Tomorrow is the start of our “Black Friday” weekend scratch and win sale, but there are many more good reasons to swing by your indie record shop right here in Perth, Ontario. The good people at Record Store Day have a load of limited new releases exclusive to indie record shops that we hope would make a great gift for someone you know (or for yourself)! We don’t order all the available titles in, but we’ll have a bunch here starting tomorrow November 24th at 10am. Here’s the list of the exclusive records you will find right here at Backbeat Books and Music.
Anthrax – Carry On Wayward Son
These two outstanding tracks from Anthrax’s For All Kings record are pulled and placed on a die-cut 12″ picture disc. Celebrate Record Store Day’s Black Friday with amped up, Anthraxed up covers of songs from Kansas and The White Stripes.
“Carry On Wayward Son”/”Black Math”
Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones (Music From The HBO Series)
Ramin Djawadi’s memorable score from Season 7 of the now-classic series.
Side A:ICE White Walker/Night King image from HBO 1) Wall of Ice 2) White Walkers 3) Hardhome Part 2 4) The Army of The Dead 5) Winter is Here Side B: FIRE Dragon image from HBO 1) Dracarys 2) Blood of the Dragon 3) Dragonstone 4)Spoils of War, Part 1 5) Gorgeous Beasts
Janis Joplin – Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits
In 1967, audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival experienced the powerful voice and stage presence of Janis Joplin, many for the very first time. Her work with Big Brother & The Holding Company and as a solo artist was a defining force in the changing soundscape of rock music in the 1960s. Her passionate vocals on “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and the posthumous chart-topper “Me and Bobby McGee” inspired generations of female singers to pour their hearts out. Being released for the first time on vinyl in 27 years, Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits (originally released in 1973), will be repressed on green smoke colored vinyl in the U.S. for Record Store Day Black Friday 2017.
DELAYED – MAY ARRIVE AT A LATER DATE
Willie Nelson – Spirit
Few country artists have had a bigger influence on the musical landscape than Wille Nelson. Born in 1933 in Abbott, TX, Ol’ Willie is still going strong at the young age of 84! For RSD Black Friday, Modern Classics is re-releasing Spirit, Willie Nelson’s forty-ninth studio album, originally released in 1996. The album differs from Nelson’s other work because his band used fewer instruments on the recording (two guitars, piano, fiddle) and it has a more classical/Spanish influence. Spirit reached the US Country top 20 when it was released, and David Fricke from Rolling Stone describes it as “low-key, acoustic, stripped to the rugged fundamentals of a good song and a superior voice.” Spirit is an emotional concept album illustrating the forlorn tale of a man abandoned by the great love of his life. We follow him down the path of loss as he confronts grief, gets back on his feet, and eventually finds solace in acceptance. Beloved by those familiar with Nelson’s deep catalog, Spirit remains highly revered amongst critics and fans alike. Likened to Bob Dylan’s Time Out Of Mind or Waylon Jennings’ Right For the Time, Spirit sees Nelson maturing most gracefully. Originally released in 1996, Spirit is issued here for the first time on colored vinyl as a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. It comes newly remastered with a deluxe, gatefold, ‘tip-on’ uncoated jacket, this is a chance to own this unique album in its most beautifully presented form.
1 Matador 2 She Is Gone 3 Your Memory Won’t Die In My Grave 4 I’m Not Trying To Forget You Anymore 5 Too Sick To Pray 6 Mariachi 7 I’m Waiting Forever 8 We Don’t Run 9 I Guess I’ve Come To Live Here In Your Eyes 10 It’s A Dream Come True 11 I Thought About You, Lord 12 Spirit Of E9 13 Matador
Leonard Nimoy – Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space
Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock was unquestionably the most popular character on the original Star Trek series. His first record album, Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space, was originally released in June 1967 on Dot Records. This entertaining and campy album has long been out of print on vinyl, and is a cult classic favorite for all Star Trek aficionados and lovers of Space in general. Varere Sarabande is re-releasing this amazing piece of mondo bizarro for RSD Black Friday. Pick up this great release on Black Friday and May The Force…wait, that’s not right…Live Long and Prosper!
Side One: 1. Theme From Star Trek Performed by Charles Grean 2. Alien 3. Where Is Love 4. Music To Watch Space Girls By Performed by Charles Grean 5. Beyond Antares Performed by Charles Grean 6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth Side Two: 1. Mission Impossible 2. Lost In The Stars 3. Where No Man Has Gone Before Performed by Charles Grean 4. You Are Not Alone 5. A Visit To A Sad Planet
Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Full Experience – Disco Devil
For Record Store Day Black Friday 2017, your friends at Get On Down bring you a beautiful package of roots reggae weirdness from the almighty Upsetter: Lee “Scratch” Perry. This red vinyl 12″ with a stamped outer sleeve features the song “Disco Devil,” recorded by the legendary Jamaican mad genius with the group The Full Experience, as a version of Max Romeo’s “Chase the Devil.” But don’t jump to conclusions based on the song title – musically this is as far as you can get from Saturday Night Fever. Thick, reverb-drenched dub/roots reggae laced with Perry’s dusted vocals and brilliant work behind the boards are on the menu throughout. This cut is undeniably underrated in Perry’s catalog and fans will eat this up, since it has always been hard to find on 7″ and 12″ for many years now.
A Side Disco Devil (12″ Mix) B Side Disco Devil (7″ Mix)
The Sundays – Static & Silence
Acclaimed UK band The Sundays will release their third and final album Static & Silence, including the top ten hit “Summertime” for the first time on vinyl in the US market. Released excluslvely for Record Store Day’s Black Friday, this 20th anniversary clear vinyl pressing is limited to 2000 copies.
1) Summertime 2) Homeward 3) Folk Song 4) She 5) When I’m Thinking About You 6)I Can’t Wait 7) Cry 8) Another Flavour 9) Leave This City 10) Your Eyes 11) So Much 12) Monochrome
Sondre Lerche – Solo Pleasure
Norwegian musician Sondre Lerche releases his latest album Pleasure this November. His music has been compared to artists as varied as Fleetwood Mac, Prefab Sprout and Scritti Politti. For RSD Black Friday Lerche is releasing Solo Pleasure, an intimate acoustic solo performance of songs from Pleasure.
1. Soft Feelings 2. I’m Always Watching You 3. Serenading in the Trenches 4. I Know Something That’s Gonna Break Your Heart 5. Siamese Twin 6. Bleeding Out Into the Blue 7. Reminisce 8. Hello Stranger 9. Violent Game 10. Baby Come to Me
DELAYED – MAY ARRIVE AT A LATER DATE
The Free Design – Kites Are Fun
Highly respected record label Light In The Attic is celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1960s sunshine-pop band The Free Design’s debut album, Kites Are Fun, on limited edition colored vinyl. Kites Are Fun is a sunshine-bubblegum-daisy-puppy pop masterpiece that stands the test of time. Fans of the Beach Boys will wonder how they ever overlooked this 1967 gem, long admired by the likes of Beck, Madlib, and Belle & Sebastian. The Free Design was born out of the the Greenwich Village scene of 1966, and before disbanding in 1972, they had released six albums with tightly-knit vocal arrangements and intricately beautiful melodies. Nine of the songs on their debut Kites Are Fun are originals, notably the title track, which became an instant soft-pop classic. Well-chosen covers, including the Beatles’ “Michelle” and Simon & Garfunkels’ “The 59th Street Bridge Song,” complete the collection. For Record Store Day Black Friday 2017, Light In The Attic is proud to introduce The Free Design to a whole new generation of listeners.
1.) Kites Are Fun 2.) Make the Madness Stop 3.) When Love is Young 4.) The Proper Ornaments 5.) My Brother Woody 6.) 59th Street Bridge Song 7.) Don’t Turn Away 8.) Umbrellas 9.) Michelle 10.) Never Tell the World 11.) A Man and a Woman 12.) Stay Another Season
Daedelus – Invention & The Quiet Party (15th Anniversary Edition)
Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus – otherwise known as Alfred Darlington – is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Daedelus is repackaging his seminal debut Invention in a 2LP package with the complimentary EP The Quiet Party (including appearances from Madlib, Yesterday’s New Quintet and Busdriver) in a color vinyl masterpiece. Containing the track “Experience”, known in part as a sample in Madvillain’s accordion, Invention is a genre-spanning opus that marks the start of what has become an illustrious career.
1. Playing Parties 2. Pursed Lips Reply 3. Astroboy 4. Adventress 5. Elegy (At Last) 6. Muggle Born 7. Aplomb 8. Experience 9. Loded 10. Quiet Now 11. Minor Detour 12. Perchance A Bit 13. Soulful Of Child 14. Thus The Whirligig 15. Quiet Now (with Busdriver) 16. Pursed Lips Reply (with Sach) 17. Playing Parties (YNQ – The Stars Remix) 18. Madlib Bonus Beats 19. Muggle Born (High Priest ESP Remix) 20. Girls (feat. Abstract Rude and Busdriver) 21. Girls (Instrumental) 22. A Touch Of Spring
The Doors – Absolutely Live
Originally released in 1970, Absolutely Live was the first live album released by The Doors and featured concerts recorded in 1969 and 1970. This 2LP midnight blue vinyl edition was remastered by Bruce Botnick.
Danny Elfman and the Knights of the Oingo Boingo – The Forbidden Zone Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The cult classic film The Forbidden Zone was the first to be scored by legendary composer Danny Elfman. It was also the first major recording for the 80s new wave sensations Oingo Boingo, (Then known as The Knights of the Oingo Boingo). The soundtrack for The Forbidden Zone was originally released in 1980, and perfectly captures the band’s transition from a Cabaret-style group of performers to the influential new wave band they would become. The original soundtrack is long out of print, but is being re-released for RSD Black Friday on translucent lime green vinyl! Put on your best 80s dance party outfit and enter the Forbidden Zone!
Side One: 1. Forbidden Zone 2:52 2. Hercules” Family Theme 1:50 3. Some of These Days 2:55 4. Journey Through The Intestines 0:55 5. Squeezit’s Vision Of His “Sister” 0:35 6. Queen’s Revenge 2:32 7. Factory 1:00 8. Love Theme – Squeezit And The Chickens 0:44 9. Flash And Gramps 0:58 10. Squeezit The Moocher (Minnie The Moocher) 4:51 Side Two: 1. Alphabet Song 2:01 2. Cell 63 1:21 3. Witch’s Egg 2:23 4. Yiddishe Charleston 1:33 5. Bim Bam Boom 1:54 6. Chamber Music 2:01 7. Pleure 0:39 8. Battle Of The Queens 3:07 9. Love Theme – King And Queen 1:14 10. Finale 3:25
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation (40th Anniversary Deluxe)
Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation is an iconic album that has influenced countless rock bands with its image, its attitude, and its blistering performances. Released in 1977 on Sire Records, the album was received ecstatically by critics such as Lester Bangs and the New York Times’ Robert Palmer (who called it one of the ten best albums of the decade), but as was the case with most original “punk” albums, it wouldn’t get mainstream recognition for decades. Now its place in music history is secure as one of punk’s most significant records. Recently, Rolling Stone magazine lauded Blank Generation as one of the “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time,” giving the innovative and literate band its well deserved credit on the cusp of its 40th anniversary.
This seminal album is being recognized on its 40th anniversary this year with limited edition double-CD and double-LP deluxe editions to be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Produced for release by Richard Hell, the album has been expertly remastered—by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, who mastered the original LP—as well as restored to its original 1977 track listing and sleeve imagery. BLANK GENERATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a second disc, with previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB. The booklet also contains many previously unpublished photos of the band by Roberta Bayley (the renowned CBGB photographer who shot the LP’s original cover), a revealing essay by Hell along with compelling images from his notebooks and private papers, and an extensive new interview with Ivan Julian by Hell.
After establishing his reputation as founder of legendary bands the Heartbreakers and Television, Hell went onto to lead the Voidoids which included Robert Quine (who later played in Lou Reed’s Blue Mask band, as well as for Tom Waits, John Zorn, and many others), Ivan Julian (who would record for Matthew Sweet and numerous other artists) and Marc Bell (“Marky Ramone”). Along with the Ramones, Television, Blondie and Talking Heads, Hell and his band helped to define the early New York “first wave” punk scene. The song “Blank Generation” became a slogan and an anthem and later was emulated by the Sex Pistols for their track, “Pretty Vacant.”
Such songs as “Love Comes In Spurts” and “Blank Generation” were originally recorded at Electric Lady Studios, but were re-recorded prior to release at Plaza Sound during Sire Records’ transition to Warner Bros. Records in 1977. At Plaza Hell reworked the album, leaving behind alternate versions and outtakes from Electric Lady that now appear on the second discs of these deluxe editions. The music sounds as fresh and abrasive today as when it was first released.
Hell retired from music in 1984, refocusing on writing as his vocation. He’s the author of two novels and several books of nonfiction including his acclaimed autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.
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Insane Clown Posse – The Great Milenko: 20th Anniversary Edition
Two decades after it was pulled from stores by Disney-owned Hollywood Records, pop culture icons Insane Clown Posse’s notorious “The Great Milenko” is back…and still casting its horrorcore spell over millions of fans worldwide. Featuring underground hits such as “Halls of Illusions” (featuring Slash on guitar) and “Hokus Pokus” with Steve Jones of Sex Pistols’ fame, “The Great Milenko” makes its vinyl appearance on the occasion of its 20th birthday. Still shocking, uncompromising, and unforgettable, “The Great Milenko” brings the magic of the Dark Carnival to Record Store Day’s Black Friday!
A Side A1 – Intro A2 – Great Milenko A3 – Hokus Pokus A4 – Piggy Pie B Side B1 – How Many Times? B2 – Southwest Voodoo B3 – Hall Of Illusions B4 – Under The Moon C Side C1 – What Is A Juggalo? C2 – House Of Horrors C3 – Boogie Woogie Wu C4 – The Neden Game D Side D1 – Hellalujah D2 – Down With The Clown D3 – Just Like That D4 – Pass Me By
DELAYED – MAY ARRIVE AT A LATER DATE
Kid Cudi – Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum KID CUDI returns with his 6th album, PASSION, PAIN & DEMON SLAYIN featuring singles “Baptized In Fire”, “Frequency,” and “Surfin'”. He is about to embark on the 28 date PASSION, PAIN & DEMON SLAYIN North American tour. The album includes 18 new tracks from CUDI, including the legendary André Benjamin of OutKast on “By Design” and “The Guide,” Willow Smith on “Rose Golden,” and Pharrell Williams again during “Flight At First Sight/Advanced.”
LP 1Side 1 1. Frequency 2. Swim In The Light 3. Releaser 4. By Design (Featuring André Benjamin) Side 2 1. All In 2. ILLusions 3. Rose Golden (Featuring Willow Smith) 4. Baptized In Fire (Featuring Travis Scott) 5. Flight At First Sight/Advanced (Featuring Pharrell Williams) LP 2 Side 1 1. Does It 2. Dance 4 Eternity 3. Distant Fantasies 4. Wounds 5. Mature Nature Side 2 1. Kitchen 2. Cosmic Warrior 3. The Guide (Featuring André Benjamin) 4. The Commander 5. Surfin’ – Radio Edit (Featuring Pharrell Williams)
Poncier – Poncier
In the movie SINGLES, Cliff Poncier is one of the main characters who was recently kicked out of his band and decides to record a solo album. During the filming of the movie SINGLES, Chris Cornell took a film prop cassette from the movie set that was Cliff Poncier’s demo and seen in the film, wrote and recorded songs to the fake song titles written on the prop cassette “Seasons,” “Nowhere But You,” “Spoon Man,” “Flutter Girl” and “Missing”. We will be officially for the first time releasing the Poncier demos on vinyl and cassette with custom art designed by Jeff Ament, in three colorways, randomly distributed.
1. Seasons 2. Nowhere But You 3. Spoon Man 4. Flutter Girl 5. Missing
Prodigy – H.N.I.C.
When it comes to authentic, ride-or-die hip-hop, few crews have as much resonance as Mobb Deep. Featuring two double-threat MCs who also produced – Havoc and the sadly-departed Prodigy – the crew changed the hardcore rap game in 1995 with their sophomore classic The Infamous, and went on to rule the dark corners of hip-hop for the second half of the 90s and well into the 2000s. After multiple Mobb Deep platters in the ’90s, Prodigy entered the 2000s as a solo artist with force, rolling over a stomping, piano-freaked backdrop laced by producer The Alchemist, with “Keep It Thoro.” It has held up over time, proving itself as an anthemic classic that the streets and clubs still respect. Flaunting a smooth-but-menacing flow, Prodigy’s no-nonsense lyricism on “Keep It Thoro” is prototypical modern age brag rap. Countless MCs have followed his flow, from Fabolous to Joey Bada$$. The song is short and sweet, clocking in at just over 3 minutes. There are no wasted verses, just hardcore rhymes that stay with you. But “Thoro” was the tip of the iceberg on what proved to be one of the more coveted rap full-lengths of the era. The album boasted other charting singles, including “Rock Dat Shit” and “Y.B.E.” (featuring B.G.), but it can be argued that the album’s real gems are buried deeper. “Genesis,” “What U Rep” (featuring Noreaga) and “Three” are all sinister yet pensive. “Wanna Be Thugs” and “Delt With The Bullshit” are strong and evocative Mobb Deep cuts, featuring production and vocals by Havoc. And alongside other standouts, perhaps the deepest cut of all – especially in light of Prodigy’s recent and way-too-soon passing due to complications from Sickle Cell Anemia – is “You Can Never Feel My Pain,” which details the health issues and challenges this talented MC and producer had been facing his whole life. H.N.I.C. was Prodigy’s first solo album, but it is perhaps his best. Among fans he will never be forgotten, for his skills, his storytelling and his no-B.S. approach to the art of MCing.
A1. BARS & HOOKS (INTRO) A2. GENESIS A3. DRIVE THRU (SKIT) A4. ROCK DAT SHIT A5. WHAT U REP (FEAT. NOREAGA) A6. KEEP IT THORO B1. CAN’T COMPLAIN (FEAT. CHINKY & TWIN GAMBINO) B2. INFAMOUS MINDED (FEAT. BIG NOYD) B3. WANNA BE THUGS (FEAT. HAVOC) B4. THREE (FEAT. CORMEGA) B5. DELT W/ THE BULLSH*T (FEAT. HAVOC) C1. TRIALS OF LOVE (FEAT. B.K.) C2. H.N.I.C. C3. BE COOL (SKIT) C4. VETERAN’S MEMORIAL C5. DO IT (FEAT. MIKE DELOREAN) D1. LITTLES (SKIT) D2. Y.B.E. (FEAT. B.G.) D3. DIAMOND (FEAT. BARS N’ HOOKS) D4. GUN PLAY (FEAT. BIG NOYD) D5. YOU CAN NEVER FEEL MY PAIN D6. H.N.I.C.
Otis Redding – Live in Europe
50th Anniversary edition of Live In Europe, Redding’s first live album (as well as the only live album released during his lifetime), issued exactly five months before his death on December 10, 1967. The album was recorded during the Stax/Volt tour of Europe and Redding is backed by Booker T. & the MG’s. Recorded at the Olympia Theatre, Paris; March 21, 1967. This will be a MONO release on 140g red vinyl.
DELAYED – MAY ARRIVE AT A LATER DATE
Snoop Dogg – Neva Left
Ever since Snoop Dogg busted out of Long Beach, CA on Dre’s masterpiece “Chronic,” he has been a force to be reckoned with musically, lyrically, socially, heck, he even coaches Pee-Wee football. Snoop has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, and he’s back with Never Left, available on green vinyl for the first time for RSD Black Friday. Snoop’s latest record features collaborations with many artists, including Too Short, Nef the Pharoah, Devin the Dude, Wiz Khalifa, BadBadNotGood, Kaytranada, B-Real, Method Man, and Redman. Be one of Snoop’s many fans who are lucky enough to pick up the first vinyl pressing of Neva Left on Black Friday 2017.
1. Neva Left | 2. Moment, I Feared (feat. Rick Rock) | 3. Bacc in Da Dayz (feat. Big Tray Dee) | 4. Promis You This | 5. Trash Bags (feat. K Camp) | 6. Swivel (feat. Stresmatic) | 7. Go On (feat. October London) | 8. Big Mouth | 9. Toss It (feat. Too $hort, Nef The Pharaoh) | 10. 420 [Blaze Up] (feat. Devin the Dude, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Battlecat) | 11. Lavender [Nightfall Remix] (feat. BadBadnotGood & Kaytranada) | 12. Let Us Begin (feat. KRS-One) | 13. Mount Kushmore (feat. Redman, B-Real, Method Man) | 14. Vapors [DJ Battlecat Remix] (feat. Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie] | 15. Still Here | 16. Love Around the World (feat. Big Bub) | 17. Transition (CD Bonus Track)
Twisted Sister – A Twisted Christmas
The 2006 metal Christmas classic was also the last studio album released by Twisted Sister. This Record Store Day Black Friday edition comes on seasonally appropriate green vinyl.
1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4:48), 2. Oh Come All Ye Faithful (4:40), 3. White Christmas (3:56), 4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (4:08), 5. Silver Bells (5:05), 6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (3:39), 7. Let It Snow (3:09) 8. Deck the Halls (2:52), 9. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (3:40), 10. Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas) (5:14), 11. We Wish You a Twisted Christmas (0.36)
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Christmas on Death Row – Christmas on Death Row
First time on vinyl. Features Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, and more on colored vinyl!
Y Kant Tori Read – Y Kant Tori Read
After many years of effectively disowning this record, Tori Amos is ready to bring it back into the fold. Released in January of 1988, Y Kant Tori Read was her first official recorded output for Atlantic. It wasn’t a chart success and it isn’t the Tori that we know today; but for many Tori Amos fans, it is the holy grail of coveted out-of-print records. Tracks are newly remastered with the track list returned to it’s original release order.
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
This 25th Anniversary Edition of the Neil Young classic is newly remastered and presented for the first time on vinyl in North America, in case-wrapped gatefold jacket.
SonReal – One Long Dream (2LP yellow)