Top 10 picks for Record Store Day, Black Friday

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After recovering from Thanksgiving’s tryptophan overload,vinyl record lovers will want to indulge on the helping of sponsored releases that Record Store Day will be offering on Black Friday. Goldmine went through the RSD Black Friday list and checked off 10 recommendations for our readers. Here they are:

 

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Jimi Hendrix
“Burning Desire”
Format: 2 x LP
Label: LEGACY
Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release
More Info: Never before been issued on vinyl and has never been sold in stores even as a CD. The first 5,000 are numbered.

Track List: DISC 1 – LP – Side A “Izabella”, “Cherokee Mist/Astro Man”, “Cherokee Mist”, “Astro Man”, “Villanova Junction Blues
DISC 1 – LP – Side B “Ezy Ryder/MLK Jam (Captain Coconut)”, “Ezy Ryder”, “MLK Jam (aka Captain Coconut)”
DISC 2 – LP – Side A “Burning Desire”, “Stepping Stone/Villanova Junction Blues”, “Stepping Stone”, “Villanova Junction Blues”
DISC 2 – LP – Side B Record Plant 2x “Slow Time Blues 2. “Ezy Ryder/MLK (aka Captain Coconut)” 3. “Cherokee Mist/Astro Man” 4. “Record Plant 2X” 5. “Villanova Junction Blues” 6. “Burning Desire” 7. “Stepping Stone/Villanova Junction Blues” 8. “Slow Time Blues”

 

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B.B. King
“The Thrill Is Gone” EP
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Geffen Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: Tracks A1 and A2 are the original single versions released in 1970 on ABC Records; all subsequent uses of these tracks were the LP versions not these single edits. Track B1 was included on a UK-only compilation, “Live At The BBC,” issued in 2008, has not been issued in the U.S., and has never been available on vinyl. Track B2 was included in the 1992 box set release, “King Of The Blues,” which is now out of print; the performance has never been anywhere else including on vinyl. Limited to 3,000 copies.

Track List: A1 “The Thrill Is Gone” A2 “You’re Mean” B1 “The Thrill Is Gone (Live at the BBC, from Hammersmith Odeon, 1978)” B2 “Goin’ Down Slow (Live in Chicago, 1966)”

 

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The Kinks
“Dedicated Kinks”
Format: 7″ Vinyl
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: 7″ reissue of The Kinks 4th EP, originally released in July 1966. Has been long out of print. Limited to 3,350 copies.

Track List: 1. “Dedicated Followers Of Fashion” 2. “Till The End Of The Day” 3. “See My Friends” 4. “Set Me Free”

 

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Jerry Lee Lewis
“Jerry Lee Lewis”
Format: LP
Label: ORG Music
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: The self-titled debut album by American musician and rock and roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, released in 1958 on Sun Records. Produced by legends Jack Clement and Sam Phillips, the album features songs written by Lewis, his contemporaries at Sun Records (including Elvis), the traditional “When The Saints Go Marching In”, and Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya”. Out of press in the US for over 25 years, the album is now being pressed on 180gram color vinyl exclusively for Black Friday Record Store Day. Limited to only 1,800 copies.

Track List: A1 Don’t Be Cruel A2 Goodnight Irene A3 Put Me Down A4 It All Depends A5 Ubangi Stomp A6 Crazy Arms
B1 Jambalaya B2 Fools Like Me B3 High School Confidential B4 When The Saints Go Marching In B5 Matchbox B6 It’ll Be Me

 

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Paul McCartney
“Say Say Say”
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Concord/Hear Music
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: 2015 remix of the 1983 hit “Say Say Say” originally recorded with Michael Jackson fpr the album Pipes of Peace. Artwork features silver and black ink with a graphite finish. B-side is an instrumental version of the song. This remix is exclusive to this limited edition (3,500 copies).

Track List: “Say Say Say (2015 Remix)”/”Say Say Say (Instrumental)”

 

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Les Paul and Mary Ford
“Christmas Cheer”
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Capitol Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: A collection of six Christmas recordings, both vocal and instrumental. Two bonus recordings have been added to those of the original 45 release for this special exclusive. 1000 Red Vinyl, 1000 Green Vinyl. Limited to 2,000 copies.

Track List: “Jingle Bells”, “White Christmas”, “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town”, “Silent Night”, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Jingle Bells (Dingo-Dongo-Day)”

 

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Carl Perkins
“Dance Album of Carl Perkins”
Format: LP
Label: ORG Music
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: The Dance Album of Carl Perkins is as good as rock & roll gets, containing most of Perkins’ anthems: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Movie Magg,” “Gone, Gone, Gone,” “Honey Don’t,” “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby,” “Matchbox,” “Boppin’ the Blues,” and “All Mama’s Children.” These tracks provided some of the toughest, rawest rockabilly, powered by Perkins’ dynamic, gutsy guitar and earnest voice. Out of press for decades, it’s now been remastered and pressed on color vinyl exclusively for Black Friday Record Store Day. Limited to only 1,300 copies.

Track List: A1 Blue Suede Shoes A2 Movie Magg A3 Sure To Fall A4 Gone Gone Gone A5 Honey Don’t A6 Only You A7 All Mama’s Children
B1 Tennessee B2 Wrong Yo Yo B3 Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby B4 Matchbox B5 Your True Love B6 Boppin’ The Blues

 
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Elvis Presley
“If I Can Dream”
Format: 7″ Vinyl
Label: Legacy
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: Part of the ongoing ELVIS 80th Birthday Celebration, If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra focuses on the iconic artist’s unmistakable voice, emphasizing the pure power of The King of Rock and Roll. This limited edition 7” single features the title track, If I Can Dream, along with the previously unreleased B side Anything That’s Part of You. Limited to 4,800 copies.

Track List: Side A: “If I Can Dream” Side B: “Anything That’s Part of You”

 

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Stevie Ray Vaughan
“A Legend In The Making–Live at El Mocamba”
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Legacy
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: Available For The First Time on Vinyl, Live At The El Mocambo, The Complete Concert on 2 LPs. Pressed on Grey and White vinyl. Limited to 4,400 copies.

Track List: 1. Testify 2. So Excited 3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 4. Pride and Joy 5. Tell Me 6. Mary Had a Little Lamb 7. Texas Flood 8. Love Struck Baby 9. You’ll Be Mine 10. Hug You, Squeeze You 11. Little Wing / Third Stone from the Sun – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / Stevie Ray Vaughan 12. Lenny 13. Wham! 14. Rude Mood

 

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Frank Zappa
“Feeding The Monkies at Ma Maison”
Format: LP
Label: Zappa Records
Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release
More Info: “Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison” is a work originally intended for vinyl by Frank Zappa and realized on his Synclavier. (Consider FZ’s Grammy Awarding-winning “Jazz From Hell” as an introductory prequel, having been created earlier in the same year.) Cut directly from 1630 Digital Master by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2015. First time the three performance will appear on vinyl. Bright yellow vinyl.

Track List: “Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison”, “Buffalo Voice”, “Secular Humanism”

 

Honorable Mention:

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Queen
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Hollywood Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info: 12” black vinyl release celebrating the 40th Anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody” includes the original artwork and track listing.

Track List: “Bohemian Rhapsody”/”I’m In Love With My Car”

 

Download the PDF of the full Record Store Day Black Friday list

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