Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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


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

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June Limited Run

SIDE A: 1. Hazy-O 2. Happy Hour
SIDE B: 1. Slower Lower 2. Good Times Roll

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June - RSD First

Deluxe edition of their album 20/20 Vision featuring new artwork and 5 new songs. Anti-Flag is a political punk band, which is obvious from their name alone. But over the course of 12 albums across more than 25 years together, they’ve rarely set their sights on singular individuals in songs. Unlike their punk predecessors in the 80s, who made targets of Reagan and his cronies, Anti-Flag has always opted not to date their work with current references, instead focusing on fighting ongoing oppression and dismantling deeply rooted systems of injustice. But on their new album, 20/20 Vision, the band drew a big, fat line in the sand.

Pressed on translucent Red vinyl.


1. Hate Conquers All
2. It Went Off Like A Bomb
3. 20/20 Vision
4. Christian Nationalist
5. Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down
6. Unbreakable
7. The Disease
8. A Nation Sleeps
9. You Make Me Sick
10. Un-American
11. Resistance Frequencies
12. Born To Run
13. Concrete Breeds Apathy
14. No Allegiance to A Flag
15. No One Can Save Yourself But You
16. Fight Like Hell

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June - RSD First

This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front. 

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June - RSD First

The first time on vinyl for the 2003 release, on a limited edition, remastered 180g pressing for RSD Drops #1.

Special Guests: Chuck Leavell, Bill Frisell, Carlton Jackson, Dirk Powell

“Danny Barnes is regularly played in my house, we are fans!” - John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin “Barnes is to the banjo what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar...taking picking to new levels of sound and fury.” -Hittin’ the Note


A1. “Life in the Country” A2. “Get it While You Can” A3. “Dirt on the Angel” A4. “Water Wagon”
B1. “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” B2. “I Likes My Chicken Hot” B3. “Kitchen Floor Waltz” B4. “Face to Face”
C1. “Bluegrass Suicide” C2. “Barnes Away” C3. “Ooh La La” C4. “Popcorn and Wine”
D.1 “Trinidad Hubbard” D2. “Peanut Butter is a Man's Best Friend” D3. “Loser”

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June - RSD First

A collection of remixes, reworkings and B-sides from legendary Pixies frontman Black Francis. Highlights include the Bloc Party remix of “The Seus”, plus rarities “II Cuchaiao” and “The Water” which were previously Exclusive to Francis’ website. This RSD Drops marks its first vinyl release, pressed on heavyweight black and white split vinyl. 

1. “Abbabubba” 2. “Serious Curious” 3. “Il Cuchaiao” 4. “Alabaster” 5. “Rabbits” 6. “Dead Man's Curve” 7. “Polly's Into Me” 8. “The Seus (Infadels Remix)” 9. “Ghost Coming” 10. “The Water” 11. “The Seus (Charles Normal Remix)” 12. “Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)” 13. “Get Away Oil” 14. “The Seus (Bloc Party Remix)” 15. “Virginia Reel”

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June Exclusive

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

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

This release is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.


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

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June - RSD First

First time ever on vinyl for the never-issued commercial album from Tommy Bolin's early days with his could-have-been-mega-band Energy. Remastered from the official Tommy Bolin Archives.

SIDE A
1 LIMITS 2. DREAMER, 3. EYES OF BLUE 4. SKYSAIL

SIDE B
1. GUITAR SOLO (LIVE ENERGY)



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June Limited Run

2001’s Blocc Movement is an album combining the acclaimed gangster rap of C-Bo with the horrorcore of Brotha Lynch Hung, a style he’s credited with innovating. With features from Tech N9ne, Spice 1, and more, this album has continued to stay relevant as a hip-hop classic. This clear vinyl with blue splatter pressing for RSD Drops marks its first time on vinyl. 

Intro
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
Flippin' Chiccens
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
The Watcher
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
Drunken Style
Dedication
Divide (feat. Phats Bossi, COS)
There It Is
Down At The Courthouse
Money, Power, Respect (feat. Spider Loc)
The Plot (feat. Zagg)
Wheres My Checc (feat. Zagg, Art-B)
My Papers
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
Outro

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June Limited Run

The Bruisers was the band of Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr before the Dropkicks. 

Intimidation
Bloodshed
Society's Fools
Anchors Up
Overthrow
No Truce
Work Together (The Oppressed cover)
Never Fall
My Pride
21 Years
Nation On Fire (Blitz cover)
We Will Survive
Independence Day
Eyes Of Fire
Bloodshed
Society's Fools
American Night
Brown Paper Bag
Gates Of Hell
Tear It Up
These 2 Boots Of Mine
Six Of Them
Molotov
Nomad
Intimidation '97
Never Fall
Nation On Fire
Greed

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June Limited Run

In celebration of The Brummies’ second studio album, Automatic World, the guys, in collaboration with Nashville’s beloved Grimey’s record store, present an exclusive 6-song live set Live from Grimey’s recorded on 12/18/20. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.

1: Sunshine
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world

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June - RSD First

A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing marks the first time on vinyl for this 2002 release. “Precious Bryant is a national treasure.” -Bonnie Raitt


Blues Record of the Year 2002 - French Academy of Music
WC Handy nominee for Best Acoustic Blues Album and Best New Artist
One of the Best Albums of 2002 – Mojo Magazine
2002 Best Debut and Best Recording in Traditional and Acoustic Blues - Living Blues Magazine


A1. “Broke and Ain’t Got a Dime” A2. “Black Rat Swing” A3. “Blues All Around My Bed” A4. “Fool Me Good” A5. “Precious Bryant Staggerin’ Blues” A6. “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” A7. “You Don’t Want Me No More”

B1. “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” B2. “Don’t You Wanna Jump” B3. “Wadn’t I Scared” B4. “Fever” B5. “Ups and Downs” B6. “Peepin’ Out My Window” B7. “When the Saints Go Marching In” B8. “Georgia Buck”

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June Limited Run

Two of Louisiana’s most well-known and respected artists, Boosie Badazz and C-Murder, combined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind release with Penitentiary Chances. The project is a strong reading from the streets with Boosie and C-Murder telling real-life street stories as only they can. Both had always wanted to work together, and being incarcerated in Angola they had time to put their heads together and come up with the project. This double clear vinyl release marks the first time Penitentiary Chances is pressed on vinyl.

The Beginning / Under Pressure (feat. Calliope Bub) / In The Pen / Dear Supreme Court / 4, 3, 2, 1 / Dear Cee, Dear Boosie / Strapped Up (feat. VS) / Black Babies Don’t Mourn / Don’t Rush 2 / Grow Up (feat. Calliope Bub) / A Political Prisoner Speaks / God, Im Sorry / Blame My Mother / When We Came to The Can (feat. Calliope Bub) / 2 Legit (feat. Calliope Bub) / Remember Me (feat. 2meka, Cuttboy G Dinero, Yella) / This Aint Living (feat. VS) / Miller Time (feat. Mac Milli) / It's Hard 2 Be Black (feat. Snoop Dogg) / For My Homies That's Dead (feat. Calliope Bub) / The End

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June - RSD First

For the first time ever on vinyl, a special limited edition Translucent Gold pressing of Canned Heat's 1997 super rare Canned Heat Blues Band album. This album captures the historic boogie band in a true blues and country blues setting, and features the original band's Fito de la Parra, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor plus Junior Watson and Robert Lucas. Tried and true blue renditions from the pens of Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, plus newer originals from the band.

Side One 1-Stranger 2-Quiet Woman 3-Iron Horse 4-Jr's Shuffle 5-Creole Queen 6-Keep It To Yourself Side Two 1- Boogie Music 2-Going Up The Country 3-See Those Tears 4-One Kind Favor 5-Oh Baby 6-Gorgo Boogie

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June Exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

“Prototype” / “Dying In The Subtlety”

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June Exclusive


A 180g 12” single from The Chemical Brothers featuring the new track “The Darkness You Fear”. 

SIDE A: The Darkness You Fear
SIDE B: (To be revealed later)


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June - RSD First

The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Dedication, his 2017 studio album, remains iconic in an extremely acclaimed discography. With features from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Yachty and more, this album has forever remained in the conversations of fan favorites of the last decade. This RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

Ticket
Keke Palmer
Mailbox
Cook
Bad (feat. Tadoe)
Text
Glory Bridge (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)
Get It
Negro
Less Speed
Come On Now (feat. Lil Yachty)
Kills
Told Yall
Let Me See (feat. Tadoe)
Be Back

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June - RSD First

Hip-Hop legend Chief Keef and super producer Zaytoven teamed up for one of the biggest collaboration projects of 2019 with GloToven.  After their fan favorite mixtape, Camp GloTiggy went viral in 2016, Keef and Zaytoven knew their sequel had to be even stronger. Delivering twelve songs and a feature from Lil Pump, the duo outdid expectations, as GloToven received praise from the entire community. This glow-in-the-dark RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.

3rd Person / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes (feat. Lil Pump) / Batman / Ain’t Gonna Happen / Fast / Spy Kid / Petty / Han Han / Posse / Sneeze / What Can I Say / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes

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June Limited Run

In 2019, Cold War Kids announced a trilogy of albums entitled New Age Norms, the first two volumes of which featured hits including "Complainer" and "Who's Gonna Love Me Now" plus numerous fan favorites and saw the band fashion something ambitious and altogether their own. This RSD Drops release of the New Age Norms box set includes the first two volumes of the trilogy: 2019's New Age Norms 1 and 2020's New Age Norms 2 (in its first-ever vinyl pressing) with the addition of four bonus tracks and a limited-edition poster. 2021 will see the album trilogy completed with the release of New Age Norms 3.

New Age Norms 1
1. Complainer 2. Fine Fine Fine 3. Waiting For Your Love 4. Beyond The Pale 5. Dirt in my Eyes 6. 4th of July 7. Calm Your Nerves 8. Tricky Devil 9. 1 x 1 (feat. Wesley Schultz) 10. Story Of Our Lives

New Age Norms 2
1. Who's Gonna Love Me Now 2. Obsession 3. You Already Know 4. Ceiling Fan 5. Regret Regret 6. Somewhere 7. Across The Divide 8. Catch Me Falling 9. Series Of Dreams 10. Almost A Crime

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June Exclusive

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

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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June Exclusive

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June - RSD First

Recorded in 2001 at Paul McCartney Institute of Performing Arts, Live In Liverpool features electrifying performances of classics including “The Killing Moon”, “Lips Like Sugar” and “The Cutter.” Pressed on double 180g clear vinyl for RSD Drops to mark its first release on vinyl. 

1. Rescue 2. Lips Like Sugar 3. King Of Kings 4. Never Stop 5. Seven Seas 6. Buried Alive 7. SuperMellow Man 8. My Kingdom 9. All My Colours (Zimbo) 10. All That Jazz 11. An Eternity Turns 12. The Back Of Love 13. The Killing Moon 14. The Cutter 15. Over The Wall 16. Nothing Lasts Forever 17. Ocean Rain

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June - RSD First

By the gods! This vinyl release features the full score soundtrack, composed by Paul Edward-Francis, of the 2020 hit Netflix original anime Blood of Zeus. For fans of the show, we've pressed this limited edition 2 x LP on a DEMONS-red-and-black-splatter vinyl which will only be available for RSD Drops 2021. Limited to 1000 copies.


“One of Those Tales”, “Heron Vs the Demon”, “The Titans”, “A Peasants Way of Life”, “A Call to Arms”, “A King's Despair”, “Heron's Journey”, “Past Is Prologue”, “Hera's Vengeance”, “Convert or Die”, “The Son of Zeus”, “Electra's Death”, “Seraphim's Theme”, “Herme's Run”, “Seraphim's Story”, “Escape or Die”, “Mount Pelion”, “Alexia and Chiron”, “Seraphim's Quest”, “Escape”, “The Power of Zeus”, “Flight to Olympus”, “Training a Demigod”, “Seraphim's Rage”, “Seraphim's Revenge”, “Journey to the Deep”, “Apollo Vs Ares”, “Talos”, “Preparing for Battle”, “War for Olympus”, “Zeus and Hera's Theme”, “Gods and Heroes”, “A Proud Father”, “Blood of Zeus End Credits”

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June - RSD First

The 2014 album with new cover art and a new color pressing.  Their astounding eighth long player fizzes and crackles with the malevolent energy of a giant black sun blotting out the sky; this is their heaviest album since magnum opus Dope Throne (2000), their most evil and the most acidic and psychedelic of their career to date. Pressed on Dark Green vinyl. 

LP 1 –
1. Incensed For The Damned
2. Time To Die
3. I Am Nothing
4. Destroy Those Who Love God
LP 2 –
1. Funeral Of Your Mind
2. We Love The Dead
3. SadioWitch
4. Lucifer's Slaves
5. Saturn Dethroned

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June Exclusive

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

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

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

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June - RSD First

6 LP box set of every recording from ‘90s metal/punk/indie band Engine Kid featuring sunn O))), Thor’s Hammer and Goatsnake member (and Southern Lord owner) Greg Anderson. Everything has been remastered and there are a lot of unreleased/unheard recordings as well as stuff that is long gone and impossible to find. Printed at Stoughton printing with gatefold jackets and foil stamped embossed box, with extensive 12-page booklet.

Astronaut / Novocaine

1. Novocaine
2. 1/4 Mile Thunder
3. The Needle And The Damage Done
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Astronaut
6. Treasure Chest
7. Furnace


Bear Catching Fish

1. Bear Catching Fish
2. Rockford Files
3. Treasure Chest
4. Cabin Fever
5. Quarter Mile Thunder
6. Bullfight
7. Mountain High
8. Winter Time


Angel Wings

1. Holes To Fight In
2. Windshield
3. Nailgun
4. Fanbelt
5. Anchor
6. Herbie Hancock
7. Expressionists
8. Jumper Cables
9 Stitches
10. A Quinn Martin Production
11. Angel Dust
12. Lies Like Knives
13. Olé


Split w/ Iceburn & Everything Left

1. Trailhead At Lake
2. Hiking The Circumference Of The Mountaintop Lake
3. The Shining Path
4. Insulate
6. Thigh with a Desolate Thorn
7. Breakdown
8. The Heater Sweats Nails
9. Husk

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June Exclusive

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

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June - RSD First

Rude Boy-Curious Post-Punk Lightning In A Bottle!

'...all of these songs are based on post-Marcusian cliches sophisticated enough to get the average rock fan thinking hard, and some of them are based on post-Marcusian ideas sophisticated enough to get the average post-Marcusian thinking hard. Sounds unmusical but it isn't that either--the singing is clever and impassioned, the punkish, futuristic reggae-synthesizer fusion often catchy and always apt.' - Robert Christgau

First ever LP reissue, on verduous green vinyl!


1. Product Perfect 2. Die In The West 3. Red, Green And Gold 4. Burning Down 5. Big John / Hanoi Annoys Me / Innocent 6. Citinite 7. Don’t Touch Me 8. Bike Boys 9. Fashion 10. Technofascist

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June Exclusive

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

Side A:
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962

Side B:
Summertime 1960
Summertime 1962

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June - RSD First

First time 180g audiophile vinyl edition of The Fixx's biggest album, from 1984. In addition to their smash hits "One Thing Leads To Another" and "Saved By Zero", this limited edition release also contains two new bonus tracks not on the original album "Going Overboard" and the hit single "Deeper and Deeper (long version)" from the ‘80s rock musical movie "Streets Of Fire"

SIDE ONE 1-One Thing Leads to Another - 2-The Sign of Fire 3-Running 4-Saved by Zero 5-Opinions 6-Deeper & Deeper (long 12" version)

SIDE TWO 1-Reach the Beach 2-Changing 3-Liner 4-Privilege 5-Outside 6-Going Overboard (rare B-side)

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June - RSD First

The Soft Bulletin is one of the Flaming Lips’ most popular and best-selling albums. The Soft Bulletin Companion was originally available as a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management, and given to media and radio as the original album grew in popularity around its original release. The compilation includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks. This silver-colored, double LP comes to record stores first as part of RSD Drops.    

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June Limited Run

 When Jeffrey Dean Foster watched the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s murder last summer, he wanted to address the cruelty that prompted them. The result was “I’m Starting to Bleed,” a pastiche of late-period Bowie and “Cruisin’”-era Smokey Robinson infused with a creeping sense of dread. The remixed, reimagined “I’m Starting to Bleed (Pastoral)” strips the song back to its studs, trading the original instrumentation for guitars orchestrated by 1970s Film Stock. “When Was the Last Time” was recorded as a bare-bones acoustic performance at The Ramkat in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Don Dixon suggested making a record out of it, noting that Johnny Cash magicked some of his TV appearances into album tracks. Dixon and Foster’s additions of drums, bass, electric guitar and strings, Beth McKee’s Wurlitzer, and Marti Jones’ pristine backing vocals turned it into a panoramic pop song. “Tell Somebody” is a wall of sound full of sonic nods to The Who, Big Star, and Teenage Fanclub at their Bandwagonesque best. “Headin’ Home” is a tossed-off ode to pandemic isolation, like the Flamin’ Groovies reluctantly following a stay-at-home-order. Dixon and Mitch Easter pulled the mixes together, while Dave McNair (Bowie, Dylan, Patti Smith) mastered the record. The I’m Starting to Bleed EP probably couldn’t have been made outside of the disorienting cauldron of the past year. Foster is currently working on his next full-length album.
Proceeds from this release, and three others in this series support The Shalom Project (an organization that supports NC families in need).
This is a regional release and though it’s available to all RSD-participating stores, it will primarily be available at stores in North Carolina.

Side 1: 1) “I'm Starting To Bleed”
Side 2: 1) “When Was The Last Time” 2) “Tell Somebody” 3) “Headin' Home” 4) “I'm Starting To Bleed (pastoral)”
Side B: “In A Minor Key”, “It Must Be Raining Somewhere”, “Un Autre Temps”, “Come Home To Me”, “There's A Dream Around The Corner”, “Cerulean Is Lovely”

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June - RSD First

Brain Telephone / Learnings Of The Light / Primitive Delight / Sunshine Earthquake / Microscope / Doomed  / Sinister Poison / Owsley / Let Love Be Love / Mother's Mirror

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June - RSD First

Live versions of three songs from Trench, as well as a live version of "Level of Concern" 

Side A:
The Hype (Berlin)
Cut My Lip (Brooklyn)

Side B:
Chlorine (Mexico City)
Level of Concern (Live from Outside)

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June - RSD First

Live album of performances from Ariana Grande's 2019 Sweetener tour including the global hit songs, "7 rings," "thank u, next" and more!

1. raindrops (an angel cried) (live)
2. god is a woman (live)
3. bad idea (live)
4. break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored (live)
5. r.e.m (live)
6. be alright (live)
7. sweetener (live)
8. successful (live)
9. side to side (live) featuring Nicki Minaj
10. 7 rings (live)
11. love me harder (live)
12. breathin (live)
13. needy (live)
14. fake smile (live)
15. make up (live)
16. break your heart right back (live) featuring Childish Gambino
17. right there (live) featuring Big Sean
18. you'll never know (live)
19. nasa (live)
20. tattooed heart (live)
21. only 1 (live)
22. goodnight n go (live)
23. get well soon (live)
24. in my head interlude (live)
25. everytime (live)
26. the light is coming (live) featuring Nicki Minaj
27. into you (live)
28. my heart belongs to daddy (live)
29. dangerous woman (live)
30. break free (live)
31. no tears left to cry (live)
32. thank u, next (live)

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June - RSD First

Archival recordings from Al Green recorded for Hi Records, accompanied by new orchestral arrangements. Pressed on pink vinyl. 

Tired Of Being Alone/Call Me (Come Back Home)/Let's Stay Together/I'm Still In Love WIth You/HEre I Am (Come and Tkae Me)/How Can You Mend A Broken Heart/Sha La La/I Can't Get Next To You/ You Ought To Be WIth Me/Look What You Done For Me/Let's Get Married/Take Me To The River

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June Exclusive

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

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

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June Exclusive

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

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

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

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