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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016: Music
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Holiday Music Gift Guide 2016

Just like that, it’s that time again, where the holiday season is upon us and the mad scrambles down store aisles to find just the right gifts for friends and loved ones commences. It’s a yearly ritual that always seems to come sooner than later. It’s also a sign that the year is coming to a close, and of course there’s no question that 2016 will remain in memory and history as one of the most turbulent, challenging, and painful times ever seen. It is for that reason that the holiday time should hold even extra special positive emotional weight, as community and solidarity run high among people during this time, acting as sort of metaphoric concrete that fills in the gaps that division among many created. And music too, is an eternal, external, and ultimately internal healing agent for the soul, regardless if times are happy or sad, joyous or maudlin. Music also reflects those aforementioned emotions and more. Here’s some of the best released this past year that will for sure excite even the most hardened by the whirlwind of the times and warm someone’s soul like kindling a hearth on the coldest December nights.

Check out our 2016 Holiday Geek Gift Guide for Music

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Led Zeppelin IV and “Stairway To Heaven” Celebrate 45th Anniversary
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Led Zep 4 cover

Led Zeppelin IV, the fourth release by the legendary hard rocking band Led Zeppelin, which contains some of their most muscular and most remembered songs of all time, including their centerpiece to many, “Stairway to Heaven,” celebrates its 45th anniversary today.

There isn’t anyone who is a fan of rock and roll in general who hasn’t crossed paths with this album at least once, whether it be the constant replay and re-re-replay of almost all the songs on the album on a daily basis on Classic Rock radio, or the various forms of media many of the songs have been included in pop culturally. It’s become a global playbook for the correct and attitudinal way to amplify the original organic blues and its become a global playbook for how to take simple chord rock and enhance it with mixtures and clovers of folk and exotic sounds, stemming from American shores like Memphis (“When the Levee Breaks”) all the way to countries like Morocco and such (“Four Sticks”).

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2015: Music
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Holiday Music Gift Guide 2015

The holidays have dawned upon us again and it seems as if the unveiling of them gets sooner and sooner each year. In a world that has seen one of its toughest and tragic years in 2015, the beauty of the holidays is more than a traditional, religious bent, but more about the communion of people and the act of humanity that seems to crawl from the cobwebs only during this time for some people. Regardless of the volume rate, whenever something can collectively bond people together with a sense of energy that runs placid and empathetic, there’s something to be said about the perennial emotion that gets reserved for this time of year. And of course with this year, comes the giving and receiving of gifts and good cheer. And as is my wont for the past few years now, I too have been rather perennial in my choices for key music items to bestow upon good friends and loved ones this time of year. So here’s some picks for this some of this years A-list offerings in music. As usual, this list goes to eleven.

Here’s the Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2015 for Music

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Led Zeppelin’s “Houses Of The Holy” Unreleased Rough Mix From ‘Physical Graffiti’ Reissue
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Led Zeppelin

As part of the ongoing series of Led Zeppelin reissues with coveted bonus tracks, next month will see the re-release of what is arguably the band’s greatest moment in their recorded history, the two-record set Physical Graffiti, which was originally released 40 years ago this year.

A bonus track from the upcoming re-mastered package has gone viral, an early, previously unreleased and rough around the edges mix of one of the band’s most well known tunes, the FM radio staple “Houses of the Holy,” which was originally recorded in 1972 and was intended to be the title song of Zep’s 1973 record of the same name, but was pulled at the last minute as the band felt it “didn’t fit” on that release.

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Led Zeppelin’s First 3 Albums Getting Deluxe Remastered Reissues With Bonus Songs
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Led Zeppelin I Remasters Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box

It was 45 years ago this year that Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album. They were a band born from the ashes of The Yardbirds, and trailblazed their way and reinvented the hard rock and roll genre with their high octane dosages of alpha male rock strut by way of early Sun records and American blues electrified and shimmering off the delta.

Now, in what seems to be one of the most massive remastering undertakings since the band’s demise back in 1980 after the death of their drummer, pomp and circumstance beats king John Bonham, Zep’s first three albums are getting the royal treatment by way of new limited edition releases, extensive liner notes, unreleased songs, and enhanced album art. Each album, which will be released on June 3, 2014, will be available in multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats, as well as a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box (see image above for the Led Zeppelin I box set).

Pre-order is up now for the reissues:

— Led Zeppelin I: Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) | CD | Vinyl | MP3
— Led Zeppelin II: Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) | CD | Vinyl | MP3
— Led Zeppelin III: Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) | CD | Vinyl | MP3

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Music Deal: Led Zeppelin’s ‘Presence’ For $5
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Led Zeppelin

Presence, possibly the most adventurous and certainly underrated record from the mighty Led Zeppelin, is now available on CD from Amazon right now for only $5.00. The CD is an AutoRip, which means with this purchase, you also get a FREE MP3 download of the entire album.

Originally released in 1976, Presence was born out of sort of a time filler management situation, the band had originally intended to tour their double magnum opus, 1975’s Physical Graffiti, until those plans were derailed after lead singer Robert Plant suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Rhodes, Greece, where he had been vacationing with his family. Wheelchair-bound, Plant suggested they utilize the time of his being incapacitated by making a new record, and thus, Presence was created.

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Geek Gear: Batman/Led Zeppelin ‘Nocturnal Song’ Shirt
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Batman Led Zeppelin Nocturnal Song Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a mash-up of Batman and Led Zeppelin called “Nocturnal Song” by wytrab8.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Saturday, November, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; and prints (18″x24″) for $20.

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Geek Gear: ‘Doctor Who’ TARDIS & Led Zeppelin Mash-Up Shirts
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Doctor Who TARDIS and Led Zeppelin Mash-Up Shirts

RIPT Apparel has two Doctor Who-inspired designs on sale today: “Bad Landing” by AdamsPinto and “Angels World Tour,” which is a mash-up with Led Zeppelin, by VisualSingularities.

The shirts went on sale at RIPT today, Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt color choices. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; and prints (18″x24″) for $20. If you purchase both designs, you’ll save $1.

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Happy Birthday To Led Zeppelin Front Man Robert Plant
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Robert Plant

Happy Birthday to Robert Plant, the blue-eyed hard rock English singer whose image and vocals became an absolute archetype for all hard rock that followed with the mighty Led Zeppelin. Plant, who has had a solo career of varying degrees of success since Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 after the death of their drummer John Bonham, turns 65 years old today.

Regardless of the contemporary success Plant has with his recent stints with Alison Krauss which netted him and her a cachet of Grammy Awards, Plant’s main suit is Led Zeppelin. Starting in that band when he was barely out of his teens (along with John Bonham), Plant, with bassist John Paul Jones and guitarist royale Jimmy Page totally dominated the musical planet, if not the universe, with a beefed-up, bombastic, electric amplification of the blues that meshed the sounds of Hendrix and even people like Janis Joplin into an original, instantly identifiable sound that not only endures to this day, but seems to have etched in granite a kind of hierarchy only reserved for artists such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles, in terms of influence, broad appeal, staying power, and an almost universal regard. Their catalog of work remains high atop the apex of rock and roll and will till the ends of eternity.

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Storm Thorgerson, Designer Of Iconic Rock Album Covers, Dies
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Storm Thorgerson

Storm Thorgerson, one of the key figures in album art graphic design, and who created some of the most iconic album covers in rock history, including ones for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, died today at the age of 69. The artist died peacefully after having battled cancer for a long time, according to The Guardian.

The English-born Thorgerson had a storied career with the many album covers he created, but the signature one that may be the standout is the simple, yet stark and highly memorable triangular prism, emitting a rainbow of colorful lines set against a jet black background which made up the cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, an album which became one of the biggest sellers of all time and just recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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