Today is the final day for pre-orders of Run Out Groove's next title: an expanded vinyl edition of Secret Machines' Ten Silver Drops. Similarly, polls close today for voting on the label's next release. Will it be an expanded edition of the eponymous album from sixties prog-rockers Ars Nova, the vinyl premiere of Victoria Williams' Water to Drink, or a brand-new rarities collection from Devo? The choice is yours! Visit Run Out Groove's website today to place those orders and make those votes!
But the label is already looking ahead to the annual Record Store Day Black Friday event. This morning, ROG announced its two releases arriving November 23 at finer independent record retailers everywhere: an expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of Type O Negative's Bloody Kisses, and Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival from saxophone great Dexter Gordon.
The expanded reissue of Bloody Kisses arrives from ROG in conjunction with Roadrunner Records. The 1993 album from New York gothic metal band Type O Negative became the first Roadrunner album to attain a Platinum certification. The band's third studio album, it featured dark original songs as well as a dramatic reinvention of Seals and Crofts' seventies staple "Summer Breeze." The new reissue will be presented on three LPs, and marks the first time the album has been available on standalone vinyl. The original LP takes up the first two discs, while seven bonus tracks (including Rick Rubin's mix of "Summer Breeze") occupy the third disc. Everything's been pressed on 180-gram green and black swirl vinyl, housed in a tri-fold direct-to-board Stoughton-printed jacket. It's limited to 5,000 copies.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is Dexter Gordon's Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival. This release is built around newly-discovered tapes preserving the entire set played at the Hollywood Bowl by the bebop pioneer in 1982 with his band and two other legends: trumpeter Woody Shaw and vibraphonist Milt Jackson. Performances of "Bags' Groove" and "Blues" are previously unreleased, while "Fried Bananas" and "You've Changed" are presented for the first time in their full, unedited form to complete the set. The LP is sourced from the original analog masters and cut to lacquers at Sam Phillips Recording Studio. It's been pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged in a Stoughton tip-on jacket. Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival is limited to 2,000 copies.
You'll find both titles in stores as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday event on November 23. In the meantime, the track listings for both titles can be perused below!
Watch this space for more RSD Black Friday announcements!
Type O Negative, Bloody Kisses: 25th Anniversary Edition (Run Out Groove/Roadrunner, 2018)
- Machine Screw
- Christian Woman
- Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
- Fay Wray Come Out and Play
- Kill All the White People
- Summer Breeze
- Set Me on Fire
- Dark Side of the Womb
- We Hate Everyone
- Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)
- Too Late: Frozen
- Blood and Fire
- Can't Lose You
- Suspended in Dusk
- Black Sabbath (From the Satanic Perspective)
- Summer Breeze (Rick Rubin Mix)
- Christian Woman (Edit)
- Christian Woman (Butt-Kissing Sell-Out Version)
- Black No. 1 (Edit)
- Blood & Fire (Out of the Ashes Mix)
Dexter Gordon, Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival (Run Out Groove, 2018)
- Fried Bananas
- Bags' Groove
- You've Changed