Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June
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"
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
Vinyl: $40.98 Buy
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.
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”
Vinyl: $11.99 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”
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.
1 LIMITS 2. DREAMER, 3. EYES OF BLUE 4. SKYSAIL
1. GUITAR SOLO (LIVE ENERGY)
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
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
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
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
Vinyl: $16.99 Buy
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.
Blasting through the iron-clad gates of Czarkham Asylum is the Chrome Crusader CZARFACE! Only the underworld knows Czarface's identity is equal parts Inspectah Deck of the mighty Wu-Tang Clan, Esoteric and 7L. On this once-in-a-lifetime mission he joins forces with the legendary MF Doom for this track. This 3” record is made to play on the RSD3 mini-turntable (as well as the RSD 2020 clear variant) and comes with a collectors poster and sleeve.
"Meddle With Metal"
Originally part of the acclaimed Early Years box set, Live in Oxford makes its debut on vinyl.
When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
It Could Be You
Answer to the Master
When the Rain Falls
Sorrow Is a Woman
Good Morning Freedom
Don't Matter to Me
Getcha Rocks Off
Ride into The Sun
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
Home: Phantoms of Summer is So-Cal alt-rock band Dirty Heads’ third studio album and their first collection of acoustic renditions of fan favorites. Released in 2013, the album earned top 10 positioning on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums (#9), Top Alternative Albums (#7) & Top Independent Albums (#3) charts. After being out of print on vinyl for many years, and with strong demand from the band’s passionate fanbase, the album will be available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops on limited edition natural colored vinyl.
1. “Intro (Anchors Up)” 2. “Warming Sun” 3. “Coming Home” 4. “Strike Gently” 5. “Garland” 6. “Phantom” 7. “Higher And Higher” 8. “Gold To Me” 9. “Cabin By The Sea (Live)” 10. “Sloth's Revenge” 11. “Outro (Beast Of The Lake)”
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)
7" Vinyl: $12.99 Buy
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.
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Steve Earle & The Dukes
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Justin Townes Earle
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?
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
2. 1/4 Mile Thunder
3. The Needle And The Damage Done
4. Little Drummer Boy
6. Treasure Chest
Bear Catching Fish
1. Bear Catching Fish
2. Rockford Files
3. Treasure Chest
4. Cabin Fever
5. Quarter Mile Thunder
7. Mountain High
8. Winter Time
1. Holes To Fight In
6. Herbie Hancock
8. Jumper Cables
10. A Quinn Martin Production
11. Angel Dust
12. Lies Like Knives
Split w/ Iceburn & Everything Left
1. Trailhead At Lake
2. Hiking The Circumference Of The Mountaintop Lake
3. The Shining Path
6. Thigh with a Desolate Thorn
8. The Heater Sweats Nails
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
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
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)
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)