And the hits just keep on comin’! Legacy Recordings has announced its extensive slate for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 29, and it’s a doozy, with rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more! The label has brought out many of its heaviest hitters, including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, and Miles Davis for an impressive array of vinyl releases.
You’ll find Legacy’s full list below, with descriptions for each title provided by the label! Look for these at finer independent record retailers everywhere on Friday, November 29!
Arcade Fire, “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” b/w “My Buddy” (Arcade Fire Music)
Frequently cited as one of the most important alternative songs of the 2000s, “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” – the opening track on debut album Funeral – was an early introduction to the trademark Arcade Fire sound and encapsulates the essence of the music and themes on Funeral. The B-side, “My Buddy” by The Alvino Rey Orchestra, pays tribute to Will and Win Butler’s late grandfather, the Jazz musician Alvino Rey, whose passing during the early part of Arcade Fire’s career would greatly influence Funeral. The 7″ replicates the original Merge Records release – first released in June 2004 – which was the debut single from the band. Originally limited to 1,500 copies, it has become a highly collectible item amongst fans over the years.
Jeff Buckley, Live On KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic (Columbia)
One of the most magical, as-yet unreleased live performances by Jeff Buckley debuts on vinyl as part of the continuing celebration of the 25th anniversary of his debut studio album Grace. Buckley’s captivating appearance on KCRW-FM’s long-running Morning Becomes Eclectic was accompanied by the core band with which he recorded Grace, and features favorites from that record, including “Mojo Pin,” “So Real” and “Lover, You Should Have Come Over.”
Cheap Trick, Are You Ready? – Live 12/31/79 (Epic)
A sonic flashback to the closing night of the 1970s, when Cheap Trick–titans of the rock scene after 1979’s triumphant At Budokan live album–rang in the ’80s with their rafter-shaking, road-tested, rock ‘n’ roll revelry at the fabulous Los Angeles Forum! Rockford’s finest rocking four-piece deliver all the killer cuts you’d want, including “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and many more to serve up a smoking rock n’ roll party to close out the decade. This hell raising, legendary performance is now available on LP for the first time OFFICIALLY, featuring previously unreleased mixes from the original multi-track masters!
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive EP (ByStorm/Columbia/Dreamsville/Roc Nation)
Rediscover the songs that helped J. Cole’s third album go platinum with no features! Includes “Apparently,” “Wet Dreamz,” “No Role Modelz” and “Love Yourz.”
Miles Davis, Early Minor: Rare Miles From The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (Columbia)
During the year between the dissolution of his ’60s quintet and the groundbreaking Bitches Brew, Miles Davis recorded a number of transitional sessions creating music of lyrical beauty, culminating in the masterful album In a Silent Way. Three superb pieces–“Splashdown,” “Early Minor” and “The Ghetto Walk”–come to vinyl on a new LP, as originally heard on The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions, released in 2001.
Jimi Hendrix, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (Experience Hendrix)
As Christmas 1969 beckoned, Jimi Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox, and drummer Buddy Miles (christened as Band Of Gypsys by Hendrix) engaged in extensive rehearsals for their highly anticipated appearances at The Fillmore East in New York. To mark the occasion in his own inimitable fashion, Jimi readied this special medley of holiday favorites to celebrate both Christmas and the dawning of a new decade. This medley of “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne,” backed by “Three Little Bears,” a playful Electric Ladyland outtake from 1968, now makes its debut on picture disc, featuring the album artwork on one side and a photo of Jimi dressed as Santa Claus on the other.
Kings Of Leon, Day Old Belgian Blues (RCA)
Recorded on a European tour to promote their sophomore album, 2004’s Aha Shake Heartbreak, Day Old Belgian Blues captures early Kings of Leon’s raw sense of urgency. This live EP, featuring versions of “The Bucket,” “Four Kicks,” “Molly’s Chambers” and more, makes its vinyl debut for Record Store Day Black Friday.
Willie Nelson, “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High” b/w “It’s All Going To Pot” (Legacy)
It’s said that legends aren’t born–they’re grown. Willie Nelson, an enduring American icon and tireless supporter of marijuana legalization, offers the latest hit from his stash, a humorous ode to the sweetest of leaves as only Willie can do it. “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High,” a new song recorded during the sessions to Willie’s latest album Ride Me Back Home, Is backed with “It’s All Going To Pot,” another 4/20 favorite from Django and Jimmie, Willie and Merle Haggard’s 2015 album.
Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged (Epic)
Three days after completing their first American tour, Pearl Jam headed to New York to strip back songs from debut album Ten, well on its way to becoming one of 1992’s top rock albums. For the first time on vinyl, relive all seven songs featured in the MTV Unplugged broadcast, including “Jeremy,” “Even Flow,” “Alive,” “Black” and “State Of Love and Trust.”
Elvis Presley, American Sound Sessions 1969 (RCA)
1969 was a pivotal year for Elvis Presley. Fresh from the success of the ’68 Comeback Special, a revitalized Elvis headed to American Sound Studios with producer Chips Moman and a crack group of local session musicians. From these sessions came From Elvis In Memphis, one of the most beloved LPs of his career, plus the seminal hits “Suspicious Minds” (his 18th and final No. 1 hit) and “In The Ghetto.” American Sound Sessions 1969, available for the first time on vinyl, features rare and unreleased outtakes from these legendary sessions.
Joe Satriani, Surfing With The Alien: Deluxe Edition (Relativity)
From its original release in 1987, Surfing With The Alien established Joe Satriani as one of the definitive guitarists of his generation thanks to unforgettable songs like “Satch Boogie” and “Always With Me, Always With You.” More than 30 years after Surfing With The Alien went platinum, earned two Grammy Award nominations and camped out on the Billboard 200 for over a year, this set (pressed on red and yellow vinyl and featuring new cover art) pairs the remastered original album with a unique presentation of the album without its signature guitar leads–a chance for seasoned fans and aspiring shredders to appreciate what makes this album a must hear for guitar players the world over.