Rhino has announced its releases for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event, to be held at local record shops everywhere on November 27. The label will continue its box set series for the late John Prine, premiere an Alanis Morissette concert on vinyl, revisit a classic album from Lou Reed, reissue and expanded Motörhead’s first recorded album on vinyl as well as CD, and more.
Alanis Morissette – Live at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 2020 (2 LPs)
This acoustic concert from March 4, 2020 in London – just before the global pandemic forced U.K. venues to close – premiered earlier this year on digital platforms. Now, it’s being released on vinyl as a limited edition of 7,000 copies as a 2-LP set on140-gram black vinyl.
Ice T – Rhyme Pays (1 LP)
Future Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Ice-T’s Gold-certified 1987 debut album – one of the first in the U.S. to carry an Explicit warning – returns to single-LP yellow vinyl. This RSD First release is limited to 1,000 copies.
John Prine – The Asylum Albums (3-LP Box)
This limited edition of 4,000 copies on three 180-gram vinyl discs follows up The Atlantic Albums box set, released on RSD Drop 1 this year. This slipcased collection includes new vinyl pressings of Bruised Orange (1978), Pink Cadillac (1979), and Storm Windows (1980) replicating the original artwork for each. Both the Atlantic and Asylum albums will be reissued on CD on October 23 as part of Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic and Asylum Albums.
Lou Reed – Magic and Loss (2 LPs)
Lou Reed’s 16th solo album Magic and Loss, originally released in 1992 on the Sire label, returns to vinyl. As the title indicates, Reed’s songs reflected his ruminations on those two themes, and was partially inspired by the death of his longtime friend, songwriter Doc Pomus, and a woman named Rita (believed to be Rotten Rita from Andy Warhol’s Factory). Jimmy Scott guest stars. The album returns as a limited edition of 7,000 copies on 2-LP 180-gram black vinyl containing 3 sides audio and one side with an etching.
Motörhead – On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) (1 CD or 2 LPs)
On Parole was recorded to be Motörhead’s first album but ended up released as the band’s fourth. As they had already re-recorded its material for their self-titled album, the band originally distanced themselves from its release. But it remains their only LP to feature the original line-up of Lemmy, Larry Wallis, and Lucas Fox as well as Phil Taylor who replaced Fox on drums. It’s now arriving for RSD Black Friday on both CD and LP in expanded and remastered form. This RSD First release is limited to 4,200 copies on CD and 3,000 copies on vinyl.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers (Instrumental Versions) (2 LPs + 7-inch single)
Wu-Tang Clan member ODB’s 1995 debut comes to vinyl in instrumental form. Produced by RZA, it features him as well as Wu-Tang members GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. This pressing is a limited edition of 6,500 copies on 2-LP 140-gram black vinyl and includes a bonus 7-inch single.
The Stranglers – Peaches (The Very Best Of) (2 LPs)
The Stranglers’ 2002 anthology comes to vinyl as a 2-LP set with the punk band’s original songs as well as covers of Bacharach and David’s “Walk on By,” The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night,” and Question Mark and The Mysterians’ “96 Tears.” This RSD First release is limited to 1,500 copies.