We’re now around five weeks away from Black Friday – the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season – and that means another Record Store Day Black Friday event! On Friday, November 24, independent music retailers will join together to offer a host of exclusive releases as part of the yearly tradition. Legacy Recordings is one of the first labels out of the gate to announce its Black Friday line-up. This year’s four-title line-up is an eclectic one, touching on classic rock, hip-hop, alternative, and jazz.
Without further ado, here’s the full list of Legacy’s offerings, with the label’s own descriptions of each title! All titles will be available at local brick-and-mortar retailers on November 24. (View the full list of participating stores here!)
Janis Joplin – Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits (12″ Colored Vinyl Longplay)
In 1967, audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival experienced the powerful voice and stage presence of Janis Joplin, many for the very first time. Her work with Big Brother & The Holding Company and as a solo artist was a defining force in the changing soundscape of rock music in the 1960s. Her passionate vocals on “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and the posthumous chart-topper “Me and Bobby McGee” inspired generations of female singers to pour their hearts out. Being released for the first time on vinyl in 27 years, Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits (originally released in 1973), will be repressed on green smoke colored vinyl in the U.S. and pink & blue splatter clear vinyl for European countries for Record Store Day Black Friday 2017.
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Live At Luther College (12″ Colored Vinyl – 4LP Box Set)
On February 6, 1996, Dave Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds played an intimate set at Iowa’s Luther College, wowing fans with acoustic arrangements of Dave Matthews Band songs. The two hour-plus set included songs that would appear on that year’s Crash, along with fan favorites “Granny” and “Deed Is Done” otherwise unreleased at the time of the 1999 debut of the Live At Luther College CD. Now, this beloved live set makes its debut on vinyl in a 4LP box set. This exclusive numbered edition for Record Store Day Black Friday is pressed on red, yellow and blue splatter vinyl.
Prodigy – Keep It Thoro (12″ Vinyl Longplay Picture Disc)
As one half of the iconic group Mobb Deep, Prodigy (1974-2017) was a key player in New York hip-hop’s mid-1990s renaissance, delivering in-depth, uncompromising verses about life in the Queensbridge projects. Certified Classics honors Prodigy’s legendary and undisputed legacy with a special picture disc release of his debut hit solo single, 2000’s “Keep It Thoro,” featuring instrumental and a cappella versions of the track as well as a remix by Prodigy’s Mobb Deep partner Havoc.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Run Stop & Drop!! (The Needle) (12″ Vinyl Longplay)
Recorded live in August 2017 at historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Run Stop & Drop!! (The Needle) finds Preservation Hall Jazz Band dazzling an intimate crowd with live performances of five songs they’d debuted on 2017’s acclaimed studio album, So It Is. This 12″ vinyl RSD 2017 release showcases what makes PHJB one of the most vital live acts working today.