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Record Store Day: Rarities for Black Friday

Record Store Day: Rarities for Black Friday

Black Friday means another slate of Record Store Day releases. Here are some highlights of the 150 special releases hitting record stores on Friday. (Check out the whole list at RecordStoreDay.com.) 

  • Aerosmith – 1971: The Road Starts Hear LP and Cassette – This is Aerosmith in their rehearsal room, captured by Joe Perry‘s tape recorder. 
  • Bee Gees – Three Kisses of Love LP – This features tracks from the start of their career in Australia. 
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company – Combination of the Two: Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival LP – This was a big breakout concert for Janis Joplin
  • Billie Eilish – “No Time to Die” 7″ – Her James Bond theme finally gets a physical release.  
  • Blackberry Smoke – Stoned LP – This album of Rolling Stones covers was recorded, mixed and mastered live to a vinyl master, in one take. 
  • Carole King – In Concert: Live at the BBC 1971 LP – This previously unreleased concert features a guest appearance by James Taylor
  • Chris Isaak – Beyond the Sun LP – This is a tribute to Sun records artists like Elvis PresleyJohnny CashRoy OrbisonCarl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates – Fall in Philadelphia: The Definitive Demos 1968-71 LP – This is a collection of tracks the duo made before signing their record deal. 
  • Dave Davies – Kinked LP – This is a compilation of material The Kinks guitarist recorded in the late ’90s and early ’00s. 
  • David Crosby & Graham Nash – Wind on the Water LP – The duo’s 1975 album gets its first reissue in more than 40 years. 
  • Dire Straits – Encores (Live) LP – The 1993 live collection gets its first appearance on vinyl. 
  • Evanescence – Evanescence LP – The band’s 2011 album gets a reissue for its 10th anniversary. 
  • Fleetwood Mac – Alternate Live 2 LP – This features highlights from Fleetwood Mac Live Deluxe Edition
  • Foo Fighters –  “Making a Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version)”/”Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version) single – This seven-inch single features reworkings of two songs from Medicine at Midnight
  • The Jackson 5 – ABC LP – The group’s second album gets its first vinyl reissue. 
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Paris 67 LP – This was recorded for French radio in October 1967. 
  • Judas Priest – Best of Judas Priest 2 LP – This 1978 set gets reissued with a previously unreleased band interview on the fourth side. 
  • Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over The Country Club LP – Her album from March finally gets a vinyl release with an alternate cover.  
  • Little Feat – Electrif Lycanthrope: Live at Ultra-Sonic Studios, 1974 CD and 2 LP – This show for a radio broadcast has been widely bootlegged over the years.  
  • Local Natives – Music From the Penn Gala in 1983 Cassette – This features covers of songs by 10ccRoxy Music and Michael McDonald.  
  • Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears 12″ Picture Disc – This reissue is for the album’s 30th anniversary. 
  • Poison – Flesh & Blood LP – This is an import of French reissue of the 1990 album.  
  • Puscifer – Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti LP – This contains songs from Maynard James Keenan and company’s live streaming event from October 2020. 
  • The Stray Cats – Live at Rockpalast 3 LP – This set was recorded in Germany in 1981 and 1983. 
  • Todd Rundgren – Healing LP and 7″ – Rundgren’s 1981 album gets reissued with a bonus seven-inch with two non-album tracks. 
  • U2 – Gloria 40th Anniversary 12″ EP – This 40th anniversary limited-edition EP includes the studio version of “Gloria” plus three live versions from three different decades. 

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