judge’s (BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD, EXTRACT, KING OF THE HILL) feature films OFFICE SPACE and IDIOCRACY. Composer John Frizzell (ALIEN RESSURECTION, WHITEOUT, LEGION) finds the perfect, offbeat musical pitch for Judge’s beloved workplace satire OFFICE SPACE, starring Ron Livingston, Gary Cole and Jennifer Aniston, while composer Theodore Shapiro (HEIST, STARSKY & HUTCH, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID) goes for a big orchestral sound and nails Judge’s skewed sci-fi take on the future of the human race, IDIOCRACY, starring Luke Wilson, Dax Shepard and Maya Rudolph. Produced by MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this engaging duo of film scores showcases the composing talent involved in effectively scoring smart satire. Extensive liner notes by Daniel Schweiger feature comments from the composers and writer/director Mike Judge. This is a limited edition of 1200 units.

Tron Legacy [Soundtrack] $11.88

Grammy award winning electronic duo Daft Punk – who takes music as seriously as TRON fans take computer references – is scoring the upcoming film TRON: Legacy. It’s no accident that the group’s two visionary musicians, Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are TRON fans too. Having grown up with an admiration for the ground-breaking TRON film in the 80s, Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The critically acclaimed French duo composed and produced the album. The Duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Soundtrack] $11.00

Original soundtrack to the 2010 motion picture features four new songs by Beck under the guise of Sex Bob-omb and two versions of a totally new Beck track. Also on the soundtrack are tracks by indie heroes Broken Social Scene, Beachwood Sparks and Frank Black – alongside classic Rock anthems from stalwarts Rolling Stones and T.Rex plus a stellar inclusion from Britpop kings The Bluetones.

Band On The Run [Special Edition – 2CD+1DVD Combo] [Original Recording Remastered, Special Edition] $15.88

**SPECIAL EDITION: 3 disc (2CD, 1DVD) set features nine bonus audio tracks (including the top 10 smash “Helen Wheels”), rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and behind-the-scenes at the famous album cover shoot, original Band on the Run promotional video clips, the One Hand Clapping television special (highlighted by studio performances filmed at Abbey Road in 1974) all with beautifully enhanced packaging.**

MPL and the Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ iconic Band on the Run on November 2nd, 2010. Heralded as one of the greatest albums of all time, the GRAMMY winning, smash # 1 album – originally released December of 1973 – yielded the immortal title track and world-wide hit “Jet” becoming Wings’ most successful and celebrated album ever.

Paul McCartney personally supervised all aspects of the Band on the Run reissue. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog.

Band on the Run will be available in a variety of formats originating with the single disc digitally remastered, essential 9-track STANDARD EDITION. The 3 disc (2CD, 1 DVD) SPECIAL EDITION features nine bonus audio tracks (including the top 10 smash “Helen Wheels”), rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and behind-the-scenes at the famous album cover shoot, originalBand on the Run promotional video clips, the One Hand Clapping television special (highlighted by studio performances filmed at Abbey Road in 1974) all with beautifully enhanced packaging. Collectors will be especially thrilled by the 4 disc (3CD, 1 DVD) DELUXE EDITION which adds an extraordinary 120-page hard bound book containing many unseen and unpublished photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith, album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, a full history of the album complete with a new interview with Paul and expanded track by track information for all four discs. The deluxe edition also includes a special Band on the Run audio documentary (originally produced for the 25th Anniversary edition.) The original remastered album and bonus audio content will also be issued in a 2 disc 180gm audiophile VINYL EDITION that comes with an MP3 download of all 18 tracks.

The musical achievement of Band on the Run is nearly matched by the amazing story behind its creation. Intrigued with recording abroad in the summer of 1973, McCartney searched for a list of studios around the world. Spotting one in the remote location of Lagos, Nigeria, he became enthralled with the idea of recording in Africa. Days before departure, lead guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell quit the band leaving the entire project to the three core members, Paul, his wife Linda McCartney and band-member Denny Laine (along with recording engineer Geoff Emerick). Recorded in August and September of 1973 (with further work done at AIR Studios in London in October 1973), they persevered through a tumultuous, yet creatively invigorating 2 month recording process battling difficult studio conditions, oppressive heat and a dangerous mugging at knife point. The thieves made off with the demo tapes (among other valuables), forcing the band to record the entire album from memory.

Band on the Run triumphed both critically and commercially. The album topped the US album chart 3 separate times, won a Grammy and went on to sell more than 7 million copies. Upon the release of Band on the Run, then Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Landau famously gushed, “The finest record yet released by any of the four musicians who were once called The Beatles.”

Paul is currently playing five songs from the album on his `Up and Coming Tour’. Live favorites over the last 8 years of touring have included “Jet”, “Band on the Run” and “Let Me Roll It”. In 2008 when Paul played a free outdoor show to over 500,000 people in Kiev, a Ukrainian poll listed “Mrs Vandebilt” as their all time favorite Paul McCartney song. It’s been included in the set ever since. At the start of this tour Paul added “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” to the set.

Band on the Run marks the first release from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, an ambitious reissue program that encompasses 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history. It’s also the initial physical release of the recently announced agreement between McCartney’s MPL and Concord Music Group to globally market and distribute McCartney’s venerated solo and Wings catalog.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (The Complete Recordings) [Soundtrack, Box Set, Collector’s Edition] $46.99

The final film in The Lord Of The Rings blockbuster trilogy features the climax of the epic journey that brought Tolkien’s world before our very eyes. The Complete Recordings series featuring the soundtrack albums have been hits and award winners. Now with The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King featuring “Into The West” by Annie Lennox, this album from the series’ composer Howard Shore is sure to score with movie fans. For fans of The Lord Of The Rings films, and those who purchased last year’s The Fellowship Of The Ring—The Complete Recordings and The Two Towers—The Complete Recordings, this incredible package completes a now classic set of soundtracks.

The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring (The Complete Recordings) [Soundtrack] $44.99

An epic film score receives epic treatment with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings. Released for the first time on CD, the complete score for the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy contains more than 180 minutes of music on three CDs plus a DVD-Audio disc of the entire score in Surround Sound. Breathtaking and majestic, the 2001 Oscar and Grammy winning score compsted by Howard Shore also includes Enya’s Oscar nominated “May It Be.” For fans of any of The Lord of the Rings films, the Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings is an essential experience.

No Far Away : Chris August $11.97

Chris, a native of Dallas, Texas, put his refined skill set to work when he co-produced his debut record with
acclaimed producer Ed Cash. While he is not one to shy away from writing about his faith, Chris isn’t afraid to embrace
relationships and heartache in his songwriting. Chris cites influences such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and Gavin
DeGraw who all contributed to the polished pop/rock sound that is sure to resonate with all who listen. The lead single is
‘Starry Night.’

Medium Range Price: $50.00 – $199.99

John Lennon Signature Box [Box Set] $1331.48

Deluxe 11 CD box set from the Rock icon. Features digitally remastered editions of all his solo studio albums spanning the years 1971-84 plus a two CD collection of rarities entitled Lennon Home Demos. Includes 65 page book and commemorative John Lennon print all in special presentation box. Includes three new and very personal essays to John by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon.

West Coast Seattle Boy:The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (8LP Box) $65.72

This 8LP collection tracks Jimi s incredible journey from R&B sideman to international acclaim.

This collection presents for the first time the most sought after of Jimi s pre-Experience recordings as a sideman for such Rhythm & Blues stars as The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard and others. All of the misinformation and fake purported to feature Hendrix are swept aside for fans.

The LPs feature previously unreleased and commercially unavailable studio recordings from every chapter of his career, live recordings with the Experience and Band Of Gypsys spanning 1967 through 1970.

The studio recordings include never before released [or even bootlegged!] alternate versions of such classic fare as Are You Experienced, Fire, May This Be Love, Love Or Confusion and many more. In addition, new songs such as Hear My Freedom, Hound Dog Blues and Lonely Avenue make their debut as part of this special collection.

To provide further insight and understanding into Hendrix s creative development, WCSB presents acoustic and electric home recordings of Electric Ladyland signature songs such as Long Hot Summer Night, 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be), as well as My Friend and Angel later featured as part of First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. WCSB also features another major revelation an electric demo version of Bob Dylan s Tears Of Rage .

WCSB also features a previously unreleased version of Everlasting First, Jimi s 1970 celebrated collaboration with Arthur Lee & Love, an unheard 1967 studio session with Traffic s Dave Mason as well as an expanded presentation of Jimi s legendary session with jazz organist Larry Young.

Four hours of rare and previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix.

West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (4 CD/ 1 DVD Collectors Box) [Box Set, Collector’s Edition] $56.42

West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology tracks Hendrix’s remarkable journey from little known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings.

This long-awaited career-spanning box set is not a collection of existing Jimi Hendrix albums but instead 45 unreleased Jimi Hendrix live and studio recordings including demos and alternate versions of songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. West Coast Seattle Boy includes Hendrix’s never before heard version of Bob Dylan’s “Tears Of Rage,” solo acoustic recordings of Electric Ladyland favorites like “Long Hot Summer Night” and “1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)”as well as never before heard live performances from Berkeley and the legendary Band Of Gypsys Fillmore East concert on New Year’s Eve 1969 combined together with such new Hendrix songs as “Hear My Freedom,” “Hound Dog Blues,” “Lonely Avenue” and more.

The crown jewel of Legacy Recordings’ monumental Jimi Hendrix catalog project, West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is the first Hendrix collection to bring fans access to a comprehensive treasure trove of previously unreleased recordings — including demos, alternate takes, live concert jewels and more — from all phases of the artist’s recording career (1964 -1970).

West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology offers the most complete collection of Jimi’s pre-Experience R&B performances (including his singles with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, Don Covay, King Curtis and more) to ever be officially anthologized while bringing together the most comprehensive and revelatory set of unreleased, fully realized songs, never before heard live performances, alternate studio takes, acoustic and electric demos and other rarities drawn from every chapter of Jimi Hendrix remarkable life and career.

West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology includes the 90 minute DVD Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, a new documentary directed by the Grammy award winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings). The acclaimed documentary tells Jimi’s incredible story in his own words. The documentary features some of Jimi’s greatest performances as well as rare and never before seen footage and photos. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child also includes–for the first time ever—examples from the Hendrix family archive of the late guitarist’s personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, and lyrics. Jimi’s interviews and private writings shed new insights within the extraordinary life and career of the greatest guitarist of all time.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Part 1: Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set [Collector’s Edition, Soundtrack, Box Set] $68.45

– Individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity
– PremierCell Presentation of high quality film photography on heavy cardstock featuring two 35MM film cells cut from the movie reel. Comes with attachable easel.
– 7 inch double sided picture Vinyl Disc with score from the movie
– DVD with 5.1 audio mix of Alexandre Desplat s score and a
7 minute video featurette of the scoring session, along with
interviews with Composer Alexandre Desplat and Producers David Heyman and David Barron.
– Movie Poster
– Orchestral Sheet Music from recording session at Abbey Road Studios signed by Alexandre Desplat
– Soundtrack on CD
– 2nd CD with additional score

the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series,
is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two
full-length parts.
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous
mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort s immortality
and destruction the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of
their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three
friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are
Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.
Score composed by GRAMMY AWARD®, ACADEMY AWARD® and

Station To Station [Deluxe Edition] (5CD /DVD/3LP) [Box Set] $99.99

The Deluxe Edition is the ultimate fan’s experience. Features include:

* Original album
* Previously unreleased ‘Live Nassau Coliseum ’76’ concert
* Station To Station – RCA CD Master
* 5-track Singles versions CD E.P. incl. previously unreleased version of Station To Station, and for first time on CD, Word On A Wing
* 3 x 12″ heavyweight vinyl
* DVD with new 5.1 mix
* 24-page booklet, including: never before seen Steve Schapiro photo, Geoff MacCormack photos, Andrew Kent live Nassau photos & extensive memorabilia from the archives
* Cameron Crowe sleevenotes
* 6 panel folded poster
* Onstage folder
* Replica Backstage pass
* Replica Biog
* Replica Ticket
* Replica band line-up
* 3 press shots
* Replica Fan club folder
* Replica Fan Club Membership card
* Fan club certificate
* 2 small Collectors cards
* 2 photo prints
* Replica 4-page biography
* 2 badges

Super Expensive: $200.00 – $600.00

Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set) [Box Set, Limited Edition] $260.85

Limited Edition Box set contains:
– Sturdy box wrapped in black with red lining and adorned with UGWNL penguin emblem.

Double LP in Gatefold Jacket
– Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, contains 16 live songs from various shows in Canada during the tour, as well as artwork unique to the box and an exclusive 6 panel insert.

Hardcover Photography Book
– 208 page hardcover book containing photographs shot by Autumn de Wilde on the Canadian tour.

CD/DVD Slipcase, Folder & Booklet
– 7 inch, 3 panel disc folder and 24 page bound book housed in a sturdy black slipcase.

Under Great White Northern Lights DVD
– 92 minute documentary directed by Emmett Malloy containing footage from the Canadian tour.

Under Nova Scotian Lights DVD – 135 minute 10th anniversary show in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia directed by Emmett Malloy.

Under Great White Northern Lights CD
– First ever White Stripes live album available containing 16 live songs from various shows from the Canadian tour in 2007.

7 inch Colored Vinyl Single
– Region specific art.
Side A – Icky Thump (Live)
Side B – The Wheels On The Bus (Live)

Silkscreened Print
– 1 of 6 silk screened designs by Rob Jones based on a photograph by Autumn de Wilde.

Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th anniversary music box [Box Set] $599.33

It is a numbered box collectors edition which only 1,000 sets will be made.

The set will contain expansions of 13 original scores by Elfman from Burton’s iconic movies.  It contains 16 CD’s with artwork by Burton himself.  It comes to about 19 hours of music with 7 hours of un-released masters and demos, work tapes, other rarities.

You also will get a DVD with a great interview with Burton and Elfman as they both talk with each other on their 25 years of working together.

In addition you will be getting a Nightmare Before Christmas skeleton key flash drive that already has all the music from the box set on it.

If that wasn’t enough, how abotu a 250 page hardcover book with essays, interviews, pictures and a forward by Johnny Depp.  The books covers the films and music of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.

Read About it HERE!!!

Stay tuned for more later on.

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By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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