RSD Black Friday 2020
"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.
“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”
Vinyl: $9.98 Buy
A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music.
Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)
Tracks chosen from the tribute compilation album AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex. Artists from many genres covering T. Rex classics under the direction of producer Hall Willner, known for the music passion and knowledge he poured into many compilations and his work for decades at Saturday Night Live. AngelHeaded Hipster was the last project Willner worked on before his death from Covid 19 in April 2020.
Nick Cave "Cosmic Dancer" / Peaches "Solid Gold, Easy Action"
Originally released in 2006, Jarvis Cocker’s first solo album available for the first time in US on limited edition split green vinyl, with a bonus 7" featuring "C**ts Are Still Running The World" and a b-side etching.
“The Loss Adjuster”/”Don't Let Him Waste Your Time”/”Black Magic”/”Heavy Weather”/”I Will Kill Again”/”Baby's Coming Back To Me”/”Fat Children”/”From Auschwitz To Ipswich”/”Disney Time/”Tonite”/”Big Julie”/”The Loss Adjuster”/”Quantum Theory”/”Running the World”
Book: $28.00 Buy
The iconic drummer of The Doors investigates his own relationship with creativity and explores the meaning of artistry with other artists and performers in this compelling and spellbinding memoir. Foreword by Viggo Mortensen.
For RSD Black Friday, John has signed a limited number of bookplates, only available in books sold at participating indie record stores.
"Yes, I Have Ghosts" is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece.
"Yes I Have Ghosts"
The band’s latest album, the transportive, sunny What Could Be Better was released in August to both critical and commercial success, received a glowing review and received a glowing review by Ken Tucker on NPR’s Fresh Air, who ended the on-air walkthrough with “What Could Be Better?... I honestly don’t know". This double A-side single consists of the two most popular songs from the album as well as an exclusive live demo on a thematically accurate picture disc. What Could Be Better for Happy Fits fans this RSD Black Friday?
SIDE A: “Hold Me Down”
SIDE B: “She Wants Me (To Be Loved)”, “Go Dumb (Live Demo)”
At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.
SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”
Los Straitjackets ask the eternal question: Beatles or Stones? In this case, the answer is easy: 'Both!' On their Beatles vs. Stones 45 single, Los Straitjackets turn the Fab Four's "I Feel Fine" and the Rolling Stones' "Time Is On My Side" into instrumental classics. You can flip the single to cast your vote. The single features artwork parodying both bands' famous cover art and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
“I Feel Fine” (The Beatles)/”Time Is On My Side” (The Rolling Stones)
The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.
You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
Light in the Attic is honored to be working with Nancy Sinatra for a long-overdue re-appreciation of one of America’s greatest recording artists, activists, and cultural icons. With 2020 marking her 80th birthday, LITA's Nancy Sinatra Archival Series will kick off on RSD Black Friday 2020 with a limited edition 7" single featuring one of the 20th century's greatest recordings, "Some Velvet Morning" on the a-side, and a cover of the Kinks' classic "Tired Of Waiting For You" on the flip. Stay tuned for much more to follow in 2021.
* Two classics recorded with The Wrecking Crew in August 1967
* Newly remastered from the original analog tapes
* First time on vinyl for "Tired Of Waiting For You"
* Produced by Lee Hazlewood and arranged by Billy Strange
* Color wax housed in pic sleeve with unseen photos
"Some Velvet Morning" b/w "TIred Of Waiting For You"
This commemorative 2 x LP edition of Grover Live marks 20 years since the passing of Grover Washington, Jr., the immensely popular artist largely responsible for creating a bridge between jazz and R&B. Cut in June 1997 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York, this album captures the essence of Grover’s greatness. With a coterie of ‘A’ class musicians in support, Grover Live demonstrates why he was not only a leader in his field but a pioneer who blended the subtleties of jazz with the funk and sweat of soul.
1. Winelight with Intro 2. Take Fave (Take Another Five) 3. Soulful Strut 4. Grover Talks 5. Mystical Force 6. Uptown 7. Sassy Stew 8. Grover Talks Again; Medley 9. Black Frost 10. Inner City Blues 11. Strawberry Moon 12. Inside Moves 13. Jamaica 14. East River Drive 15. Just The Two Of Us 16. Sausalito 17. Let It Flow (For "Dr. J") 18. Mr. Magic