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December 15, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Stumped for a gift for music lovers? Ideas, from Elvis to Ella

LeeazlewoodLITA109_DeluxeEdition0(henry)Though more than 50 percent of music sales are digital now, record companies still happily comply every year with our keen holiday desire to rip open packages full of actual, tactile recordings under the tree — especially box sets. And while some smarty-pants once wrote that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, if it was really as oxymoronic a task as all that, The Seattle Times wouldn’t be cluttered with good music books. Our critics, who are still working on that dancing thing, offer some music book gift ideas below, as well as suggestions for box sets (listed in order of price, from high to low).

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