Record Store Day Drops 2021 - July

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July Limited Run

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)

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July RSD First

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]

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July Limited Run

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”

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July RSD First

Having teased working together numerous times in the past, Boosie Badazz and MO3 finally link up for the album Badazz MO3, shortly before MO3’s untimely passing. Featuring the hit single "Errybody (Remix)," the album is classic trap music from the pre-cap era.  

1. My People In Prison | 2. One of Them Days Again | 3. Mop Wit It | 4. Block Is Hot | 5. Got Me Like (Remix) | 6. Badazz Smoke | 7. Ghetto Story | 8. Move | 9. Suppose to Do | 10. Everybody (Remix) | 11. Hold Ya Head | 12. Slide With Me | 13. No Excuse | 14. Vouch | 15. I Remember

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July Exclusive

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)”

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July Limited Run

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.


SIDE A
1. Italian Stallion Theme 2. Three Girls In A Whirl 3. Flexing 4. Outside Walk 5. Shower Her With Love 6. Waiting

SIDE B
1. Magic Mirror 2. Leaving For The Party 3. Dance Alone 4. Living The Highlife 5. Circle Dance 6. Cocktails For Two

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July Exclusive

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

Side A:
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)

Side B:
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)

Side C:
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)

Side D:
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)

Side E:
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)

Side D:
1. That’s Gotta Hurt (5:16)
2. Surprise (4:04)
3. He’s The One Alright (6:50)

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July Exclusive

New 7" from Mike Campbell's The Dirty Knobs featuring a cover of J.J. Cale's "Humdinger" and the non-LP B-side "Feelin' High,” recorded ten years ago.

“Humdinger” / “Feelin' High”

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July Exclusive

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]”

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July Exclusive

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”

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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)

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Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 is a shining example of the Queen of Soul at her best. The nearly hour-long performance – recorded live at the National Association Of Television & Radio Announcers Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1972 – features the first live performances of many of Aretha’s landmark hits.  The live recording took place shortly after the release of her Grammy™ Award winning studio album Young Gifted and Black and features the album’s two Top 10 (USA) singles, penned by Aretha, “Rock Steady” and “Day Dreaming”.  Plus, stunning covers woven into medleys of “I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You) / I Say a Little Prayer”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water / We’ve Only Just Begun” and a glorious rendition of Aretha’s anthem “Respect”. This stunning performance will be made available on vinyl for the first time especially for RSD Drops 2021, pressed on orange & yellow double vinyl. Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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July Exclusive

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.  

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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

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July Exclusive

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)”

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July Exclusive

Released in 1980, this album spent 100 weeks on the Billboard Top 200. This ninth studio album includes the hits "Kiss on My List", "You Make My Dreams", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and "Every Time You Go Away". This year, Voices was included on Rolling Stone’s list of The Greatest 80 Albums of 1980. This RSD Drops release features an embossed album jacket  (much as the original did), printed inner sleeve, a translucent ultra-clear LP and a booklet featuring a new interview with Hall & Oates. 

How Does It Feel To Be Back | Big Kids | United State | Hard To Be In Love With You | Kiss On My List | Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect) | You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling | You Make My Dreams | Every Time You Go Away | Africa | Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear The Voices)

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July Exclusive

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). 

 

Side A

1 What is This Thing Called Love 9:09

2 This is Always 8:23

3 I Remember Clifford 8:34

 

Side B

1 Triste 8:35

2 Invitation 8:03

3 Con Alma 9:43

 

Side C

1 Never Let Me Go 8:27

2 Just in Time 9:10

3 Fungii Mama 6:56

 

Side D

1 Monk's Dream 5:56

2 Ruby, My Dear 7:56

3 Blues for Mr. Hill 7:35

4 Ow 5:09

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July Exclusive

Legendary 1972 show at The Roundhouse, London from the Space Ritual era. Includes the original recording of Hawkwind’s hit single “Silver Machine”. It is the first time the whole show has been available on double vinyl. Bonus tracks include “Master Of The Universe” (Original 1972 LP Mix) and “Born To Go” (Original 1972 LP Mix).

Side 1 – 1. Announcement / Apology, 2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown), 3. This Is Your Captain Speaking, 4. You Shouldn't Do That, 5. The Awakening

Side 2 – 1. Master Of The Universe, 2. Paranoia, 3. Earth Calling, 4. Silver Machine

Side 3 – 1. Welcome To The Future, 2. Born To Go, 3. Brainstorm (Jam), 4. End Announcement

Side 4 – Bonus Tracks: 1. Master Of The Universe (Original 1972 LP Mix), 2. Born To Go (Original 1972 LP Mix)

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July RSD First

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.)

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July Limited Run

Back To The Old School may have seemed like a crazy title for a hip-hop album released in 1986. In retrospect, Just-Ice clearly saw the movement into a new school of hip-hop as artists like Run DMC and LL Cool J were moving towards mainstream commercial success. The release serves as a punctuation mark at the end of the old school of hip-hop with production by none other than Kurtis Mantronik of acclaimed electronic hip-hop group Mantronix. Long out of print on vinyl, Get On Down marks the 35th anniversary of this landmark with a deluxe splatter color vinyl edition of the LP available only for RSD Drops 2021.

A Side: 1. Cold Gettin' Dumb 2. Love Story 3. Back To The Old School 4. Latoya
B Side: 1. Gangster Of Hip Hop 2. Little Bad Johnny 3. Put the Record Back On 4. Turbo Charged

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July Exclusive

Three ‘90s classics, reworked. 

Side A
1. Self-Esteem (Offspring Cover)
2. Brain Stew (Green Day Cover)

Side B
1. Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit Cover)

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July Exclusive

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)

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KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was the early ‘90s hip-hop group that served as a launching pad for the career of the artist we now know as MF DOOM (known during his KMD tenure as Zev Love X). In the 30 years since Mr. Hood was released so much has changed in the world and the world of hip-hop but this recording has maintained an ageless appeal with DOOM becoming an artist of legendary stature.

To commemorate its 30th year, Get On Down presents Mr. Hood in a never to be repeated tri-color pressing of the double LP.


A Side: 1. Mr. Hood At Piocalles Jewelry / Crackpot 2. Who Me? (With An Answer From Dr. Bert) 3. Boogie Man! 4. Mr. Hood Meets Onyx 5. Subroc’s Mission

B Side: 1. Humrush 2. Figure Of Speech 3. Bananapeel Blues 4. Nitty Gritty (feat. Brand Nubian)

C Side: 1. Trial N’ Error 2. Hard Wit No Hoe 3. Mr. Hood Gets A Haircut 4. 808 Man 5. Boy Who Cried Wolf

D Side: 1. Peachfuzz 2. Preacher Porkchop 3. Soulflexin’ 4. Gasface Refill

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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 

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July Exclusive

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

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July Exclusive

In October 2020, Kip Moore recorded a special four Song acoustic set at Grimey's New & Preloved Records in.  This is the first time that these songs have been released on vinyl and are exclusive for RSD Drops.  Each record includes a collectible poster. 

Janie Blue / Sweet Virginia / Wild World / Fire and Flame

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July Exclusive

This release is an extract from a previously unreleased 1990 concert. More of that concert recording will be part of a forthcoming 30th anniversary box set celebrating the album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

1. Nothing Compares 2 u [Live]  2. The Last Day of Our Acquaintance [Live] 3. Irish Ways And Irish Laws [Live]  4. Toy [Live]

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July Limited Run

This project brings together the sophisticated songcraft of singer-songwriter Johnny O'Donnell, the iconoclastic arrangements of Van Dyke Parks, and the genial production touch of Lewis Pesacov into a refreshing and rewarding musical package that deserves the focus that only a 45RPM single provides.

Built upon a relationship formed in Los Angeles over a nearly twenty year period, the songs, penned by O'Donnell, are explorations in harmony, straddling the line between familiar and freakish. The arrangements and production are cinematic and full of drama which befits a production born of the belly of Hollywood. Romance, intrigue, and a touch of the unreal is where the tripartite of musical craftsmen have brewed this potion of melodies.

The two unreleased songs will be available for the first time as a 7" single, exclusively as part of RSD Drops.

 "Cats" b/w "Funny Face"

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First ever vinyl release of the soundtrack for this Wes Craven classic from 1991. Composer Don Peake created an incredibly atmospheric and spooky score for this film. Peake's career is insane –as a guitarist and member of the Wrecking Crew, he’s played on albums by Marvin Gaye, Phil Spector, Everly Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, John Lennon, Jackson Five and more. It's an incredible career and his musical diversity shines on this score. Fun fact: People Under the Stairs opened at #1 on the box office chart and stayed in the Top 10 for a month.  

Main Title | Speak When Spoken To | Fool Proof | Bad Girls Burn in Hell | Metro gas Co | Dog Attack | The Basement | Gold Coin | Dead Leroy | Hunting Roach | Dog in the Walls | Spring Cleaning | Gutting Leroy | Brother and Sister | The Promise | Fool's in the House | The Roof | Go to Hell | Cellar Friends | Kiss your ass Goodbye | Way Out | Open the Door | You hurt your mother | Main Title | Chase

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July RSD First

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.

The “Alive” cassette single is a replica of the promo cassette that was originally used around the album’s release. It includes the promo single version of “Alive” plus “Wash” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”, repeated on both sides.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling”
Side B: Repeat Side A program

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PVRIS marked a new era with the release of Use Me in 2020, as frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn confidently stepped forward as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect. That newfound sense of freedom defined the record, on which Lynn wrote, played the entirely of the guitar, drums, and bass parts, cooked up beats, and of course, sang vocals. Awash in glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding vocals, the record included 070 Shake collaboration “Use Me,” explosive song “Hallucinations,” plus “Dead Weight,” “Gimme A Minute,” and “Death of Me” all brought to life by producer JT Daly [K. Flay].

The deluxe edition of the acclaimed third studio album featured five new tracks, including remixes of fan-favorites “Dead Weight” (remixed by Nicole Moudaber) and “Loveless,” (remixed by Lynn herself), plus brand-new song “Thank You” featuring RAYE. For the first time ever, these five tracks are now available on coke bottle clear vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops.

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This concert was previously a digital only-release. This first physical release comes on double red vinyl for RSD Drops. Taken from the forthcoming CD Deluxe Edition of MSG's debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

1. Armed And Ready 2. Cry For The Nations 3. Victim Of Illusion 4. Natural Thing 5. Feels Like A Good Thing 6. Into The Arena 7. Looking Out From Nowhere 8. Rock Bottom 9. Tales Of Mystery 10. Lost Horizons 10. Band Introductions 11. Shoot Shoot 12. Doctor Doctor 13. Lights Out

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First-ever vinyl issue of this killer comp from ‘94. Spanning four sides of vinyl, you'll hear one of the finest death rock/goth/new wave bands of all time with songs from Eps, 12"s, and demos. It's a release not to miss. Gatefold packaging + colored vinyl. 

Trees | Just a Friend | The Night | Waiting Here | She Cries Alone | The Wind Blows | Eternal | Waiting Here Alt | The Night Alt | So Sure | Batman | Lies | Promised Land | Stand By Me | Puppet | Waltz | Guilt

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July RSD First

A reissue on smoke-filled colored vinyl for this out of print release featuring Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Sean Price, Currensy, and Domo Genesis.

1. Rugby Thompson  2. New Jack  3. Baleedat (feat. Curren$y)  4. Playground Legend  5. Ashtray (feat. Domo Genesis and Schoolboy Q)  6. F**k Ya Mother (feat. Sean Price)  7. Game 7 (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)  8. Kenny Powers  9. Turnbuckle Music (feat. Action Bronson)  10. Rivermonts  11. Lo Horsemen (feat. Thirstin Howl III, NymLo, and Meyhem Lauren)  12. The Prelude To Judgement Day

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July RSD First

The provocative, imperious, and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN takes part in RSD Drops by unveiling The Undiscovered Lotus. This beauty is presented on limited edition 12” black vinyl, with two opposing front covers featuring the captivating album artwork from 'Lotus' and 'Lykaia Revisited’. Fans and collector completists alike are in for a real treat, with Side A featuring three unreleased gems from the vaults of the Lotus era! Side B captures the band in all their majestic live glory with performances from the band’s shows at the RCA Club in Lisbon and the Largo Venue in Rome during their 2017 European tour.

Having just unleashed their critically acclaimed fifth studio album IMPERIAL, SOEN are an undeniable cypher for all which swirls around us, something which will continue to set them apart from their peers for years to come. Don’t miss out on this metal gem!


SIDE A: 1. EMDR 2. Thurifer 3. Virtue

SIDE B: 1. Jinn (Live In Lisbon) 2. Sectarian (Live In Lisbon) 3. Lucidity (Live In Rome)

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July Exclusive

Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) features twelve previously unreleased tracks from Candi Staton’s incredible recording period at the legendary FAME studios. Discovered and compiled as part of 2011’s Evidence (The Complete Fame Sessions Masters) compilation and available here for the first time on vinyl exclusively for RSD DROPS 2021.

Side 1 – 1. One More Hurt (2.41), 2. Spread Your Love On Me (3.10), 3. Lovin’ The Easy Way (2.50), 4. Where Were You (3.17)*, 5. I Gave A Little And Lost A Lot (4.19), 6. Do Right Woman (3.07).

Side 2 – 1. We Had It All (2.53), 2. Slipping Away (3.10), 3. I'll Be Here (3.25), 4. Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (2.47), 5. Jolene (4.13), 6. Are You Just Building Me Up (3.28) (All tracks are stereo except * mono)

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Bad Girls, released by Casablanca Records on April 25, 1979, is widely considered one of the greatest disco albums. Summer’s seventh, and final, studio album for Casablanca, it became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of her career.

This deluxe package, released as part of RSD Drops, includes a gatefold album jacket with an OBI strip, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and colored vinyl—one red and one blue opaque LPs.

Hot Stuff | Bad Girls | Love Will Always Find You | Walk Away | Dim All the Lights | Journey to the Center of your Heart | One Night in a Lifetime | Can't Get to Sleep At Night | There Will Always Be a You | All Through the Night | My Baby Understands | Our Love | Lucky | Sunset People

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1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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Seventeen distinguished artists come together in tribute to one of the most influential musicians behind soul and political conscious African-American music. Pressed on light blue and grey mixed vinyl. 

SIDE A
1.   "Choice of Colors" – Gladys Knight
2.   "It's All Right!" – Steve Winwood
3.   "Let's Do It Again" – Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield
4.   "Billy Jack" – Lenny Kravitz
5.   "Look Into Your Heart" – Whitney Houston 
6.   "Gypsy Woman" – Bruce Springsteen
7.   "You Must Believe Me" – Eric Clapton 
8.   "I'm So Proud" – The Isley Brothers
9.   "Fool for You" – Branford Marsalis and The Impressions 
SIDE B
1. "Keep On Pushin'" – Tevin Campbell 
2. "The Makings of You" – Aretha Franklin 
3. "Woman's Got Soul" – B.B. King 
4. "People Get Ready" – Rod Stewart 
5. "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" – Narada Michael Walden
6. "I've Been Trying" – Phil Collins 
7. "I'm the One Who Loves You" – Stevie Wonder 
8. "Amen" – Elton John and Sounds of Blackness 

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July RSD First

In the span of just five years, we’ve released ten editions of the Brown Acid series, all of them packed with brilliant long-lost, rare, and unreleased hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal tracks from the ‘60s-‘70s. With so much essential material to choose from, if you’re on a limited budget or you don’t know where to start, this record is for you! We’ve collected ten powerful tracks, one from each edition, here to provide your first dose. We know you’ll be back for more.

With each Trip, we unearth even more incredible bangers that somehow eluded popularity in their day For every classic rock mainstay like Black Sabbath and Grand Funk Railroad, there are hundreds of great bands who, for a variety of reasons, were previously lost to the sands of time. Brown Acid seeks to rectify that, with all tracks painstakingly licensed legitimately and ensuring that the original artists are paid. As the series editions grow higher into the double digits, here’s a quick lysergic drop to get you up to speed.

Zekes, led by the songwriting duo of brothers Lenny & Kenny Gayle, opens the collection with the slithering buzzsaw guitars and hard-rock howl of "Box", a monster that gives Blue Cheer a run for their leaden blues. The 1970 track is originally the B-side to the band’s “Leaving You” 45 rpm single on the Beverly Hills label.

The squealing guitar harmonies and Sabbath plod of Ash's "Midnight Wish” are a psychedelic prog-fest from 1971 by this Australian quartet, one of few bands with the foresight to have made a music video way back then. The Factory’s “Time Machine” serves ample Rod Serling sci-fi paranoia alongside an insistent guitar riff, reverb soaked drums and one of the most psychotic sounding vibrato vocal lines this side of The Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird.”

Daingerfield, Texas group Kanaan’s 1969 fuzz-drenched ripper “Leave It” is a rousing anthem of boogie rock groove and wailing vocals. You may be familiar with George Brigman's psychedelic punk masterpiece Jungle Rot, but you don't know Split until you've heard the charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of "Blowin' Smoke.”

Truth & Janey are well known for their incredible 1976 LP No Rest For The Wicked. But their proto-metal 45-only single “Midnight Horseman” released four years earlier is a fantastic, formerly long-lost wonder. Blizzard was Rod McClure's high school band, but you couldn't possibly guess that teenagers recorded this heavy slab of obscure Oklahoma rage in 1973, sounding like a hypothetical MC5/Hendrix collaboration.

Luke and the Apostles ain't no Xian group, even though this 45 is of biblical proportions. "Not Far Off" is a tight and slinky jam sure to give your significant other bedroom eyes. The Doors and Elektra Records' producer Paul Rothchild called the Luke and the Apostles LP the "greatest album [he] never got to make.”

Indiana rockers Ice’s stunning full length debut languished unreleased for 50 years until RidingEasy issued The Ice Age in 2020. Back in 1970, the band recorded 10 original songs at 8-Track Studios in Chicago, only to break up shortly thereafter. Two of the tracks were eventually released as a 45 in 1972, but confusingly under a different band name, Zukus! “Running High” deftly balances wayward psychedelic pop and troglodyte thunder.

Louisville, KY quartet Conception's excellent revision of Blue Cheer's "Babylon" adds heavy phaser effect on the guitar and a more driving rhythm to make the song entirely their own. Lead guitar and high harmony vocals by Charlie Day (not to be confused with the Sunny Philadelphian actor) are assertive and commanding as he implores listeners onward to hallucinogenic nirvana.

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July Exclusive

A newly remixed version of their classic “How Long Will I Love You” plus previously unreleased tracks from the forthcoming 'Room To Roam: Sessions' CD Box Set.

A1/ How Long Will I Love You 2021
A2/ Something That Is Gone [Backing track] *
B1/ A Life of Sundays [Early Take] *
B2/ Bluejeans And Moonbeams [Portuguese hotel room] *

* Exclusive to this release

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Wax Poetic

Wax Poetic [RSD Drops 2021]

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July Limited Run

Twenty years after its initial release as the opening salvo in the large and still-growing Nublu Records catalogue, the classic self-titled debut album by Wax Poetic finally makes its vinyl debut. It's an album that boldly announces the arrival of a band, a label, a club and a whole new culture in New York's East Village, as well as featuring the first commercial recordings of soon-to-be superstar Norah Jones. This album has weathered the years beautifully and is a must-have for Norah fans as well as fans of Morcheeba, Massive Attack and Saint-Germain. The best aspects of lounge and acid jazz combine here with a vision for the future that renders this music timeless. Pressed on clear vinyl.

Intro / Angels  feat. Norah Jones / Driftin' / Selim II / Technologie / N.Y.C. / Rootgroove / Megaphone / Dreamin' / Bud / His Story / Don't Leave Him Alone / Purple Elephants / Interlude: Bass / On / Interlude: Guitar / Mother Earth / Changes