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Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt was recorded in '88 and '89 here in Seattle by two young producers, Danny Dee Rock and CMT, who went by the name Incredicrew. They juxtaposed DJ Nerdy B's fresh scratching with Chelly Chell's clever rhyme delivery and the results are stunning. The four of them created true magic on this now available album, which has been lost to history for thirty-one years. Chelly Chell's rap skill places her in the upper echelons of Seattle rap greats. Nerdy B's furious scratching and cutting create a true hip hop soundscape. And Incredicrew brings the dope beats that the late '80s were known for. Buy this classic album now!
Nerdy B / Chelly Chell - Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt [Limited Edition]
$24.99
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RSD Exclusive Aug


Exclusive RSD 10” single from the multiple GRAMMY© Award winning artist Gary Clark Jr. Originally released on his acclaimed 2019 album “This Land”, this limited edition release includes two remixes of the track “Pearl Cadillac” featuring Andra Day, and is pressed on pearl colored vinyl.

Gary Clark Jr. - Pearl Cadillac (Feat. Andra Day) [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$14.99
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RSD 'First' Aug


Andrew Gold’s first recordings as a solo artist.  Contains 12 previously unissued demos from 1973. Liner notes by Grammy® Award-winning producer Peter Asher. Pressed on colored vinyl for RSD

SIDE A
1. Something New (Band Version), 2. Come Down To Me (Solo Demo), 3. What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo), 4. The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo), 5. You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo), 6. Sometimes When A Man’s On His Own (Solo Demo)

SIDE B
1. Prisoner (Band Version), 2. Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo), 3. Timothy Corey (Solo Demo), 4. Almost Love (Solo Demo), 5. Penny Arcade (Solo Demo), 6. Don’t Bring Me Down (Solo Demo)

Andrew Gold - Something New: Unreleased Gold [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$24.99
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RSD First Aug


Originally released on CD in Japan 2001, and in 2002 in Europe and the US, this is the first time the album will be available on vinyl. The album is a collection of 10 b-sides and remixes from their debut album, "Gorillaz", and the "Tomorrow Comes Today" EP. The audio has been remastered and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Gorillaz - G-Sides [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$27.99
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RSD 'First' Aug


Coke bottle green 7" of the first single from Damien Jurado's forthcoming record. B-side "From Devils To Davis" is a brand new, unreleased track exclusive to this single. 

A) “Birds Tricked Into the Trees “ B) “From Devils to Davis”

Damien Jurado - Birds Tricked Into The Trees [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$8.99
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RSD Exclusive Aug


For the entirety of her nearly three-decade-long career, globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb has been exploring a variety of styles of music, moving seamlessly between creating family-friendly albums, including her 2018 Grammy-winning Feel What U Feel, and adult-focused studio albums like Tails, Firecracker, and The Way It Really Is. It is her latest release, her fifteenth record to date, A Simple Trick To Happiness, that finds Loeb putting forth her most poignant and profoundly personal album in an exceptional body of work. The Record Store Day exclusive deluxe vinyl release of 'A Simple Trick To Happiness' features a deluxe tip-on jacket, poster insert, and 180-gram vinyl pressing.

1. Doesn't It Feel Good (feat. Michelle Branch) 2. Skeleton 3. Another Day 4. This Is My Life 5. For The Birch 6. Most of All 7. Shine 8. Sing Out 9. I Wanna Go First 10. The Upside 11. Wonder

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RSD Exclusive Aug


This limited edition 12” single for Record Store Day 2020 is inspired by the original, extremely limited, white label release issued in 1994 and features remixes by the Chemical Brothers and Ashley Beedle. 

SIDE A: 1. “La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)” 2. “La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Chemical Brothers Dub Remix)”
SIDE B: 1. “Roses In The Hospital (Ashley Beadle's OG Psychovocal Remix)” 2. “Roses In The Hospital (Ashley Beadle's OG Psychomental Remix)”

Manic Street Preachers - La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$17.99
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RSD 'First' Aug


7" single of Cat Stevens’ song “But I Might Die Tonight”, from the album Tea For The Tillerman. The B-side features the alternative version of the song, from the movie Deep End (starring Jane Asher), reworked specifically for the film and previously unavailable until now! Pressed on light blue vinyl.

SIDE A – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Movie Version)
SIDE B – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Remastered 2020)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - But I Might Die Tonight [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$10.98
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RSD 'First' Aug


One of the very first ‘rarities’ collections, released to try and defeat the bootleggers, the original 11-track album was released in 1974. Compiled by bassist John Entwistle, the set features the single “Long Live Rock”, the unedited, unreleased version of “The Seeker”, the studio version of “Young Man Blues”, alternative versions of “Dogs Part Two” and “Water”, amongst many other gems. This reissue includes the original album on disc one and adds 14 bonus tracks – B-sides, rarities & extras on disc two, ‘Odds & Sods Too’ – to create a definitive, 25-track double LP. Pressed on red (LP1) and yellow (LP2) vinyl. Includes Pete Townshend’s original track annotation.

The stunning artwork and design restore the original ‘die-cut’ front sleeve. Graham Hughes shot the cover for Odds and Sods – “I’d stayed up the night before with Letterset, designing the letters on the American football helmets with each of the band’s names printed on. When I finally managed to get them together in one place, which happened to be the bathroom, Pete and Roger’s helmets didn’t quite fit so that’s why their wearing each other’s. That Quadrophenia tour wasn’t very pleasant and the band were arguing a lot. When I showed Pete the blow-up of the cover, he didn’t like it and told me so. I was so frustrated by this time, I started ripping it up . . . That’s when he decided he liked it! I stuck it back together with adhesive tape and Roger said, ‘call it a bunch of odds and sods.”

LP1 / SIDE A –
1. Postcard, 2. Now I'm A Farmer, 3. Put The Money Down, 4. Little Billy, 5. Too Much Of Anything, 6. Glow Girl

LP1 / SIDE B –
1. Pure And Easy, 2. Faith In Something Bigger, 3. I'm The Face, 4. Naked Eye, 5. Long Live Rock

LP2 / SIDE A –
1. Zoot Suit (remix with fade), 2. Here Tis (only previously released on 30 Years… box set), 3. Leaving Here (from ‘Pye’ acetate), 4. Baby Don’t You Do It (from ‘Pye’ acetate), 5. Young Man Blues (alternate studio version, included on 1998 CD), 6. Dogs Part Two (B-side, the single mix; included on Tommy SDE), 7. Here For More (B-side single mix), 8. The Seeker (long unedited version; unreleased)

LP2 / SIDE B –
1. Heaven And Hell (B-side single mix), 2. Don’t Know Myself (B-side single mix), 3. When I Was A Boy (B-side single mix), 4. Waspman (B-side single mix), 5. We Close Tonight (included on 1998 CD), 6. Water (B-side single mix

The Who - Odds and Sods (Deluxe) [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$34.99
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RSD Exclusive - Sep


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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RSD First - Sep


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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RSD First - Sep


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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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Sep


Just in time for Record Store Day 2020, Coalmine Records and Duck Down Music are happy to announce the 7’ release of "Latoya Jackson," the commanding, gritty posse cut first appearing on Sean Price & Small Professor's LP, 86 Witness. The A-side is the original version which features Quelle Chris with cuts from DJ Revolution, while the flip side features the “Back to the Old School Remix,” with a gracious guest verse from the luminary lyricist Masta Ace.

Adding to the record's allure for bonafide collectors and hip-hop fans alike, the artwork has been handled by Atlanta-based heavyweight FRKO (Action Bronson, Gucci Mane), who expertly reimagined the cover of Just-Ice's classic Back to the Old School (Fresh Records, 1986). With an aptitude for details, FRKO's vibrant visual take superimposes Masta Ace into the scene, drawing from the rap veteran's cover artwork for his 2004 album, A Long Hot Summer. The parallel merger of classic iconography and refined cultural references accents the 7" release with exemplary execution, giving new legs to a track that further personifies the coveted energy of its initial release as an exclusive Record Store Day drop, all while paying homage to the late legend Sean Price.

This collector’s edition 7-Inch of "Latoya Jackson" is pressed on striking bubble gum pink vinyl.

Side A: "Latoya Jackson" (Back to the Old School Remix) f/ Masta Ace Side B: "Latoya Jackson (feat. Quelle Chris & DJ Revolution)"

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Oct


Too Kool is the second volume in Blitzen Trapper's Unreleased Recordings Series and follows 2017's first volume, Waking Bullets At Breakneck Speed. The 10-song set features the earliest Blitzen Trapper recordings from which comprised a cohesive album containing in large part the various future sounds of the band in gestational form.  Recorded 2003 to 2004.  Pressed on Translucent Orange Vinyl.

1. Too Kool 2. Farthest Shore 3. Everything U Do 4. Rainy Day 5. Big Adventure 6. Pink Padded Slippers 7. Kid Sister 8. Flying Trapeze 9. Crystal Ball 10. On A Tuesday

Blitzen Trapper - Unreleased Recordings Vol. 2: Too Kool [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$21.99
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RSD Exclusive - Oct


Dandy Warhols cover The Velvet Underground's “Femme Fatale”, with Bebe Buell on vocals for a new studio recording. B-side is a new acoustic recording of the band's single ''Killing Me”.
The cover art for the 7'' features Bebe and Nico from back in the 70's.

"Femme Fatale" b/w "Killing Me"

Dandy Warhols and Bebe Buell - Femme Fatale [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$11.99
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RSD First - Oct


First time on vinyl!

Aside from Knopfler’s silky score, the album contains tracks from Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Francoise Hardy, The Stranglers, Hot Chocolate and Django Reinhardt.

“…nicely evokes the picture’s wistful, nostalgic atmosphere.” -All Music

Limited Edition - Pressed on clear vinyl


Mark Knopfler - Metroland (Music and Songs From The Film) [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
$24.99
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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Oct


Athens, Georgia instrumental college rock staples Love Tractor return with their original line up to rework early tracks for this RSD 7" with help from Doug Stanley & Joe Rowe of the Glands, Bill Berry of R.E.M., and with David Barbe and Jeff Calder holding down the studio. Two reworked originals to lead into their full catalog reissue series that kicks off in mid-2020.

“60 Degrees and Sunny” / “FEST-ivals”

Love Tractor - 60 Degrees And Sunny [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$9.99
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RSD Exclusive - Oct


Maroon 5's hit single "Memories" & the Dillon Francis remix on 7" vinyl. Release Includes photo booklet.

“Memories”/”Memories (Dillon Francis remix)”

Maroon 5 - Memories [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$39.99
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RSD First - Oct


Back on vinyl for the first time in decades.

One of the 100 Scores Of All Time - Movie Music UK

"...one of the most defining, effective, and memorable sports scores of all time." -Filmtracks

Pressed on aqua blue vinyl.

Randy Newman - The Natural [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$21.99
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RSD Exclusive - Oct


The first official Rolling Stones’ rarities collection, Metamorphosis, was originally released in June 1975 to try to outwit the bootleggers. The release combines legendary outtakes and rarities as well as the wealth of demos that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards composed for other artists, which were subsequently re-recorded by the Stones themselves. The collection includes an orchestrated version of “Out Of Time,” recently featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Record Store Day 2020 limited edition of the UK version of Metamorphosis will be released on hunter green vinyl and includes a full color exclusive iron-on t-shirt transfer of the album artwork, which alludes to Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis,” the story of a man who wakes up one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect.

SIDE A –
1. Out Of Time 2. Don't Lie to Me 3. Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind 4. Each and Every Day of the Year 5. Heart of Stone 6. I'd Much Rather Be With the Boys 7. (Walkin' Thru The) Sleepy City 8. We're Wastin' Time 9. Try a Little Harder
SIDE B –
1. I Don't Know Why 2. If You Let Me 3. Jiving Sister Fanny 4. Downtown Suzie 5. Family 6. Memo from Turner 7. I'm Going Down

The Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis UK [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$34.99
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RSD Exclusive - Oct


This Record Store Day 2020 exclusive features tracks from acclaimed composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant, The Last Emperor) heard in "Smithereens" - the second episode of the fifth series of the anthology series Black Mirror. The cover art showcases an original design from Sakamoto’s long-time collaborator, Alva Noto.

“meditation app”, “plot”, “this is my last day”, “hayley”, “prey”, “chain smoking addict”, “chase”, “reverse surface”, “closing in”, “countdown”, “retreat”, :flashback”, :gun is real”, “shot”, “degrade”, “car crash”, :this is my last day 2”, “release”

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Black Mirror: Smithereens (Original Soundtrack) [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$22.98
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RSD Exclusive - Oct
Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 is the first volume of Captured Tracks’ new venture into compilations – Excavations. Dedicated to compiling forgotten music from the 1970s – 1990s that has a connection to Captured Tracks’ sound and aesthetic, this series will bridge the past to our current roster and showcase the kinds of sounds that inspire us.

As an American label, we’ve often wondered why British, Aussie, and Kiwi indie rock from the ‘80s has had the most influence on modern acts and the collector’s market. Outside of bands like R.E.M., the Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate, and a few others, most of these bands received little attention from national or international press outlets and markets. The acts on this compila- tion have a true DiY spirit that lead many of these bands to self-record and self-release within tiny local scenes in small cities and college towns across America.

Strum & Thrum aims to shed light on this forgotten era of jangly, melodic rock music that emerged from the ashes of post punk and helped kick start the indie rock boom of the early ‘90s that continues to this day. Indeed, many artists featured on Strum & Thrum went on to be part of this boom – Archer Prewitt from the Sea & Cake, Jon Ginoli from Pansy Division, Ric Menck from Velvet Crush, Brent Rademaker from Beachwood Sparks, Barbara Manning, and more went on to be in well known bands in the ‘90s.

Spread across two LPs, Strum & Thrum includes an 80+ page booklet with an extensive oral history of the ‘80s indie scene, an introduction by Captured Tracks label head Mike Sniper, and tons of archival images and ephemera. Long live the jangle underground!

LP1
1. The Reverbs - Trusted Woods
2. Start - Where I Want To Be
3. Cyclones - I’m In Heaven
4. Windbreakers - All That Stuff
5. Primitons - All My Friends
6. Bangtails - Patron Of The Arts
7. The Love In - Late As Usual
8. Sex Clark Five - She Collides With Me
9. Three Hits - 5 O’Clock
10. Crippled Pilgrims - Black And White (Alternate)
11. Vandykes - Breakin My Heart
12. Salem 66 - Seven Steps Down
13. The Outnumbered - I Feel So Sorry Now
14. The Darrows - Is It You
LP2
15. Riff Doctors - Say Goodbye
16. The Ferrets - She Was Unkind
17. 28th Day - Pages Turn (Alternate)
18. Great Plains - When Do You Say Hello?
19. Downy Mildew - Purple Parlor
20. The Strand - You And Me
21. The White Sisters - Misery, Me, & You
22. Absolute Grey - Remorse
23. One Plus Two - Promise
24. The Springfields - Sunflower
25. Holiday - Change
26. Pop Art - The Meeting
27. The Reactions - Tomorrow’s Time Today
28. A New Personality - Essential Things

Various Artists - Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 - 1987 [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$44.99
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RSD Exclusive - Oct


This RSD 2020-exclusive EP features music created for the 2020 horror/mystery film The Turning, directed bu Floria Sigsmondi. Only one song here (from The Aubreys, a band featuring Finn Wolfhard, who also stars in the film) is on the official soundtrack, and this EP features inspired tracks from Courtney Love, Empress Of, and a never-before-released song collaboration from David Bowie and Kristeen Young.

Kristeen Young (feat. David Bowie) "American Landfill", Courtney Love "Mother (Acoustic)”, SASAMI and Lawrence Rothman "Take It To The Grave", Dani Miller (of Surfbort) "Fentanyl Smoothie", Empress Of "Call Me (Acoustic)” , The Aubreys "Getting Better (Otherwise)”, Warpaint "Melting"

Various Artists - The Turning: Kate's Diary [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
$12.99 ON SALE

        
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