Record Store Day is coming up in a little more than a month, on Saturday, April 16, and the titles are starting to pour in for the annual celebration of brick-and-mortar record stores. Today, Legacy Recordings has just announced its slate! It’s a typically eclectic line-up of vinyl releases from some of the label’s heaviest hitters from rock-and-roll, country, jazz, and beyond, including Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Big Star and many more!
2LP reissue of the newly remastered original performance from Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, with five previously unreleased tracks added!
Elvis Presley – I’m Leavin’: Elvis Folk-Country
1LP collection of 12 roots-y songs from 1966-1973, including covers of Bob Dylan (“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “Tomorrow is a Long Time”) and “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues” from the legendary Stax sessions! A special Second Disc shout-out to John Sellards, designer of Second Disc Records’ Jim Nabors Christmas release, who created the beautiful period graphics for this set (see above)!
Johnny Cash – The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show
First-time LP release of the 16-track compilation of performances from The Johnny Cash Show (1969-1971), including appearances by Johnny and June plus James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles and Derek and The Dominos!
Matthew Sweet – Goodfriend: Another Take on Girlfriend
First-time vinyl release of the Girlfriend-era promo collection of demos and live tracks (previously released as the bonus disc of the Girlfriend: Legacy Edition).
Miles Davis – “Ghetto Walkin'” 12″
A new track by jazz/hip-hop artist Robert Glasper with neo-soul vocalist Bilal, incorporating the In a Silent Way outtake “The Ghetto Walk” (which serves as the B-side). This is the first single from a new album, Everything’s Beautiful, featuring Glasper-produced tracks and interpretations of the Miles catalog…watch this space for more details on Everything’s Beautiful when they become available!
OutKast – “Elevators (Me & You)” 10″
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of ATLiens with a glow-in-the-dark alien green 10″ (sound familiar?) featuring the hit “Elevators (Me & You)” and rare original remixes and instrumentals.
Joe Strummer – “Gangsterville” 12″
Imported from the U.K. and curated by the Joe Strummer Estate, “Gangsterville” features four Earthquake Weather-era tracks (all previously released) and a new cover by Josh Cheuse, Joe’s longtime creative collaborator.
Manic Street Preachers – “A Design for Life” 12″
Imported from the U.K., “A Design for Life” features a copper, mirrored sleeve and artwork by Mark Farrow, and includes the title track with original B-sides (“Dead Trees and Traffic Islands,” “A Design for Life (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Remix)” and “Mr. Carbohydrate”).
Mew – And The Glass Handed Kites
Imported from the U.K. – first time on vinyl!
Various – Dogfish Head Brewery Presents: Music to Drink Beer To Vol. 2
Sequel to the comp from last year, features Lou Reed, OutKast, Patti Smith, Johnny Cash, Dennis Wilson, Bessie Smith and more. As with last year’s first volume, this is an RSD-first release.
Cheap Trick – At Budokan: The Complete Concert
2LP first time vinyl pressing of the complete classic concert, in honor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits
This new edition of the classic comp: features the same track list, but includes a reproduction of the original “Western” poster included with the original U.S. LP, which was intended to be the original cover and now is for this release. The first 5,000 copies will be individually numbered.