It’s that time again – time to think about a holiday gift for your music-loving friend or family member. Here are a few ideas for you, and don’t forget while you’re making your selection to pick out something nice for yourself!

CD Sets
The Jeff Healey Band – Full Circle: The Live Anthology (Eagle Records, three-CD/one-DVD): Three impressive live shows from the late bluesman, including a 1989 show from Montreal when the guitarist was just 23 years old.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Winterland (Experience Hendrix/Legacy, four-CD): Lots of previously unreleased live material recorded in 1968, including takes on “Manic Depression,” “Little Wing” and Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Wynton Marsalis – Swinging Into the 21st (Columbia/Sony/Legacy, 11-CD): Marsalis had an ambitious plan to release nine albums from 1999 into the new millennium – he did it, and they’re all here plus his 2002 two-CD effort, All Rise.

Rush – Sectors (UMe, five-CD/one-DVD): Three separate six-disc box sets cover the band’s entire Mercury-era output from debut album Rush through 1988’s A Show of Hands.

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention – Live at Carnegie Hall (Vaulternative, four-CD): Two full-length never before released concerts from 1971 presented in mono, warts and all.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (Eagle Vision): This documentary tells the story of Osbourne’s torturous and emotionally fraught journey to sobriety, as seen through the eyes of his son Jack Osbourne.

The Grateful Dead Movie (Shout Factory): Originally released in 1977, this deluxe 2-disc version includes the original film redone in HD plus 95-minutes of additional bonus footage.

Hesher (Lionsgate): Released tin theaters earlier this year, this film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the porn and heavy metal loving title character is headed for cult status, helped along by lots of music from Metallica and Motörhead.

The Love We Make (Eagle Vision): A documentary about how Paul McCartney put together the Concert for New York City in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Previously seen on Showtime, the film features cameos from Mick Jagger, President Bill Clinton, Jay Z, David Bowie, Leonardo DiCaprio and many others.

Placebo – We Come in Pieces (Eagle Vision): Twenty-song concert film shot at London’s Brixton Academy in 2010 during the band’s Battle for the Sun tour. Also includes the short film Trigger Happy Hands.

Usher – Live from London (Eagle Vision): Early hits (“You Make Me Wanna”), smooth ballads (“Nice & Slow”), sexy love songs (“There Goes My Baby”) and club rumblers (“Yeah”) fill out this 19-song set shot earlier this year at London’s O2 arena.

The Beach Boys FAQ: All That’s Left to Know about America’s Band by Jon Stebbins (Backbeat): You probably never wondered how the Beach Boys affected global warming, but that and many other offbeat questions are answered in this fun and fast-paced read. Stebbins also includes a thorough discography that breaks down who sang and played what instrument on each Beach Boys song.

Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons From a Teenage Bullet Belt by Butch Walker with Matt Diehl (William Morrow): At age 17, Walker left small-town Georgia for Los Angeles with his hair metal band in tow; Drinking With Strangers tells the story of how he became an in-demand producer working with Katy Perry, Weezer, Tommy Lee, Pink and many others.

Power & Beauty by Tip “T.I.” Harris with David Ritz (William Morrow): Grammy Award winning rapper T.I. tries his hand at writing a novel; this gritty debut chronicles the lives of Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long, two kids facing tough odds on the streets of Atlanta.

The Stooges: Head On by Brett Callwood (Wayne State University Press): Probably the best biography of the highly influential Stooges ever written; Head On covers the band’s entire career from their early days in Ann Arbor to the solo careers of Iggy Pop and the Asheton brothers through to the death of guitarist Ron Asheton in 2009.

For the Car
Rock-n-Ride bucket seat covers from Bell Automotive and Live Nation Merchandise come in a variety of designs replicating album covers and band logos; choose from Judas Priest’s British Steel, the Run-DMC logo, Kiss’ Love Gun, ZZ Top’s Eliminator, Ozzy Osbourne’s Diary of a Madman and several others. One size fits most bucket seats.