Buddy Holly topping the list.
But as the list of expanded, deluxe and anniversary editions of albums grows ridiculously long, let me suppose a few Deluxe Editions that people would actually want.
Watching DVDs of the making of some record that wasn't all that interesting in the first place sounds like a real winner, but I'm here to tell you that we shouldn't have to stand for such things. Deluxe should mean Deluxe!
Nirvana - Nevermind: The 20th Anniversary Edition is coming this September with boombox demos and live stuff, but what would really make the reissue worth the money would be a DVD of Kurt sleeping and being pushed around in that wheelchair, a book about dysfunctional relationships, and a Cobain-approved cardigan sweater.
Pavement - Westing (By Musket & Sextant): Should be released on cassette, a 4-track cassette, so you can mix it yourself.
22) Pearl Jam - Ten: One of Eddie's old flannel shirts. And all the court papers regarding their fight with TicketMaster.
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz: A bonus CD of Ozzy shouting "Sharonnnnnn" for an hour. And a bat with a bitemark taken out of it.
20) Tupac Shakur - Me Against The World: Album should come a lifetime subscription to receive all future Shakur releases of unreleased material.
The Doors - L.A. Woman: The word is out that the final Doors album, with Mojo Rising, will now be reissued this fall with a bonus disc of various alternate takes of songs from the album. The Doors don't have too much extra studio stuff otherwise. Personally, I think the album should come with a promise of a phone call from Ray thanking you
18) N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton: Upon purchase your name is put in a lottery for a random drive-by shooting. Hospital / funeral expenses are your own. Gotta keep it real, you know?
Jeff Buckley - Grace: They keep releasing his stuff with more outtakes and whatever, but what fans want - female fans, in particular - are more photos. And if possible, dirty phone messages from Jeff. Did he do that kind of stuff?
16) RUSH - 2112: Neil Peart's annotated copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. One of Peart's drums (he has so many, surely he can spare one.) And a bottle of helium so you, too, can sing along like Geddy Lee.
14) Stone Temple Pilots - Core: An "opportunity" to house Scott Weiland.
12) Madonna - Like A Virgin: A voucher for phone sex with the Material Girl.
Motorhead - No Remorse: A free hearing test
10) Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland: Copies of all the litigation between the Hendrix estate and everyone else to get the damn rights back. Comes in its own Jimi Hendrix filing cabinet.
Metallica - Master of Puppets: Cash-op machine that charges you for each and every play of a track.
8) Dr. Dre - The Chronic: Album should come with medical marijuana. Available only by prescription.
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs: Free Canadian health insurance.
6) Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt: Shares in one of the many companies he owns. Invest alongside Jay-Z.
Enimem - The Slim Shady LP: A song written specifically for you telling how exactly he hates you and a chance to sit in on therapy sessions with his daughter.
4) The Rolling Stones - Some Girls: Nothing. These chintzy bastards are never going to revamp their catalog for real.
Adele - 21: An opportunity to date and dump her, so we get another great album.
2) Derek and the Dominos - Layla: This album has gotten a Deluxe issue and a Super Deluxe issue, but it doesn't ever give us what we really want. Which would be naked pictures of Patti Boyd and jars of Eric Clapton's tears.
U2's - Achtung Baby: A pair of Bono's Fly glasses. Which actually they are issuing with the new "Uber" Deluxe Edition that also comes with five clear-vinyl 7" singles, sixteen art prints, an 82-page hard-bound book, a copy of Propaganda Magazine, four badges, a sticker sheet, four DVDs , b-sides, alternate takes and a copy of Zooropa, since they figure no one would buy it otherwise.