Record Store Day 2018
Instrumental album from Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder
1. SheChoseMe!!!! | 2. MsBetty!!! | 3. FonkyLala!!! | 4. HeavenFour!!! | 5. INeverKnew!!! | 6. FindingDeo!!! | 7. EarlyJam!!! | 8. GirlUFine!!! | 9. MellowSmoove!!! | 10. UncleBobby!!! | 11. ChunkySoul!!! | 12. TownBidness!!! | 13. CloserToo!!! |14. YoYoBoogie!!! | 15. BobbieSoul!!! | 16. AhhhMan!!! | 17. LoveKills!!! | 18. CouldMeetYou!!! | 19. Glassof OJ!!! | 20. FatAlbertAndRudy!!! | 21. DaDaDaDaaah!!!! | 22. ToHoldYou!!! | 23. TheNeoCole!!! | 24. FightGood!!! | 25. StillStanding!!! | 26. SirBlue!!! | 27. SoulSeasons!!! | 28. HappyHome!!! | 29. GottaGetOver!!! | 30. NeverHathSeen!!! | 31. ForeignAgent!!! | 32. InLuvWithU!!!
Aaliyah's debut single "Back & Forth" firmly established the Detroit-born singer as a bold new talent in the R&B world--one whose small but pivotal body of work continues to enchant new fans around the globe. This unforgettable Top 5 hit is celebrated with a recreation of the original 12" single release on opaque purple vinyl, featuring the original version of "Back & Forth" plus five dance mixes by Mr. Lee, R. Kelly and Ms. Mello.
Side A 1. Back & Forth (LP Version) 2. Back & Forth (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly's Remix) 3. Back & Forth (Ms. Mello Remix)
Side B 1. Back & Forth (Mr. Lee's Club Mix) 2. Back & Forth (Ms. Mello Instrumental) 3. Back & Forth (Mr. Lee's Bonus Beats)
The first release of new Alarm material since 2013 comes in the form of this Where The Two Rivers Meet EP, which is being released exclusively on RSD 2018. Featuring eight tracks (five exclusive to the EP), almost 40 mins of new music, as a prelude to an album scheduled for May 2018. Also featuring a special guest appearance from The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy. The EP reflects Alarm tradition with the use of both Electric & Acoustic sides.
Side A (Electric Side) 1. Two Rivers 2. Transatlantic 3. Blood Red Viral Black 4. The White Count
Side B (Acoustic Side) 1. Armageddon In The Morning 2. Thirteen Dead Reindeers 3. Crowd Trouble 4. Year One
David Axelrod delivered one of the great psychedelic albums with 1968’s Song of Innocence, based around the poetry of William Blake. It is considered by many his masterpiece. Song of Innocence is this weird hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could ever really describe. The listener is pulled in by his melodies, simplistic at first blush, but colored by odd chord progressions and turn arounds, grounded by the drummer Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements – a jazz vibraphone solo here, a fuzz guitar tear here, a nod to the baroque in Don Randi’s clavichord comps – and put at ease, always, by Axe’s arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no 1960s arranger did. It’s worth noting that there are really count-on-your-hand examples of anything that might even be compared to Song of Innocence. Perhaps Arthur Verocai’s self-titled and only artist album, issued on the Brasilian Continental label in 1972, or the collaborations between Serge Gainsbourg and Jean Claude Vannier, which found their epitome in 1971’s Histoire de Melody Nelson. But even these albums, superb, in any thinking music fan’s canon of the best from this era, perhaps in their lives - and perhaps in line with Song of Innocence - are one-offs. Axelrod’s Song of Innocence set in path a series of artist albums on Capitol and other labels and influenced the world countless times over, from The Verve to DJ Shadow to Madlib to J.Dilla.
Remastered from the original tapes in a new transfer, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos.
1. Urizen 2. Holy Thursday 3. The Smile 4. A Dream 5. Song Of Innocence 6. Merlin' Prophecy 7. The Mental Traveler
New Vinyl: $18.98 Buy
Duck Baker is an internationally acclaimed American acoustic finger-style guitarist who plays in a variety of styles: jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk, and Irish and Scottish music. He has written many instruction books for guitar, famously released several albums on Stefan Grossman's Kicking Mule label in the 70's, and later recorded for Windham Hill and Shanachie among others. Les Blues Du Richmond is a collection of previously unreleased early demos recorded for Grossman in the 70's.
Side A: 1. Maple Leaf Rag 2. Charleston Mad - Charleston 3. Homage to Leadbelly 4. Doing the Racoon 5. Allah, Perhaps 6. Wolverine Blues
Side B: 7. Les Blues De Richmond 8. Fire Down There 9. That Rhythm Man 10. Little Boy 11. The Humors of Whisky 12. Sandy River Belle 13. Swedish Jig 14. Pretty Girl Milking a Cow
David Banner's recent, critically acclaimed album, The God Box. Never before available on vinyl. Will be pressed on purple vinyl, gatefold packaging with an insert. Includes a bons track + an instrumental.
1. Magnolia (feat. CeeLo Green & Raheem DeVaughn) | 2. My Uzi (feat. Big KRIT) | 3. Who Want It (feat. Black Thought & WatchtheDuck) | 4. Elvis | 5. Amy (feat. Trinidad James) | 6. August) | 7. Cleopatra Jones | 8. Marry Me (feat. Rudy Currence) | 9. Judy Blare (feat. Devon Lewow) |10. Traffic on Mars (feat. Kap G, WatchtheDuck, Tim Wise, Kenya Jori) | 11. Black Fist (feat. Tito Lo) | 12. AK (feat. Raheem DeVaughn & Big Rube) | 13. Burning Thumbs | 14. Wizom Selah (Outro) | 15. Evil Knievil (Bonus) | 16. My Uzi (Instrumental)
The Beau Brummels, taking their name from George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, who was a model dandy in British society in the 1800s, originally formed in San Francisco in 1964. The band's debut single, "Laugh Laugh" helped break them into the mainstream and would later be cited as helping to establish the San Francisco Sound. By 1968, Sal Valentine (lead vocals) and guitarist Ron Elliottt were a duo when they stepped into Owen Bradley's studio in Mt. Juliet, TN, about a half hour outside Nashville. With legendary producer Lenny Waronker in tow and backed by some of Nashville's finest session musicians, they conjured up an intimate and heartbreaking final stop on their five year journey from British-folk rockers to alternative country obscurity. What they created was like nothing else and has stood the test of time. This deluxe expanded edition for Record Store Day pulls together the homespun, inviting and timeless music created in Bradley's Barn and adds a bonus LP of demo recordings that are finally making their debut on vinyl.
SIDE A: "Turn Around", "An Added Attraction", "Deep Water", "Long Walking Down To Misery", "Little Bird", "Cherokee Girl" SIDE B: "I'm A Sleeper", "The Loneliest Man In Town", "Love Can Fall A Long Way Down", "Jessica", "Bless You California" SIDE C: "Lift Me (Alternate Take)", "I Love You Mama (Alternate Take)", "Just A Little Bit of Lovin' (Demo)", "Tan Oak Tree", "Another", "High There", "Black Crow (Stereo Demo)", "Deep Water (Alternate Version)" SIDE D: "Love Can Fall A Long Way Down (Alternate Mix)", "Jessica (Alternate Take)", "Bittersweet", "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", "Long Black Veil" "Confessions (Demo)"
The 50th Anniversary edition of Truth, on 180g transparent blue vinyl, with a gatefold jacket.
1. Shapes of Things 2. Let Me Love You 3. Morning Dew 4. You Shook Me 5. Ol' Man River 6. Greensleeves 7. Rock My Plimsoul 8. Beck's Bolero 9. Blues De Luxe 10. I Ain't Superstitious
New 2 x LP: $34.99 Buy
Dickey Betts may not have had the name but he was a co-founder and the ongoing heart and soul of the Allman Brothers. With the deaths of Duane and then Gregg, Dickey slipped into semi-retirement. This show was recorded in August, 1978 with his back-up band, Great Southern, at the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York City and simulcast on WLIR on Long Island. Dickey Betts and Great Southern riffed on some of the Allman Bros. best known hits: "Blue Sky", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Jessica", Statesboro Blues", "One Way Out", "Southbound" and other gems. Dickey is backed by Warren Haynes- guitar/vocals, Johnny Neel- keyboard/vocals, Matt Abts- percussion and Marty Privette- bass. Special appearances by Rick Derringer, Jack Bruce and Mick Taylor. It was just announced that Dickey was embarking on his first tour in some time, touring with his son Duane sharing lead guitar..
Disc 1: Blue Sky, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Duane's Tune, Jessica
Disc 2: Statesboro Blues, One Way Out, Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Coo, Spoonful, Southbound
The Clash's Mick Jones resurrected Big Audio Dynamite with a new lineup in the early 1990s, releasing The Globe, the band's best-selling album in America, in 1991. This five-track EP, available for the first time on vinyl, features performances from live dates in Chicago and New York, including a rendition of the band's #1 UK single, "Rush".
1. Kool-Aid 2. Can't Wait 3. Contact 4. Innocent Child 5. Rush
Recorded in Portland at the Lavender Compound in 2004 using castoff Casio keyboards and various kid's musical gear, Blitzen Trapper created this collection of quirky off-kilter kid's tunes, the subject matter ranging from bike riding, to a kid who has trouble spelling, to that special feeling you get when your folks have gotten you a new pair of shoes!
1. New Shoes 2. The Honeybear 3. Something In The Stars 4. I Got A Notion 5. Spelling Bee
This previously unreleased 3LP was recorded live at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July, 1978 by Tony Visconti. It was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux from 17th – 22nd January, 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter.
This black vinyl 45 rpm 12” single features the first appearance of the full length demo of ‘Let’s Dance’, previously released in an edited form through digital download and streaming services for David’s birthday on 8th January this year. The full length version clocks in at 7.34, compared the edit which is 5.19 in length. Both versions were mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in December of last year. The demo is backed by the live version of ‘Let’s Dance’, which was recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum in Vancouver on 12th September 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. This version can be seen on the Serious Moonlight concert film, and was also previously available on the reverse of the Australian David Bowie Is exhibition as an exclusive yellow vinyl 7” single. The sleeve of the 12” single is a colour variation of the original Let’s Dance single cover.
Brothers Osborne will release their sophomore album on April 20. This special Record Store Day version of the new album from the CMA and ACM Duo of the Year will be translucent Green and will include a FREE T-Shirt with purchase. Fans will receive a FREE t-shirt by going to a special website that has been set-up and putting their information in to receive the shirt. This shirt is Exclusive for Record Store Day only and will be available for a limited time (through 7/20/18).
Side A: 1 Slow Your Roll, 2 Shoot Me Straight, 3 I Don't Remember Me (Before You), 4 Weed, Whiskey And Willie, 5 Tequila Again
Side B: 1 A Couple Wrongs Makin' It Alright, 2 Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive), 3 Drank Like Hank, 4 A Little Bit Trouble. 5 While You Still Can