Record Store Day Drops 2021 - July

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July Limited Run

Neon Magenta Inside Ultra Clear w/ Black Splatter 2xLP featuring Live + Unplugged versions of the band's songs. 

Glass Houses (Live) / The Worst In Me (Live) / Never Know (Live) / Careful What You Wish For (Live) / Limits (Live) / Dethrone (Live) / Mercy (Live)

Never Know (Unplugged) / Limits (Unplugged) / Careful What You Wish For (Unplugged) / Mercy (Unplugged) / Burning Out (Unplugged) / If I'm There (Unplugged)

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July Exclusive

12" picture disc of Bastille's "VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) for RSD Drops 2021. 

SIDE A –
1. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille Vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Bite Down (Bastille Vs. HAIM) [Crossfaded Version]
3. bad_news (Bastille Vs. MNEK) [Crossfaded Version]
4. The Driver [Crossfaded Version]
SIDE B –
1. Axe To Grind (Bastille Vs. Tyde Vs. Rationale) [Crossfaded Version]
2. Torn Apart [Extended Mix/Crossfaded Version]
3. Torn Apart, Pt. II (Bastille Vs. GRADES Vs. Lizzo) [Crossfaded Version]
4. Weapon (Bastille Vs. Angel Haze Vs. F*U*G*Z Vs. Braque) [Crossfaded Version]

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July RSD First

Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, "Soba Violence," and a rare cover of "Light My Fire." 180g Clear Vinyl

SIDE A –
1. Brand New
2. Deal with It
3. Believe Me
4. Nervous Assistant
5. Soba Violence (1999 Remaster) [bonus track]
SIDE B –
1. Square Wave in Unison
2. You Catch a Bad One
3. I Can't Think Straight
4. I Want Some
5. Light My Fire [bonus track]

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July RSD First

Having teased working together numerous times in the past, Boosie Badazz and MO3 finally link up for the album Badazz MO3, shortly before MO3’s untimely passing. Featuring the hit single "Errybody (Remix)," the album is classic trap music from the pre-cap era.  

1. My People In Prison | 2. One of Them Days Again | 3. Mop Wit It | 4. Block Is Hot | 5. Got Me Like (Remix) | 6. Badazz Smoke | 7. Ghetto Story | 8. Move | 9. Suppose to Do | 10. Everybody (Remix) | 11. Hold Ya Head | 12. Slide With Me | 13. No Excuse | 14. Vouch | 15. I Remember

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July Exclusive

Legendary album from the band which is long out of print, and limited on the second-hand market.
Released in 1968, Living The Blues was one of the first double albums to place well on album charts. It featured Canned Heat's signature song, "Going Up the Country", which would later be heard in the Woodstock film. This deluxe package released as part of RSD Drops will include an OBI strip on the gatefold album jacket with two pockets, featuring the original US printed inner sleeves, orginal record labels, and one yellow and one pink translucent LPs.

“Pony Blues” | “My Mistake” | “Sandy's Blues” | “Going Up The Country” | “Walking By Myself” | “Boogie Music” | “One Kind Favor” | “Parthenogenesis” | “Refried Boogie (Part I)” | “Refried Boogie (Part II)”

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July Limited Run

Del Casher may not be a household name, but you’ve undoubtedly heard his music. He was a member of the famous Wrecking Crew, played on Lawrence Welk, recorded Frank Zappa’s first demo, and even backed Elvis Presley on film. His inventions include the Wah-Wah pedal and the Ecco-Fonic, influencing the development of electric guitar playing. In 1978, Casher was impressed by Bill Conti's top selling score for Rocky, and set out to make an album with original compositions of disco and jazz/funk inspired by the film. With a series of tunes written, he gathered some of the top studio players in Hollywood including Billy Preston, Stan Worth, and members of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band. The working title for this album in the making was called “Music Inspired By Rocky And Other Compositions”. A film company who had acquired the rights to Sylvester Stallone's 1970 debut "The Party At Kitty And Stud's" heard the music and immediately recognized it as the perfect fit for their rebranded “Italian Stallion” film release. Though the score was never released outside of the film, it generated lots of interest in the early 2000’s when the internet became a widespread phenomenon, and fans began recording the audio off of the film themselves. The soundtrack for Italian Stallion stands on its own as a musical masterpiece. Over 40 years later, with the help of ORG Music, Del Casher dug up his original master tapes and assembled a record’s worth of material for the soundtrack’s first ever release. Italian Stallion will make its long overdue debut with a vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD 2021.


SIDE A
1. Italian Stallion Theme 2. Three Girls In A Whirl 3. Flexing 4. Outside Walk 5. Shower Her With Love 6. Waiting

SIDE B
1. Magic Mirror 2. Leaving For The Party 3. Dance Alone 4. Living The Highlife 5. Circle Dance 6. Cocktails For Two

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July Exclusive

If Music Could Talk is a 1980 interview album with The Clash - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – in brief conversation with their trusted management rep/fixer/consigliere Kosmo Vinyl.  Originally only available as a promotional LP for US radio ahead of the release of The Clash’s 4th album Sandinista!, If Music Could Talk will be released for the first time as a limited edition double 180g vinyl package with new artwork as part of RSD Drops. The cover art is an homage to Nicaraguan rebel leader Augusto César Sandino – the original Sandinista – done by Kosmo Vinyl, who also supplies the liner notes on the back alongside a rare Pennie Smith band photo. If Music Could Talk features the band talking about and introducing tracks, along with those tracks themselves (using the latest band-approved remasters).


SIDE A – Paul: “Junco Partner”, “One More Time”, “One More Dub”

SIDE B – Mick: “Hitsville U.K.”, “The Magnificent Seven”

SIDE C – Joe: “Washington Bullets”, “The Call Up”, “Police On My Back”

SIDE D – Topper: “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe”, “Somebody Got Murdered”

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July Exclusive

The science fiction masterpiece has captured the imagination of another generation with news of a new Matrix film.  This deluxe 3-LP set is pressed on glitter-infused green vinyl, expanded to 44 tracks and housed in a stunning new art design.  Also included are classic film stills and an exclusive new interview with composer Don Davis

Side A:
1. Logos / Matrix Main Title (0:51)
2. Trinity Infinity (5:57)
3. Neo Con Brio (0:31)
4. Follow The White Rabbit (0:13)
5. Neo On The Edge (3:23)
6. Through The Surveillance Monitor (0:56)
7. Unable To Speak (1:13)
8. Bait And Switch (3:15)

Side B:
1. Switched For Life (3:36)
2. Switched At Birth (2:41)
3. Switches Brew (2:26)
4. Cold Hearted Switch (1:38)
5. Nascent Nauseous Neo (3:59)
6. A Morpheus Movement (1:38)
7. Bow Whisk Orchestra (1:22)

Side C:
1. Domo Showdown (1:14)
2. Switch Or Break Show (1:03)
3. Shake, Borrow, Switch (0:37)
4. Switch Works Her Boa (0:56)
5. Bring Me Dinner (0:37)
6. The System (0:36)
7. Freeze Face (1:51)
8. Switch Woks Her Boar (2:06)
9. Cypher Cybernetic (0:57)
10. Ignorance Is Bliss / Cyber Cyphernetic (1:48)
11. See Who? (0:19)
12. Switch Out (2:57)

Side D:
1 Boon Spoy (1:07)
3. Oracle Cookies (1:29)
4. Threat Mix (6:03)
5. Exit Mr. Hat (2:55)
6. On Your Knees, Switch (4:43)

Side E:
1. Mix The Art (2:09)
2. Whoa, Switch Brokers (4:00)
3. The Cure (1:34)
4. It’s The Smell (1:56)
5. The Lobby (0:27)
6. No More Spoons (1:01)
7. Dodge This (1:07)
8. Fast Learning (0:44)
9. Ontological Shock (4:16)

Side D:
1. That’s Gotta Hurt (5:16)
2. Surprise (4:04)
3. He’s The One Alright (6:50)

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July Exclusive

This 12” features two reggae remixes each of “Jokerman” and “I And I”, by Doctor Dread. The original versions of both tracks appeared on Dylan’s Infidels album, with Sly & Robbie as the rhythm section. The two “I And I” remixes were previously released on Is It Rolling Bob: A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan (2003) ,while the “Jokerman” remixes are newly commissioned and previously unreleased. Doctor Dread has worked with Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Mad Cobra, Freddy McGregor, Sly and Robbie, Steel Pulse, The Wailers and many others.

Side A: 1. “Jokerman [Reggae Remix]” 2. “Jokerman [Instrumental Dub]”

Side B: 1. “I and I [Reggae Remix]” 2. “I and I [Reggae Dub]”

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July Exclusive

First time anywhere for a release of these two songs from a December 2020 livestream performance by Robin Pecknold with the Resistance Revival Chorus.

“Can I Believe You” b/w “Wading In Waist-High Water”

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July Exclusive

This special release combines two key singles from John Fogerty’s 1973 debut solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers on a limited edition Blue vinyl 12” single. The two singles included are the classics “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” backed with “Hearts Of Stone” Also included are the original B-sides “Workin’ On A Building” and “Somewhere Listening (For My Name)”

Featuring replications of the original artwork from both singles, one on each side.


SIDE A: 1. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) 2. Workin’ On A Building
SIDE B: 1. Hearts Of Stone 2. Somewhere Listening (For My Name)

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July Exclusive

Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 is a shining example of the Queen of Soul at her best. The nearly hour-long performance – recorded live at the National Association Of Television & Radio Announcers Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1972 – features the first live performances of many of Aretha’s landmark hits.  The live recording took place shortly after the release of her Grammy™ Award winning studio album Young Gifted and Black and features the album’s two Top 10 (USA) singles, penned by Aretha, “Rock Steady” and “Day Dreaming”.  Plus, stunning covers woven into medleys of “I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You) / I Say a Little Prayer”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water / We’ve Only Just Begun” and a glorious rendition of Aretha’s anthem “Respect”. This stunning performance will be made available on vinyl for the first time especially for RSD Drops 2021, pressed on orange & yellow double vinyl. Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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July Exclusive

Scooby Snacks / The Fun Lovin' Criminal (Hot 1997 Rockumental Mix] / King of New York (Jack Dangers Mix] / Scooby Snacks (20 MG Version] / The Grave And The Constant [Stephen Lironi 12" Mix] / Scooby Snacks [Instrumental]

Limited edition orange vinyl 12" to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the band’s classic single from 1996.  

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July Exclusive

Rap superstar Future continued to forge his own trailblazing path in hip-hop with the release of his fourth studio album, EVOL, led by the lone feature “Low Life,” a collaboration with The Weeknd. As a standout in a wave of projects, EVOL further cemented Future as the most dominant voice in rap, reaffirmed his notable influence on the genre as a whole, and takes place as one of the many jewels in the crown of Future’s evolving rap legacy. To commemorate five years of the record, EVOL arrives in limited edition translucent red + black smoke color viny as part of RSD Drops. 

Side A: 1. “Ain't No Time” 2. “In Her Mouth” 3. “Maybach” 4. “Xanny Family” 5. “Lil Haiti Baby” 6. “Photo Copied”

Side B: 1. “Seven Rings” 2. “Lie To Me” 3. “Program” 4. “Low Life” 5. “Fly Shit Only”

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July Exclusive

A rare Gun Club album, released in 1983 in the UK only and out of print for decades.  The Birth The Death The Ghost is a collection of early live recordings from shows at various clubs in Los Angeles and features the original lineup, including Kid Congo Powers on guitar prior to his leaving to join the Cramps. (Kid Congo would rejoin The Gun Club in 1984.) This long-awaited collector’s item will come on red vinyl to record stores as part of RSD Drops. 

1. BO DIDDLEY’S A GUNSLINGER, 2. RAILROAD BILL, 3. SEVEN MILES WITH THE DEVIL, 4. PREACHIN’ BLUES, 5. GOODBYE JOHNNY, 6. BLACK TRAIN, 7. WALKING WITH THE BEAST, 8. BAD MOOD, 9. NOT THAT MUCH, 10. GOING DOWN THE RED RIVER, 11. WILLIE BROWN, 12. FIELD HOLLER, 13. SEX BEAT

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July Exclusive

Limited Edition 12” Picture Disc—First time on vinyl for these LIVE versions!

Special live release to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Heavy Metal Soundtrack

Side A features a live version of Sammy Hagar’s classic “Heavy Metal” and Side B features a live version of “Little White Lie”


Side A: “Heavy Metal (Live)”
Side B: “Little White Lie (Live)”

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July Exclusive

Legendary 1972 show at The Roundhouse, London from the Space Ritual era. Includes the original recording of Hawkwind’s hit single “Silver Machine”. It is the first time the whole show has been available on double vinyl. Bonus tracks include “Master Of The Universe” (Original 1972 LP Mix) and “Born To Go” (Original 1972 LP Mix).

Side 1 – 1. Announcement / Apology, 2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown), 3. This Is Your Captain Speaking, 4. You Shouldn't Do That, 5. The Awakening

Side 2 – 1. Master Of The Universe, 2. Paranoia, 3. Earth Calling, 4. Silver Machine

Side 3 – 1. Welcome To The Future, 2. Born To Go, 3. Brainstorm (Jam), 4. End Announcement

Side 4 – Bonus Tracks: 1. Master Of The Universe (Original 1972 LP Mix), 2. Born To Go (Original 1972 LP Mix)

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July RSD First

The debut album from Willie Jones features the singles “Windows Down,” “Bachelorettes on Broadway”, and his latest, “Down For It” featuring T.I. — an updated rendition of the original. 

1. Country Soul | 2. Back Porch | 3. Bachelorettes On Broadway | 4. Down for It | 5. American Dream | 6. Right Now | 7. Trainwreck | 8. Drank Too Much | 9. Whole Lotta Love | 10. Actions | 11. Down For It (JD Walker Version) (feat. T.I.) | 12. Down For It (MyGuyMars Remix) (feat. T.I.)

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July Limited Run

Back To The Old School may have seemed like a crazy title for a hip-hop album released in 1986. In retrospect, Just-Ice clearly saw the movement into a new school of hip-hop as artists like Run DMC and LL Cool J were moving towards mainstream commercial success. The release serves as a punctuation mark at the end of the old school of hip-hop with production by none other than Kurtis Mantronik of acclaimed electronic hip-hop group Mantronix. Long out of print on vinyl, Get On Down marks the 35th anniversary of this landmark with a deluxe splatter color vinyl edition of the LP available only for RSD Drops 2021.

A Side: 1. Cold Gettin' Dumb 2. Love Story 3. Back To The Old School 4. Latoya
B Side: 1. Gangster Of Hip Hop 2. Little Bad Johnny 3. Put the Record Back On 4. Turbo Charged

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July Exclusive

Three ‘90s classics, reworked. 

Side A
1. Self-Esteem (Offspring Cover)
2. Brain Stew (Green Day Cover)

Side B
1. Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit Cover)

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July Exclusive

The second volume of a series started by the RSD Black Friday release of The River Flows Vol. 1, which completely sold out and garnered a lot of positive reviews. This deluxe Vol. 2 package features Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut performing their versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and more, with an original from John Hurlbut as well.

The deluxe package, designed by Kevin Morgan, features an OBI side spine on a gatefold jacket, an inner sleeve with celebrity pictures from Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch. The record itself is clear vinyl with five-color splatter.

Photographer: Lincoln Castricone
Executive Producer: Vannessa Kaukonen
Producer: Jorma Kaukonen
Engineered and Mixed: Justin Guip


“Knockin’ on Heaven's Door” (Bob Dylan) | “Hickory Wind” (Gram Parsons) | “A Little Faster” (John Hurlbut) | “Seems Like a Long Time” (Theodore Anderson) |”All Along the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan) |”This Land is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie)

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July Exclusive

Lamb Of God's third studio album, featuring the 2010 remix and singles "Ruin, "11th Hour" and "As The Palaces Burn." Pressed on red-splatter vinyl.

Side A: 1. Ruin 2. As the Palace Burns 3. Purified 4. 11th Hour 5. For Your Malice Side B: 1. Boot Scraper 2. Devil In God's Country 3. In Defense of Our Good Name 4. Blood Junkie 5. Vigil

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July Exclusive

Peggy Lee was in top form in 1955, in every aspect of her career. As a vocalist, she was at her peak. Pete Kelly’s Blues (her best acting role) and Lady And The Tramp (she co-wrote six songs and provided the voices for four characters) were both set to be released. That same year, she recorded 49 selections as radio transcriptions for the World Program Service. These recordings were not released to the public, but used by radio stations with unexpected time to fill. The music is more jazz-oriented than many of her Decca recordings of the time. Lee’s cool but inwardly heated voice is joined by frequent collaborators, pianist Gene DiNovi, guitarist Bill Pitman, Bob Whitlock or Don Prell on bass, drummer Larry Bunker, Ramon “Ray” Rivera on congas, harpist Stella Castellucci, and trumpeter Pete Candoli. This series compiles the best selections from those 1955 recordings, beginning with 14 tunes on this first volume. The recordings were mastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing on color vinyl, Exclusively as part of RSD Drops. 

It’s a Good Day / That Old Black Magic / Autumn in NY / I May Be Wrong / I Gotta Right / I Get A Kick / What is This Thing / The Positive / Me / People Will Say We / What Can I Say / Beautiful Morning / Taking A Chance / Bye Bye Blackbird 

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July Exclusive

Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed release by tenor saxophone icon Charles Lloyd, is available once again as a deluxe, limited edition180g, 2LP 2nd pressing - newly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, cut at 33 1/3 RPM and pressed by RTI.

This album features guitarist Gábor Szábo, Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca captured live in 1965 at Judson Hall and Slugs in New York City. The extensive booklet includes essays and rare photos.


Disc One (Judson Hall):
Side A
1. Sweet Georgia Bright (17:49)
2. How Can I Tell You (11:57)

Side B 1. Lady Gabor (12:50)

Disc Two (Slugs’):
Side C
1. Slugs’ Blues (12:57)
2. Lady Gabor (13:53)

Side D 1. Dream Weaver (15:25)

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July Exclusive

John Martyn's 1998 album, featuring covers of songs by Randy Newman, Dead Can Dance, Ben Harper, and Portishead, amongst others. Unavailable on vinyl since its original release. Half-speed mastered from the original tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP.

Side A: 1. He's Got All The Whiskey 2. God's Song 3. How Fortunate The Man With None 4. Small Town Talk 5. Excuse Me Mister Side B: 1. Strange Fruit 2. The Sky Is Crying 3. Glory Box 4. Feel So Bad 5. Death Don't Have No Mercy

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July Exclusive

In October 2020, Kip Moore recorded a special four Song acoustic set at Grimey's New & Preloved Records in.  This is the first time that these songs have been released on vinyl and are exclusive for RSD Drops.  Each record includes a collectible poster. 

Janie Blue / Sweet Virginia / Wild World / Fire and Flame

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July Exclusive

This release is an extract from a previously unreleased 1990 concert. More of that concert recording will be part of a forthcoming 30th anniversary box set celebrating the album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

1. Nothing Compares 2 u [Live]  2. The Last Day of Our Acquaintance [Live] 3. Irish Ways And Irish Laws [Live]  4. Toy [Live]

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July Limited Run

This project brings together the sophisticated songcraft of singer-songwriter Johnny O'Donnell, the iconoclastic arrangements of Van Dyke Parks, and the genial production touch of Lewis Pesacov into a refreshing and rewarding musical package that deserves the focus that only a 45RPM single provides.

Built upon a relationship formed in Los Angeles over a nearly twenty year period, the songs, penned by O'Donnell, are explorations in harmony, straddling the line between familiar and freakish. The arrangements and production are cinematic and full of drama which befits a production born of the belly of Hollywood. Romance, intrigue, and a touch of the unreal is where the tripartite of musical craftsmen have brewed this potion of melodies.

The two unreleased songs will be available for the first time as a 7" single, exclusively as part of RSD Drops.

 "Cats" b/w "Funny Face"

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July Exclusive

First ever vinyl release of the soundtrack for this Wes Craven classic from 1991. Composer Don Peake created an incredibly atmospheric and spooky score for this film. Peake's career is insane –as a guitarist and member of the Wrecking Crew, he’s played on albums by Marvin Gaye, Phil Spector, Everly Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, John Lennon, Jackson Five and more. It's an incredible career and his musical diversity shines on this score. Fun fact: People Under the Stairs opened at #1 on the box office chart and stayed in the Top 10 for a month.  

Main Title | Speak When Spoken To | Fool Proof | Bad Girls Burn in Hell | Metro gas Co | Dog Attack | The Basement | Gold Coin | Dead Leroy | Hunting Roach | Dog in the Walls | Spring Cleaning | Gutting Leroy | Brother and Sister | The Promise | Fool's in the House | The Roof | Go to Hell | Cellar Friends | Kiss your ass Goodbye | Way Out | Open the Door | You hurt your mother | Main Title | Chase

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July RSD First

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.

The 12” features the original promo single version of “Alive” plus three rare b-sides: “Wash”, “Dirty Frank” and the Beatles’ cover “I’ve Got A Feeling”, which is currently not available anywhere else. All four tracks are included on side A while side B contains an etching of the band’s Stick Man logo.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling” 4. “Dirty Frank”
Side B: Etching

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July RSD First

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.

The “Alive” cassette single is a replica of the promo cassette that was originally used around the album’s release. It includes the promo single version of “Alive” plus “Wash” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”, repeated on both sides.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling”
Side B: Repeat Side A program

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July Exclusive

Ramones: Triple J Live at the Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, July 8, 1980 is a previously unissued live radio broadcast from the legendary NYC punk rockers Ramones. The famed performance - recorded in Australia during their 1980 End Of The Century tour - contains 23 tracks, many of which are rare songs from the album that did not remain in their sets following this tour.  Pressed on 180g vinyl and strictly limited to 13000 copies worldwide, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

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July Exclusive

RSD Drops Exclusive! A double LP pressed on Yellow 180g vinyl with expanded original artwork. Includes two 8.5"x11" lithographs printed on embossed archival paper featuring photographs by Michael Joseph, and printed inner sleeves with "211 Reasons Why The Rolling Stones is the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band" from original London Records Edition. Remastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering. Lacquer cutting by Sean Magee, Abbey Road Studios.

Disc One
Side A Time Is On My Side / Heart Of Stone / Play With Fire / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / As Tears Go By / Get Off Of My Cloud

Side B
Mother’s Little Helper / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Paint It, Black / Under My Thumb / Ruby Tuesday / Let’s Spend The Night Together

Disc Two
Side A Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Street Fighting Man / Sympathy For The Devil / Honky Tonk Women / Gimme Shelter

Side B
Midnight Rambler / You Can’t Always Get What You Want / Brown Sugar / Wild Horses

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July Exclusive

The Just Blaze-produced album The Greatest Story Never Told was compared by some to hip-hop classics like Nas' Illmatic, and is available for the first time on vinyl. Featured artists on this album include: Fatman Scoop Q-Tip Jay-Z Swizz Beatz Faith Evans Marsha Ambrosius Raheem DeVaughn Devin The Dude Layzie Bone Our Babies Black Thought Bun B.

2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the record.


SIDE A
1. Station Identification (Intro) (feat. Fatman Scoop) (2:43)
2. The Invitation (feat. Q-Tip & Fatman Scoop) (4:36)
3. Come On Baby (feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz) - Swizz Beatz (3:44)
4. War (1:59)
5. Bring Me Down Pt.2 (4:47)
5. Enemies (3:41)
SIDE B
6. Friends (1:50)
7. The Greatest Story Never Told (4:00)
8. Clap (feat. Faith Evans) (6:30)
9. Preacher (4:22)
10. It's Alright (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) (6:00)
SIDE C
11. Believe It (6:01)
12. Give It to Me (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (5:17)
13. What the Lovers Do (feat. Devin The Dude) (4:15)
14. Better Way (feat. Layzie Bone) (4:30)
SIDE D
15. Oh Yeah (Our Babies) (4:14)
16. And the Winner Is (feat. Bun B) (6:19)
17. Too Long (feat. Black Thought) (4:11)

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July Exclusive

This concert was previously a digital only-release. This first physical release comes on double red vinyl for RSD Drops. Taken from the forthcoming CD Deluxe Edition of MSG's debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

1. Armed And Ready 2. Cry For The Nations 3. Victim Of Illusion 4. Natural Thing 5. Feels Like A Good Thing 6. Into The Arena 7. Looking Out From Nowhere 8. Rock Bottom 9. Tales Of Mystery 10. Lost Horizons 10. Band Introductions 11. Shoot Shoot 12. Doctor Doctor 13. Lights Out

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July Exclusive

An unreleased live recording of a November 1979 show in the band’s hometown of Coventry, England during the first 2Tone Tour alongside The Specials and Madness. Coming Exclusively to record stores on clear vinyl as part of RSD Drops. 

1. Murder 2. Out On the Streets 3. James bond 4. Sweet Collie 5. Street Feeling 6. Everyday 7. The Selecter 8. Danger 9. They Make Me Made 10. Carry Go Bring Come 11. On My Radio 12. Too Much Pressure

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July Exclusive

First-ever vinyl issue of this killer comp from ‘94. Spanning four sides of vinyl, you'll hear one of the finest death rock/goth/new wave bands of all time with songs from Eps, 12"s, and demos. It's a release not to miss. Gatefold packaging + colored vinyl. 

Trees | Just a Friend | The Night | Waiting Here | She Cries Alone | The Wind Blows | Eternal | Waiting Here Alt | The Night Alt | So Sure | Batman | Lies | Promised Land | Stand By Me | Puppet | Waltz | Guilt

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July RSD First

A reissue on smoke-filled colored vinyl for this out of print release featuring Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Sean Price, Currensy, and Domo Genesis.

1. Rugby Thompson  2. New Jack  3. Baleedat (feat. Curren$y)  4. Playground Legend  5. Ashtray (feat. Domo Genesis and Schoolboy Q)  6. F**k Ya Mother (feat. Sean Price)  7. Game 7 (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)  8. Kenny Powers  9. Turnbuckle Music (feat. Action Bronson)  10. Rivermonts  11. Lo Horsemen (feat. Thirstin Howl III, NymLo, and Meyhem Lauren)  12. The Prelude To Judgement Day

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July RSD First

The provocative, imperious, and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN takes part in RSD Drops by unveiling The Undiscovered Lotus. This beauty is presented on limited edition 12” black vinyl, with two opposing front covers featuring the captivating album artwork from 'Lotus' and 'Lykaia Revisited’. Fans and collector completists alike are in for a real treat, with Side A featuring three unreleased gems from the vaults of the Lotus era! Side B captures the band in all their majestic live glory with performances from the band’s shows at the RCA Club in Lisbon and the Largo Venue in Rome during their 2017 European tour.

Having just unleashed their critically acclaimed fifth studio album IMPERIAL, SOEN are an undeniable cypher for all which swirls around us, something which will continue to set them apart from their peers for years to come. Don’t miss out on this metal gem!


SIDE A: 1. EMDR 2. Thurifer 3. Virtue

SIDE B: 1. Jinn (Live In Lisbon) 2. Sectarian (Live In Lisbon) 3. Lucidity (Live In Rome)

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July Limited Run

I remember the heat that day burning through my JCPenney’s suit that I bought just the day before for our show at Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham. 100 degree temperature outside in the dead of summer in Alabama is not uncommon. I was pouring sweat alongside people who had just met that day for the first time to play a show under the name St. Paul & The Broken Bones. I hated my name being in the band’s name but who cared at that point, it was just a fling. Now, over 8 years later, we built a career out of it.

During this pandemic, I have gotten awfully nostalgic. For a time, we would travel constantly and shows started blending together. The bar for the best show/best audience was just so high. That endorphin rush was taken for granted. The first moment we had to play a socially distanced show, I knew exactly what we should do. Play a show at Avondale Brewery and do our debut album in full. Something I would never had done if the pandemic had not happened. Mainly because I am a perpetual motion kind of person and don’t like looking back. The beauty though of looking back at the beginning was realizing all the great people that helped us turn a summer fling into an actual career. From TT Management to Single Lock Records to High Road Touring. It was such a beautiful time. Here is the live recording from that show that night. I hope y’all enjoy.

- Paul

1 “I'm Torn Up” 2 “Don't Mean A Thing” 3 “Call Me” 4 “Like A Mighty River” 5 “That Glow” 6 “Broken Bones & Pocket Change” 7 “Sugar Dyed” 8 “Half The City” 9 “Grass Is Greener” 10 “Let It Be So” 11 “Dixie Rothko” 12 “It's Midnight”

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July Exclusive

Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) features twelve previously unreleased tracks from Candi Staton’s incredible recording period at the legendary FAME studios. Discovered and compiled as part of 2011’s Evidence (The Complete Fame Sessions Masters) compilation and available here for the first time on vinyl exclusively for RSD DROPS 2021.

Side 1 – 1. One More Hurt (2.41), 2. Spread Your Love On Me (3.10), 3. Lovin’ The Easy Way (2.50), 4. Where Were You (3.17)*, 5. I Gave A Little And Lost A Lot (4.19), 6. Do Right Woman (3.07).

Side 2 – 1. We Had It All (2.53), 2. Slipping Away (3.10), 3. I'll Be Here (3.25), 4. Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (2.47), 5. Jolene (4.13), 6. Are You Just Building Me Up (3.28) (All tracks are stereo except * mono)

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July Exclusive

1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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July Exclusive

1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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July Exclusive

Seventeen distinguished artists come together in tribute to one of the most influential musicians behind soul and political conscious African-American music. Pressed on light blue and grey mixed vinyl. 

SIDE A
1.   "Choice of Colors" – Gladys Knight
2.   "It's All Right!" – Steve Winwood
3.   "Let's Do It Again" – Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield
4.   "Billy Jack" – Lenny Kravitz
5.   "Look Into Your Heart" – Whitney Houston 
6.   "Gypsy Woman" – Bruce Springsteen
7.   "You Must Believe Me" – Eric Clapton 
8.   "I'm So Proud" – The Isley Brothers
9.   "Fool for You" – Branford Marsalis and The Impressions 
SIDE B
1. "Keep On Pushin'" – Tevin Campbell 
2. "The Makings of You" – Aretha Franklin 
3. "Woman's Got Soul" – B.B. King 
4. "People Get Ready" – Rod Stewart 
5. "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" – Narada Michael Walden
6. "I've Been Trying" – Phil Collins 
7. "I'm the One Who Loves You" – Stevie Wonder 
8. "Amen" – Elton John and Sounds of Blackness 

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July RSD First

In the span of just five years, we’ve released ten editions of the Brown Acid series, all of them packed with brilliant long-lost, rare, and unreleased hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal tracks from the ‘60s-‘70s. With so much essential material to choose from, if you’re on a limited budget or you don’t know where to start, this record is for you! We’ve collected ten powerful tracks, one from each edition, here to provide your first dose. We know you’ll be back for more.

With each Trip, we unearth even more incredible bangers that somehow eluded popularity in their day For every classic rock mainstay like Black Sabbath and Grand Funk Railroad, there are hundreds of great bands who, for a variety of reasons, were previously lost to the sands of time. Brown Acid seeks to rectify that, with all tracks painstakingly licensed legitimately and ensuring that the original artists are paid. As the series editions grow higher into the double digits, here’s a quick lysergic drop to get you up to speed.

Zekes, led by the songwriting duo of brothers Lenny & Kenny Gayle, opens the collection with the slithering buzzsaw guitars and hard-rock howl of "Box", a monster that gives Blue Cheer a run for their leaden blues. The 1970 track is originally the B-side to the band’s “Leaving You” 45 rpm single on the Beverly Hills label.

The squealing guitar harmonies and Sabbath plod of Ash's "Midnight Wish” are a psychedelic prog-fest from 1971 by this Australian quartet, one of few bands with the foresight to have made a music video way back then. The Factory’s “Time Machine” serves ample Rod Serling sci-fi paranoia alongside an insistent guitar riff, reverb soaked drums and one of the most psychotic sounding vibrato vocal lines this side of The Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird.”

Daingerfield, Texas group Kanaan’s 1969 fuzz-drenched ripper “Leave It” is a rousing anthem of boogie rock groove and wailing vocals. You may be familiar with George Brigman's psychedelic punk masterpiece Jungle Rot, but you don't know Split until you've heard the charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of "Blowin' Smoke.”

Truth & Janey are well known for their incredible 1976 LP No Rest For The Wicked. But their proto-metal 45-only single “Midnight Horseman” released four years earlier is a fantastic, formerly long-lost wonder. Blizzard was Rod McClure's high school band, but you couldn't possibly guess that teenagers recorded this heavy slab of obscure Oklahoma rage in 1973, sounding like a hypothetical MC5/Hendrix collaboration.

Luke and the Apostles ain't no Xian group, even though this 45 is of biblical proportions. "Not Far Off" is a tight and slinky jam sure to give your significant other bedroom eyes. The Doors and Elektra Records' producer Paul Rothchild called the Luke and the Apostles LP the "greatest album [he] never got to make.”

Indiana rockers Ice’s stunning full length debut languished unreleased for 50 years until RidingEasy issued The Ice Age in 2020. Back in 1970, the band recorded 10 original songs at 8-Track Studios in Chicago, only to break up shortly thereafter. Two of the tracks were eventually released as a 45 in 1972, but confusingly under a different band name, Zukus! “Running High” deftly balances wayward psychedelic pop and troglodyte thunder.

Louisville, KY quartet Conception's excellent revision of Blue Cheer's "Babylon" adds heavy phaser effect on the guitar and a more driving rhythm to make the song entirely their own. Lead guitar and high harmony vocals by Charlie Day (not to be confused with the Sunny Philadelphian actor) are assertive and commanding as he implores listeners onward to hallucinogenic nirvana.

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July RSD First

Heavy funk overview full of independent classics. An anthology of DJ favorites and breakbeat essentials. Featuring The Honey Drippers, Eddie Bo, The Gaturs, Ike Turner and 16 other tracks. Artwork by British reissue artist Jaffa The Unknown Home, with extensive liner notes.

SIDE ONE
1. The Honey Drippers-Impeach The President
2. Eddie Bo-If It’s Good To You (It's Good For You)
3. The Gaturs-Gatur Bait
4. Jimmy Johnson & The Lucky Hearts-Get It
5. Sonny Jones-Sissy Walk
SIDE TWO
6. Mary Jane Hooper-Don't Change Nothing
7. Herbie Thompson-Keep On Stepping
8. The Black Nasty-Party On 4th Street
9. Lynn Day-Big Off More (Than I Can Chew)
10. Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm-Funky Mule
SIDE THREE
11. Billy The Baron & His Smokin Challengers-Communications Is Where It's At
12. City Council Ltd.-When You Git Through Wit It Put It Back
13. Bobo Mr. Soul-H.L.I.C.
14. The Chosen Few-We Are The Chosen Few
15. Georgianna McCoy & The Classetts-I've Got To Space
SIDE FOUR
16. Johnny Mae Mathews-My Momma Didn't Lie
17. Glenda Dove-It's Gotta Be Something
18. City Council Ltd.-You Got It All Ain't No More
19. Dennis Lee & Notables-Funky Penguin
20. James Black-There's A Storm In The Gulf

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July Exclusive

This low-priced vinyl compilation series is in partnership with Vans, and acts as a fundraiser supporting Black-owned record stores in the USA. It features major Black artists, as well as a previously unreleased Roberta Flack recording of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." Cover art by Aamba Chavis.  Vol. 1 will be released as part of RSD Drops #1 on June 12.


Run The Jewels "walking in the snow (Holy Calamavote Live Version)",  Tank And The Bangas "To Be Real", Summer Walker "Girls Need Love”, Curtis Mayfield "Power To The People", Nubya Garcia "Stand With Each Other", Pop Smoke "Got It On Me", Keb' Mo' "Oklahoma", Otis Redding "Pain In My Heart", Cautious Clay "French Riviera", 6LACK "PRBLMS"

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July Exclusive

A newly remixed version of their classic “How Long Will I Love You” plus previously unreleased tracks from the forthcoming 'Room To Roam: Sessions' CD Box Set.

A1/ How Long Will I Love You 2021
A2/ Something That Is Gone [Backing track] *
B1/ A Life of Sundays [Early Take] *
B2/ Bluejeans And Moonbeams [Portuguese hotel room] *

* Exclusive to this release

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Wax Poetic

Wax Poetic [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $8.99 Download

July Limited Run

Twenty years after its initial release as the opening salvo in the large and still-growing Nublu Records catalogue, the classic self-titled debut album by Wax Poetic finally makes its vinyl debut. It's an album that boldly announces the arrival of a band, a label, a club and a whole new culture in New York's East Village, as well as featuring the first commercial recordings of soon-to-be superstar Norah Jones. This album has weathered the years beautifully and is a must-have for Norah fans as well as fans of Morcheeba, Massive Attack and Saint-Germain. The best aspects of lounge and acid jazz combine here with a vision for the future that renders this music timeless. Pressed on clear vinyl.

Intro / Angels  feat. Norah Jones / Driftin' / Selim II / Technologie / N.Y.C. / Rootgroove / Megaphone / Dreamin' / Bud / His Story / Don't Leave Him Alone / Purple Elephants / Interlude: Bass / On / Interlude: Guitar / Mother Earth / Changes 

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July RSD First

Limited Edition double vinyl edition of a collection of Amy Winehouse remixes from Frank and Back To Black, for RSD Drops 2021. This 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl – one LP blue, one yellow

Side A
Stronger Than Me (Harmonic 33 Remix)
Take The Box (Seijis Buggin' Mix)
Fuck Me Pumps (MJ Cole Remix)
In My Bed (CJ Mix)
Side B
Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)
Back To Black (Mushtaq Vocal Remix)
You Know I'm No Good (Ghostface UK Version)
Tears Dry on Their Own (Al Usher Remix)
Side C
Love Is A Losing Game (Kardinal Beats Remix)
Rehab (Remix Featuring Jay-Z)
You Know I'm No Good (Skeewiff Mix)
Side D
Tears Dry on Their Own (Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Mix)
Fuck Me Pumps (Mylo Remix)
Back To Black (The Rumple Strips Remix)
Love Is A Losing Game (Truth & Soul Remix)