Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June
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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.
Vinyl: $10.98 Buy
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”
The music of Brainiac ended with the death of frontman Tim Taylor in 1997. Offered here is a glimpse into the working mind of Taylor as he susses out tunes and sound experiments in their rawest form, mostly alone with a four track in his mother's attic. Some are mere sketches. Many never again saw the light of day, or morphed so much they are more like distant cousins of future songs. Some of the more interesting Brainiac songs, like Fucking With The Altimeter, Silver Iodine, or Strung, were elevated from the original four and eight track demos later in the studio environment. Attic Tapes serves as a blueprint for how these types of tunes developed. The entire program is stitched together like a distorted dream. Jumping from one scene to the next, it progresses through all four sides in a historically linear fashion, from the very early days through to the final rehearsals.
While this is not an official Brainiac album, it begins to feel akin to what a Brainiac record might sound like if it were produced by neighbor and Guided by Voices raconteur Robert Pollard. Inside the release are some historically related liner notes written by guitarist John Schmersal giving further insight into the origins and backdrop of the demos and the time they were created.
Draggin' Me Down / Still Insane Velveteen / A Load of Your Fables / All I Have Is Stolen / Factotum / Silver Iodine #1 / Godpocket / Red Silhouette #1 / Let's Lose / Wrecked Choke Riffs / Oh Donna Collage / Apple Of My Heart / Silver Iodine #2 / You All The Time / Banzai Superstar / Sidewalk Culture / I Will Haunt You / Frustration Excerpt / Charles / Ask / Subsurface Genderflux / Flypaper Jam / Cookie Don't Sing / Horses & Ammunition #1 / Toby's International
Pathogens / Signal Flow / Indian Poker Part 0 / Marble Mausoleum / Red Silhouette #2 / Stealing Flowers / Swan Song / Baje Con Los Locos / Dr Fingers / Blow Fly / Horses & Ammunition #2 / The Jesus Christ Of Rug Burns
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.
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
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)
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
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.
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world
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”
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
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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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
The release also includes replicated original front cover art from both singles, one on each side.
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.
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
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”).
Vinyl: $69.98 Buy
A boxed set of seven of Desmond Dekker’s ska singles (1963 to 1966) – to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2021!
A. Honour Your Mother And Father
A. Happy Birthday Jamaica
B. Sinners, Prepare!
B. Labour Of Learning
B. Spitfire – Don Drummond
B. Take Your Time – Theo Beckford
A. King Of Ska
B. Boof Ska – Tony Washington & The D.C.s
(as The Beverley’s All Stars)
A. Get Up Adina
B. Sleepwalk – Sonny Burke & His Group
(as The Beverley’s All Stars)
A. It Was Only A Dream
B. Just One Little Girl – The Four Aces
A. Mount Zion
B. This Woman
B. Just in Time – Sonny Burke and His Group
(as The Beverley’s All Stars)
When Manu Dibango meets the members of Buena Vista Social Club in Cuba
1. Cielito Lindo
3. Rumba Makossa
4. Son de la Loma
5. Cerisiers Roses Et Pommiers Blancs
7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
9. El Manicero
10. El Paralitico
11. Cosita Linda
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
4. Lucifer's Slaves
5. Saturn Dethroned
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?
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.
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962
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)
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.
RSD Drops edition of the brand new album with exclusive cover art and pressed on Pink vinyl.
SIDE 1 1. The Men Who Rule The World 2. The Creeps 3. Uncomfortably Me 4. Wolves 5. Anonymous XXX 6. Waiting for God
SIDE 2 1. Godhead 2. A Woman Destroyed 3. Flipping the Bird 4. No Gods No Master 5. This City Will Kill You
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)
A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing of the 1987 album that garnered **** ½ from All Music Guide. "This is a country record, we're just not sure what country." - Col. Bruce
Produced by Col. Bruce Hampton & Ricky Keller
Special Guests: Paul Barrere, Tinsley Ellis, T Lavitz, Sonny Emory, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Jeff Sipe and more.
A1. “Arkansas” A2. “Elevator To The Moon” A3. “Throndossull” A4. “Brato Ganibe”
B1. “Strange Voices” B2. “Fixin’ To Die” B3. “Basically Frightened”
C1. “Mr. Kane” C2. “Zumpano’s Retreat”
D3. “Baseball Tickets” D4. “Morgan” D5. “Cold Mountain”
Donny Hathaway Live features eight stunning performances from 1971, recorded at both The Troubadour, in Hollywood and The Bitter End in New York City. Features “The Ghetto” and mind-bending covers of “Jealous Guy,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and “What’s Going On”. Pressed on 180g vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly Limited to 8500 copies worldwide.
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hooverphonics’ debut album A New Stereophonc Sound. Music On Vinyl in cooperation with Sony Music and Alex Callier are releasing four Hooverphonic remix EPs. Each represents a Hooverphonic album: A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, Blue Wonder Power Milk, The Magnificent Tree and Presents Jackie Cane.
Alex Callier selected the best remixes of their songs for each remix EP. The first, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular remixes is available as part of RSD Drops. Only 2000 individually numbered copies on solid purple are pressed. (The other three are scheduled to be released later in 2021.
Hooverphonic are a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. Though originally categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternative, electronica, electropop, rock, and a mixture of others. The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company.
Since their formation, Hooverphonic's lineup consisted of bassist Alex Callier, guitarist Raymond Geerts, and various lead singers. Geike Arnaert (1997–2008, 2020-present) has recently re-joined the band.
Hooverphonic were supposed to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. However, the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will instead represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The band achieved international recognition through the inclusion of the Stereophonic track "2Wicky" on the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci's 1996 film Stealing Beauty. "2Wicky" also appeared on the soundtracks of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Heights. The track's main riff is sampled from Isaac Hayes' recording of the 1960s hit "Walk On By".
“Inhaler” is, not least thanks to those wonderfully fanning out guitars, still a missed world hit.
Remix duties are fulfilled by drum ‘n bass producer Dj Pulse, owner of the Creative Wax label, and the late Hector Zazou. Both gave some LTJ Bukem-esque vibes to “Inhaler” and “2 Wicky”.
Furthermore, Alex Callier and the band re-recorded both songs and added some extra strings to “Inhaler”.
Side A 1. 2wicky (Dj Pulse Remix) 2. 2wicky (Not So Extended Hoovering Version)
Side B: 1. Inhaler (Drum ‘N’ Orch Remix By Hoover) 2. Inhaler (Mr Pink Remix By Hector Zazou)
Exclusive RSD Drops release featuring four session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Look for four new videos to accompany the tracks.
Side A: Rookery (Live) / Far Out (Live)
Side B: Finders Keepers/The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell (Live)