Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June
AC/DC releases an exclusive limited collector’s edition picture disc as part of RSD Drops 2021. The 12” vinyl includes “Through The Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell” from the global #1 album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top.
"Through The Mists of Time" b/w "Witch's Spell"
Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels. All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release. Pressed on red and yellow starburst vinyl.
1. It’s You 2. Prospect Hummer 3. Baleen Sample 4. I Remember Learning How to Dive
Vinyl: $41.99 Buy
This limited edition picture disc edition of the latest album from the newly crowned kings of Swedish Metal comes in a special die cut sleeve, released first for RSD Drops. Both discs feature photos of the entire band on sides “A” and “C” ~ disc one features the current album on both sides, disc two features a four song live EP recorded in Paris. A download card is included, as is a custom RSD Drops hype sticker on the front.
Vinyl: $19.99 Buy
Aaron Bruno, the songwriter behind AWOLNATION, presents ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS LIVE FROM 2020. Recorded live in studio, it features all instrumentation, no tracks. Arrangements that have creative flourishes and the fervent energy that AWOLNATION is known for in a live setting. Due to touring being grounded and not being able to perform the new songs live for fans, Aaron was motivated by the idea of giving fans a front-to-back live representation of the new album. Available Exclusively as part of RSD Drops in red and blue tie-dye vinyl.
1. “The Best - Live From 2020 2. “Slam (Angel Miners) - Live From 2020” 3. “Mayday!!! Fiesta Fever - Live From 2020” 4. “Lightning Riders - Live From 2020” 5. “California Halo Blue - Live From 2020” 6. “Radical - Live From 2020” 7. “Battered, Black & Blue (Hole In My Heart) - Live From 2020” 8. “Pacific Coast Highway In The Movies - Live From 2020” 9. “Half Italian - Live From 2020” [EXPLICIT] 10. “I’m A Wreck - Live From 2020: [EXPLICIT]
The first time on vinyl for the 2003 release, on a limited edition, remastered 180g pressing for RSD Drops #1.
Special Guests: Chuck Leavell, Bill Frisell, Carlton Jackson, Dirk Powell
“Danny Barnes is regularly played in my house, we are fans!” - John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin “Barnes is to the banjo what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar...taking picking to new levels of sound and fury.” -Hittin’ the Note
A1. “Life in the Country” A2. “Get it While You Can” A3. “Dirt on the Angel” A4. “Water Wagon”
B1. “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” B2. “I Likes My Chicken Hot” B3. “Kitchen Floor Waltz” B4. “Face to Face”
C1. “Bluegrass Suicide” C2. “Barnes Away” C3. “Ooh La La” C4. “Popcorn and Wine”
D.1 “Trinidad Hubbard” D2. “Peanut Butter is a Man's Best Friend” D3. “Loser”
Black Sabbath’s album Mob Rules celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with a limited edition picture disc exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. The newly remastered audio - from line up Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice - features the tracks “The Mob Rules,” “Turn Up The Night” & “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”. Strictly Limited to 5000 copies worldwide.
A collection of remixes, reworkings and B-sides from legendary Pixies frontman Black Francis. Highlights include the Bloc Party remix of “The Seus”, plus rarities “II Cuchaiao” and “The Water” which were previously Exclusive to Francis’ website. This RSD Drops marks its first vinyl release, pressed on heavyweight black and white split vinyl.
1. “Abbabubba” 2. “Serious Curious” 3. “Il Cuchaiao” 4. “Alabaster” 5. “Rabbits” 6. “Dead Man's Curve” 7. “Polly's Into Me” 8. “The Seus (Infadels Remix)” 9. “Ghost Coming” 10. “The Water” 11. “The Seus (Charles Normal Remix)” 12. “Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)” 13. “Get Away Oil” 14. “The Seus (Bloc Party Remix)” 15. “Virginia Reel”
Vinyl: $9.99 Buy
The Blind Boys of Alabama are among the most premier artists of the gospel world. Bela Fleck is among the most premier artists of the bluegrass world. Together, they have earned 20 Grammy Awards and scores of other accolades. For RSD Drops 2021, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck have joined together for a special 7" 45RPM vinyl release.
On the A-side, they cover "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", the Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas classic made famous by Nina Simone. The song continues to be an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement. On the B-side, the Blind Boys bring "See By Faith" to a physical format for the first time. A bonus track to their acclaimed LP, Almost Home, "See By Faith" is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan-penned track.
This release is limited to 2000 copies worldwide.
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” / “See By Faith”
First time ever on vinyl for the never-issued commercial album from Tommy Bolin's early days with his could-have-been-mega-band Energy. Remastered from the official Tommy Bolin Archives.
1 LIMITS 2. DREAMER, 3. EYES OF BLUE 4. SKYSAIL
1. GUITAR SOLO (LIVE ENERGY)
Vinyl: $24.98 Buy
2001’s Blocc Movement is an album combining the acclaimed gangster rap of C-Bo with the horrorcore of Brotha Lynch Hung, a style he’s credited with innovating. With features from Tech N9ne, Spice 1, and more, this album has continued to stay relevant as a hip-hop classic. This clear vinyl with blue splatter pressing for RSD Drops marks its first time on vinyl.
Gangsta (feat. Kam)
Follow My Lead (feat. Killa Tay, COS)
187 On The Hook (feat. Tech N9ne)
We All Thug (feat. COS, Tall Can)
187 On 24th St
Divide (feat. Phats Bossi, COS)
There It Is
Down At The Courthouse
Money, Power, Respect (feat. Spider Loc)
The Plot (feat. Zagg)
Wheres My Checc (feat. Zagg, Art-B)
Kicc The Door In
Don’t Stop (feat. Yukmout, Spice 1)
In celebration of The Brummies’ second studio album, Automatic World, the guys, in collaboration with Nashville’s beloved Grimey’s record store, present an exclusive 6-song live set Live from Grimey’s recorded on 12/18/20. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.
2: Call Me
3: Fever Dream
4: Who Should I Be
5: Cherry Blossom
6: Automatic world
A limited edition, remastered 180g pressing marks the first time on vinyl for this 2002 release. “Precious Bryant is a national treasure.” -Bonnie Raitt
Blues Record of the Year 2002 - French Academy of Music
WC Handy nominee for Best Acoustic Blues Album and Best New Artist
One of the Best Albums of 2002 – Mojo Magazine
2002 Best Debut and Best Recording in Traditional and Acoustic Blues - Living Blues Magazine
A1. “Broke and Ain’t Got a Dime” A2. “Black Rat Swing” A3. “Blues All Around My Bed” A4. “Fool Me Good” A5. “Precious Bryant Staggerin’ Blues” A6. “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” A7. “You Don’t Want Me No More”
B1. “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” B2. “Don’t You Wanna Jump” B3. “Wadn’t I Scared” B4. “Fever” B5. “Ups and Downs” B6. “Peepin’ Out My Window” B7. “When the Saints Go Marching In” B8. “Georgia Buck”
In 2011, the influential Manchester punk band revisited their early 1977 – 1981, re-recording twenty-four of their best-loved, iconic songs for the 21st century. While popular with fans, A Different Compilation was never issued on vinyl – until now. Pressed on pink vinyl.
Side A: Boredom / Fast Cars / I Don't Mind / Autonomy / Get On Our Own / What Ever Happened To?
Side B: When Love Turns Around You / Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore / Why Can't I Touch It? / Alive Tonight / I Don't Know What To Do With My Life / You Say You Don't Love Me
Side C: Turn Of The Screw / Noise Annoys / Breakdown / Promises / Love You More / What Do I Get / Harmony In My Head
Side D: Oh Shit! / Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)? / Orgasm Addict / I Believe / Love Is Lies
Vinyl: $26.99 Buy
The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Dedication, his 2017 studio album, remains iconic in an extremely acclaimed discography. With features from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Yachty and more, this album has forever remained in the conversations of fan favorites of the last decade. This RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.
Bad (feat. Tadoe)
Glory Bridge (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)
Come On Now (feat. Lil Yachty)
Let Me See (feat. Tadoe)
Hip-Hop legend Chief Keef and super producer Zaytoven teamed up for one of the biggest collaboration projects of 2019 with GloToven. After their fan favorite mixtape, Camp GloTiggy went viral in 2016, Keef and Zaytoven knew their sequel had to be even stronger. Delivering twelve songs and a feature from Lil Pump, the duo outdid expectations, as GloToven received praise from the entire community. This glow-in-the-dark RSD Drops release will be the first time it is available on vinyl.
3rd Person / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes (feat. Lil Pump) / Batman / Ain’t Gonna Happen / Fast / Spy Kid / Petty / Han Han / Posse / Sneeze / What Can I Say / Old Heads and Regretful Hoes
In 2019, Cold War Kids announced a trilogy of albums entitled New Age Norms, the first two volumes of which featured hits including "Complainer" and "Who's Gonna Love Me Now" plus numerous fan favorites and saw the band fashion something ambitious and altogether their own. This RSD Drops release of the New Age Norms box set includes the first two volumes of the trilogy: 2019's New Age Norms 1 and 2020's New Age Norms 2 (in its first-ever vinyl pressing) with the addition of four bonus tracks and a limited-edition poster. 2021 will see the album trilogy completed with the release of New Age Norms 3.
New Age Norms 1
1. Complainer 2. Fine Fine Fine 3. Waiting For Your Love 4. Beyond The Pale 5. Dirt in my Eyes 6. 4th of July 7. Calm Your Nerves 8. Tricky Devil 9. 1 x 1 (feat. Wesley Schultz) 10. Story Of Our Lives
New Age Norms 2
1. Who's Gonna Love Me Now 2. Obsession 3. You Already Know 4. Ceiling Fan 5. Regret Regret 6. Somewhere 7. Across The Divide 8. Catch Me Falling 9. Series Of Dreams 10. Almost A Crime
Stereo mixes of the influential UK ‘60s band (produced by Shel Talmy -- The Who, The Kinks --), compiled on vinyl for the first time. Features nineteen new stereo mixes created in 2016 including “Biff Bang Pow”, “Painter Man” and two versions of “How Does It Feel To Feel”. Pressed on 2 x 180g psychedelic splatter heavyweight vinyl & presented in an original gatefold sleeve.
SIDE A: 1. Making Time [instrumental] 2. Painter Man 3. Biff Bang Pow 4. Sylvette [full length] 5. If I Stay Too Long
SIDE B: 1. Nightmares 2. Cool Jerk 3. Like A Rolling Stone 4. Can I Join Your Band 5. Hey Joe
SIDE C: 1. Life Is Just Beginning 2. Through My Eyes 3. How Does It Feel To Feel [UK version] 4. Tom Tom
SIDE D: 1. How Does It Feel To Feel [US version] 2. Midway Down 3. For All That I Am 4. Instrumental # 1 5. How Does It Feel To Feel [instrumental]
The Cure’s third studio album Faith marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album – which features the single “Primary” – will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively as part of RSD Drops 2021.
Originally part of the acclaimed Early Years box set, Live in Oxford makes its debut on vinyl.
When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
It Could Be You
Answer to the Master
When the Rain Falls
Sorrow Is a Woman
Good Morning Freedom
Don't Matter to Me
Getcha Rocks Off
Ride into The Sun
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).
The "Somewhere With Devo" suite was performed live, one night only, as the encore of the band's Total Devo concert at The Palace in Hollywood, CA 12/9/88.
The Devo re-mix set by DJ Kinky from 2010, also included here, was never released previously.
1 Somewhere With Devo 2 Freedom of Choice 3 What We Do 4 Peek-a-Boo 5 Cameo 6 Step Up
The Doors’ famed studio album Morrison Hotel recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions. Exclusively for RSD Drops 2021, Morrison Hotel Sessions will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” and “Queen Of The Highway” from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package – which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick – is pressed on 180g double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies worldwide.
SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14)
SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14)
SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8)
SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)
7" Vinyl: $9.99 Buy
In the winter of 2021, Steve Earle & The Dukes released J.T., an eleven-song recording that consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs and one Steve Earle original. The album was released to critical acclaim and Steve Earle's proceeds from the record are continually being directed to a trust for his granddaughter, Etta (Justin's daughter). In honor of Justin Townes Earle and the record his father recorded, New West is proud to present a split 7" featuring two versions of an indelible Justin' Townes Earle song. The double A-side single features "The Saint Of Lost Causes." as performed by Justin from his 2019 album of the same name as well as Steve Earle & The Dukes’ version from the J.T. release. This split 7” single will be pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to 5000 copies worldwide.
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Steve Earle & The Dukes
“The Saint Of Lost Causes” - Justin Townes Earle
Vinyl: $31.99 Buy
By the gods! This vinyl release features the full score soundtrack, composed by Paul Edward-Francis, of the 2020 hit Netflix original anime Blood of Zeus. For fans of the show, we've pressed this limited edition 2 x LP on a DEMONS-red-and-black-splatter vinyl which will only be available for RSD Drops 2021. Limited to 1000 copies.
“One of Those Tales”, “Heron Vs the Demon”, “The Titans”, “A Peasants Way of Life”, “A Call to Arms”, “A King's Despair”, “Heron's Journey”, “Past Is Prologue”, “Hera's Vengeance”, “Convert or Die”, “The Son of Zeus”, “Electra's Death”, “Seraphim's Theme”, “Herme's Run”, “Seraphim's Story”, “Escape or Die”, “Mount Pelion”, “Alexia and Chiron”, “Seraphim's Quest”, “Escape”, “The Power of Zeus”, “Flight to Olympus”, “Training a Demigod”, “Seraphim's Rage”, “Seraphim's Revenge”, “Journey to the Deep”, “Apollo Vs Ares”, “Talos”, “Preparing for Battle”, “War for Olympus”, “Zeus and Hera's Theme”, “Gods and Heroes”, “A Proud Father”, “Blood of Zeus End Credits”
The 2014 album with new cover art and a new color pressing. Their astounding eighth long player fizzes and crackles with the malevolent energy of a giant black sun blotting out the sky; this is their heaviest album since magnum opus Dope Throne (2000), their most evil and the most acidic and psychedelic of their career to date. Pressed on Dark Green vinyl.
LP 1 –
1. Incensed For The Damned
2. Time To Die
3. I Am Nothing
4. Destroy Those Who Love God
LP 2 –
1. Funeral Of Your Mind
2. We Love The Dead
4. Lucifer's Slaves
5. Saturn Dethroned
Limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc of ELP’s 1971 acclaimed, seminal second studio album that UK#1 / US#9 / Italy #1 / Germany #4 / Netherlands #6 / Australia #6.
Die-cut sleeve with replicas of the original album artwork, mastered from the 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham.
SIDE A: 1. Tarkus 2. Eruption 3. Stones Of Years 4. Iconoclast 5. Mass 6. Manticore 7. Battlefield 8. Aquatarkus
SIDE B: 1. Jeremy Bender 2. Bitches Crystal 3. The Only Way (Hymn) 4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) 5. A Time And A Place 6. Are You Ready Eddy?
6 LP box set of every recording from ‘90s metal/punk/indie band Engine Kid featuring sunn O))), Thor’s Hammer and Goatsnake member (and Southern Lord owner) Greg Anderson. Everything has been remastered and there are a lot of unreleased/unheard recordings as well as stuff that is long gone and impossible to find. Printed at Stoughton printing with gatefold jackets and foil stamped embossed box, with extensive 12-page booklet.
Astronaut / Novocaine
2. 1/4 Mile Thunder
3. The Needle And The Damage Done
4. Little Drummer Boy
6. Treasure Chest
Bear Catching Fish
1. Bear Catching Fish
2. Rockford Files
3. Treasure Chest
4. Cabin Fever
5. Quarter Mile Thunder
7. Mountain High
8. Winter Time
1. Holes To Fight In
6. Herbie Hancock
8. Jumper Cables
10. A Quinn Martin Production
11. Angel Dust
12. Lies Like Knives
Split w/ Iceburn & Everything Left
1. Trailhead At Lake
2. Hiking The Circumference Of The Mountaintop Lake
3. The Shining Path
6. Thigh with a Desolate Thorn
8. The Heater Sweats Nails
Rude Boy-Curious Post-Punk Lightning In A Bottle!
'...all of these songs are based on post-Marcusian cliches sophisticated enough to get the average rock fan thinking hard, and some of them are based on post-Marcusian ideas sophisticated enough to get the average post-Marcusian thinking hard. Sounds unmusical but it isn't that either--the singing is clever and impassioned, the punkish, futuristic reggae-synthesizer fusion often catchy and always apt.' - Robert Christgau
First ever LP reissue, on verduous green vinyl!
1. Product Perfect 2. Die In The West 3. Red, Green And Gold 4. Burning Down 5. Big John / Hanoi Annoys Me / Innocent 6. Citinite 7. Don’t Touch Me 8. Bike Boys 9. Fashion 10. Technofascist
Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day. Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped. The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald. This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962
San Francisco rock band The Flamin' Groovies moved to Britain in 1972, where they signed to United Artists. During this year they recorded The Rockfield Recordings with British producer Dave Edmonds at The Rockfield Studios in Wales. Now for the first time, all their 1972 recordings for United Artists will be released on vinyl, having previously only been available on CD as A Bucket of Brains back in 1995. The 10” includes both the original mix -- and a 1995 remix at original speed -- of their masterpiece “Shake Some Action”. Limited to 6500 copies worldwide.
Side One – 1. Shake Some Action, 2. Tallahassee Lassie, 3. Married Woman, 4. Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Side Two – 1. Slow Death, 2. You Tore Me Down, 3. Little Queenie, 4. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown - Original Speed)
The Soft Bulletin is one of the Flaming Lips’ most popular and best-selling albums. The Soft Bulletin Companion was originally available as a promo-only CD, hand-made by the Lips’ management, and given to media and radio as the original album grew in popularity around its original release. The compilation includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides, international bonus tracks and stereo versions of Zaireeka tracks. This silver-colored, double LP comes to record stores first as part of RSD Drops.
When Jeffrey Dean Foster watched the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s murder last summer, he wanted to address the cruelty that prompted them. The result was “I’m Starting to Bleed,” a pastiche of late-period Bowie and “Cruisin’”-era Smokey Robinson infused with a creeping sense of dread. The remixed, reimagined “I’m Starting to Bleed (Pastoral)” strips the song back to its studs, trading the original instrumentation for guitars orchestrated by 1970s Film Stock. “When Was the Last Time” was recorded as a bare-bones acoustic performance at The Ramkat in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Don Dixon suggested making a record out of it, noting that Johnny Cash magicked some of his TV appearances into album tracks. Dixon and Foster’s additions of drums, bass, electric guitar and strings, Beth McKee’s Wurlitzer, and Marti Jones’ pristine backing vocals turned it into a panoramic pop song. “Tell Somebody” is a wall of sound full of sonic nods to The Who, Big Star, and Teenage Fanclub at their Bandwagonesque best. “Headin’ Home” is a tossed-off ode to pandemic isolation, like the Flamin’ Groovies reluctantly following a stay-at-home-order. Dixon and Mitch Easter pulled the mixes together, while Dave McNair (Bowie, Dylan, Patti Smith) mastered the record. The I’m Starting to Bleed EP probably couldn’t have been made outside of the disorienting cauldron of the past year. Foster is currently working on his next full-length album.
Proceeds from this release, and three others in this series support The Shalom Project (an organization that supports NC families in need).
This is a regional release and though it’s available to all RSD-participating stores, it will primarily be available at stores in North Carolina.
Side 1: 1) “I'm Starting To Bleed”
Side 2: 1) “When Was The Last Time” 2) “Tell Somebody” 3) “Headin' Home” 4) “I'm Starting To Bleed (pastoral)”
Side B: “In A Minor Key”, “It Must Be Raining Somewhere”, “Un Autre Temps”, “Come Home To Me”, “There's A Dream Around The Corner”, “Cerulean Is Lovely”