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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, ‘Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic’

For those who can’t get enough of “Weird Al,” this hefty, accordion-shaped package contains a whopping 15 CDs — all 14 of the polka/comic genius’s studio albums, as well as a 15th disc of non-album tracks titled Medium Rarities. This set, also available on vinyl, features a 100-page book with rare photos and memorabilia. This is the ultimate box for fans of the premiere song parodist of our time. (Photo: Legacy Recordings)

Happy 'boxing day'! Boxed sets for every music fan on your holiday shopping list

Craig Rosen
Writer

With the advent of streaming services, you may no longer feel the need to own physical albums. But there’s one thing that you can’t replace with a digital stream: the beauty, weight, and feel of a special, limited-edition package loaded with glossy photos and insightful liner notes, all wrapped up in a beautiful box. That’s why boxed sets still make great gifts for the music lovers on your shopping list — or for yourself! Here’s a handy holiday shopping guide to what’s new this year.

The 35th-anniversary collectors’ box includes three CDs, a DVD, and two vinyl LPs. The original album is expanded with bonus tracks as well as a disc of singer-songwriter Eric Woolfson’s songwriting diaries, a disc of previously unreleased bonus material, an album in surround sound, and stereo HD on the Blu-ray. It also includes a 60-page book with new essays, as well as a few other goodies. For hardcore fans only. (Photo: Arista)