What do Paul McCartney, Dave Brubeck and Little Richard have in common? All three will be recipients of exclusive, limited edition Record Store Day releases from our friends at Concord Records. Since its founding in 2007, Record Store Day has become an institution at many independent shops, and has even gone global with the participation of international retailers.
As previously reported, a 7-inch vinyl single from Paul McCartney will prove a highlight of Concord's roster and kick off the reissue program for the Archive Collection release of 1971's Ram. "Another Day" b/w "Oh Woman, Oh Why" was recorded in 1970 during the Ram sessions. It was the first single of McCartney's solo career, and kicked it off in high style, selling over a million copies worldwide. It was a No. 1 hit in France and Australia, in the U.K. it reached No. 2, and in the U.S., it peaked at a none-too-shabby No. 5.
Tying in with another expanded reissue from Concord is a special RSD-exclusive 12-inch red vinyl LP of Little Richard's 1957 Specialty album Here's Little Richard. This special pressing of the original album classic includes familiar hits from the piano-pounding rocker including "Tutti Frutti," "Rip It Up," "Slipin' & Slidin'," and "Jenny Jenny." It has been remastered from the original analog tapes.
Rounding out Concord's reissue trio for Record Store Day is a 1952 recording from The Dave Brubeck Octet. Originally released on the Fantasy label, Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals offers eight tracks from personnel including Brubeck (piano), Bill Smith (clarinet/baritone saxophone), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), David Van Kriedt (tenor saxophone), Dick Collins (trumpet), Bob Collins (trombone), Ron Crotty (bass), and Cal Tjader (drums). These highly experimental jazz recordings can be yours on 10-inch red vinyl.
Hit the jump for more, including the details of Concord's more modern-skewing releases, plus track listings for each of the reissued titles!
On the "new music" front, Concord will also offer a limited edition 180-gram double-gatefold vinyl edition of Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society as an early RSD exclusive. The two-LP set also includes a download card for access to both audio and video content from the album and will be made available to general retail four weeks after April 21. Finally, the label is issuing a 10-inch vinyl edition from Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (a.k.a. Jim James of My Morning Jacket). Let's Multiply includes two previously unreleased demo tracks and an additional two tracks not available for purchase anywhere else.
Here's the Concord RSD reissue recap! Check with your local independent retailer to find which titles might be available at a record store near you!
The Dave Brubeck Octet, Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Fantasy 3-3, 1952 - reissued Fantasy/Concord, 2012)
- The Way You Look Tonight (Kern-Fields) 3:00
- Love Walked In (Gershwin-Gershwin) 2:35
- What Is This Thing Called Love (Porter) 2:42
- September In The Rain (Dubin-Warren) 2:52
- Prelude (Van Kreidt) 2:12
- Fugue On Bop Themes (Van Kreidt) 2:43
- Let's Fall In Love (Arlen-Koehler) 2:23
- IPCA (Smith) 2:42
Little Richard, Here's Little Richard (originally released as Specialty Records SP-100, 1957 - reissued Specialty/Concord, 2012)
- Tutti Frutti
- True Fine Mama
- Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
- Ready Teddy
- Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
- Long Tall Sally
- Miss Ann
- Oh Why?
- Rip It Up
- Jenny, Jenny
- She's Got It
Paul and Linda McCartney, Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why (Apple single R 5889, 1971 - reissued Hear Music, 2012)
- Another Day
- Oh Woman, Oh Why