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RSD Exclusive Aug


A-side is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icons Archers of Loaf with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones on B-side.  

"Raleigh Days"/"Street Fighting Man" 

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Exclusively for Record Store Day, The Black Keys will be releasing the limited edition 45-RPM version of their chart-topping 9th album “Let’s Rock.” The album, which was originally released on June 28 via Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records has spawned three Top 10 radio singles and was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2019. The 45-RPM version of the album is limited to 7500 pieces worldwide/5000 copies in the US. It’s a gorgeous 180-Gram 2-LP set in a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket, with each piece individually numbered. The band just announced a run of Canadian dates this Spring before hitting the road for a slate of shed shows this summer.

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RSD Exclusive Aug


CHANGESNOWBOWIE is a 9-track session recorded for radio and broadcast by the BBC on David’s 50th birthday on 8th January, 1997. The broadcast originally featured an interview with David by Mary Ann Hobbs interspersed with specially recorded birthday messages and questions from the likes of Scott Walker, Damon Albarn, Bono, Robert Smith and many more. The interview and birthday messages do not feature on this album. This mostly acoustic session was a stripped back affair featuring some of David’s favourites of his own compositions and was produced by Bowie himself, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati.

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RSD Exclusive Aug


I’m Only Dancing - Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive®, I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) was recorded mostly during David’s performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October, 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November, 1974. 

The Soul Tour was a radical mid-tour departure from Bowie’s 1974 Diamond Dogs theatrical extravaganza. During a three week break in late 1974, the Diamond Dogs Tour’s elaborate six-ton Hunger City stage set was drastically stripped back, and the tour’s set list overhauled to include as-yet-unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia. The Soul Tour also featured a revamped band, augmented to include musicians and vocalists from those sessions, and rechristened The Mike Garson Band. 

I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) follows on from the previous Record Store Day 2 LP release Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74) and is an incredible historical document of a performer and band at the height of their live powers. The artwork for both the 2 LP and 2 CD releases is based on the original design for the programmes available at venues for dates on The Soul Tour.  The Soul Tour has taken a on mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour only visited 17 cities in the East and South of US. This is the first time that any audio from this incarnation of the tour has ever been officially released.

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Mikal Cronin

Switched-On Seeker [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Limited edition companion to Mikal Cronin's 2019  Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On" series.  

“Shelter”|”Show Me”|”Feel It All”|”Fire”|”Sold”|”I've Got”|”Reason”|”Caravan”|”Guardian Well”|”Lost a Year”|”On the Shelf”

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The Cure

Seventeen Seconds [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $27.98 UNAVAILABLE

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RSD Exclusive Aug


40th Anniversary Edition of The Cure's second studio album Seventeen Seconds, featuring their first UK top 40 single "A Forest". Pressed on picture disc for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020 

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Gong

Live! At Sheffield 1974 [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $35.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $8.99 Download

RSD Exclusive Aug


“Crystal Gnome” | “Radio Gnome I & II” | “Mister Pyxie” | “Deep in the Sky” | “Flying Tea-Pot” | “Wet Drum Sandwich” | “Mange Ton Calepin” | “You Can't Kill Me” | “Titicaca”

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RSD 'First' Aug


In May 2002, Disney pulled the plug on Mammoth Records just weeks before the June 25th release date of John Wesley Harding's The Man with No Shadow. No more than 300 hundred journalists received advance CDs of Harding's new record, while only a handful of radio stations received the single "Negative Love'. No other physical copies existed. Over the years those advance CDs have fetched untold hundreds of dollars from an eager fan base in search of Wes' great 'lost" album. Though many - but not all - of the songs ended up on 2004's Adam's Apple (DRT Records), which All Music Guide called 'the finest album of his career', those that did make the cut were in a jumbled running order. The album has never previously been released on vinyl. The Man With No Shadow First Edition restores the album to Wes's original vision. The audio has been remastered from the original tapes, and the package includes cover art from the original sessions and extensive liner notes. The CD package includes the original album plus a bonus unheard band demos and studio outtakes, all previously unreleased.

1. Nothing At All 2. Negative Love 3. Monkey and his Cat 4. Sleeper, Awake 5. Hard 6. Pull 7. Sussex Ghost Story 8. It Stays 9. When You Smile 10. Sluts 11. She Never Talks 12. Already Dead 13. Protest Protest Protest (from Adam's Apple) 14. Slippery Slide to Bliss (Out-take) 15. Sluts (Demo) 16. Negative Love (Demo) 17. Monkey and his Cat (Demo) 18. Sleeper, Awake (Demo)

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RSD 'First' Aug


Originally released in 1977, Quark… was the Dave Brock and Robert Calvert masterpiece that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during Calvert’s tenure with Hawkwind. This expanded double LP Record Store Day edition has been cut at Abbey Road Studios and is pressed on clear vinyl.
This edition features a bonus LP featuring five alternate studio session takes released on vinyl for the very first time.

SIDE ONE
1. SPIRIT OF THE AGE, 2. DAMNATION ALLEY, 3. FABLE OF A FAILED RACE

SIDE TWO
1. QUARK, STRANGENESS & CHARM, 2. HASSAN I SABBAH, 3. THE FORGE OF VULCAN, 4. DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND, 5. THE IRON DREAM

“QUARK, STRANGENESS & CHARM”
THE ROCKFIELD SESSION TAPES

SIDE THREE
1. DAMNATION ALLEY (FIRST STUDIO VERSION), 2. SPIRIT OF THE AGE (FULL EXTENDED VERSION)

SIDE FOUR
1. DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND (FIRST VERSION), 2. QUARK STRANGENESS & CHARM / UNCLE SAM’S ON MARS, 3. FABLE OF A FAILED RACE (EXTENDED VERSION)

Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness & Charm [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD Exclusive - Aug


NC folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, "Cat's Eye Blue" (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) "Standing in the Doorway"  (a 2017 digital-only single) at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond VA, with contributions from their in-house orchestra. The latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.  

“Cat’s Eye Blue”/”Standing In The Doorway” 

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Pete Krebs

All My Friends Are Ghosts [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $24.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Brand new studio record of all new original material from Hall of Famer Pete Krebs. Recorded with his all-electric band The Gossamer Wings. These new songs are in line with the other two records from this line up I Know It By Heart and Sweet Ona Rose. Highly anticipated new record from internationally recognized singer-songwriter Pete Krebs.

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RSD Exclusive Aug


k.d. lang and the Reclines major label debut from 1987. Back on vinyl for the first time in decades. “…she’s one heck of a belter on this set, with a set of pipes as big as all outdoors.” -All Music

Pressed on translucent red vinyl.

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RSD Exclusive Aug


GRAMMY-nominated, versatile musician, Anoushka Shankar, hardly needs an introduction. Daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, she is a singular, genre-defying figure within the classical and contemporary, acoustic, electronic and world music scenes. For Record Store Day 2020, her new EP, Love Letters, will be available on vinyl for the first time.

SIDE A –
1. Bright Eyes (feat. Alev Lenz) 2. Those Words (feat. Shilpa Rao, Ayanna Witter-Johnson) 3. Lovable (feat. Ibeyi)
SIDE B –
1. Space (feat. Alev Lenz) 2. Wallet (feat. Alev Lenz, Nina Harries) 3. In This Mouth (feat. Alev Lenz)

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The Weeknd

My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $21.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $5.99 Download

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RSD 'First' Aug


The Weeknd's No. 1  album My Dear Melancholy, available for the first time ever on vinyl. The six songs from this project, including the hit single "Call Out My Name" are featured on Side A of the 180-gram vinyl. Side B features an etched design to make this record a true collector's item. 

1. Call Out My Name 2.Try Me 3. Wasted Times 4. I Was Never There 5. Hurt You 6. Privilege

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]
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RSD First - Sep


Finally Back On Vinyl - Limited Edition – One Red and One Blue Vinyl 2-LP Set

Contains tracks from The Smashing Pumpkins, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jewel, R.E.M, Moloko, The Goo Goo Dolls, Eric Benet, Elliot Goldenthal, and Underworld.

Features The GRAMMY© Award Winner for Best Hard Rock Performance “The End Is the Beginning Is The End” by The Smashing Pumpkins”

SIDE ONE 1. The Smashing Pumpkins “The End Is The Beginning Is The End” 2. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Look Into My Eyes” 3. R. Kelly “Gotham City” 4. Arkama “House on Fire”

SIDE TWO 1. R.E.M. “Revolution” 2. Jewel “Foolish Games” 3. Goo Goo Dolls “Lazy Eye” 4. Lauren Christy “Breed” 5. Soul Coughing “The Bug”

SIDE THREE 1. Moloko “Fun For Me” 2. Me’Shell Ndegeocello “Poison Ivy” 3. Eric Benet “True To Myself” 4. Elliot Goldnthal “A Batman Overture”

SIDE FOUR 1. Underworld “Moaner” 2. The Smashing Pumpkins ‘The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning”

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Mike Watt

In Quintessence [RSD Drops Sep 2020]

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RSD First - Sep


Mike Watt, legendary bassist behind Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and so much more, is the latest to release a cover of a Squeeze song for Record Store Day. Mike teams up with his Secondmen for a cover of 'In Quintessence,' the opening track from Squeeze's 1981 album East Side Story. This is the fifth installment from the Swindles series and was produced and engineered by Squeeze-aficionado Steve Mandel. This is the first time Mike's version of "In Quintessence" has ever been released and will be available as a 45 single, with the vocal version on the A-side and the instrumental version on the B-side, for Record Store Day 2020.

SIDE A: In Quintessence SIDE B: In Quintessence (Instrumental)

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RSD Exclusive - Sep


Founder Marie Daulne's mixed cultural roots--Walloon and Bantu (Belgian and Pygmee)--were the stimulus for her musical creation. After studying with the Bantu and in Europe, she organized Zap Mama as an instrument to meld a synthesis of these previously separate traditions. She instantly stood the vocal world on its head by mixing multiple musical styles, performing them with a group of women who created such rhythmic wonder that everyone sat up and took notice. This, their first release, has many tunes with Pygmee yodel and chant, a 16th century Spanish song, a Cuban song, and elements of Syrian songs. It was the first World Music 'hit' selling over 200,000 copies in the US alone. Available for the first time on vinyl. And on magenta splatter color vinyl too!

1. Mupepe 2. Bottom 3. Brrlak! 4. Abadou 5. Take Me Coco 6. Plekete 7. Mizike 8. Babanzele 9. Din Din 10. I Ne Suhe 11. Guzophela 12. Nabombeli Yo 13. Marie-Josee 14. Ndje Mukanie 15. Son Cubano

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Love Tractor

60 Degrees And Sunny [RSD Drops Oct 2020]

Vinyl: $9.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $1.79 Download

RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus - Oct


Athens, Georgia instrumental college rock staples Love Tractor return with their original line up to rework early tracks for this RSD 7" with help from Doug Stanley & Joe Rowe of the Glands, Bill Berry of R.E.M., and with David Barbe and Jeff Calder holding down the studio. Two reworked originals to lead into their full catalog reissue series that kicks off in mid-2020.

“60 Degrees and Sunny” / “FEST-ivals”

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Snoop Dogg

I Wanna Thank Me [RSD Drops Oct 2020]

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RSD First - Oct


The vinyl release of the latest album from the legendary Snoop Dogg!  Featuring appearances from  Wiz Khalifa, Russ, Slick Rick, YG, Mustard, Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna, Slim Jxmmi, Trey Songz, Nate Dogg, and more!

1. “What U Talkin' Bout” | 2. “So Misinformed (feat. Slick Rick)” | 3. “Let Bygones be Bygones” | 4. “One Blood, One Cuzz (feat. DJ Battlecat)” | 5. “Countdown (feat. Swizz Beatz)” | 6. “I C Your Bullshit” | 7. “Turn Me On (feat. Chris Brown)” | 8. “Blue Face Hunnids (feat. YG & Mustard)” | 9. “New Booty” | 10. “Take Me Away (feat. Russ & Wiz Khalifa)” |11. “Do It When I'm In It (feat. Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna, Slim Jxmmi)” | 12. “First Place (feat. Tdot Illdude)” | 13. “Focused” | 14. “Rise To The Top (feat. Trey Songz & Swizz Beatz)” | 15. “Wintertime in June (feat. Nate Dogg)” | 16. “Doo Wop Thank Me (feat. The HamilTones)” | 17. “Main Phone (feat. Rick Rock & Stressmatic)” | 18. “Do You Like I Do (feat. Lil Duval)” | 19. “I've Been Looking For You (feat. Eric Jaye)” | 20. “Little Square UBitchU (feat. Anitta)” | 21. “Ventalation (feat. RJmrLA, $tupid Young, Azjah)”| 22. “I Wanna Thank Me (feat. Markknoxx)”