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Ian's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

Ian's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

It's that time again! Just one more week until we open our doors at 7am for Record Store Day's Black Friday (11/24)! As always, we'll be offering up a ton of limited edition RSDBF exclusives and "RSDBF First" releases in many colors and sizes!

Without further ado, here are Easy Street Social Media guru Ian Bremner's RSDBF picks!

Neil Young - Harvest Moon 25th Anniversary Edition - 2xLP

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.

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels - Live 1973 Featuring Emmylou Harris

Live 1973 Featuring Emmylou Harris is a live album by Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels, recorded at Sonic Studios in Hempstead, New York during a live radio broadcast from WLIR-FM. The recording came between Parsons' only two solo studio albums, GP, and Grievous Angel, but it was not released until 1982. This re-issue is pressed on audiophile 180-gram vinyl, utilizing Sierra Records 1982 original half-speed metal master, and was processed by the late Richard "Slim" Doss at the legendary Sheffield Lab Matrix. This beautiful deluxe edition comes with the original LP artwork, in an enhanced presentation silver foil, limited numbered jacket. It is a must have for any fan of the talented and troubled musician.

Isaac Hayes - The Spirit of Memphis - 2xLP

World famous soul singer Issac Hayes influenced thousands of musician over his multi-decade career, working for Stax Records and writing such classics as "Soul Man" and "Shaft." To honor this legend who passed away in 2008, RSD Black Friday is releasing a 2LP set on colored vinyl, The Spirit of Memphis, featuring many songs from Hayes' career, and several songs previously unreleased on vinyl. This collection highlights Isaac's role as musician, songwriter, and producer and includes songs from not only his catalog, but from The Soul Children, David Porter, The Emotions and more. 

Willie Nelson - Spirit

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. 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.

Check out the full list of Record Store Day Black Friday titles here!

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Win Tickets To Chicano Batman!

Win Tickets To Chicano Batman!

L.A.'s Chicano Batman are bringing their infectious mix of Brazilian Tropicalia & psych-tinged funk to the Showbox November 18th with special guests Texas psych/world trio Khruangbin! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Freedom Is Free" (the title of their latest release on ATO) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/17. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Foo Fighters At Safeco!

The mighty Foo Fighters are looking to hit a home run when they come and play Safeco Field on September 1st, 2018! Tickets go on sale Monday, November 20th at 10am, but if you're feeling lucky, you might wanna enter our contest for a pair of free tickets! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "FOOS!" and please include first & last name with entry. Good luck!

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Adam's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

Adam's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

We asked our shipping & receiving manager Adam Tutty what he's gonna pick up on Record Store Day's Black Friday, which starts at 7am, 11/24 at your favorite corner record shop! Check out his picks!

Chuck Berry - The London Chuck Berry Sessions - LP

The London Chuck Berry Sessions is an album of studio recordings and live recordings by Chuck Berry, released by Chess Records in October 1972. Side One consists of studio recordings, engineered by Geoff Calver. Side Two features three live performances recorded by the PYE Mobile Unit, engineered by Alan Perkins, on February 3, 1972 at the Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry England. The recordings include the sound of festival management trying in vain to get the audience to leave so that the next performers can take the stage: the crowd begins chanting "We Want Chuck". "My Ding-a-ling" from the live side of the album was edited to approximately four minutes for release as a single. It was Berry's first and only single to reach #1 in the US and the UK.

Benjamin Booker - Live for No One (Live From Columbus Theater, Providence, RI) - 10” EP

Benjamin Booker is a 27-year-old American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, born in Virginia Beach, VA. He was exposed to all types of music in his youth, and Booker cites artists as varied as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex as influences. His music has been described as "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity." Caroline and ATO Records are releasing Benjamin Booker - Live For No One (Live From Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI) for the first time ever on RSD Black Friday! This is a album of five unreleased live tracks from a stellar performance , including live versions of "Right On You," "Witness," "Believe," "Slow Drag Under," and "Overtime." 

Steve Earle - El Corazon - LP

This 1997 Steve Earle album is released on vinyl for the frst time, and comes with a lithograph exclusive to this Record Store Day Black Friday edition.

Mike Watt - Contemplating the Engine Room - LP

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 180-gram vinyl LPs, it features three full sides of music and a custom vinyl etching on the 4th side. 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.

Poncier - Poncier (LP or cassette)

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, 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." For the first time officially, the Poncier demos will be available on vinyl and cassette with custom art designed by Jeff Ament, in three colorways, randomly distributed.

View the complete list of RSD Black Friday releases!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Noah Gundersen!

Enter To Win Tickets To Noah Gundersen!

Maybe you saw Noah Gundersen cast his spell at Easy Street a couple months back (if not, see below)...and now our local hero is coming home again for a two-night stretch at the Neptune, supporting his latest LP, White Noise! We're giving away a pair of tickets for the November 18th (Saturday) show, so hurry and enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Bad Desire" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/15. Good luck! 

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