Record Store Day Drops 2021 - July
The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band Alcatrazz celebrate RSD Drops 2021 with the release of a colored double vinyl edition of their latest studio offering, Born Innocent. The 13-track opus, having previously only been available on CD and digital formats and never on vinyl will be a must-have collectible for anyone who considers themselves a fan of rock (pun intended!)
Their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Game. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, Born Innocent also features fellow founding members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea. And from the classic album art, featuring the mighty rock itself, Born Innocent is a journey into the sort of heavy, melodic and supremely articulated hard rock that is a cornerstone of the likes of Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group, territory Alcatrazz successfully strode in the ‘80s before going on hiatus.
Born Innocent was produced by Jimmy Waldo with Giles Lavery and mixed and mastered by Andy Haller and features many former stars from Graham's long career. Guest appearances include Chris Impellitteri, who wrote the music and played all guitars on the arpeggio-powered “Born Innocent”, with Bonnet’s vocals soaring to old-school heights, as did Bob Kulick for the majestic “I Am The King”. Virtuoso Japanese guitar maestro Nozomu Wakai similarly wrote and played guitars on the double-kick steel-plated Irish warrior ode “Finn McCool”, while the six-string legend that is Steve Vai wrote “Dirty Like The City”, with Bonnet once again powerfully hitting notes that are beyond the business of most humans.
As fans will immediately hear, Alcatrazz are back doing what only they can do with Born Innocent, delivering quality hard rock with genuine storyteller lyrics, virtuoso performances and an added layer of modern ‘heavy’ that underscores the melodic excellence. Don’t miss out on this piece of rock history.
Born Innocent/Polar Bear/ Finn McCool/We Still Remember/London 1666/Dirty Like the City/I Am the King/Something That I Am Missing/Paper Flags/The Wound Is Open/Body Beautiful/Warth Lane/For Tony
After the release of the Beat Farmers’ successful 1985 debut album Tales Of The New West, the band did a tour of the UK and Europe and while there recorded a six song EP originally only released in the UK, and never on vinyl in the US. Glad ’N' Greasy features the original members of this alt-country band that was an influence on many bands and artists in the much larger Americana movement that followed. Many consider the six songs on Glad ’N’ Greasy to be the Beat Farmers’ finest hour. The reissue comes in a gatefold jacket with photos and notes written by the band.
Side 1: 1. “Powderfinger” 2. “Death Train” 3. “Beat Generation”
Side 2: 1. “Glad ‘N’ Greasy” 2. “Delayed Reaction” 3. “Big Rock Candy Mountain”
Vinyl: $26.98 Buy
Del Casher may not be a household name, but you’ve undoubtedly heard his music. He was a member of the famous Wrecking Crew, played on Lawrence Welk, recorded Frank Zappa’s first demo, and even backed Elvis Presley on film. His inventions include the Wah-Wah pedal and the Ecco-Fonic, influencing the development of electric guitar playing. In 1978, Casher was impressed by Bill Conti's top selling score for Rocky, and set out to make an album with original compositions of disco and jazz/funk inspired by the film. With a series of tunes written, he gathered some of the top studio players in Hollywood including Billy Preston, Stan Worth, and members of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band. The working title for this album in the making was called “Music Inspired By Rocky And Other Compositions”. A film company who had acquired the rights to Sylvester Stallone's 1970 debut "The Party At Kitty And Stud's" heard the music and immediately recognized it as the perfect fit for their rebranded “Italian Stallion” film release. Though the score was never released outside of the film, it generated lots of interest in the early 2000’s when the internet became a widespread phenomenon, and fans began recording the audio off of the film themselves. The soundtrack for Italian Stallion stands on its own as a musical masterpiece. Over 40 years later, with the help of ORG Music, Del Casher dug up his original master tapes and assembled a record’s worth of material for the soundtrack’s first ever release. Italian Stallion will make its long overdue debut with a vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD 2021.
1. Italian Stallion Theme 2. Three Girls In A Whirl 3. Flexing 4. Outside Walk 5. Shower Her With Love 6. Waiting
1. Magic Mirror 2. Leaving For The Party 3. Dance Alone 4. Living The Highlife 5. Circle Dance 6. Cocktails For Two
Fifth studio album released by Shaun and produced by Todd Rundgren including several covers like David Bowie's Rebel Rebel.
Rebel, Rebel / Cool Fire / The Book I Read / Pretending / Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) / It’s My Life / So Sad About Us / Wasp / Selfless Love / Once Bitten Twice Shy
If Music Could Talk is a 1980 interview album with The Clash - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – in brief conversation with their trusted management rep/fixer/consigliere Kosmo Vinyl. Originally only available as a promotional LP for US radio ahead of the release of The Clash’s 4th album Sandinista!, If Music Could Talk will be released for the first time as a limited edition double 180g vinyl package with new artwork as part of RSD Drops. The cover art is an homage to Nicaraguan rebel leader Augusto César Sandino – the original Sandinista – done by Kosmo Vinyl, who also supplies the liner notes on the back alongside a rare Pennie Smith band photo. If Music Could Talk features the band talking about and introducing tracks, along with those tracks themselves (using the latest band-approved remasters).
SIDE A – Paul: “Junco Partner”, “One More Time”, “One More Dub”
SIDE B – Mick: “Hitsville U.K.”, “The Magnificent Seven”
SIDE C – Joe: “Washington Bullets”, “The Call Up”, “Police On My Back”
SIDE D – Topper: “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe”, “Somebody Got Murdered”
This 12” features two reggae remixes each of “Jokerman” and “I And I”, by Doctor Dread. The original versions of both tracks appeared on Dylan’s Infidels album, with Sly & Robbie as the rhythm section. The two “I And I” remixes were previously released on Is It Rolling Bob: A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan (2003) ,while the “Jokerman” remixes are newly commissioned and previously unreleased. Doctor Dread has worked with Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Mad Cobra, Freddy McGregor, Sly and Robbie, Steel Pulse, The Wailers and many others.
Side A: 1. “Jokerman [Reggae Remix]” 2. “Jokerman [Instrumental Dub]”
Side B: 1. “I and I [Reggae Remix]” 2. “I and I [Reggae Dub]”
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
Never before pressed on vinyl, EARTHGANG’s Empire catalog piece Strays With Rabies features Sheeda, Mereba, MO, Meegs, and Dreamville labelmate J.I.D. Featuring the hit song "Missed Calls." Making it abundantly clear that Atlanta's sound doesn't live strictly in the strip clubs, hip-hop duo WowGr8 and Johnny Venus take cues from early Outkast and Goodie Mob, delivering an otherworldly sound that is occasionally trippy and made with the people in mind.
The buzz for EARTHGANG has only increased recently, with the 2019 release of Mirrorland and the Dreamville compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers 3, which they were heavily featured on.
1. ... And on the 8th Day | 2. Momma Told Me (feat. J.I.D.) | 3. Ain't No Take-Backs (feat. Sheeda) | 4. Missed Calls | 5. Diamonds | 6. Liquor Sto' (feat. Marian Mereba) | 7. Masturpiece | 8. New Negro Spiritual | 9. Lady Nectarine (feat. Marian Mereba) | 10. Nigga Wake Up (feat. Mo & Meegs) | 11. A.W.O.L. | 12. Solar Lilly | 13. Punchanella | 14. Simba
This special release combines two key singles from John Fogerty’s 1973 debut solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers on a limited edition Blue vinyl 12” single. The two singles included are the classics “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” backed with “Hearts Of Stone” Also included are the original B-sides “Workin’ On A Building” and “Somewhere Listening (For My Name)”
Featuring replications of the original artwork from both singles, one on each side.
SIDE A: 1. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) 2. Workin’ On A Building
SIDE B: 1. Hearts Of Stone 2. Somewhere Listening (For My Name)
Scooby Snacks / The Fun Lovin' Criminal (Hot 1997 Rockumental Mix] / King of New York (Jack Dangers Mix] / Scooby Snacks (20 MG Version] / The Grave And The Constant [Stephen Lironi 12" Mix] / Scooby Snacks [Instrumental]
Limited edition orange vinyl 12" to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the band’s classic single from 1996.
Bobbie’s journey from country singer-songwriter to blue eyed soul diva stopped off at a hitherto unknown destination along the way. Before she arrived at Muscle Shoals to work her magic with the late great Rick Hall, Bobbie cut a laid back album of classic and contemporary jazz tunes that was abandoned before it had chance to see the light of day. This was a shame, as Bobbie proves herself as adept in this genre as in any other. This self-produced collection first saw the light of day on the Bobbie Gentry boxset, but this lost album deserves to have its own separate release and what better format than vinyl? The set exudes a sophisticated and intimate late-night vibe mostly featuring Bobbie alone with her guitar accompanied by a bass player; occasionally there is a whisper of strings from Jimmie Haskell who famously composed the cello and violin arrangement on Ode to Billie Joe. Gentry fans will find much to love in Bobbie’s short lived but brilliant turn as a jazz singer. The original 8 tracks to be supplemented by the ‘I Didn’t Know’ and ‘Hushabye Mountain’ demos recorded around the same time, this LP also features the previously unreleased Hushabye Mountain [alternate version].
God Bless The Child
Since I Fell For You
Here’s That Rainy Day
I Didn’t Know [demo]
Hushabye Mountain [Demo]
Save Your Love For Me
This Girl’s in Love With You
The Windows of the World
Hushabye Mountain (previously unreleased)
This album was nominated for a Grammy in 1994 and went on to sell 200,000 copies that year which at the time was seen as surprisingly unfavorable. This is the first time this album has ever been on vinyl, and Green Jelly’s 40th year as a band!
Side A: 1 Carnage Rules (featured on the Super Nintendo and Genesis games with the same title) 2 Orange Krunch 3 Pinata Hed 4 Fixation 5 The Bear Song (featured in Dumb and Dumber) 6 Fight
Side B: 7 Super Elastic 8 Jump 9 Jerk 10 Anthem 11 Slave Boy (featuring Maynard James Keenan)
Limited Edition 12” Picture Disc—First time on vinyl for these LIVE versions!
Special live release to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Heavy Metal Soundtrack
Side A features a live version of Sammy Hagar’s classic “Heavy Metal” and Side B features a live version of “Little White Lie”
Side A: “Heavy Metal (Live)”
Side B: “Little White Lie (Live)”
Released in 1980, this album spent 100 weeks on the Billboard Top 200. This ninth studio album includes the hits "Kiss on My List", "You Make My Dreams", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and "Every Time You Go Away". This year, Voices was included on Rolling Stone’s list of The Greatest 80 Albums of 1980. This RSD Drops release features an embossed album jacket (much as the original did), printed inner sleeve, a translucent ultra-clear LP and a booklet featuring a new interview with Hall & Oates.
How Does It Feel To Be Back | Big Kids | United State | Hard To Be In Love With You | Kiss On My List | Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect) | You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling | You Make My Dreams | Every Time You Go Away | Africa | Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear The Voices)
This came out in 1975, and became one of their instant classics, which contained their Robert Johnson power trio version of "Walkin' Blues”, plus more AOR radio favorites like "Funky #7" "Great Divide Revisited" and "I Don't Wanna Go." The interesting "soap box" album cover art came with a unique "soap bubbles" inner sleeve, which will also be restored for the first time since 1975.
Surprise vinyl color: Yellow or Blue.
SIDE ONE 1-Sleep Song 2-Funky #7 3-Walkin' Blues 4-Invitation
SIDE TWO 1-Hit Single #1 2-Serpent Of Dreams 3-I Don't Wanna Go 4-Great Divide:Revisited
The debut album from Willie Jones features the singles “Windows Down,” “Bachelorettes on Broadway”, and his latest, “Down For It” featuring T.I. — an updated rendition of the original.
1. Country Soul | 2. Back Porch | 3. Bachelorettes On Broadway | 4. Down for It | 5. American Dream | 6. Right Now | 7. Trainwreck | 8. Drank Too Much | 9. Whole Lotta Love | 10. Actions | 11. Down For It (JD Walker Version) (feat. T.I.) | 12. Down For It (MyGuyMars Remix) (feat. T.I.)
The second volume of a series started by the RSD Black Friday release of The River Flows Vol. 1, which completely sold out and garnered a lot of positive reviews. This deluxe Vol. 2 package features Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut performing their versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and more, with an original from John Hurlbut as well.
The deluxe package, designed by Kevin Morgan, features an OBI side spine on a gatefold jacket, an inner sleeve with celebrity pictures from Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch. The record itself is clear vinyl with five-color splatter.
Photographer: Lincoln Castricone
Executive Producer: Vannessa Kaukonen
Producer: Jorma Kaukonen
Engineered and Mixed: Justin Guip
“Knockin’ on Heaven's Door” (Bob Dylan) | “Hickory Wind” (Gram Parsons) | “A Little Faster” (John Hurlbut) | “Seems Like a Long Time” (Theodore Anderson) |”All Along the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan) |”This Land is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie)
Peggy Lee was in top form in 1955, in every aspect of her career. As a vocalist, she was at her peak. Pete Kelly’s Blues (her best acting role) and Lady And The Tramp (she co-wrote six songs and provided the voices for four characters) were both set to be released. That same year, she recorded 49 selections as radio transcriptions for the World Program Service. These recordings were not released to the public, but used by radio stations with unexpected time to fill. The music is more jazz-oriented than many of her Decca recordings of the time. Lee’s cool but inwardly heated voice is joined by frequent collaborators, pianist Gene DiNovi, guitarist Bill Pitman, Bob Whitlock or Don Prell on bass, drummer Larry Bunker, Ramon “Ray” Rivera on congas, harpist Stella Castellucci, and trumpeter Pete Candoli. This series compiles the best selections from those 1955 recordings, beginning with 14 tunes on this first volume. The recordings were mastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing on color vinyl, Exclusively as part of RSD Drops.
It’s a Good Day / That Old Black Magic / Autumn in NY / I May Be Wrong / I Gotta Right / I Get A Kick / What is This Thing / The Positive / Me / People Will Say We / What Can I Say / Beautiful Morning / Taking A Chance / Bye Bye Blackbird
Recorded live at Club Soda in Montreal, Canada on September 8, 2001.
When headbanger historians look back on the important heavy metal and hard rock bands that were active during the '70s, Mahogany Rush's name doesn't come up nearly as often as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Kiss, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Blue Öyster Cult or Aerosmith -- and that is regrettable because Frank Marino led one of the '70s' most exciting hard rock/metal outfits. Mahogany Rush is, without question, underrated.
First time on vinyl. Embossed deluxe gatefold with live photos and enhanced liner notes.
SIDE A: 01) Let There Be 02) Strange Universe 03) Ode To Creation 04) Strange Universe (Return)
SIDE B: 01) Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 02) Ain't Dead Yet (Excerpt) 03) Slippin' And Slidin' 04) Back To The Hall 05) Two 'n' Four (Just Joshin') 06) Avalon (1st part)
SIDE C: 01) Avalon (continued) 02) Rumble 'n' Roll (For Pete's Sake) 03) Jazzed A Moment 04)Tales Of The Unexpected 05) Return to Avalon 06) Rattle Of Sabres 07) Electric Reflections Of War
SIDE D: 01) Aftermath 02) The World Anthem 03) A Prayer For Peace 04) Somewhere Over The Rainbow 05) Try For Freedom
John Martyn's 1998 album, featuring covers of songs by Randy Newman, Dead Can Dance, Ben Harper, and Portishead, amongst others. Unavailable on vinyl since its original release. Half-speed mastered from the original tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP.
Side A: 1. He's Got All The Whiskey 2. God's Song 3. How Fortunate The Man With None 4. Small Town Talk 5. Excuse Me Mister Side B: 1. Strange Fruit 2. The Sky Is Crying 3. Glory Box 4. Feel So Bad 5. Death Don't Have No Mercy
The vinyl release of the 2013 Grammy-nominated album. Limited edition, numbered two disc set on black vinyl.
Ham Hocks and Cabbage/Hallelujah Time/I Guess I'll Have To Forget/Easy Walker/My Favorite Things/East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)/Cherokee/I Have Dreamed/Who's Making Love
In October 2020, Kip Moore recorded a special four Song acoustic set at Grimey's New & Preloved Records in. This is the first time that these songs have been released on vinyl and are exclusive for RSD Drops. Each record includes a collectible poster.
Janie Blue / Sweet Virginia / Wild World / Fire and Flame