It's that time of year again: Record Store Day's annual Black Friday event is scheduled for Friday, November 25 as the holiday shopping season begins. Rhino has wasted no time in sharing its list of releases from some of the label's marquee artists including Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Grateful Dead, and Madonna. Classic albums from Todd Rundgren, Captain Beefheart, and Eric Burdon & WAR are also among the titles on Rhino's slate. And one release is even available on CD!
Read on for the complete lineup, with most descriptions provided by the label. All titles will be available at independent record stores on November 25. For a list of participating stores, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band, Clear Spot (50th Anniversary) (Limited Edition of 8,000 copies on 2-LP clear vinyl)
This set features the original 1972 album recut from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering, plus an additional LP of rare studio outtakes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased instrumental rough mixes from the Clear Spot sessions.
The Cure, Wish (30th Anniversary Edition) (Limited Edition on 2-LP picture disc)
30th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Cure's hit best-selling, Grammy-nominated album WISH pressed on double picture disc for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day - Black Friday. Featuring the hit singles "High," "Friday I'm In Love," and "A Letter To Elise". This double picture disc edition features newly remastered audio by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. A 3-CD version is due on October 7 while a standard black vinyl 2-LP set arrives on January 27, 2023.
The Doors, Paris Blues (Limited Edition of 17,000 numbered copies on 1-LP translucent blue vinyl)
A compilation of The Doors' greatest blues recordings both in the studio and on the stage. Featuring the never-before-released track "Paris Blues" -the last known remaining Doors song in the vault, only recently discovered from a tape kept by the late Ray Manzarek - and original artwork created for this release by Robby Krieger.
Duran Duran, Live at Hammersmith '82 (Limited Edition of 11,000 copies on 2-LP gold vinyl)
In 1982, as Duranmania was sweeping the globe, the band recorded and filmed one of their three London dates at Hammersmith Odeon. This gold double vinyl edition features live performances of Duran Duran hits - "Rio," "Hungry Like The Wolf," and "Girls on Film" -plus a fan-favorite cover of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel's "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)."
Eric Burdon & WAR, The Complete Vinyl Collection (Limited Edition of 5,500 copies on 4-LP multi-color vinyl)
The complete albums set includes Eric Burdon & War: Eric Burdon Declares War on transparent violet, Black Man's Burdon (2-LP) on translucent sun yellow, and Love Is All Around on transparent red. First time on LP since the '70s and mastered by Bernie Grundman.
Fleetwood Mac, The Alternate Collection (Limited Edition of 13,000 copies on 8-LP boxed set crystal clear vinyl / Limited Edition of 16,500 copies on 6-CD boxed set)
This collection features rare, alternate Fleetwood Mac tracks from 1975 -1987. Previously released individually for Record Store Day events on vinyl (and as part of the Mac's series of deluxe CD/LP boxes spanning Fleetwood Mac through Tango in the Night), they will now be together in one set on colored vinyl or a CD boxed set.
Grateful Dead, Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/1972 (Live) (Limited Edition of 10,000 copies on 5-LP 180-gram vinyl)
Available for the first time on vinyl, the Grateful Dead opened their famed Europe '72 tour at the sold-out, cavernous Wembley Empire Pool in London. Including performances of their best-known songs, a healthy dose of music from the "Skull and Roses" album, and more than a half dozen songs from Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir's respective 1972 solo albums.
Madonna, Everybody (40th Anniversary) (Limited Edition of 20,000 copies on 12" 180-gram vinyl)
This vinyl reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of Madonna's debut single, "Everybody," released on October 6, 1982. Originally produced by Mark Kamins, the single includes 12" and Dub versions of the track, both newly remastered. Also features brand new sleeve artwork exclusive to this anniversary release.
Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything (50th Anniversary Edition) (Limited Edition of 6,000 copies on 4-LP boxed set color vinyl)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed album, this two-gatefold boxed set features reproductions of original tape boxes. Including new notes by noted Todd scholar Paul Myers and each vinyl on a different color.
Sal Nunziato says
Any info on why the Rundgren "Something/Anything" is 4 LPs? Is it just the 2 LPs spread over four? Is it bonus material? Would love to know.
Mark H. says
I would assume it's mastered at 45 RPM with half the number of tracks per side as the original.
I remember my original copy of S/A had one red and one blue clear vinyl disc.
Canadian list confirms that it is a 45 RPM pressing.
cant wait to hear the jefferson airplane set. only a hummy audience tape has been the only source.
Shawn C. says
Did I miss something? What Jefferson Airplane set? Don't see any mention of it in the article.
yep, a jefferson airplane live set at monterey pop 67 full set .. a 2nd rsd release from monterey the first being both sets of big brother and the holding company.
Robert Lett says
Definitely gonna need that Fleetwood Mac set. And on CD thankfully. So few RSD releases on CD nice to see one.
Normand Cormier says
Would like to purchase one or, if possible, two of the Todd Rundgren Something/Anything RSD. Thanks for any help or info.
How is the remastered audio on the S/A Rundgren RSD release? I can’t find it cheaper than $125.