Record Store Day Drops 2020 - Aug 29

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Alphaville

RSD Exclusive Aug


Special unreleased new mix for Record Store Day 2020 created by original band members Marian Gold and Bernhardt Lloyd together with Blank & Jones. For the first time since he left Alphaville in 2003, Bernhard worked with Marian in the studio and they used only original parts from the 1984 multi track tapes, no additional instruments. Blank & Jones work closely with the band since 2013 on various projects like "so8os (so eighties) Reconstructions pres. Alphaville“ and the "Forever Young - Super Deluxe Edition".

The name "Grant & Kelly Remix“results from a line in the second verse of the song: "….Like the Cary Grants and Kellys once before…“. This limited edition also features a special long version on the B-side.

Side A – “Sounds Like A Melody (Grant & Kelly Remix)”
Side B – “Sounds Like A Melody (Grant & Kelly Reimix-Extended Version)”

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Archers Of Loaf

RSD Exclusive Aug


A-side is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icons Archers of Loaf with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones on B-side.  

"Raleigh Days"/"Street Fighting Man" 

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Buju Banton

RSD 'First' Aug


Buju Banton revolutionized dancehall reggae in the ‘90s by employing live instumentation and bringing the social consciousness of classic roots reggae. This Record Store Day exclusive 10" single includes his hits "Trust" and "Steppa" along with a cappella and instrumental versions of both.

SIDE A –1. Trust 2. Trust (A Cappella) 3. Trust (Instrumental)
SIDE B – 1. Steppa 2. Steppa (A Cappella) 3. Steppa (Instrumental)

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The Magic Numbers

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


The debut album from The Magic Numbers, the British pop band comprised of two pairs of brothers and sisters, originally released in 2005 and long out of print.

“Mornings Eleven” / “Forever Lost” / “The Mule” / “Long Legs” / “Love Me Like You” / “Which Way To Happy” / “I See You, You See Me” / “Don't Give Up The Fight” / “This Love” / “Wheels On Fire” / “Love's A Game” / “Try” / “Watersong”

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Marion Brown

RSD Exclusive Aug


Altoist Marion Brown is perhaps best known for performances on albums by his contemporaries, such as Coltrane's Ascension, but Brown stands on his own as one of the most creative and important forces to come out of the 1960s avant-garde jazz movement. Porto Novo is widely regarded as one of Brown's best recordings, captured during a 1967 session in Holland at the peak of his creative powers, accompanied by bassist Maarten van Regteben Altena and drummer Han Bennink. Previously out of print for decades, the recording has now been remastered for a long-overdue reissue on audiophile-grade vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.

A1 “Similar Limits” A2 “Sound Structure” A3 “Improvisation”
B1 “QBIC” B2 “Porto Novo”

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Penderecki/Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm

RSD Exclusive Aug


Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on October 17, 1971, Actions features a truly mind-bending confluence of musicians of the avant-garde, in the broadest sense of the term. Don Cherry -- the brilliant American free jazz trumpeter -- had recently expatriated to Sweden and was finding his way not only among the emerging free-jazz scene of Europe but also within his own constantly expanding musical palette that had begun to incorporate elements of African rhythms, Turkish folk idioms, and Indian classical music. Cherry, in collaboration here with Krzysztof Penderecki -- one of Poland's greatest modern composers, who is perhaps best known to casual audiences for the use of his music in The Exorcist (1973), The Shining (1980), and more recently, the third season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks -- creates a sonic landscape previously unrivaled in his work. Combining modern classical and avant-garde elements, choral arrangements, and a large free jazz ensemble -- The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, formed specifically for this performance and featuring a veritable who's who of the European scene including Peter Brötzmann, Han Bennink, Terje Rypdal, Albert Mangelsdorff, and Gunter Hampel -- Actions is one of the most expansive sets of Cherry's storied career. Limited edition of 1,000 copies on translucent red vinyl.

01. Humus – “The Life Exploring Force” 02. “Sita Rama Encores” 03. “Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra”

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Biffy Clyro

RSD Exclusive - Aug


Special opaque white vinyl exclusive 7” single features the Frightened Rabbit cover, “Modern Leper”  and the David Bowie cover “Modern Love.”

"Modern Love"/"Modern Leper" 

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Cradle

Cradle

History [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

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RSD 'First' Aug


Vital document of one of the first bands to put serious cracks in rock's glass ceiling!

Never able to fit the mold that label executives demanded, at the very end of 1969 the Quatro sisters' Pleasure Seekers became Cradle. Though "the suits" weren't ready for them, their forward-thinking sound and quintessentially Detroit determination blazed a trail for the decades of hard-rocking women who followed -- as did their choice to remain true to themselves, no matter what.

1. Cradle Introduction 2. Living Machine 3. Man Is A Man 4. Sally And Johnny 5. See The Two 6. Heat 7. Peter Porno 8. Funny Man 9. Ted 10. Soothsayer 11. Last Laugh 12. Dream

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Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin

Switched-On Seeker [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Limited edition companion to Mikal Cronin's 2019  Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On" series.  

“Shelter”|”Show Me”|”Feel It All”|”Fire”|”Sold”|”I've Got”|”Reason”|”Caravan”|”Guardian Well”|”Lost a Year”|”On the Shelf”

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The Cure

RSD Exclusive Aug


40th Anniversary Edition of The Cure's second studio album Seventeen Seconds, featuring their first UK top 40 single "A Forest". Pressed on picture disc for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020 

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Adam Czerwinski/Krzesimir Debski/Wojciech Niedziela

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


This is an audiophile ''reference'' 45rpm 12'' single pressed in EU. Both tracks recorded on one stereo ribbon mic, 24 track tape, full analog. Mastered and cut in Abbey Road Studios in London. One song is performed by quartet: violin, guitar, double bass and percussion. The A-side is a free-jazz version of an old Polish church song (very touching). Second track is solo piano (tuned in 432Hz) of mostly classic jazz and a great composition of Wojtek Niedziela

 

Limited to 600 worldwide

180-gram 45RPM audiophile ''reference'' vinyl

Analog mastering at Abbey Road Studios

Gatefold jacket with OBI strip

RSD 2020 Exclusive



A. “Godzinki” B. “For D”

Adam Czerwinski/Krzesimir Debski/Wojciech Niedziela
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Dave Davies

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Dave Davies live and on fire at New York’s Bottom Line in 1997, playing Kinks classics and more. Double (red and silver) vinyl package includes never-before-seen photos from the live show.

DISC ONE: SIDE A
1. “I Need You (Live)” 2. “She's Got Everything (Live)” 3. “Beautiful Delilah (Live)” 4. “Creeping Jean (Live)” 5. “Good to See Yer! (Live)” 6. “Look Through Any Doorway (Live)” 7. “Love Me Till the Sun Shines (Live)”
DISC ONE: SIDE B
1. “Tired of Waiting (Live)” 2. “The Kiss (Live)” 3. “Milk Cow Blues (Live)” 4. “Imaginations Real (Live)” 5. “Dave's Got His Reading Glasses (Live)” 6. “Wicked Annabella (Live)” 7. “Picture Book (Live)”
DISC TWO: SIDE A
1.“Death of a Clown (Live)” 2. “All the Kinks Songs (Live)” 3. “Too Much on My Mind (Live)” 4. “Strangers (Live)” 5. “Psycho Lounge (Live)” 6. “One Night with You (Live)” 7. “Living on a Thin Line (Live)”
DISC TWO: SIDE B
1. “All Day and All of the Night (Live)” 2. “Encore (Live)” 3. “Money (Live)” 4. “David Watts (Live)” 5. “I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Live)” 6. “You Really Got Me (Live)”

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Dio

Dio

Annica [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

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RSD Exclusive Aug


A 12” Dio picture disc for Record Store Day based around his Magica album. The A-side leads with rare track “Annica” from the Magica sessions and includes live and studio versions of “Lord Of The Last Day”. Side B is the 18 minute epic Dio spoken word piece “Magica Story”. 

Side A
1. Annica 2. Lord of the Last Day (2019 Remaster) 3. Lord of the Last Day (Live on Magica Tour;2019 - Remaster)

Side B
1. Magica Story - Studio Spoken Word (2019 Remaster)

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Steve Earle

RSD 'First' Aug


This is a limited edition 7" recorded during the Ghost Of West Virginia recording sessions (that new album comes to record stores May 22). "Times Like These "is exclusive to this 7" and "Devil Put The Coal In The Ground" will be on the new album.  

"Times Like These / It's About Blood"

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Philip Glass

RSD Exclusive Aug


Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. The operas - ''Einstein on the Beach,'' ''Satyagraha,'' and ''Akhnaten,'' among many others - play throughout the world's leading houses, and rarely to an empty seat. Glass has written music for experimental theater and for Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Glass is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music - simultaneously. Much of his early work was based on the extended reiteration of brief, elegant melodic fragments that wove in and out of an aural tapestry. Or, to put it another way, it immersed a listener in a sort of sonic weather that twists, turns, surrounds, develops.

In the past 25 years, Glass has composed more than twenty-five operas, large and small; twelve symphonies; three piano concertos and concertos for violin, piano, timpani, and saxophone quartet and orchestra; soundtracks to films ranging from new scores for the stylized classics of Jean Cocteau to Errol Morris's documentary about former defense secretary Robert McNamara; string quartets; a growing body of work for solo piano and organ.

Available on vinyl for the first time as a limited and numbered edition of 1,500 copies. The package includes an 8-page booklet and info on the Philip Glass series on Music On Vinyl, coming in 2020 / 2021.

* 180 gram audiophile vinyl
* Deluxe Lift-off Box Set with blue foil embossing
* Includes 4 printed innersleeves, an 8-page booklet + glossy picture
* Hype-sticker
* Includes booklet with info on the Philip Glass series on Music On Vinyl, coming in 2020 / 2021
* The best / most memorable selections from Naqoyqatsi, Einstein On The Beach, Satyagraha, Akhnaten, In the Upper Room, Songs from Liquid Days, The Photographer, Glassworks, Itaipu and more
* Collaborations with Suzanne Vega, Linda Ronstadt, the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma
* Available on vinyl for the first time
* Limited edition 1,500 individually numbered copies

Side A
1. Lightning (Songs from Liquid Days) 2. Facades (Glassworks) 3. A Gentleman's Honor (The Photographer) 4. Primacy of Number (Naqoyqatsi)

Side B
1. Metamorphosis IV (Liquid Days, Part II) 2. Open The Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part II) 3. Dance II (In The Upper Room) 4. Dance VIII (In The Upper Room)

Side C
1. Glasspiece #1 (Rubric From Glassworks) 2. Changing Opinion (Songs From Liquid Days) 3. Opening (Glassworks)

Side D
1. Floe (Glassworks) 2. Funeral Of Amenhotep III (Akhnaten) 3. Point Blank (Naqoyqatsi)

Side E
1. Wichita Vortex Sutra 2. Forgetting (Songs From Liquid Days) 3. Dance Ix (In The Upper Room)

Side F
1. The Dam (Itaipú) 2. Definition (Naqoyqatsi) 3. Protest (Satyagraha) 4. Evening Song (Satyagraha)

Side G
1. Hymn To The Sun (Akhnaten) 2. Trial - Prison (Einstein On The Beach) 3. Akhnaten And Nefertiti (Akhnaten) 4. Kuru Field Of Justice (Satyagraha) 5. Knee Play 1 (Einstein On The Beach)

Side H
1. Tolstoy Farm (Satyagraha) 2. Window Of Appearances (Akhnaten) 3. Bed (Einstein On The Beach) 4. Epilogue (Akhnaten) 5. Knee Play 5 (Einstein On The Beach)

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Andrew Gold

RSD 'First' Aug


Andrew Gold’s first recordings as a solo artist.  Contains 12 previously unissued demos from 1973. Liner notes by Grammy® Award-winning producer Peter Asher. Pressed on colored vinyl for RSD

SIDE A
1. Something New (Band Version), 2. Come Down To Me (Solo Demo), 3. What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo), 4. The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo), 5. You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo), 6. Sometimes When A Man’s On His Own (Solo Demo)

SIDE B
1. Prisoner (Band Version), 2. Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo), 3. Timothy Corey (Solo Demo), 4. Almost Love (Solo Demo), 5. Penny Arcade (Solo Demo), 6. Don’t Bring Me Down (Solo Demo)

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Gong

RSD Exclusive Aug


“Crystal Gnome” | “Radio Gnome I & II” | “Mister Pyxie” | “Deep in the Sky” | “Flying Tea-Pot” | “Wet Drum Sandwich” | “Mange Ton Calepin” | “You Can't Kill Me” | “Titicaca”

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Al Green

RSD 'First' Aug


Al Green's first release for Hi Records, celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special split green/blue 180g vinyl release, with liner notes and a tip-on jacket. Available first at record stores for Record Store Day 2020. 

1. “One Woman” 2. “Talk To Me” 3. “My Girl” 4. “The Letter” 5. “I Stand Accused” 6. “Gotta Find A New World” 7. “What Am I Gonna Do with Myself?” 8. “Tomorrow's Dream” 9. “Get Back Baby” 10. “Get Back” 11. “Summertime”

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Terry Hall

Terry Hall

Home [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


The 1994 debut solo record from The Specials’ Terry Hall. Available on vinyl for the first time, for Record Store Day 2020. 

“Forever J” / “You” / “Sense” / “I Drew A Lemon” / “Moon On Your Dress” / “No No No” / “What's Wrong With Me” / “Grief Disguised As Joy” / “First Attack Of Love” / “I Don't Got You”

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John Wesley Harding

RSD 'First' Aug


In May 2002, Disney pulled the plug on Mammoth Records just weeks before the June 25th release date of John Wesley Harding's The Man with No Shadow. No more than 300 hundred journalists received advance CDs of Harding's new record, while only a handful of radio stations received the single "Negative Love'. No other physical copies existed. Over the years those advance CDs have fetched untold hundreds of dollars from an eager fan base in search of Wes' great 'lost" album. Though many - but not all - of the songs ended up on 2004's Adam's Apple (DRT Records), which All Music Guide called 'the finest album of his career', those that did make the cut were in a jumbled running order. The album has never previously been released on vinyl. The Man With No Shadow First Edition restores the album to Wes's original vision. The audio has been remastered from the original tapes, and the package includes cover art from the original sessions and extensive liner notes. The CD package includes the original album plus a bonus unheard band demos and studio outtakes, all previously unreleased.

SIDE A: 1. Nothing At All 2. Negative Love 3. Monkey and his Cat 4. Sleeper, Awake
SIDE B: 1. Hard 2. Pull 3. Sussex Ghost Story 4. It Stays
SIDE C: 1. When You Smile 2. Sluts 3. She Never Talks 4. Already Dead 5. Protest Protest Protest (from Adam's Apple)
SIDE D (BONUS MATERIAL): 1. Slippery Slide to Bliss (Out-take) 2. Sluts (Demo) 3. Negative Love (Demo) 4. Monkey and his Cat (Demo) 5. Sleeper, Awake (Demo)

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John Wesley Harding

RSD 'First' Aug


In May 2002, Disney pulled the plug on Mammoth Records just weeks before the June 25th release date of John Wesley Harding's The Man with No Shadow. No more than 300 hundred journalists received advance CDs of Harding's new record, while only a handful of radio stations received the single "Negative Love'. No other physical copies existed. Over the years those advance CDs have fetched untold hundreds of dollars from an eager fan base in search of Wes' great 'lost" album. Though many - but not all - of the songs ended up on 2004's Adam's Apple (DRT Records), which All Music Guide called 'the finest album of his career', those that did make the cut were in a jumbled running order. The album has never previously been released on vinyl. The Man With No Shadow First Edition restores the album to Wes's original vision. The audio has been remastered from the original tapes, and the package includes cover art from the original sessions and extensive liner notes. The CD package includes the original album plus a bonus unheard band demos and studio outtakes, all previously unreleased.

1. Nothing At All 2. Negative Love 3. Monkey and his Cat 4. Sleeper, Awake 5. Hard 6. Pull 7. Sussex Ghost Story 8. It Stays 9. When You Smile 10. Sluts 11. She Never Talks 12. Already Dead 13. Protest Protest Protest (from Adam's Apple) 14. Slippery Slide to Bliss (Out-take) 15. Sluts (Demo) 16. Negative Love (Demo) 17. Monkey and his Cat (Demo) 18. Sleeper, Awake (Demo)

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Hiss Golden Messenger

RSD Exclusive - Aug


NC folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, "Cat's Eye Blue" (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) "Standing in the Doorway"  (a 2017 digital-only single) at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond VA, with contributions from their in-house orchestra. The latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.  

“Cat’s Eye Blue”/”Standing In The Doorway” 

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Brittany Howard

RSD Exclusive Aug


Six songs from Brittany Howard, recorded with her full touring band at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville. The collection captures Howard’s songs in a raw and exciting live setting. Features album tracks “Stay High”, “He Loves Me” and more.

SIDE A 1. Stay High 2. Baby 3. He Loves Me
SIDE B 1. 13th Century Metal 2. Tomorrow 3. Presence

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Bob James

RSD Exclusive Aug


Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions is a previously unavailable release of recordings from pianist Bob James, captured at Wollman Auditorium by Resonance founder and co-president, George Klabin. This limited edition 180-gram LP features James performing a mix of jazz standards and original compositions in two different trio settings — one with bassist Larry Rockwell & drummer Robert (Cleve) Pozar, and one with bassist Bill Woods & drummer Omar Clay. The deluxe gatefold set includes an extensive booklet of essays plus new interviews with Bob James, and rare photographs.

SIDE A 1. Once Upon A Time 2. Lateef Minor 7th 3. Variations 4. Serenata
SIDE B 1. Airegin 2. Blues in F 3. Indian Summer 4. Solar

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Pete Krebs & The Gossamer Wings

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Brand new studio record of all new original material from Hall of Famer Pete Krebs. Recorded with his all-electric band The Gossamer Wings. These new songs are in line with the other two records from this line up I Know It By Heart and Sweet Ona Rose. Highly anticipated new record from internationally recognized singer-songwriter Pete Krebs.

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Ned Lagin

RSD Exclusive Aug


Ned Lagin's Seastones is a groundbreaking electronic work which features musicians Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, David Crosby, Grace Slick, David Freiberg, Mickey Hart, and Spencer Dryden. Interweaving musical technologies with sound art, science, linguistics, philosophy, and early music, Seastones is comprised of pieces that are dynamic, rich and deep. It embodies the technological history of electronic music by taking full advantage of tape music, synthesizers, and computer technology. Originally released by the Grateful Dead's Round Records in 1975 and marketed to Deadheads, Seastone’s reputation as a gem of electronic music was overshadowed by the celebrity of the musicians who contributed to the source material. This LP draws from released and unreleased Seastones tracks and contains gorgeous extended Garcia vocal passages processed by Lagin who was an intermittent member of the Grateful Dead until the band broke up in 1974. Audiophile quality LP cut by Golden Mastering and pressed at RTI for optimal sound.

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Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Aug


"Alfredito 'Sabor' Linares is a globetrotting pianist, composer, bandleader, and producer from Lima, Peru with a long, prolific career in hot Latin music spanning more than half a century. Though Linares has come to recent international fame through his work with William 'Quantic' Holland, he was already quite popular and famous in his adopted countries of Colombia and Venezuela in the ‘70s and '80s during the salsa boom. However, his career began in Lima, backing timbalero Ñico Estrada at age 17 in 1961, and Alfredito's first notable recording as a sideman was a few years later on the now legendary El Combo de Pepe album for IEMPSA/Odeon.

Subsequently Linares would advance his career by recording two fabulous records under his own capable leadership as Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora at the end of the decade for the MAG label. These releases capitalized on recent developments in New York Latin music, namely Latin jazz, boogaloo, descarga (jam session) and what would later be marketed as 'salsa' with roots in the Cuban guaguancó and guaracha genres. One can hear direct inspiration coming from Joe Cuba, Ricardo Ray, and Eddie Palmieri, especially on the first album, El Pito, and yet by the second record, there are plenty of original tunes as well. More importantly there is a 'swing' and assertiveness to the playing (and arrangements) that prove every bit as authentic, tough and danceable as their New York inspirations . . . .

That special 'swing' also emanated from Linares' ace backing band, which happened to be a talented stable of MAG studio musicians who all understood Cuban and jazz music: percussionists Mario Allison and Coco Lagos, bassist Joey di Roma, Kiko Fuentes, and Carlos Muñoz on lead vocals and Melcochita on coro (vocal chorus). According to Linares, the studio band was 'open-ended, some musicians came some days, others on other days -- Nilo Espinoza on saxophone, Betico Salas and Tito Chicoma on trumpets. Otto de Rojas played piano, and so did Charlie Palomares, who played vibraphone. Another good musician was guitarist Carlos Hayre.' Though the recordings were cut 'live in the studio' and many were basically composed on the spot, the intrinsic strength and maturity of the performances on Yo Traigo Boogaloo stand the test of time as one of Peru's most important contributions to tropical music across the decades, establishing Alfredito Linares as a master of the idiom and serving as a harbinger for great things to come for him in Colombia and Venezuela..." --Pablo E Yglesias DJ Bongohead of Peace & Rhythm

A1. “Boogaloo En Ambiente” A2. “La Sonora Llegó” A3. “Como Yo No Hay Dos” A4. “Peruvian Guaguancó” A5. “Congalanque”

B1. “Yo Traigo Boogaloo” B2. “Probándolo Se Sabe” B3. “Linare's Blue's” B4. “Sabor Tropical” B5. “Tutu Tata”

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Lisa Loeb

RSD Exclusive Aug


For the entirety of her nearly three-decade-long career, globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb has been exploring a variety of styles of music, moving seamlessly between creating family-friendly albums, including her 2018 Grammy-winning Feel What U Feel, and adult-focused studio albums like Tails, Firecracker, and The Way It Really Is. It is her latest release, her fifteenth record to date, A Simple Trick To Happiness, that finds Loeb putting forth her most poignant and profoundly personal album in an exceptional body of work. The Record Store Day exclusive deluxe vinyl release of 'A Simple Trick To Happiness' features a deluxe tip-on jacket, poster insert, and 180-gram vinyl pressing.

1. Doesn't It Feel Good (feat. Michelle Branch) 2. Skeleton 3. Another Day 4. This Is My Life 5. For The Birch 6. Most of All 7. Shine 8. Sing Out 9. I Wanna Go First 10. The Upside 11. Wonder

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Lothar and the Hand People

RSD Exclusive Aug


Recently unearthed final performance of the iconic theremin rock pioneers Lothar & The Hand People! Unique unissued takes form a virtual greatest hits from a band with zero digital footprint! While technically live recordings, these takes rival the studio cuts and even include some completely unheard compositions that will finally reach the ears of the Hand fans. Who knew they could make a take on Machines with more horsepower than any version you've heard!

1. Machines 2. Comic Strip 3. What Grows On Your Head 4. This Is It 5. Torture 6. Midnight Ranger 7. It Comes On Anyhow 8. Ha (Ho) 9. Today Is Only Yesterday's Tomorrow 10. Sdrawkcab

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Lothar and the Hand People

RSD 'First' Aug


Recently unearthed final performance of the iconic theremin rock pioneers Lothar & The Hand People! Unique unissued takes form a virtual greatest hits from a band with zero digital footprint! While technically live recordings, these takes rival the studio cuts and even include some completely unheard compositions that will finally reach the ears of the Hand fans. Who knew they could make a take on Machines with more horsepower than any version you've heard!

1. Machines 2. Comic Strip 3. What Grows On Your Head 4. This Is It 5. Torture 6. Midnight Ranger 7. It Comes On Anyhow 8. Ha (Ho) 9. Today Is Only Yesterday's Tomorrow 10. Sdrawkcab

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Aaron Lupton & Jeff Szpirglas

RSD Exclusive Aug


The sequel to last year's RSD edition of Blood on Black Wax. It's not a *true* sequel, however, as it works well on its own.

This RSD 2020 release includes 240 pages of sci-fi/fantasy soundtrack recaps, interviews, and full-color vinyl soundtrack artwork. This time out the focus is tighter ('60s to '90s). However, television soundtracks are also featured in a chapter (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Twilight Zone, etc.). In a way it's even more accessible than the first book, with popular franchises including Star Trek, Star Wars, Mad Max, Batman, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Superman, Planet of the Apes, Jurassic Park, E.T.....plus a decent amount of cult favorites.

The included 7” single is of music by Christopher Young (Pet Sematary/Drag Me To Hell/Species) created for but unused in Tobe Hooper's '86 version of Invaders from Mars, remixed for this release. It’s pressed on anti-freeze green vinyl with custom artwork by Hagcult.

Also includes a bookmark hand-numbered and signed by authors Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas

Side A: Invaders from Mars (part I)
Side B: Invaders from Mars (part II)

Aaron Lupton & Jeff Szpirglas
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Manic Street Preachers

RSD Exclusive Aug


This limited edition 12” single for Record Store Day 2020 is inspired by the original, extremely limited, white label release issued in 1994 and features remixes by the Chemical Brothers and Ashley Beedle. 

SIDE A: 1. “La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)” 2. “La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Chemical Brothers Dub Remix)”
SIDE B: 1. “Roses In The Hospital (Ashley Beadle's OG Psychovocal Remix)” 2. “Roses In The Hospital (Ashley Beadle's OG Psychomental Remix)”

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Kevin Morby

RSD Exclusive Aug


Paris was the first city to really get behind my career as a solo artist. From the first time I played there in 2014 ‘til now, it's always had an extra spark of magic to it. It's always the stop I look forward to the most on my European tours as the audience comes with a very unique and kinetic energy, and because of this, so does the band. I had wanted to document this reciprocating fever between us and the crowd for some time now and saw our sold out show at the beautiful Cabaret Sauvage as the perfect time to do so. I also knew I needed to document a night with my new band, the OH MY GOD Band, which is made up of some of the most talented and tasteful musicians on the planet. And so here and now, in this recording, I have captured the best band I've ever played with as well as one of the best crowds I've ever played for - all together on a very sweaty night beneath a carnival tent in Paris. xo km

SIDE A: “Congratulations”/ “Hail Mary” / “Savannah” / “Piss River” / “No Halo”
SIDE B: “OMG Rock N Roll” / “Seven Devils” / “O Behold” / “Beautiful Strangers”
SIDE C: “City Music” / “Dry Your Eyes” / “Parade”
SIDE D: “I Have Been To The Mountain” / “Cut Me Down” / “Dorothy” / Harlem River”

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Mouth Congress

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


In November 1984, Paul Bellini rented a beatbox and started jamming in his basement with guitarist Rob Rowatt, bass player Gord Disley, and fellow York University alumni Scott Thompson. Their early recording sessions produced dozens of experimental songs with challenging lyrics and Mouth Congress was born.

Two years later, The Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch asked Mouth Congress to open for him at the Rivoli – a club where The Kids in the Hall performed regularly. Utilizing Brian Hiltz’s existing band I Want, they performed a memorable set and several months later decided to record a 7-song cassette entitled For People Only. The sessions occurred just five days before Thompson moved to New York City to begin writing the first season of The Kids in the Hall.

The band never got around to releasing the cassette in any official manner, but now, 32 years later, 3 tracks from For People Only are being made available for the first time by Captured Tracks. “Tactile”, Mouth Congress’s signature tune, is an ode to the sense of touch and a reminder that human contact is still our greatest pleasure. “Gonna Be A Man” is a love/hate song about masculinity.

A1. “Tactile” A2. “Gonna be a Man”
B1. “Me On My Off Hours”

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Pink Floyd

RSD 'First' Aug


To celebrate Record Store Day 2020 Pink Floyd release a live recording of the band’s first single, original singer and songwriter Syd Barrett’s best-known song, “Arnold Layne”.  The limited-edition, one-sided Record Store Day 7” represents the last live performance of the song by Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, all together in 2007. This special performance of “Arnold Layne” took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican on 10 May 2007, with Pink Floyd members augmented by Jon Carin on keyboards and vocals, and Andy Bell from Oasis on bass guitar. After a star-studded line-up throughout the evening, Pink Floyd took to the stage for an incredibly emotional finale.  The B-side features an etching that echoes the sleeve and the song’s lyrics.

A: “Arnold Layne (recorded live at the Barbican Centre, London at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert, 10th May 2007)”
B: Exclusive new etching

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Marvin Pontiac

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


'Marvin Pontiac was anonymously sent a 4 track tape recorder during the years he was held at Esmerelda State Mental Institution. This is what he did with it.' This was the sole statement accompanying the release of Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes, the first release in 17 years by John Lurie's alter ego Marvin Pontiac. Coming to prominence during the no wave era as part of NYC's notorious Lounge Lizards and starring in Jim Jarmusch's film Down By Law, Lurie's quirky compositions under the Pontiac pseudonym have developed a legendary reputation among fans and critics alike. Though Asylum Tapes was initially shared with the world in 2017, Northern Spy is proud to bring it to the vinyl medium for the first time in 2020.

1. Unbelievable 2. I Hope She Is Okay 3. My Bear to Cross 4. Hollerin' 5. I Don't Have a Cow 6. It's Always Something. It's 7. Never Nothing 8. We Are the Frog People 9. Let Me Tell You 10. I Am a Man 11. I Don't Like To Stand On Line 12. Baby Pigs 13. You're Going to Miss Me 14. I Want To Get Out of Here 15. Beastliness 16. I Am Not Crazy 17. Temple of Banjos 18. Santa Claus 19. Godzilla 20. Don't Fuck With Me 21. My Little Garden Gnome 22. Horse Fell Down The Well 23. I Like To Wear Funny Outfits 24. Little Banjo 25. I Am Not Alone

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Iggy Pop

RSD Exclusive Aug


Twenty-four tracks from the 1991 Brick by Brick tour in Paris, recorded directly from the council board. This RSD Drops 3 x LP package includes a DVD filmed on eight cameras by Tim Pope, printed inner sleeves and a copy of the original tour poster. Never before released on vinyl. 

“Raw Power” | “5 Foot 1” | “Dirt” | “Loose” | “Lust For Life” | “China Girl” | “I Got A Right” | “Butt Town” | “Real Wild Child” | “My Baby Wants To R N'R” | “Neon Forest”| “Home” | “Brick By Brick” | “1969” | “Candy” | “I Wanna Be Your Dog” | “No Fun” | “Search And Destroy” | “Down On The Street” | “The Passenger” | “Louie Louie” | “Foxy Lady”

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Anoushka Shankar

RSD Exclusive Aug


GRAMMY-nominated, versatile musician, Anoushka Shankar, hardly needs an introduction. Daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, she is a singular, genre-defying figure within the classical and contemporary, acoustic, electronic and world music scenes. For Record Store Day 2020, her new EP, Love Letters, will be available on vinyl for the first time.

SIDE A –
1. Bright Eyes (feat. Alev Lenz) 2. Those Words (feat. Shilpa Rao, Ayanna Witter-Johnson) 3. Lovable (feat. Ibeyi)
SIDE B –
1. Space (feat. Alev Lenz) 2. Wallet (feat. Alev Lenz, Nina Harries) 3. In This Mouth (feat. Alev Lenz)

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens

RSD 'First' Aug


7" single of Cat Stevens’ song “But I Might Die Tonight”, from the album Tea For The Tillerman. The B-side features the alternative version of the song, from the movie Deep End (starring Jane Asher), reworked specifically for the film and previously unavailable until now! Pressed on light blue vinyl.

SIDE A – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Movie Version)
SIDE B – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Remastered 2020)

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Tangerine Dream

RSD Exclusive Aug


“Tyger” | “London” | “Alchemy of the Heart” | “Smile”

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Jimmy Urine & Serj Tankian

RSD 'First' Aug


Fuktronic is the brainchild of Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), who’ve made the ultimate electronic soundtrack for a one of a kind British gangster film. Urine said about the project: “Our dynamic is very chill, which is why we do this kind of stuff, especially because, with Fuktronic, it's electronic type soundtrack music, which we've both been doing a lot of on our own. Fuktronic is a 12-track journey; four instrumentals and eight tracks featuring original scripted and voice-acted dialogue that chronicle the trials and tribulations of a fresh-out-of-prison British gangster who hasn’t learned his lesson.”

Available as a limited edition of 2,500 individually numbered copies on blue marbled (solid blue, white & black mixed) vinyl.

Side A
1. Chase 2. Parole 3. Shot 4. Frenchy 5. Guns 6. Ladies

Side B
7. Kit Kat Klub 8. Russian 9. TTFO 10. Flight 11. Fail 12. Credits

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Team Dresch

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


A collection of singles and compilation tracks from queercore legends Team Dresch released between 1994 and 2000.  Includes early hit's like "Hand Grenade" and later anthems like "It's A Conversation".  Will be pressed on pink vinyl and the vinyl edition will be exclusive to RSD 2020.

1. My Voice 2. Hand Grenade 3. Endtime Relay 4. Molasses In January 5. Seven 6. Fake Fight 7. Song For Anne Bannon 8. What Can A Lover Do? 9. It's A Conversation 10. Deattached 11. Venus Lacy 12. Temporary Insurance

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Mia Doi Todd

Mia Doi Todd

Gea [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd's critically acclaimed 2008 album, GEA, will finally make its vinyl debut with a limited pressing on green vinyl, in celebration of Record Store Day and Earth Day 2020. Todd is at her best on GEA, both in terms of songwriting and arrangements, with help from co-producers Carlos Niño and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. The album has been remastered for vinyl, and the packaging features an updated version of her original cover artwork, along with a lyric insert. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint of this release.

1. “River Of Life / The Yes Song” 2. “Night Of A Thousand Kisse”s 3. “Big Bad Wolf & Black Widow Spider” 4. Sleepless Nights 5. “Esperar Es Caro” 6. “Kokoro” 7. “Can I Borrow You?” 8. “In The End” 9. “Old World New World”

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Ultravox

RSD 'First' Aug


A 40th Anniversary release of Ultravox’s debut single, with Midge Ure on vocals. Originally released on 7” single in 1980, this will be the first time on 12” and includes brand new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson.  The new A-side mix of “Sleepwalking” is taken from the forthcoming Vienna 40th Anniversary Box Set coming this summer.  

“Sleepwalk (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)” / “Waiting (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)”
”Sleepwalk (Conny Plank Original Mix)” / “Waiting (Conny Plank Original Mix)”

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Various Artists

RSD Exclusive Aug


Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Launched in 2005, the blog Aquarium Drunkard has become a daily destination for many on a never-ending quest for musical discovery. In 2011, Aquarium Drunkard established The Lagniappe Sessions, featuring some of the site's favorite artists covering some of their favorite artists. Released for RSD Black Friday in 2016, The Lagniappe Sessions Volume 1 brought these sessions to vinyl for the first time. Aquarium Drunkard has now teamed up with ORG Music for a second volume of the series, featuring an eclectic group of artists including Kevin Morby, Mikal Cronin, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, and many more. The record, limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, comes pressed on clear vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.

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Various Artists

RSD 'First' Aug


Studio One, the legendary Jamaican label that pioneered the reggae, ska and dancehall crazes  and sparked the careers of Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Jackie Mittoo and dozens of other reggae luminaries, have released thousands of essential reggae classics over its unrivaled six-decade long history. From the Vaults, Vol. 2 is a CD collection of Studio One rarities that are either entirely unreleased or unreleased on LP, featuring numerous Studio One heavy hitters like Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Jennifer Lara and Johnny Osbourne. This is the second installment of Studio One's From The Vaults series. The first installment was released for Record Store Day Black Friday 2017 and reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, selling out on vinyl immediately.

1. Alf & Teep - Freedom, Justice, Equality, 2. Jackie Bernard - Torture & Flames, 3. Winston Prince - Mark I Word (Previously Unreleased), 4. Johnny Osbourne & Jennifer Lara - Zion Gate (Tk. 2) (Previously Unreleased), 5. Prince Tallis - Dog Ago Bite You (Tk. 5) (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix), 6. The Mediators - Give Me True Love (Stereo Mix), 7. Im and the Invaders - The Great Ball (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix), 8. Joseph Hill & the Soul Defenders - Behold (Tk. 3) (Unreleased Stereo Mix), 9. Dennis Brown - Macabee Version (Unreleased Stereo Mix), 10. The Three Tops - Down in the Bone Yard, 11. The Soul Vendors - Dark Shade of Black (Unreleased Stereo Mix), 12. Lloyd Williams - I'm in Love with You (Original JA Mix), 13. Ken Boothe - Something You Got (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix), 14. Lloyd Charmers - Mr. Moses (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix), 15. Larry Marshall - I Need You Girl (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix), 16. Slim Smith - Happy Times (Unreleased Stereo Mix), 17. Larry & Alvin - Hush Up (Tk. 3) (Unreleased Stereo Mix), 18. Roy Richards - West of East Street (Tk. 3) (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix), 19. Prince Jazzbo - Jah Dip (Tk. 2) (Unreleased Stereo Mix), 20. The Silvertones - Down by the Shore (Unreleased Version)

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Various Artists

RSD Exclusive Aug


This limited edition compilation LP was curated from the classic Sun Record Company catalog by participating Record Store Day stores, and marks the seventh installment of the 'Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day' series. Volume 7, Sunrise on the Blues, highlights some of the incredible blues artists in the Sun Records archive. While the iconic label is best known for launching the careers of superstars like Elvis and Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips' Sun Records initially started as a rhythm and blues label. The track list for this compilation was carefully curated by the hardworking people in record stores themselves. This Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.

SIDE A
1. HOWLIN' WOLF “Everybody in the Mood” 2. LITTLE JUNIOR'S BLUE FLAMES “Mystery Train”3. ROSCO GORDON “Let's Get High” 4. JOHNNY ADAMS “I Won't Cry” 5. EARL HOOKER “Going On Down The Line” 6. LOST JOHN HUNTER & HIS BLIND BATS “Cool Down Mama” 7. BIG WALTER HORTON “Grandma Told Grandpa”

SIDE B
1. SLEEPY JOHN ESTES “Policy Man Blues”2. LITTLE MILTON “If Crying Would Help Me” 3. JAMES COTTON “Cotton Crop Blues” 4. DOCTOR ROSS “Cat Squirrel” 5. THE PRISONAIRES “That Chick's Too Young To Fry” 6. PAT HARE “I'm Gonna Murder My Baby” 7. JOE HILL LOUIS “We All Got To Go Some Time”

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