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Record Store Day Drops 2020 - Sept 26

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RSD 2020 Ambassador Brandi Carlile has strong ties to her hometown Seattle. Her RSD 2020 release pays tribute to one of the region's most legendary bands, and one of her strong influences: Soundgarden.†

†"Black Hole Sun" / "Searching With My Good Eye Closed"

Brandi Carlile - A Rooster Says [RSD Drops Sep 2020]
$15.99
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2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of Gangsta's Paradise, the second studio album by rapper Coolio, released on November 21, 1995. It is Coolio's best-selling album, with over three million copies sold in the United States, and produced three singles: "Gangsta's Paradise", "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)", and "Too Hot".

This anniversary edition is remastered, pressed on 180g double red vinyl and features previously unreleased bonus material


1. That's How It Is,†2. Geto Highlites,†3. Gangsta's Paradise,†4. Too Hot,†5. Cruisin',†6. Exercise Yo' Game,†7. Sumpin' New,†8. Smilin',†9. Fucc Coolio,†10. Kinda High Kinda Drunk,†11. For My Sistas,†12. Is This Me?,†13. A Thing Goin' On,†14. Bright as the Sun,†15. Recoup This,†16. The Revolution,†17. Get Up Get Down

Bonus Tracks:
1. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" [Timber Mix],†2. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" [Timber Mix Instrumental

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise: 25th Anniversary (Remastered) [RSD Drops Sep 2020]
$38.99
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Jalacy J. Hawkins, better known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, was born on July 18, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio. As a young man, he played piano, boxed in local championships and learned opera at the Ohio Conservatory of Music. Although initially pursuing opera after returning from serving in World War II, Hawkins eventually sharpened his focus on the darker side of R&B and jazz, using macabre stage props, absolute wildman persona and expert voice imitating the blare and squeal of saxophones. His most notable chart-topper was the boozy, raucous 1956 hit ''I Put A Spell On You,'' which was banned by many radio stations for its suggestive groans and grunts. All things considered, Screamin' Jay Hawkins is considered one of the earliest pioneers of what would become shock rock.

Recorded in 1970, Hawkins' fourth album finds the artist at a point of transition. Although Jay had found commercial success and his sales surpassed one million units, he had grown somewhat weary of his shock/voodoo/bogeyman persona and wanted to be taken more seriously as a singer. Luckily for us, Jay only tones down the yelling and the crooning and the grunting and the groaning marginally. The tracks here are every bit as wild as you would hope and a bit more mature (note: a very little bit).

Because Is In Your Mind, also known as Armpitrubber, is packaged in a wonderfully psychedelic painting by Karl Wirsom of the hugely influential Chicago art collective The Hairy Who.

LIMITED Opaque White/Blue Mixed colored vinyl exclusive to RSD
Packaging: Direct-to-board LP jacket, 180g vinyl

A1. Please Don't Leave Me A2. I Wanta Know A3. I Need You A4. My Marion A5. Bite It A6. Move Me
B1. Good Night My Love B2. Our Love Is Not For 3 B3. Ain't Nobody's Business B4. Take Me Back B5. Trying To Reach My Goal B6. So Long

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Because Is In Your Mind [RSD Drops Sep 2020]
$29.99

        
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