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Single-sided 12" EP featuring two new originals from RSD US Ambassadors Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, a reimagined version of "Tour of Duty" from the Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit album Here We Rest, and a cover of Richard Thompson's "Beeswing". Side B holds a stunning vinyl etching designed by Pearl Rachinsky-Moreland.

1. Old Habits (Amanda Shires)
2. Hired Gun (Jason Isbell)
3. Tour of Duty
4. Beeswing (Richard Thompson)

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Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires - The Sound Emporium EP [RSD 2023] []
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The Adicts came from Ipswich on the east coast of England, dressed in white in an amalgam of The Joker and Clockwork Orange imagery. They made a big impact in the UK, entering the national charts with their single on Sire Records - who insisted they change their name to ADX (or The Fun Adicts when on Children's TV!) With catchy, glam-punk singalong tunes and theatrical shows, The Adicts continue to grow their audience and regularly tour the USA, UK and Europe.

This limited edition yellow vinyl of The Adicts' fourth studio album is the first repressing since the 1980s, now with a new inner bag and previously unseen color photos.

Side One: Na Na Na Na, I Am Yours, Too Much Of A Good Thing, Sure Looks Pretty, Don’t Let Go, Put Yourself In My Hands.
Side Two: She’s A Rocker, Beauty Sleep, Change, Two Timing Me, Daggers, Going Home.

The Adicts - Fifth Overture [RSD 2023] []
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Recorded live at GRAMMY® winner Arooj Aftab’s triumphant sold-out headline show at London’s Barbican Centre on June 17, 2022. Available for the first time on vinyl, and pressed on opaque red vinyl. 

Led by Arooj Aftab (vocals), side A of the vinyl features Anoushka Shankar (sitar) accompanied by band members Darian Donovan Thomas (violin), Maeve Gilchrist (harp) and Petros Klampanis (bass) on two live tracks. Side B features the studio recordings of “Udhero Na (ft. Anoushka Shankar)” and Arooj’s GRAMMY® Award-winning hit “Mohabbat” from Vulture Prince.

“This show in London was hands down one of our best of the year… the audience was large in number, wild with excitement and exclaim, diverse as could be, appropriately hushed and moved, rowdy and laughing… all the things we love Vulture Prince to be,” Arooj said, describing the performance. “Performing with Anoushka was an incredible honor, and at times, I was close to tears to be witnessing it happen at all! A night for the books for sure.”



SIDE A:
Udhero Na ft. Asnoushka Shankar (Live at the Barbican)
SIDE B:
Aey Na Balam (Live at The Barbican)

Arooj Aftab - Live in London [RSD 2023] []
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A single LP collection of the b-sides and rarities featured alongside the singles from Tori's seminal release (and solo debut), Little Earthquakes. This is the first time these songs have been collected on a single release.

Side One
1. UPSIDE DOWN [4:22]
2. THOUGHTS [2:43]
3. SONG FOR ERIC [1:52]
4. THE POOL [2:49]
5. HUMPTY DUMPTY [2:51]
6. FLYING DUTCHMAN [6:30]

Side Two
1. TAKE TO THE SKY [4:18]
2. SWEET DREAMS [3:26]
3. MARY [4:25]
4. SUGAR [4:25]
5. ODE TO THE BANANA KING (PART ONE) [4:08]

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes - The B-Sides [RSD 2023] []
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New studio album recorded in France with French duo Staplin and featuring drummer Toby Dammit (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Residents, Iggy Pop). Some songs are in French and some are in English and some are in both languages.

1. Ton Rayon Vert
2. Alfie Solomons" Hush
3. Les Fleurs Invisibles
4. Palomino Rich Man
5. Ombres
6. Parti Avec Le Soleil
7. Lay Down Snow White
8. Villain's Whisper
9. Get Wild Elevator Man
10. L'Horizon
11. Natalie
Underneath The Wind
13. Guy B.

April March - April March Meets Staplin [RSD 2023] []
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Out of the market for twelve years and re-issued as a double LP on white splatter vinyl. The sixth studio album by Groove Armada, it combines the more mainstream sound of its predecessors, with vocal collaborations from Bryan Ferry, Fenech-Soler, Jess Larrabee, Nick Littlemore, Saint Saviour and Will Young. The album received a nomination for the 53rd Grammy Awards in the category of Best Electronic/Dance Album.

A1. Look Me In The Eyes Sister feat Saint Saviour
A2. Fall Silent feat Jessica Larrabee
A3. Just For Tonight feat Saint Saviour

B1. Not Forgotten feat
B2. I Won’t Kneel feat Saint Saviour

C1. Cards To Your Heart feat
C2. Paper Romance feat Saint Saviour & Fenech Solor
C3. Warsaw

D1. Shameless feat Bryan Ferry
D2. Time And Space feat Saint Saviour
D3. History feat Will Young

Groove Armada - Black Light [RSD 2023] []
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Demon Records are delighted to announce the release of Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982 for Record Store Day 2023, released with full co-operation of the band. Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982 is an in-concert album that highlights the group at the summit of their powers – high speed funk, to-die for pop and sweet melodies against the backdrop of Haircutmania. No overdubs and the high-octane energy of youth. The group moved from being London underground darlings to chart sensations in less than six months, and within a year had disappeared into pop’s ether, leaving behind one memorable album and four Top 10 UK singles, but many have said that the real way to experience the power of the Haircuts was to see them play live.

Pressed on zinging translucent red vinyl, Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982 is an absolute must for all fans of frenetic funky fabulous melodic pop. This recently unearthed recording was part of the acclaimed Pelican West 40 CD set.

It includes their cover version of set opener Low Rider by War, where the group all appeared on stage one-by-one. Inner bag contains snapshots taken at the Hammersmith gig and after show on 1 April 1982 from guitarist Graham Jones’ personal archive. Mastered by Phil Kinrade at AIR Mastering.


SIDE A
1. LOW RIDER
2. BAKED BEANS
3. FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL)
4. CALLING CAPTAIN AUTUMN
5. MILK FILM
6. SNOW GIRL

SIDE B
1. LEMON FIREBRIGADE
2. FANTASTIC DAY
3. LOVE’S GOT ME IN TRIANGLES
4. LOVE PLUS ONE
5. KINGSIZE (YOU’RE MY LITTLE STEAM WHISTLE)

Haircut 100 - Live in Hammersmith 1983 [RSD 2023] []
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You're My Favorite Song/Bottle Up My Tears/Lay Your Heart On Mine/How's Everything/Please Please Me/Just A Breath Away/Rainy Day Games/His Way Alone/24-Hour Woman/Sexy Movies/Under The Influence Of Love/Close Enough For Me/Mama Tried

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Victoria Hallman - From Bakersfield to Birmingham [RSD 2023] []
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A one man band born in the mid 70’s in Detroit, MI, The Happy Dragon Band is the brain child of Thomas Court. A studio wiz, synth pioneer and electronic music professor. After releasing one private press LP he went on to other pursuits and the obligatory obscurity followed. This is truly a one of a kind mashup of early analog synths, Floydian psych ballads, and even some proto new wave and reggae. The record will be getting its first ever reissue and wide release for Record Store Day 2023, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.

A1 3-D, Free
A2 Positive People
A3 In Flight
A4 Long Time
A5 Bowling Pin Intro
A6 Lyrics Of Love
B1 Disco American
B2 Inside The Pyramid
B3 Astro Phunk
B4 3-D, Free (Electronic)
B5 Re-Re Love (Bonus Track)
B6 Fanty (Bonus Track)

The Happy Dragon Band - The Happy Dragon Band [RSD 2023] []
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With his 1981 solo debut album The Red and the Black, Jerry Harrison proves his formidable talent as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Dense, abrasive and focused, The Red and the Black’s complex and funky musical style was ahead of its time. Harrison's observations throughout the album on the modern condition ring all the more true in our digital age. This limited edition 2LP edition features the 1981 album recut from the original tapes plus a bonus LP of previously unreleased outtakes and alternate mixes.

A1. THINGS FALL APART
A2. SLINK
A3. THE NEW ADVENTURE
A4. MAGIC HYMIE

B1. FAST KARMA/NO QUESTIONS [
B2. WORLDS IN COLLISON [
B3. THE RED NIGHTS
B4. NO MORE RERUNS
B5. NO WARNING, NO ALARM

C1. THINGS FALL APART (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
C2. SLINK (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
C3. FAST KARMA/NO QUESTIONS (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)

D1. MAGIC HYMIE (INSTRUMENTAL MIX) [
D2. NO MORE RERUNS (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
D3. WORLDS IN COLLISON (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
D4. THE RED NIGHTS (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)

Jerry Harrison - The Red and The Black [RSD 2023] []
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In September 1977 Hawkwind undertook a UK tour to promote the album Quark, Strangeness & Charm. The shows were some of the finest of this era of the band, featuring Robert Calvert as a dynamic frontman. This release, available first at record stores as part of Record Store Day, features all previously unreleased recordings, newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes and pressed on clear vinyl. Mixed from the original 8-track master tapes by Ben Wiseman with Mark Powell at roadlake Studios, Hertfordshire in July 2022.

Side One:
Fairfield Hall, Croydon 25th September 1977

1. Brainstorm
2. High Rise
3. Robot

Side Two:
Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich – 27th September 1977

1. Spirit of the Age
2. Sonic Attack
3. Damnation Alley
4. Uncle Sam’s on Mars

Hawkwind - The Iron Dream - Live 1977 [RSD 2023] []
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Beauty Pill’s ambitious double album Describes Things As They Are was originally released in 2015 to rave reviews. NPR Music, Rolling Stone and Magnet Magazine all named it as one of the best albums of the year, the latter linking the album to “both Revolver and Stankonia….” The album’s status has only grown as TIME Magazine recently listed it as one of the ten best albums of that decade.

It’s finally being reissued in a beautiful deluxe double vinyl package that includes unreleased material and an amazing remaster by Amy Dragon. The Coke Bottle Clear vinyl edition can be found only at record stores starting on Record Store Day 2023.

1. Drapetomania!
2. Afrikaner Barista
3. Ann The Word
4. Steven & Tiwonge
5. Ain't A Jury In The World Gon' Convict You, Baby
6. Exit Without Saving
7. The Prize
8. Dog With Rabbit In Mouth, Unharmed
9. For Pretend
10. When Cornered
11. Near Miss Stories
12. Ann The Word

Beauty Pill - Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are [RSD 2023] []
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Prefab Sprout announce the RSD exclusive vinyl release of Steve McQueen Acoustic. In the summer of 2006, founder Paddy McAloon recorded new versions of tracks from Prefab Sprout’s critically acclaimed album 1985 album Steve McQueen (released in the US as Two Wheels Good) - rebuilding them from scratch with acoustic guitars, sequencers and samples, with producer Calum Malcolm. Always looking to move forward and reimagine work, Paddy said of the release: “like many people, I’m always curious to hear another take on a song.”

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Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen [RSD 2023] []
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A newly remastered version of Suzi’s second album, taken from the recently released 8CD Box ‘The Rock Box’. This edition features the original album on LP1, but with a bonus vinyl of non-album singles, b-sides and outtakes.  Includes the worldwide hits: The Wild One and Devil Gate Drive.  

Side 1 -  The Wild One / Keep A-Knockin’ / Too Big /  Klondyke Kate / Savage Silk / Move It. Side 2 – Hit The Road Jack / Trouble / Cat Size / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Friday. Side 3 (Bonus Disc) – Devil Gate Drive [Single] / In The Morning [B-Side] / I Wanna Be Free [B-Side] / The Wild One [Single] / Shake My Sugar [B-Side]. Side 4 (Bonus Disc) – Angel Flight [non-album] / The Wild One [Dry Mix]

Suzi Quatro - Quatro [RSD 2023] []
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In 1984, Robert Diggs, now known as RZA, formed a rap group with his cousins Russell Jones and Gary Grice which they called “All In Together Now”.  Diggs and Grice then signed with Jamaica Records for management purposes and Jamaica convinced Tommy Boy Records to sign Diggs as a solo artist under the name Prince Rakeem in 1989.  “Ooh I Love You Rakeem” was released as a single but Diggs was subsequently dropped by Tommy Boy Records, and later went on to form the Wu Tang Clan. This remastered, colored, single contains the track title, “Sexcapades” & “Deadly Venoms” and was initially released in 1991.

A1. Ooh I Love You Rakeem (Baggin' Ladies Mix)
A2. Ooh I Love You Rakeem (Baggin' Ladies Instrumental)
A3. Deadly Venoms (Vocals Up)
A4. Sexcapades (DMD Mix)
B1. Sexcapades (Wutang Mix)
B2. Sexcapades (DMD Radio Mix)
B3. Sexcapades (DMD Instrumental)
B4. Sexcapades (Wutang Instrumental Mix)

Prince Rakeem - Ooh I Love You Rakeem/Sexcapades [RSD 2023] []
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Original mixes by album producer Graham Gouldman and 3 additional songs from the sessions not included on the original album. Featuring alternative artwork found in the Warner Library.

Side 1

1. WE WANT THE AIRWAVES
2. ALL’S QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT
3. THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY
. DON’T GO
. YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK
6. IT’S NOT MY PLACE (IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD)
7. I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND

Side 2
1. SHE’S A SENSATION
2. 7-11
3. YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME
. SLEEPING TROUBLES
5. THIS BUSINESS IS KILLING ME
6. SITTING IN MY ROOM
7. TOURING

Ramones - Pleasant Dreams (The New York Mixes)  [RSD 2023] []
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In 1992, The Residents pondered their 20th Anniversary. A best-of collection had been proposed, and the group gathered together to draw up a potential tracklist. All was well until one of the Eyeballed Entities, unconsciously expressing something none of them had been able to verbalize, threw up on that tracklist.

Once the dust had settled, somewhere in there, amongst the resulting soggy mess of vomit, paper and ink, The Residents noticed the proposed best-of song titles had congealed into a collage of new, never before heard tunes. 'Kick A Cat' and 'Picnic In The Jungle' had become 'Kick A Picnic', whilst 'Amber' and 'Six Things To A Cycle' had become 'Six Amber Things'. You get the idea.

This was it! Inspired by the rather repulsive mess that sat before them, the group chose to take the entire episode as a sign and began recording collages of select tracks from their back catalogue as instructed by those soggy scraps. What better way to celebrate twenty long dreary years of obscure stardom and sacrifice a few of their own sacred cows at the same time?!

Never before released on vinyl, and with their 50th Anniversary in mind in 2023, The Residents now present 'Our Finest Flowers' for your consideration again. The classic 1992 20th Anniversary album, which saw The Residents rework lyrics, melodies and themes from their entire back catalog into an album of new tracks, on vinyl for the first time. Includes an insightful new essay by JIM KNIPFEL. Celebrating twenty long dreary years of obscure stardom...

SIDE A
1 Gone Again
2 The Sour Song
3 Six Amber Things
4 Mr. Lonely
5 Perfect Goat
6 Blue Tongues
7 Jungle Bunny
8 I'm Dreaming Of A White Sailor

SIDE B:
1 Or Maybe A Marine
2 Kick A Picnic
3 Dead Wood
4 Baby Sister
5 Forty-Four No More
6 He Also Serves
7 Ship Of Fools
8 Be Kind To U-WEB Footed Friends

The Residents - Our Finest Flowers [RSD 2023] []
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In short order, the young Nashville band has risen from humble beginnings playing the Nashville house party scene and DIY art gatherings to performing at festivals like Bonnaroo and Forecastle and sharing bills with the likes of Rostam and Cold War Kids.

With ‘Wait,’ Arlie make good on the potential exhibited on their early singles. Lead single “barcelona boots” is a swirl of washed-out synths and Banks’ yearning falsetto, while “too long” is a sighing ballad underpinned with psychedelic atmospherics. On the EP's closer -- the tropical, hazy “tossing and turning” -- Arlie turns a self-deprecating eye on a superficial generation so fixated on projecting a lifestyle that they miss out on living the actual life.

1. big fat mouth  2. barcelona boots  3. too long 4. water damage 5. didya think 6. tossing and turning 

Arlie - Wait [RSD 2023] []
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Ghosts of Princes in Towers is the only studio album by British band Rich Kids, founded in 1977 by Glen Matlock (ex Sex Pistols) and Midge Ure (Ultravox) and Rusty Egan released in August 1978 and produced by ex-Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson.

Exclusive for RSD 2023, the original album will be newly remastered. Release overseen by Rich Kids’ Rusty Egan.

Side 1
1. Strange One [4:26]
2. Hung On You [3:01]
3. Ghosts Of Princes In Towers [3.37]
4. Cheap Emotions [4.08]
5. Marching Men [3.51]

Side 2
2. Young Girls [2.53]
3. Bullet Proof Lover [3.13]
4. Rich Kids [2.57]
5. Lover And Fools [2.36]
6. Burning Sounds [3.40]

Rich Kids - Ghosts of Princes in Towers [RSD 2023] []
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The Rockfords could be called a Seattle supergroup, but the band was actually a reunion; Chris Friel and Danny Newcomb of the band Goodness and Rick Friel of Jody Watts were in a band called Shadow with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam during the mid-'80s; in the late '90s they re-formed and added Goodness vocalist Carrie Akre under the name The Rockfords (named after McCready's favorite TV show The Rockford Files). Together, they released one self-titled album for Epic in 2000 that featured production by John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) and a vocal turn by Nancy Wilson of Heart on the song "Riverwide;" the record was critically acclaimed but the band went back to their "day jobs" before recording a self-released EP, Waiting, also produced by Goodmanson and released in 2004. Real Gone Music's 2-LP release (in cherry wax) features both the self-titled LP and the EP, both never before on vinyl, in a sweet gatefold package. Limited to 2500 copies!

Adelaide; Flashes; Silver Lining; This Life; Distress; Coat of Arms; Spiral; Something True; Riverwide; Sureshot; Windows; Island; Waiting; Everything; So Young; Call My Name

The Rockfords - The Rockfords [RSD 2023] []
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In 1968 The Rolling Stones returned to their blues roots on Beggars Banquet, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly “Prodigal Son” and “No Expectations.” Basic rock n’ roll is not forgotten with “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy For The Devil.” The lyrical bite of the material ensured the album’s place as one of the top blues-based records of all time.

Exclusive to Record Store Day 2023, this LP is pressed on grey, blue, black and white swirl vinyl as an ode to the lyric “a swirling mass of grey, blue, black and white,” from “Salt Of The Earth,” as performed in The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus. Featuring the original album artwork and an original window display poster.

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet [RSD 2023] []
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The first authorized concert album from the 1980s San Francisco new wave /post-punk band, captured during the months when the band was recording its debut album, It's a Condition. The 11-song set features most of those album tracks as well as the later B-side, "Guards," and two previously unreleased songs, "Fine Line Number" and "Double Shot." This crucial document provides a snapshot of the band that would soon win notoriety with the MTV hits "Never Say Never" and "A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)."

The performance was not previously available and makes its debut on this vinyl release pressed on Galaxy Blue vinyl, coming first to record stores as part of Record Store Day.

Side A: 1) Guards 2) Nothing for Me 3) Confrontation 4) Fine Line Number 5) Charred Remains 6) Drop Your Eyes
Side B: 1) Love Is an Illness 2) White Sweater 3) Talk Dirty to Me 4) Fear to Fear 5) Double Shot

Romeo Void - Live From The Mabuhay Gardens November 14, 1980 [RSD 2023] []
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50th anniversary edition of Todd Rundgren's acclaimed follow up to the popular Something/Anything?,. this album presents Todd at his most experimental and has become one of his most influential records. Pressed on 140g multi-colored cloudy Psychedelic effect vinyl for Record Store Day 2023.

Side 1
1. INTERNATIONAL FEEL [2:53]
2. NEVER, NEVER LAND [1:25]
3. TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF [1:15]
4. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD [1:07]
5. ROCK AND ROLL PUSSY [1:10]
6. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE [1:10]
7. YOU DON’T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND [1:05]
8. FLAMINGO [2:35]
9. ZEN ARCHER [5:25]
10. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD/DA do DALI [2:25]
11. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. [4:01]
12. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE [1:46]

Side 2
1. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL [4:15]
2. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU? [1:31]
3. MEDLEY: [10:34]
I’M SO PROUD
(Mayfield) [2:46]
OOH BABY BABY
(Robinson/Cleveland/Benson) [2:56]
LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
(Hart/Bell) [2:17]
COOL JERK
(Storball) [2:33]
4. HUNGRY FOR LOVE [2:18]
5. I DON’T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN [1:56]
6. IS IT MY NAME? [3:50]
7. JUST ONE VICTORY [4:59]

Todd Rundgren - A Wizard / A True Star [RSD 2023] []
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Bish at the Bank: Live in Baltimore is an official, previously unissued set of recordings by one of the unsung heroes of bepop jazz piano, Walter Bishop Jr., featuring a swinging trio with Harold Vick on saxophone, Lou McIntosh on bass and Dick Berk on drums. This hand-numbered (limited edition worldwide of 3000), double LP set was transferred from the original tape reels and is pressed on 180g vinyl and boasts 100 minutes of music, The gatefold sleeve includes an extensive booklet with essays by esteemed jazz journalist Ted Panken and jazz video journalist and friend of Bishop's, Bret Primack, rare photos by Don Schlitten, Raymod Ross and Jan Persson, and poetry pieces written by Bishop. The set is produced by label owner/musician Cory Weeds and "Jazz Detective" producer Zev Feldman.

The double LP set consists of two shows recorded in Baltimore, Maryland, LP 1 recorded at The Madison Club on August 28, 1966 and LP 2 at The Famous Ballroom on February 26, 1967.

Harlem-born Bishop began his performing and recording career as part of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers on his debut Blue Note album in 1948. His bebop style continued on with gigs and recordings with Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Heath, Milt Jackson, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Oscar Pettiford, Wynton Kelly and many others. In the 1960s he fronted a trio with Jimmy Garrison and G.T. Hogan. He recorded for various independent labels including Jazztime, Black Jazz and Muse Records.

The 8-track set cooks with two Miles Davis compositions along with standards such as “Willow Weep for Me,” Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Quiet Nights” and Henry Mancini’s “The Days of Wine and Roses."

Side A (25:10)
1) My Secret Love (12:47)
2) Blues (12:23)

Side B (24:39)
1) Days of Wine & Rose (14:55)
2) Quiet Nights (10:10)

Side C (25:06)
1) If I Were A Bell (11:00)
2) So What (13:45)

Side D (24:54)
1) Willow Weep For Me (11:46)
2) Pfrancing (No Blues) (13:02)

Walter Bishop, Jr. - Bish at the Bank: Live in Baltimore [RSD 2023] []
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For RSD 2023 Bobby Digital’s origin story is revisited on an exclusive colored vinyl offering.

In November of 1998, Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA unleashed his first solo record, and his memorable alter-ego, Bobby Digital. Bobby Digital In Stereo is essentially a soundtrack. A soundtrack to a Blaxploitation/martial arts film that never was - at least outside of the imagination of the artist and the listener - as RZA channels the martial arts superhero (or perhaps anti-hero) inspirations of his youth into his Bobby Digital persona.

The recording follows a loose storyline of RZA’s endeavors as Bobby Digital - out to enlighten the people of the projects to the poisons of the hood that surrounded them every day. Production-wise, the release features a different approach from RZA’s work with Wu-Tang – a layered experimental keyboard driven sound instead of dusted sample-heavy beats – a technique RZA called the “Digital Orchestra.”

Bobby Digital In Stereo rode to #16 on the Billboard top 200 – peaked at #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop albums chart – and went on to RIAA Gold status. Bobby Digital In Stereo is now regarded by manyas the best of RZA’s Bobby Digital projects.

A Side
A1. Intro
A2. B.O.B.B.Y.
A3. Unspoken Word
A4. Slow Grind African
A5. Airwaves
A6. Love Jones

B Side
B1. N.Y.C. Everything (feat. Method Man)
B2. Mantis
B3. Slow Grind French
B4. Holocaust (Silk Worm)
B5. Terrorist

C Side
C1. Bobby Did It (Spanish Fly)
C2. Hand Writing On The Wall
C3. Kiss Of A Black Widow
C4. Slow Grind Italian
C5. My Lovin' Is Digi

D Side
D1. Domestic Violence
D2. Project Talk
D3. Lab Drunk
D4. Fuck What You Think
D5. Daily Routine

RZA as Bobby Digital - Bobby Digital In Stereo [RSD 2023] []
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Queen Talk: Live at the Left Bank is an official, never-before-released concert recording from one of the greatest female jazz organists of all-time, Shirley Scott, featuring a powerhouse trio with George Coleman on tenor saxophone and Bobby Durham on drums, plus special guest vocalist Ernie Andrews on three tracks. This hand-numbered, limited edition (3000 worldwide), double LP set was transferred from the original tape reels and is pressed on 180g vinyl. It features 100 minutes of music and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an extensive booklet with liner notes by acclaimed music writer A. Scott Galloway, rare photos by Don Schlitten and Raymond Ross, and memorabilia from the Left Bank archives plus interviews with jazz organ icon Joey DeFrancesco, former Shirley Scott bandmate, saxophonist Tim Warfield, and pianist Monty reminiscing about drummer Bobby Durham. The set is co-produced by label owner/musician Cory Weeds and renowned archival recording producer Zev Feldman.

The show was recorded at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore Maryland on August 20, 1972 and hasn't ever been previously available. Philadelphia-born Scott rose to fame in the late 1950s playing the Hammond B-3 organ influenced by blues and gospel evolving into '60s soul jazz. She recorded numerous albums for Prestige, Impulse!, Atlantic, Cadet and Candid performing with countless jazz legends including Stanley Turrentine, Oliver Nelson, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Clark Terry and Kenny Burrell.

The 10-track set cooks on songs of the day like "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," and "Never Can Say Goodbye," along with standards such as "Smile," "Witchcraft" and John Coltrane's "Impressions."


Side A (23:23)
1) Impressions
2) Never Can Say Goodbye

Side B (24:39)
1) Like Someone In Love
2) Witchcraft

Side C (25:06)
1) Blues By Five (6:36)
2) By The Time I Get To Phoenix (9:08)
3) Smile (9:22)

Side D (24:54)
1) You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (8:12)
2) Girl Talk (8:38)
3) Blues (Unknown) (8:08)

Shirley Scott - Queen Talk: Live at The Left Bank [RSD 2023] []
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Making its vinyl debut and taken from the recently released CD deluxe edition of the band’s second album Celebrate The Bullet.The 2 Tone band captured here supporting Elvis Costello & The Attractions at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in December 1980.  It features the band’s well known hits: On My Radio, Missing Words and Too Much Pressure.

1. Out On The Streets. 1. Danger. 3. Deepwater. 4. Missing Words. 5. Washed Up & Left For Dead. 6. On My Radio. 7. Celebrate The Bullet. 8. Selling Out Your Future. 9. Street Feeling. 10. They Make Me Mad. 11. Bristol & Miami. 12. Facing Situations. 13. Bombscare. 14. Too Much Pressure

The Selecter - Live at the NEC 1980 [RSD 2023] []
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FRENCH IMPORT (One Time Pressing, Jazz avant-garde Collector's item) - 1975 Iconic, Very Rare Live Recording from The Massy in France. Archie "Vernon" Shepp American is a tenor saxophonist, composer, dramatist, teacher, and pioneer of the free jazz movement,  known not only for his creative improvisation and colorful sound but also for his Afrocentric approach to music. The National Endowment for the Arts named Shepp a Jazz Master in 2016. This double LP set, has deluxe packaging that will include an OBI strip, gatefold album jacket with two pockets, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and specialty color vinyl.  1st Opaque Pink & 2nd Opaque White Color Vinyl

BLUES FOR DON'L DUCK | BLUES FOR DON'L DUCK(SUITE ET FIN) | U-JAAMA (UNITE) | HIPNOSIS | AFRICAN DRUM SUITE | 524 Street Theme

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Recorded in the lead-up to Amanda Shires 2022 album, Take It Like A Man, Live At Columbia Studio A features 4 tracks recorded at the legendary Nashville studio. Featuring guest appearances by Jason Isbell and Maren Morris, this single-sided 12” EP includes a B-side etching and fold-out poster. 

1. Take It Like A Man
2. Empty Cups
3. Hawk For A Dove
4. Lonely At Night

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Since the film was set largely abroad, the soundtrack to Ocean’s Twelve lacked some of the old-school Vegas vibe that made its predecessor such a hoot, but that meant more David Holmes, which is always a good thing (and Holmes won a BMI Award for his score just like he did for Ocean’s Eleven). Indeed, the abstract, electronica-cum-brass soundscapes created by Holmes went perfectly with the convoluted script; at least the audience could embrace the atmospheric groove even if they couldn’t figure out the latest plot twist! And the soundtrack also boasted some well-chosen contributions from international composers, including the great Piero Umiliani.

For its first-ever vinyl release, this fantastic score gets a 2-LP release in gold “Faberge Egg” vinyl housed inside a gatefold jacket featuring production stills. Limited to 2000 copies, exclusive for Record Store Day!


A1. L’Appuntamento – Ornella Vanoni
A2. $165 Million + Interest (Into) The Round-Up – David Holmes
A3. L.S.D. Partie – Roland Vincent

B1. Lifting the Building – David Holmes
B2. 10:35 I Turn Off Camera 3 – David Holmes
B3. Crepuscolo Sul Mare – Piero Umiliani
B4. What R We Stealing – David Holmes
B5. Faust 72 – Dynastie Crisis

C1. Stealing the Stock (Into) Le Renard De Nuit – David Holmes
C2. 7/29/04 The Day Of – David Holmes
C3. Lazy (Album Version) – Yellowhammer
C4. Explosive Corrosive Joseph – John Schroeder

D1. Yen on a Carousel – David Holmes
D2. The Real Story – David Holmes
D3. Ascension to Virginity – Dave Grusin
D4. Untitled – David Holmes

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40th anniversary of influential mini-album The Reptile House EP. Out of print on vinyl since 1983, and now on smoky vinyl with a poster insert. Features the original line-up of Andrew Eldritch (vocals), Craig Adams (bass), Gary Marx (guitar), Ben Gunn (guitar) and Doktor Avalanche (drums). 

Side One
1. Kiss The Carpet [5:55]
2. Lights [5:51]

Side Two
1. Valentine [4:44]
2. Fix [3:42]
3. Burn [4:50]
4. Kiss The Carpet (Reprise) [0:36]

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In the early 2000s, Slum Village was riding high on the success of their Fantastic and Fantastic Vol. 2 releases and upped the ante with the release of Trinity (Past, Present And Future). Despite Jay Dee starting to pursue solo efforts, the production team assembled for Trinity kept the Slum vibe found on the Fantastic albums. Producers on the release include Hi-Tek, Waajeed, Scott Storch, Karriem Riggins, T3, Black Milk, Young R.J., Shelton "Ess" Rivers with a significant contribution from Jay Dee himself.

Unavailable on vinyl since the mid-2000s, Ne’Astra Music Group revisits this too oft overlooked chapter of Slum Village’s history with this double LP Record Store Day 2023 release in a special colored vinyl pressing: one LP Canary Yellow and the other Tangerine.

A Side
1. Intro 1
2. Intro 2
3. Insane
4. What Is This
5. Tainted (Feat. Dwele)
6. La La

B Side
1. All-Ta-Ment
2. Disco
3. Trinity (Interlude)
4. One
5. Hoes

C Side
1. Star (Interlude) (Feat. T. Banks)
2. Star (Feat. Dwele)
3. Slumber
4. Let's
5. S.O.U.L.
6. 80s Skit

D Side
1. Unisex
2. Love U Hate
3. Get Live
4. Harmony
5. Who Are We (Interlude)
6. Fall In Love

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Soul Jazz Records’ 200% Dynamite! set the benchmark for reggae meets funk compilations that has never been bettered. Out of print for over 15 years this new 2023 edition contains new tracks and is being released in a one-off limited-edition heavyweight red/blue vinyl pressing with a download code, exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.

Jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossed-over to become dancefloor hits such as Tenor Saw’s sound boy anthem ‘Ring the Alarm,’ K.C. White’s classic cut of the seminal ‘No, No, No’ and Augustus Pablo’s ‘Rockers Rock’, 200% Dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul. Carrying on perfectly from 100% Dynamite, this second compilation continues to trace the history of Jamaican reggae and the influence of American styles such as funk and jazz had on this music.

Featured here are serious funk and rocksteady tunes from the likes of The Skatalites and Johnny Osbourne through to Jamaican jazz from masters such as Tommy McCook and Byron Lee, as well as some serious dub from the likes of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and Jackie Mittoo. New bonus tracks on this new 2023 edition include seminal dancehall party cuts Sister Nancy’s ‘One Two’ and Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote’, alongside classic soul to reggae covers including cuts of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Women of the Ghetto’ and Odyssey’s ‘Don’t Tell Me Tell Her’.

“Once again, Soul Jazz goes digging through the reggae vaults and produces another sterling compilation. If you’re looking for a primer on the music of the island, you could do worse than buying every one of the records in this superb compilation series.” --All Music


A1. Augustus Pablo - Rockers Rock (2.48)
A2. K.C. White - No No No (3.27)
A3. Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm (3.12)
A4. Johnny Organ - Bewitched (1.55)

B1. Pinchers - Agony (3.34)
B2. The Abyssinians - Mandela (3.46)
B3. Sister Nancy - One, Two (3.37)

C1. King Tubby Meets Tommy McCook and The Aggrovators - King Tubby Dub (3.08)
C2. Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote (4.07)
C3. Johnny Osbourne - Ready Or Not (3.22)
C4. Jackie Mittoo - Earthquake (3.26)

D1. Sandra Reid - Don't Tell Me Tell Her (5.58)
D2. The Skatalites Meet King Tubby - Herb Man Dub (3.20)
D3. Kim Harriott - Woman Of The Ghetto (5.04)

Soul Jazz Records Presents - 200% DYNAMITE! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk & Dub in Jamaica [RSD 2023] []
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Shamballa is the 1993 collaboration from jazz drummer William Hooker, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and composer Elliott Sharp. The release features Hooker performing duets with each musician. Hooker and Moore’s performance is littered with bursts of feedback and distortion, while the collaboration with Sharp is characterized by a more electronic sound, building a sense of technology. The pieces will be released on vinyl for the first time as a double LP for Record Store Day 2023, limited to 1,500 copies.

The Work - Shamballa - Side 1 "First Meeting"
Sirius Part 1 - Wheels
Sirius Part 2 - Wings
The Work - Shamballa - Side 2 "Continuous - Time ... Consciousness."
The Hat... And Its Train

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Soul Jazz Records’ new Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul: Gospel, Funk and Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 is a one-off limited-edition heavyweight red vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.

The album draws upon the extensive links between Black American Gospel music and Soul music, showing how the sensibilities of gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Andraé Crouch and others crossed over into secular soul music during this period.
Many of the most successful soul artists – from Aretha Franklin to Al Green, The Staples Singers to Sam Cooke – all drew upon their upbringing in the church for their musical inspiration. This album discusses how important the links between the Black church and Soul music were in creating Soul, and spotlights some of the many important (and also little-known) Gospel artists who walked this line between sacred music and soul, funk and disco in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul shows how sacred Gospel music was at home with Stevie Wonder and Blaxploitation-style funk and produced music celebrated both in New York’s underground discos (The Paradise Garage, Studio 54, etc) and later sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige.


A1. Andraé Crouch & The Disciples - Satisfied (3.07)
A2. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Children Of America (4.19)
A3. The Meditation Singers - Trouble's Brewin' (5.01)

B1. The Clark Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine (5.49)
B2. Dorothy Norwood - Let Your Feet Down Easy (2.42)
B3. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Is Coming (3.50)
B4. Swan Silvertones - If You Believe Your God Is Dead (3.11)

C1. The Alvin Darling Ensemble - Is There Anybody Here? (3.24)
C2. Roscoe Robinson - There's A Creator (3.10)
C3. Destiny - Nothing Can Stop Me Now (2.57)
C4. The Meditation Singers - Good Old Gospel Music (4.32)
C5. Keith Barrow - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (3.07)

D1. Roscoe Robinson - Elijah (2.33)
D2. Dyson's Faces - Till I've Got This Feelin' Of Love (3.45)
D3. The Violinaires - The Upper Way (3.24)
D4. Leomia Boyd and The Gospel Music Makers - Higher In Jesus' Love (2.53)
D5. Keith Barrow - The Right Road Now (3.06)

Soul Jazz Records Presents - Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul – A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83 [RSD 2023] []
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