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Reservoir Dogs Original Soundtrack
Quentin Tarantino’s breakthrough film celebrates its twentieth anniversary with colored vinyl for Mssrs. Blonde, Orange, Blue, Brown, White, and Pink ($20 each at Sound Fix, 44 Berry St., at N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-388-8090; 11/23).

The Velvet Underground’s Verve/MGM Albums
Rare mono renditions of the first three VU records, rounded out with the band’s “lost album” and Nico’s Chelsea Girls debut ($118 at Permanent Records, 181 Franklin St., nr. Huron St., Greenpoint; 718-383-4083).

Fat Boys’ Fat Boys Pizza Box LP
Lurking behind those elastic waistlines is a stone-cold classic, immortalized in an actual pizza box by the hip-hop historians over at reissues label Get On Down ($32 at Turntable Lab, 120 E. 7th St., nr. Ave. A; 212-677-0675; 11/23).

The White Stripes’ Limited-Edition Seven-Inch Reissues
Three flawless singles from the White Blood Cells era get re-pressed on opaque red vinyl ($10 each at Kim’s Video & Music, 124 First Ave., nr. St. Marks Pl.; 212-533-7390; 11/23).

Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music CD Boxed Set
A former Jamaican prime minister curated this four-disc compilation of the country’s greatest hits, from roots-reggae giants like Marley and Tosh to guilty-pleasure Shaggy ($49 at Turntable Lab).

Bruce, by Peter Ames Carlin.
This biographer—the first writer in more than two decades to be given access to Springsteen’s inner circle—tells the story of the working-class hero and his allegiance to pre-Snooki Jersey shore ($25 at Strand Book Store).

Eccentric Soul: Omnibus Boxed Set
Numero Group, one of the country’s leading reissue labels, crams 45 45’s and a hardback book into a portable case that’ll appeal to anyone curious about the genre’s golden years ($265 at Other Music, 15 E. 4th St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-477-8150).

Fool's Gold Loosies USB Stick Compilation
Kanye West’s former D.J. (A-Trak) and an ex-Fader editor (Nick Catchdubs) present a survey of the independent rap scene they helped shape ($30 at Fool’s Gold, 536 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Union Ave., Williamsburg; 347-294-4139; 12/11).

The Beatles’ Stereo Boxed Set
Fourteen Beatles albums finally—finally!—get the high-quality, heavyweight vinyl treatment, complete with meticulous remastering and nerdy details like cardboard band cutouts stuffed inside the Sgt. Pepper’s sleeve ($400 at J&R Music and Computer World).

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