Record Store Day 2018

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Czarface

For Record Store Day Czarface will issue “Man’s Worst Enemy”, a multimedia set featuring an all new CZARFACE comic illustrated by Gift Revolver complete with its own 7"" vinyl companion. The 7” will feature a pulse-pounding soundtrack to accompany the comic, material not included on their full-length with MF DOOM and an exclusive remix to Czarface and MF DOOM's “Meddle With Metal!"

1. Man's Worst Enemy Theme 2. Meddle With Metal (7L's NYtyme Mix) 3. Rottsyler Theme 4. MF Czar (Intrumental) 

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Lloyd Green

A Steel Guitar Tribute to the Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” by the Original Steel Guitarists Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness. Includes a vocal reprise of "You Ain't Going Nowhere" featuring Jim Lauderdale, Herb Pedersen, Richie Furay, Jeff Hanna, Matraca Berg, Jim Photoglo and Bill Lloyd.

1. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 2.  I Am A Pilgrim 3.  The Christian Life 4.  You Don’t Miss Your Water 5.  You’re Still On My Mind 6.  Pretty Boy Floyd 7. Hickory Wind 8.  One Hundred Years From Now 9.  Blue Canadian Rockies 10.  Life In Prison 11.  Nothing Was Delivered 12.   You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Vocal Reprise)

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Bill Murray

Bill Murray

New Worlds [2LP]

New Vinyl: $25.98 Buy

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1. Saint-SaŽns The Swan / Lucille Clifton "blessing the boats" 2. Walt Whitman from "Song of the Open Road" and "Song of Myself" 3. Bach Prelude from Suite For Cello Solo No.1 In G Major 4. Franz Schubert Andante un poco mosso from Trio No. 1 in B-flat majorJames Fenimore Cooper from "The Deerslayer" 5. George Gershwin "It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess 6. Piazzolla "Muerte del Ńngel"

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Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris

Burch Morris, the legendary jazz musician and inventor of conduction (a practice in which he leads musicians in conducted interpretations and improvisation), guides the orchestra of Nublu residents - Kenny Wollesen (Tom Waits, John Zorn), Eddie Henderson (Herbie Hancock) , Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Ilhan Ersahin (Wax Poetic, Istanbul Sessions and Nublu founder), Sylvia Gordon (Kudu) Jesse Murphy (Love Trio , Brazilian Girls) and many more - through a series of musical pieces that touch on jazz, pop, dance floor.

1 - Sciubba Diving 4:21 2 - LES Gardens 4:12 3 - Here Comes the Man3:57 4 - Sketches of NYC - 7:31 5 - Downstairs - 4:20 6 - Ladies 7:21 7 - Let's Do It 0:18 8 - City Light 7:25 9 - We are the Ones 4:22 10 - Steppin' on Toes 4:24 11 - Under Siege 3:53 12 - Food Good 5:04

Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris
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Plush

Plush

Fed

New Vinyl: $36.98 Buy

* Record Store Day 2018 Exclusive Release
* Remastered for double vinyl issue and cut at 45rpm for the finest sound
* Housed in agatefold jacket with high-end art photography throughout, and features full colour inner sleeve.

“The dazzling symphonic album he always threatened to produce” UNCUT 5/5
“A soulful symphonic masterpiece” ROLLING STONE

Originally released in Japan only on CD in 2002, Plush's Fed lives up to the cult-like adulation it has garnered ever since. A stunning symphony of Bacharach-inspired pop, Toussaint-swing andMelody Nelson-era-Gainsbourg, it’s an album bound together by Liam Hayes' maverick genius; an uncompromising Brian Wilson-esque quest for sonic perfection. Positively indulgent in every way, this sumptuous record has long deserved to be treated to a deluxe vinyl edition. Lovingly overseen by Hayes and recent collaborator Pat Sansone (Wilco/The Autumn Defense), it will finally be available on the format it should’ve always been, this Record Store Day 2018. Remastered and presented as a double LP - cut specially at 45rpm – it comes housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket with expanded artwork throughout.
 
Its expansive, singular vision infamously took years to realise, involving Earth Wind & Fire’s horn arranger (the legendary Tom Tom MMLXXXIV) amongst other elite personnel. Recorded with five different engineers (including Steve Albini and John McEntire), Hayes meticulously extracted every ounce of pop from each note. A long list of renowned studio ringers (including soul drummer Morris Jennings) and Chicago regulars (McEntire, Rizzo, Parker) among many others provide playing of demonstrably professional precision. As such, Hayes' complex, meandering melodies are rendered far more coherent and satisfying than they otherwise might have appeared, bringing his epic, anguished pop to a rarely seen level of perfection and depth. This unstinting dedication to the overarching vision was rewarded handsomely - artistically, at least.
 
However, as might have been expected, his deluxe approach resulted in a bill too steep for any American or European label to ultimately support. It has since seemed unlikely that it would see the light of day on either side of the Atlantic. Yet we were determined not to allow Hayes' lifetime achievement to go unnoticed or let music fans across the world miss out on one of the finest albums of this century.

A wide-eyed opus of stunning intensity, Fed oozes Hayes’ impeccable influences without ever becoming overwhelmed by them. Incredibly, it touches upon Blaxploitation soul, Boz Scaggs-soft-rock, hints of jazz and blues, timeless baroque and skewed pop. In one long minute, the stabbing, soulful "So Blind" moves through five different melodic segments; horns shift easily from haunting backdrop to explosive forefront, smoothly giving way to strings as Hayes' voice casts its bewitching spell. The ambitious soul of “Having It All” has been described as the diffident cousin of Marvin Gaye’s “Save The Children” whilst the breezy "Greyhound Bus Station" is pure 70s AM Gold, evoking the easy warmth of Jimmy Webb’s beloved Land’s End period. The sublime resignation of "No Education", a beautifully slow number that begins, "Never read a book in my life/ But I feel just fine" is post-rock ballad heaven. Arriving towards the end, the title track arrives as a majestic suite; moving from a horn-and-guitar-led instrumental via shifting melodies to Hayes’ compelling vocal bursts.  
 
An album of such brilliance, Fed can comfortably sit alongside such staggering statement pieces as David Bowie's Young Americans, Randy Newman's 12 Songs or Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson. Indeed, for all the sprawling elements that went in - lengthy guitar builds, exploding horn sections, solemn strings, female backup chorus - it is a deeply personal and original record. Employing a distinct “more is more” aesthetic, he demonstrates remarkable restraint in producing an album of such intimacy. "My creation has drowned me," he memorably sings on languid opener "Whose Blues", yet he navigates the shifting styles and ideas with enviable ease.


Whose Blues, I've Changed My Number, Blown Away, So Blind, Greyhound Bus Station, No Education, Sound Of San Francisco, Born Together, Unis 0:26
Whose Blues Anyway, What'll We Do?, Having It All, Fed,The Woods

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Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart

Mowtown

New Vinyl: $14.98 Buy

Five years before “She’s Acting Single (I’m Drinking Doubles)”, future King Of The Honky Tonks’ Gary Stewart was a staff writer at Forrest Hills Music and cutting mostly unsuccessful singles for Kapp and Decca records. In 1970, Jobette Music, the publishing arm of Motown, travelled to Nashville in hopes of getting more country artists to record their songs. Gary was hired as a demo singer to record them in a country style. The tapes were thought to be lost until Roy Dea heard the tape and began his long pursuit to get Gary a record deal, which he eventually did at RCA, where he produced Gary’s biggest hits. The tapes were thought to be lost until recently, and have never been released or heard before

BABY I NEED YOUR LOVING
YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY

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Sun Ra

In 1973 Sun Ra and Arkestra established base in Variety Recording Studios in NYC to record an album for the Impulse! jazz label; depending on who you ask, this album was to be either titled Cymbals or Symbols. Half of this set eventually surfaced on the astro black market, but we’ve gone back to the original reels to bring you Cymbals as it was meant to be heard and paired with a second LP (Symbols) of unheard material from the 1973 sessions. Hear Ra’s Baroque soundscapes, electrolytic clusters and dithering Moogs catalyze images of monoliths, space stations, computers malfunctioning and galaxies imploding on pristine colored colored vinyl, all packaged in a gatefold jacket with liner notes by known Ra-fficianado Brother Cleve, with new art interpreted from the work of Jim Flora.

CD1:The World Of The Invisible (Sun Ra) (6:50) Thoughts Under a Dark Blue Light (Sun Ra) (16:28) The Order Of The Pharaonic Jesters (Sun Ra) (7:23) The Mystery Of Two (Sun Ra) (7:33) Land Of The Day Star (Sun Ra) (3:55)CD2:The Universe Is Calling (Sun Ra) (4:07) Space Landing (Sun Ra) (7:13) Of Drastic Measures (Sun Ra) (4:48) Of Otherness (Sun Ra) (7:34) Myth Evidential (Sun Ra) (13:26) Destination Of The Known Unknown (Sun Ra) (9:36)

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Tennis System

Tennis System

P A I N

New Vinyl: $19.98 Buy

Heavily anticipated, brand new mini-LP from this California pop/punk/shoegaze collective. Alternative Press has named them the artist to watch in 2018.

1. Crushing 2. Lackluster 3. Clearer 4. Beautiful Mistake 5. Coming Down 6. Shelf Life

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Urban Dogs

Disc 1: New Barbarians, Limo Life, New Baptism, I Need A Slave, Dragnet, War Baby, Human Race, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Sex Kick, Be Friends, A Bridge Too Far, Human Being
Disc 2: Speed Kills, Cocaine, Warhead (extended), New Barbarians (live), Wanna World (live), I Wanna Be Your Dog (live), Warhead (live), The Word (live), Limo Life (live), Troops of Tomorrow (live)

35th Anniversary reissue of Punk rock collaboration (UK SUBS' Charlie Harper with THE VIBRATORS' Knox, with the Subs Alvin Gibbs plus Matthew Best), + bonus, previously unreleased LP with 3 7" b-sides and a live gig. First time on vinyl since the original 1983 release. Limited Edition in RED vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with the original artwork, a photo-collage by Knox (in tribute to the Stones' Exile on Main Street cover).
In 1983 the UK Subs and the Vibrators found themselves at a loose end after some lengthy touring. Old friends Charlie Harper and Ian 'Knox' Carnochan got together and started making some music they shared a common love for.
Along with a cover of the New York Dolls and Iggy & the Stooges, they added their own compositions that fitted. A couple of punk classics emerged; 'New Barbarians' and 'Limo Life' were both chosen for release as 7" singles. Charlie and Knox, as the Urban Dogs went on to record a number of further albums together, and the collaboration continues to this day.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 4 The Art Of / Var

For Record Store Day 2018, Medical Records brings you the next installment of their compilation series showcasing the mighty UK label Survival Records. Already having reissued Drinking Electricity and Play, we present a hand-picked selection of the rarest/finest new wave and dance cuts from the early singles from Survival’s catalog. Contained herein includes both sides of the Analysis “Surface Tension” 7” (featuring Martin Lloyd from Oppenheimer Analysis and David Rome from Drinking Electricity) as well as The Limit “Shock Waves” 7”. Other infectious songs include Richard Bone’s “Digital Days” and “Quantum Hop” plus two tracks by Thirteen At Midnight and one track by Eddie & Sunshine. This collection will soon be a staple in your valuable wave vinyl collection. All tracks have been carefully remastered.

A1 Analysis “Connections”
A2 The Limit “Shock Waves”
A3 Richard Bone “Digital Days”
A4 Thirteen At Midnight “Other Passengers”
A5 Eddie & Sunshine “Somewhere Else In Europe”
B1 Analysis “Surface Tension”
B2 The Limit “ OK Go”
B3 Thirteen At Midnight “On The Beach”
B4 The Limit “Do It”
B5 Richard Bone “Quantum Hop”

A5 Eddie & Sunshine “Somewhere Else In Europe”

B1 Analysis “Surface Tension”
B2 The Limit “ OK Go”
B3 Thirteen At Midnight “On The Beach”
B4 The Limit “Do It”
B5 Richard Bone “Quantum Hop”

Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 4 The Art Of / Var
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LIVING ON SOUL is a hybrid docu-concert film featuring the late Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the rest of the Daptone Records family. Filmed largely during Daptones December 2014 three-night, sold-out residency at the historic Apollo Theater, the documentary features a mixture of live performances and verite scenes that paint a robust picture of the Daptone family and culture. Not since James Browns legendary residencies in the '70s has Harlem's Apollo Theater played host to such an event.

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Neil Young

The legendary first live performance of Tonight's The Night from Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre in 1973. Side 4 of this double LP contains an etching of the Roxy logo. Previously unreleased. The Record Store Day 2018 edition includes a collectible photo reprint.

Side A- Intro, Tonight's The Night,Roll Out the Barrel, Mellow My Mind, World On A String, Band Intro Side B Speakin' Out, Candy Bar Rap, Albuquerque, Perry Como Rap, New Mama, David Geffen Rap, Roll Another Number (For The Road), Candy Bar Rap 2 Side C Tired Eyes Rap, Tired Eyes Rap, Tonight's The Night-Part II, Walk On, Outro Side D (Etching)

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