Black Friday 2023 the 411

Tomorrow is the day! We know lots of you have been waiting for Black Friday to arrive and we’re just as excited as you. Some of you just want to take advantage of a sale and some of you are looking for the exclusive RSD Black Friday releases that are only available at indie record shops like Backbeat. We’ve got you covered!

Long post but stick with us here so we can break down the details and provide some info.

Yes, we are having a sale! It’s our Black Friday… and Saturday… and Sunday Sale!
25% off all new and used books.
15% off all new and used records.

Sale runs from Friday November 24 – Sunday November 26, 2023. In-store only. Includes all RSD Black Friday releases and already discounted products. Excludes special orders and any items on hold previous to the sale.

Yes, we will have RSD Black Friday exclusive releases!
We don’t order everything but always order anything you, our great customers asked about!
Here’s a list of what we will have available in-store starting tomorrow at 11am. VERY limited stock available for most of these releases.
We’ve also added a couple sections for things we ordered but will be arriving late and for releases that are unlikely to arrive at all.

Remaining stock of RSD Black Friday releases will be available on our eShop a little after 4pm on Sunday.

What We’ve Got:
The Black Angels – Levitation Sessions
Collective Soul – Live At The Print Shop
Death – Individual Thought Patterns
Digital Underground – The Body-Hat Syndrome
The Doors – Live In Bakersfield
Justin Townes Earle- Live At Grimey’s
English Beat, The – I Just Can’t Stop It
Faces – Had Me A Real Good Time At The BBC
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live at the Paradise Lounge, Boston Oct. 27, 2002)
The Fleshtones – Stocking Stuffer (15th Anniversary)
Goodie Mob – Soul Food
Grateful Dead – Fillmore West, San Francisco, 3/2/1969
INXS – Shabooh Shoobah Rarities
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Mindsets
Norah Jones – Playing Along
Judgment Night (Music From the Motion Picture)
Noah Kahan – Cape Elizabeth EP
Konami Kukeiha Club – Konami Classics: Best Of The NES
Amos Lee – Honeysuckle Switches (The Songs Of Lucinda Williams)
Linkin Park – Lost Demos
Madlib – Before The Verdict
Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark Demos
Nas – I Am… The Autobiography
Gram Parsons – The Last Roundup: Live From The Bijou Café
Oscar Trio Peterson – Con Alma: Live In Lugano ’64
Rilo Kiley – Under The Blacklight
Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan – In Concert 1972
SIA – Everyday Is Christmas (Snowman EP)
Sparks – Live At The Record Plant 1974
Sven Gali – Sven Gali
Ultravox – Quartet
X-Cops – You Have The Right To Remain Silent

Likely Arriving Late:
Justin Townes Earle – Yuma
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – So What
Hollerado – Record In A Bag
Yungblud – 21st Century Liability

Not Likely To Arrive:
Asteroid City (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys Christmas Album
Bill Evans – Tales: Live In Copenhagen 1964
The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special (Original Soundtrack)
John Lee Hooker – Live At Cafe Au-Go-Go
Jazz Dispensary: At The Movies (Various Artists)
Charles Mingus – Incarnations
My Morning Jacket – Happy Holiday!
Post Malone – The Diamond Collection
Margo Price – Strays (Live At Grimey’s)
Olivia Rodrigo – Guts: The Secret Tracks
U2 – Under A Blood Red Sky (40th Anniversary)

Not sure what the heck an RSD Black Friday release is? Check out the RSD Black Friday FAQ here:

We really hope you are able to swing by the store this weekend. We’d love to see you!

See you soon!