The 2012 Gift Guide

More than 50 stocking-rocking presents for the music lover in your life: The best in wireless stereos, books, DVDs, headphones, box sets and much more

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Rock Docs

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day
A beautifully shot document of the most sought-after reunion in rock. Led Zeppelin's December, 2007 concert in London was more than just a killer greatest-hits set; it was the sound of legends making old songs sound new. ($20)

The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling
Shot during a 1965 Irish tour and never officially released until now, this captures the pandemonium of early Stones' gigs; Mick Jagger goes so wild during "It's All Right" that fans bum-rush the stage. But the intimate hotel-room scenes are the real treasures here: Jagger and Keith Richards write songs and jam to the Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" while mugging for the camera – musical brothers just getting started on an epic journey. ($23)

This moving two-and-a-half-hour documentary might be the definitive portrait of Bob Marley. Director Kevin Macdonald situates Marley within the larger story of Jamaican and African history, adding commentary by friends and family, and stunning performance clips (like the 1976 concert two days after Marley was shot by a would-be assassin). ($27)

LCD Soundsytem: Shut Up and Play the Hits
Think of it as a dance-rock Last Waltz: One of the greatest bands of the 2000s says goodbye with a blowout concert at Madison Square Garden; this film mixes funk-pumped live jams with intimate behind-the-scenes footage. ($20)

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