Record Store Day Drops 2021 - July
Raleighwood [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
Raleigh NC’s The Backsliders were formed in 1992 by Steve Howell and Chip Robinson, rock ‘n’ roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of Don’t Give A Damn attitude. The original line-up of Chip Robinson (lead vocal, guitar, electric 12-string guitar), Steve Howell (harmony vocal, lead guitar), Danny Kurtz (bass), Jeff “JD” Dennis (drums), came back together in 2012 with new bandmate Greg Rice (keyboards). With engineer John Plymale of Overdub Lane at the board, they wasted no time in recording the RALEIGHWOOD (EP), featuring their hardcore honky-tonk and unmistakable swagger. Steve Howell describes the writing of these songs: “Headlights” was written in the spirit of late ‘60s/early ‘70s California Country Rock with peyote and red wine as the chief inspirations. “You Can Be My Baby Now” is the haze of a long weekend listening to Big Star and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. “Nightfalls” was written after being haunted by a ghost that never told me her name. Danny and JD kicked it up into the southern soul stratosphere. “Forever and Ever” is the result of Neil Young and Crazy Horse running thick through my teenage veins. I can still taste it! “Twang”, well... nothing says attitude better than a twangy Gretsch guitar right between the eyes.” The attitude of the original lineup is still there, though they may not be the same band that burned up the road all those years before, they still have something to say, something to prove, and something to be.
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: “Headlights”, “You Can Be My Baby”
Side 2: “Night Falls”, “Forever And Ever”, “Twang”
Live + Unplugged [RSD Drops 2021]
Neon Magenta Inside Ultra Clear w/ Black Splatter 2xLP featuring Live + Unplugged versions of the band's songs.
Glass Houses (Live) / The Worst In Me (Live) / Never Know (Live) / Careful What You Wish For (Live) / Limits (Live) / Dethrone (Live) / Mercy (Live)
Never Know (Unplugged) / Limits (Unplugged) / Careful What You Wish For (Unplugged) / Mercy (Unplugged) / Burning Out (Unplugged) / If I'm There (Unplugged)
Vs. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $27.98 Buy
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]
Aglio E Olio [RSD Drops 2021]
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]
Glad 'n' Greasy (Rsd) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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”
Living The Blues (Rsd) (Pnk) [Record Store Day] (Ylw) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $34.98 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)”
Del Casher (Colv) (Rex)
Italian Stallion / O.S.T. (Rsd) [Colored Vinyl] [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Wasp [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $21.98 Vinyl: $9.98 Buy
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 [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $35.98 Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
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”
Wild Mood Swings [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $39.98 Vinyl: $32.98 Buy
The Cure’s tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings marks its 25th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, the album – which features the singles “The 13th”, “Mint Car”, “Strange Attraction” and “Gone!” – will be pressed on double picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.
Bug [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $25.98 2 x LP: $20.98 Buy
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 Matrix--The Complete Edition [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $59.98 Buy
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)
Justamente Tres [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $19.98 LP: $13.98 Buy
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
Jokerman / I And I Remixes [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $14.98 Vinyl: $10.98 Buy
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 Harvest Wombs [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $24.98 LP: $18.98 Buy
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
Fleet Foxes / Resistance Revival Chorus
Can I Believe You / Wading In Waist-High Water [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $7.99 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”
Blue Ridge Rangers EP [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $15.98 Vinyl: $11.98 Buy
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)
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Scooby Snacks (25th Anniversary Edition) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $16.98 Buy
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.
EVOL (5th Anniversary) [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $22.98 Buy
Rap superstar Future continued to forge his own trailblazing path in hip-hop with the release of his fourth studio album, EVOL, led by the lone feature “Low Life,” a collaboration with The Weeknd. As a standout in a wave of projects, EVOL further cemented Future as the most dominant voice in rap, reaffirmed his notable influence on the genre as a whole, and takes place as one of the many jewels in the crown of Future’s evolving rap legacy. To commemorate five years of the record, EVOL arrives in limited edition translucent red + black smoke color viny as part of RSD Drops.
Side A: 1. “Ain't No Time” 2. “In Her Mouth” 3. “Maybach” 4. “Xanny Family” 5. “Lil Haiti Baby” 6. “Photo Copied”
Side B: 1. “Seven Rings” 2. “Lie To Me” 3. “Program” 4. “Low Life” 5. “Fly Shit Only”
Birth The Death The Ghost (Rsd) [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
A rare Gun Club album, released in 1983 in the UK only and out of print for decades. The Birth The Death The Ghost is a collection of early live recordings from shows at various clubs in Los Angeles and features the original lineup, including Kid Congo Powers on guitar prior to his leaving to join the Cramps. (Kid Congo would rejoin The Gun Club in 1984.) This long-awaited collector’s item will come on red vinyl to record stores as part of RSD Drops.
1. BO DIDDLEY’S A GUNSLINGER, 2. RAILROAD BILL, 3. SEVEN MILES WITH THE DEVIL, 4. PREACHIN’ BLUES, 5. GOODBYE JOHNNY, 6. BLACK TRAIN, 7. WALKING WITH THE BEAST, 8. BAD MOOD, 9. NOT THAT MUCH, 10. GOING DOWN THE RED RIVER, 11. WILLIE BROWN, 12. FIELD HOLLER, 13. SEX BEAT
Sammy Hagar & The Circle
Heavy Metal (Live) [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $15.98 Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
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)”
Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller
In Harmony [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $48.98 Buy
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
Best of Suburban Noize Years [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $18.98 Buy
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)
Aliens - Original Soundtrack (35th Anniversary Edition) [RSD Drops 2021]
One of the great science fiction franchises of all-time. The long out of print original soundtrack gets a fresh reboot on "Acid-Blood" Yellow-Green vinyl for it's 35th anniversary. Soundtrack composed by the great James Horner, (Titantic, Avatar, Beautiful Mind), and features the original Sigourney Weaver key art and original film stills
Main Title 5:10
Going After Newt 3:08
Sub-Level 3 6:11
Ripley's Rescue 3:13
Atmosphere Station 3:05
Futile Escape 8:13
Dark Discovery 2:00
Bishop's Countdown 2:47
Resolution And Hyperspace 6:10
Right Now (Rsd) [Colored Vinyl] [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
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.)
Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut
The River Flows Vol. 2 (Rsd) [Clear Vinyl] [Record Store Day] [RSD Drops 2021]
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)
Tape Head [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $29.98 LP: $24.98 Buy
First time on vinyl for this King’s X release, hand numbered on transparent pink vinyl.
Groove Machine/Fade/Over and Over/Ono/Cupid/Ocean/Little Bit Of Soul/Hate You/Higher Than God/Happy/Mr. Evil/World/Walter Bela Farkas (Live Peace In New York)
World Broadcast Recordings 1955, Vol 1 [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $22.98 Buy
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
Manhattan Stories [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $48.98 Buy
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)
Everybody's Gotta Live [RSD Drops 2021]
ON SALE $17.98 Vinyl: $15.98 Buy
Love, led by the brilliant and complicated Arthur Lee, is considered one of the most influential American rock bands of all time. The 2015 reissue of their album Reel to Real showed the band at the height of their rock/soul powers, and included twelve previously-unreleased outtakes from the original sessions. This special release features five of those tracks on vinyl for the first time, including three original Lee compositions virtually unknown before the 2015 reissue: the sweet and soulful “You Gotta Feel It”; a catchy rock-pop tune called “I Gotta Remember”; and “Do It Yourself”, a blast of high-energy funk driven by Lee's strutting vocals. The EP also includes the original version of “Everybody's Gotta Live” (recently featured in the film 'Jojo Rabbit' and covered on Mac Miller's posthumous album Circles) as well as a full-band performance of that song and an alternate take of “Singing Cowboy”.
1. Everybody’s Gotta Live (Album Version) 2. You Gotta Feel It (Outtake) 3. I Gotta Remember (Outtake) 4. Do It Yourself (Outtake) 5. Singing Cowboy (Alternate Take) 6. Everybody’s Gotta Live (Electric Version)
Consenting Adults [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $35.98 Buy
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
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
Real Live! Vol. 2 [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
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
The Church With One Bell [RSD Drops 2021]
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