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We Are: Roots & Traditions is a limited edition 12” EP pressed on rich purple vinyl featuring never-before-heard music from Jon Batiste. Batiste combines elements of jazz, gospel, soul funk, R&B, rap and more to honor musical traditions and as he breaks the mold of what modern artists can be. The 33-year-old musician and activist has been gaining national attention from CNN, New York Times, and more for his peaceful musical protests that he’s been leading in the streets of New York City. He also stars in and wrote the music for Disney/Pixar film SOUL set for release on November 20 and is the bandleader of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Side A “Work It Out”, “Need You (Album Master)”
Side B “WE ARE (album master)”, “Tell The Truth (Treme Mix)” feat. Mardi Gras Indians

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Some Old Bullshit is a compilation album by the Beastie Boys released in 1994. It compiles several of their early EPs, recorded in the early 1980s. These recordings present a sound radically different from that of the hip-hop sound generally associated with the band. Instead, these songs represent the band's part in the early New York hardcore scene. The album also features taped segments originally heard on Noise the Show, a popular hardcore radio show on WNYU in New York that played early recordings from the Beastie Boys. These segments feature the hyperbolic introductions of Noise the Show's host, Tim Sommer, an early supporter of the band. 

1."Egg Raid On Mojo (Demo Version)” 2. "Beastie Boys” 3. “Transit Cop” 4. “Jimi” 5. “Holy Snappers” 6. “Riot Fight” 7. “Ode to…” 8. “Michelle’s Farm” 9. “Egg Raid on Mojo” 10. “Transit Cop (Demo Version” 11. “Cooky Puss” 12. “Bonus Batter” 13. “Beastie Revolution” 14. “Cooky Puss (Censored Version)” 

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"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.

“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”

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Bombino recorded his seventh album live in Amsterdam in late 2019. It features three new songs, seven songs from his incredible catalog and his version of a Tinariwen song. This RSD Black Friday double LP is pressed in a limited edition of 1500 for the world.

A1 - Iyat Na Hay A2 - Azamane Tiliade A3 - Amidinine
B1 – Midiwane B2 - Tar Hani
C1 - Chatahat C2 - Ahoulaguine Akaline C3 - Takamba
D1 - Timtar D2 – Imajghane D3 - Chet Boughassa

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Tracks chosen from the tribute compilation album AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex. Artists from many genres covering T. Rex classics under the direction of producer Hall Willner, known for the music passion and knowledge he poured into many compilations and his work for decades at Saturday Night Live. AngelHeaded Hipster was the last project Willner worked on before his death from Covid 19 in April 2020. 

Nick Cave "Cosmic Dancer" / Peaches "Solid Gold, Easy Action"

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A 12" single for RSD Black Friday featuring a brand new track, "Imminent", from London band The Comet is Coming, with a new remixed version of "Super Zodiac" on B-Side.

SIDE A: Imminent
SIDE B: Super Zodiac (Noss DJ Remix)

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Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.

Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.

"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.

"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."

The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.

"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.

Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.

Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.

Andrew Jervis.
Ubiquity, February 2003.

“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”

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Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Black Keys founder/producer Dan Auerbach, Where Does The Devil Hide is Zella Day’s new 5 track EP that features her unique, mature voice and songwriting abilities. The EP is being released in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.

1. People Are Strangers 2. My Game 3. Purple Haze 4. Only A Dream 5. Benny My Dear

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The iconic drummer of The Doors investigates his own relationship with creativity and explores the meaning of artistry with other artists and performers in this compelling and spellbinding memoir. Foreword by Viggo Mortensen.

For RSD Black Friday, John has signed a limited number of bookplates, only available in books sold at participating indie record stores.

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In the winter of 2016, Luther Dickinson began touring behind the release of his latest record, Blues & Ballads: A Folksingers Songbook Vols 1 & 2. Normaltown Hall, a now extinct listening room that sat above the New West Records office in Athens, GA, was known for hosting community events and intimate concerts intended for the listener and performer to connect. The venue capacity was permitted for 115 listeners, but on the night of March 9, 2016 there might have been over 200 people stuffed into the venue. Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals), Sharde Thomas (drums, fife, vocals), Will Sexton (guitar), Amy LaVere (upright bass) and Brandon Chornes (drums) got on stage and brought down the house that night with a very intimate and eclectic set of American music.

New West Records is proud to release this once in a lifetime performance on super limited blue sky vinyl.

SIDE A: “Death Comes On Wings of Crepe / Blind Lemon and the Hook Man”, “Hurry Up Sunrise”, “Karmic Debt”, “Highwater (Soldier)”, “Station Blues”

SIDE B: “Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down”, “Bang Bang Lulu”, “Chevrolet”, “Shady Grove”, “Little Sally Walker"

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On July 13, 2006 the Drive-By Truckers set up shop at Plan 9 Records in Richmond, VA. It was the 25th Anniversary of the store. The band performed to a packed house and played a blistering set of fan-favorites featuring the songs, "18 Wheels of Love", "Let There Be Rock", "Goddamn Lonely Love" and "Daddy's Cup." The performance was also set up to benefit the Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment. The foundation provides, among other things, music scholarships in the Richmond area. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Patterson Hood ended up writing the song "Two Daughters and A Beautiful Wife" about Bryan Harvey and his family.

This RSD Black Friday 3 LP set will be pressed on black 140g vinyl and it will be packaged in a "bootleg" style wide-spine jacket featuring a a reprint of the ticket and show poster made for the event. The jackets will be numbered according to the worldwide pressing run of 6000.

SIDE A: “Tales Facing Up”, “One Of These Days”, “Easy on Yourself”, “Feb. 14 (3:35)”, “Aftermath USA”

SIDE B: “Gravity’s Gone”, “Sink Hole”, “Outfit”, “My Sweet Annette”, “Marry Me”

SIDE C: “A World of Hurt”, “Why Henry Drinks”, “The Day John Henry Died”, “Wednesday”

SIDE D: “Shut Up And Get On The Plane”, “Ronnie And Neil”, “Moonlight Mile”, “Let There Be Rock”

SIDE E: “Zip City”, “Goddamn Lonely Love”, “18 Wheels of Love”

SIDE F: “Nine Bullets”, “Daddy’s Cup”, “Decoration Day”, “Lookout Mountain”

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Garcia Live Volume Two captures the classic latter-era lineup of the Jerry Garcia Band in the very familiar surroundings of the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Recorded during a fruitful period for the band, which has resulted in two previous releases (Jerry Garcia Band and How Sweet It Is), this show features an appearance by banjoist Béla Fleck to kick off the second set with a fiery rendition of “Midnight Moonlight” and an otherworldly adventure on the Jimmy Cliff classic, “The Harder They Come”.

1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 2. Stop That Train 3. Forever Young 4. Run For The Roses 5. That's What Love Will Make You Do 6. My Sisters And Brothers 7. Tears of Rage 8. Deal 9. Midnight Moonlight 10. The Harder They Come 11. And It Stoned Me 12. Waiting For A Miracle 13. Evangeline 14. Think 15. That Lucky Old Sun 16. Tangled Up In Blue

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"Yes, I Have Ghosts" is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece. 

"Yes I Have Ghosts"

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Brooklyn-based rapper Half-A-Mill climbed his way up from the underground in the late ‘90s with an initial breakthrough on 1997’s one and only album by The Firm, the supergroup featuring Nas, AZ, Nature and Foxy Brown, alongside producers Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters.

After this high-profile appearance, Half-a-Mill then started setting the stage for the release of his debut album “Milíon” with the single ”Thug Ones" which featured Noreaga, Kool G Rap, and Musolini. “Milíon” became an underground classic, featuring guest appearances by AZ, Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga, Ali Vegas and Spice 1, with production by Just Blaze, The Neptunes, DJ Scratch, and DJ Ali among others.

Tragedy struck in 2003 when the rapper was shot dead at his home in Brooklyn. Tuff Kong now proudly moves to keep his legacy alive by releasing Milíon on vinyl for the first time ever for RSD Black Friday.

SIDE A: 1. “Intro” 2. “Tough Guyz (feat. Ali Vegas)” 3. “What U Ridin” 4. “New Millennium” 5. “Quiet Money (feat. AZ)” 6. “Don’t Go Away” 7. “Where BK At” 8. “Fires In Hell”

SIDE B: 1. “Some Niggaz” 2. “Thug Onez (feat. Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga)” 3. “Gimme Ya Luv” 4. “Ghetto Girl” 5. “Thug Luv” 6. “Bounce (feat. Spice 1)” 7. “Outro” 8. “Thuggest Enemy #1” 9. “Untitled Track”

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This 1977 studio recording finds Herbie Hancock embracing his jazz roots. The straightforward trio setting puts Hancock’s piano front and center. Backed by Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams behind the drums, the recording features Hancock originals as well as the Trio’s take on Miles Davis’ “Milestones.”

Though recorded at fabled San Francisco studio The Automatt, the recording was only immediately issued in Japan. To this day Japan is the only country to see a vinyl release of this session. That changes on RSD Black Friday as Get On Down presents The Herbie Hancock Trio in a complete replica of the Japanese release including a full-color insert and deluxe OBI strip.

SIDE A: 1. “Watch It” 2. “Speak Like A Child”
SIDE B: 1. “Watcha Watin For” 2. “Look” 3. “Milestones”

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Originally released in November 1970 as a single, Harrison's first as a solo artist, and topped charts worldwide; it was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK. In America and Britain, the song was the first number-one single by an ex-Beatle.

The b-side is an anthemic ballad and one of Harrison's most celebrated compositions. "Isn't It a Pity" has been described as the emotional and musical centerpiece of All Things Must Pass and "a poignant reflection on The Beatles' coarse ending". Co-produced by Phil Spector, the recording employs multiple keyboard players, rhythm guitarists and percussionists, as well as orchestration by arranger John Barham. In its extended fadeout, the song references the closing refrain of the Beatles' 1968 hit "Hey Jude". Other musicians on the recording include Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Gary Wright and the band Badfinger, while the reprise version features Eric Clapton on lead guitar.

“My Sweet Lord”/”Isn't It A Pity” 

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An exclusive 7" from Juliana Hatfield featuring two original holiday songs on colored vinyl, for RSD Black Friday. (Includes digital download card.)

"Christmas Cactus"/"Red Poinsettia"

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The Jahari Massamba Unit features Madlib on all instrumentation with the exception of drums, which are laid down by Karriem Riggins. Like Madlib, Riggins is well-versed in both the worlds of Jazz and Hip Hop. Musically, Madlib’s label says “we would call the project Spiritual Jazz, but jazz great Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music, so that’s what we’re going with.”

This is an album put together by students of jazz in its myriad and historic corms who are also proponents of jazz’s future. The resulting recording reflects a lifetime of record collecting, musical study, woodshedding, and a reverential respect for one another’s craft. Regardless of categorization this is an exciting an all new entry in Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet canon of difficult-to-categorize music.

Pardon My French debuts on RSD Black Friday in an exclusive colored vinyl pressing.

SIDE A: 1. “Je Prendrai Le Romanée-Conti (Putain De Leroy)” 2. “Les Jardins Esméraldins (Pour Caillard)” 3. “Un Bordeaux Pré-Phylloxéra (Pour Le Riche Enculé)” 4. “Deux Fakes Jayers (Aussi Pour Le Riche Enculé)” 5. “Riesling Pour Robert” 6. “Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent (Pour Duke)”

SIDE B: 1. “Trou Du Cul (Ode Au Sommelier Arrogant)” 2. “Etude Montrachet” 3. “Le Feu (Pour Belluard)” 4. “Merde (Basse-cour” 5. Inestimable Le Clos” 6. “La Closerie (Pour Prévost)” 7. “Hommage À La Vielle Garde (Pour Lafarge Et Rinaldi)”

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With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”

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No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 continues the documentation of Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience sideman work with the Harlem-based R&B combo. These twelve recordings were captured at Studio 76 in 1965 [as well as two controversial sessions in July and August 1967] and offer a fascinating glimpse of Hendrix’s genius in the years before—and during—his early success. It includes the 1965 demo of the first known Hendrix composition (“Working All Day”) and shiver-inducing guitar playing that hints at the genius to come. While not a Jimi Hendrix album the music is now under the control of Experience Hendrix, and thanks to them has been lovingly restored by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer for RSD Black Friday, giving fans the chance to enjoy these tracks in their proper historical context in a numbered, limited edition brown vinyl release.

Side A: “Gloomy Monday”, “Hush Now”, “No Business”, “Love Love
Side B: “UFO,” “My Best Friend (Takes 3/4/5)”, “How Would You Feel [Alternate]”, “Hornet’s Nest”, “I Need You Every Day”, “Suey”, “No Business [Demo]”, “Working All Day [Demo]”

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Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The first of this series comes from five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette, with hidden gems from Verve legends Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.  The Blues Hall of Fame legend deftly reinterprets the classics “Strange Fruit” and “I Hold No Grudge” on this 12” EP, with the original timeless versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

SIDE A:
01) Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) (3:12)
02) Strange Fruit (Bettye LaVette) (4:30)

SIDE B:
01) I Hold No Grudge (Nina Simone) (2:18)
02) I Hold No Grudge (Bettye LaVette) (6:12)

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The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.

1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song 

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At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.  

SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”

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Author Stephen King described Ft. Worth native James McMurtry as “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation” in Entertainment Weekly. The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. 2005's Childish Things garnered some of the highest critical praise of McMurtry's career and spent six weeks at number one on R&R's Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for album and song of the year, respectively. This is the first time Childish Things will be available on vinyl.

1 See The Elephant 2 Childish Things 3 We Can't Make It Here 4 Slew Foot 5 Bad Enough 6 Restless 7 Memorial Day 8 Six Year Drought 9 Old Part of Town 10 Charlemagne's Hometown 11 Pocatello 12 Holiday

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On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.

Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.

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On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.

Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.

Record One: Original LP
Side 1 – MOTORHEAD, ON PAROLE, VIBRATOR, IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE
Side 2 – CITY KIDS, FOOLS, THE WATCHER, LEAVING HERE, LOST JOHNNY

Record Two: Bonus Tracks
Side 3 – ON PAROLE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), CITY KIDS (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE) *
Side 4 – MOTORHEAD (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), LEAVING HERE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), FOOLS (DEMO VERSION) *

*PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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Willie Nelson has appeared on Austin City Limits more than any other artist, performing on the pilot and seventeen subsequent episodes of the Texas Public Television institution that debuted in 1976 and is still going strong as the longest running music series in American television history. This performance was captured in 1976 and aired as the premiere episode of the second season the following year. It found Willie and The Family performing his classic album Red Headed Stranger front to back in an amazing performance and this RSD Black Friday edition marks its first audio release. 

Side A: “Time Of The Preacher”, “I Couldn’t Believe It Was True”, “Time Of The Preacher Theme”, “Medley: Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger”, “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”, “Red Headed Stranger”, “Time Of The Preacher Theme”, “Just As I Am”

Side B: “Denver”, “O’er The Waves”, “Down Yonder”, “Can I Sleep In Your Arms”, “Remember Me”, “Hands On The Wheel”, “Bandera”

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2010’s Meridional is the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-nominated metalcore band, Norma Jean, and marks the Georgia band’s debut with Razor & Tie. Produced by Jeremy SH Griffith (Underøath, Johnnyswim, Five Iron Frenzy) Meridional—which features such fan favorites as “Leaderless and Self Enlisted” and “Deathbed Atheist”—received wide praise from the likes of RevolverAbsolutePunk, and Exclaim!, which ranked the LP among one of the best Metal Albums of the year.  Limited to 3400 copies, this special tenth-anniversary reissue comes as a 2-LP set pressed on turquoise marble vinyl.  


1. Leaderless and Self Enlisted 2. The Anthem of the Angry Brides 3. Deathbed Atheist 4. Bastardizer 5. A Media Friendly Turn for the Worse 6. Septentrional 7. Blood Burner 8. High Noise Low Output 9. Falling From the Sky: Day Seven 10. Everlasting Tapeworm 11. Occidental 12. The People That Surround You On A Regular Basis 13. Innocent Bystanders United 14. Oriental

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One of Billboard’s Top 15 Hip-hop and R&B Artists to watch gets a translucent green vinyl release of her album Parked Car Convos, featuring the hit “Love Songs”. 

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Meet The Woo is the debut mixtape, where Pop Smoke's legacy began. For the first time ever, the mixtape will be released on CD, featuring the RIAA  Platinum single "Dior" as well as the RIAA Gold single "Welcome To The Party." Included on this CD are two remixes of "Welcome To The Party," one that joins Pop Smoke with Nicki Minaj and one that features Skepta.

1.“Meet The Woo” 2. “Welcome To The Party” 3. “Hawk Em” 4. “Better Have Your Gun” 5. “Scenario” 6. “Dior” 7. “Feeling” 8. “PTSD” 9. “Brother Man” 10. “Welcome To The Party (feat. Nicki Minaj)– Remix” 11. “Welcome To The Party (feat. Skepta) – Remix”

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Live At Alice Tully Hall - January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show captures Lou Reed’s New York City live debut as a solo artist, at the Lincoln Center venue during his Transformer tour. He was backed by The Tots, a tight, funky, twin-guitar combo whose gritty  bar-band approach offered an energized accompaniment to Reed’s material, whether that was the Velvets (“Heroin,” “Sweet Jane”) or songs from his first two solo albums, Walk On The Wild Side and Vicious. Mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Matt Ross-Spring, these fourteen live tracks are available for the first time, released first on RSD Black Friday on two LPs pressed on burgundy vinyl and packaged with a new essay by Ed McCormack, rare pictures and memorabilia.

Side A: “White Light/White Heat”, “Wagon Wheel”, “I’m Waiting For The Man”, “Walk And Talk It”, “Sweet Jane”
Side B: “New Age”, “Vicious”, “I Can’t Stand It”, “Satellite Of Love”
Side C: “Heroin”, “I’m So Free”, “Walk On The Wild Side”
Side D: “Rock And Roll,” “Sister Ray”

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Continuing the series of Lou Reed re-issues for RSD Black Friday, is his critically successful 1992 Sire album Magic and Loss. Pressed as a double LP, featuring three sides of vinyl and an etching, exclusive released for RSD Black Friday 2020. (NME 10/10, Q Magazine 4*, Rolling Stone 4*)

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Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings is Resonance Records' first archival release from the Saxophone Colossus himself, Sonny Rollins. Released in partnership with the Nederlands Jazz Archief, this deluxe limited-edition 180g 3LP set is officially sanctioned by Rollins and is comprised of three different previously unissued performances with bassist Ruud Jacobs and drummer Han Bennink in May of 1967 at Vara Studio in Hilversum, the Arnhem Academy of Visual Arts, and a televised performance at the Go-Go Club in Loosdrecht. Rollins in Holland will include an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos from each venue; essays by Aidan Levy (currently writing a biography of Sonny Rollins for Da Capo Press) and Dutch jazz journalist/producer Frank Jochemsen; plus interviews with Sonny Rollins, Han Bennink, a remembrance of Ruud Jacobs, and more. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.

1. Four (22:15) 2. On Green Dolphin Street / There Will Never Be Another You (13:13) 3. They Can't Take That Away From Me / Sonnymoon For Two (9:32) 4. Three Little Words (22:25) 5. Blue Room (4:53) 6. Four (5:17) 7. Love Walked In (6:05) 8. Tune Up (6:58) 9. Sonnymoon For Two / Love Walked In (18:51)

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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

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In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, the first-ever domestic pressing of the seminal breakthrough album from the Grammy-nominated New Wave of American Heavy Metal pioneers! This new blood-red pressing for RSD Black Friday marks the first-ever vinyl release of the version remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence) and Grammy-award winning engineer Alan Douches (High on Fire, Motorhead, The Black Dahlia Murder). Of note: guitarist Jon Donais is now a member of thrash icons Anthrax, while guitarist Matt Bachand now plays with Act of Defiance.

1. “Pain Glass Vision” 2. “Crushing Belial” 3. “Of One Blood” 4. “The First Noble Truth” 5. “Fleshold” 6. “Root Bound Apollo” 7. “Revel In My Loss” 8. “Montauk” 9. “To Ashes” 10. “Serenity”

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Flight of the Behemoth is the third album by sunn O))), circa 2002. The band collaborated with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4. The first ever use of a drum machine on a sunn O))) track is heard on "F.W.T.B.T.", a deconstructive interpretation of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls”.

“Mocking Solemnity”/”Death Becomes You”, “O))) Bow 1”/”O))) Bow 2 “/ “F.W.T.B.T. “/ “Grimm & Bear It”

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The Side By Side series goes to 12" as Corey Taylor of Slipknot takes on the classic Dead Boys track, with the original inspiration on the other side. 

"All This And More"/"All This And More" 

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the debut album by U2, Boy. Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and produced by Steve Lillywhite, it was originally released on 20th October 1980. Features the singles “A Day Without Me” and “I Will Follow” as well as live favourites “Out Of Control” and “The Electric Co.”.

Limited edition white vinyl pressing includes an additional double-sided poster plus a lyrics/credits insert. Exclusive to independent retailers for RSD Black Friday 2020.

Side 1 1. I Will Follow 2. Twilight 3. An Cat Dubh 4. Into The Heart 5. Out Of Control
Side 2 1. Stories For Boys 2. The Ocean 3. A Day Without Me 4. Another Time, Another Place 5. The Electric Co. 6. Shadows And Tall Trees

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A picture disc bringing together tracks from the Apple TV + series Fraggle Rock: Rock On (with guests including Tiffany Hadish, Alanis Morrissette and Common)

01. “Fraggle Rock Theme-- Fraggle Rock”, The Fraggles 02. Shine On -Fraggle Rock, The Fraggles 03. Let Me Be Your Song -Fraggle Rock, The Fraggles, Common 04. Wemblin’Fool-Fraggle Rock, The Fraggles, Jason Mraz 05. Fraggle Rock Theme Finale-Fraggle Rock, The Fraggles, Common, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Ziggy Marley, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz

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Clement Dodd, the founder of the iconic Studio One label, was a fierce proponent of Marcus Garvey's message of self-reliance, having heard it in his youth. Over the years he recorded and produced many songs that expressed the yearnings and feelings of his fellow Jamaicans. Afrikan Blood is a timely release that captures some of the roots reggae songs that speak to injustices that still exist today. Many of the songs on Afrikan Blood are previously unreleased or unreleased stereo mixes by foundation artists like Alton Ellis, The Gaylads, The Wailing Souls and Freddie McGregor.

As Judah Eskender Tafari sings, "Afrikan Blood keeps on flowing through my veins.'

1. Al Campbell & Freddie McGregor - Born A Free Man [Previously unreleased on LP]
2. Rodley Brissett - Justice & Peace [Previously unreleased on LP]
3. Judah Eskender Tafari - Afrikan Blood (Take 2) [Previously unreleased]
4. Lloyd Anderson - The Lion Has Returned (Take 3) [Previously unreleased]
5. Lloyd & Gerald - Thy Man Look Into Thyself [Previously unreleased on LP]
6. Dennis Lovelock - King Alpha (Take 2) [Previously unreleased]
7. The Gaylads - I Am Free [Previously unreleased stereo mix]
8. Alton Ellis & Zoot Simms - We're Gonna Climb [Previously unreleased]
9. The Wailing Souls - Hooray (It's Festival Time) [Previously unreleased]
10. Zoot Simms & Arthur Robinson - Drought [Previously unreleased stereo mix]
11. The Viceroys - Rasta Leaves His Footprints (12" Mix) [Previously unreleased]
12. The Willows - Send Another Moses [Previously unreleased on LP]
13. Dudley Sibbley - Love In Our Nation (Take 1) [Previously unreleased stereo mix]
14. Larry Marshall - Freedom Song [Previously unreleased on LP]

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This RSD Black Friday release is a compilation of bonus tracks from previous Volbeat albums, on smoky grey limited edition vinyl. These are the bonus tracks that have never appeared on vinyl in the US before!

Side A: 1. Rebel Angel 2. Angelfuck 3. Ecotone 4. Lola Montez (Harp Version) 5. Evelyn (Early Michael Vox Version) 6. Slaytan

Side B: 1. For Evigt (feat. Johan Olsen) 2. Black Rose (Michael Vox Version) 3. Under The Influence 4. Immortal But Destructible 5. Die To Live (Michael Vox Version)

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A gold vinyl release for RSD Black Friday, faithfully replicated from the original release with audio mastered from the original master tapes. 

Side 1
1. “All Day Music” 2. “Slippin' Into Darkness” 3. “The World Is A Ghetto” 4. “The Cisco Kid” 5. “Gypsy Man”
Side 2
1. “Me And Baby Brother” 2. “Southern Part Of Texas” 3. “Why Can't We Be Friends” 4. “Low Rider” 5. “Summer”

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This commemorative 2 x LP edition of Grover Live marks 20 years since the passing of Grover Washington, Jr., the immensely popular artist largely responsible for creating a bridge between jazz and R&B. Cut in June 1997 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York, this album captures the essence of Grover’s greatness. With a coterie of ‘A’ class musicians in support, Grover Live demonstrates why he was not only a leader in his field but a pioneer who blended the subtleties of jazz with the funk and sweat of soul.

1. Winelight with Intro 2. Take Fave (Take Another Five) 3. Soulful Strut 4. Grover Talks 5. Mystical Force 6. Uptown 7. Sassy Stew 8. Grover Talks Again; Medley 9. Black Frost 10. Inner City Blues 11. Strawberry Moon 12. Inside Moves 13. Jamaica 14. East River Drive 15. Just The Two Of Us 16. Sausalito 17. Let It Flow (For "Dr. J") 18. Mr. Magic

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Limited edition colored vinyl pressing of the instrumental recordings found on Disc 2 of the 2020 Omnivore Recordings CD reissue of Orange Crate Art, originally released in 1995. 

“Orange Crate Art”, “Sail Away”, “My Hobo Heart”, “Wings of a Dove”, “Palm Tree and Moon”, “Summer in Monterey”, “San Francisco”, “Hold Back Time”, “My Jeanine”, “Movies is Magic”, “This Town Goes Down At Sunset”