Andy's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!
It's that time again! On November 24th we shake off the turkey coma and open our doors at 7am for Record Store Day's Black Friday! As always, we'll be offering up a ton of limited edition RSDBF exclusives and "RSDBF First" releases in many colors and sizes! Forget the big box stores and shopping mall madness -- this year, get all your holiday shopping done early...after all, who doesn't love music!
Easy Street vinyl czar Andy Nelson says you should consider picking these sweet shiny things up on RSDBF!
Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation - LP
German electronic music group Tangerine Dream released their debut album, Electronic Meditation, in June 1970. It is the only Tangerine Dream album to feature the line-up of Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler. Their mid-'70s work has been profoundly influential in the development of electronic music styles such as new age and electronic dance music. For RSD Black Friday, Varese Sarabande is re-releasing Electronic Meditation in a special gatefold jacket.
Blue Oyster Cult - Rarities - 2xLP
The double LP set Rarities Vol. 1 presents 17 tracks, dating from the years 1969-1976, that have never before been issued on vinyl. The first side features the psychedelically-infused 'Soft White Underbelly' demos, taped for the Columbia label in 1969. The other three sides include live tracks from the band's archive, outtakes from such classic albums as Tyranny And Mutation and Secret Treaties, plus rare singles including the cover version of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild." This edition is limited to only 1,000 units, including two LPs on white vinyl, a gatefold cover and liner notes.
Chris Bell - The Complete Chris Bell - 6xLP Box Set
After co-founding and subsequently leaving Big Star, Chris Bell only issued two tracks of new music during his short lifetime. For RSD Black Friday 2017, Omnivore Recordings, with the help of the Estate of Chris Bell, are releasing his complete recordings. This magnificent six=LP set of Chris Bell's recorded output contains everything he ever recorded, including Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star Featuring Chris Bell, Rock City's See Seven States, I Am The Cosmos (Expanded), and two LPs of outtakes and alternate versions. Rounding out the box set is an exclusive unissued London interview from 1975 conducted by Barry Ballard, and a 20-page color booklet with previously unseen photos. This release should serve as the definitive collection of the massively influential Chris Bell, and would make a wonderful gift for any Big Star fan!
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - 2xLP w/booklet
Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation is an iconic album that has influenced countless rock bands with its image, its attitude, and its blistering performances. Released in 1977 on Sire Records, the album was received ecstatically by critics such as Lester Bangs and the New York Times’ Robert Palmer (who called it one of the ten best albums of the decade), but as was the case with most original “punk” albums, it wouldn’t get mainstream recognition for decades. Now its place in music history is secure as one of punk’s most significant records. Recently, Rolling Stone magazine lauded Blank Generation as one of the “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time,” giving the innovative and literate band its well deserved credit on the cusp of its 40th anniversary. This seminal album is being recognized on its 40th anniversary this year with limited edition double-CD and double-LP deluxe editions to be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Produced for release by Richard Hell, the album has been expertly remastered—by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, who mastered the original LP—as well as restored to its original 1977 track listing and sleeve imagery. BLANK GENERATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a second disc, with previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB. The booklet also contains many previously unpublished photos of the band by Roberta Bayley (the renowned CBGB photographer who shot the LP’s original cover), a revealing essay by Hell along with compelling images from his notebooks and private papers, and an extensive new interview with Ivan Julian by Hell.
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.