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Songs from upcoming EES releases by Dan Auerbach ("Cellophane Angel"), Sonny Smith ("Pictures of You") and Robert Finley ("Medicine Woman").

A 1. Cellophane Angel (Dan Auerbach) B1. Pictures of You (Sonny Smith) B2. Medicine Woman (Robert Finley) 

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Vibrations is the second album released by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler’s quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. The album was recorded in Copenhagen in September of 1964. Originally issued by the Freedom label, it also been released under an alternate title, Ghosts. Previously out of print for decades, the recordings were remastered for an audiophile-grade pressing on 180gram vinyl at Pallas in Germany. This blue and white swirl color vinyl edition is limited to just 1,500 copies worldwide, available exclusively for Black Friday Record Store Day 2017.

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First-ever mono reissue of this extremely rare and mind melting 1967 lo-fi psych/garage classic! Originally released on the legendary Chess Records. Pressed on premium RTI vinyl. A must for the garage and psych aficionados. "If Leonard Cohen barged into an Electric Prunes recording after obliterating his mind in an all-night glue-sniffing binge it might have sounded something like this." - RisingStorm.net

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Recorded over two days in early January of 2017, Detour Ahead: The Music of Billie Holiday is John's tribute to the great Lady Day. Arranged, produced and mixed by Asbury Jukes saxophonist John Isley, the album is a ten-song offering of all original arrangements and interpretations of some of Billie's most classic songs as well as a few hidden gems.

01. Ain’t Nobody's Business   02. Detour Ahead   03. Don't Explain  04. Billie's Blues  05. You Don't Know What Love Is 06. Lover Man  07. Do Nothin Till Ya Hear From Me 08. In My Solitude    09. These Foolish Things 10. Crazy He Calls Me 

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Steel Panther is an American comedic glam metal band from Los Angeles, CA, formed in the early 2000s, and best known for their profane and humorous lyrics. They are also infamous for their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s "glam metal" lifestyle. They actually started their career at The Viper Room in LA, doing 80s hair metal covers and impersonating they bands they were covering. Lower The Bar is Steel Panther's fourth release, and for RSD Black Friday, they are gracing us with a picture disc version of the album. Titled the Bitchin' Edition Picture Disc, it features all the songs that are on Lower The Bar, including the Cheap Trick cover "She's Tight," featuring Robin Zander on guest vocals. Steel Panther's Bitchin' Edition Picture Disc also includes one bonus track, and a download card which includes an additional bonus track.

SIDE A: Goin' In The Backdoor, Anything Goes, Poontang Boomerang, That's When You Came In, Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills), Now The Fun Starts SIDE B: Pussy Ain't Free, Wasted Too Much Time, I Got What You Want, Walk Of Shame, She's Tight, Redheaded Stepchild (bonus track)

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Sun Ra

Exotica [2CD]

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Two compact saucers of "Exotic-Ra" bringing you to a lush cocktail party where space is the place. A rhapsodic pandemonium of Afro-centric rhythms, Latin beats, ostinato grooves, and unissued tunes! Limited edition Bonestell cover, & two sets of liners!

1. Kingdom of Thunder  (3:49) 2. Space Mates  (4:44) 3. Star Bright  (2:25) 4. The Nile Part 1  (4:58) 5. Eve (Visits Planet Earth)  (5:51) 6. Tiny Pyramids (3:38) 7. Lady With The Golden Stockings  (7:42) 8. Paradise (4:26) 9. New Horizons (3:02) 10. Portrait of the Living Sky (1:48) 11. India  (4:48) 12. Ancient Aiethopia  (9:14) 13. Planet Earth  (4:55) 14. April In Paris  (3:55) 15. Island In The Sun  (10:21) 16. Africa  (5:05) 17. Friendly Galaxy  (4:51) 18. Interstellar Low Ways  (8:23) 19. The Conversion of JP  (7:01) 20. Cha Cha In Outer Space  (4:41) 21. Brazilian Sun  (3:55) 22. Lights On A Satellite  (3:38) 23. Somewhere In Space  (6:13) 24. Spontaneous Simplicity  (3:01) 25.  Overtones of China  (4:18)

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$2 from each copy of Smile Now, Cry Later sold on Black Friday Record Store Day 2017 will go to The Greater Houston Community Foundation to help with relief for areas of Texas that were affected by Hurricane Harvey When it comes to living legends in the Texas and Latin Music pantheon, few have been at it longer and are more revered by their fans and peers than vocalist, songwriter and bandleader Sunny Ozuna. Born and raised in San Antonio, where he still resides, Sunny became a star right out of high school in the late '50s and hasn't looked back in the six decades since. After releasing dozens of albums since the mid-1960s (in Spanish and English), Sunny still keeps a busy schedule and loves performing as much as he did as a teenager. His classic 45s regularly change hands for hundreds of dollars among collectors around the world, affirming his timeless appeal. As a logical next step after Big Crown's excellent (and Sunny-approved) Mr. Brown Eyed Soul compilation from September, the label has started digging into the vaults of Sunny's Key-Loc Records label to unearth some legit soul classics - which are hard to find even in San Antonio, and clean originals will cost you a pretty penny if you ever luck into one - and have not been on vinyl since the late '60s. Each has been remastered and includes original album art. First up is Smile Now, Cry Later, a 12-song platter which first hit in 1966. As with most Sunny LPs, this is a mix of soulful originals - most notably, "Smile Now, Cry Later" and "Put Me In Jail" - and provocative, wide-ranging covers. Cases in point on the tributes side of this great album include the Sam & Dave shouter "Hold On I'm Comin'"; "Forever," made famous by both the Marvelettes and Marvin Gaye, and a song that Sunny performs to this day; and the '60s Louis Prima crooner special "Just A Gigolo." The band is tight, the sound is honest, the vocals are dusky and deep, and the album is an undeniable soul and Texas music classic, ready to be discovered by a whole new generation of music fans. Dive in and be ready for a permasmile, thanks to that patented Sunny sound.

A1. Smile Now, Cry Later A2. Baby, I Apologize A3. I Want To Make It Up To You A4. Forever A5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me A6. Everybody Knows B1. Hopeless Case B2. Stop That Thief B3. Hold On I'm Comin' B4. Just A Gigolo B5. Put Me In Jail B6. Sidewinder (Part 1 & 2)

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Free Design

Kites Are Fun

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MP3 Album: $11.49 Download

Highly respected record label Light In The Attic is celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1960s sunshine-pop band The Free Design's debut album, Kites Are Fun, on limited edition colored vinyl. Kites Are Fun is a sunshine-bubblegum-daisy-puppy pop masterpiece that stands the test of time. Fans of the Beach Boys will wonder how they ever overlooked this 1967 gem, long admired by the likes of Beck, Madlib, and Belle & Sebastian. The Free Design was born out of the the Greenwich Village scene of 1966, and before disbanding in 1972, they had released six albums with tightly-knit vocal arrangements and intricately beautiful melodies. Nine of the songs on their debut Kites Are Fun are originals, notably the title track, which became an instant soft-pop classic. Well-chosen covers, including the Beatles' "Michelle" and Simon & Garfunkels' "The 59th Street Bridge Song," complete the collection. For Record Store Day Black Friday 2017, Light In The Attic is proud to introduce The Free Design to a whole new generation of listeners.

1.) Kites Are Fun 2.) Make the Madness Stop 3.) When Love is Young 4.) The Proper Ornaments 5.) My Brother Woody 6.) 59th Street Bridge Song 7.) Don't Turn Away 8.) Umbrellas 9.) Michelle 10.) Never Tell the World 11.) A Man and a Woman 12.) Stay Another Season

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The Minus 5

Dear December

Vinyl: $22.99 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Dear December is a collection of 12 seasonal songs written by Scott McCaughey with a little help from his friends. Guests include Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), M. Ward and Chuck Prophet. The Record Store Day Black Friday package is a gatefold jacket with 12 cut-outs on front cover, like an Advent Calendar (!), and white vinyl.

A1: Iowa, A Girl’s Name 2:45 A2: Seasons 3:00 A3: Mary Jane 2:45A4: Rose Colored Glasses 2:40 A5: Musical Tribute To The Oscar Meyer Weiner Wagon 3:35 A6: In Silver Light 2:07 B1: This Song Needs No Introduction 3:00 B2: There’s Nothing Left To Do But Cry 2:55 B3: Bicycle 2:25 B4: Purple Day 2:45 B5: Boop 1:45 B6: Love In A Circle

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A limited edition 10", produced by Sean Lennon, with two new songs and two new mixes from the band Pitchfork describes as "Like a group of road-tripping teenagers who've scored a Groupon for the five-star hotel and opt to take a dump in the bidet."

"Ask For The Wolfman", "58 Drops", "The Last Cul de Sac" (new mix), "It Won't Be Long" (new mix)

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The Turtles were an American rock band led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. They had several Top 40 hits beginning with their cover version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1965, and they scored their biggest and best-known hit in 1967 with the classic "Happy Together". The Turtles released a string of singles and albums before hitting the big time with "Happy Together." For those Turtles lovers in the world, RSD Black Friday presents Turtles '66, the "lost" Turtles album featuring all the original 1966 mono mixes. Three of the 12 songs on Turtles '66 were released as singles, but the other nine have never been released before in MONO. Put on your headphones, go into your shell, and listen to The Turtles!

I Can't Stop|Outside Chance|Can I Get To Know You Better|So Goes Love|Wrong From The Start|Tie Me Down|I Get Out Of Breath|Say Girl|Grim Reaper Of Love|She'Ll Come Back|Get Away|We'Ll Meet Again

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U2

The Blackout

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The first physical music from the anticipated new U2 release, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, due everywhere December 1. The 12” includes the original album version backed by an exclusive remix by the band’s longtime collaborator, Jacknife Lee. TMR’s “The Blackout” 12” will be extremely limited, with just one single pressing at Third Man Pressing, the label’s state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in Detroit. Black vinyl editions will be available at all participating Record Store Day shops, with 750 colored vinyl editions on offer exclusively at Third Man Records’ Nashville Storefront (623 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203) and Detroit Storefront (441 West Canfield Street. Detroit, MI 48201) as well as one Irish and one British record store to be announced.

"The Blackout" b/w "The Blackout (Jacknife Lee remix)

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Early LA is an audiophile 180g vinyl pressing based on the 1969 Together Records album of the same name. It includes tracks from some famous Los Angeles artists of the time, including The Byrds, David Crosby, Gosdin Brothers, Dillards, and Dino Valenti, among others. The tracks were produced by legendary LA producer Jim Dickson, with additional bonus tracks never before released on vinyl. Utilizing Sierra Records' 1984 original half-speed master, processed by the late Richard "Slim" Doss at the legendary Sheffield Lab Matrix, Early LA is packaged in a silver foil album jacket and numbered.

Dino Valenti: A1 Get Together (first original recording) A2 Life Is Like That David Crosby: A3 Willie Jean A4 Come Back Baby Bud Shank, David Crosby, Joe Pass: A5 Charisma (Bonus) L.A Wrecking Crew-Leon Russell, Glen Campbell A6 Jamaica Farewell (Bonus) The Byrds (Preflyte): B1 The Only Girl B2 Mr. Tambourine Man (Bonus) The Dillards: B3 Each Season Changes You B4 Don'T You Cry Gosdin Brothers: B5 To Ramona (Bonus) Hamilton Camp & The Byrds: B6 The Times They Are A Changin' (Bonus)

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It's clear that garage music has had an international resurgence in the underground music community over the last decade. It's easy to find bands young and old paying tribute to the fuzzy, high-energy sound that originated in American garages of the 1960's. Sadly, some of the recordings that helped start it all have long been lost to obscurity in the digital age. Garage Daze compiles some of the best tracks of that time, pulled together from 45RPM singles on labels like Roulette, Atco, and Jubilee. The tracks on this limited edition compilation LP have been remastered and pressed on color vinyl at Pallas in Germany.

A1 The Shadows of Knight “Gloria 69” 2:35 A2 The Groupies “Primitive” 3:48 A3 The Bare Facts “Bad Part of Town” 2:05 A4 The Red Dogs “Open Up” 2:05 A5 The Pedestrians “It’s Too Late” 2:00 A6 Jay Brown “Don’t Push Me Around” 2:01 A7 The Vacant Lot “I Blew It” 2:06 A8 The Tikis “Pay Attention to Me” 2:06 B1 The Third Bardo “I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time” 2:16 B2 Ognir and the Nite People “I Found A New Love” 2:10 B3 The Plunderers “Batman” 2:53 B4 The Free “(Day of) Decision For Lost Soul Blue” 3:35 B5 The Fenways “Be Careful Little Girl” 2:17 B6 The Front Line “Got Love” 1:45 B7 The Squires “Going All the Way” 2:20 B8 The Mojo Men “Dance With Me” 2:30

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Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams announced his retirement from performing last year, concluding an impressive five-decade career that includes two CMA Awards, two ACM Awards and 17 No. 1 hits. Williams unfortunately passed away in September 2017. In honor of his legendary career, Williams' longtime producer and friend Garth Fundis have produced a tribute album, Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams, featuring an all-star lineup of artists. Some of the artists on Gentle Giant include Jason Isbell, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, John Prime and Garth Brooks. The 11-track album is being released on Slate Creek Records exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2017, and will serve as both a tribute and a memorial to a great man.

Tulsa Time – Pistol Annies, I Believe In You – Brandy Clark,We’Ve Got A Good Fire Goin’ - Lady Antebellum,Some Broken Hearts Never Mend – Dierks Bentley,Amanda – Chris Stapleton Feat. Morgane Stapleton,Till The Rivers All Run Dry – Alison Krauss,Love Is On A Roll – John Prine Feat. Roger Cook,If I Needed You – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires,Maggie’S Dream – Trisha Yearwood,Lord I Hope This Day Is Good – Keb’ Mo,Good Ole Boys Like Me – Garth Brooks

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Featuring six tracks total from Thy Art is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy and The Acacia Strain, The Depression Sessions is made up of one new original track (never released before this project) and a cover song performed by each band (never released before this project). Previously physically released only on vinyl, The Depression Sessions sold out almost immediately. This is the first CD release.

"They Will Know Another" (Thy Art is Murder); "Sensory Deprivation" (The Acacia Strain), "Flatlining" (Fit for an Autopsy), "Du Hast" ()Thy Art is Murder, "Black Hole Sun" (The Acacia Strain), "The Perfect Drug" (Fit for an Autopsy)

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Mike Watt’s second album features Nels Cline on guitar and Stephen Hodges on drums. The album is finally receiving its first ever vinyl pressing with this double LP, a full 20 years after the album’s release. Pressed on two 180gram vinyl LPs, featuring three full sides of music, and a custom vinyl etching on the 4th side. This pressing, which comes a full 20 years after the album’s release, is the first time these recordings have made it to vinyl. The release includes a bonus download card featuring an entire unreleased live show, Contemplating the Engine Room: Live in Long Beach ‘98 – Five Man Opera.

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After many years of effectively disowning this record, Tori Amos is ready to bring it back into the fold. Released in January of 1988, Y Kant Tori Read was her first official recorded output for Atlantic. It wasn't a chart success and it isn't the Tori that we know today; but for many Tori Amos fans, it is the holy grail of coveted out-of-print records. Tracks are newly remastered with the track list returned to it's original release order.

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This 25th Anniversary Edition of the Neil Young classic is newly remastered and presented for the first time on vinyl in North America, in case-wrapped gatefold jacket.

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A - Plastic Machinery (Sleaford Mods Remix) AA - Plastic Machinery (Juan Maclean Remix)


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B-Side of this 12" single is previously unreleased

"Come Together"/"Come Together Extended Mix" 

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This 10" release features four great songs that all charted top 5 in the US charts!  In an incredible career spanning over seven decades, Petula Clark has become a true International Superstar. She cut her first record in 1949 and has subsequently become one of the best selling British female artists in recording history, selling over 68 million records worldwide.

A "Downtown" "I Know A Place" AA "My Love" "Don't Sleep In The Subway"

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Papa John Creach (1917-1994) was an American blues violinist, who also played classical, jazz, be-bop, R&B, and acid rock. Early in his career, he performed with such luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, and Nat King Cole. Creach released his first solo album in 1971, titled simply Papa John Creach. Members of Jefferson Airplane made appearances on the album along with members of the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, and Tower of Power. It was indeed a special album and also a special time in musical history. Culture Factory is proud to re-issue Papa John Creach's debut album on beautiful translucent blue vinyl with orginal label, a printed inner sleeve, cardboard jacket and LP spine folder.

The Janitor Drives A Cadillac | St. Louis Blues | Papa John's Down Home Blues | Plunk A Little Funk | Over The Rainbow | String Jet Rock | Danny Boy | Human Spring | Soul Fever | Everytime I Hear Her Name

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The cult classic film The Forbidden Zone was the first to be scored by legendary composer Danny Elfman. It was also the first major recording for the 80s new wave sensations Oingo Boingo, (Then known as The Knights of the Oingo Boingo). The soundtrack for The Forbidden Zone was originally released in 1980, and perfectly captures the band's transition from a Cabaret-style group of performers to the influential new wave band they would become. The original soundtrack is long out of print, but is being re-released for RSD Black Friday on translucent lime green vinyl! Put on your best 80s dance party outfit and enter the Forbidden Zone!

Side One: 1. Forbidden Zone 2:52 2. Hercules" Family Theme 1:50 3. Some of These Days 2:55 4. Journey Through The Intestines 0:55 5. Squeezit's Vision Of His "Sister" 0:35 6. Queen's Revenge 2:32 7. Factory 1:00 8. Love Theme - Squeezit And The Chickens 0:44 9. Flash And Gramps 0:58 10. Squeezit The Moocher (Minnie The Moocher) 4:51 Side Two: 1. Alphabet Song 2:01 2. Cell 63 1:21 3. Witch's Egg 2:23 4. Yiddishe Charleston 1:33 5. Bim Bam Boom 1:54 6. Chamber Music 2:01 7. Pleure 0:39 8. Battle Of The Queens 3:07 9. Love Theme - King And Queen 1:14 10. Finale 3:25

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Tav Falco

Tav Falco Christmas

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Arkansas-reared, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is set to make the holidays merry with his first collection of Christmas standards, A Tav Falco Christmas. A fixture on the international music scene since 1981, Falco has been described by The New York Times as “A singer, guitarist and researcher of musical arcana who hasn’t let his increasingly technical expertise and idiomatic mastery compromise the clarity of his vision.” At the start of a scorching hot July in Memphis this year, Falco and his distinguished group of American/Euro vagabonds ensconced themselves at Sam Phillips Recording Service studios in Memphis. The lineup includes bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, the Stooges), guitarist Mario Monterosso, and drummer Toby Dammit (currently the touring keyboardist in Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds). The album comes on a holiday red color LP, exclusively for Black Friday. 

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Whether you know them as the "The Kings of Garage Rock" or "America's Garage Rock Band", there's no debate that the Fleshtones are one of the hardest working (and rocking) bands of all time. They've stayed particularly busy in the past decade, releasing loads of new music that rivals the efforts of their forty-year career. To honor the Fleshtones, we're proud to present Budget Buster, a compilation of all their b-sides and rarities they've put out over the last ten years, many of which are out-of-print and difficult to find, plus two tracks that have never seen the light of day! Not to mention, Budget Buster arrives on explosive red and yellow splatter vinyl!

1. Dancing All Around the World 2. I Surrender! 3. Touch and Go 4. Dominique Laboubée  5. Ama Como Un Hombre 6. End of My Neighborhood 7. B-Side 8. The Band Drinks for Free 9. Everywhere Is Nowhere (feat. Mary Huff) 10. Cardboard Casanova 11. Let’s Live 12. Ama Mas

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Gone is Gone may be a new name in the rock world but its members are anything but familiar. This rock "supergroup" includes members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age and At The Drive In. This blood red 7" hits only months after the band's explosive full length, Echolocation, follows seamlessly in its footsteps. Side A - "Phantom Limb" / Side B: "Starlight" (Acoustic) (recorded live) on blood red 7" vinyl

Side A - "Phantom Limb" / Side B: "Starlight" (Acoustic, recorded live)

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Gorillaz

Humanz

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The latest album from Gorillaz, for the first time on picture disc format

Intro: I Switched My Robot Off  0:23 Ascension  2:35 Strobelite  4:32 Saturnz Barz  3:01 Momentz  3:16 Interlude: The Non-Conformist Oath  0:21 Submission  3:21 Charger  3:33 Interlude: Elevator Going Up  0:04 Andromeda  3:17 Busted And Blue  4:37 Interlude: Talk Radio  0:19 Carnival  2:15 Let Me Out  2:55 Interlude: Penthouse  0:11 Sex Murder Party  4:19 She's My Collar  3:29 Interlude: The Elephant  0:11 Hallelujah Money  4:23 We Got The Power  2:17

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Originally released on 78 in 1946 on Nashville's Bullet Records, this is the first ever vinyl reissue of Sun Ra's very first release! Packaged in a space-age envelope style picture sleeve with cover art by Cal Schenkel (Zappa, Beefheart). Limited edition red vinyl!

"Dig This Boogie"/"Lightnin' Struck The Poor House" 

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Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation is an iconic album that has influenced countless rock bands with its image, its attitude, and its blistering performances. Released in 1977 on Sire Records, the album was received ecstatically by critics such as Lester Bangs and the New York Times’ Robert Palmer (who called it one of the ten best albums of the decade), but as was the case with most original “punk” albums, it wouldn’t get mainstream recognition for decades. Now its place in music history is secure as one of punk’s most significant records. Recently, Rolling Stone magazine lauded Blank Generation as one of the “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time,” giving the innovative and literate band its well deserved credit on the cusp of its 40th anniversary.

This seminal album is being recognized on its 40th anniversary this year with limited edition double-CD and double-LP deluxe editions to be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Produced for release by Richard Hell, the album has been expertly remastered—by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, who mastered the original LP—as well as restored to its original 1977 track listing and sleeve imagery. BLANK GENERATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a second disc, with previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB. The booklet also contains many previously unpublished photos of the band by Roberta Bayley (the renowned CBGB photographer who shot the LP’s original cover), a revealing essay by Hell along with compelling images from his notebooks and private papers, and an extensive new interview with Ivan Julian by Hell.

After establishing his reputation as founder of legendary bands the Heartbreakers and Television, Hell went onto to lead the Voidoids which included Robert Quine (who later played in Lou Reed’s Blue Mask band, as well as for Tom Waits, John Zorn, and many others), Ivan Julian (who would record for Matthew Sweet and numerous other artists) and Marc Bell (“Marky Ramone”). Along with the Ramones, Television, Blondie and Talking Heads, Hell and his band helped to define the early New York “first wave” punk scene. The song “Blank Generation” became a slogan and an anthem and later was emulated by the Sex Pistols for their track, “Pretty Vacant.”

Such songs as “Love Comes In Spurts” and “Blank Generation” were originally recorded at Electric Lady Studios, but were re-recorded prior to release at Plaza Sound during Sire Records’ transition to Warner Bros. Records in 1977. At Plaza Hell reworked the album, leaving behind alternate versions and outtakes from Electric Lady that now appear on the second discs of these deluxe editions. The music sounds as fresh and abrasive today as when it was first released.

Hell retired from music in 1984, refocusing on writing as his vocation. He’s the author of two novels and several books of nonfiction including his acclaimed autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.

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Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation is an iconic album that has influenced countless rock bands with its image, its attitude, and its blistering performances. Released in 1977 on Sire Records, the album was received ecstatically by critics such as Lester Bangs and the New York Times’ Robert Palmer (who called it one of the ten best albums of the decade), but as was the case with most original “punk” albums, it wouldn’t get mainstream recognition for decades. Now its place in music history is secure as one of punk’s most significant records. Recently, Rolling Stone magazine lauded Blank Generation as one of the “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time,” giving the innovative and literate band its well deserved credit on the cusp of its 40th anniversary.

This seminal album is being recognized on its 40th anniversary this year with limited edition double-CD and double-LP deluxe editions to be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Produced for release by Richard Hell, the album has been expertly remastered—by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, who mastered the original LP—as well as restored to its original 1977 track listing and sleeve imagery. BLANK GENERATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a second disc, with previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB. The booklet also contains many previously unpublished photos of the band by Roberta Bayley (the renowned CBGB photographer who shot the LP’s original cover), a revealing essay by Hell along with compelling images from his notebooks and private papers, and an extensive new interview with Ivan Julian by Hell.

After establishing his reputation as founder of legendary bands the Heartbreakers and Television, Hell went onto to lead the Voidoids which included Robert Quine (who later played in Lou Reed’s Blue Mask band, as well as for Tom Waits, John Zorn, and many others), Ivan Julian (who would record for Matthew Sweet and numerous other artists) and Marc Bell (“Marky Ramone”). Along with the Ramones, Television, Blondie and Talking Heads, Hell and his band helped to define the early New York “first wave” punk scene. The song “Blank Generation” became a slogan and an anthem and later was emulated by the Sex Pistols for their track, “Pretty Vacant.”

Such songs as “Love Comes In Spurts” and “Blank Generation” were originally recorded at Electric Lady Studios, but were re-recorded prior to release at Plaza Sound during Sire Records’ transition to Warner Bros. Records in 1977. At Plaza Hell reworked the album, leaving behind alternate versions and outtakes from Electric Lady that now appear on the second discs of these deluxe editions. The music sounds as fresh and abrasive today as when it was first released.

Hell retired from music in 1984, refocusing on writing as his vocation. He’s the author of two novels and several books of nonfiction including his acclaimed autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.

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In the early 1980s, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda formed an ashram in Agora Hills, California. There a beautiful, multi-ethnic and multi generational religious community grew up around her. The highpoint of living in this very special and loving environment took shape on Sundays when Alice would lead the community in a musical ceremony, mixing both gospel and Indian chant, to create a music she wholly invented - it was something extraordinarily powerful. The Ashram is still there today. There are still some who live there and there is still a weekly Sunday service that is open for everyone.
The folks who populated the Ashram world of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda were a very special group of people. Many of the adult members were musicians before having moved there, and many of the younger followers have become musicians and film makers as they grew older. One these amazing artists is John Panduranga Henderson.
Panduranga played organ, piano and sang with Ray Charles in the 1970's where he was a star performer in Ray's band. When he joined the Ashram, he became in essence a star performer there as well, though of course there were no 'stars'. Alice sitting at the organ would say, "Panduranga" and John would come to the front and let loose one of his amazing gospel-esque solos praising Rama or Vishnu or Jesus, Muhammad, Moses and more. He made one record under his own name - a record so obscure it's not listed on Discogs, nor found on the interweb? what?!
Today, for you dear listener, we would like to present Panduranga Henderson's "Ocean of Love." Om Shanti.

A1 Hari Nameste (Greetings) (10:04) A2 Hari Haraya (12:20)B1 Rama Rama, Sri Bhagwan (11:39) B2 Om Namah Shivaya (6:14)

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Black Rooster, the EP that started it all! Originally released on Dim Mak in 2002, Black Rooster was the start of what's been an incredible career for Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills. Now in their 15th year as a band, The Kills have been looking back and celebrating with a string of anniversary shows, retrospective features, and now this special Black Friday 2017 re-issue of their very first release. Steve Aoki, owner of Dim Mak and another artist who has proven a career with similar staying power, had some words to share on the release of Black Rooster: "Many moons ago, back in 2002, I had to make a decision whether to pursue a Ph.D. Program or continue with my label Dim Mak & after hearing a demo from The Kills and becoming the first American label to release their EP Black Rooster, I knew what path I was going to choose. They took me under their wing and I hit the road with them as their tour manager, merch guy, driver (we all took turns) and label. I'll never forget that and love Jamie and Alison forever. Thank you for believing in lil me when not many people gave two shits about Dim Mak and what we were doing. Ride or Die." Back in press in North America for the first time since it's limited 2002 release, get your hands on The Kills first ever statement to the world, and the beginning of many wild things to come.

A1 Cat Claw A2 Black Rooster (Fuck And Fight) A3 Wait B1 Dropout Boogie ("Live" At Paint It Black 4/04/02) B2 Gum (Intermission "Red Meat Heart")

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2-LP gatefold on swirled red/white and blue/white vinyl, with two bonus songs and an exclusive Black Friday RSD 7" of "Lady Don't Tek No" (produced by DJ Shadow) 20 years after its initial release, the Bay Area uber-classic Latyrx: The Album - lyricists Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truthspeaker, with production from DJ Shadow, Chief Xcel and Lyrics Born - still stands as a seminal recording. It has gone on to resonate with successive generations of listeners, and influence countless artists. Recorded over a two-year period, it was the first full-length release from the legendary Solesides collective, and encapsulates a highly creative and influential time in hip-hop, frequently dubbed The Golden Age. Over the course of the original release's 42 minutes, not only can you hear Lyrics Born and Lateef literally growing into themselves as artists, but you can also hear the germination of the Solesides sound, first given birth at California's UC Davis in the early '90s, driven by brothers-in- beats-and rhymes Blackalicious and DJ Shadow. Partially by design, and partially out of necessity, Latyrx-and the Solesides crew as a whole-became trailblazers. Lyrics Born remembers (in this set's lengthy liner notes), "We really wanted to explore. New styles, new subject matter, new textures, new vocabulary. It came down to even wanting to do words in the English language that you had never heard in a rap song before. It was all about pushing." And push they did, with game-changing lyrical exercises like "Say That," "Balcony Beach," "The Wreckoning" and "The Muzappers Mix." Beyond cuts that back-in- the-day fans know from the original sequence, the two bonus tracks included in this edition are: "Looking Over A City" [produced by El-P], originally released on the Quannum compilation Spectrum. And "The Last Trumpet," which closes this new deluxe edition. Originally appearing on the 2003 Lyrics Born solo album Later That Day, it's one of Latyrx's most-realized collaborations, and one of their most overtly-politically-themed songs. This deluxe, 2-LP issue of Latyrx: The Album is a must for longtime fans and newly-initiated listeners alike, with in-depth liner notes by veteran Bay Area journalist Eric Arnold (including input from Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truthspeaker) and packaged in a gatefold format. And for Black Friday Record Store Day only, 1,000 lucky buyers will have the addition of a first-time-ever 7-Inch of the group's 1997 single "Lady Don't Tek No," produced by DJ Shadow.

A1. Latyrx • A2. Say That A3. The Quickening B1. Balcony Beach • B2. Live 90.3 '94 B3. Aim For The Flickering Flame Rankin #1 B4. Funky Granules • B5. Bad News C1. Off (With) Their Heads (Be Prompt) C2. Interlude • C3. Burnt Pride C4. Scratchapella • C5. The Wreckoning C6. Burning Hot In Cali On A Saturday Night D1. Looking Over A City D2. Last Trumpet (feat. The Gift Of Gab) Bonus 7 inch A1. Lady Don't Tek No A2. Lady Don't Tek No (Instrumental)

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Sondre Lerche

Solo Pleasure

Vinyl: $24.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Norwegian musician Sondre Lerche releases his latest album Pleasure this November. His music has been compared to artists as varied as Fleetwood Mac, Prefab Sprout and Scritti Politti. For RSD Black Friday Lerche is releasing Solo Pleasure, an intimate acoustic solo performance of songs from Pleasure.

1. Soft Feelings 2. I'm Always Watching You 3. Serenading in the Trenches 4. I Know Something That's Gonna Break Your Heart 5. Siamese Twin 6. Bleeding Out Into the Blue 7. Reminisce 8. Hello Stranger 9. Violent Game 10. Baby Come to Me

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A six-song vinyl-only Black Friday release of Lydia Loveless and her band performing a hometown show at Skully's in Columbus, Ohio. Recorded by her longtime producer Joe Viers, the show was filmed for Gorman Bechard's documentary Who Is Lydia Loveless' which is included as a DVD in this package.

Side One:  Out on Love, More Like Them, Desire.   Side Two:  Really Wanna See You Again, Heaven, Boy Crazy

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Revisiting JohnnyThunders and the Heartbreakers's 'L.A.M.F.' Live at Bowery Electric. Members of Blondie, Guns 'N Roses, MC5, and The Replacements gathered to pay tribute to Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers's most iconic moments. Walter Lure, the sole surviving Heartbreaker, Clem Burke of Blondie, Tommy Stinson of The Relacements and Guns & Roses, and Wayne Kramer of MC5, played the entire legendary 'L.A.M.F.' album to an ecstatic crowd. Released for Record Store Day Black Friday on transparent blue vinyl.

Born To Lose, Baby Talk, All By Myself, I Wanna Be Loved, It's Not Enough, Chinese Rocks, Get Off The Phone, Pirate Love, One Track Mind, I Love You, Goin' Steady, Let Go, Can't Keep My Eyes On You, Do You Love Me.

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Ziggy Marley is a Jamacian born musician and leader of the reggae band Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. He is also the son of Bob Marley, one of the few men in history who actually changed the world for the better. Love Is My Religion was Marley's second solo record, released in 2006. It won a 2007 Grammy for Best Reggae Album of the Year. For RSD Black Friday 2017 it is available in North America on vinyl for the first time. Love Is My Religion features Ziggy's iconic songs "Love Is My Religion" and "Beach in Hawaii". This special release will include a digital download card with album instrumentals and live audio from the Love Is My Religion concert -- over 2 hours of bonus digital audio in total! What a great gift for the world this Black Friday!

1. Into The Groove 2. Love Is My Religion 3. Make Some Music 4. Friend 5. Black Cat 6. Beach In Hawaii 7. A Lifetime 8. Be Free 9. Keep On Dreamin' 10. Still the Storms

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Alter Egos is Ingrid's recent collaboration with some of her favorite artists, and consists of re-imagned versions of select songs from her latest full-length album, It Doesn't Have To Make Sense. This special double-sided picture disc is the first physical release of Alter Egos.


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Few country artists have had a bigger influence on the musical landscape than Wille Nelson. Born in 1933 in Abbott, TX, Ol' Willie is still going strong at the young age of 84! For RSD Black Friday, Modern Classics is re-releasing Spirit, Willie Nelson's forty-ninth studio album, originally released in 1996. The album differs from Nelson's other work because his band used fewer instruments on the recording (two guitars, piano, fiddle) and it has a more classical/Spanish influence. Spirit reached the US Country top 20 when it was released, and David Fricke from Rolling Stone describes it as "low-key, acoustic, stripped to the rugged fundamentals of a good song and a superior voice." Spirit is an emotional concept album illustrating the forlorn tale of a man abandoned by the great love of his life. We follow him down the path of loss as he confronts grief, gets back on his feet, and eventually finds solace in acceptance. Beloved by those familiar with Nelson's deep catalog, Spirit remains highly revered amongst critics and fans alike. Likened to Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind or Waylon Jennings' Right For the Time, Spirit sees Nelson maturing most gracefully. Originally released in 1996, Spirit is issued here for the first time on colored vinyl as a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. It comes newly remastered with a deluxe, gatefold, 'tip-on' uncoated jacket, this is a chance to own this unique album in its most beautifully presented form.

1 Matador 2 She Is Gone 3 Your Memory Won't Die In My Grave 4 I'm Not Trying To Forget You Anymore 5 Too Sick To Pray 6 Mariachi 7 I'm Waiting Forever 8 We Don't Run 9 I Guess I've Come To Live Here In Your Eyes 10 It's A Dream Come True 11 I Thought About You, Lord 12 Spirit Of E9 13 Matador

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock was unquestionably the most popular character on the original Star Trek series. His first record album, Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space, was originally released in June 1967 on Dot Records. This entertaining and campy album has long been out of print on vinyl, and is a cult classic favorite for all Star Trek aficionados and lovers of Space in general. Varere Sarabande is re-releasing this amazing piece of mondo bizarro for RSD Black Friday. Pick up this great release on Black Friday and May The Force...wait, that's not right...Live Long and Prosper!

Side One: 1. Theme From Star Trek Performed by Charles Grean 2. Alien 3. Where Is Love 4. Music To Watch Space Girls By Performed by Charles Grean 5. Beyond Antares Performed by Charles Grean 6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth Side Two: 1. Mission Impossible 2. Lost In The Stars 3. Where No Man Has Gone Before Performed by Charles Grean 4. You Are Not Alone 5. A Visit To A Sad Planet

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Poncier

Poncier

Cassette: $10.99 Buy

In the movie SINGLES, Cliff Poncier is one of the main characters who was recently kicked out of his band and decides to record a solo album. During the filming of the movie SINGLES, Chris Cornell took a film prop cassette from the movie set that was Cliff Poncier's demo and seen in the film, wrote and recorded songs to the fake song titles written on the prop cassette "Seasons," "Nowhere But You," "Spoon Man," "Flutter Girl" and "Missing".  We will be officially for the first time releasing the Poncier demos on vinyl and cassette with custom art designed by Jeff Ament, in three colorways, randomly distributed.

1. Seasons 2. Nowhere But You 3. Spoon Man 4. Flutter Girl 5. Missing

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, a unique Americian folk and rhythm and blues band, led by Denver, CO's adopted son Rateliff, are determined to make your holiday a little more cheerful this year. They are releasing the holiday 7" "Baby It's Cold Outside"/"Santa Baby" on Stax Records on black vinyl. Limited to 3500 copies, this Record Store Day exclusive should make you and even Santa Claus dance and stomp his feet.

"Baby It's Cold Outside"/"Santa Baby"

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Ravi Shankar

Portrait Of Genius

Vinyl: $28.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $6.99 Download

Ravi Shankar, a very influential Indian musician and composer, was born in India in 1920. He was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Portrait of Genius was originally released in 1964, and is an essential album for any fan of Shankar or Indian music in general. For RSD Black Friday, Culture Factory is proud to re-issue Shankar's classic Portrait of Genius on mixed opaque purple vinyl with the orginal label, a printed inner sleeve, and cardboard jacket and LP spine folder.

Tala Rasa Ranga | Dhun | Tabla-Dhwani | Song From The Hills | Tabla-Tabla Tarang | Gat Kirwani | Raga Multani

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Shawn Lee, born in Kansas in 1963, is one of the most prolific musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer songwriter, composer and Radio DJ, he has released 35 albums to date. He has played, produced and written songs for hundreds of records, and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Jeff Buckley, Saint Etienne, and the late Amy Winehouse. Lee's music has been used extensively in both film & TV - including Monuments Men, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and many others. After a 5 year hiatus, Shawn makes a welcomed return to his Ping Pong Orchestra moniker with the Spacey concept album Techstar. This imaginary soundtrack album is filled with Cosmic Funk, Boogie, and disco. Based around the characters & happenings on a space station called Techstar, Mr. Lee blasts off into the outer regions on his latest Sci-Fi opus, proving that Space IS indeed the place....

1. Orion O’Neal 2. Ursa Major 7th 3. Space Shuffle 4. Lexina Walks In 5. Star Chimes 6. Lexina’s Theme 7. Sexy Sylvie 8. Captain Stone9. Tenaka’s Theme 10. Freddie Guitar 11. Hobots Theme 12. Carlos Theme 13. JT Space Cumbia 14. Razor Sharp 15. Doctor B 16. Dirk’s Jerk 17. Vegas In Space

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Newly remastered reissue of Sonny Clark Trio's LP on Time Records, 1960. Plus a second LP of outakes. Original liner notes by Nat Hentoff. New liner notes by Ben Ratliff. Includes previosuly unseen photographs from the session.

Side 1: 1) Minor Meeting 2) Nica 3) Sonny's Crip 4) Blues Mambo Side Side 2: 1) Blues Blue 2) Junka 3) My Conception 4) Sonia Side Side 3: 1) Nica ( take 2) 2) Sonia ( take 3) 3) Minor Meeting ( take 10) Side 4: 1) Junka ( take 1) 2) Nica ( take 4) 3) Minor Meeting ( take 9)