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November 26, 2012 - 3:45 pm
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PJ Lifestyle: Ultimate Holiday Gifts

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Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection

If you needed more proof that Johnny Cash’s musical output stands tall even among his peers, this box set confirms the depth of his contributions. These 63 CDs, including 35 never before released on CD, cover all 59 albums recorded for Columbia between 1959 and 1985, plus four discs of non-album singles and guest contributions by Cash on others’ albums. There’s no more essential holiday gift out there for both the long-time Cash fan and those who only recently began walking the line.

The Who: Studio Vinyl Box Set

Fresh on the heels of the Beatles’ Stereo Vinyl set, Who fans can now celebrate this limited pressing which highlights every studio album from My Generation through 2006’s Endless Wire. With all artwork carefully restored (including Tommy’s 6-panel fold-out and 12-page full-color booklet) and the sound re-mastered by long-time Who engineer John Astley on heavyweight vinyl, this clearly stands as the only Who collection you’ll ever need — don’t get fooled by imitations! And while you’re at it, get a copy of Pete Townshend’s biography Who I Am, which details the creation of these classic albums from the songwriter’s perspective.

Westone 4R Earbud Headphones

For those who prefer earbuds but want high quality sound without sacrificing comfort, the Westone 4R outstrips the competition. From the creators of inner-ear studio monitors for working musicians, these lightweight phones fit carefully inside the ear to seal in the sound, without letting outside distractions interfere, so you won’t need to listen at high volumes and damage your hearing. That alone should be worth the purchase price!

Samsung S27A950D 27-Inch Class 3D LED Monitor

Who says your computer monitor can’t also serve as a perfectly functional HD television or 3D gaming theater? Samsung’s latest monitor certainly ups the ante, at 27 inches, providing a memorable experience whether you’re looking for a superior gaming experience or simply want to watch movies in crisp 3D. Plug your computer, Blu-Ray player, cable box or game console into the S27A950D for ultimate compatibility. It even comes with a kit with 3D glasses and 3D gaming software. With a monitor like this, you’ll never have trouble procrastinating again!

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That’s all for this week’s edition of Tuesday New Releases! We’re open to your suggestions as we develop this column to best serve you. If you have suggestions for future coverage, or if you have a product you’d like featured or reviewed here, simply email Jonathan Sanders at kroessman@gmail.com.

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Jonathan Sanders is a freelance music critic currently writing for PJ Media, PopMatters.com and for his personal reviews site, "Hear, Hear!" (http://hearhearmusic.com) A 2008 graduate of Ball State University's journalism school, Sanders lives and writes from southern Indiana where he lives with his wife Aimee.
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