Announcements about this year's Black Friday Record Store Day event have been trickling out. A couple of days ago we brought you news of Omnivore's titles and before that, of Real Gone's Dictators release! Now we can tell you about Legacy's slate for the day after Thanksgiving.
The titles run the gamut in size from 7" singles to 12" 2-LP sets, and also range in genre from rock to country to hip-hop. Several soundtracks are being released including a single from the 1960s Batman TV show, the film Garden State and 1986's animated Transformers: The Movie. Artists from past Black Friday Record Store Days are present like Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and OutKast. Some titles are making their vinyl debut (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble) and some have been completely unreleased previously (The Isley Brothers, a side of the Presley single).
Read below for the full slate of titles which will be released on Friday, November 27 at all participating retailers. And watch this space for more announcements about this year's Black Friday Record Store Day festivities!
Please note: All of the information below is taken directly from Legacy's press release.
Various Artists, Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack - 12" 2-LP Etched Sides: A (Autobot) / D (Decepticon) in Transforming Package
In commemoration of the 1986 cinematic blockbuster, Legacy has created an innovative gatefold jacket that completely converts all four sides of the cover from an Autobot-themed jacket to a Decepticon-themed jacket. This 2-LP collection is pressed on 150-gram color vinyl: LP-1 in translucent red with the Autobot logo etched on Side A; LP-2 in translucent purple with the Decepticon logo etched on Side D. Remastered and re-imagined, Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack has never looked or sounded better!
Earth, Wind & Fire, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 - 12" Vinyl Picture Disc
The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, EWF's monumental 1978 anthology, compiled the group's previously charting songs--including "Shining Star," "Sing a Song," "Getaway" and "Fantasy"--alongside new tracks including a cover of the Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life" (which won a Best Arrangement with Vocal Grammy for Maurice White) and "September," a song which became an EWF classic, hitting the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. A Billboard Top 10, RIAA 5x platinum-selling album, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 has been pressed as a collectible picture disc, featuring the iconic EWF gold coin logo plus a die-cut insert, especially for RSD 2015.
The Isley Brothers, Groove with You...LIVE! - 12" 2-LP Gold/Blue 180g Vinyl
The "Great Lost Isley Brothers Album," Groove with You...LIVE! is a previously unreleased double album recorded for release in 1980. This newly restored performance offers an immersive listen into a crucial chapter in the Isley Brothers' history, a pivotal moment in the fusion of rock and funk music in an era fueled by the sound of the Isleys. The album includes the hits "That Lady" and "Fight the Power" plus fan favorites like "Here We Go Again," "Summer Breeze," and "Voyage to Atlantis." Featuring new cover art, evocative of the era, Groove with You...LIVE! is a 2-LP set pressed on 180gram gold (LP1) and blue (LP2) vinyl, designed to look like a classic release from the Isley Brothers' T-Neck discography.
Johnny Cash, Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 - 12" 2-LP Red/White 120g Vinyl
American musical icon Johnny Cash was at a career highpoint and in the middle of a successful tour of Scandinavia in 1971 when asked to star in his own concert special for Danish television. Lensed before a small audience on a small sound set, Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 captures the essence of a Johnny Cash show of the era, showcasing performances with his touring companions--the Tennessee Three (his backup band) June Carter Cash, the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers--on a setlist of hits, classics and songs-of-the-day including "If I Were a Carpenter" (Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash), the song that won the couple the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Previously commercially available only as a DVD (released in 2006), the audio portion of Johnny Cash's Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 can finally be enjoyed for the first time as a full-length album on RSD Black Friday 2015. This collectible 2-LP set is pressed on 120-gram opaque white (LP1) and red (LP2) vinyl (the colors of the flag of Denmark). This concert will then be released on CD and DD by Legacy on December 4!
Judas Priest, "Painkiller" (25th Anniversary) - 10" Die Cut Buzz Saw EP
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Painkiller. Legacy Recordings is releasing this 10" die cut buzz saw EP, including the album's Grammy nominated title track, "Painkiller".
Neal Hefti, "Batman Theme" / "The Batusi" - 7" 45RPM Yellow Vinyl Single
Composer Neal Hefti's iconic theme music from the 1960s live action television series, a runaway hit in 1966, coupled with "The Batusi," a go-go dance parody of "The Watusi," introduced on the Batman premiere episode, characterized by its signature move: making a horizontal V-sign with the index and middle fingers of both hands and crossing them in front one one's eyes. The "Batman Theme"/"The Batusi" single is pressed on opaque yellow vinyl in a newly designed picture sleeve inspired by the original graphics of the show.
OutKast, Stankonia - 12" 2-LP Orange/Yellow/Purple Black Spatter - Edition Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies
A special 15th anniversary edition, limited to 3,000 numbered copies, of Stankonia, the fourth studio album by Atlanta's experimental hip-hop duo OutKast (André 3000 and Big Boi), is being released for RSD Black Friday 2015. An eclectic musical concoction blending elements of funk, gospel, techno, psychedelic rock into a heady Dirty South gumbo, Stankonia debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling more than half a million copies in its first week. Featuring the hit singles "B.O.B.," "So Fresh, So Clean," and "Ms. Jackson" (the first OutKast single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100), Stankonia took home the 2002 Grammy for Best Rap Album while "Ms. Jackson" won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Ranked #359 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Stankonia stands as an undisputed hip-hop masterpiece and milestone.
Various Artists, Garden State Soundtrack - 12" 2-LP Orange/Yellow/Ribbon Color Vinyl - Edition Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies
Legacy Recordings celebrates RSD Black Friday 2015 with this 2LP vinyl edition, limited to 3,000 numbered copies, of Garden State - Music From The Motion Picture, Originally released on August 10, 2004, Garden State - Music From The Motion Picture featured songs, personally chosen by Zach Braff (the film's writer/director), which served as psychological and emotional touchstones in the movie. Since its release in '04, "Garden State" has achieved cult status as one of the era's definitive coming-of-age films, while the soundtrack set a platinum standard for alternative and indie rock compilations.
Braff's work as the album's producer and musical curator earned the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Garden State - Music From The Motion Picture has sold more than 1.3 million copies and is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of American.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, A Legend in the Making - 12" 2-LP White/Grey Vinyl
Recorded on-stage at Toronto's legendary El Mocambo Club on July 20, 1983, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's A Legend in the Making was originally released as a promotional title for radio broadcast only. This blistering live set was released for the first time commercially in 2014 as a bonus CD in The Complete Epic Recordings Collection boxset. RSD 2015 marks the first time that A Legend in the Making has ever been released on vinyl. This collectible edition includes 2 LPs with LP-1 struck on 180-gram vinyl with LP-1 pressed on opaque white and LP2 on gray.
Elvis Presley, "If I Can Dream" / "Anything That's Part of You" - 7" 45RPM Black Vinyl
Pressed on classic black vinyl, this 45rpm single contains the title track from RCA/Legacy's forthcoming If I Can Dream album coupled with the previously unreleased "Anything That's Part of You." Part of the ongoing Elvis 80th Birthday Celebration, If I Can Dream showcases Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the King of Rock & Roll at the peak of his powers.
Jimi Hendrix, Burning Desire - 12" 2-LP - First 5,000 Copies Numbered
Burning Desire is a posthumous compilation of recordings by Jimi Hendrix including instrumental studio jams and demos recorded in late 1969 through early 1970. Originally released on Dagger Records, Burning Desire has never been released on vinyl (or sold as a CD in stores) prior to this new RSD Black Friday 2015 release. The first 5,000 copies of Burning Desire will be numbered.
Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus" / "Vienna Calling" - 7" 45RPM - IMPORT
A special commemorative release celebrating the upcoming 30 anniversary of Falco's career-defining hit, "Rock Me Amadeus" features the song's American edit (#1 on the Billboard 100 in March 1986) coupled with Falco's "Vienna Calling" (the "86er mix" which peaked at #6 on the US Billboard charts in 1986). This RSD Black Friday 2015 IMPORT single is limited to 1,000 units in the US.
Alan Parsons Project, The Turn of a Friendly Card: Single Edits - 7" 45RPM - Limited Edition Green Vinyl - IMPORT
A special limited edition 7" vinyl release for RSD 2015, The Turn of a Friendly Card: Single Edits presents the rare single edits of three key tracks from the album--"The Turn of a Friendly Card" / "Snake Eyes" / "Games People Play"--in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the APP's 1980 progressive rock masterpiece. Pressed on green vinyl, this special RSD Black Friday IMPORT is limited to sales of 1,000 units in the United States.
Jason Michael says
I see the first Clash album in the picture but there is nothing in the announcement about it. Anything special about this release?
Tom M says
It does look like a picture disc. I did find out there's an RSD release of Joe Strummer's first band, the 101er's:
Elgin Avenue Breakdown
Elgin Avenue Breakdown was a compilation album of the band's recordings originally released in 1981 because of The Clash's popularity. This vinyl release is based on the CD re-issue by EMI in 2005 with liners by Allan Jones and detailed notes on each track by the band's drummer Richard Dudanski. Limited edition RSD exclusive.
Now how about stand-alone CD releases of the SRV and Hendrix stuff mentioned here?
As always, the whole RSD thing caters to the vinyl hipsters (not that I'd go chasing around for stuff I'd probably get shut out on anyhow) but those who still buy CDs don't get the same goods.
I am not a vinyl person either, and I often wonder if when people by these pricey RSD vinyl releases, if they really play and enjoy them or if they just get filed away in the collection. I do know a lot of people buy them only to immediately flip them for a profit on Ebay. Here on the west coast you can see Ebay listings from the east coast re-sellers before the record stores have even opened here. I used to go out on RSD but unless there are some CD releases I am interested in, I don't bother anymore. Last RSD in April I did go out and picked up the Joan Rivers CD. Got the last one they had too.
Mark B. Hanson says
Yep - no need for me to go out on RSD if all the new stuff is vinyl. Sigh.