Time flies when it's seemingly at a standstill. It might be hard to believe, but even with still one more Record Store Day Drop to go (on October 24) it's already time to look ahead at Record Store Day Black Friday, which falls on November 27 this year. Brick and mortar shops nationwide will be releasing special, limited-edition vinyl offerings, and our friends at Real Gone Music have just announced what's on their lineup!
The Bangles, Doll Revolution (2-LP, streaked pink vinyl, 1,500 copies)
Originally released in 2003, Doll Revolution remains a favorite in The Bangles' catalogue, featuring all the qualities fans have come to expect - songwriting, vocals, and instrumental skill. For its debut on vinyl, Real Gone Music will press The Bangles' celebrated Doll Revolution (featuring the rocking Elvis Costello-penned title track) on streaked pink vinyl in a limited edition of 1,500, each hand-numbered. The album will be packaged in a newly designed gatefold sleeve with an insert. This edition is fully approved by the band. Tear off your own head...it's a Doll Revolution!
Blue Oyster Cult, Live '83 (2-LP, blue with black swirl vinyl, 1,500 copies)
Real Gone digs into the vault - with complete approval from the band - to present the first-ever physical media release of Blue Oyster Cult's complete July 24, 1983 performance at Perkins Palace in Pasadena. The show was originally recorded for radio broadcast and has been considered one of the best-sounding BOC bootlegs to trade hands. For its first-ever authorized official release, the show has been pressed across two blue-with-black-swirl LPs and housed in a gatefold sleeve. The package also contains rare photography and new liner notes by Scott Schinder. Limited to just 1,500 copies.
Buckcherry, Buckcherry (LP, clear with red and yellow swirl vinyl, 1,750 copies)
Real Gone presses up a limited edition color vinyl edition of Buckcherry's self-titled debut, an album that ...lit up the rock world in 1999, leading to an appearance at the ill-fated Woodstock '99 gig and tours with other rock heavyweights. The clear vinyl with red and white swirl colorway evokes the eye-catching cover art, which has been restored for a newly designed gatefold sleeve. Limited to just 1,750 copies.
Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers (2-LP, "natural" with black swirl vinyl, 3000 copies)
Power pop favorites Fountains of Wayne made it big with Welcome Interstate Managers, which featured the inescapable hit "Stacy's Mom" alongside plenty of other undeniably sharply crafted rock (check out, for instance, "Bright Future in Sales," "Hey Julie," or any of the album's stellar 17 songs). An instant classic, Welcome Interstate Managers now arrives on vinyl for the first time with a bonus track, the non-album B-side "Elevator Up!" It's pressed on a "natural" colorway with black swirl" colorway. This means the base is actually uncolored vinyl, with just a few swirls of black added to match the monochromatic album art. The discs are housed in printed inner sleeves within a gatefold jacket. Limited to just 3,000 copies, this is one to wake up early for - and a bittersweet reminder of the tremendous talent lost with the passing of Adam Schlesinger earlier this year to COVID-19.
Milla Jovovich, The Divine Comedy (LP, creamsicle orange vinyl, 1200 copies)
Considered one of the best-kept secrets of the '90s, this album by supermodel Jovovich isn't what you might expect. In an era when labels were pushing supermodels to be pop starlets, Milla Jovovich insisted on using her own poetry and instrumental accompaniment. The result, according to the label, "recalls Kate Bush and Tori Amos with an added Eastern European exoticism." For its first Stateside release, it's been pressed on creamsicle orange vinyl and housed in a printed inner sleeve. Limited to only 1,200 copies.
Masters of Reality, Sunrise on the Sufferbus (LP, "natural" vinyl, 1800 copies)
Cream wasn't the only power trio to feature Ginger Baker. The powerhouse drummer also features on this 1992 stoner rock classic which yielded the Top 10 rock hit "She Got Me (When She Got Her Dress On)." For its first official vinyl release, the album has been pressed on "natural" uncolored vinyl which is housed in a printed inner sleeve. Limited to only 1,800 copies.
Stay tuned for more news as we gear up for another exciting Record Store Day Black Friday! And don't forget to head over to your favorite local record shop (or their online storefront) to check out what they'll have on offer. Don't know where to find your nearest independent record purveyor? Visit RecordStoreDay.com for a list of all the participating shops near you!