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Legacy Recordings Announces Eclectic Assortment Of Collectible 7″, 12″ Vinyl and Cassette Titles For Record Store Day 2018

Legacy Recordings, the catalog arm of Sony Music, has announced the titles its releasing for this year’s Record Store Day, which will take place on April 21st 2018.

A press release notes that it’s the most number of albums the label has issued in the 11 years that Record Store Day has taken place. Among this year’s offerings are limited-edition releases by such artists as AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen.

Pink Floyd are reissuing their debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, on mono vinyl for the first time in 50 years. Bruce Springsteen will see his 1995 Greatest Hits compilation issued on individually numbered red vinyl, while AC/DC’s Back in Black will be sold on cassette. The document of the 1987 tour by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, Dylan & the Dead, will be sold on red and blue tie-dye vinyl.

Legacy Recordings also revealed that the Allman Brothers Band’s Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970, one of their most famous concerts prior to their At Fillmore East breakthrough, will be available for the first time on vinyl, with four discs housed in a box set with eight pages of notes and photos. A similar treatment has been given to Jeff Buckley’s Live at Sin-é: Legacy Edition.

Johnny Cash’s legendary At Folsom Prison is coming out in a special five-LP collection that combines the entirety of both sets Cash performed that day, as well as performances by June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers. Included in the package is a 12″ single of rehearsals the band ran through at a Sacramento, Calif., hotel the night before the shows and an eight-page 12″ x 12″ booklet.

Live sets by Living Colour (Live at CBGB’s, 12.19.89), Rage Against the Machine (Democratic National Convention 2000), Elvis Presley (The King in the Ring — the acoustic sets of his 1968 comeback special), Soul Asylum (Live From Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX, December 3, 1992), Hot Tuna (Live at the New Orleans House) and Big Audio Dynamite II(On the Road Live ’92) will also receive their premiere vinyl release.

Legacy is also putting out a pair of 7″ singles for Record Store Day: Jimi Hendrix’s “Mannish Boy” b/w “Trash Man,” both of which come from April 1969 sessions, and a collaboration between Van Morrison and jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco on “Close Enough for Jazz” and “The Things I Used to Do.”

In addition, records by Eurythmics (the 1984 soundtrack), Kenny Loggins (purple vinyl of Return to Pooh Corner) and Uncle Tupelo (No Depression – Demos) will be released.

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The Allman Brothers BandLive At The Atlanta Pop Festival, July 3th & 5th, 1970 (4LP 12” vinyl – Individually Numbered – First Time on Vinyl)

The Allman Brothers Band was one of Georgia’s top live acts still looking for a national break when they were hired to open the three-day Atlanta International Pop Festival. The band’s Southern blues style, bolstered by jams that stretched to epic lengths, won over audiences—and two days later, after legends like Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and B.B. King took the stage, the Allmans were invited back for a second set. Recorded nearly a year before At Fillmore East established them as one of America’s hottest bands, fans can now discover these landmark nights in Allman Brothers Band history with this individually numbered, limited edition box set, available on vinyl for the first time and packaged in an oversize slipcase with an eight-page booklet of photos and liner notes.

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Big Audio Dynamite II, On The Road Live ’92 (12” Single – First Time on Vinyl)

The Clash’s Mick Jones resurrected Big Audio Dynamite with a new lineup in the early 1990s, releasing The Globe, the band’s best-selling album in America, in 1991. This five-track EP, available for the first time on vinyl, features performances from live dates in Chicago and New York—including a rendition of the band’s U.K. No. 1 single, “Rush.”

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Jeff Buckley, Live At Sin-é: Legacy Edition (4LP 12” vinyl – Individually Numbered – First Time on Vinyl)

In a cramped club on the lower east side of Manhattan, armed with only an electric guitar, Jeff Buckley stunned audiences with his mysterious, emotionally uncompromising live sets, packed with eclectic covers and his own originals. The four-track Live At Sin-é EP, released in 1993, was his debut release for Columbia Records; here, it’s expanded as a numbered, limited edition in a deluxe hard shell slipcase housing four individually designed LP jackets and an eight-page, full-color booklet of photos and liner notes. Live versions of favorites like “Grace,” “Last Goodbye” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” appear here on vinyl for the first time.

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Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition (5LP 12” vinyl – Individually Numbered – First Time on Vinyl)

“Hello…I’m Johnny Cash.” With those four words, The Man in Black solidified his legend as outlaw country pioneer with two spirited sets recorded at Folsom State Prison in 1968 and released as At Folsom Prison, one of the most acclaimed live albums of all time. This special box set includes both full concerts available for the first time on vinyl, including performances by June Carter, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers. This numbered deluxe package, featuring individually designed LP jackets packaged in a deluxe hard shell slipcase with an eight-page, 12” x 12” booklet, also includes a bonus 12” single featuring previously unreleased audio of Cash and friends rehearsing at the El Rancho Motel in Sacramento, California, the night before the concerts took place.

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Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, Dylan & The Dead (LP – Red and Blue Tie-Die Vinyl)

In 1987, two legends joined forces for an unforgettable tour. Now, Dylan & The Dead, featuring The Grateful Dead backing up Bob Dylan on seven of his classic songs, including “All Along The Watchtower,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “Gotta Serve Somebody,” is available on red and blue tie-dye vinyl for a trip unlike any other.

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Jimi Hendrix, Mannish Boy b/w Trash Man (7” Single)

Recorded at New York City’s Record Plant on April 22nd, 1969, this uptempo reworking of Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” marks Jimi Hendrix’s first recording session with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles—the trio who became known as Band of Gypsys, whose work with Hendrix had a significant impact on his remarkable legacy. First released on Both Sides Of The Sky, a new studio album of rare and unissued Hendrix recordings, “Mannish Boy” is issued here as a 45 RPM single backed with “Trash Man,” an April 3, 1969 studio recording made by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience. “Trash Man” is drawn from Hear My Music, a Dagger Records “official bootleg” album not sold in stores and otherwise only available to fans via

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Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco, Close Enough for Jazz b/w The Things I Used to Do (7” Single)

This limited edition 7” single is a collaboration between legendary vocalist Van Morrison and jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, featuring a new version of Morrison’s “Close Enough for Jazz” and a stunning rendition of Guitar Slim’s “The Things I Used to Do.”

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Pink Floyd, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Mono) (LP)

The psychedelic debut album by Pink Floyd was their sole album completed with original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett and featured the early classic “Interstellar Overdrive.” The original mono version of Pink Floyd’s first LP, named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, is available on vinyl for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Soul Asylum, Live From Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX, December 3, 1992 (2LP – Previously Unreleased – First Time on Vinyl)

Legacy Recordings’ Live From The Vaults series uncovers rare and unreleased concerts on vinyl, featuring classic bootleg-inspired jacket design with unique, artist-specific outer wraps (OBIs)! This never-before-heard set features Soul Asylum’s hard-driving performance at the legendary Austin venue Liberty Lunch, just months after the release of their breakthrough album Grave Dancers Union.

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Bruce Springsteen, Greatest Hits (2LP – Individually Numbered – Red Vinyl)

Originally released in 1995, Greatest Hits was the first collection of powerful hit singles from the first two decades of Bruce Springsteen’s career—and kicked off an exciting new chapter in his story with three brand-new songs recorded with The E Street Band after nearly a decade apart. Long unavailable on the vinyl format, this individually numbered 2LP set, pressed on red vinyl, is assembled from the brilliant remasters of Springsteen’s discography by Bob Ludwig.

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Uncle Tupelo, No Depression – Demos (LP – First Time on Vinyl)

Released in 1990, Uncle Tupelo’s debut album No Depression was a genuine milestone in American rock and roll, a striking fusion of traditional folk and country with post-punk innovation and hardcore ferocity. For the first time on vinyl, fans can hear Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn’s legendary demo tape Not Forever, Just For Now, recorded in 1989, plus a demo of “No Depression” recorded a year prior.

For full details, visit Record Store Day’s website.


Record Store Day 2018 will sweep America’s record shops, bringing with it performances, parties, and plenty of drool-worthy new and exclusives releases.  Uncle Tupelo (the band that predated and eventually morphed into Wilco) will release No Depression – Demos on Record Store Day. Previously released as disc two of the 2014 deluxe reissue of the landmark 1990 album, this marks the first time these tracks will be available on vinyl. Legacy will press 3000 copies.

One release we’re particularly excited about is Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression (Demos). the site and publication No Depression originally got its name from that 1990 album from Uncle Tupelo, a history former ND editor Kim Ruehl outlined in a recent piece for the Columbia Journalism Review.


Referencing ND founding editor Peter Blackstock, Ruehl writes, “Blackstock occasionally participated in an online message board called NoDepression.AltCountry, named for the 1993 debut album of Midwest alt-country group Uncle Tupelo (who had, in turn, named their inaugural recording, No Depression, for a song The Carter Family had recorded a half-century earlier, during the Great Depression).”


Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn formed the group Uncle Tupelo after the lead singer of their previous band, The Primitives, left to attend college. The trio recorded three albums for Rockville Records, before signing with Sire Records and expanding to a five-piece. Shortly after the release of the band’s major label debut album Anodyne, Farrar announced his decision to leave the band due to a soured relationship with his co-songwriter Tweedy. Uncle Tupelo split on May 1, 1994, after completing a farewell tour. Following the breakup, Farrar formed Son Volt with Heidorn, while the remaining members continued as Wilco. Although Uncle Tupelo broke up before it achieved commercial success, the band is renowned for its impact on the alternative country music scene. The group’s first album, No Depression, became a byword for the genre and was widely influential. Uncle Tupelo’s sound was unlike popular country music of the time, drawing inspiration from styles as diverse as the hardcore punk of The Minutemen and the country instrumentation and harmony of the Carter Family and Hank Williams. Farrar and Tweedy lyrics frequently referred to Middle America and the working class of Belleville.

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This Record Store Day release features a handful of exclusives, including a 1988 demo of the title track, which has never before been released on vinyl. Check out more details and a track list for No Depression (Demos) here.

Released in 1990, Uncle Tupelo’s debut album No Depression was a genuine milestone in American rock and roll, a striking fusion of traditional folk and country with post-punk innovation and hardcore ferocity. For the first time on vinyl, fans can hear Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn’s legendary demo tape Not Forever, Just For Now, recorded in 1989, plus a demo of “No Depression” recorded a year earlier.

Side A 1. Outdone [1989 Demo] 2. That Year [1989 Demo] 3. Whiskey Bottle [1989 Demo] 4. Flatness [1989 Demo] 5. I Got Drunk [1989 Demo]
Side B 1. Before I Break [1989 Demo] 2. Life Worth Living [1989 Demo] 3. Train [1989 Demo] 4. Graveyard Shift [1989 Demo] 5. Screen Door [1989 Demo] 6. No Depression [1988 Demo]

The live version of “You Are The Problem Here” was originally recorded in honor of International Women’s Day and is exclusive to this Record Store Day 2018 single. First Aid Kit special 7” for Record Store Day, which will include the live and studio versions of You are the Problem Here. The band have also shared a live version of the song for International Women’s Day 2018 and to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the song’s release.

“You are the Problem Here” is a powerful, direct statement against sexual misconduct and rape culture with proceeds donated to Women for Women International. Given the worldwide #MeToo movement and current landscape which is seeing women speak out against sexual harassment, the song is more pertinent now than ever.

First Aid Kit Say: “You are the Problem Here is a song that was written out of pure frustration and anger. We, as women, felt really sick of being afraid all the time. We wanted to ask the perpetrators of rape crimes why they commit such horrendous acts. Instead of putting the blame and shame on the victim, we wanted to put it back where it belongs. The song has been gaining more and more attention since its original release last year, especially with the #MeToo movement growing. It’s sad that it’s so relevant, but we’re glad to be talking about these issues and taking sexual assault seriously. We all need to keep the conversation going.

“You Are The Problem Here (Recorded Live in Stockholm)”/“You Are The Problem Here (Studio Version)”

First Aid KitYou are the Problem Here (Live From the Rebel Hearts Club)

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Taken from the Suggestive Listening EP, to be released as a part of Record Store Day 2018. Limited to 1000 copies – 500 blue cover, 500 pink – and only available through independent record shops.  An extended play record, offered referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs usually do not contain as many tracks as albums, & are considered “less expensive & time consuming” for an artist to produce than an album.

An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) & LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well. Beginning in the 1980s, many so called “singles” have been sold in formats with more than two tracks. Because of this, the definition of an EP is not determined only by the number of tracks or the playing time; an EP is typically seen as four (or more) tracks of equal importance as opposed to a four-track single with an obvious A side & three B-sides. Suggestive Listening is an EP written by Ulrika Spacek


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Record Store Day, taking place this year on April 21st, has published its annual list of exclusive vinyl releases. it’s the day when fans of the glorious vinyl record get together to share in their combined love for the format. Now, we know exactly what special releases will be unleashed for this year’s event. With musicians Run The Jewels serving as this year’s global ambassadors, there is set to be close to 500 exclusive releases this year, with limited-editions, box-sets, reissues, and even a few cassettes marking the occasions.  Needless to say, there’s bound to be something for everyone, with The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Eric Clapton, Wu-Tang Clan, Sublime, Sufjan Stevens, and The Cure also participating in this year’s festivities.

Some of the highlights include previously unreleased music from Led Zeppelin, Arcade Fire’s self-titled 2003 EP (released for the first time on vinyl), a new Courtney Barnett single, “City Looks Pretty”/”Sunday Roast,” featuring two songs from her forthcoming second album Tell Me How You Really Feel, and several David Bowie releases, including a heavyweight 12” single of the previously unreleased demo “Let’s Dance.”

Other gems and rarities include Prince’s album 1999, pressed on vinyl for the first time since 1983, as well as new singles from Parquet Courts, The Voidz and First Aid Kit, a live album from The National and a compilation from The Cure with 16 new mixes by Robert Smith. Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee’s recent Jason Molina covers will also be released as an exclusive 7”, along with picture discs from the latest season of Showtime’s Twin Peaks and an exclusive live 7” featuring Fleet Foxes performing the title track from their latest, Crack-Up.

Sufjan Stevens  has also announced a 10” Mystery Of Love EP featuring music from the Oscar-winning film Call Me By Your Name, which he recently performed at this year’s Oscars with St. Vincent, Moses Sumney and others.

The Cure / Torn Down 2LP picture disc , First time on vinyl for 16 new mixes by Robert Smith. Comes with die-cut gatefold sleeve and download code.

The Cure / Mixed Up 2LP picture disc, The Cure‘s remix album from 1990 pressed as a double LP picture disc. The Cure have a thing for picture discs on Record Store Day!

David Bowie 2LP coloured vinyl, David Bowie‘s debut on double red/blue vinyl. Features mono and stereo version. More Parlophone’s Bowie RSD .

David Sylvian / Dead Bees On A Cake 2LP white vinyl, David Sylvian‘s album from 1999 on white vinyl. Includes four non-album tracks.

Fleetwood Mac / The Alternate Tango In The Night black vinyl LP. The now traditional ‘alternate’ version of a Fleetwood Mac album taken from the CD in the box set and issued as standalone vinyl on RSD.

Jeff Buckley / Live at Sin-é 4LP vinyl. First time on vinyl for this live album. Massive quadruple vinyl with ‘deluxe packaing’.

Led Zeppelin / Rock and Roll 7″ yellow vinyl, Large-holed seven-inch with adaptor. Rock and Roll (Sunset Sound Mix) and B-side Friends (Olympic Studios Mix) are both previously unreleased.

Neil Young / Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live 2LP vinyl, First official release of the live show at LA’s Roxy in 1973 (performed before the album was even released). Gatefold package with audio on three sides of vinyl with the fourth being an etched disc.

Small Faces / Lazy Sunday Afternoon (Early Mix) yellow seven-inch, Die-cut sleeved seven-inch features a previously unreleased version of the Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake title track on the B-side. The previews a forthcoming 3LP box set edition.

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As we get ready for another host of rarities and re-releases set to be on their way for Record Store Day 2018, which comes on April 21st, we’ve just got news of three releases they’re all David Bowie and they’re all limited edition.

The first is a 3 x 12″ set Welcome to the Blackout (Live in London 1978) and it holds a whole host of secrets. The previously unreleased set offers fans a chance to listen back on history as we dive in to Bowie’s Isolla II tour and re-visit his dates at London’s Earls Court from’1978.

Welcome to the Blackout, a triple live album taken from Bowie’s Isolar II World Tour in 1978, to promote Low and “Heroes”. The singer ended the second, European leg of the tour with a trio of sold-out gigs at Earls Court in London from June into July, and while RCA’s mobile truck was on hand to record the dates, it was ultimately the live compilation Stage that became the first representation of the tour for mass audiences. Bowie and David Richards did, however, mix the tapes into a potential project in Montreux, Switzerland in the winter of 1979; that arrangement from the June 30th and July 1st shows is Welcome to the Blackout.

The performance features Bowie’s expanded band, with core members Carlos Alomar (rhythm guitar, George Murray (bass) and Dennis Davis (drums) joined by heavy-hitters including Adrian Belew on guitar, Hawkwind’s Simon House on electric violin, Utopia’s Roger Powell on keyboards and Sean Mayes on piano and string ensemble. (This band would follow Bowie to Montreux for the recording of Lodger in 1979.) None of this material has ever appeared on a Bowie-sanctioned release, although “Sound and Vision” (making its live debut) ended up on the unofficial 1995 collection RarestOneBowie.

The next is a 12″ single which features the full first recording of ‘Let’s Dance’ as well as a live version of the song. The final release is Bowie Now a previously only promotional album, only for the US, which is getting it’s first commercial release. It will feature tracks from both Low and Heroes . 

The Bowie camp celebrated David’s birthday in 2018 with the digital unveiling of his original demo to the smash hit “Let’s Dance.” A longer version of that demo, as newly mixed by original producer Nile Rodgers, will make its physical debut for RSD on a new 12″ single. It’ll be paired with a rare live version of the same song, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and featured on the Serious Moonlight concert film.

finally, for rarity seekers and fans of Bowie’s Berlin trilogy, the 1978 promo album Bowie Now gets its first commercial reissue. This disc features album tracks from Low and “Heroes,” all sourced from Tony Visconti’s remasters of the albums as featured in last year’s box set A New Career In a New Town. The package is expanded to feature a new inner sleeve with a rarely seen image of the singer in Berlin in 1977.

The Releases

Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) – 3 x LP unreleased live set
~ Let’s Dance (Full-length) – 12” single featuring full length version of the demo and live version
~ Bowie Now – White vinyl LP issue of US promo only compilation with new interior artwork –