Adam's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!
We asked our shipping & receiving manager Adam Tutty what he's gonna pick up on Record Store Day's Black Friday, which starts at 7am, 11/24 at your favorite corner record shop! Check out his picks!
Chuck Berry - The London Chuck Berry Sessions - LP
The London Chuck Berry Sessions is an album of studio recordings and live recordings by Chuck Berry, released by Chess Records in October 1972. Side One consists of studio recordings, engineered by Geoff Calver. Side Two features three live performances recorded by the PYE Mobile Unit, engineered by Alan Perkins, on February 3, 1972 at the Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry England. The recordings include the sound of festival management trying in vain to get the audience to leave so that the next performers can take the stage: the crowd begins chanting "We Want Chuck". "My Ding-a-ling" from the live side of the album was edited to approximately four minutes for release as a single. It was Berry's first and only single to reach #1 in the US and the UK.
Benjamin Booker - Live for No One (Live From Columbus Theater, Providence, RI) - 10” EP
Benjamin Booker is a 27-year-old American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, born in Virginia Beach, VA. He was exposed to all types of music in his youth, and Booker cites artists as varied as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex as influences. His music has been described as "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity." Caroline and ATO Records are releasing Benjamin Booker - Live For No One (Live From Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI) for the first time ever on RSD Black Friday! This is a album of five unreleased live tracks from a stellar performance , including live versions of "Right On You," "Witness," "Believe," "Slow Drag Under," and "Overtime."
Steve Earle - El Corazon - LP
This 1997 Steve Earle album is released on vinyl for the frst time, and comes with a lithograph exclusive to this Record Store Day Black Friday edition.
Mike Watt - Contemplating the Engine Room - LP
Mike Watt’s second album features Nels Cline on guitar and Stephen Hodges on drums. The album is finally receiving its first ever vinyl pressing with this double LP, a full 20 years after the album’s release. Pressed on two 180-gram vinyl LPs, it features three full sides of music and a custom vinyl etching on the 4th side. The release includes a bonus download card featuring an entire unreleased live show, Contemplating the Engine Room: Live in Long Beach ‘98 – Five Man Opera.
Poncier - Poncier (LP or cassette)
In the movie Singles, Cliff Poncier is one of the main characters who was recently kicked out of his band and decides to record a solo album. During the filming of the movie, Chris Cornell took a film prop cassette from the movie set that was Cliff Poncier's demo and seen in the film, wrote and recorded songs to the fake song titles written on the prop cassette: "Seasons," "Nowhere But You," "Spoon Man," "Flutter Girl" and "Missing." For the first time officially, the Poncier demos will be available on vinyl and cassette with custom art designed by Jeff Ament, in three colorways, randomly distributed.