RECORD STORE DAY 18th June 2022

Posted: June 16, 2022 in MUSIC

PRINCE – “The Gold Experience DELUXE” RSD22

The Gold Experience” was the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol, (SYMBOL ICON), and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “SLAVE” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “Eye Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim. The Record Store Day re-release of “The Gold Experience” is an homage to the rare US-only promo version of the album that was released in 1995. The two-LP set is pressed onto translucent gold vinyl with a bonus suite of “Eye Hate U” remixes on Side D.

The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset

All tracks mono and remastered. This 55th anniversary release of the classic Kinks single features 6 tracks with artwork from the original French 1967 release.

The Who – Its Hard

It’s hard celebrates its 40th anniversary with a 2-LP expanded vinyl version, disc one a ½ speed master contains a re-mastered version of the album while disc two continues the rest of the album but also has a disc of rare and unreleased material.

Pearl Jam – Live on Two Legs

Originally released in 1998, Live On Two Legs documents that year’s US summer tour in support of the Yield album. Sixteen tracks on crystal clear vinyl, in double LP gatefold packaging.

Sandie Shaw – Hand In Glove

Originally released in 1984 and unavailable for almost 40 years, this was a collaboration between one of the most successful (UK) female stars of the ‘60s and indie darlings the Smiths, who were big fans.

It features three Morrissey/Marr originals on which Sandie is backed by Messrs Marr, Rourke and Joyce.

Peter Gabriel – Live In Blood

Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23rd & 24th March 2011 and originally released the following year, Live Blood is exactly what its name suggests – the live incarnation of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood project where he reworked a chunk of his back catalogue for a 46-piece orchestra. The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM, across 3x heavyweight LPs, pressed on blood red vinyl.

The Heartbreakers – The LAMF Demo Sessions

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath and Jerry Nolan) with four studio demo sessions from 1976 and 1977, compiled onto one album for the first time. Two sessions were recorded in 1976 in New York, including four tracks in their early incarnation with Richard Hell and later six tracks after Billy Rath had joined on bass. In London in 1977, they recorded one session just prior to signing with Track Records, and another after L.A.M.F. had been released, with The Clash’s Terry Chimes on drums replacing the newly departed Jerry Nolan.

Pressed on transparent magenta vinyl, it comes with a 12” poster of the Roberta Bayley cover photo, an outtake from the L.A.M.F. cover session, and an inner bag with Walter Lure interviewed by Johnny Thunders’ biographer Nina Antonia in 2005.

The album shows the development of the band building towards their classic 1977 ‘L.A.M.F.’ album (recently reissued with a newly found original master), and further points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.

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