The more-or-less official start of the holiday shopping season kicks off next Friday, November 26. (You've probably seen decorations up in department stores by now. Even this huge Christmas fan can't blame you for shaking your head.) But giving the gift of music is important. You probably know that, and your local indie music store knows that, too. That's why this Black Friday will see a gaggle of special releases at all stores that participate in Record Store Day.
There's a lot of neat vinyl stuff coming out for the collectors in your life, and while the entire list can be read here, The Second Disc wanted to give you a look at the reissues and other catalogue titles you might want to keep an eye out for. Check out special titles and singles from Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and more below.
Two outtakes from the Damn the Torpedoes sessions in 1979 - also available on the recently-released Deluxe Edition of the album - are being pressed onto a 7" single for you turntablists.
Soundgarden, "Telephantasm" b/w "Gun (Live)" 7" single (A&M/UMe)
Telephantasm is the title of the recently-reunited grunge band's new compilation, but it's also the title of another previously unreleased outtake from the band's early years. It's being released on its own with a previously unreleased live take of "Gun," from the band's A&M debut Louder Than Love (1989).
The Black Keys, Brothers: Deluxe Edition (Nonesuch)
This reissue of the album The Black Keys released earlier this year is expanded with a bonus 10" EP of live tracks.
The Doors, The Doors (Elektra/Rhino)
The Doors' iconic 1967 debut album comes to record stores in its original mono mix on 180-gram vinyl.
George Harrison, All Things Must Pass: 40th Anniversary Edition (EMI/Capitol)
Another 180-gram vinyl reissue, this one of the classic solo album from the not-so-quiet Beatle.
Frank Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra (EMI/Capitol)
The first vinyl release of The Chairman of the Board's first holiday LP in more than 40 years will brighten your Christmas parties (and is a neat little consolation prize for those who can't afford that box set).
Another sampler single from a deluxe reissue - in this case, two of the many tracks featured on The Boss' expansive box set edition of Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Jimi Hendrix, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
Hendrix's holiday EP, available on CD tomorrow, is available on 10" green vinyl exclusively at indie record stores.
And another two tracks from a recent catalogue set. Dylan's demo of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" comes from The Bootleg Series Volume 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, while "Like a Rolling Stone" is the original mono mix featured on the new box set The Original Mono Recordings.
Pantera, Cowboys from Hell: The Demos (Atco/Rhino)
A sampling of the demo tracks released on this year's deluxe reissue of Pantera's commercial breakthrough.