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Mush great artisanal formats

Following hot on the heels of their debut album “3D Routine”, Leeds upstarts Mush will be releasing “Great Artisanal Formats” – a 5 track EP for Record Store Day 2020.Mush have established themselves as one of the most inventive and exciting new guitar bands in the UK having supported Stereolab and Shame, been supported heavily at 6 Music (5 x Marc Riley sessions + daytime playlist) and played a host of high profile festivals including All Points East, The Great Escape and Transmusicales.

“Great Artisanal Formats” is another collection of off kilter guitar licks and wry observational takes on modern society. Mush are touring the UK and Europe in – FR Paris, Supersonic08 Apr – FR Lyon, Le Sonic10 Apr – FR Lille, Pzzle Festival @ Le Grand Mix12 Apr – UK Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall13 Apr – UK Brighton, The Prince Albert14 Apr – UK London, Sebright Arms15 Apr – UK Bristol, The Lanes16 Apr – UK Manchester, YES17 Apr – UK Sheffield, Picture House Social18 Apr – UK Newcastle, The Cumberland ArmsPraise for Mush’s debut album “3D Routine”:

“Old-school indie meets 2020 attitude” 8/10 UNCUT”Wonky indie rock at its best” 8/10 Louder Than War”Mush’s riffy, funky post-punk is as cathartic as it is surreal”

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New Order will release a new vinyl pressing of the group’s 1982 studio session with legendary BBC broadcaster John Peel on Record Store Day this year, complete with what is being advertised as a new sleeve created by the band’s long time graphic designer Peter Saville.

The four-track The John Peel Session 1982 EP will be released in both the U.S. and U.K., and features two songs from Power, Corruption & Lies, plus an original, “Too Late,” that was never recorded or released elsewhere, and a cover of reggae singer Keith Hudson’s “Turn the Heater On.”

Now in its 12th year, Record Store Day falls on August 29th (delayed by coronavirus) this year. Head over to the and websites to see full lists of exclusive, limited-run and “RSD First” releases along with participating record stores in the U.S. and the U.K., respectively.

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Irish rockers The Murder Capital have been building quite a bit of momentum overseas both back at home in Ireland and in the U.K. as well. They released their debut album “When I Have Fears” last year to mass critical acclaim (it was one of our best-albums-of-2019>favourites of the year and now it’s time for the band to have their moment here in the U.S., where they are about to embark on their first-ever North American tour. The Murder Capital released their debut album When I Have Fears on their own label Human Season Records to much critical claim in August of 2019.The band played a string of headlining shows around Europe and the UK and this 45rpm 12″ highlights the broody “Love, Love, Love” and “On Twisted Ground” from their show at The Dome, Tufnell Park in London from October 2019.

The band’s drummer Diarmuid Brennan told us one day before they played their biggest hometown show to date. We talked about the early days of the band, their process, how they bring it live every night, and how grief helped shaped their debut album. You guys are currently in Dublin preparing for your biggest headlining show to date. How are you feeling before the show?
Yeah that’s right. Good! Just landed back in Dublin, we flew over from the U.K. So we are just at Grogans now on South William Street, just meeting up with some mates. But yeah, just staying relaxing about it to be honest. It’s obviously a big one as it’s a Dublin show, Dublin shows are always big, they get us very excited. But yeah I’ll get excited maybe a couple of minutes before we go on.

New album When I Have Fears available 16th August

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Both “I Wanna Destroy You” and “Near the Soft Boys” were first released on Armageddon Records in 1980.Both have been out of print for nearly 40 years. This release would combine both into one double gatefold 7″.

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of two releases from psychedelic icons The Soft Boys, their Near The Soft Boys EP and the single for their biggest hitI Wanna Destroy You. To commemorate these releases, Yep Roc reissue these ultra-rare releases as a limited edition gatefold double 45. Both titles have never been reissued and fetch tidy sums in collector’s circles. I Wanna Destroy You has become an anthem in today’s political climate and features the rare disco version of I’m an Old Pervert on it’s b-side. Near The Soft Boys features two Robyn Hitchcock-penned originals – Kingdom of Love andStrange – as well as a cover of Syd Barrett’s Vegetable Man.

7” 1: track 1. I Wanna Destroy You / track 2. I’m An Old Pervert (Disco) / track 3. Near The Soft Boys

7” 2: track 1. Kingdom Of Love / track 2. Vegetable Man / track 3. Strange

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Rock autodidact Greg Sage had been kicking around Portland, Oregon, since the early ’70s, eventually forming Wipers in Year-Of-Punk 1977 to showcase his grungy, economical guitar work and shredded-nerve-ending songwriting. Their third LP would be the first to gain them a broader audience due to Brain Eater Records’ stronger distribution ties. Good thing it was essentially the apex of Wipers’—and Sage’s—art. The title track certainly has a life beyond the band, cited as influential by Kurt Cobain and covered by everyone from Hole to the Mono Men.

Limited Edition clear colour vinyl with 7”. Limited to 2000. Celebrating the 40 year Anniversary of the debut LP by the Wipers. Includes individually AUTOGRAPHED concert poster by Greg Sage. Bonus 45 with four songs from the original 4 track sessions. Transparent Clear Audiophile Vinyl pressed at RTI with custom reflective mirror board jacket. Unquestionably Portland’s most well-loved punk group, the Wipers formed in the late 1970s and in 1980 released their debut LP, “Is This Real?”– twelve songs of stabbing, jittery guitar, snapped vocals, and unabashed teen angst. Full of desperation and yearning, the LP has stood as a blueprint for wretched youth for over 25 years. In the early 1990s “Is This Real?” was given mainstream attention when Nirvana covered two tracks off the record and Cobain announced it was one of the primary influences on his group.

Track listing: 1. Return Of The Rat 2. Mystery 3. Up Front 4. Let’s Go Let’s Go Away 5. Is This Real? 6. Tragedy 7. Alien Boy 8. D-7 9. Potential Suicide 10. Don’t Know What I Am 11. Window Shop For Love 12. Wait A Minute 13. Mystery (Original 4 Track Sessions) 14. Tragedy (Original 4 Track Sessions) 15. Let’s Go Away (Original 4 Track Sessions) 16. Is This Real? (Original 4 Track Sessions)

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This 1971 collaboration between primal one-part-delta / one-part-Detroit singer-guitarist John Lee Hooker and southern california blues revivalists Canned Heat works in large part because all parties involved are a little off. Hooker, the most unsystematic of the major bluesmen of his generation, isn’t a good fit for disciplined players; rather, he requires sidemen who play by feel. In harp player-guitarist Alan Wilson, the crawling king snake found a particularly sympathetic foil; sadly, Wilson died shortly after these sessions were completed. roughly divided into spare, gritty delta exercises and full-on boogie stomps featuring the full band, Hooker ‘n’ Heat is surely one of Canned Heat’s crowning moments, which isn’t saying that much. But that it stands as a milestone in Hooker’s oeuvre is quite a statement indeed.

The double-album “Hooker ’N Heat”, which was released on 15th January 1971, is a fascinating meeting of mentor and protégés. Canned Heat had long admired John Lee Hooker and were delighted to find out that the revered blues guitarist-singer also enjoyed the band’s music. “I sure like the way you boys boogie,” Hooker told harmonica player Alan Wilson at a chance meeting in Los Angeles. Canned Heat floated the idea of recording together and, in April 1970, Hooker’s record company gave him permission to do just that. Just one month later they met up at Liberty Records in LA to record the album that was titled Hooker ’N Heat.

That real “Hooker sound”, In deference to Hooker’s genius, the boogie-rock band, who had a global hit with ‘On The Road Again’ in 1967, gave the first half of the album to him alone, and Hooker laid down compelling versions of five of his own compositions: ‘Messin’ With The Hook’, ‘The Feelin’ Is Gone’, ‘Send Me Your Pillow’, ‘Sittin’ Here Thinkin’’ and ‘Meet Me In The Bottom’. Hooker arrived for the recording session wearing a plaid cap, leather jacket, black satin shirt and some old dress slacks. He was carrying his favourite old Epiphone guitar. Producers Skip Taylor and Robert Hite were keen to capture the authentic Hooker blues sound. They tried out eight amplifiers before finding an old Silvertone amp that had that real “Hooker sound”. The engineers built a plywood platform for Hooker to sit on while he played, with one microphone on the amp, one to capture his vocals and a third to pick up his distinctive stomping. Nearby was a large bottle of Chivas Regal Scotch and a pitcher of water to keep him well refreshed.

“The most gifted harmonica player I’ve ever heard” For the second half of Hooker ’N Heat, Wilson joined in on piano, harmonica and guitar. “Blind Owl” Wilson, as he was known, died four months after the record was cut – at just 27 years of age – from a barbiturates overdose. He had suffered from depression and his death robbed the world of “the most gifted harmonica player I’ve ever heard”, as Hooker described him. Hooker ’N Heat captures his wonderful talent for music, including his piano playing on ‘Bottle Up And Go’ (written by the Delta blues musician Tommy McClennan) and ‘The World Today’, and his guitar work on ‘I Got My Eyes On You’.

After more Hooker solo songs, including ‘Alimonia Blues’, ‘Drifter’, ‘You Talk Too Much’ and ‘Burning Hell’, the whole band chimed in for the final songs, with Hooker and Wilson joined by lead guitarist Henry Vestine, bass player Antonio De La Parra and drummer Adolfo De La Parra on exuberant versions of ‘Just You And Me’, ‘Let’s Make It’ and ‘Peavine’. It all soars and moves, even though it seems like the band are sometimes frantically trying to keep up with Hooker’s vocals.

Hooker ’N Heat ended on a high, with a rambling and powerful 11-minute version of Hooker’s first record, the classic ‘Boogie Chillen’’. The song showed just how much fun Canned Heat were having recording with their musical hero, who died in 2001.

After the album came out, Hooker and Canned Heat – who hired guitarist-vocalist Joel Scott Hill to replace Wilson – played some live shows together, including one at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The memorable studio collaboration Hooker ’N Heat captured a natural fusion of empathetic musicians – and Hooker, who was 53 at the time, revelling in the occasion.

“Messin’ With The Hook” | “The Feelin’ Is Gone” | “Send Me Your Pillow” | “Sittin’ Here Thinkin’” | “Meet Me In The Bottom” | “Alimonia Blues” | “Drifter” | “You Talk Too Much” | “Burning Hell” | “Bottle Up And Go” | “The World Today” |  “I Got My Eyes On You” | “Whiskey And Wimmen’” | “Just You And Me” | “Let’s Make It” | “Peavine” | “Boogie Chillen No. 2”

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Mikal Cronin experienced a creativity boom in late 2018/early 2019, inspired in part by the massive wildfires in Southern California that forced him to evacuate from the Idyllwild cabin where he’d been writing songs. Upon his return to Los Angeles, he recorded two full albums: Seeker, released in October 2019, and its electronic counterpartSwitched-On Seeker”, which is out digitally June 30th and on vinyl August 29th via Record Store Day Drops. Mikal  Cronin experienced a creativity boom in late 2018/early 2019, inspired in part by the massive wildfires in Southern California that forced him to evacuate from the Idyllwild cabin where he’d been writing songs. Upon his return to Los Angeles, he recorded two full albums: Seeker, released in October 2019, and its electronic counterpart Switched-On Seeker, which is out digitally now and on vinyl August 29th via Record Store Day Drops.

While Cronin’s self-assured vocals and the overarching theme of destruction and rebirth unite Seeker and Switched-On Seeker, everything else about the two albums is different. Support your local record store on August 29 to experience the songs from Seeker in a whole new way!

Playing garage-accented pop, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mikal Cronin was raised in Laguna Beach, CA, where as a teenager he developed a passion for both surfing and rock & roll. While attending Laguna Beach High School, he fell in with a handful of like-minded music fans, many of whom he still collaborates with to this day.

On July 1st, Cronin will perform a “Switched-On” set from Zebulon in Los Angeles, on Zebulon’s YouTube channel.

The idea for Switched-On Seeker, whose title was inspired by a series of early electronic music records by Wendy Carlos playing classical music on an early Moog system, arose from Cronin’s interest in synths and electronic music, and he set out to record the songs of Seeker track by track using only his collection of synthesizers and drum machines. Alone in his garage, Cronin made the album with a variety of synths including Arturia DrumBrute, Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother-32, Hohner String Performer, Mellotron, Omnichord, various little Casios, Roland SH-01A, Korg R3, and classic drum machine samples.
While Cronin’s self-assured vocals and the overarching theme of destruction and rebirth unite Seeker and Switched-On Seeker, everything else about these two albums is different. Support your local record store on August 29th to experience your favourite songs from Seeker in a whole new way!


Limited edition companion piece to Mikal Cronin’s 2019 Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of 2019’s Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos’ “Switched-On” series.Mikal Cronin will continue his world tour across the calendar in 2020, including a confirmed BBC 6 Music session with Marc Riley at the end of February.

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Record Store Day has been split into three standalone “RSD Drop” days, occurring on August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.  That’s not the only thing changing this time around. As the first RSD Drop Day approaches, shops are beginning to consider what records to order.  With that in mind, we thought we’d share a sampling of what we’re looking forward to on RSD Drop Day 1 on August 29th – with further coverage to come as we get closer to the date.  There are lots of exciting titles due, so get in touch with your nearest participating retailer soon.

America, Heritage II: Demos (Omnivore Recordings, LP, 1,700 copies)

Eleven previously unissued demos and alternate tracks from 1971-1976, including the long-rumoured 13 minute acoustic jam “Jameroony.”  Liner notes by the band’s Gerry Beckley.

SIDE A:  1. Cornwall Blank (Demo #2), 2. Jameroony (Acoustic Jam), 3. Mandy (Demo)

SIDE B:  1. What Does It Matter (Demo), 2. You (Vocals/Strings Excerpt), 3. Mad Dog (Demo/Track Mix With Backing Vocals), 4. Simple Life (Alternate Mix), 5. Lovely Night (Demo), 6. Today’s The Day (Alternate Mix), 7. Amber Cascades (Acoustic Mix/Take 3), 8. Letter (Alternate Mix)

The Black Keys, Let’s Rock (45rpm Edition) (Nonesuch, 2LP, 5,000 copies)

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 28th 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 7,500 pieces worldwide/5,000 copies in the US. It’s a gorgeous 180-gram 2-LP set in a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket, with each piece individually numbered.


Black Crowes, Lions (eOne Music, 2LP, 3,000 copies)

A1 Midnight from the Inside Out 4:20, A2 Lickin’ 3:42, A3 Come On 2:58
B1 No Use Lying 4:56, B2 Losing My Mind 4:26, B3 Ozone Mama 4:00, B4 Greasy Grass River 3:20
C1 Soul Singing 3:53, C2 Miracle To Me 4:42, C3 Young Man, Old Man 4:13
D1 Cosmic Friend 5:22, D2 Cypress Tree 3:40, D3 Lay It All On Me 5:29

David Bowie, CHANGESNOWBOWIE (Parlophone, CD or LP, quantity TBD)

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.

The Man Who Sold The World / Aladdin Sane / White Light, White Heat / Shopping For Girls / Lady Stardust / The Supermen / Repetition / Andy Warhol / Quicksand

David Bowie, I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) (Parlophone, 2LP or 2CD, quantity TBD)

I’m Only Dancing – Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive, I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) was recorded mostly during David’s performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October, 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November, 1974.

The Soul Tour was a radical mid-tour departure from Bowie’s 1974 Diamond Dogs theatrical extravaganza. During a three week break in late 1974, the Diamond Dogs Tour’s elaborate six-ton Hunger City stage set was drastically stripped back, and the tour’s set list overhauled to include as-yet-unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia. The Soul Tour also featured a revamped band, augmented to include musicians and vocalists from those sessions, and rechristened The Mike Garson Band.

I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) follows on from the previous Record Store Day 2 LP release Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74) and is an incredible historical document of a performer and band at the height of their live powers. The artwork for both the 2 LP and 2 CD releases is based on the original design for the programs available at venues for dates on The Soul Tour. The Soul Tour has taken on mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour only visited 17 cities in the East and South of the U.S.. This is the first time that any audio from this incarnation of the tour has ever been officially released.

Introduction – Memory Of A Free Festival / Rebel Rebel / John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) / Sorrow / Changes / 1984 // Moonage Daydream / Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me / Love Me Do > The Jean Genie / Young Americans // Can You Hear Me / It’s Gonna Be Me / Somebody Up There Likes Me / Suffragette City // Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide / Panic In Detroit / Knock On Wood / Foot Stomping > I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate > Foot Stomping / Diamond Dogs > It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) > Diamond Dogs

Gary Clark, Jr., Pearl Cadillac (ft. Andra Day) (Warner Records, pearl color 10″, 3,000 copies)

Exclusive RSD 10″ single from the multiple GRAMMY© Award winning artist Gary Clark, Jr. Originally released on his acclaimed 2019 album “This Land”, this limited edition release includes two remixes of the track “Pearl Cadillac” featuring Andra Day, and is pressed on pearl colored vinyl.

Dr. John, Remedies (Get On Down, mardi gras splatter LP, 1300 copies)

Arriving on the heels of the socially conscious Babylon, Dr. John’s 1970 album Remedies marked his 3rd studio release under his eccentric, voodoo-inspired “Night Tripper” persona, and his first not to be produced by Harold Battiste; he instead turned to famed rock producer Tom Dowd. Featuring a psychedelic and progressive take on Dr. John’s signature style of swampy, hazy New Orleans boogie-woogie rock, undoubtedly inspired by his then recent stint in a psych ward.

1. Loop Garoo 2. What Goes Around Comes Around 3. Wash, Mama, Wash 4. Chippy, Chippy 5. Mardi Gras Day // 1. Angola Anthem.

Steve Earle, “Times Like These / It’s About Blood”  (Modern Harmonic, 7″, 1,350 copies)

This is a limited edition 7″vinyl  recorded during the Ghost Of West Virginia recording sessions (that new album, based on Earle’s music for the off-Broadway play Coal Country, came to record stores May 22nd). “Times Like These “is exclusive to this 7” and “Devil Put The Coal In The Ground” will be on the new album.


Brian Eno, Rams: Original Soundtrack (UME/USM UK, white LP, 2,500 copies)

RAMS: Original Soundtrack Score is the complete soundtrack from the film Rams, produced and directed by Gary Hustwit. All instrumentals are previously unreleased and are written, performed and produced by Brian Eno. This Record Store Day release is pressed on solid white vinyl.

1. Bright Clouds of Metal, 2. Harmonic Guitar, 3. Unusual Temperament, 4. A Warm Sweet Bed, 5. Beautiful Metals, 6. Designer Piano // 1. Generative Lounge, 2. Design as Reduction, 3. Al’Khwarizmi Piano, 4. Shimmering Future, 5. For A New Design


Glass Animals, Tokyo Drifting (Republic, picture disc, 2,000 copies)

Glass Animals will be putting out a special 12″ picture disc, featuring smash single “Tokyo Drifting” featuring Denzel Curry and an instrumental version of the track, exclusively for Record Store Day.

“Tokyo Drifting feat. Denzel Curry” / “Tokyo Drifting (Instrumental)”

Andrew Gold, Something New: Unreleased Gold (Omnivore Recordings, gold LP, 1,200 copies)

Andrew Gold’s first recordings as a solo artist. Contains 12 previously unissued demos from 1973. Liner notes by Peter Asher. Pressed on colored vinyl for RSD and already available on CD.

1. Something New (Band Version), 2. Come Down To Me (Solo Demo), 3. What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo), 4. The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo), 5. You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo), 6. Sometimes When A Man’s On His Own (Solo Demo) // 1. Prisoner (Band Version), 2. Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo), 3. Timothy Corey (Solo Demo), 4. Almost Love (Solo Demo), 5. Penny Arcade (Solo Demo), 6. Don’t Bring Me Down (Solo Demo)

Al Green, Green Is Blues (Fat Possum, green and blue LP, 3,000 copies)

Al Green’s first release for Hi Records, celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special split green/blue 180g vinyl release, with liner notes and a tip-on jacket. Available first at record stores for Record Store Day 2020.

1. “One Woman” 2. “Talk To Me” 3. “My Girl” 4. “The Letter” 5. “I Stand Accused” 6. “Gotta Find A New World” 7. “What Am I Gonna Do with Myself?” 8. “Tomorrow’s Dream” 9. “Get Back Baby” 10. “Get Back” 11. “Summertime”

Bert Jansch, Live in Italy (Earth Recordings, 2LP, 450 copies)

Previously unreleased live recording of Bert Jansch’s stunning concert in Mestre at the Teatro Corso, Italy 1977. The performance also features appearances from Martin Jenkins, Sam Mitchell and Leo Wijnkamp, Jr.  Includes download card.

Cat and Mouse, Daybreak, Blues Run The game, Bittern, Kingisher, Come Back Baby, Running From Home, Pretty Saro, Alimony, Avocet, Una Linea Di Dolcezza, Sweet Mother Earth, Angie, Cluck Old Hen (Unrehearsed Number with Martin Jenkins, Sam Mitchell, and Leo Winkamp Jr), Encore No.1 (Improvised number with Martin Jenkins, Sam Mitchell and Leo Winkimap Jr), Encore No 2, “Jigs” (Martin Jenkins Solo)


Elton John, Elton John (UMe/USM-UK, 2LP purple, 7,000 copies)

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elton John’s first U.K. album with this limited edition Record Store Day exclusive deluxe gatefold 2LP version. Pressed on transparent purple vinyl, the first disc features the 2016 remaster of the original album, while the second contains a selection of bonus tracks from the 2008 CD Deluxe Edition, never previously released on vinyl, as well as two previously unreleased demos of ‘Border Song’ and ‘Bad Side Of The Moon’.

1. Your Song, 2. I Need You To Turn To, 3. Take Me To The Pilot, 4. No Shoe Strings On Louise, 5. First Episode At Hienton / 1. Sixty Years On, 2. Border Song, 3. The Greatest Discovery, 4. The Cage, 5. The King Must Die // 1. Your Song (Piano Demo), 2. I Need You To Turn To (Piano Demo), 3. Take Me To The Pilot (Piano Demo), 4. Sixty Years On (Piano Demo), 5. Border Song (Piano Demo), 6. Bad Side Of The Moon (Piano Demo) / 1. Thank You Mama (Piano Demo), 2. All The Way Down To El Paso (Piano Demo), 3. I’m Going Home (Piano Demo), 4. Bad Side Of The Moon, 5. Grey Seal, 6. Rock And Roll Madonna



Jethro Tull, Stormwatch 2 (Parlophone, LP, 6,500 copies)

Stormwatch 2 features the tracks from the Stormwatch 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition that were not on the original vinyl album. All tracks have been remixed by Steven Wilson.

1. Broadford Bazaar 2. Crossword 3. Dun Ringill (Early Version) 4. Dark Ages (Early Version) // 1. Urban Apocalypse 2. Kelpie 3. Man Of God 4. Sweet Dream Fanfare 5. Sweet Dream (Live)

John Lennon/Yoko Ono with The Plastic Ono Band,  Instant Karma (2020 Ultimate Mixes) (UMe, 7″, 7,000)

Written, recorded and released January 1970, in a span of just ten days, “Instant Karma!” was to become one of John Lennon’s most popular singles, reaching No. 5 in the U.K. and No. 2 in the U.S. Featuring George Harrison alongside bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Billy Preston, it marked the first time any Beatle collaborated with legendary producer Phil Spector, who later that year worked on the band’s final album (Let It Be) and solo albums from John and George. Newly mixed audio. Artwork is a faithful reproduction of original U.K. sleeve.

Instant Karma! (2020 Ultimate Mix) / Who Has Seen The Wind? (2020 Ultimate Mix)

Bob Marley and The Wailers, Redemption Song (UMe/Tuff Gong/Island, clear 12″ single, 7,000 copies)

A recreation of the original limited edition U.K. 12″, this 40th Anniversary edition will be available in the U.S. for the first time. Pressed on clear vinyl, the B-side features the rare “Band Version” of the song, and a live “I Shot the Sheriff” from the 1977 Rainbow Theatre concert, both on vinyl for the first time in 40 years.

1. Redemption Song // 1. Redemption Song (Band Edit Version), 2. I Shot The Sheriff (Live At The Rainbow)


Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, “See Emily Play”/”Vegetable Man” (Legacy, 12″, 4,000 copies)

From the dynamic drummer heard on every Pink Floyd album, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets offers the opportunity to experience the group’s early body of work in concert, including songs from The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets. Alongside guitarists Gary Kemp (of Spandau Ballet), keyboardists Dom Beken and Lee Harris (of Ian Dury and The Blockheads), and longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, Mason drew rapturous crowds throughout North America and Europe in 2018 and 2019 – including dates at The Roundhouse in London, the historic venue that counted Pink Floyd as its first performance in 1966. Ahead of a dazzling audiovisual release of material from the Roundhouse sets during May 2019, this collectible 12″ single features two performances from those sets (including Pink Floyd outtake “Vegetable Man,” played for the first time ever on this tour) backed by a custom etching.

“See Emily Play”/”Vegetable Man”

Paul McCartney, McCartney: 50th Anniversary Edition (Half-Speed Master) (UMe/MPL/Capitol, LP, 7,000 copies)

One of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.  Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. Sonically, McCartney’s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on. The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.

1. The Lovely Linda, 2. That Would Be Something, 3. Valentines Day, 4. Every Night, 5. Hot As Sun, 6. Junk, 7. Man We Was Lonely // 1. Oo You, 2. Momma Miss America, 3. Teddy Boy, 4. Singalong Junk, 5. Maybe I’m Amazed, 6. Kreen-Akore


Pink Floyd, Arnold Layne Live 2007 (Legacy, 7″, 7,400 copies)

To celebrate Record Store Day 2020, Pink Floyd release a live recording of the band’s first single, original singer and songwriter Syd Barrett’s best-known song, “Arnold Layne”. The limited-edition, one-sided Record Store Day 7″ represents the last live performance of the song by Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, all together in 2007. This special performance of “Arnold Layne” took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican on 10th May 2007, with Pink Floyd members augmented by Jon Carin on keyboards and vocals, and Andy Bell from Oasis on bass guitar. After a star-studded line-up throughout the evening, Pink Floyd took to the stage for an incredibly emotional finale. The B-side features an etching that echoes the sleeve and the song’s lyrics.

A: “Arnold Layne (recorded live at the Barbican Centre, London at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert, 10th May 2007)” / B: Exclusive new etching

The Pretenders, Live! At the Paradise, Boston, 1980 (Rhino/Warner, LP clear and red, 6,500 copies)

In celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, this reissue of a promo-only Warner Bros. Music Show release is pressed on clear with red color-in-color vinyl and with new artwork, including photos from the show.

John Prine, The Atlantic Albums (Rhino/Atlantic, 4LP, 2,000 copies)

A special four LP 180g boxed set containing the legendary first four John Prine albums, presented in their original packaging:John Prine, Sweet Revenge, Diamonds in the Rough, and Common Sense.

The Who, Odds and Sods: Deluxe (UMe, 2 LPs, 7,000 copies)

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 (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)
Yusuf/Cat Stevens, But I Might Die Tonight  (UMe, 7″ light blue, 5,000 copies)
7″ single of Cat Stevens’ song “But I Might Die Tonight” from the album Tea For The Tillerman. The B-side features the alternative version of the song, from the movie Deep End (starring Jane Asher), reworked specifically for the film and previously unavailable until now! Pressed on light blue vinyl.

Various Artists, The Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965-1970 (Craft Recordings, 2LP, 2,000 copies)

This double LP compilation features alternative ’60s hits and rarities from the catalog of Los Angeles’ great White Whale label, including such artists as Jim Ford, JK & Co, The Clique, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Lyme & Cybelle, and more. Two standard weight black vinyl LPs in a gatefold.  Produced by Andrew Sandoval, Steve Stanley, and Cary E. Mansfield.  Also coming on CD.

1. You Got The Love, 2. I’ll Be In, 3. Got A Good Love, 4. Little Girl, Little Boy, 5. We Must Find A Way, 6. Darlin’ You Can Count On Me // 1. I Can’t Get Nowhere With You, 2. Song #7, 3. Vegetables, 4. The Chair, 5. Goin’ It Alone, 6. Sunshine Dreamin’, 7. Land Of Sensations & Delights
1. Superman, 2. Look At You Now, 3. All At Once, 4. Time To Be A Woman, 5. Love Story, 6. If It Weren’t For You, 7. Summer Dream // 1. Cheyenne, 2. My Door Is Always Open, 3. Constantly, 4. The Proud One, 5. Won’t You Say You’ll Stay, 6. In The Garden

Various Artists, Sunrise on the Blues: Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day, Vol. 7 (ORG Music/Record Store Day, LP, 3,500 copies)

This limited edition compilation LP was curated from the classic Sun Record Company catalog by participating Record Store Day stores, and marks the seventh installment of the ‘Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day’ series. Volume 7, Sunrise on the Blues, highlights some of the incredible blues artists in the Sun Records archive. While the iconic label is best known for launching the careers of superstars like Elvis and Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips’ Sun Records initially started as a rhythm and blues label. The track list for this compilation was carefully curated by the hardworking people in record stores themselves. This Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.

SIDE A: 1. HOWLIN’ WOLF “Everybody in the Mood” 2. LITTLE JUNIOR’S BLUE FLAMES “Mystery Train”3. ROSCO GORDON “Let’s Get High” 4. JOHNNY ADAMS “I Won’t Cry” 5. EARL HOOKER “Going On Down The Line” 6. LOST JOHN HUNTER & HIS BLIND BATS “Cool Down Mama” 7. BIG WALTER HORTON “Grandma Told Grandpa”

SIDE B: 1. SLEEPY JOHN ESTES “Policy Man Blues”2. LITTLE MILTON “If Crying Would Help Me” 3. JAMES COTTON “Cotton Crop Blues” 4. DOCTOR ROSS “Cat Squirrel” 5. THE PRISONAIRES “That Chick’s Too Young To Fry” 6. PAT HARE “I’m Gonna Murder My Baby” 7. JOE HILL LOUIS “We All Got To Go Some Time”

Aug. 29: RSD Drops
Andrew Gold, Something New: Unreleased Gold (LP)
Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin’ (LP)
America, Heritage II: Demos (LP)
Black Keys, ‘Let’s Rock’ (45 RPM edition)
Black Crowes, Lions (LP)
Brian Eno, Rams: Original Soundtrack (LP)
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker, Hooker ‘N Heat (LP)
Collective Soul, Half and Half (12-inch vinyl)
Cure, Seventeen Seconds (12-inch picture disc; Bloodflowers (2LP picture disc)
Dave Davies, Rock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line (2LP)
David Bowie, ChangesNowBowie (CD/LP); I’m Only Dancing: The Soul Tour ’74 (CD/LP)
Def Leppard, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
Dio, Annica (12-inch picture disc)
Dr. John, Remedies (LP)
Drive-By Truckers, “The Unraveling” b/w “Sarah’s Flame” (7-inch vinyl)
Elton John, Elton John (LP)
Emerson Lake & Palmer, Live at Waterloo Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, U.S.A., 31st July (LP)
Gong, Live! at Sheffield 1974 (LP)
Hawkwind, At the BBC 1972; Quark, Strangeness & Charm (LP)
Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood: Live in Paris 1991 (3LP)
Jethro Tull, Stormwatch 2 (LP)
John Lennon, “Instant Karma!: 2020 Ultimate Mixes” (7-inch vinyl)
John Prine, The Atlantic Albums (4LP)
Lou Reed & John Cale, Songs For Drella (2LP)
Kinks, Kink Kronikles (LP)
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, “See Emily Play”/”Vegetable Man” (12-inch vinyl)
Motorhead, “Ace of Spades”/”Dirty Love” (12-inch vinyl)
Pretenders, Live! At the Paradise, Boston 1980 (LP)
Pink Floyd, “Arnold Layne Live 2007” (7-inch vinyl)
Roxy Music, Roxy Music: The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix (LP)
Tommy Bolin, Tommy Bolin Lives! (LP)
U2, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock: 40th Anniversary Edition (12-inch vinyl)
Who, Odds and Sods: Deluxe (2LP)
Yusuf / Cat Stevens, But I Might Die Tonight (7-inch vinyl)

Hiss golden messenger let the light of the world open your eyes

Limited edition on black vinyl. North Carolina folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, “Cat’s Eye Blue” (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) & B-side “Standing in the Doorway” at Spacebomb Studios with contributions from their in-house orchestra.I t’s the latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.


Released June 26th, 2020

M.C. Taylor: lead vocals, electric guitar, tambourine
Cameron Ralston: electric bass
Pinson Chanselle: drums, tambourine
Alan Parker: electric guitar
Daniel Clarke: piano
Angelica Garcia: background vocals
Kenneka Cook: background vocals
Erin Rae McKaskle: additional background vocals on “Cat’s Eye Blue”
Matt Douglas: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone

Violins: Adrian Pintea, Stacy Matthews, Meredith Riley, Treesa Gold
Violas: Molly Sharp, Wayne Graham
Celli: Jason McComb, Stephanie Barrett
String arrangements by Trey Pollard
Strings contracted by Treesa Gold

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Pretenders – Live at The Paradise Theatre, Boston 1980. Reissue of promo-only Warner Bros.Music Show featuring new artwork including photos from the show. Forty years ago this month, Chrissie Hynde’s Pretenders played Boston’s Paradise Rock Club — then known as the Paradise Theater  Included for the first time in Pretenders  this will be available on 1-LP Coloured vinyl for RSD 2020. Titled Live! At the Paradise Theater, Boston, 1980, the 11-song set was recorded March 23rd, 1980, and will be pressed on red “colour-in-colour” vinyl and will feature brand new artwork.

Now in its 12th year, Record Store Day falls in late August (delayed by coronavirus) this year. Head over to the and websites to see full lists of exclusive, limited-run and “RSD First” releases along with participating record stores in the U.S. and the U.K., respectively.

Side One: 1.Space Invader, 2.The Wait, 3.Precious, 4.Kid, 5.Private Life, 6.Cuban Slide
Side Two: 1.Talk Of The Town, 2.Tattooed Love Boys, 3.Up The Neck, 4.Mystery Achievement, 5.Stop Your Sobbing.

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