Are you making a list and checking it twice? We are! Record Store Day Black Friday is here in less than a month, and this week we’re showcasing all of our favorite titles. We’ve shown you the goods from Rhino and Omnivore; now, here are 20 more titles we think you should absolutely check out., ,
There’s soundtrack goodies from Varese Sarabande and Light in the Attic; holiday favorites from Bob & Doug McKenzie, Frank Sinatra and “Dolemite” himself; lost gems from Isaac Hayes, The Runaways and Harry Nilsson; and even the first RSD-exclusive from Prince!
We invite you to check out theand share with us the titles you can’t wait to add to your collection–but first, check out the ones that have us stoked!
Charles Fox & Bob Crewe, Barbarella: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Varese Sarabande)
Out of print since 1975 and limited to 2,000 copies, this picture disc features the original soundtrack to Jane Fonda’s campy 1968 sci-fi sex romp.
Jerry Garcia, Reflections (ATO/Round)
The late Grateful Dead frontman’s third solo album, released in 1976, is reissued. 3,000 individually numbered copies will be pressed on 180-gram purple tie-dye vinyl.
Geto Boys, Mind Playing Tricks (RapALot)
A quarter century after it was first released, the Houston rap group’s biggest chart hit is being reissued on 2,000 copies of 12″ green vinyl to promote the mental health issues rapped about in the song. Proceeds will go to, which works to promote emotional health and suicide prevention among college and university students.
Jerry Goldsmith, Chinatown: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CineWax/Light in the Attic)
One of the finest film scores of all time () sees its original soundtrack remastered and repressed on gold vinyl (2,500 copies strong) with stunning new artwork (and an 18″ x 24″ poster) by illustrator Sterling Hundley.
Isaac Hayes, Do Your Thing (NowAgain)
This 19-and-a-half-minute track began Side 4 of the Shaft soundtrack and ended with a needle scratching off the record–which actually edited another 13 minutes off the track! Now, both parts are available on 12″ vinyl, limited to 2,500 copies and featuring a bonus rhythm section instrumental and liner notes by Bill Dahl.
The Kinks, The Kinks / Til Death Do Us Part / God’s Children (Sanctuary)
Three more Kinks EPs on 7″ vinyl, 2,500 copies apiece. The Kinks is from 1967 and features four songs from Something Else, God’s Children features four cuts from 1971’s Percy soundtrack and Til Death Do Us Part features four tracks from 1968 that were never issued as an EP.
Bob & Doug McKenzie, 12 Days of Christmas b/w Take Off (Mercury/UMe)
Good day, eh? Two uproarious tracks from SCTV‘s famous Canadian hosts (released on the album The Great White North in 1981, and featuring Geddy Lee of Rush on “Take Off”) are released on 3,000 copies of 7″ red vinyl.
The Mouseketeers, Mickey Mouse March b/w Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater (Walt Disney Records)
Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? The best club there ever was helps celebrate the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney Records with a 10″ picture disc featuring two famous songs from the group.
Rudy Ray Moore, This Ain’t No White Christmas (Dolemite Records/Traffic Entertainment)
The King of the Party Records offers up a Christmas record the only way he can (how else?): raw, raunchy and uproarious. Limited to 1,200 copies.
Harry Nilsson, Popeye: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Varese Sarabande)
Here’s a first time vinyl reissue of Harry Nilsson’s offbeat soundtrack to the live-action adaptation of the popular cartoon, which starred the late Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall. This version also includes two unreleased score tracks.
Prince and The New Power Generation, Sexy M.F. b/w Strollin’ (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.)
gets his first Record Store Day release, a shaped 12″ picture disc of a classic 1992 single limited to 5,000 copies.
Otis Redding, Live At The Whisky A Go Go (Stax/Concord)
Highlights from theof these classic 1966 shows, available on 180-gram red double vinyl and limited to 2,500 copies.
The Runaways, The Gold Star/Cherokee Sessions (Blackheart Records)
Did you know The Runaways started as a power trio of Joan Jett, drummer Sandy West and bassist Micki Steele? This special LP includes 14 unreleased recordings from this lineup dating back to 1975, including tracks that would be featured on the band’s Mercury debut, when Jett and West recruited Cherie Currie, Lita Ford and Jackie Fox into the band.
The Sesame Street Muppets, Sesame Road (eOne)
First released on cassette in 1993 (and on CD with a different track listing in 1995, which this record is based on), this compilation of Sesame Street rock songs is being released on vinyl for the first time! 2,000 copies will be pressed on red, blue, yellow and (rarest of all) “Grouch” green vinyl.
Frank Sinatra, White Christmas b/w The Christmas Waltz (Capitol/UMe)
“It’s that time of year…” First released in 1959, two of Sinatra’s most famous seasonal sides come back to 7″ white “Italian” vinyl with a replica picture sleeve, limited to 3,000 copies.
Soundgarden, Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas (A&M/UMe)
A companion piece to the, this is the first-time 12″ vinyl release of a limited CD EP that came with a 1992 reissue of the original album, featuring covers of Black Sabbath, Devo and The Rolling Stones. (This is an “RSD First” release.)
Various Artists, The Wonder Years: Music From the Emmy Award-Winning Show and Its Era (ORG)
The hit ABC “dramedy” set in the 1960s featured heaps of classic pop and rock songs to get the period setting just right, and they’re all on this original compilation from 1989, along with Joe Cocker’s classic cover of “With a Little Help From My Friends,” the theme to the series. Available on 3,000 copies of colored vinyl.
Various Artists, James Brown’s Funky People (Part 3) (Get On Down)
A dozen deep cuts from the People Records vaults from 1967-1975, including James Brown, Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s, Bobby Byrd, Hank Ballard, Lyn Collins and many more–2,000 copies funky!
Muddy Waters, The London Muddy Waters Sessions (Brookvale)
Following Brookvale’s release of The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions lsat year, this note-prefect replica of the original Chess LP (down to the sleeve texture), pressed on 2,500 copies of 180-gram vinyl, is a must-own for blues fans.
Frank Zappa, How Could I Be Such a Fool b/w Help, I’m a Rock, 3rd Movement: It Ca’t Happen Here (Zappa/UMe)
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Mothers of Invention’s debut album Freak Out!, this classic is released on 3,100 pieces of colored vinyl.