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Enigmatic Tori Amos is an accomplished singer-songwriter, pianist and musician. Classically trained, she has been releasing music since the mid 80s. She released Native Invader in 2017, which was inspired by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, home of her Native American ancestors. For RSD Black Friday, Verve Records is releasing the limited edition Russian EP, featuring 4 songs from Native Invader. This EP comes complete with labels printed in Russian and pressed on orange colored vinyl. Tori's confessional style of writing sees her continuing to push boundaries with her music. Come with her on her most recent journey.
Side A: 1.Russia 2.Upside Down 2 Side B: 1.Cloud Rider 2.Up the Creek
Reissue of the original Warner Bros. Records 1982 EP on light blue colored 12” vinyl. Produced by David Byrne, the set features “Loveland,” “Deep Sleep,” “Mesopotamia,” Cake, “ “Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can,” and ‘Nip It In The Bud.” It will contain the US mixes that were on the original North American release. Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.
"Tempted” remains Squeeze’s signature single and can be found everywhere, from television commercials to video games to the daily airwaves of radio stations. Erykah Badu and James Poyser have teamed up to take the classic track down a totally new route, turning it into a soulful, raw performance with Miss Badu’s vocals shining through, bringing a brand new light to the song. Produced and engineered by Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel, the track features an incredible crewing of backing musicians, ranging from Thundercat to Derrick Hodge and Ali Jackson. “Tempted” is the 3rd installment from the “Swindles” project and will be available globally as a 45 single for Record Store Day 2019. The A-Side features the new rendition of “Tempted,” with the B-Side showcasing the instrumental of the new version. Limited to 3,500 copies worldwide.
SIDE A: Tempted SIDE B:Tempted (Instrumental)
New Vinyl: $44.98 $26.98 Buy
Soundtrack to the 1995 film based on the memoirs of Jim Carroll. Never before on LP. "Basketball Orange" vinyl limited to 2000 copies, exclusive for Record Store Day.
Jim Carroll with Pearl Jam - Catholic Boy
Graeme Revell with Jim Carroll - Devil’s Toe
P.J. Harvey - Down by the Water
Rockers Hi-Fi - What a Life
Graeme Revell with Jim Carroll - I Am Alone
The Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Green Apple Quick Step - Dizzy
Graeme Revell with Jim Carroll - It’s Been Hard
The Posies - Coming Right Along
Massive Internal Complications - Strawberry Wine
The Cult - Star
Graeme Revell - Dream Massacre
Flea - I’ve Been Down
Soundgarden - Blind Dogs
Beck's second single in a reproduction of its U.S. edition on Epic Records. New picture sleeve with rare photos and notes by Gene Simmons. Features the original mono mixes, mastered from original reels and pressed on gold wax.
"Tallyman"/"Rock My Plimsoul"
The Palace at 3AM is the first (and only) collaboration between the late Jay Bennett and his songwriting partner, Edward Burch. After fronting Minneapolis legends Titanic Love Affair from 1994-2001 Bennett was a key member of the band Wilco, often co-writing songs on the band's early releases with Jeff Tweedy. The power struggle was well documented in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying To Break Your Heart in which Bennett was fired as the cameras rolled. The band was working on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at the time. Bennett immediately teamed up with Burch and The Palace at 4am was released on the same street date in 2002 as Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Hardcore Wilco fans loved the release and immediately started making comparisons on who was the real 'genius' of Wilco, Bennett or Tweedy. Bennett passed away suddenly in 2009 and with the blessings of his family, ten years after his death Schoolkids Records has teamed up with Edward Burch to release The Palace at 4am for the first time ever on vinyl for RSD 2020. The album also includes the track "My Darlin'" which was also on Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, re-recorded by Bennett for this release. Limited edition cloudy clear vinyl, 2xLP gatefold. Download card included
1. Puzzle Heart 2. Talk to Me 3. Whispers or Screams 4. Shakin' Sugar 5. C.T.M. 6. Drinking on Your Dime 7. My Darlin' 8. No Church Tonite 9. Fireworks 10. Forgiven 11. Like a Photograph 12. Venus Stopped the Train 130 California 14. Little White Cottage 15. It Hurts
Exclusively for Record Store Day, The Black Keys will be releasing the limited edition 45-RPM version of their chart-topping 9th album “Let’s Rock.” The album, which was originally released on June 28 via Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records has spawned three Top 10 radio singles and was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2019. The 45-RPM version of the album is limited to 7500 pieces worldwide/5000 copies in the US. It’s a gorgeous 180-Gram 2-LP set in a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket, with each piece individually numbered. The band just announced a run of Canadian dates this Spring before hitting the road for a slate of shed shows this summer.
Tommy Bolin’s incredible sampler “Come Taste The Man” – now a super limited edition and first time vinyl collection featuring rare live and studio tracks from his personal archives. This pressing is limited to 1,000 units on stunning 180 gram purple vinyl and housed in a brilliant cover featuring the late guitarist with axe in hand!
Side One People People (live from “Ebbets Field 1976”) Meaning Of Love (from “The Bottom Shelf”) Teaser (live from Ebbets Field) Gotta Dance (from “Snapshot”) Acoustic Jam #1 (unreleased remix from “The Bottom Shelf”) In His Own Words I (from “1976: In His Own Words”)
Side Two 1. Post Toastee (from “Northern Lights”) 2. Rock A Bye (Unreleased “Energy In The Studio) 3. Sky Sail (from “Energy” sessions) 4. Slow Driver (from “The Ultimate Redux”) 5. In His Own Words II (from “1976: In His Own Words”)
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Some claim to have never been the same after that evening in Atlanta.
Exactly what transpired that night at Atlanta's Fox Theater in November of 1973 will likely be debated for many years. This is ''the'' concert performance noted in the liner notes of the first Utopia album and was Todd's first introduction of his new prog-rock band. That first album would include parts of this concert, as well as studio compositions. Todd spins us through a series of aural and spiritual fantasies, beginning with the opening song ''Utopia Theme'', the same one that's used on the band's first album. From ''Open My Eyes'' the incredible Nazz song, to ''Black Maria'', ''Don't You Ever Learn'' and ''The Last Ride'', this performance sent Atlanta's denizens scurrying to the record stores to find the album in which these songs were on, except it hadn't been released yet!. Now you have the opportunity sing-a-long with all the songs in the comfort of your home. Very clean, bright scorching hot guitar solos, exceptional keyboard, drums and bass, and Todd's singular vocals absolutely shine. . Now it can be heard by the fans who never knew this recording existed. This fantastic show is a must for the casual prog-rock fan, and for those who love Todd's music. This is absolutely essential if you're a fan of Todd's prog-rock era of the early 70's!
Sidney Lumet's 1973 masterpiece Serpico is one of the most iconic movies of the '70s. Featuring a career-defining performance by Al Pacino in the title role, it's a superb neo-noir, encapsulating the post-Watergate mood of the early '70s. The film's soundtrack by Mikis Theodorakis is equally stunning. Composed by the Greek musician and arranged by cult jazz pianist Bob James, it is a superb blend of funky instrumental and traditional melodies reminiscent of The Godfather OST.
But the soundtrack didn't have an easy start. To begin with, Sidney Lumet didn't want any music for the film, which he thought was self-sufficient. However, under the pressure of producer Dino de Laurentiis, he finally bowed and agreed to hire a composer. Lumet thought about Mikis Theodorakis who had famously penned the classic score for Zorba The Greek. The composer was just out of jail in Greece for political activism and was busy preparing a North American tour but he duly accepted the task. However, he said he could only compose the music and not perform it. Lumet agreed and turned to Quincy Jones for advice, the musician having scored Lumet's film The Deadly Affair in 1966. Jones recommended the young pianist and arranger Bob James, who could help turn Theodorakis's composition into recorded music. James was hired on the spot to arrange the score and oversee the recording sessions adding a few cues in the process. The result is a stunning masterwork taking Theodorakis's great themes and reworking them in a skillful mix of traditional arrangements and cool jazz-funk tracks like "Honest Cop" and the stunningly funky "On The Streets". James doesn't remember much of the session players he says in the interview he gave for Wewantsounds' release, but they would have included the usual jazz funk suspects who were playing on his CTI sessions.
This RSD 2020 release is newly remastered from the original tapes by Colorsound Studio in Paris and featuring a stunning gatefold designed by American illustrator Eric Adrian Lee, and including authoritative notes by British film and music critic Jason Wood with an insightful Bob James interview reminiscing about the production of this superb soundtrack.
A1. “Theme From Serpico” A2. “Honest Cop” A3. “Alone In The Apartment” A4. “Meeting In The Park” A5. “Shoe Shop”
B1. “On The Streets” B2. “Flashback” B3. “Laurie's Fable” B4. “Disillusion” B5. “End Title”
British singer-songwriter and front woman of trip-hop group Morcheeba, Skye Edwards celebrates the 10 year anniversary of her second album Keeping Secrets with the exclusive, special limited edition, white gatefold 180g vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day. Keeping Secrets, produced by Alexis Smith and Emmy-nominated Grace Jones collaborator Ivor Guest, showcases Skye’s instantly recognizable, smooth vocals. This limited edition white vinyl gatefold for RSD 2020 is the record’s first vinyl release.
“I Believe”/ “Boo Hoo” / “Not Broken” / “The Shape I’m In” / “Monsters Demons” / “Clock To Stop” / “Almost Killed Me” / “Wrong Alright” / “Maybe To Spain” / “Exhale”
New 2 x LP: $39.98 $24.98 Buy
Despite going on at 3:30 in the morning, Sly & The Family Stone electrified a generation with an explosive set at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival on August 17, 1969. Five decades later, this infectiously energetic performance makes its vinyl debut for Record Store Day 2019, offering powerful renditions of classics like “Dance To The Music,” “Everyday People,” “I Want To Take You Higher” and more.
A) 1. M'Lady 2. Sing A Simple Song 3. You Can Make It If You Try B) 1. Everyday People 2. Dance To The Music 3. MEDLEY: Music Lover/Higher C) 1. I Want To Take You Higher 2. Lover City 3. Stand! D) Etched with Sly & The Family Stone logo
This Record Store Day, Sam Smith and Disclosure's cover/remix of Donna Summer's smash hit "I Feel Love" will be available on an exclusive picture disc LP. This will be the first time the track is available in physical format.
SIDE A “I Feel Love”
SIDE B “I Feel Love (Extended)”
In 2013, Chris Smither returned to his hometown of New Orleans to record a retrospective of his five-decade career with an all-star band including the legendary Allen Toussaint. The sessions were especially productive, resulting in the double CD release Still On The Levee in 2014. There were more than a dozen songs that couldn't fit on the original release, and they are collected here on More From The Levee. This is Chris Smither's first vinyl release since the ‘70s.
Side A: 1. Lonely Time 2. Confirmation 3. Drive You Home Again 4. I Am The Ride 5. What I Do
Side B: 1. Let It Go 2. Hey Hey Hey 3. Caveman 4. Old Man Down 5. Father's Day
It’s no secret that The Smithereens grew up listening to The Beatles. They paid homage to the group’s landmark Capitol debut album by lovingly re-recording Meet The Beatles in its entirety. This time The Smithereens dug through their treasure of early Beatles singles and selected a dozen of Beatles B-sides. Originally released on vinyl in January of 2009 as a 2 disc set combined with Meet The Beatles, which has been out of print for five years. This marks the first vinyl stand-alone release for this part. For Beatle fans everywhere the final kick to this unique package is the orange and yellow swirl vinyl which was the original color combination for the label on the Capitol Records Beatles singles.
A1 Thank You Girl A2 There's A Place A3 I'll Get You A4 You Can't Do That A5 Ask Me Why A6 Cry For A Shadow
B1 P.S. I Love You B2 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You B3 If I Fell B4 Slow Down B5 I Don't Want To Spoil The Party B6 Some Other Guy
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Celebrating 20 years since The Sopranos first hit HBO, "Peppers & Eggs" features a who's who of iconic artists including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Kinks, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding, and Elvis Costello. Previously unavailable on vinyl, this limited edition Record Store Day release is pressed on “Prozac & Booze” colored vinyl. .
1. The Police & Henry Mancini - Every Breath You Take / Theme From Peter Gunn 2. Pigeonhed - Battle Flag 3. The Campbell Brothers With Katie Jackson - I’ve Got A Feeling 4. Kasey Chambers - The Captain 5. R.L. Burnside - Shuck Dub 6. The Lost Boys – Affection 7. Otis Redding - My Lover’s Prayer 8. Madreblu - Certamente
Unique Soul Jazz Records’ Record Store Day 7" box set comprised of five fantastic bespoke, rare, and collectors punk singles, all re-mastered and in their own separate sleeves, exact replicas of the original artwork. Featuring classic punk rarities from the likes of X-X, The Bizarros, Hollywood Squares and more! This unique box set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for Record Store Day 2018.
A: X_X – No Nonsense
AA: X_X – Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns
A: Bizarros – White Screen Movies
AA: Rubber City Rebels – Rubber City Rebels
A: Flesh Eaters – Disintegration Nation / Agony Shorthand
AA: Flesh Eaters – Radio Dies Screaming / Twisted Road
A: The Scabs – Amory Building / Leave Me Alone
AA: The Scabs – Don’t Just Sit There / U.R.E.
A: The Hollywood Squares – Hillside Strangler
AA: The Hollywood Squares – Hollywood Square
A band of Long Beach rag-tag punks created a revolutionary blend of music that brought together a community of reggae, tattooed-punks, Rastafarians, surfers, Chicanos, hip-hoppers and others to define an entire era and lifestyle that lives on now more than ever.
This collection celebrates the musical heroes and influences that inspired Sublime by pairing up their version with the original musical recording. RESPECT YOUR ROOTS
SUBLIME - "Foolish Fool"
DEE DEE WARWICK - "Foolish Fool"
SUBLIME - "Pawn Shop"
WAILING SOULS - "War Deh Round A John Shop"
SUBLIME - "Rivers of Babylon"
MELODIANS - "Rivers of Babylon"
SUBLIME - "I Love My Dog"
BAD BRAINS - "I Luv I Jah"
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Sugar Hill Records was the birthplace label for hip hop. It gave listeners their first exposure to urban rhyming and scratching that transformed pop music during the ‘80s. Many of the 12” singles and vinyl versions of their classics have been out of print for years, missing the rise of hip hop during the 80’s and 90’s. This 12” boxset will not only be a must have for the listeners who grew up on the music, but for the DJ’s to be able to go back to the beginning and mix each strategically placed single into their own vinyl DJ set . This 6 Disc Vinyl 12” Boxed set will incorporate all of the label’s classic A-sides - many in their full length mixes. We will have a small summary of the label and how it changed hip hop as liners and the boxed set will be packaged in a beautiful Sugar Hill Records slip case that pays tribute to the old school “feel” of the generation. In addition to the vinyl boxed set, we will be offering a special “DJ” version for digital download that will be a 1 hour and 17 minute non-stop “party mix” using each of the tracks, in their respectable order, with no breaks so it can be played at any party from start to finish, giving the party a DJ without an actual DJ present! Limited to 2000 copies worldwide
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Recorded live from their “Hey, I’m Just Like You” Tour. Includes exclusive versions of Tegan and Sara favorites on limited edition purple splatter vinyl.
Throwing Muses released their long awaited Purgatory/Paradise in 2013, ten years after their previous studio album - a 32 track opus of tangible bliss. Initially devised as both an album and as a book, with writing by Hersh and art by Narcizo, this vinyl reissue features all 32 tracks from the alt-rock heroes.
SIDE A: 1. Smoky Hands 1 2. Morning Birds 1 3. Sleepwalking 2 4. Sunray Venus 5. Cherry Candy 1 6. Film 7. Opiates 8. Cherry Candy 2
SIDE B: 1.Freesia 2. Curtains 3. Triangle Quantico 4. Morning Birds 5. Lazy Eye 6. Blurry 7. Folding Fire 8. Slippershell
SIDE C: 1.Bluff 2. Blurry 3. Terra Nova 4. Walking Talking 5. Milan 6. Curtains 7. Folding Fire 8. Static
SIDE D: 1. Clark's Nutcracker 2. Dripping Trees 3. Sleepwalking 4. Smoky Hands 5. Speedbath 6. Quick 7. Dripping Trees 8. Glass Cats
First time on Heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl for David Bowie's debut album. This 2LP set features the Mono version of the album on Disc One and the Stereo version on Disc Two.
Side 1: (1) "Uncle Arthur", (2) "Sell Me A Coat", (3) "Rubber Band", (4) "Love You Till Tuesday", (5) "There Is A Happy Land", (6) "We Are Hungry Men", (7)" When I Live My Dream" Side 2: (1) "Little Bombardier", (2) "Silly Boy Blue", (3)Come And Buy My Toys", (4) "Join The Gang", (5) "She's Got Medals", (6) "Maid Of Bond Street", (7) "Please Mr. Gravedigger"
Mike Watt, legendary bassist behind Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and so much more, is the latest to release a cover of a Squeeze song for Record Store Day. Mike teams up with his Secondmen for a cover of 'In Quintessence,' the opening track from Squeeze's 1981 album East Side Story. This is the fifth installment from the Swindles series and was produced and engineered by Squeeze-aficionado Steve Mandel. This is the first time Mike's version of "In Quintessence" has ever been released and will be available as a 45 single, with the vocal version on the A-side and the instrumental version on the B-side, for Record Store Day 2020.
SIDE A: In Quintessence SIDE B: In Quintessence (Instrumental)
One of the very first ‘rarities’ collections, released to try and defeat the bootleggers, the original 11-track album was released in 1974. Compiled by bassist John Entwistle, the set features the single “Long Live Rock”, the unedited, unreleased version of “The Seeker”, the studio version of “Young Man Blues”, alternative versions of “Dogs Part Two” and “Water”, amongst many other gems. This reissue includes the original album on disc one and adds 14 bonus tracks – B-sides, rarities & extras on disc two, ‘Odds & Sods Too’ – to create a definitive, 25-track double LP. Pressed on red (LP1) and yellow (LP2) vinyl. Includes Pete Townshend’s original track annotation.
The stunning artwork and design restore the original ‘die-cut’ front sleeve. Graham Hughes shot the cover for Odds and Sods – “I’d stayed up the night before with Letterset, designing the letters on the American football helmets with each of the band’s names printed on. When I finally managed to get them together in one place, which happened to be the bathroom, Pete and Roger’s helmets didn’t quite fit so that’s why their wearing each other’s. That Quadrophenia tour wasn’t very pleasant and the band were arguing a lot. When I showed Pete the blow-up of the cover, he didn’t like it and told me so. I was so frustrated by this time, I started ripping it up . . . That’s when he decided he liked it! I stuck it back together with adhesive tape and Roger said, ‘call it a bunch of odds and sods.”
LP1 / SIDE A –
1. Postcard, 2. Now I'm A Farmer, 3. Put The Money Down, 4. Little Billy, 5. Too Much Of Anything, 6. Glow Girl
LP1 / SIDE B –
1. Pure And Easy, 2. Faith In Something Bigger, 3. I'm The Face, 4. Naked Eye, 5. Long Live Rock
LP2 / SIDE A –
1. Zoot Suit (remix with fade), 2. Here Tis (only previously released on 30 Years… box set), 3. Leaving Here (from ‘Pye’ acetate), 4. Baby Don’t You Do It (from ‘Pye’ acetate), 5. Young Man Blues (alternate studio version, included on 1998 CD), 6. Dogs Part Two (B-side, the single mix; included on Tommy SDE), 7. Here For More (B-side single mix), 8. The Seeker (long unedited version; unreleased)
LP2 / SIDE B –
1. Heaven And Hell (B-side single mix), 2. Don’t Know Myself (B-side single mix), 3. When I Was A Boy (B-side single mix), 4. Waspman (B-side single mix), 5. We Close Tonight (included on 1998 CD), 6. Water (B-side single mix
The first EVER recordings made by the legendary Hank Williams. This Record Store Day Black Friday 7" red vinyl single celebrates the 80th anniversary of their recording, and the labels duplicate the labels on the original acetate.
Side A "Fan It" (F. Jaxon) - Hank Williams
Side B "Alexander’s Ragtime Band" (I. Berlin) - Hank Williams & Pee Week Moultrie
Hank Williams’ complete 1951 March Of Dimes performance on 10” red vinyl. Its first release on vinyl, with a new restoration and mastering of the 16” radio transcription disc. Features five songs, including “Lovesick Blues” and his then-current hit, “Moanin’ The Blues.” The disc also includes a solo track by Audrey Williams and a dual narrative on a Luke The Drifter track, plus a rare PSA read by Hank about Infantile Paralysis.
Produced by Cheryl Pawelski with restoration and mastering by Michael Graves. Together, they earned a 2015 Best Historical Album Grammy award for their work on Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs, 1950.
1) Lovesick Blues 1:37, 2) Moanin’ The Blues 3:21, 3) There’s A Bluebird On Your Windowsill
1) Hank Talks About Infantile Paralysis, 2) Help Me Understand 3:06
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The world premiere release of the much-sought-after soundtrack SOLD OUT when released as part of RSD Black Friday 2018. For fans that missed out and collectors who want to enjoy the soundtrack in a different way, this picture disc version for RSD BF 2019 features artwork from the beloved TV special. The show first aired December 17, 1977 on HBO and features songs written by Paul Williams. Williams of course also penned the Academy Award-nominated song "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, as well as #1 chart-topping song "Evergreen," (for the Barbra Streisand vehicle A Star Is Born, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song), and numerous top ten and #1 hits for The Carpenters, Anne Murray, Three Dog Night and as a solo artist.
Side One: 1.”The Bathing Suit That Grandma Wore” 2. “Jam Session” 3. “Ain’t No Hole In The Washtub” 4. “When The River Meets The Sea” 5. “Bar-B-Que (Jug Band)” 6. “Carrots The Dancing Horse” 7. “Bar-B-Que (Yancy Woodchuck)” 8. “Dancing Rabbit Act” 9. “Squirrel Acrobatic Act”
Side Two: 1. “Our World” 2. “Brothers” 3. “Riverbottom Nightmare Band” 4. “Our World-Brothers” 5. “Our World-Brothers Club Reprise” 6. “When The River Meets The Sea Reprise” Bonus Track: “Born In A Trunk”
Founder Marie Daulne's mixed cultural roots--Walloon and Bantu (Belgian and Pygmee)--were the stimulus for her musical creation. After studying with the Bantu and in Europe, she organized Zap Mama as an instrument to meld a synthesis of these previously separate traditions. She instantly stood the vocal world on its head by mixing multiple musical styles, performing them with a group of women who created such rhythmic wonder that everyone sat up and took notice. This, their first release, has many tunes with Pygmee yodel and chant, a 16th century Spanish song, a Cuban song, and elements of Syrian songs. It was the first World Music 'hit' selling over 200,000 copies in the US alone. Available for the first time on vinyl. And on magenta splatter color vinyl too!
1. Mupepe 2. Bottom 3. Brrlak! 4. Abadou 5. Take Me Coco 6. Plekete 7. Mizike 8. Babanzele 9. Din Din 10. I Ne Suhe 11. Guzophela 12. Nabombeli Yo 13. Marie-Josee 14. Ndje Mukanie 15. Son Cubano
CHANGESNOWBOWIE is a 9-track session recorded for radio and broadcast by the BBC on David’s 50th birthday on 8th January, 1997. The broadcast originally featured an interview with David by Mary Ann Hobbs interspersed with specially recorded birthday messages and questions from the likes of Scott Walker, Damon Albarn, Bono, Robert Smith and many more. The interview and birthday messages do not feature on this album. This mostly acoustic session was a stripped back affair featuring some of David’s favourites of his own compositions and was produced by Bowie himself, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati.
Originally released in April 1992, sandwiched between their first two albums (Pod and Last Splash), The Breeders' Safari EP cxame at a time when Kim's Pixies commitments were winding down and her new band was on the cusp of releasing a platinum-selling album. Their first record to feature Kim Deal's twin sister Kelley (and the only Breeders release with both Kelley Deal and Tanya Donnelly), the EP was recorded in two studios with the bulk coming from a session in New York, which provided an early version of "Do You Love Me Now?", "Don't Call Home" and a cover of The Who's "So Sad About Us". The title track was recorded in London by Kim, Josephine Wiggs and drummer Jon Mattock (Spiritualized/Spacemen3). This Record Store Day Black Friday release is a faithful repress of the 12" version, complete with Shinro Ohtake's 198 charcoal drawing Nairobi VIII adorning its cover.
"Do You Love Me Now?"/ "Don't Call Home"/ "Safari"/ "So Sad About Us"
A complement to the 50th anniversary release of Live at Home With His Bad Self (which itself is an expansion of a 1969 live show that was heavily edited into the LP 'Sex Machine'), this RSD Black Friday exclusive is the after-show set, featuring extended versions of rare (released) cuts, new mixes, a duet with Marva Whitney and some revealing stage patter.
Side 1: 1. “Baby Here I Come (false start & complete take)” 2. “Spinning Wheel (take 1)” 3. “Spinning Wheel (take 2)”
Side 2: 1. “Rehearsal” 2. “Respect” 3. “A Talk With James Brown/You Got To Have A Job” 4. “Fat Wood (rehearsal)” 5. “Fat Wood”
Sho is Funky Down Here and The Grodeck Whipperjenny are a pair of albums that are the result of an unlikely but highly productive musical relationship between James Brown, a superstar at the creative and commercial peaks of his long career, and David Matthews, a then young arranger-musician whose limited professional experience had little or nothing to do with the funk and soul of his collaborator.
James Brown’s psychedelic album, created by his then-bandleader David Matthews, and issued at the same time as Matthews’ classic The Grodeck Whipperjenny. Underground, fuzzy, rambling psych-funk. The genesis of Brown’s “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing,” a 1990s hip hop sample staple, informing A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Brand Nubian and others.
Lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. This is the first official reissue of both of this rare titles. Contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.