The definitive British band of the '80s, who helped rescue music of that era from synth-driven new wave and pop, The Smiths were (and still are) much adored for their brilliant blend of inventive guitar rock (Johnny Marr) and unique vocal and lyrical stylings (Morrissey).
Like Lennon and McCartney in their end days, Morrissey and Marr were a combative duo, but their disparate musical and personal sensibilities resulted in an astonishingly potent run of singles and albums during the band's brief career.
An exorbitant collector's set (and a costly one, too, listing for around $400 US), it houses The Smiths' entire studio output, seminal albums such as their eponymous debut, Meat Is Murder, Louder Than Bombs, The Queen Is Dead and more. In addition, there's a 'Complete Picture' DVD and 27 seven-inch singles, everything from Hand In Glove to Sweet And Tender Hooligan.
Got a Smiths obsessive in your family? Here's the gift worth giving.