The official list is here for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event – that’s Friday, November 25! – and as usual, an eclectic array of titles will be on offer to kick off the holiday shopping season. Legacy Recordings has tapped some of its heaviest hitters for this year’s limited edition vinyl releases including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Run-D.M.C. and Alice in Chains…plus a disparate pair of animation favorites!
Here’s the full list of Legacy’s Black Friday RSD releases, with accompanying descriptions provided by the label! All titles will be available from your finest local independent record retailers on November 25. Watch this space for more RSD: Black Friday news!
Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert – 2LP 12″ Vinyl (Columbia/Legacy)
Bob Dylan’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall from May 26, 1966 (two days after the artist’s 25 birthday) is being released as a 2LP album entitled The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert. For decades, Dylan’s performance in Manchester was incorrectly labeled “The Royal Albert Hall Concert.” Now, for the first time, the REAL Royal Albert Hall concert – originally recorded for a live album by CBS Records – is finally being released, mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chris Shaw. [TSD: This show is also included in the label’s 36-CD Bob Dylan – 1966 Live Recordings box set, and will be released as a standalone 2-CD set. Both are coming on November 11!]
Jimi Hendrix – Morning Symphony Ideas – 10″ Vinyl LP
Morning Symphony Ideas is an official ‘bootleg’ which places its focus on Jimi’s songwriting and his unique approach toward developing new material in the recording studio. This collection presents Jimi’s funk forays with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, three shining examples of Jimi’s work in progress from late 1969. “Jungle” was recorded at the Record Plant on November 14, 1969. Side Two features a September 1969 session with Hendrix again joined by Miles yielding a vigorous then-new interpretation of “Room Full Of Mirrors,” a song Hendrix had attempted previously going as far back as August 1968 sessions at Electric Ladyland. During the same December 1969 Record Plant session which produced “Message To Love” and “Earth Blues,” Jimi put forward the funky groove which fans and bootleggers alike have come to know as “Strato Strut,” included as the third cut on Morning Symphony Ideas. This compilation was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, & John McDermott for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.
Run-D.M.C. – Christmas In Hollis / Peter Piper – 12″ Picture Disc (Portrait/Arista/Legacy)
Run-D.M.C.’s hip hop holiday classic, “Christmas In Hollis” c/w “Peter Piper” (the lead-in track on 1986’s Raising Hell) on a 12″ vinyl two-sided color picture disc featuring a Yuletide portrait of Run-D.M.C. on Side A and the group’s iconic logo on Side B. This disc includes a previously unreleased instrumental version of “Christmas In Hollis.”
Alice In Chains – Live Facelift (Columbia/Legacy)
Unavailable on vinyl until now, Alice In Chains’ Live Facelift captures the American grunge-rock powerhouse–Layne Staley (lead vocals), Jerry Cantrell (guitar, backing vocals), Mike Starr (bass), Sean Kinney (drums, percussion, backing vocals)–at the peak of the band’s powers at a mythic show recorded live at The Moore Theatre in Seattle on December 22, 1990.
Side A: It Ain’t Like That, Man In The Box, Real Thing
Side B: Love Hate Love, Sea Of Sorrow, Bleed The Freak
Various – Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics – 12″ Poo Brown Colored Vinyl (Columbia/Legacy)
A specially scented 12″ LP pressed on poo brown colored vinyl, Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics pays heartfelt tribute to the spirit of the holidays as celebrated by the citizens of South Park. Executive produced by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Rick Rubin, Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics is produced and performed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Marc Shaiman, and features traditional and contemporary seasonal tracks:
- Hankey the Christmas Poo – Early ’50s recording performed by Cowboy Timmy
- Merry F**king Christmas – Mr. Garrison, the 3rd Grade Teacher
- O Holy Night – Eric Cartman
- Dead, Dead, Dead – Juan Schwartz and the South Park Children’s Choir
- Carol of the Bells – Mr. Mackey, the School Counselor
- The Lonely Jew on Christmas – Kyle Broflofski with Special Celebrity Guest
- I Saw Three Ships – Shelley Marsh, Stan’s Sister
- It Happened in Sun Valley – Stan Marsh and Wendy Testaburger
- O Tannenbaum – Adolf Hitler
- Christmas Time in Hell – Satan, the Dark Prince
- What the Hell Child is This? – Chef
- Santa Claus is On His Way – Mr. Hankey
- Swiss Colony Beef Log – Eric Cartman
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing – The South Park Children’s Choir
- Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel – The Broflofskis, with Eric Cartman and Stan Marsh
- The Most Offensive Song Ever – Kenny McCormick and Mr. Hankey
- We Three Kings – Mr. Ose
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Mr. Hankey, with Stan, Kyle and Cartman
My Little Pony – Explore Equestria Greatest Hits (Hasbro Studios/Legacy Recordings)
Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced the release of a new My Little Pony album, Explore Equestria Greatest Hits, just in time for the holidays. The new album, which includes a collection of top tracks from seasons 1-5 of Hasbro’s hit animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, is now available as a special edition Record Store Day vinyl record pressed with colorful Pony artwork.
Explore Equestria Greatest Hits includes 16 original tracks performed by the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s ‘Mane 6’ – Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Pinkie Pie – as well as other popular characters from the series. Each of the songs is produced by Emmy Award-nominated composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram.