Black Friday Staff Picks: Andy's List

Black Friday Staff Picks: Andy's List

We asked our vinyl facilitator Andy for his top 5 picks for Record Store Day's Black Friday (which is THIS Friday, btw) so he held his head high and rattled off the following list!

Mother Love Bone- "Hold Your Head Up" - 7"

Limited edition single includes a never-before-released studio recording cover of Argent's "Hold Your Head Up" and an alternate version of "Holy Roller" from the Apple recording sessions.

Jenny Lewis- The Pax Am Sessions - 7" 

Mint green vinyl 7" featuring two unreleased alternate versions of songs from her critically acclaimed album The Voyager, produced by Ryan Adams and Mike Viola.

The JB's- These Are The JB's - 12" LP

The unreleased album by James Brown's backing band: The Bootsy Collins-led JB's. This album is the Rosetta Stone of funk's dominant idioms, yet its existence is barely a rumor. In 1970, James Brown perfectly captured a definitive moment in modern music when he ordered Bootsy Collins into the studio to record the tracks that would be test-pressed on King Records as These Are The JB's.  There are only two extant copies of the original King Records test press LP of These Are The JB's. This, the first commercial issue of this album, mastered specifically for vinyl by Elysian Master's Dave Cooley from the original two-track stereo master. Packaged in a thick, tip-on Stoughton jacket, incudes a 12-page book of liner notes and many unpublished photographs and ephemera.

Decemberists- 7"

Two new songs - "Make You Better" will be on their 2015 release, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. The b-side, "Fits and Starts, is an RSDBF exclusive track.

Genesis- From Genesis to Revelation vinyl reissue - 12" LP

First time on vinyl since the original 1974 release. Features the original lineup of Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips and Peter Gabriel. The original album insert, with lyrics, is replicated on the inner sleeve.