And the Record Store Day news keeps coming! BMG has announced their list of releases to be found in shops April 18 and it’s a great lineup. If you’re looking for live Emerson, Lake and Palmer; a very cool Motorhead shaped picture disc; the beautiful sounds of Ravi Shankar in collaboration with George Harrison; or classics from The Kinks – BMG has you covered!
Let’s take a closer look at all their offerings…
Ravi Shankar, Chants of India
For the first time on vinyl, Ravi Shankar’s 1997 collaboration with George Harrison, Chants of India. The album was produced by George Harrison and recorded in both India and at Harrison’s Friar Park studio in England.
Celebrating Ravi Shankar’s Centennial, this limited double red vinyl edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive photo print. [Note: The RSD U.K. website lists their edition as standard black vinyl.]
LP 1 – SIDE A:
- Vandanaa Trayee
- Omkaaraaya Namaha
- Vedic Chanting One
- Asato Maa
LP 1 – SIDE B:
- Sahanaa Vavatu
- Mahaa Mrityunjaya
LP 2 – SIDE A:
- Hari Om
- Svara Mantra
LP 2 – SIDE B:
- Vedic Chanting Two
- Sarve Shaam
A 12″ Dio picture disc for Record Store Day based around his Magica album. The A-side leads with rare track “Annica” from the Magica sessions and includes live and studio versions of “Lord Of The Last Day.” Side B is the 18-minute epic Dio spoken word piece “Magica Story”.
Side A: 1. Annica 2. Lord of the Last Day (2019 Remaster) 3. Lord of the Last Day (Live on Magica Tour; 2019 – Remaster)
Side B: 1. Magica Story – Studio Spoken Word (2019 Remaster)
A Record Store Day 7″ single with A-side being new song “A Ghost” from Greg’s debut solo album Random Desire. The B-side is a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Girl From North Country” featuring Mark Lanegan on vocals.
“A Ghost” / “Girl From The North Country (feat. Mark Lanegan)”
This red vinyl 7″ single features the rare Keith Richards track “Key To The Highway” which only ever saw release on the Japanese version of the album Main Offender, along with that album’s classic “Hate It When You Leave.”
“Hate It When You Leave” b/w “Key To The Highway”
Out of print in the U.S. for over 35 years, this red vinyl gatefold RSD release brings the 1972 compilation of Kinks tracks (1966-71) back to record stores. The 28 tracks include hits, album tracks, U.S.-only versions, non-album singles, B-sides, and the original sleeve-notes are recreated.
1. VICTORIA 3:39, 2. THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY 2:49, 3. BERKELEY MEWS 2:40, 4. HOLIDAY IN WAIKIKI 2:46, 5. WILLESDEN GREEN (From the Soundtrack of the film “Percy”), 6. THIS IS WHERE I BELONG 2:25, 7. WATERLOO SUNSET 3:17
1. LOLA 4:04, 2. MINDLESS CHILD OF MOTHERHOOD 3:12, 3. POLLY 2:51, 4. BIG BLACK SMOKE 2:37, 5. SUSANNAH’S STILL ALIVE 2:22, 6. SHE’S GOT EVERYTHING 3:10, 7. DAYS 2:50
1. DAVID WATTS 2:41, 2. DEADEND STREET 3:26, 3. SHANGRI-LA 5:18, 4. AUTUMN ALMANAC 3:16, 5. SUNNY AFTERNOON 3:37, 6. GET BACK IN LINE 3:08, 7. DID YOU SEE HIS NAME? 1:56
1. FANCY 2:30, 2. WONDERBOY 2:49, 3. APEMAN 3:56, 4. KING KONG 3:25, 5. MR. PLEASANT 3:01, 6. GOD’S CHILDREN (From the Soundtrack of the film “Percy”) 3:19, 7. DEATH OF A CLOWN 3:11
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of ELP, this flame-colored RSD release marks the first time on vinyl for the sold-out 1992 New Jersey show.
SIDE ONE: 1. KARN EVIL 9 1ST IMPRESSION, Pt. 2 2. KNIFE-EDGE 3. BLACK MOON 4. FROM THE BEGINNING
SIDE TWO: 1. AFFAIRS OF THE HEART 2. LUCKY MAN 3. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN / AMERICA / BLUE RONDO À LA TURK
Hank Williams’ complete 1951 March Of Dimes performance on 10″ red vinyl. Its first release on vinyl, with a new restoration and mastering of the 16″ radio transcription disc. Features five songs, including “Lovesick Blues” and his then-current hit, “Moanin’ The Blues.” The disc also includes a solo track by Audrey Williams and a dual narrative on a Luke The Drifter track, plus a rare PSA read by Hank about Infantile Paralysis.
Produced by Cheryl Pawelski with restoration and mastering by Michael Graves. Together, they earned a 2015 Best Historical Album Grammy award for their work on Hank Williams’ The Garden Spot Programs, 1950.
Side A: 1) Lovesick Blues, 2) Moanin’ The Blues, 3) There’s A Bluebird On Your Windowsill
Side B: 1) Hank Talks About Infantile Paralysis, 2) Help Me Understand
A limited edition shaped picture disc celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s speaker-smashing, worldwide outlaw anthem “Ace Of Spades.”
“Ace of Spades”/”Dirty Love”
Originally scheduled for release in 1966, The Ska (From Jamaica) album remained lost for well over half a century before the ¼” master tape was finally discovered in the Trojan archives earlier this year. Comprising a dozen top-quality tracks, the collection features numerous musical talents now widely regarded as Jamaican legends, their number including the Maytals, Ken Boothe, Clancy Eccles and Derrick Harriott. The album comes presented in a stylishly designed sleeve and includes an annotated insert, relating the story behind the discovery of the long-lost tape and the essential ska music featured therein.
SIDE A: 1 The Ska – Jackie Estick, 2 Let’s Jump – The Maytals, 3 What Have I Done- Winston Samuels, 4 Sammy No Dead – Clancy Eccles, 5 Cling to Me- Horrell Dawkins, 6 Ska Mary (The Bells of St. Mary’s) – Bobby Aitken & The Carib-Beats
SIDE B: 1 Monkey Ska -Derrick Harriott, 2 Time Will Tell – Winston Samuels, 3 Paradise – Roy Shirley & Ken Boothe, 4 Doreen – Ben Levy, 5 Too Late – Glen Brown & Lloyd Robinson, 6 Wayward Ska – Lloyd Brevett &Tommy McCook
Personally curated by Jeff Tweedy for the November issue of Uncut magazine this collection comprises seventeen newly recorded Wilco covers done by the band’s artist friends, including Cortney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Low, Cate Le Bon and Parquet Courts among others, one previously released version of “Jesus, Etc.” by Norah Jones’ band Puss N Boots and one recently unearthed (but never released) cover of “Casino Queen” by Billy Gibbons featuring Jeff Tweedy himself on guitar alongside Billy. There is not a weak moment on this album and many outstanding ones. Sure to appeal to the rabid Wilco fan, the CD which accompanied the magazine sold out quickly and is no longer available.
1. Cate Le Bon – Company In My Back, 2. Parquet Courts – I Got Drugs (At The End Of The Century), 3. Courtney Barnett – Dawned On Me, 4. Whitney – Far Far Away, 5. Kurt Vile – Passenger Side, 6. Low – War On War, 7. Ohmme – Kicking Television, 8. Mountain Man – You and I, 9. Ryley Walker – Love Is Everywhere (Beware), 10. Jen Cloher – Impossible Germany, 11. James Elkington – Black Moon, 12. Sharon Von Etten – Radio Cure, 13. Liam Kazar – Sunloathe, 14. Kacy & Clayton – How to Fight Loneliness, 15. Puss N Boots – Jesus Etc., 16. The Handsome Family – Capitol City, 17. Twin Peaks – Spiders (Kidsmoke), 18. Yo La Tengo – If I Ever Was A Child, 19. Billy F Gibbons – Casino Queen