Record Store Day Drops 2021

RSD Drops 2021

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AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021.  The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top. 

"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"

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12” Picture Disc Edition (Maxi 33T)  of Air’s People In The City,  exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

A1. People In The City A2. The Way You Look Tonight
B1. People In The City (Modjo Version) B2. People In The City (Jack Lahana Remix)

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The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band Alcatrazz celebrate RSD Drops 2021 with the release of a colored double vinyl edition of their latest studio offering, Born Innocent. The 13-track opus, having previously only been available on CD and digital formats and never on vinyl will be a must-have collectible for anyone who considers themselves a fan of rock (pun intended!)

Their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Game. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, Born Innocent also features fellow founding members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. And from the classic album art, featuring the mighty rock itself, Born Innocent is a journey into the sort of heavy, melodic and supremely articulated hard rock that is a cornerstone of the likes of Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group, territory Alcatrazz successfully strode in the ‘80s before going on hiatus.

Born Innocent was produced by Jimmy Waldo with Giles Lavery and mixed and mastered by Andy Haller and features many former stars from Graham's long career. Guest appearances include Chris Impellitteri, who wrote the music and played all guitars on the arpeggio-powered “Born Innocent”, with Bonnet’s vocals soaring to old-school heights, as did Bob Kulick for the majestic “I Am The King”. Virtuoso Japanese guitar maestro Nozomu Wakai similarly wrote and played guitars on the double-kick steel-plated Irish warrior ode “Finn McCool”, while the six-string legend that is Steve Vai wrote “Dirty Like The City”, with Bonnet once again powerfully hitting notes that are beyond the business of most humans.

As fans will immediately hear, Alcatrazz are back doing what only they can do with Born Innocent, delivering quality hard rock with genuine storyteller lyrics, virtuoso performances and an added layer of modern ‘heavy’ that underscores the melodic excellence. Don’t miss out on this piece of rock history.


Born Innocent/Polar Bear/ Finn McCool/We Still Remember/London 1666/Dirty Like the City/I Am the King/Something That I Am Missing/Paper Flags/The Wound Is Open/Body Beautiful/Warth Lane/For Tony


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Don your tricorn hat and join the pirate’s crew with the re-release of Alestorm’s outstanding Sunset On The Golden Age album, sailing the seven seas once again exclusively as part of RSD Drops! This special edition comes with completely renewed artwork and contains an exclusive 12’’ art print. Unforgettably catchy songs featuring an abundance of parrots and eye patches prove a real treasure for buccaneers and rum-loving landlubbers alike!

Featuring “Drink”, “1741 (The Battle Of Cartagena)” and the legendary “Hangover” cover, the standout album, originally released in 2014, includes some of the most sing-a-long worthy hits in the history of piracy. Captain Christopher Bowes and his crazy crew sail through “Bacon Powered Pirate Core” with sleek keyboard riffs influenced by Folk Metal and classic Power Metal.

Shortly after the release of their already legendary live album, Live In Tilburg, the pirate metal drinking crew returns with this special gift to all the filthy marauders out there! Cast off and Ship AHOY! Black/Gold Splatter in a gold-foil gatefold jacket. Limited to 3000 pieces worldwide.


1. Walk the Plank 2. Drink 3. Magnetic North 4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena) 5. Mead from Hell 6. Surf Squid Warfare 7. Quest for Ships 8. Wooden Leg! 9. Hangover" (Taio Cruz cover) 10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. Due to an international pandemic, the band’s touring plans were brought to a halt, but this did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available on vinyl. New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches Live On The Internet. This 16-song set will be pressed on six variations of color vinyl across 3 LPs, housed in an individually numbered, foil stamped wide spine jacket with spot gloss. Color variations include Turquoise, Black, White, Pink, Metallic Silver, or Metallic Gold mixed with sea glass. Also includes an 11" x 11" insert.

Side A: 1. Blood And Sand / Milk And Endless Waters 2. Dirt Preachers
Side B: 1. Saturnine & Iron Jaw 2. 41 3. When God Comes Back
Side C: 1. Alabaster 2. Diamond
Side D: 1. 1x1 2. 3-5-7 3. The Marriage Of Coyote Woman
Side E: 1. Charles William 2. Rats In Ruin
Side F: 1. Open Passageways 2. Enemy Of My Enemy 3. Everest 4. Bulls

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Live version of Cover, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides on vinyl and available for the first time ever

1. Heaven on Fire (B-Side Born Against)
2. Hell and You (Grotto Sessions)
3. Another Man’s Grave (Live)
4. Delilah (Tom Jones)
5. Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
6. Stronger Than Dead (Live)
7. The Liar’s Club - (2012 Demo)
8. Waiting Around To Die (Townes Van Zandt)
9. Jonestown Lullaby (2010 Demo)
10. Dahmer Does Hollywood (2010 Demo)

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180g 45th Anniversary limited edition vinyl release that fully restores the original lavish album artwork. Stunning new re-master from the original master tapes, cut at Abbey Road studios.

SIDE ONE: 1. Ocean Song 2. Meeting (Garden of Geda) Sound Out The Galleon 3. Dance of Ranyart Olias (To Build The Moorglade) 4. Qoquaq En Transic Naon Transic To 5. Flight of the Moorglade

SIDE TWO: 1. Solid Space 2. Moon Ra, Chords Song Of Search 3. To The Runner

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Aaron Bruno, the songwriter behind AWOLNATION, presents ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS LIVE FROM 2020. Recorded live in studio, it features all instrumentation, no tracks. Arrangements that have creative flourishes and the fervent energy that AWOLNATION is known for in a live setting. Due to touring being grounded and not being able to perform the new songs live for fans, Aaron was motivated by the idea of giving fans a front-to-back live representation of the new album. Available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops in red and blue tie-dye vinyl.

1. “The Best - Live From 2020 2. “Slam (Angel Miners) - Live From 2020” 3. “Mayday!!! Fiesta Fever - Live From 2020” 4. “Lightning Riders - Live From 2020” 5. “California Halo Blue - Live From 2020” 6. “Radical - Live From 2020” 7. “Battered, Black & Blue (Hole In My Heart) - Live From 2020” 8. “Pacific Coast Highway In The Movies - Live From 2020” 9. “Half Italian - Live From 2020” [EXPLICIT] 10. “I’m A Wreck - Live From 2020: [EXPLICIT]

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12" picture disc of Bastille's "VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) for RSD Drops 2021. 

SIDE A –
1. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille Vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Bite Down (Bastille Vs. HAIM) [Crossfaded Version]
3. bad_news (Bastille Vs. MNEK) [Crossfaded Version]
4. The Driver [Crossfaded Version]
SIDE B –
1. Axe To Grind (Bastille Vs. Tyde Vs. Rationale) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Torn Apart [Extended Mix/Crossfaded Version]
3. Torn Apart, Pt. II (Bastille Vs. GRADES Vs. Lizzo) [Crossfaded Version]
4. Weapon (Bastille Vs. Angel Haze Vs. F*U*G*Z Vs. Braque) [Crossfaded Version]

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Deluxe Limited Edition LP of Beck's 2019 album, Hyperspace, featuring a holographic etching and exclusive cover. Beck has partnered with NASA for visual space missions tied to tracks from the album PEOPLE magazine called “his best in a decade” Packaged in a holographic jacket; includes new 24-page booklet with AI images and NASA data for each track. The vinyl features two additional songs, `Dark Places (Soundscape)' and `I Am The Cosmos (42420)', plus new mixes of `Star', `Hyperspace', `See Through' and `Die Waiting'.

Hyperlife
Uneventful Days
Saw Lightning
Die Waiting
Chemical
See Through

Hyperspace
Stratosphere
Dark Places
Star
Everlasting Nothing
Dark Places
I Am The Cosmos (42420)

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Matt Bellamy releases his first physical solo piece with Cryosleep. Cryosleep is a limited edition 12" picture disc with a sheet music booklet. The picture disc contains ten songs, three of them never-before-released versions of songs.

Side 1: 1. Unintended (Acoustic) 2. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3. Behold, The Glove 4. Take a Bow (Four Hands Piano) 5. Pray

Side 2: 1. Tomorrow's World 2. Guiding Light (on Jeff's Guitar) 3. Simulation Theory Theme (Instrumental) 4. Fever 5. Unintended (Piano Lullaby)

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In early November 2020, the singer teamed up with the choir she was a member of as a teenager to unveil new versions of her tracks “Cosmogony”, “Sonnets” and others. “Cosmogony” originally appeared on Björk’s 2011 Biophilia album, and this alternate a cappella rendition was conceived more recently during Björk’s “Cornucopia Tour” with the Hamrahlid Choir in 2019. Composed by Björk and set to the words of an E. E. cummings poem, “Sonnets” was originally a choral piece taken from her 2004 vocal album Medúlla.

1. Cosmogony
2. Cosmogony (Hamrahlíð Choir)

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Black Sabbath’s album Mob Rules celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with a limited edition picture disc exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. The newly remastered audio - from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice - features the tracks “The Mob Rules,” “Turn Up The Night” & “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”.  Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide. 

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Black Sabbath’s classic 1980 album Heaven and Hell pressed on a Limited Edition Picture Disc for the first time, exclusively for RSD Drops. The artwork showcases the album’s original “Smoking Angels” cover art by Lynn Curlee on the front and an illustration of the band by artist Harry Carmean on the back.  The newly remastered audio --from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward --features tracks “Neon Knights,” “Die Young” & “Heaven And Hell”.  Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama are among the most premier artists of the gospel world. Bela Fleck is among the most premier artists of the bluegrass world. Together, they have earned 20 Grammy Awards and scores of other accolades. For RSD Drops 2021, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck have joined together for a special 7" 45RPM vinyl release.

On the A-side, they cover "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", the Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas classic made famous by Nina Simone. The song continues to be an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement. On the B-side, the Blind Boys bring "See By Faith" to a physical format for the first time. A bonus track to their acclaimed LP, Almost Home, "See By Faith" is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan-penned track.

This release is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.


“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” / “See By Faith”

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This recording features a full performance by great musicians at their peak, providing a "you are there" experience of the excitement of great music and an appreciative crowd. Mastered from the original tape reels by Kevin Gray, the limited-edition 180g 3LP set includes an extensive booklet with rare photos, plus interviews with Carlos Garnett and Cecil McBee. Award-winning arts journalist and critic Mark Stryker contributes the main essay alongside remembrances by American journalist, educator, author, activist and friend of Roy Brooks Herb Boyd, alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson (who grew up with Roy Brooks), Louis Hayes (who got Roy the gig with Horace Silver) and more. The project came about as a desire by Reel to Real Recordings to make a positive contribution to Black Lives Matter. Understanding is our celebration of the talent, courage and spirit of the Black musicians who created a timeless and universal art, with the recognition that the injustices of 50 years ago are still with us. Proceeds will go directly to The Detroit Sound Conservancy. The album is produced with the cooperation of Cecil McBee and Carlos Garnett and the estates of Roy Brooks, Harold Mabern and Woody Shaw.

About the artist: In his younger days in Detroit, Brooks started off drumming with Yusef Lateef. He played with Horace Silver from 1959-64, including on the album Song for My Father; in 1963 he released his first album as a leader. Following this he freelanced in New York City through the 1960s and early 1970s, playing with Lateef again (1967-70), Sonny Stitt, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell, Charles McPherson, Pharoah Sanders (1970), Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Jackie McLean, James Moody (1970-72), Charles Mingus (1972-73), and Milt Jackson. His 1970 album The Free Slave featured Cecil McBee and Woody Shaw. Later in 1970 he joined Max Roach's ensemble M'Boom, and in 1972 put together the ensemble The Artistic Truth.


Track Listing: Side 1: Prelude To Understanding (22:13) Side 2: Understanding (20:17) Side 3: Billie’s Bounce (21:04) Side 4: Zoltan (24:04) Side 5: Taurus Woman (17:39) Side 6: Taurus Woman Continuation, The Theme (20:33)

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In 2011, the influential Manchester punk band revisited their early 1977 – 1981, re-recording twenty-four of their best-loved, iconic songs for the 21st century. While popular with fans, A Different Compilation was never issued on vinyl – until now. Pressed on pink vinyl.

Side A: Boredom / Fast Cars / I Don't Mind / Autonomy / Get On Our Own / What Ever Happened To?

Side B: When Love Turns Around You / Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore / Why Can't I Touch It? / Alive Tonight / I Don't Know What To Do With My Life / You Say You Don't Love Me

Side C: Turn Of The Screw / Noise Annoys / Breakdown / Promises / Love You More / What Do I Get / Harmony In My Head

Side D: Oh Shit! / Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)? / Orgasm Addict / I Believe / Love Is Lies

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July Exclusive

Legendary album from the band which is long out of print, and limited on the second-hand market.
Released in 1968, Living The Blues was one of the first double albums to place well on album charts. It featured Canned Heat's signature song, "Going Up the Country", which would later be heard in the Woodstock film. This deluxe package released as part of RSD Drops will include an OBI strip on the gatefold album jacket with two pockets, featuring the original US printed inner sleeves, orginal record labels, and one yellow and one pink translucent LPs.

“Pony Blues” | “My Mistake” | “Sandy's Blues” | “Going Up The Country” | “Walking By Myself” | “Boogie Music” | “One Kind Favor” | “Parthenogenesis” | “Refried Boogie (Part I)” | “Refried Boogie (Part II)”

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The Deluxe Edition for Village of the Damned presents the full score as heard in the film for the first time, a far more complete presentation then the 1995 Original Soundtrack which was not only truncated, but made of an entirely separate mix that wasn’t featured in the film.   The set does however include the track, “Midwich Shuffle,” a fun number which was created specifically for the 1995 soundtrack despite never actually appearing in the film.  Interest in John Carpenter's original film scores has never been higher, and his collaboration with Dave Davies of the Kinks is a one of a kind moment in cinematic music history. The album includes an all new original art direction with new notes and classic film stills and comes pressed on Orange Haze vinyl. 

SIDE A:
1. Angel Of Death / Midwich Sleeps / Daybreak 3:23
2. The Fair (Extended Version) 2:45
3. Gas Station / Asleep 3:00
4. Awaken / The Funeral 4:45
5. Welcome Home, Ben (Extended Version) 2:20
6. Big Meeting / The Decision 1:29
7. The Same Dream 1:17

SIDE B:
1. Baptism (Extended Version) 6:56
2. Baby Mara 4:43
3. Children’s Theme / Dilemma 4:00
4. The Parents Arrive 3:53
5. Children’s Carol (Instrumental) 1:45

SIDE C:
1. Loss / Carol Of The Damned 1:07
2. Carlton 7:44
3. Ben’s Death / Ultimatum 4:24
4. Burning Desire (Extended Version) 7:07

SIDE D:
1. Last Kiss / The Bomb 1:47
2. The Brick Wall (Extended Version) 5:56
3. March Of The Children (End Credits) 8:09
4. Midwich Shuffle 2:05

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John Carpenter recruited an unbelievable cast of musicians to record the soundtrack to this Sci-fi Horror film starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge.  Steve Vai, most of Anthrax, (including Scott Ian), Elliot Eason of The Cars, Buckethead and Robin Finck of NIN and Guns and Roses are among the featured players.  This soundtrack is apocolyptic and an important mark in John Carpenter's unparalleled career as a Director/Composer.  Released in conjunction with the film's 20th anniversary on "Red Planet" vinyl.

SIDE ONE:

1. Ghosts Of Mars (3:44)
2. Love Siege (4:37)
3. Fight Train (3:15)
4. Visions Of Earth (4:08)
5. Kick Ass (6:06)

SIDE TWO:

1. Slashing Void (2:46)
2. Power Station (4:37)
3. Can't Let You Go (2:17)
4. Dismemberment Blues (2:52)
5. Fightin' Mad (2:40)
6. Pam Grier's Head (2:35)
7. Ghost Poppin' (3:21)

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In 2005, DEVO's Gerald V. Casale released the notorious Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers album as a limited edition CD from Cordless Recordings. With contributions from all of his DEVO bandmates—Josh Freese, Bob Casale (d. 2014), Bob Mothersbaugh, and Mark Mothersbaugh-- it's considered to be the "lost" DEVO album, and a holy grail for collectors. Now, Real Gone Music presents Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers for the first time on vinyl in a special gatefold-and-inner-sleeve package featuring newly created cover artwork by acclaimed woodcut artist Tomo77 and lyrics. Our release also includes a very special bonus track, "I'm Gonna Pay U Back," featuring members of DEVO joining forces for the first time ever with Oingo Boingo’s lead guitarist Steve Bartek. It's been over ten years since DEVO's 2010 album Something for Everybody...this one will slake the thirst of the band's devotees. Red vinyl limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

SIDE A 1. The Time Is Now 2. Army Girls Gone Wild 3. Danger 4. Beehive 5. I Been Refused 6. The Owl
SIDE B 1. What's in a Name 2. If the Shoe Fits 3. All She Wrote 4. Find Out 5. He's Always There 6. I Need a Chick 7. I'm Gonna Pay U Back

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Cautious Clay covers Outkast's "Prototype” with a new original track on the B-side. 

“Prototype” / “Dying In The Subtlety”

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If Music Could Talk is a 1980 interview album with The Clash - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – in brief conversation with their trusted management rep/fixer/consigliere Kosmo Vinyl.  Originally only available as a promotional LP for US radio ahead of the release of The Clash’s 4th album Sandinista!, If Music Could Talk will be released for the first time as a limited edition double 180g vinyl package with new artwork as part of RSD Drops. The cover art is an homage to Nicaraguan rebel leader Augusto César Sandino – the original Sandinista – done by Kosmo Vinyl, who also supplies the liner notes on the back alongside a rare Pennie Smith band photo. If Music Could Talk features the band talking about and introducing tracks, along with those tracks themselves (using the latest band-approved remasters).


SIDE A – Paul: “Junco Partner”, “One More Time”, “One More Dub”

SIDE B – Mick: “Hitsville U.K.”, “The Magnificent Seven”

SIDE C – Joe: “Washington Bullets”, “The Call Up”, “Police On My Back”

SIDE D – Topper: “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe”, “Somebody Got Murdered”

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COMPLETE 1978 LIVE CONCERT RECORDING - FIRST TIME ON VINYL

The two-time Edison-Award winning blues band from the Netherlands, Barrelhouse, will release their complete live recording with Albert Collins as part of RSD Drops 2021.

The year is 1978 and Barrelhouse invited Albert Collins to join them for a TV show. At the time he was not as well known in Europe as he would later become. It became his first appearance on national TV outside of the United States. He returned to the Netherlands later that year for a short tour and the recording of this live album. “Albert Collins and his manager Dick Shurman arrived on the airport, he brought a flightcase with his Fender Telecaster, a packet of spare strings and a suitcase. On stage he was a star, off stage he was one of the band, wanted to travel in the Barrelhouse 9 seater.”

This RSD Drops release on 180g Translucent Red/Solid White/Black vinyl contains an extra, never-pressed-to-vinyl, track “Things I Used To Do”, which completes the concert by Collins and Barrelhouse on December 28, 1978.


A1 Frosty (Live) A2 Honey Hush (Live) A3 I've Got a Mind to Travel (Live) A4 Don't Lose Your Cool (Live) A5 Things I Used to Do (Live)

B1 Blue River Rising (Live) B2 Cock It on the Wall (Live) B3 Conversation with Collins (Live) B4 Keep Your Business Straight (Live)

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Out of print LP with limited availability in the second-hand marketplace (the CD has been reissued by Real Gone Music). This deluxe package released as part of RSD Drops will include an OBI side spine on a single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and “double split” blue translucent vinyl.

At The Village Gate is a live album by jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, the “Godfather of Fusion”, recorded on January 21 and 22, 1971 at the Village Gate in New York City. It was released by Vanguard Records. Sadly, far too few people knew of this album at the time as its distribution was limited, but it’s a record that was recorded so well it could easily be considered a live studio release, and one that never fails to open eyes or expand horizons. It’s interesting to note that Larry’s wife Julie sings for the first time on this outing and that’s his son featured on the album jacket.

“The Opening” | “After Later” | “Entardecendo en Saudade” | “Can You Follow?” | “Beyond These Chilling Winds”

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Limited edition double A-side on 12” Tangerine vinyl, featuring the first two singles from Jim Croce’s 1972 album, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, which hit #1 in the US and Canada is RIAA Certified GOLD

Also included are the original B-sides “Photographs and Memories” and “New York’s Not
My Home”

The release also includes replicated original front cover art from both singles, one on each side.

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Déjà Vu Alternates from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young is a recreation of their immensely popular second album, Déjà Vu, featuring alternate versions of songs which appeared on the original album.  The iconic album which featured “Teach Your Children,” “Woodstock,” “Our House” and “Helpless” will showcase these alternate versions on vinyl for the first time.  It will also feature a cover that mirrors the original album with an alternate photo from the cover shoot.   Pressed on 180g black vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide.

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40th anniversary reissue of the Fania classic from Celia Cruz and Willie Colón featuring hits "Dos Jueyes" and "Yo Lo Puedes Decir." All analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI.

Side A: 1. Mi Caso, 2. Cucurucucu Paloma, 3. Yo Lo Puedes Decir, 4. Latinos en Estados Unidos, 5. Berimbau

Side B: 1. Don Jueyes, 2. Kirimbambara, 3. Come Down to Miami, 4. Apago la Luz, 5. Hay Que Recordar

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The Cure

Faith [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

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The Cure’s third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album – which features the single “Primary” – will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.

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The Cure’s tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings marks its 25th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, the album – which features the singles “The 13th”, “Mint Car”, “Strange Attraction” and “Gone!” – will be pressed on double picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

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Double A-sided 7" picture disc featuring live performance audio from a special session they did together in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in the Fall of 2020.

A1 = So Incredible (Live From Leimert Park) and A2 = This Changes Everything (Live From Leimert Park). 

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Blasting through the iron-clad gates of Czarkham Asylum is the Chrome Crusader CZARFACE! Only the underworld knows Czarface's identity is equal parts Inspectah Deck of the mighty Wu-Tang Clan, Esoteric and 7L. On this once-in-a-lifetime mission he joins forces with the legendary MF Doom for this track. This 3” record is made to play on the RSD3 mini-turntable (as well as the RSD 2020 clear variant) and comes with a collectors poster and sleeve. 

"Meddle With Metal" 

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Czarface delivers a fresh action adventure in the form of an all new Czarface comic, Czar Noir, packaged with an exclusive vinyl soundtrack. In the spirit of the highly sought-after Power Records series from the ‘70s, you can read along with the comic and hear the story come to life on vinyl. This all new action-packed full color Czarface escapade comes with musical accompaniment by DJ 7L and the Czar-Keys. There’s death, destruction, mayhem and high drama – Czar Noir. The set will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.

Dark Side: 1. Czarface Theme 3099 2. Winged Fingers 3. Voyage Dans Le Temps 4. Rise Of Czar Noir

Light Side: 1. Avant-Czar 2. Czarbot 1 Theme 3. Gas Trick 4. Pedestrians Run 5. Fights Are Like That 6. DZZZT!

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Dave Davies

Bug [RSD Drops 2021]

2 x LP: $ UNAVAILABLE

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If Dave Davies did nothing more than create the slash-and-burn power chords of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" he'd earn a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As it is, the younger Davies brother has accomplished much more. His first studio album in over 20 years finds Ray's frequently overshadowed sibling reviving that rather charming '70s device, the concept album--the plot here revolving around extraterrestrial visitation and brain implantation. Davies brings the idea of benign aliens a little closer in a collection that recalls some of the best trends of the '60s and '70s. He uses a rock template that harkens back to post-Tommy Who ("The Lie"), Mott the Hoople ("Whose Fooling Who"), and Deep Purple ("It Ain't Over 'Till It's Done"), sounding rather anachronistic as a result. The songs are engaging and show Davies to be a writer of considerable skill and wit, but they're somewhat stuck in the way-back machine.

1. Who's Foolin' Who 2. It Ain't over, 'Till Its Done! 3. The Lie! 4. Let Me Be 5. Displaced Person 6. Rock You, Rock Me 7. Flowers in the Rain 8. Fortis Green 9. Why?!! 10. True Phenomenon 11. Bug 12. De-Bug 13. Life After Life (Transformation)

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The science fiction masterpiece has captured the imagination of another generation with news of a new Matrix film.  This deluxe 3-LP set is pressed on glitter-infused green vinyl, expanded to 44 tracks and housed in a stunning new art design.  Also included are classic film stills and an exclusive new interview with composer Don Davis

Side A:
1. Logos / Matrix Main Title (0:51)
2. Trinity Infinity (5:57)
3. Neo Con Brio (0:31)
4. Follow The White Rabbit (0:13)
5. Neo On The Edge (3:23)
6. Through The Surveillance Monitor (0:56)
7. Unable To Speak (1:13)
8. Bait And Switch (3:15)

Side B:
1. Switched For Life (3:36)
2. Switched At Birth (2:41)
3. Switches Brew (2:26)
4. Cold Hearted Switch (1:38)
5. Nascent Nauseous Neo (3:59)
6. A Morpheus Movement (1:38)
7. Bow Whisk Orchestra (1:22)

Side C:
1. Domo Showdown (1:14)
2. Switch Or Break Show (1:03)
3. Shake, Borrow, Switch (0:37)
4. Switch Works Her Boa (0:56)
5. Bring Me Dinner (0:37)
6. The System (0:36)
7. Freeze Face (1:51)
8. Switch Woks Her Boar (2:06)
9. Cypher Cybernetic (0:57)
10. Ignorance Is Bliss / Cyber Cyphernetic (1:48)
11. See Who? (0:19)
12. Switch Out (2:57)

Side D:
1 Boon Spoy (1:07)
3. Oracle Cookies (1:29)
4. Threat Mix (6:03)
5. Exit Mr. Hat (2:55)
6. On Your Knees, Switch (4:43)

Side E:
1. Mix The Art (2:09)
2. Whoa, Switch Brokers (4:00)
3. The Cure (1:34)
4. It’s The Smell (1:56)
5. The Lobby (0:27)
6. No More Spoons (1:01)
7. Dodge This (1:07)
8. Fast Learning (0:44)
9. Ontological Shock (4:16)

Side D:
1. That’s Gotta Hurt (5:16)
2. Surprise (4:04)
3. He’s The One Alright (6:50)

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Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).

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A boxed set of seven of Desmond Dekker’s ska singles (1963 to 1966) – to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2021!

DISC 1
A. Honour Your Mother And Father
B. Madgie
DISC 2
A. Happy Birthday Jamaica
B. Sinners, Prepare!
DISC 3
A. Parents
B. Labour Of Learning
DISC 4
A. Dracula
B. Spitfire – Don Drummond
DISC 5
A. Jeserine
B. Take Your Time – Theo Beckford
DISC 6
A. King Of Ska
B. Boof Ska – Tony Washington & The D.C.s
(as The Beverley’s All Stars)
DISC 7
A. Get Up Adina
B. Sleepwalk – Sonny Burke & His Group
(as The Beverley’s All Stars)
DISC 8
A. It Was Only A Dream
B. Just One Little Girl – The Four Aces
DISC 9
A. Mount Zion
B. This Woman
DISC 10
A. Soldering
B. Just in Time – Sonny Burke and His Group
(as The Beverley’s All Stars)

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When Manu Dibango meets the members of Buena Vista Social Club in Cuba

1. Cielito Lindo
2. Carnaval
3. Rumba Makossa
4. Son de la Loma
5. Cerisiers Roses Et Pommiers Blancs
6. Yerberito
7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
8. Promesa
9. El Manicero
10. El Paralitico
11. Cosita Linda

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Originally released in 1990, Ani DiFranco's first album is so revolutionary that the purveyors of status quo install women's music sections in the dusty corner of their stores in order to hide it. Dorm rooms coast to coast transform into audio dub houses where young women with aching arms scratch out hand-written labels and personal letters like "you have to hear this." These quasi-booking agent and pirate distributors work long into the night purchasing greyhound tickets for a certain young Folksinger to come play at their school. Today. Folk and poetry prevail. Vulnerable stories arm themselves as powerful songs on Ani DiFranco's self-titled first solo record. Ani's voice is rich and eloquent. Her guitar moves like an appendage. From cockroach pus to abortion rights the record doesn't flinch. This singer/songwriter folk mecca contains songs with an epic stage life such as, "Both Hands," "Out of Habit," "The Slant," and "Fire Door." All of the tracks embody the love and humor inherent in Ani's music. Thematically this record gives a face to feminism that is both beautiful and accessible to anyone. The stories focus on relationships and humanity. We sit in the waiting room of an abortion clinic after facing an angry crowd in "Lost Woman Song." "Talk to Me Now" and "The Story" confront the inequality of the sexes in a man's world. The love songs examine relationships with the same discernment as the political ones. "Both Hands" is a hands down favorite among any DiFranco fan. "Every Angle" infuses the thrill of protest with the joy of a crush, "thoughts of you are picketing my brain/ they refuse to work such long hours without rest/ in unstable conditions at best." And the unforgettably poetic and guitarific, "Fire Door" is a heartfelt treat in its first studio recording.

1. Both Hands 2. Talk to Me Now 3. The Slant 4. Work Your Way Out 5. Dog Coffee 6. Lost Woman Song 7. Pale Purple 8. Rush Hour 9. Fire Door 10. The Story 11. Every Angle 12. Out of Habit 13. Letting the Telephone Ring

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SIDE A: 1. God Hates Heavy Metal
SIDE B: 1. This Is Your Life 2. Hunter Of The Heart (Live)

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Dire Straits

Encores [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

July Exclusive

Dire Straits’ live EP Encores was originally released in 1993 following the live album On the Night. Exclusively for RSD Drops 2021, the 45 RPM 12" EP has been newly remastered and will be pressed on transparent pink vinyl with a lithograph.  

A1: Your Latest Trick - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021
A2: The Bug - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021

B1: Solid Rock - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021
B2: Local Hero / Wild Theme - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021

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New 7" from Mike Campbell's The Dirty Knobs featuring a cover of J.J. Cale's "Humdinger" and the non-LP B-side "Feelin' High,” recorded ten years ago.

“Humdinger” / “Feelin' High”

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Home: Phantoms of Summer is So-Cal alt-rock band Dirty Heads’ third studio album and their first collection of acoustic renditions of fan favorites. Released in 2013, the album earned top 10 positioning on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums (#9), Top Alternative Albums (#7) & Top Independent Albums (#3) charts. After being out of print on vinyl for many years, and with strong demand from the band’s passionate fanbase, the album will be available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops on limited edition natural colored vinyl.

1. “Intro (Anchors Up)” 2. “Warming Sun” 3. “Coming Home” 4. “Strike Gently” 5. “Garland” 6. “Phantom” 7. “Higher And Higher” 8. “Gold To Me” 9. “Cabin By The Sea (Live)” 10. “Sloth's Revenge” 11. “Outro (Beast Of The Lake)”

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The Doors’ famed studio album Morrison Hotel recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions.  Exclusively for RSD Drops 2021, Morrison Hotel Sessions will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” and “Queen Of The Highway” from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package – which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick – is pressed on 180g double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies worldwide.

SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14)

SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14)

SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8)

SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)

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Kenny Dorham’s classic 1959 album on New Jazz recorded by Rudy Van Gelder and featuring an all-star lineup including Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor. ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original MONO tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180-gram black vinyl at RTI and housed in a tip-on jacket.

Side A: 1. Lotus Blossom 2. My Ideal 3. Blue Friday 4. Alone Together Side B: 1. Blue Spring Shuffle 2. I Had the Craziest Dream 3. Old Folks

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July Exclusive

Sophomore album from legendary bass players Kira Roessler (Black Flag) and Mike Watt (Minute Men, Firehose, Stooges). Pressed on teal vinyl.

1. Down In The Dumps 2. Dream Of San Pedro 3. Imagine That 4. Intese Song For Madonna 5. Til The Blood Ran 6. Sidemouse Advice 7. Excerpts From A Captain's Log 8. To Each His Dulcinea 9. Powerful Hankerin' 10. Little Doll 11. Willow Weep For Me 12. Even The Pain Has Changed 13. Formal Introduction 14. Angel Face Is The Devil's Daughter 15. Number Seven 16. Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth? 17. Number Five

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Deluxe and limited 50th anniversary edition of Dr. John’s fourth studio album for Atco Records. Three LP expanded release with deluxe packaging and new liner notes featuring over 70 minutes of previously unreleased material on two discs, recorded during the 1971 album sessions and making a physical debut for RSD Drops. Only one track from the bonus material was previously available on the limited Run Out Groove vinyl release: Dr. John: Professor Bizarre’s Funknology.  

1.Black John The Conqueror 2. Where Ya At Mule 3. Craney Crow 4. Familiar Reality-Opening 5. Pots On Fiyo (Filé Gumbo) / Who I Got To Fall On (If The Pot Get Heavy) 6. Zu Zu Mamou 7. Familiar Reality-Reprise 8. Home Boy, Show Me The Way Back Home (take 1)* 9. Free From the Beast (take 1)* 10. Headin’ A Little Closer To My Home (take 2)* 11. Jungle (take 2)* 12. Trip City (edits of takes 4&7)* 13. Strictly Off The Wall, Look What You’ve Done 14. Unknown Jam* 15. Fish Dance* 16. Catfish Soiree Medley* 17. Burning* 18. Numerology* 19. Where Ya At Mule (alternate take)*
*=previously unreleased

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This 12” features two reggae remixes each of “Jokerman” and “I And I”, by Doctor Dread. The original versions of both tracks appeared on Dylan’s Infidels album, with Sly & Robbie as the rhythm section. The two “I And I” remixes were previously released on Is It Rolling Bob: A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan (2003) ,while the “Jokerman” remixes are newly commissioned and previously unreleased. Doctor Dread has worked with Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Mad Cobra, Freddy McGregor, Sly and Robbie, Steel Pulse, The Wailers and many others.

Side A: 1. “Jokerman [Reggae Remix]” 2. “Jokerman [Instrumental Dub]”

Side B: 1. “I and I [Reggae Remix]” 2. “I and I [Reggae Dub]”

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In the winter of 2021, Steve Earle & The Dukes released J.T.,  an eleven-song recording that consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs and one Steve Earle original. The album was released to critical acclaim and Steve Earle's proceeds from the record are continually being directed to a trust for his granddaughter, Etta (Justin's daughter). In honor of Justin Townes Earle and the record his father recorded, New West is proud to present a split 7" featuring two versions of an indelible Justin' Townes Earle song. The double A-side single features "The Saint Of Lost Causes." as performed by Justin from his 2019 album of the same name as well as Steve Earle & The Dukes’ version from the  J.T. release.  This split 7” single will be pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to 5000 copies worldwide.

Side 1A
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Steve Earle & The Dukes
Side 2A
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Justin Townes Earle

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June Exclusive

Limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc of ELP’s 1971 acclaimed, seminal second studio album that UK#1 / US#9 / Italy #1 / Germany #4 / Netherlands #6 / Australia #6.
Die-cut sleeve with replicas of the original album artwork, mastered from the 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham.

SIDE A: 1. Tarkus 2. Eruption 3. Stones Of Years 4. Iconoclast 5. Mass 6. Manticore 7. Battlefield 8. Aquatarkus

SIDE B: 1. Jeremy Bender 2. Bitches Crystal 3. The Only Way (Hymn) 4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) 5. A Time And A Place 6. Are You Ready Eddy?

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1. “Around The Sun” 2. “Shut up And Listen” 3. “Over It” 4. “Not My Problem – Acoustic” 5. “Invincible (feat. Lindsey Stirling) – Acoustic”

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July Exclusive

15th anniversary reissue of Evanescence's double-platinum selling album, featuring singles "Call Me When You're Sober," "Lithium," "Sweet Sacrifice" and "Good Enough." Limited edition 2 LP release pressed on grey marble vinyl.

Side A: 1. Sweet Sacrifice 2. Call Me When You're Sober 3. Weight Of The World 4. Lithium
Side B: 1. Cloud Nine 2. Snow White Queen 3. Lacrymosa
Side C: 1. Like You 2. Lose Control 3. The Only One
Side D: 1. Your Star 2. All That I'm Living For 3. Good Enough

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Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings is the first official release of pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell captured live in Hilversum and Amsterdam in 1969. The Hilversum recordings feature Evans' only version of Duke Ellington's "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" known to exist, plus two rare tracks of the trio backed by the world's leading pop and jazz orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra. Remastered from the original tape reels housed at the Nederlands Jazz Archief, and in cooperation with the Bill Evans Estate, this limited-edition 3-LP, 180-gram set includes an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos; essay by Dutch jazz scholar Bert Vuijsje, plus co-producers Zev Feldman and Frank Jochemsen; and new interviews with Dutch pianist Jan Huydts, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell and more. LP mastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman and pressed at Standard Vinyl in Canada.

Side A:
1. YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME
2. EMILY
3. STELLA BY STARLIGHT
4. TURN OUT THE STARS

Side B:
1. WALTZ FOR DEBBY
2. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
3. I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART

Side C:
1. ALFIE
2. BEAUTIFUL LOVE
3. MY FUNNY VALENTINE

Side D:
1. SPARTACUS’ LOVE THEME
2. ONE FOR HELEN
3. QUIET NOW
4. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME

Side E:
1. VERY EARLY
2. A SLEEPIN’ BEE
3. TURN OUT THE STARS #2
4. AUTUMN LEAVES

Side F:
1. QUIET NOW #2
2. NARDIS
3. GRANADOS
4. PAVANE

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Fear

The Record [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

July Exclusive

Deluxe and limited reissue of this 1982 punk classic will be pressed on 140g clear and white mixed vinyl and comes with a bonus 7” Christmas 45rpm single pressed on transparent red vinyl that comes in a repro of the original picture sleeve. The Christmas single has been out of print since original release in 1982. Package will also include a cardboard art-stencil of the band logo from the cover art. All tracks previously released.1.Let’s Have A War 2. Beef Boloney 3. Camarillo 4. I Don’t Care About You 5. New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones 6. Gimmie Some Action 7. Foreign Policy 8. We Destroy The Family 9. I Love Livin’ In The City 10. Disconnected 11. We Got To Get Out Of This Place 12. Fresh Flesh 13. Getting The Brush 14. No More Nothing

7” single Side A: ★uck Christmas / 7” single Side B: (Beep) Christmas

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Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald.  This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

Side A:
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962

Side B:
Summertime 1960
Summertime 1962

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San Francisco rock band The Flamin' Groovies moved to Britain in 1972, where they signed to United Artists.  During this year they recorded The Rockfield Recordings with British producer Dave Edmonds at The Rockfield Studios in Wales.  Now for the first time, all their 1972 recordings for United Artists will be released on vinyl, having previously only been available on CD as A Bucket of Brains back in 1995. The 10” includes both the original mix -- and a 1995 remix at original speed -- of their masterpiece “Shake Some Action”. Limited to 6500 copies worldwide. 

Side One – 1. Shake Some Action, 2. Tallahassee Lassie, 3. Married Woman, 4. Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Side Two – 1. Slow Death, 2. You Tore Me Down, 3. Little Queenie, 4. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown - Original Speed)

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First time anywhere for a release of these two songs from a December 2020 livestream performance by Robin Pecknold with the Resistance Revival Chorus.

“Can I Believe You” b/w “Wading In Waist-High Water”

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This special release combines two key singles from John Fogerty’s 1973 debut solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers on a limited edition Blue vinyl 12” single. The two singles included are the classics “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” backed with “Hearts Of Stone” Also included are the original B-sides “Workin’ On A Building” and “Somewhere Listening (For My Name)”

Featuring replications of the original artwork from both singles, one on each side.


SIDE A: 1. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) 2. Workin’ On A Building
SIDE B: 1. Hearts Of Stone 2. Somewhere Listening (For My Name)

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This live set was recorded in the summer of 2020 in Dublin's historic Kilmainham Gaol. It is a ten song document of some of their best work to date put down on 180g vinyl in a gatefold jacket with an essay by author and historian Donal Fallon.

A1) Hero's Death A2) Sha Sha Sha A3) Chequeless Reckless A4) Televised Mind A5) Too Real
B1) I Don't Belong B2) Liberty Belle B3) Big B4) Dublin City Sky B5) Boys in the Better Land

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Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 is a shining example of the Queen of Soul at her best. The nearly hour-long performance – recorded live at the National Association Of Television & Radio Announcers Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1972 – features the first live performances of many of Aretha’s landmark hits.  The live recording took place shortly after the release of her Grammy™ Award winning studio album Young Gifted and Black and features the album’s two Top 10 (USA) singles, penned by Aretha, “Rock Steady” and “Day Dreaming”.  Plus, stunning covers woven into medleys of “I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You) / I Say a Little Prayer”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water / We’ve Only Just Begun” and a glorious rendition of Aretha’s anthem “Respect”. This stunning performance will be made available on vinyl for the first time especially for RSD Drops 2021, pressed on orange & yellow double vinyl. Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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Dear Diary… is the debut album from beloved emo/post-hardcore band From First To Last and the first album project from singer/musician Sonny Moore, who, as Skrillex, has since launched a successful solo career as an electronic music producer and performer. Originally recorded in 2004, these original mixes by Lee Dyess were recently unearthed and at the artist’s request are being remastered for release on vinyl for the first time.

A 2017 surprise reunion show at LA’s Emo Night and the release of one new song the same year have kept the fans of From First to Last excited and this exclusive colored vinyl pressing for RSD Drops 2021 will be just what the doctor ordered.

Side A: Soliloquy, The One Armed Boxer Vs. The Flying Guillotine, Note To Self, I Liked You Better Before You Were Naked On The Internet, Featuring Some Of Your Better Words, Emily, Secrets Don't Make Friends

Side B: Populace In Two, Kiss Me, I'm Contagious, Minuet, Ride The Wings Of Pestilence, Untitled

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July Exclusive

Scooby Snacks / The Fun Lovin' Criminal (Hot 1997 Rockumental Mix] / King of New York (Jack Dangers Mix] / Scooby Snacks (20 MG Version] / The Grave And The Constant [Stephen Lironi 12" Mix] / Scooby Snacks [Instrumental]

Limited edition orange vinyl 12" to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the band’s classic single from 1996.  

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Rap superstar Future continued to forge his own trailblazing path in hip-hop with the release of his fourth studio album, EVOL, led by the lone feature “Low Life,” a collaboration with The Weeknd. As a standout in a wave of projects, EVOL further cemented Future as the most dominant voice in rap, reaffirmed his notable influence on the genre as a whole, and takes place as one of the many jewels in the crown of Future’s evolving rap legacy. To commemorate five years of the record, EVOL arrives in limited edition translucent red + black smoke color viny as part of RSD Drops. 

Side A: 1. “Ain't No Time” 2. “In Her Mouth” 3. “Maybach” 4. “Xanny Family” 5. “Lil Haiti Baby” 6. “Photo Copied”

Side B: 1. “Seven Rings” 2. “Lie To Me” 3. “Program” 4. “Low Life” 5. “Fly Shit Only”

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June Exclusive

RSD Drops edition of the brand new album with exclusive cover art and pressed on Pink vinyl. 

SIDE 1 1. The Men Who Rule The World 2. The Creeps 3. Uncomfortably Me 4. Wolves 5. Anonymous XXX 6. Waiting for God

SIDE 2 1. Godhead 2. A Woman Destroyed 3. Flipping the Bird 4. No Gods No Master 5. This City Will Kill You

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London-based saxophone player Nubya Garcia releasea SOURCE ≡ OUR DANCE, an RSD Drops 12” remix EP presented on Turquoise Blue w/Black vinyl. This special RSD Drops exclusive is a collection of four remix tracks from Nubya’s celebrated debut album SOURCE, reimagined through collaboration with cutting edge artists Makaya McCraven, DJ Tahira, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Shy One. This limited edition LP comes hot off the heels of Nubya’s debut album which landed on numerous Best Albums of 2020 lists, including MOJO, NPR, Paste, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, to name a few, and one The New York Times describes as “a life’s worth of experiences into an hourlong listen.”

A side 1. Source (Makaya McCraven Remix) 2. Stand With Each Other (Tahira Remix)/B side 1. Together Is a Beautiful Place To Be (Shy One Remix) 2. The Message Continues (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix)

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Mercury Studios are delighted to announce, for the first time in thirty years, the release of Genesis, Live At Knebworth, a two track EP exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

Side A
1. Mama
Side B
1. Turn It on Again (Medley)

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June Exclusive

Piñata, the acclaimed effort from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib is a perennial best seller. For RSD 2021 Gibbs and Madlib replace Crockett and Tubbs for a follow up to the blaxploitation-inspired Pinata: The 1974 Version, with the ‘80s fueled Pinata: The 1984 Version. Though we promise, no mullets or ugly Ferraris.

This single LP edition of Piñata has been lacquered at half speed master by Metropolis Mastering in London for the highest fidelity and is housed in an ‘80s themed cover variant exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.


A Side: 1. Supplier 2. Scarface 3. Deeper 4. High (ft. Danny Brown) 5. Harold’s 6. Bomb (ft. Raekwon) 7. Shitsville 8. Thuggin’ 9. Real 10. Uno

B Side: 1. Robes (ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt) 2. Broken (ft. Scarface) 3. Lakers (ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint) 4. Knicks 5. Shame (ft. BJ The Chicago Kid) 6. Watts (ft. Big Time Watts) 7. Piñata (ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller)

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Available for the first time on vinyl is the complete OLYMPIA THEATRE, PARIS, FRANCE 5/3/72 show from the Grateful Dead’s legendary Europe ‘72 Tour. 6-LP, 180-Gram, Limited Edition of 10,000 worldwide.

Of the twenty-two performances on the famed Europe '72 tour, the first night in Paris on 5/3/72 has always been considered one of the best. This is proven by the fact that four songs from this concert were included on the seventeen-track, seminal platinum-selling Europe '72 album.

Featuring an “Other One” that comes out of Truckin' and weaves in and out of other thematic and deep-space jams, as well as a side trip to Me And Bobby McGee, this is some of the Grateful Dead's best, most inspired improvisation. The performance also includes five songs sung by Pigpen on what would be his final tour, including a massive Good Lovin' which allows Pigpen to do what he does best: hold the audience in the palm of his hand while they hang on his every word. Mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman and mastered for vinyl by GRAMMY ® Award-winning engineer David Glasser. Produced for release by David Lemieux.


Side A – Bertha, Me and My Uncle, Mr. Charlie, Sugaree / Side B - Black-Throated Wind, Chinatown Shuffle, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider
Side C - Beat It On Down The Line, He's Gone, Next Time You See Me / Side D - Playing In The Band, Tennessee Jed
Side E - Good Lovin' / Side F - Sing Me Back Home, Casey Jones, Greatest Story Ever Told
Side G - Ramble On Rose, Hurts Me Too, Truckin' / Side H - The Other One, Drums
Side I - The Other One, Me And Bobby McGee, The Other One /Side J - Wharf Rat, Jack Straw, Sugar Magnolia
Side K - Not Fade Away, Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad, Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night / Side L - [Etching]

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Shrek is the second most successful animated franchise in history and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021.  Two of the most prominent composers in animated features, Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell, joined forces to create a score that is still as fun and popular as it was when it first came out.  Released on slime green vinyl.

SIDE A
1. Fairytale (1:27)
2. Ogre Hunters / Fairytale Deathcamp (1:35)
3. Donkey Meets Shrek (2:37)
4. Eating Alone (1:17)
5. Uninvited Guests (2:09)
6. March Of Farquuad (:38)
7. The Perfect King (1:17)
8. Welcome To Duloc (:34)
9. Tournament Speech (:51)
10. What Kind Of Quest (2:22)
11. Dragon! / Fiona Awakens (2:06)
12. One Of A Kind Knight (1:19)
13. Saving Donkey's Ass (:43)
14. Escape From The Dragon (1:58)

SIDE B
1. Helmet Hair (2:08)
2. Delivery Boy / Shrek / Making Camp (:47)
3. Friends Journey To Duloc (2:42)
4. Starry Night (:58)
5. Singing Princess (1:35)
6. Better Out Than In / Sunflower / I'll Tell Him (2:10)
7. Merry men (:43)
8. Fiona Kicks Ass (:28)
9. Fiona's Secret (3:02)
10. Why Wait To Be Wed / You Thought Wrong (1:58)
11. Ride The Dragon (1:36)
12. I Object (1:51)
13. Tranformation / The End (3:27)

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Gruntruck

Push [RSD Drops 2021]

2 x LP: $ UNAVAILABLE

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Another grunge metal classic! Gruntruck's bloodlines were impeccable; the band was founded (where else?) in Seattle by two members of the pioneering grunge band Skin Yard, vocalist Ben McMillan and drummer Norman Scott. While in Skin Yard, Scott also briefly joined Soundgarden, and collaborated with Chris Cornell on a lesser-known band, the low frequency power trio Bass Truck. Lead guitarist Tommy Niemeyer from metal thrashers The Accüsed and bassist Tim Paul, previously of PDX hardcore punks Final Warning, rounded out the initial, classic line-up, which is what you hear on this 1992 record, which was produced by the band and fellow ex-Skin Yard member (and go-to grunge producer) Jack Endino. Previously released on vinyl only in Europe and Brazil (!), original copies of Push are virtually impossible to find, which is too bad; this record offered a mesmerizing mix of atonal riffage and hooky tunes like the single "Tribe." This is its first-ever domestic vinyl release, and we're giving it a real "Push"; we've added two never-on-LP tracks ("Crucifunkin'" and "Flesh Fever") that the band recorded in between the sessions for Push and their first album, Inside Yours, and expanded the release to a killer 2-LP set (sequenced by Jack Endino himself) housed inside a gatefold jacket. Clear with opaque red and yellow swirl vinyl, limited to 2500 copies, exclusive for RSD Drops 2021.

Tribe, Machine Action, Racked, Crazy Love, Above Me, Gotta Believe, Break, Slow Scorch, Follow, Body Farm, Lose, Push, BONUS TRACKS Crucifunkin', Flesh Fever

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In celebration of the film's 35th anniversary, this first-ever picture disc for the iconic score features the album cover on side A and the infamous One-Eyed Willie on side B. The tracklisting to this single disc version of the original score was personally selected and assembled by composer David Grusin.  

Side One: 1. Fratelli Chase 2. Cellar And Sloth 3. The Goondocks (Goonies Theme) 4. The “It,” Fifty Dollar Bills And A Stiff 5. Pee Break And Kissing Tunnel 6. Skull And Signature 7. Plumbing 8. Restaurant Trash 9. Boulders, Bats And A Blender

Side Two: 1. They’re Here And Skull Cave Chase 2. Playing The Bones 3. Mikey’s Vision 4. Triple Stones And A Ball 5. Wishing Well And The Fratellis Find Coin 6. Mama & Sloth 7. One Eyed Willie 8. No Firme And Pirate Ship

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The first ever 7" release of the Vince Guaraldi Trio classic, "Baseball Theme," from Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown.  Includes the original 1964 soundtrack version and an alternate studio take. Pressed on white vinyl and housed in a jacket featuring baseball images of Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

Side A: Baseball Theme Side B: Baseball Theme (Alternate Take)

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A rare Gun Club album, released in 1983 in the UK only and out of print for decades.  The Birth The Death The Ghost is a collection of early live recordings from shows at various clubs in Los Angeles and features the original lineup, including Kid Congo Powers on guitar prior to his leaving to join the Cramps. (Kid Congo would rejoin The Gun Club in 1984.) This long-awaited collector’s item will come on red vinyl to record stores as part of RSD Drops. 

1. BO DIDDLEY’S A GUNSLINGER, 2. RAILROAD BILL, 3. SEVEN MILES WITH THE DEVIL, 4. PREACHIN’ BLUES, 5. GOODBYE JOHNNY, 6. BLACK TRAIN, 7. WALKING WITH THE BEAST, 8. BAD MOOD, 9. NOT THAT MUCH, 10. GOING DOWN THE RED RIVER, 11. WILLIE BROWN, 12. FIELD HOLLER, 13. SEX BEAT

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Limited Edition 12” Picture Disc—First time on vinyl for these LIVE versions!

Special live release to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Heavy Metal Soundtrack

Side A features a live version of Sammy Hagar’s classic “Heavy Metal” and Side B features a live version of “Little White Lie”


Side A: “Heavy Metal (Live)”
Side B: “Little White Lie (Live)”

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From their Album Of The Year Grammy-nominated album Women In Music Pt. III, HAIM present “Gasoline” b/w “Gasoline feat. Taylor Swift” as a single as part of RSD Drops. Pressed on baby blue vinyl with cover art featuring an outtake from the album cover shoot with frequent collaborator and friend Paul Thomas Anderson.

"Gasoline" b/w "Gasoline featuring Taylor Swift"

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Released in 1980, this album spent 100 weeks on the Billboard Top 200. This ninth studio album includes the hits "Kiss on My List", "You Make My Dreams", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and "Every Time You Go Away". This year, Voices was included on Rolling Stone’s list of The Greatest 80 Albums of 1980. This RSD Drops release features an embossed album jacket  (much as the original did), printed inner sleeve, a translucent ultra-clear LP and a booklet featuring a new interview with Hall & Oates. 

How Does It Feel To Be Back | Big Kids | United State | Hard To Be In Love With You | Kiss On My List | Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect) | You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling | You Make My Dreams | Every Time You Go Away | Africa | Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear The Voices)

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In Harmony is the first previously unissued recording of the late trumpet star Roy Hargrove since his passing in 2018. Captured live on January 15, 2006 at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City and November 9, 2007 at the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, with piano great Mulgrew Miller, In Harmony is an intimate snapshot of two masters performing without a net at the top of their games. The limited-edition 180-gram 2-LP set is being released in cooperation with the Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller Estates and will include an elaborate booklet with rare photos, an essay by acclaimed writer Ted Panken, plus interviews and statements by Sonny Rollins, Christian McBride, Common, Ron Carter, Jon Batiste, Karriem Riggins, Keyon Harold, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Botti, Robert Glasper and others. Aida Brandes-Hargrove, President of Roy Hargrove Legacy, said: “Roy’s daughter Kamala and I are excited to collaborate with Resonance and to get this great new album out to Roy’s many fans.” The vinyl edition is mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI). 

 

Side A

1 What is This Thing Called Love 9:09

2 This is Always 8:23

3 I Remember Clifford 8:34

 

Side B

1 Triste 8:35

2 Invitation 8:03

3 Con Alma 9:43

 

Side C

1 Never Let Me Go 8:27

2 Just in Time 9:10

3 Fungii Mama 6:56

 

Side D

1 Monk's Dream 5:56

2 Ruby, My Dear 7:56

3 Blues for Mr. Hill 7:35

4 Ow 5:09

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Donny Hathaway Live features eight stunning performances from 1971, recorded at both The Troubadour, in Hollywood and The Bitter End in New York City.  Features “The Ghetto” and mind-bending covers of “Jealous Guy,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and “What’s Going On”. Pressed on 180g vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly Limited to 8500 copies worldwide.

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Legendary 1972 show at The Roundhouse, London from the Space Ritual era. Includes the original recording of Hawkwind’s hit single “Silver Machine”. It is the first time the whole show has been available on double vinyl. Bonus tracks include “Master Of The Universe” (Original 1972 LP Mix) and “Born To Go” (Original 1972 LP Mix).

Side 1 – 1. Announcement / Apology, 2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown), 3. This Is Your Captain Speaking, 4. You Shouldn't Do That, 5. The Awakening

Side 2 – 1. Master Of The Universe, 2. Paranoia, 3. Earth Calling, 4. Silver Machine

Side 3 – 1. Welcome To The Future, 2. Born To Go, 3. Brainstorm (Jam), 4. End Announcement

Side 4 – Bonus Tracks: 1. Master Of The Universe (Original 1972 LP Mix), 2. Born To Go (Original 1972 LP Mix)

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This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hooverphonics’ debut album A New Stereophonc Sound. Music On Vinyl in cooperation with Sony Music and Alex Callier are releasing four Hooverphonic remix EPs. Each represents a Hooverphonic album: A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, Blue Wonder Power Milk, The Magnificent Tree and Presents Jackie Cane.

Alex Callier selected the best remixes of their songs for each remix EP. The first, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular remixes is available as part of RSD Drops. Only 2000 individually numbered copies on solid purple are pressed. (The other three are scheduled to be released later in 2021.

Hooverphonic are a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. Though originally categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternative, electronica, electropop, rock, and a mixture of others. The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company.

Since their formation, Hooverphonic's lineup consisted of bassist Alex Callier, guitarist Raymond Geerts, and various lead singers. Geike Arnaert (1997–2008, 2020-present) has recently re-joined the band.

Hooverphonic were supposed to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. However, the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will instead represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

The band achieved international recognition through the inclusion of the Stereophonic track "2Wicky" on the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci's 1996 film Stealing Beauty. "2Wicky" also appeared on the soundtracks of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Heights. The track's main riff is sampled from Isaac Hayes' recording of the 1960s hit "Walk On By".

“Inhaler” is, not least thanks to those wonderfully fanning out guitars, still a missed world hit.

Remix duties are fulfilled by drum ‘n bass producer Dj Pulse, owner of the Creative Wax label, and the late Hector Zazou. Both gave some LTJ Bukem-esque vibes to “Inhaler” and “2 Wicky”.

Furthermore, Alex Callier and the band re-recorded both songs and added some extra strings to “Inhaler”.


Side A 1. 2wicky (Dj Pulse Remix) 2. 2wicky (Not So Extended Hoovering Version)

Side B: 1. Inhaler (Drum ‘N’ Orch Remix By Hoover) 2. Inhaler (Mr Pink Remix By Hector Zazou)

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One of the great science fiction franchises of all-time.  The long out of print original soundtrack gets a fresh reboot on "Acid-Blood" Yellow-Green vinyl for it's 35th anniversary.  Soundtrack composed by the great James Horner, (Titantic, Avatar, Beautiful Mind), and features the original Sigourney Weaver key art and original film stills

Side A:
Main Title 5:10
Going After Newt 3:08
Sub-Level 3 6:11
Ripley's Rescue 3:13
Atmosphere Station 3:05

Side B
Futile Escape 8:13
Dark Discovery 2:00
Bishop's Countdown 2:47
Resolution And Hyperspace 6:10

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Exclusive RSD Drops release featuring four session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks. 

Side A: Rookery (Live) / Far Out (Live)

Side B: Finders Keepers/The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell (Live)

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A 7” picture disc featuring their cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” and their Top 10 radio single “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix. This is Exclusively at record stores as part of RSD Drops. 

A Side: “Sad But True” (Metallica Cover)
B Side: “Wolf Totem” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

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iDKHOW picture disc featuring #1 alternative radio hit "Leave Me Alone" + Razzmatazz B-Sides. A collection of three never-before heard B-Sides from the Razzmatazz recording sessions available for the first time ever on this limited edition 10" on 150g picture disc vinyl. Featuring "Mx. Sinister," "Modern Day Cain (Slow Jam Version), and "From The Gallows (Demo)." Also included is iDKHOW's cover of Beck's "Debra," as well as the hit "Leave Me Alone," and “Leave Me Alone (Piano Version).”

This is the first time iDKHOW has released a picture disc, and includes a portrait of Dallon Weekes on side A, and Ryan Seaman on side B.


SIDE A:
1. Mx. Sinister
2. Modern Day Cain (Slow Jam Version)
3. Leave Me Alone

SIDE B:
4. Debra
5. From The Gallows (Demo)
6. Leave Me Alone (Piano Version)

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The Infamous Stringdusters are releasing a compilation of cover songs never-before released on vinyl for RSD Drops 2021. These songs have been played live in many instances, and were at once point released individually, so this will be a treat to band fans and vinyl collectors alike. The Infamous Stringdusters won three awards at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Ceremony in October 2007: Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Fork in the Road (in a tie with J.D. Crowe & the New South's album Lefty's Old Guitar), and Song of the Year for the album's title cut. The band was also nominated for 2011 Entertainer of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. In 2011, "Magic No. 9" (from Things That Fly) was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. In 2018, they won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

1. Just Like Heaven
2. Golden
3. Jessica
4. What's Going On
5. Get Lucky
6. Big River
7. Highwayman
8. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
9. Fearless
10. American Girl

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The all-star collective The Jaded Hearts Club specialize in putting their ragged garage-rock spin on a catalogue of forgotten classics and all-time favorites, as evidenced on their debut album, You've Always Been Here.

Now the band--consisting of Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets), Nic Cester (Jet), Graham Coxon (Blur), Jamie Davis, Matt Bellamy (MUSE), and Sean Payne (The Zutons)--are set to release Live At The 100 Club as part of RSD Drops 2021!


Side 1: 1. Gloria 2. Have Love Will Travel 3. My Generation 4. Money 5. Please Please Me

Side 2: 1. Hey Bulldog 2. Back In The USSR 3. Sunshine Of Your Love 4. Paint It Black 5. Helter Skelter

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Sarah Jarosz puts her own unique stamp on songs by Billie Eilish and U2 on this 12" single. Side B etching.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/my future

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Acid, Incense and Balloons: RSD-Collected Gems From The Golden Era Of Flight was created by the Record Store Day team and curated by record stores. The songs on this collection originally appeared on various Jefferson Airplane releases from 1966 to 1971. Some of the ‘gems’ here will be familiar, while others are obscure, live, or alternate versions of Jefferson Airplane songs. Wide stylistic swings, from sweet folk-pop to crushing psychedelic anthems, add up to a glorious portrait of the era, evoking Acid, Incense and Balloons.

Side A: 1. “It’s No Secret” 2. “3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds” 3. “Martha” 4. “If You Feel” 5. “Somebody To Love” 6. “Wooden Ships”

Side B: 1. “Fat Angel” 2. “Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon” 3. “Pretty As You Feel” 4. “Third Week In The Chelsea”

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Three ‘90s classics, reworked. 

Side A
1. Self-Esteem (Offspring Cover)
2. Brain Stew (Green Day Cover)

Side B
1. Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit Cover)

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This first ever picture disc of this heartwarming 1999 animated film celebrates The Robot, his best friend, Hogarth, and a cast of characters.  Music composed by Michael Kamen, (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard), who was well-known for his work with Eric Clapton, Metallica and Pink Floyd in addition to his brilliant theatrical scores. 

Side A
1 The Eye Of The Storm 2:31
2 Hogarth Hughes 0:21
3 Into The Forest 3:34
4 The Giant Wakes 1:25
5 Come And Get It 1:46
6 Cat And Mouse 0:56
7 Train Wreck 1:05
8 You Can Fix Yourself? 1:18
9 Hand Underfoot 2:00
10 Bedtime Stories 2:26
11 We Gotta Hide 0:50
12 His Name Is Dean 0:48
13 Eating Art 0:43
14 Space Car 0:59
15 Souls Don't Die 4:09

Side B
1 Contest Of Will 4:36
2 The Army Arrives 1:34
3 Annie And Dean 1:19
4 He's A Weapon 2:44
5 The Giant Discovered 4:28
6 Trance-Former 4:27
7 No Following 4:05
8 The Last Giant Piece 1:07

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The second volume of a series started by the RSD Black Friday release of The River Flows Vol. 1, which completely sold out and garnered a lot of positive reviews. This deluxe Vol. 2 package features Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut performing their versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and more, with an original from John Hurlbut as well.

The deluxe package, designed by Kevin Morgan, features an OBI side spine on a gatefold jacket, an inner sleeve with celebrity pictures from Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch. The record itself is clear vinyl with five-color splatter.

Photographer: Lincoln Castricone
Executive Producer: Vannessa Kaukonen
Producer: Jorma Kaukonen
Engineered and Mixed: Justin Guip


“Knockin’ on Heaven's Door” (Bob Dylan) | “Hickory Wind” (Gram Parsons) | “A Little Faster” (John Hurlbut) | “Seems Like a Long Time” (Theodore Anderson) |”All Along the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan) |”This Land is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie)

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The first vinyl release for this King’s X album, hand numbered and pressed on neon orange vinyl for RSD Drops. 

Believe/Manic Moonlight/Yeah/False Alarm/Static/Skeptical Winds/The Other Side/Vegetable/Jenna/Water Ceremony

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The Kinks

Percy [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

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Limited edition remastered 50th anniversary picture disc release of the 1971 British comedy film soundtrack album. Performed by THE KINKS with additional orchestral arrangements by Stanley Myers. Their ninth official studio album and last on the PYE label.

Previously unreleased in the USA, and the first vinyl re-press in twenty years.

Sleeve artwork and textured cover as per the original release. Produced in association with THE KINKS.

SIDE ONE: 1. God’s Children 2. Lola 3. The Way Love Used To Be 4. Completely 5. Running Round Town 6. Moments

SIDE TWO: 1. Animals In The Zoo 2. Just Friends 3. Whip Lady 4. Dreams 5. Helga 6. Willesden Green 7. God’s Children – End

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KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was the early ‘90s hip-hop group that served as a launching pad for the career of the artist we now know as MF DOOM (known during his KMD tenure as Zev Love X). In the 30 years since Mr. Hood was released so much has changed in the world and the world of hip-hop but this recording has maintained an ageless appeal with DOOM becoming an artist of legendary stature.

To commemorate its 30th year, Get On Down presents Mr. Hood in a never to be repeated tri-color pressing of the double LP.


A Side: 1. Mr. Hood At Piocalles Jewelry / Crackpot 2. Who Me? (With An Answer From Dr. Bert) 3. Boogie Man! 4. Mr. Hood Meets Onyx 5. Subroc’s Mission

B Side: 1. Humrush 2. Figure Of Speech 3. Bananapeel Blues 4. Nitty Gritty (feat. Brand Nubian)

C Side: 1. Trial N’ Error 2. Hard Wit No Hoe 3. Mr. Hood Gets A Haircut 4. 808 Man 5. Boy Who Cried Wolf

D Side: 1. Peachfuzz 2. Preacher Porkchop 3. Soulflexin’ 4. Gasface Refill

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fela Kuti's classic Open & Close, Knitting Factory Records is pleased to announce the first vinyl pressing since the 1980s. This edition features a return to the original gatefold jacket and will be pressed on red and yellow butterfly effect vinyl. Limited edition of 7000 for the world.

A1) Open & Close A2) Suegbe & Pako
B1) Gbagada Gbogodo

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Perhaps because bassist Jennifer Finch left the band during the recording sessions, 1996's The Beauty Process--Triple Platinum has never quite gotten its due, but Donita Sparks counts it as her favorite L7 album. It's simultaneously the heaviest record they ever released, and the most varied, with delicate songs like "Me, Myself, and I" and "Moonshine" contrasting with the metal-verging-on-industrial mayhem of "Drama." Twenty-five years is a long time to wait for an L7 album to come out on vinyl: for its overdue debut, Real Gone Music is pressing up 3000 copies for Record Store Day on (what else?) Platinum vinyl and putting 'em inside a jacket with printed inner sleeve. Rawk on!

Side One: 1. The Beauty Process 2. Drama 3. Off the Wagon 4. I Need 5. Moonshine 6. Bitter Wine 7. The Masses Are Asses

Side Two: 1. Bad Things 2. Must Have More 3. Non-Existent Patricia 4. Me, Myself & I 5. Lorenza, Giada, Alessandra

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Lamb Of God's third studio album, featuring the 2010 remix and singles "Ruin, "11th Hour" and "As The Palaces Burn." Pressed on red-splatter vinyl.

Side A: 1. Ruin 2. As the Palace Burns 3. Purified 4. 11th Hour 5. For Your Malice Side B: 1. Boot Scraper 2. Devil In God's Country 3. In Defense of Our Good Name 4. Blood Junkie 5. Vigil

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Originally released in 2003, Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras & Oddities) was a precursor to Mark's stunning album Bubblegum. Conceived as a single from that album, Here Comes That Weird Chill... was expanded to an eight track EP with the inclusion of outtakes from the album sessions - hence, 'Extras and Oddities'. This RSD Drops edition is pink vinyl, pressed onto a 12” (previously released as a 10”).

Methamphetamine Blues / The Steps of the Cathedral / Clear Spot / Message to Mine / Lexington Slow Down / Skeletal History / Wish You Well / Sleep With Me

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Peggy Lee was in top form in 1955, in every aspect of her career. As a vocalist, she was at her peak. Pete Kelly’s Blues (her best acting role) and Lady And The Tramp (she co-wrote six songs and provided the voices for four characters) were both set to be released. That same year, she recorded 49 selections as radio transcriptions for the World Program Service. These recordings were not released to the public, but used by radio stations with unexpected time to fill. The music is more jazz-oriented than many of her Decca recordings of the time. Lee’s cool but inwardly heated voice is joined by frequent collaborators, pianist Gene DiNovi, guitarist Bill Pitman, Bob Whitlock or Don Prell on bass, drummer Larry Bunker, Ramon “Ray” Rivera on congas, harpist Stella Castellucci, and trumpeter Pete Candoli. This series compiles the best selections from those 1955 recordings, beginning with 14 tunes on this first volume. The recordings were mastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing on color vinyl, Exclusively as part of RSD Drops. 

It’s a Good Day / That Old Black Magic / Autumn in NY / I May Be Wrong / I Gotta Right / I Get A Kick / What is This Thing / The Positive / Me / People Will Say We / What Can I Say / Beautiful Morning / Taking A Chance / Bye Bye Blackbird 

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Meteora was the follow-up album to Linkin Park's phenomenal multi-platinum debut, Hybrid Theory.  This limited RSD Drops exclusive version of the Meteora double album is pressed on blue vinyl.

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Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed release by tenor saxophone icon Charles Lloyd, is available once again as a deluxe, limited edition180g, 2LP 2nd pressing - newly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, cut at 33 1/3 RPM and pressed by RTI.

This album features guitarist Gábor Szábo, Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca captured live in 1965 at Judson Hall and Slugs in New York City. The extensive booklet includes essays and rare photos.


Disc One (Judson Hall):
Side A
1. Sweet Georgia Bright (17:49)
2. How Can I Tell You (11:57)

Side B 1. Lady Gabor (12:50)

Disc Two (Slugs’):
Side C
1. Slugs’ Blues (12:57)
2. Lady Gabor (13:53)

Side D 1. Dream Weaver (15:25)

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This album collects, for the first time ever, Kenny Loggins’ greatest soundtrack hits on vinyl, including “Footloose”, “Playing With The Boys” (from the Top Gun soundtrack), “Danger Zone” (from the Top Gun soundtrack) and “Nobody’s Fool (Theme From Caddyshack)” plus a newly recorded version of “Playing With The Boys”. 

Side A:
1. “I’m Alright” (Theme From Caddyshack)
2. “Footloose” (From Footloose Soundtrack)
3. “I’m Free (Heaven Help The Man)” (From “Footloose” Soundtrack)
4. “Playing With The Boys” (From Top Gun Original Soundtrack)

Side B
1. “Danger Zone” (From Top Gun Original Soundtrack)
2. “Meet Me Half Way” (From Over The Top Soundtrack)
3. “For The First Time” (From One Fine Day)
4. “Nobody’s Fool” (Theme From Caddyshack II)
5. “Playing With The Boys” (New Recording)

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The second and last album from Richard Butler's post-Psychedelic Furs project arguably was as good as anything his first band put out…this 1997 release sported the Furs' arty blend of post-punk and glam embroidered with some well-placed electronica and alternative touches. Best of all--it rocks! And Butler's distinctive vocals have never sounded better in all their snarling tenderness. Never before on LP, our reissue comes in a jacket with printed inner sleeve containing white with black swirl vinyl that matches the album cover. 

Long Long Time; Believe; Well Well Well; Friends; Fall on Tears; Little Fist; It Hurts When I Laugh; 7 Years; Sweet Thing; All God's Children; More Than Money; November 5

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Love, led by the brilliant and complicated Arthur Lee, is considered one of the most influential American rock bands of all time. The 2015 reissue of their album Reel to Real showed the band at the height of their rock/soul powers, and included twelve previously-unreleased outtakes from the original sessions. This special release features five of those tracks on vinyl for the first time, including three original Lee compositions virtually unknown before the 2015 reissue: the sweet and soulful “You Gotta Feel It”; a catchy rock-pop tune called “I Gotta Remember”; and “Do It Yourself”, a blast of high-energy funk driven by Lee's strutting vocals. The EP also includes the original version of “Everybody's Gotta Live” (recently featured in the film 'Jojo Rabbit' and covered on Mac Miller's posthumous album Circles) as well as a full-band performance of that song and an alternate take of “Singing Cowboy”.

1. Everybody’s Gotta Live (Album Version) 2. You Gotta Feel It (Outtake) 3. I Gotta Remember (Outtake) 4. Do It Yourself (Outtake) 5. Singing Cowboy (Alternate Take) 6. Everybody’s Gotta Live (Electric Version)

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Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Series is a limited edition four LP set featuring Fiasco’s debut studio album Food & Liquor and follow up Food and Liquor II together on vinyl for the first time, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.
Food & Liquor – which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year – features production from Kanye West, The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), Mike Shinoda & Jay-Z amongst others. It was nominated for four Grammy Awards, and includes Grammy Award winning track “Daydreaming” (Feat. Jill Scott).
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 – which will be pressed on vinyl for the first time ever exclusively for this package – features production from The Audibles and 1500 or Nothin' amongst others. It went on to chart at number 5 in the US Billboard 200 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
The albums are pressed on 140g vinyl, in an assortment of colors and housed in a slipcase. Strictly Limited and numbered to 7000 copies worldwide.

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John Martyn's 1998 album, featuring covers of songs by Randy Newman, Dead Can Dance, Ben Harper, and Portishead, amongst others. Unavailable on vinyl since its original release. Half-speed mastered from the original tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP.

Side A: 1. He's Got All The Whiskey 2. God's Song 3. How Fortunate The Man With None 4. Small Town Talk 5. Excuse Me Mister Side B: 1. Strange Fruit 2. The Sky Is Crying 3. Glory Box 4. Feel So Bad 5. Death Don't Have No Mercy

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“Fallen Torches”, the acclaimed track from Mastodon’s 2020 Medium Rarities compilation, is released for RSD Drops as a limited-edition shaped picture disc. The B-side features the previously unreleased instrumental version of “Fallen Torches”. This release is certain to become a sought-after collectible by all Mastodon fans.

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Parker McCollum will see his first vinyl release for RSD Drops with a limited edition EP that give people the first look at five songs on his upcoming debut album, including the #1 Platinum-selling song "Pretty Heart" and his latest Top 40 "To Be Loved By You".

1.Pretty Heart 2. Love You Like That 3. Hallie Ray Light 4. Like A Cowboy 5. To Be Loved By You

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Presented for the first time ever on vinyl! Audiophile 180g pressing of the seminal 1995 Cris Cross albums showcasing Brad Mehldau & Mark Turner. Remastered from the original tapes. "Consenting Adults" captured all of us when we were right at the beginning of developing our own voices" - Brad Mehldau

Side A:
1. Belief
2. Little Melonae I
Side B:
1. Phantasm
2. Afterglow
Side C:
1. Limbo
2. Consenting Adults
Side D:
1. From This Moment On
2. Peace
3. Little Melonae II

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Apply Pressure is the latest album from Merkules of Surrey, Canada.
Featuring heavy hitters Kevin Gates, The Game, E-40, Jelly Roll and more, this is the first release on vinyl.

G&G / Apply Pressure (feat. Kevin Gates) / Death Wish (feat. The Game) / Feel Shit (feat. Jelly Roll) / Brand New / 1980 (feat. E-40) / Demons / Feel My Pain / Forever Alone (feat. Evil Ebenezer) / Late Night Shift

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Prior to his work with Buffalo Springfield and Kenny Loggins, 16 year old Jim Messina led a savage group of fellow surf devotee friends to record The Dragsters, a 1964 album full of fierce, fiery, and infectious surf rock instrumentals with just enough sounds from the strip to get your motor running! The 14 original reverb-soaked tracks are presented here in their magnificent (and rare) mono versions plus four bonus pounders, all reissued for the first time and pressed on colored vinyl!

1. The Breeze And I 2. Raunchy 3. No Name Dragster 4. Strange Man 5. High Voltage 6. Yang Bu 7. The Thing 8. Drag Bike Boogie 9. A-Rab 10. The Jester 11. Suspense Run 12. The Cossack 13. Masatlan Rally 14. Honky Tonk 15. Chihuahua 16. Tamale Wagon 17. Panther Pounce 18. Tiger Tail 19. The Jester (Alternate Version)

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Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1 (1963-1967): Highlights is an exclusive LP, featuring highlights from the first volume of the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives series.  The release - which has been supervised by Joni Mitchell – features rare home recordings, live performances, and radio broadcasts recorded between 1963 and 1967.  Pressed on 180gram vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly limited to 15000 copies worldwide. 

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This newly-unearthed 1968 recording was the buzz of the jazz world in 2020 and one of the biggest points of interest has been the identity of the unnamed high school janitor who recorded this extraordinary concert. For the album’s release Grandmixer DXT worked his magic to bring the audio from the concert into the 21st century. Palo Alto: The Custodian's Mix uses the audio from the original tape to put you in that high school auditorium in October 1968 and lets you feel what it was like to be in the room. Additionally, Thelonious Monk’s signature will be etched into the runout groove.

01. Ruby, My Dear
02. Well, You Needn’t
03. Don’t Blame Me
04. Blue Monk
05. Epistrophy
06. I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams

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From the Colgems Records archives featuring all four Monkees: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Mastered for first time audiophile by long time Monkees curator and associate Joe Reagoso. Pressed with four bonus tracks, never-before-included on original albums or singles. Surprise color: translucent ed or translucent yellow. 

SIDE A
1. Apples, Peaches, Bananas And Pears 2. If You Have The Time 3. Don't Think You Know Me (First Recorded Version) 4. Party 5. Carlisle Wheeling (First Recorded Version) 6. Storybook Of You 7. Rosemarie 8. My Share Of The Sidewalk

SIDE B
1. All Of Your Toys 2. Nine Times Blue 3. So Goes Love 4. Teeny Tiny Gnome 5. Of You (Alternate Mix) 6. War Games 7. Lady's Baby 8. Time And Time Again

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Rare Monkees tracks, never included on original albums or singles. From the Colgems Records archives featuring all four Monkees: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Mastered for first time audiophile by long time Monkees curator and associate Joe Reagoso. Pressed with four bonus tracks, never-before-included on original albums or singles. Surprise color: translucent orange or opaque red 

SIDE A
1. All The King's Horses (Originally Version) 2. Valleri (First Recorded Version) 3. St. Matthew 4. Words (Alternate Version) 5. Some Of Shelly's Blues 6. I Wanna Be Free 7. If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again 8. Come On In 9. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet (TV Version)

SIDE B
1. Michigan Blackhawk 2. Hold On Girl 3. The Crippled Lion 4. Changes 5. Mr. Webster 6. You Just May Be The One 7. Do Not Ask For Love (First Recorded Version) 8. Circle Sky (Live Version) 9. Seeger's Theme 10. Riu Chiu

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Rare Monkees tracks, never included on original albums or singles. From the Colgems Records archives featuring all four Monkees: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Mastered for first time audiophile by long time Monkees curator and associate Joe Reagoso. Pressed with four bonus tracks, never-before-included on original albums or singles. Surprise color: Translucent blue or emerald green 

SIDE 1
1. (Theme From) The Monkees (TV Version)2. Kellogg's Jingle 3. We'll Be Back In A Minute 4. Through The Looking Glass (Prev. Unissued Alternate Version) 5. Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care) 6. Penny Music 7. Tear The Top Right Off My Head 8. Little Red Rider 9. You're So Good 10. Look Down 11. Hollywood 12. Midnight Train (Demo Version)

SIDE 2
1. She Hangs Out (Single Version) 2. Shake 'Em Up 3. Circle Sky (Alternate Mix) 4. Steam Engine (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 5. Love To Love (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 6. She'll Be There 7. How Insensitive 8. Merry Go Round 9. Angel Band 10. Zor And Zam (TV Version) 11. We'll Be Back In A Minute #2 12. Tema Dei Monkees

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In October 2020, Kip Moore recorded a special four Song acoustic set at Grimey's New & Preloved Records in.  This is the first time that these songs have been released on vinyl and are exclusive for RSD Drops.  Each record includes a collectible poster. 

Janie Blue / Sweet Virginia / Wild World / Fire and Flame

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One of the very rare chances – quite possibly the only chance - to listen to the genius of Ennio Morricone engaging with the jazz musical language. His soundtrack for the film The Blue-Eyed Bandit (Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri by Alfredo Giannetti, 1980) is marked by the very singular 5/4 time which creates a relentless rhythm that perfectly matches the crime atmosphere of the film. This new edition of The Blue-eyed Bandit is part of the Morricone Segreto series by CAM Sugar and it is remastered from the original tapes preserved in the historical CAM Sugar archives. This is the first official vinyl reissue of the score since its original release in 1982 on the Cerberus label. Pressed exclusively for RSD Drops on Blue vinyl. 

1. The Blue-Eyed Bandit = Citta Viva
2. Madre Assente
3. Campi Aperti E Sospesi
4. Double Face
5. Esecuzione Radiofonica
6. For Enrico, Riccardo And Roberto
7. Beneath The City Bridges = Sotto I Ponti Della Citta
8. For Dalia
9. Stranamente Di Notte
10. 4/5
11. Madre Assente
12. Finale = Stranamente, Un Giorno

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A 40th Anniversary limited edition picture disc edition of Motorhead and Girlschool’s raucous collaboration. 

SIDE A: 1. Please Don’t Touch
SIDE B: 2. Emergency 3. Bomber – performed by Girlschool

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A split 7” from Mudhoney and the Meat Puppets, featuring two cover songs. Mudhoney covers “Warning” originally by the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation and the Meat Puppets cover “One Of These Days” written by Early Montgomery and made famous by George Jones. 

Mudhoney
"Warning" Originally by The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation

Meat Puppets
"One of These Days" Written by Early Montgomery, performed by George Jones

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Vinyl debut for RSD of Me’Shell’s 1996 sophomore release for Warner Records’ Maverick subsidiary. Deluxe and expanded 2LP set features four non-LP & instrumental bonus tracks making their debut on wax. Pressed on 140g blue viny in a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket. All tracks are previously released.

1.The Womb 2.The Way 3. Deuteronomy: Niggerman 4. Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart 5. Leviticus: Faggot 6. Mary Magdalene 7. God Shiva 8. Who Is He and What Is He To You 9.Stay 10.Bittersweet 11.A Tear and A Smile 12.Make Me Wanna Holler 13.The Teaching* 14.Soul Searchin’ (I Wanna Know If It’s Mine)* 15.Stay (instrumental mix)* 16.Who Is He And What Is He To You (instrumental mix)*

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The seven studio albums from 1979-2017, including Bad Love which will be on vinyl for the first time, all pressed on  black vinyl and together as part of RSD Drops. 

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Biggie Duets: The Final Chapter is the second posthumous album from The Notorious B.I.G, featuring a collection of orchestrated duets between Biggie and hip-hop heavyweights including Jay-Z, Faith Evans, Missy Elliot, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, P Diddy, Eminem and many more.  The album – which is platinum certified in the USA – will be made available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 2005, pressed on red and black LPs and accompanied by a 7” showcasing two previous unreleased bonus cuts, exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. Strictly Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide.

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