Record Store Day Drops 2021 - July
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
Live Recording of Duane Allman’s last performance, from 10-17-71 at Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mill, MD
Additional unreleased bonus track, “Stormy Monday”, from Austin, TX, 1971.
Pressed on limited edition Black & White swirl vinyl as part of RSD Drops.
Statesboro Blues/Trouble No More/Don't Keep Me Wondering/Done Somebody Wrong/One Way Out/In Memory of Elizabeth Reed/Hot 'lanta/Whipping Post/Stormy Monday
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
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]
Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, "Soba Violence," and a rare cover of "Light My Fire." 180g Clear Vinyl
SIDE A –
1. Brand New
2. Deal with It
3. Believe Me
4. Nervous Assistant
5. Soba Violence (1999 Remaster) [bonus track]
SIDE B –
1. Square Wave in Unison
2. You Catch a Bad One
3. I Can't Think Straight
4. I Want Some
5. Light My Fire [bonus track]
After the release of the Beat Farmers’ successful 1985 debut album Tales Of The New West, the band did a tour of the UK and Europe and while there recorded a six song EP originally only released in the UK, and never on vinyl in the US. Glad ’N' Greasy features the original members of this alt-country band that was an influence on many bands and artists in the much larger Americana movement that followed. Many consider the six songs on Glad ’N’ Greasy to be the Beat Farmers’ finest hour. The reissue comes in a gatefold jacket with photos and notes written by the band.
Side 1: 1. “Powderfinger” 2. “Death Train” 3. “Beat Generation”
Side 2: 1. “Glad ‘N’ Greasy” 2. “Delayed Reaction” 3. “Big Rock Candy Mountain”
Having teased working together numerous times in the past, Boosie Badazz and MO3 finally link up for the album Badazz MO3, shortly before MO3’s untimely passing. Featuring the hit single "Errybody (Remix)," the album is classic trap music from the pre-cap era.
1. My People In Prison | 2. One of Them Days Again | 3. Mop Wit It | 4. Block Is Hot | 5. Got Me Like (Remix) | 6. Badazz Smoke | 7. Ghetto Story | 8. Move | 9. Suppose to Do | 10. Everybody (Remix) | 11. Hold Ya Head | 12. Slide With Me | 13. No Excuse | 14. Vouch | 15. I Remember
Perennial indie rockers Born Ruffians return with Squeeze, their seventh album. Squeeze (a companion piece to their previous album, Juice) finds the trio expanding their sound into more psychedelic territory, especially apparent on tracks like "Sinking Ships" and "Death Bed." Lead singer and songwriter Luke Lalonde shares vocal duties with indie pop luminary Hannah Georgas on "Waylaid," and the band finds a way to incorporate their anthemic, hooky roots within their new sound on "30th Century War" and "Sentimental Saddle."
1. Sentimental Saddle 2. 30th Century War 3. Waylaid (feat. Hannah Georgas) 4. Rainbow Superfriends 5. Sinking Ships 6. Death Bed 7. Leaning on You 8. Noodle Soup 9. Albatross
Soundtrack to the Emmy award-winning HBO TV drama starring Mark Ruffalo. Comprises original score by Harold Budd alongside curated archive selections used in the show. At the time the show originally aired in summer 2020, this was the first new music to be heard from Budd in over six years. Tragically it also ended up being some of the last, as he passed away in December at the age of 84. The Guardian wrote “Harold Budd's sublime music was a gateway to a brighter world. It can't be contained with the term 'ambient', it is a guide to dreamworlds and a haven in tough times. His albums are a gateway to a beyond and an invitation to exist, however briefly, above yourself”. Pressed on clear vinyl.
Side A: 1. Penny Ann Drinkwater 2. The Serpent (In Quicksilver) 3. Give Me Your Hand 4. The Twins 5. The Kiss
Side B: 1. In America 2. Angela 3. To The Falls 4. Domenico 5. That Place For Lunatics
Side C: 1. Yellow 2. A Sidelong Glance From My Round Nerfertiti 3. Three Rivers 4. Down The Slopes To The Meadow
Side D: 1. Dead Horse Alive With Flies 2. Balthus Bemused By Color 3. Agnes Martin 4. Widows Charm
Vinyl: $36.99 Buy
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)”
Vinyl: $26.99 Buy
Del Casher may not be a household name, but you’ve undoubtedly heard his music. He was a member of the famous Wrecking Crew, played on Lawrence Welk, recorded Frank Zappa’s first demo, and even backed Elvis Presley on film. His inventions include the Wah-Wah pedal and the Ecco-Fonic, influencing the development of electric guitar playing. In 1978, Casher was impressed by Bill Conti's top selling score for Rocky, and set out to make an album with original compositions of disco and jazz/funk inspired by the film. With a series of tunes written, he gathered some of the top studio players in Hollywood including Billy Preston, Stan Worth, and members of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band. The working title for this album in the making was called “Music Inspired By Rocky And Other Compositions”. A film company who had acquired the rights to Sylvester Stallone's 1970 debut "The Party At Kitty And Stud's" heard the music and immediately recognized it as the perfect fit for their rebranded “Italian Stallion” film release. Though the score was never released outside of the film, it generated lots of interest in the early 2000’s when the internet became a widespread phenomenon, and fans began recording the audio off of the film themselves. The soundtrack for Italian Stallion stands on its own as a musical masterpiece. Over 40 years later, with the help of ORG Music, Del Casher dug up his original master tapes and assembled a record’s worth of material for the soundtrack’s first ever release. Italian Stallion will make its long overdue debut with a vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD 2021.
1. Italian Stallion Theme 2. Three Girls In A Whirl 3. Flexing 4. Outside Walk 5. Shower Her With Love 6. Waiting
1. Magic Mirror 2. Leaving For The Party 3. Dance Alone 4. Living The Highlife 5. Circle Dance 6. Cocktails For Two
Fifth studio album released by Shaun and produced by Todd Rundgren including several covers like David Bowie's Rebel Rebel.
Rebel, Rebel / Cool Fire / The Book I Read / Pretending / Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) / It’s My Life / So Sad About Us / Wasp / Selfless Love / Once Bitten Twice Shy
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”
ON SALE $13.99 Vinyl: $10.99 Buy
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).
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
1. That’s Gotta Hurt (5:16)
2. Surprise (4:04)
3. He’s The One Alright (6:50)
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
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]”
The 2011 debut that set the benchmark for the new emerging wave of Technical Death Metal. Like an ethereal journey into the deep cosmos, Fallujah’s The Harvest Wombs is an equally beautiful and terrifying lesson in how melody and brute force can be balanced to perfection. Available for the first time on gatefold vinyl in Deep Green & Black Burst, this ten year anniversary edition is the definitive vinyl version of this amazing album.
01. Alpha Incipient 02. Ritual Of Godflesh 03. Become One. 04. Cerebral Hybridization 05. Prison Of The Mind. 06. The Flame Surreal. 07. Enslaved Eternal Phenomenon. 08. Hallucination. 09. The Harvest Wombs. 10. Assemblage Of Wolves
Vinyl: $9.99 Buy
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”
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)
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.
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.
For RSD Drops 2021, Cleveland Calling PT. 2 is an unreleased radio session recovered from the depths of the Rory Gallagher archives. This recording features Rory and his band playing seven songs live in an empty Cleveland Agora venue for WNCR Radio. This release follows the RSD Drops 2020 release Cleveland Calling (#2 on the Billboard Blues chart) which was an acoustic session also recorded by WNCR during the same 1972 US tour.
Messin' With The Kid
Used To Be
Should've Learnt My Lesson
Pistol Slapper Blues
In Your Town
Bobbie’s journey from country singer-songwriter to blue eyed soul diva stopped off at a hitherto unknown destination along the way. Before she arrived at Muscle Shoals to work her magic with the late great Rick Hall, Bobbie cut a laid back album of classic and contemporary jazz tunes that was abandoned before it had chance to see the light of day. This was a shame, as Bobbie proves herself as adept in this genre as in any other. This self-produced collection first saw the light of day on the Bobbie Gentry boxset, but this lost album deserves to have its own separate release and what better format than vinyl? The set exudes a sophisticated and intimate late-night vibe mostly featuring Bobbie alone with her guitar accompanied by a bass player; occasionally there is a whisper of strings from Jimmie Haskell who famously composed the cello and violin arrangement on Ode to Billie Joe. Gentry fans will find much to love in Bobbie’s short lived but brilliant turn as a jazz singer. The original 8 tracks to be supplemented by the ‘I Didn’t Know’ and ‘Hushabye Mountain’ demos recorded around the same time, this LP also features the previously unreleased Hushabye Mountain [alternate version].
God Bless The Child
Since I Fell For You
Here’s That Rainy Day
I Didn’t Know [demo]
Hushabye Mountain [Demo]
Save Your Love For Me
This Girl’s in Love With You
The Windows of the World
Hushabye Mountain (previously unreleased)
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)”
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).
1 What is This Thing Called Love 9:09
2 This is Always 8:23
3 I Remember Clifford 8:34
1 Triste 8:35
2 Invitation 8:03
3 Con Alma 9:43
1 Never Let Me Go 8:27
2 Just in Time 9:10
3 Fungii Mama 6:56
1 Monk's Dream 5:56
2 Ruby, My Dear 7:56
3 Blues for Mr. Hill 7:35
4 Ow 5:09
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)
Mayer Hawthorne had been talking for a while about releasing a free collection of cover songs for the web, and on May 11, 2011 he did just that via his Twitter account. The collection is called Impressions and Stones Throw has pressed it to wax as part of RSD Drops 2021.
1. Mr. Blue Sky 2. Don’t Turn The Lights On 3. You’ve Got The Makings Of A Lover 4. Fantasy Girl 5. Little Person 6. Work To Do
Best of Suburban Noize Years, taking the best performing songs from their Suburban Noize Records releases to mark their 15 year anniversary on the label. (HED) P.E. are the pioneers of the G-Punk sound, which fuses together punk-rock, metal, hip-hop and reggae. The band has toured the world for 20 years sharing the stage with the likes of Suicidal Tendencies, System of a Down, KORN, Tech N9ne, Tool as well as the original Black Sabbath on the iconic Ozzfest tour. (HED) P.E. experienced a creative resurgence after signing with Suburban Noize Records in the early 2000s and was instrumental in developing the booming underground scene.
Sophia - Back 2 Base X (3:23)
Let’s Ride - Back 2 Base X (4:09)
Peer Pressure - Back 2 Base X (0:45)
Suffa - Insomnia (2:58)
Comeova2nite ft. Young Roscoe - Insomnia (4:19)
“Renegade” From the album New World Orphans (3:29)
“Here and Now” From the album New World Orphans (3:28)
Stand Up feat. Lajon from Sevendust Truth Rising (4:00)
“No Rest 4 Da Wicked” Truth Rising (3:57)
CANIROCK Stampede (3:40)
First Blood Class of 2020 (2:20)
Death Awaits Class of 2020 (2:27)
This came out in 1975, and became one of their instant classics, which contained their Robert Johnson power trio version of "Walkin' Blues”, plus more AOR radio favorites like "Funky #7" "Great Divide Revisited" and "I Don't Wanna Go." The interesting "soap box" album cover art came with a unique "soap bubbles" inner sleeve, which will also be restored for the first time since 1975.
Surprise vinyl color: Yellow or Blue.
SIDE ONE 1-Sleep Song 2-Funky #7 3-Walkin' Blues 4-Invitation
SIDE TWO 1-Hit Single #1 2-Serpent Of Dreams 3-I Don't Wanna Go 4-Great Divide:Revisited
The debut album from Willie Jones features the singles “Windows Down,” “Bachelorettes on Broadway”, and his latest, “Down For It” featuring T.I. — an updated rendition of the original.
1. Country Soul | 2. Back Porch | 3. Bachelorettes On Broadway | 4. Down for It | 5. American Dream | 6. Right Now | 7. Trainwreck | 8. Drank Too Much | 9. Whole Lotta Love | 10. Actions | 11. Down For It (JD Walker Version) (feat. T.I.) | 12. Down For It (MyGuyMars Remix) (feat. T.I.)
Vinyl: $26.99 Buy
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)
A 12” release for RSD Drops, featuring four previously unreleased tracks, including “Dirt” and “Nothing To Something” from the Cause & Effect album sessions. (Look for a new graphical video for “Dirt” as well.)
2. Nothing To So Demo (Demo)
1. Burning The Days (Demo)
2. November Day (Demo)
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
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):
1. Sweet Georgia Bright (17:49)
2. How Can I Tell You (11:57)
Side B 1. Lady Gabor (12:50)
Disc Two (Slugs’):
1. Slugs’ Blues (12:57)
2. Lady Gabor (13:53)
Side D 1. Dream Weaver (15:25)
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
2. Little Melonae I
2. Consenting Adults
1. From This Moment On
3. Little Melonae II
Recorded live at Club Soda in Montreal, Canada on September 8, 2001.
When headbanger historians look back on the important heavy metal and hard rock bands that were active during the '70s, Mahogany Rush's name doesn't come up nearly as often as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Kiss, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Blue Öyster Cult or Aerosmith -- and that is regrettable because Frank Marino led one of the '70s' most exciting hard rock/metal outfits. Mahogany Rush is, without question, underrated.
First time on vinyl. Embossed deluxe gatefold with live photos and enhanced liner notes.
SIDE A: 01) Let There Be 02) Strange Universe 03) Ode To Creation 04) Strange Universe (Return)
SIDE B: 01) Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 02) Ain't Dead Yet (Excerpt) 03) Slippin' And Slidin' 04) Back To The Hall 05) Two 'n' Four (Just Joshin') 06) Avalon (1st part)
SIDE C: 01) Avalon (continued) 02) Rumble 'n' Roll (For Pete's Sake) 03) Jazzed A Moment 04)Tales Of The Unexpected 05) Return to Avalon 06) Rattle Of Sabres 07) Electric Reflections Of War
SIDE D: 01) Aftermath 02) The World Anthem 03) A Prayer For Peace 04) Somewhere Over The Rainbow 05) Try For Freedom
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
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
To some he's the godfather, to others he's the king. Long before bedroom recording became an aesthetic choice, R. Stevie Moore built a legend of pop experimentalism, home recording, and mystic curmudgeonry. Equal parts songwriter, improviser, composer, producer, filmmaker, artist, and comedy writer, the self-taught Tennessean polymath has released hundreds of homemade albums since the '60s--and inspired a thousand times more. Rather than pose and slither in the music biz, Moore opted for a more genuine life and a spot on the staff at legendary indie radio station WFMU, sharing Bedroom Radio with the world. His independent streak extends to his record releases, the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club successful and long-lasting enough that it became the R. Stevie Moore CD-R Club. By refusing to settle into any one genre or style, Moore has always dedicated himself to eccentric ideas and passions whether around the world or focused into his home. And as Moore now eases into a well-deserved retirement, ON EARTH stands as a powerful statement, an intimate companion, and a goofy guide through a storied career. Ranging all the way back to 1976's classic Phonography, the double-disc retrospective collects a full suite of dazzling power pop, psychedelia, and indie rock, and opens the gateway to the ultimate cult DIY hero.
Documentary, “Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore.” came out on R. Stevie Moore in 2020.
For fans of Gary Wilson, Arthur Russell, Daniel Johnston, Beat Happening, Mac DeMarco, Tin Pan Alley to Frank Zappa (the angular synth lines of "I Wish I Could Sing"), from Roy Wood of the Move ("I've Begun to Fall in Love") to Sparks and the Bonzo Dog Band. Other songs are inspired by Todd Rundgren, Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett (the brilliantly titled "Wayne Wayne Go Away"), Cheap Trick, and XTC.
*Limited edition pressing / Double Black Vinyl With Baby Pink Pink Splatter / Gatefold / Hype Sticker
Since 1966 R. Stevie Moore has recorded nearly 2,000 songs on over 400 very original homemade double albums of alarmingly idiosyncratic variety and styles, often considered a seminal pioneer in the DIY ethic
Made his first home recording in 1966
A New York Times article referenced Moore as the progenitor of "bedroom pop"
XTC founder Andy Partridge said of Moore's work: "What beauty, what invention."
AllMusic's Stewart Mason summarized Moore's body of work as a "one of a kind" mixture of "classic pop influences, arty experimentalism, idiosyncratic lyrics, wild stylistic left turns, and homemade rough edges."
“Although his work generally takes this humorously abstract approach, it can be straightforward, even gentle.” NEW YORK ROCKER : JULY-AUGUST 1980
“Everything he does is one-of-a-kind, because Stevie gets bored quickly. Much of his musical and lyrical content is characterised by a quirky cynicism. He also has a highly sophisticated sense of melody, again without following formulas.” NJArtform
Rolling Stone listed the original release of one of his albums among the fifty most important indie releases ever. Some of those tracks are featured on this release.
1. “Why Should I Love You” 2. “Chantilly Lace” 3. “Cool Daddio” 4. “Don't Let Me Go to the Dogs” 5. “I Love You Too Much To Bother You” 6. “Teen Routines” 7. “Play”
8. “Let's Rest Together” 9. “Same” 10. “Copy Me” 11. “Pop Music” 12. “Without Cause” 13. “California Rhythm” 14. “Delicate Tension”
15. “Little Man” 16. “Come My Way” 17. “Baby, Scratch My Back” 18. “You And Me” 19. “Part of the Problem” 20. “Do You Feel About The Same?”
21. “I Like To Stay Home” 22. “(I'm Your) Latest Guest” 23. “Hitting It Off” 24. “I Wanna Hit You” 25. “You Came Along Just In Time” 26. “Sit Down”
Vinyl: $31.99 Buy
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
11. Madre Assente
12. Finale = Stranamente, Un Giorno
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.
Vinyl: $18.98 Buy
This release is an extract from a previously unreleased 1990 concert. More of that concert recording will be part of a forthcoming 30th anniversary box set celebrating the album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
1. Nothing Compares 2 u [Live] 2. The Last Day of Our Acquaintance [Live] 3. Irish Ways And Irish Laws [Live] 4. Toy [Live]
This project brings together the sophisticated songcraft of singer-songwriter Johnny O'Donnell, the iconoclastic arrangements of Van Dyke Parks, and the genial production touch of Lewis Pesacov into a refreshing and rewarding musical package that deserves the focus that only a 45RPM single provides.
Built upon a relationship formed in Los Angeles over a nearly twenty year period, the songs, penned by O'Donnell, are explorations in harmony, straddling the line between familiar and freakish. The arrangements and production are cinematic and full of drama which befits a production born of the belly of Hollywood. Romance, intrigue, and a touch of the unreal is where the tripartite of musical craftsmen have brewed this potion of melodies.
The two unreleased songs will be available for the first time as a 7" single, exclusively as part of RSD Drops.
"Cats" b/w "Funny Face"
Early in Johnny Paycheck's pre-fame career, he toured as a sideman and bassist for George Jones in the early 1960s. At that time, he entered a recording studio in an attempt to secure a record deal as a solo artist. The recordings have been long forgotten and unheard until now. The Adams Brothers, who gained notoriety on Mike Judge's Tales From The Tour Bus episode on Paycheck, produced the songs and worked as Paycheck's band. These recordings showcase Paycheck's considerable talent long before the music world took notice. Paycheck performs songs by some of country music's most iconic songwriters such as Cowboy Jack Clement, Mel Tillis, and Bill Anderson. Step back in time and listen to uncovered country music history.
Family Bible / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / A Girl I Used To Know / Me and My Heart and My Shoes / Long Black Limousine / Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold) / Miller’s Cave / Heartbreak Eve
First ever vinyl release of the soundtrack for this Wes Craven classic from 1991. Composer Don Peake created an incredibly atmospheric and spooky score for this film. Peake's career is insane –as a guitarist and member of the Wrecking Crew, he’s played on albums by Marvin Gaye, Phil Spector, Everly Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, John Lennon, Jackson Five and more. It's an incredible career and his musical diversity shines on this score. Fun fact: People Under the Stairs opened at #1 on the box office chart and stayed in the Top 10 for a month.
Main Title | Speak When Spoken To | Fool Proof | Bad Girls Burn in Hell | Metro gas Co | Dog Attack | The Basement | Gold Coin | Dead Leroy | Hunting Roach | Dog in the Walls | Spring Cleaning | Gutting Leroy | Brother and Sister | The Promise | Fool's in the House | The Roof | Go to Hell | Cellar Friends | Kiss your ass Goodbye | Way Out | Open the Door | You hurt your mother | Main Title | Chase
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.
The 12” features the original promo single version of “Alive” plus three rare b-sides: “Wash”, “Dirty Frank” and the Beatles’ cover “I’ve Got A Feeling”, which is currently not available anywhere else. All four tracks are included on side A while side B contains an etching of the band’s Stick Man logo.
Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling” 4. “Dirty Frank”
Side B: Etching
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.
The “Alive” cassette single is a replica of the promo cassette that was originally used around the album’s release. It includes the promo single version of “Alive” plus “Wash” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”, repeated on both sides.
Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling”
Side B: Repeat Side A program
In December 1975, Grammy award-winning songwriter John Prine played three nights at The Other End (previously and now known as The Bitter End) in Greenwich Village, NYC. The acoustic performances featured some of his best-known songs such as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Hello In There”, from his first four studio albums: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973) and Common Sense (1975). These rare and previously unreleased solo performances—comprising two full sets—will now be made available, pressed on 180g black vinyl, exclusively RSD Drops 2021. Strictly limited to 12000 copies worldwide.
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
Five-track EP on heavyweight vinyl. Includes four tracks from the Live Around The World album, and one unreleased live track. This RSD Drops exclusive packaging will be bundled with a bonus pink 7" single of Freddie Mercury's “Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow” and an instrumental version on the B-Side!
1. I Want It All - Live At The Chiba Marine Stadium, Tokyo, 2014
2. The Show Must Go On - Live At The O2, London, UK, 04/07/2018
3. Somebody To Love - Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival, UK, 2016
4. Love Kills - The Ballad - Live At The iHeart Radio Theater, Los Angeles, USA, 2014
5. I Was Born To Love You - Live At Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
7” SINGLE: Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow b/w Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (instrumental)
Red Hot Chili Peppers fans are going to love this rare and recently discovered audio gem. Legendary Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith hammers out on the skins in his pre-Chili Pepper Detroit-based band Toby Redd. Toby Redd was a fan favorite in the Midwest headlining larger club venues and festivals during the mid 80s. 1987’s In The Light features a fan favorite that received its share of radio play, “Every Time I Run”. This RSD Drops exclusive comes on red vinyl to celebrate one of the greatest bands to emerge out of the Motor City in the 1980s. A must for any Red Hot Chili Peppers fan!
Everytime I Run / Looking For You / Never Make Me Cry / Love Without Hate / Fire Fades Away / Tonight / Hiding Inside / Little Boy Lost / Lona Vigi