10 Black Friday Releases to Look For

Posted by Billy Gil, October 22, 2013 01:02pm | Post a Comment

The folks at Record Store Day have just released their list of titles that will be either exclusive for Black Friday (Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving) or will be an early release on that day. Below I picked some highlights to look for; check out the whole list of Black Friday releases that will be available at Amoeba here (.pdf). Better line up early for these!


Bob Dylan Side Tracks (Black Friday Exclusive)

A compilation of Bob Dylan tracks that have never been released formally on an album, now released on a triple-LP set. Enough said.








Track list:

LP 1:
Baby, I'm in the Mood for You
Mixed-Up Confusion (Single Version)
Tomorrow Is a Long Time
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
Percy's Song
I'll Keep It with Mine
Can You Please Crawl out Your Window? (Single Version)
Positively 4th Street
Jet Pilot
I Wanna Be Your Lover
I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (Live)

LP 2:
Visions of Johanna (Live)
Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn)
Watching the River Flow
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Down in the Flood (Live)
I Shall Be Released
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
George Jackson (Acoustic Version)
Forever Young
You're a Big Girl Now
Up to Me

LP 3:
Abandoned Love
Isis (Live)
Romance in Durango (Live)
Caribbean Wind
Heart of Mine (Live)
Series of Dreams
Dignity (Alternate Version)
Things Have Changed


Flaming Lips Peace Sword (Black Friday Exclusive)

flaming lips peace swordFeatures six tracks created for the Ender’s Game soundtrack. Flaming Lips soundtracking the novelization of a classic sci-fi novel? Sounds amazing. Plus, this version includes a track not found on the digital version of the release.








Joseph Mansfield Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession (Black Friday Exclusive)

Not a vinyl release but a book by industry vet Joseph Mansfield  features photos, interviews, information, classic advertisements and more on 75 different drum machines. Besides a 208-page hardcover book, it includes a download card for the sounds of drum machines featured in the book, a cassette tape with beats from drum machines  in the book, a 7" vinyl record with the Roland TR-808 Beat to Beastie Boys' classic "Paul Revere" side A and the "Reverse Loop" version on side B, all bound in a limited edition leather slip case. Sounds like the perfect gift for any beatheads out there.





Nirvana In Utero [2013 mix] (Black Friday Exclusive)

A new mix of Nirvana’s seminal In Utero approved by Krist Noveselic and Dave Grohl, remixed and remastered by original producer Steve Albini at Abbey Road Studios and released on clear vinyl, at 45 RPM, cut to copper plates. Gimme.








Roy Orbison - The Monument Vinyl Box (Black Friday Exclusive)

roy orbison monument vinyl box setA box set featuring three classics from the years Orbison was on Monument Records: Lonely And Blue, Crying and In Dreams, with a 4th LP of his non-album singles released on the label, called Oh! Pretty Woman, a kind of imagined classic LP with songs such as the title track. Ahhhhhh.







The Upsetters Super Ape (Black Friday Exclusive)

lee scratch perry the upsetters super ape lpLee “Scratch” Perry is the undisputed king of dub reggae, and this 1976 album credited to his studio band The Upsetters is a classic of the genre. If you’re a fan, this reissue comes in a double LP with a collectible etched image of the cover; if you’re new to dub, this reissue is a great place to start.







Harry Nilsson - Rarities Collection (Black Friday Exclusive)

harry nilsson rarities compilation black friday lpHarry Nilsson rarities culled from the 17-CD box set of Nilsson’s RCA albums, including previously unreleased demos and radio spots, on a one-LP set, 180-gram and individually numbered.








Track list:

Side One
Miss Butter's Lament
Sister Marie
Rainmaker (alternate version)

Side Two
The Family
Marry Me A Little
Coconut (demo)
Wasting My Time (alternate mix)
A Tree Out In The Yard (Central Park)


Cheap Trick - The Classic Albums 1977-79 (Black Friday Exclusive)

A vinyl box set including Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight, Live at Budokan at Dream Police. Remastered from the original analog tapes, packaged in original LP artwork and housed together in a newly designed, limited, numbered LP box.







The Clash – CD reissues

the clash reissuesClassic Clash albums The Clash, Give ‘Em Enough Rope, London Calling, Sandanista! and Combat Rock will be reissued on CD exclusively at indie record stores through Jan. 6, 2014.









Paul Simon – LP reissues

paul simon lp reissuesClassic Paul Simon albums Paul Simon, There Goes the Rhythm Section and Still Crazy After All These Years. Include download cards. Exclusive to indie stores through Jan. 6., 2014.









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