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.