Record Store Day Drops 2020 - Aug 29

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RSD 'First' Aug


Eleven previously unissued demos and alternate tracks from 1971-1976, including the long-rumoured 13 minute acoustic jam “Jameroony”.
Liner notes by the band’s Gerry Beckley.

SIDE A
1. Cornwall Blank (Demo #2), 2. Jameroony (Acoustic Jam), 3. Mandy (Demo)

SIDE B
1. What Does It Matter (Demo), 2. You (Vocals/Strings Excerpt), 3. Mad Dog (Demo/Track Mix With Backing Vocals), 4. Simple Life (Alternate Mix), 5. Lovely Night (Demo), 6. Today’s The Day (Alternate Mix), 7. Amber Cascades (Acoustic Mix/Take 3), 8. Letter (Alternate Mix)

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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 'First' Aug


Buju Banton revolutionized dancehall reggae in the ‘90s by employing live instumentation and bringing the social consciousness of classic roots reggae. This Record Store Day exclusive 10" single includes his hits "Trust" and "Steppa" along with a cappella and instrumental versions of both.

SIDE A –1. Trust 2. Trust (A Cappella) 3. Trust (Instrumental)
SIDE B – 1. Steppa 2. Steppa (A Cappella) 3. Steppa (Instrumental)

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Altoist Marion Brown is perhaps best known for performances on albums by his contemporaries, such as Coltrane's Ascension, but Brown stands on his own as one of the most creative and important forces to come out of the 1960s avant-garde jazz movement. Porto Novo is widely regarded as one of Brown's best recordings, captured during a 1967 session in Holland at the peak of his creative powers, accompanied by bassist Maarten van Regteben Altena and drummer Han Bennink. Previously out of print for decades, the recording has now been remastered for a long-overdue reissue on audiophile-grade vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.

A1 “Similar Limits” A2 “Sound Structure” A3 “Improvisation”
B1 “QBIC” B2 “Porto Novo”

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on October 17, 1971, Actions features a truly mind-bending confluence of musicians of the avant-garde, in the broadest sense of the term. Don Cherry -- the brilliant American free jazz trumpeter -- had recently expatriated to Sweden and was finding his way not only among the emerging free-jazz scene of Europe but also within his own constantly expanding musical palette that had begun to incorporate elements of African rhythms, Turkish folk idioms, and Indian classical music. Cherry, in collaboration here with Krzysztof Penderecki -- one of Poland's greatest modern composers, who is perhaps best known to casual audiences for the use of his music in The Exorcist (1973), The Shining (1980), and more recently, the third season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks -- creates a sonic landscape previously unrivaled in his work. Combining modern classical and avant-garde elements, choral arrangements, and a large free jazz ensemble -- The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, formed specifically for this performance and featuring a veritable who's who of the European scene including Peter Brötzmann, Han Bennink, Terje Rypdal, Albert Mangelsdorff, and Gunter Hampel -- Actions is one of the most expansive sets of Cherry's storied career. Limited edition of 1,000 copies on translucent red vinyl.

01. Humus – “The Life Exploring Force” 02. “Sita Rama Encores” 03. “Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra”

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Mikal Cronin

Switched-On Seeker [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $18.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

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: $24.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

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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RSD Exclusive Aug


First-ever vinyl issue (outside of an impossible-to-find Brazilian release) of the second (1995) album from the band led by Judas Priest's Rob Halford. Red & black marble vinyl pressing limited to 1500 copies, new gatefold packaging!

I Am Alive; Mouthpiece; Legacy of Hate; Blowout in the Radio Room; Never Again; Small Deadly Space; Gretna Greene; Beneath the Violence; Human Crate; In a World of My Own Making; Psycho Suicide

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RSD 'First' Aug


Andrew Gold’s first recordings as a solo artist.  Contains 12 previously unissued demos from 1973. Liner notes by Grammy® Award-winning producer Peter Asher. Pressed on colored vinyl for RSD

SIDE A
1. Something New (Band Version), 2. Come Down To Me (Solo Demo), 3. What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo), 4. The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo), 5. You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo), 6. Sometimes When A Man’s On His Own (Solo Demo)

SIDE B
1. Prisoner (Band Version), 2. Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo), 3. Timothy Corey (Solo Demo), 4. Almost Love (Solo Demo), 5. Penny Arcade (Solo Demo), 6. Don’t Bring Me Down (Solo Demo)

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Gong

Live! At Sheffield 1974 [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $34.99 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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A1 Intro 1:10, A2 Dangerous Mindz 4:54, A3 Da Bomb 4:18, A4 Unexplained 2:58

B1 Twelve Jewelz 2:53, B2 Fairytalez 4:46, B3 Never Gonna Come Back 4:05, B4 Pit Of Snakes 4:19

C1 The Night The Earth Cried 4:32, C2 Elimination Process 5:35, C3 Repentance Day 5:28, C4 Hidden Emotions 6:18

D1 What’s Goin’ On 4:53, D2 Deadliest Biz 3:03, D3 Outro 1:22

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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 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: $24.99 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


First time on vinyl! - “Filled with seriously beautiful singing, “Drag” sharpens Ms. lang’s image as pop music’s smartest post-modern torch singer.”  -New York Times

“A collection of covers that are somehow related to smoking, “Drag” is far more ambitious than the average cover record.” -All Music

Limited Edition - Pressed on smoky vinyl

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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


Grandpaw Would is the first solo album by Australian indie pop artist Ben Lee, released in 1995 in the US on the Beastie Boys label, Grand Royal. Twenty-five years later, New West is proud to reissue this record in a deluxe package featuring a second disc of six unreleased songs as well as two cover songs and material from Ben's 1995 EP Away With The Pixies and his 1995 7" single,  “Pop Queen”. Limited pressing on birthday cake vinyl.

Side A Pop Queen ~ How Can That Be? ~ Sprawl * I'm With The Star ~ Don't Leave ~ Away With The Pixies ~ Bolt ~ Side View * Pathetic *

Side B Song 4 You ~ Trying To Sneeze * The Loft * Frigid ~ Stumbling Block * Ductile ~ Love Song ~ Green Hearts ~ My Guitar ~

Grandpaw Would was Produced and Mixed by Brad Wood and Casey Rice
~ Recorded and mixed by Brad Wood at Idful Music Corp., Chicago, Illinois
* Recorded and Mixed by Casey Rice at Steve Pavlovic’s Apartment, Sydney, Australia


Side C 1. Blind + Stale (Home Demo) + 2. Bolt (Home Demo) + 3. Here (Home Demo) + 4. Pop Queen (Home Demo) + 5. Song 4 You (Home Demo) + 6. Tugboat (Home Demo) + 7. Beat Them (Grandpaw Would Outtake) + 8. Stumbling Block (No Drums - Grandpaw Would Alt Version) +


Side D 9. Ductile * 10. Red Slurpee * 11. Shirtless * 12. Gidget Goes To Rome * 13. Happy Hand * 14. My Turntable * 15. Nature's Mosquito * 16. Be A Kid * 17. The Waiting Game ** 18. Get Your Sleep **


Tracks 1-6 Recorded by Ben Lee at Home

Tracks 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track In His Room

Track 10 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track with Josh Ratner

Track 16 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track with Timothy Reuben, my nephew

Tracks 7, 8, 17, 18 Produced and Mixed by Casey Rice

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RSD Exclusive Aug


From the dynamic drummer heard on every Pink Floyd album, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets offers the opportunity to experience the group’s early body of work in concert, including songs from The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets. Alongside guitarists Gary Kemp (of Spandau Ballet), keyboardists Dom Beken and Lee Harris (of Ian Dury and The Blockheads), and longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, Mason drew rapturous crowds throughout North America and Europe in 2018 and 2019 – including dates at The Roundhouse in London, the historic venue that counted Pink Floyd as its first performance in 1966. Ahead of a dazzling audiovisual release of material from the Roundhouse sets during May 2019, this collectible 12” single features two performances from those sets (including Pink Floyd outtake “Vegetable Man,” played for the first time ever on this tour) backed by a custom etching.

"See Emily Play"/"Vegetable Man"

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


In November 1984, Paul Bellini rented a beatbox and started jamming in his basement with guitarist Rob Rowatt, bass player Gord Disley, and fellow York University alumni Scott Thompson. Their early recording sessions produced dozens of experimental songs with challenging lyrics and Mouth Congress was born.

Two years later, The Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch asked Mouth Congress to open for him at the Rivoli – a club where The Kids in the Hall performed regularly. Utilizing Brian Hiltz’s existing band I Want, they performed a memorable set and several months later decided to record a 7-song cassette entitled For People Only. The sessions occurred just five days before Thompson moved to New York City to begin writing the first season of The Kids in the Hall.

The band never got around to releasing the cassette in any official manner, but now, 32 years later, 3 tracks from For People Only are being made available for the first time by Captured Tracks. “Tactile”, Mouth Congress’s signature tune, is an ode to the sense of touch and a reminder that human contact is still our greatest pleasure. “Gonna Be A Man” is a love/hate song about masculinity.

A1. “Tactile” A2. “Gonna be a Man”
B1. “Me On My Off Hours”

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RSD Exclusive Aug


Originally released in 1991 and previously only available on CD in Japan, 4AD are finally giving the Pale Saints’ early singles compilation, Mrs. Dolphin, its first ever vinyl pressing on RSD 2020. The album rounds up all the tracks from their early 4AD EPs Barging Into The Presence Of God and Half-Life, plus a track from the ‘90s indie compilation Gigantic! 2 and an exclusive track never before pressed to vinyl,  “The Colour Of The Sky”. Coming hot on the heels of the 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, The Comforts of Madness, the sleeve for Mrs. Dolphin is also being designed by Tim O'Donnell, based upon the original art. On limited edition splatter vinyl. 

SIDE A: 1. “Sight Of You” 2. “She Rides The Waves” 3. “Mother Might” 4. “Colours And Shapes” 5. “A Deeper Sleep For Steven”
SIDE B: 1. “Half Life, Remembered” 2. “Baby Maker” 3. “Two Sick Sisters”

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Side A
1. Chapter 2. Maria 3. Here Tonight

Side B
1. Dead Beat 2. Bad Manners 3. Nothing Less

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Bass legend Mike Watt has a resume that is hard to top, with credits including the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and the Stooges, among many others. Raymond Pettibon is an award-winning visual artist and one of the most prominent cover artists around. Together they are Sock-Tight, a band from the past for the future. Two friends with different working and communication patterns, united in the belief that culture and art are meant to be a social act and in the hands of all people. Sock-Tight's first full length album is due out for Record Store Day 2020. The jacket, which features artwork from Raymon Pettibon, is reason enough to pick up a copy.

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RSD 'First' Aug


All the Weird Kids Up Front (Más Rolas Chidas) is a fan-selected companion piece to Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon. With a tracklist submitted by and voted on by fans, it features deep cuts from the Austin, TX band's 25-year history.


1. The Fitted Shirt 2. Don't Make Me a Target 3. The Beast and Dragon, Adored 4. Is Love Forever? 5. I Summon You 6. Out Go the Lights 7. Who Makes Your Money 8. The Ghost of You Lingers 9. Paper Tiger 10. WhisperI'lllistentohearit 11. Tear It Down 12. New York Kiss

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RSD 'First' Aug


7" single of Cat Stevens’ song “But I Might Die Tonight”, from the album Tea For The Tillerman. The B-side features the alternative version of the song, from the movie Deep End (starring Jane Asher), reworked specifically for the film and previously unavailable until now! Pressed on light blue vinyl.

SIDE A – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Movie Version)
SIDE B – 1. But I Might Die Tonight (Remastered 2020)

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


For the 10 year anniversary of their debut album, Astro Coast, Surfer Blood celebrate with a Record Store Day exclusive double vinyl edition complete with an entire second LP of new material. Limited to 2000 worldwide. 

A1. “Floating Vibes” A2. “Swim” A3. “Take It Easy” A4. “Harmonix” A5. “Neighbour Riffs”
B1. “Twin Peaks” B2. “Fast Jabroni” B3. “Slow Jabroni” B4. “Anchorage” B5. “Catholic Pagans”
C1. “Floating Vibes (Twin Shadow Remix)” C2. “Swim (Allen Blickle Remix)” C3. “Take It Easy (Drop the Lime Remix)” C4. “Twin Peaks (Golden Ages Remix)”
D1. “Swim (Demo)” D2. “Can't Stop Believing” D3. “You're A Friend” D4. “Territorial Pissings”

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RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Aug


Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd's critically acclaimed 2008 album, GEA, will finally make its vinyl debut with a limited pressing on green vinyl, in celebration of Record Store Day and Earth Day 2020. Todd is at her best on GEA, both in terms of songwriting and arrangements, with help from co-producers Carlos Niño and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. The album has been remastered for vinyl, and the packaging features an updated version of her original cover artwork, along with a lyric insert. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint of this release.

1. “River Of Life / The Yes Song” 2. “Night Of A Thousand Kisse”s 3. “Big Bad Wolf & Black Widow Spider” 4. Sleepless Nights 5. “Esperar Es Caro” 6. “Kokoro” 7. “Can I Borrow You?” 8. “In The End” 9. “Old World New World”

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RSD 'First' Aug


A 40th Anniversary release of Ultravox’s debut single, with Midge Ure on vocals. Originally released on 7” single in 1980, this will be the first time on 12” and includes brand new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson.  The new A-side mix of “Sleepwalking” is taken from the forthcoming Vienna 40th Anniversary Box Set coming this summer.  

“Sleepwalk (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)” / “Waiting (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)”
”Sleepwalk (Conny Plank Original Mix)” / “Waiting (Conny Plank Original Mix)”

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The Weeknd

My Dear Melancholy, [RSD Drops Aug 2020]

Vinyl: $18.98 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 Exclusive Aug


This one will be a real surprise for both Wolfgang Press and 4AD fans. Featuring never before heard tracks, Unremembered, Remembered is essentially the final never-released album from The Wolfgang Press. Having exhumed the tracks, the band have mastered their final studio sessions at Abbey Road and they sound magnificent. Art for this release has been done by long-time 4AD collaborator Chris Bigg and it will be available on limited edition red vinyl.

SIDE A: 1. “You Say You Love Me (demo)” 2. “God, Let If Shine On (demo)” 3. “My Mother Told Me (demo)”
SIDE B: 1. “Black Hole Star (demo)” 2. “Liar (demo)” 3. “Miss H.I.V. (demo)”