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Gift ideas for music lovers, 'The Book of Mac' to Led Zeppelin

Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on

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If you have a music lover on your gift list, you're in luck, because the options are easy and plentiful, and — with one exception here — you don't have to worry about buying the wrong size.

Donna-Claire Chesman chronicles the all-too-short-but-prolific career of Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller in "The Book of Mac," an album-by-album celebration of his music, complete with interviews with the people closest to him ($28).

Kelly Clarkson is back in the holiday spirit with "When Christmas Comes Around...," her second seasonal offering — the first being 2013's "Wrapped in Red." This one has a spicy single called "Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You)" and contributions from Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande and Brett Eldredge ($13.99 retail).

Following her Grammy-winning "25," British superstar Adele returns with "30," sure to be one of the best and most popular albums of the year. It includes a musical interlude that features late Pittsburgh jazz legend Erroll Garner. ($11.99).

 

A little decadence for the holiday can be found in great volume and detail in Bob Spitz's "Led Zeppelin: The Biography," capturing the legendary British band in full sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll mode. Don't worry. There's some stuff about their music, too. ($35)

Does the person on your list have a song lyric for every situation? Let them say it proudly with the "My Brain is 99.9% Percent Song Lyrics" T-shirt, in bold black and white, available at Amazon for $18.99.

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