RSD Black Friday 2020
Bilal & Nikki Jean
Black Coffee in Bed [RSD BF 2020]
MP3 Album: $1.49 Download
"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.
“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”
Christmas Lullabies [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
A gift from Dave Brubeck and his family to families everywhere! Just in time for the holiday season, Christmas Lullabies is the perfect soundtrack to be enjoyed by jazz fans and the entire family together. From the same sessions in 2010 that produced his final solo recording Lullabies, the A side of this 12” features an original holiday piece in “Sleep Holy Infant” and a uniquely beautiful take on the Christmas standard “Away In A Manger”. Side B features an elegant festive holiday etching.
Side A: “Sleep Holy Infant”, “Away In A Manger”
Side B: Etching
Invisible People [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $22.98 Buy
Instrumental version of the acclaimed 2020 album Invisible People. Described by Pitchfork as "far and away Chicano Batman’s most accessible record.... A decade into writing songs together, they sound stronger than ever." Mixed by Shawn Everett with lacquers cut at The Lodge in New York City.
1. Color My Life (Instrumental) 2. Blank Slate (Instrumental) 3. I Know It (Instrumental) 4. Invisible People (Instrumental) 5. Manuel's Story (Instrumental) 6. Moment of Joy (Instrumental) 7. Pink Elephant (Instrumental) 8. Polymetronomic Harmony (Instrumental) 9. The Way (Instrumental) 10. The Prophet (Instrumental) 11. Bella (Instrumental) 12. Wounds (Instrumental)
Patience [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $11.98 Buy
Chris Cornell’s “Patience” is a cover of the original Guns N’ Roses’ iconic song and is paired up exclusively with his cover of the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U (Live on SiriusXM)” on a white 7” single for RSD Black Friday 2020.
“Patience”/”Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at SiriusXM)”
Blows Against The Empire: 50th Anniversary [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”
Curtis Knight & The Squires
No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $20.98 Buy
No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 continues the documentation of Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience sideman work with the Harlem-based R&B combo. These twelve recordings were captured at Studio 76 in 1965 [as well as two controversial sessions in July and August 1967] and offer a fascinating glimpse of Hendrix’s genius in the years before—and during—his early success. It includes the 1965 demo of the first known Hendrix composition (“Working All Day”) and shiver-inducing guitar playing that hints at the genius to come. While not a Jimi Hendrix album the music is now under the control of Experience Hendrix, and thanks to them has been lovingly restored by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer for RSD Black Friday, giving fans the chance to enjoy these tracks in their proper historical context in a numbered, limited edition brown vinyl release.
Side A: “Gloomy Monday”, “Hush Now”, “No Business”, “Love Love
Side B: “UFO,” “My Best Friend (Takes 3/4/5)”, “How Would You Feel [Alternate]”, “Hornet’s Nest”, “I Need You Every Day”, “Suey”, “No Business [Demo]”, “Working All Day [Demo]”
Bettye LaVette, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone
Original Grooves: Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Bettye LaVette [RSD BF 2020]
Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday. 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 first of this series comes from five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette, with hidden gems from Verve legends Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. The Blues Hall of Fame legend deftly reinterprets the classics “Strange Fruit” and “I Hold No Grudge” on this 12” EP, with the original timeless versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.
01) Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) (3:12)
02) Strange Fruit (Bettye LaVette) (4:30)
01) I Hold No Grudge (Nina Simone) (2:18)
02) I Hold No Grudge (Bettye LaVette) (6:12)
Southern Child [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.
1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song
The Living Room [RSD BF 2020]
MP3 Album: $7.99 Download
At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.
SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”
Ace of Spades [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $16.98 Buy
Just in time for the holidays comes this RSD Black Friday reissue of Motorhead's 1980 UK Xmas single of “Ace Of Spades”. The cover features the band in Santa suits! Also includes Holiday Ornament and never before released 2020 Instrumental remix.
Side A: 1. Ace Of Spades
Side B: 1. Dirty Love 2. Ace Of Spades 2020 Instrumental Remix
On Parole (Expanded and Remastered) [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.
Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.
Record One: Original LP
Side 1 – MOTORHEAD, ON PAROLE, VIBRATOR, IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE
Side 2 – CITY KIDS, FOOLS, THE WATCHER, LEAVING HERE, LOST JOHNNY
Record Two: Bonus Tracks
Side 3 – ON PAROLE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), CITY KIDS (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE) *
Side 4 – MOTORHEAD (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), LEAVING HERE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), FOOLS (DEMO VERSION) *
38 MacDougal [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $35.98 Buy
Mastertone Studios, NYC, 1965... Amidst mounting friction with producer Paul Rothchild, Fred Neil walks out of the unfinished sessions for what was to be his debut album, Bleecker & MacDougal. Fearing Fred wouldn't return to the studio, his friend and guitar player Peter Childs invited him over to his apartment at 38 MacDougal. According to Childs, "The best chance to get Freddie back wouldn't be to try to persuade him verbally, but to get him over to the apartment for a bit of music-making.” What transpired on that afternoon was a legendary singer-songwriter and his long-time accompanist making music for themselves in a living room setting, a one-of-a-kind private performance, captured on Ampex reel to reel, and stored for over fifty years!
The apartment recordings at 38 MacDougal were beautifully detailed in Peter Lee Neff's 2018 Fred Neil biography, That's The Bag I'm In. Fred and Peter play songs that would later wind up on Bleecker & MacDougal ("Travellin' Shoes", "Country Boy", "Gone Again", "Candy Man", "Little Bit Of Rain"), a definitive "Sweet Cocaine", and two songs that don't appear on any other Fred Neil album: the traditional folk song""Once I Had A Sweetheart", and the African-American spiritual "Blind Man Standing By The Road And Crying". (Despite the biography mentioning that the latter recording cuts off before it ends, Delmore Recording’s tape magically has the complete performance in all its glory.) Fred takes the song on a personal and deep journey, and Peter Childs adds the most perfect musical touches. It's also the first appearance on a Fred Neil record of one of the many Spiritual songs that were often a part of his live repertoire.
* RSD Black Friday 2020 Exclusive Release
* Deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket, booklet featuring a treasure trove of previously unseen images, and notes by Fred Neil’s son, Christopher Lasher.
SIDE ONE: “Little Bit Of Rain”, “Country Boy”, “Gone Again”, “Candy Man”
SIDE TWO: “Travelin' Shoes”, “Once I Had A Sweetheart”, “Sweet Cocaine”, “Blind Man Standin' By The Road And Cryin'”
Meridional [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
2010’s Meridional is the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-nominated metalcore band, Norma Jean, and marks the Georgia band’s debut with Razor & Tie. Produced by Jeremy SH Griffith (Underøath, Johnnyswim, Five Iron Frenzy) Meridional—which featu
1. Leaderless and Self Enlisted 2. The Anthem of the Angry Brides 3. Deathbed Atheist 4. Bastardizer 5. A Media Friendly Turn for the Worse 6. Septentrional 7. Blood Burner 8. High Noise Low Output 9. Falling From the Sky: Day Seven 10. Everlasting Tapeworm 11. Occidental 12. The People That Surround You On A Regular Basis 13. Innocent Bystanders United 14. Oriental
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (The Instrumentals) [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
Rare instrumental version of ODB’s iconic debut album. Previously a highly collectible promo-only release, these instrumental mixes are reissued on LP for the first time since 1994. The 2 X LP set includes a bonus 7” single featuring the new stripped versions of “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” from the 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition for the first time on vinyl.
Side A - A1. Shimmy Shimmy Ya, A2. Baby C'mon, A3. Brooklyn Zoo, A4. Hippa To Da Hoppa
Side B - B1. Raw Hide, B2. Damage, B3. Don't U Know, B4. The Stomp.
Side C - C1. Goin' Down, C2. Drunk Games, C3. Snakes, C4. Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)
Side D - D1. Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo, D2. Dirty Dancin, D3. Harlem World
Includes a 7” of the Stripped Versions from the digital deluxe edition:
7A: Brooklyn Zoo (Stripped Version), 7B: Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Stripped Version)
Magic and Loss [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
Continuing the series of Lou Reed re-issues for RSD Black Friday, is his critically successful 1992 Sire album Magic and Loss. Pressed as a double LP, featuring three sides of vinyl and an etching, exclusive released for RSD Black Friday 2020. (NME 10/10, Q Magazine 4*, Rolling Stone 4*)
Round Robin and Brimstone
Round Robin and Brimstone [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $28.98 Buy
The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.
You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
"Some Velvet Morning" b/w "TIred Of Waiting For You" [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
Light in the Attic is honored to be working with Nancy Sinatra for a long-overdue re-appreciation of one of America’s greatest recording artists, activists, and cultural icons. With 2020 marking her 80th birthday, LITA's Nancy Sinatra Archival Series will kick off on RSD Black Friday 2020 with a limited edition 7" single featuring one of the 20th century's greatest recordings, "Some Velvet Morning" on the a-side, and a cover of the Kinks' classic "Tired Of Waiting For You" on the flip. Stay tuned for much more to follow in 2021.
* Two classics recorded with The Wrecking Crew in August 1967
* Newly remastered from the original analog tapes
* First time on vinyl for "Tired Of Waiting For You"
* Produced by Lee Hazlewood and arranged by Billy Strange
* Color wax housed in pic sleeve with unseen photos
"Some Velvet Morning" b/w "TIred Of Waiting For You"
Flight of the Behemoth [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
Flight of the Behemoth is the third album by sunn O))), circa 2002. The band collaborated with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4. The first ever use of a drum machine on a sunn O))) track is heard on "F.W.T.B.T.", a deconstructive interpretation of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls”.
“Mocking Solemnity”/”Death Becomes You”, “O))) Bow 1”/”O))) Bow 2 “/ “F.W.T.B.T. “/ “Grimm & Bear It”
Greatest Hits [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $24.98 Buy
A gold vinyl release for RSD Black Friday, faithfully replicated from the original release with audio mastered from the original master tapes.
1. “All Day Music” 2. “Slippin' Into Darkness” 3. “The World Is A Ghetto” 4. “The Cisco Kid” 5. “Gypsy Man”
1. “Me And Baby Brother” 2. “Southern Part Of Texas” 3. “Why Can't We Be Friends” 4. “Low Rider” 5. “Summer”
1952 Radio Audition [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $9.98 Buy
Rare recordings from Hank Williams’ 1952 radio show auditions for the first time ever on vinyl.
Side A 1) Why Don’t You Love Me - Hank Williams 2) San Antonio Rose - Owen Bradley & His Orchestra
Side B 1) Honey, Be My Honey Bee - The Beasley Sisters 2) Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams 3) Why Don’t You Love Me