Record Store Day 2023
Single-sided 12" EP featuring two new originals from RSD US Ambassadors Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, a reimagined version of "Tour of Duty" from the Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit album Here We Rest, and a cover of Richard Thompson's "Beeswing". Side B holds a stunning vinyl etching designed by Pearl Rachinsky-Moreland.
1. Old Habits (Amanda Shires)
2. Hired Gun (Jason Isbell)
3. Tour of Duty
4. Beeswing (Richard Thompson)
Complete live concert performance of Allman Brothers Band at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh PA 1-17-71. This RSD Edition is numbered and pressed on Steel Gray vinyl.
Trouble No More
Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
You Don't Love Me
A single LP collection of the b-sides and rarities featured alongside the singles from Tori's seminal release (and solo debut), Little Earthquakes. This is the first time these songs have been collected on a single release.
1. UPSIDE DOWN [4:22]
2. THOUGHTS [2:43]
3. SONG FOR ERIC [1:52]
4. THE POOL [2:49]
5. HUMPTY DUMPTY [2:51]
6. FLYING DUTCHMAN [6:30]
1. TAKE TO THE SKY [4:18]
2. SWEET DREAMS [3:26]
3. MARY [4:25]
4. SUGAR [4:25]
5. ODE TO THE BANANA KING (PART ONE) [4:08]
Demon Records are delighted to announce the release of Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982 for Record Store Day 2023, released with full co-operation of the band. Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982 is an in-concert album that highlights the group at the summit of their powers – high speed funk, to-die for pop and sweet melodies against the backdrop of Haircutmania. No overdubs and the high-octane energy of youth. The group moved from being London underground darlings to chart sensations in less than six months, and within a year had disappeared into pop’s ether, leaving behind one memorable album and four Top 10 UK singles, but many have said that the real way to experience the power of the Haircuts was to see them play live.
Pressed on zinging translucent red vinyl, Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982 is an absolute must for all fans of frenetic funky fabulous melodic pop. This recently unearthed recording was part of the acclaimed Pelican West 40 CD set.
It includes their cover version of set opener Low Rider by War, where the group all appeared on stage one-by-one. Inner bag contains snapshots taken at the Hammersmith gig and after show on 1 April 1982 from guitarist Graham Jones’ personal archive. Mastered by Phil Kinrade at AIR Mastering.
1. LOW RIDER
2. BAKED BEANS
3. FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL)
4. CALLING CAPTAIN AUTUMN
5. MILK FILM
6. SNOW GIRL
1. LEMON FIREBRIGADE
2. FANTASTIC DAY
3. LOVE’S GOT ME IN TRIANGLES
4. LOVE PLUS ONE
5. KINGSIZE (YOU’RE MY LITTLE STEAM WHISTLE)
You're My Favorite Song/Bottle Up My Tears/Lay Your Heart On Mine/How's Everything/Please Please Me/Just A Breath Away/Rainy Day Games/His Way Alone/24-Hour Woman/Sexy Movies/Under The Influence Of Love/Close Enough For Me/Mama Tried
A one man band born in the mid 70’s in Detroit, MI, The Happy Dragon Band is the brain child of Thomas Court. A studio wiz, synth pioneer and electronic music professor. After releasing one private press LP he went on to other pursuits and the obligatory obscurity followed. This is truly a one of a kind mashup of early analog synths, Floydian psych ballads, and even some proto new wave and reggae. The record will be getting its first ever reissue and wide release for Record Store Day 2023, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
A1 3-D, Free
A2 Positive People
A3 In Flight
A4 Long Time
A5 Bowling Pin Intro
A6 Lyrics Of Love
B1 Disco American
B2 Inside The Pyramid
B3 Astro Phunk
B4 3-D, Free (Electronic)
B5 Re-Re Love (Bonus Track)
B6 Fanty (Bonus Track)
With his 1981 solo debut album The Red and the Black, Jerry Harrison proves his formidable talent as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Dense, abrasive and focused, The Red and the Black’s complex and funky musical style was ahead of its time. Harrison's observations throughout the album on the modern condition ring all the more true in our digital age. This limited edition 2LP edition features the 1981 album recut from the original tapes plus a bonus LP of previously unreleased outtakes and alternate mixes.
A1. THINGS FALL APART
A3. THE NEW ADVENTURE
A4. MAGIC HYMIE
B1. FAST KARMA/NO QUESTIONS [
B2. WORLDS IN COLLISON [
B3. THE RED NIGHTS
B4. NO MORE RERUNS
B5. NO WARNING, NO ALARM
C1. THINGS FALL APART (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
C2. SLINK (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
C3. FAST KARMA/NO QUESTIONS (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
D1. MAGIC HYMIE (INSTRUMENTAL MIX) [
D2. NO MORE RERUNS (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
D3. WORLDS IN COLLISON (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
D4. THE RED NIGHTS (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
Prefab Sprout announce the RSD exclusive vinyl release of Steve McQueen Acoustic. In the summer of 2006, founder Paddy McAloon recorded new versions of tracks from Prefab Sprout’s critically acclaimed album 1985 album Steve McQueen (released in the US as Two Wheels Good) - rebuilding them from scratch with acoustic guitars, sequencers and samples, with producer Calum Malcolm. Always looking to move forward and reimagine work, Paddy said of the release: “like many people, I’m always curious to hear another take on a song.”
A newly remastered version of Suzi’s second album, taken from the recently released 8CD Box ‘The Rock Box’. This edition features the original album on LP1, but with a bonus vinyl of non-album singles, b-sides and outtakes. Includes the worldwide hits: The Wild One and Devil Gate Drive.
Side 1 - The Wild One / Keep A-Knockin’ / Too Big / Klondyke Kate / Savage Silk / Move It. Side 2 – Hit The Road Jack / Trouble / Cat Size / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Friday. Side 3 (Bonus Disc) – Devil Gate Drive [Single] / In The Morning [B-Side] / I Wanna Be Free [B-Side] / The Wild One [Single] / Shake My Sugar [B-Side]. Side 4 (Bonus Disc) – Angel Flight [non-album] / The Wild One [Dry Mix]
In 1984, Robert Diggs, now known as RZA, formed a rap group with his cousins Russell Jones and Gary Grice which they called “All In Together Now”. Diggs and Grice then signed with Jamaica Records for management purposes and Jamaica convinced Tommy Boy Records to sign Diggs as a solo artist under the name Prince Rakeem in 1989. “Ooh I Love You Rakeem” was released as a single but Diggs was subsequently dropped by Tommy Boy Records, and later went on to form the Wu Tang Clan. This remastered, colored, single contains the track title, “Sexcapades” & “Deadly Venoms” and was initially released in 1991.
A1. Ooh I Love You Rakeem (Baggin' Ladies Mix)
A2. Ooh I Love You Rakeem (Baggin' Ladies Instrumental)
A3. Deadly Venoms (Vocals Up)
A4. Sexcapades (DMD Mix)
B1. Sexcapades (Wutang Mix)
B2. Sexcapades (DMD Radio Mix)
B3. Sexcapades (DMD Instrumental)
B4. Sexcapades (Wutang Instrumental Mix)
Original mixes by album producer Graham Gouldman and 3 additional songs from the sessions not included on the original album. Featuring alternative artwork found in the Warner Library.
1. WE WANT THE AIRWAVES
2. ALL’S QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT
3. THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY
. DON’T GO
. YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK
6. IT’S NOT MY PLACE (IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD)
7. I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND
1. SHE’S A SENSATION
3. YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME
. SLEEPING TROUBLES
5. THIS BUSINESS IS KILLING ME
6. SITTING IN MY ROOM
In short order, the young Nashville band has risen from humble beginnings playing the Nashville house party scene and DIY art gatherings to performing at festivals like Bonnaroo and Forecastle and sharing bills with the likes of Rostam and Cold War Kids.
With ‘Wait,’ Arlie make good on the potential exhibited on their early singles. Lead single “barcelona boots” is a swirl of washed-out synths and Banks’ yearning falsetto, while “too long” is a sighing ballad underpinned with psychedelic atmospherics. On the EP's closer -- the tropical, hazy “tossing and turning” -- Arlie turns a self-deprecating eye on a superficial generation so fixated on projecting a lifestyle that they miss out on living the actual life.
1. big fat mouth 2. barcelona boots 3. too long 4. water damage 5. didya think 6. tossing and turning
Double LP colored vinyl reissue of Keith Richard’s out-of-print Best Of package, Vintage Vinos includes three sides of music and an etching on the fourth side
01 TAKE IT SO HARD 3:17
02 BIG ENOUGH 3:19
03 YOU DON’T MOVE ME 4:50
04 STRUGGLE 4:13
05 MAKE NO MISTAKE 4:55
01 TOO RUDE (live) 7:46
02 TIME IS ON MY SIDE (live) 4:26
03 HAPPY (live) 7:08 04 CONNECTION (live) 2:33
01 WICKED AS IT SEEMS 4:45
02 EILEEN 4:29
03 HATE IT WHEN YOU LEAVE 4:59
04 LOCKED AWAY 5:46
05 HURRICANE 1:25
All In For The Gambler: All-Star Concert Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime concert event honoring Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and features the final performance with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton together, one of popular music’s most beloved duets of all time. Recorded live at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, this one-night-only concert taping brought together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers. Available on 2 LP set for Record Store Day 2023.
1. The Gambler
2. Tulsa Turnaround
3. Love Or Something Like It
4. She Believes in Me
5. Blaze Of Glory
6. You Turn The Light On
7. Back To The Well
8. Coward Of The County
9. Sweet Music Man
10. Twenty Years Ago
11. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)
12. Morning Desire
14. Through The Years
15. We've Got Tonight
17. You Can't Make Old Friends
18. I Will Always Love You
19. Islands In The Stream
In 1968 The Rolling Stones returned to their blues roots on Beggars Banquet, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly “Prodigal Son” and “No Expectations.” Basic rock n’ roll is not forgotten with “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy For The Devil.” The lyrical bite of the material ensured the album’s place as one of the top blues-based records of all time.
Exclusive to Record Store Day 2023, this LP is pressed on grey, blue, black and white swirl vinyl as an ode to the lyric “a swirling mass of grey, blue, black and white,” from “Salt Of The Earth,” as performed in The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus. Featuring the original album artwork and an original window display poster.
50th anniversary edition of Todd Rundgren's acclaimed follow up to the popular Something/Anything?,. this album presents Todd at his most experimental and has become one of his most influential records. Pressed on 140g multi-colored cloudy Psychedelic effect vinyl for Record Store Day 2023.
1. INTERNATIONAL FEEL [2:53]
2. NEVER, NEVER LAND [1:25]
3. TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF [1:15]
4. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD [1:07]
5. ROCK AND ROLL PUSSY [1:10]
6. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE [1:10]
7. YOU DON’T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND [1:05]
8. FLAMINGO [2:35]
9. ZEN ARCHER [5:25]
10. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD/DA do DALI [2:25]
11. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. [4:01]
12. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE [1:46]
1. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL [4:15]
2. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU? [1:31]
3. MEDLEY: [10:34]
I’M SO PROUD
OOH BABY BABY
LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
4. HUNGRY FOR LOVE [2:18]
5. I DON’T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN [1:56]
6. IS IT MY NAME? [3:50]
7. JUST ONE VICTORY [4:59]
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
Miss Wendell/Miss Wendell/Miss Wendell/Book Of History/Book Of History/Book Of History
Making its vinyl debut and taken from the recently released CD deluxe edition of the band’s second album Celebrate The Bullet.The 2 Tone band captured here supporting Elvis Costello & The Attractions at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in December 1980. It features the band’s well known hits: On My Radio, Missing Words and Too Much Pressure.
1. Out On The Streets. 1. Danger. 3. Deepwater. 4. Missing Words. 5. Washed Up & Left For Dead. 6. On My Radio. 7. Celebrate The Bullet. 8. Selling Out Your Future. 9. Street Feeling. 10. They Make Me Mad. 11. Bristol & Miami. 12. Facing Situations. 13. Bombscare. 14. Too Much Pressure
FRENCH IMPORT (One Time Pressing, Jazz avant-garde Collector's item) - 1975 Iconic, Very Rare Live Recording from The Massy in France. Archie "Vernon" Shepp American is a tenor saxophonist, composer, dramatist, teacher, and pioneer of the free jazz movement, known not only for his creative improvisation and colorful sound but also for his Afrocentric approach to music. The National Endowment for the Arts named Shepp a Jazz Master in 2016. This double LP set, has deluxe packaging that will include an OBI strip, gatefold album jacket with two pockets, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and specialty color vinyl. 1st Opaque Pink & 2nd Opaque White Color Vinyl
BLUES FOR DON'L DUCK | BLUES FOR DON'L DUCK(SUITE ET FIN) | U-JAAMA (UNITE) | HIPNOSIS | AFRICAN DRUM SUITE | 524 Street Theme
Recorded in the lead-up to Amanda Shires 2022 album, Take It Like A Man, Live At Columbia Studio A features 4 tracks recorded at the legendary Nashville studio. Featuring guest appearances by Jason Isbell and Maren Morris, this single-sided 12” EP includes a B-side etching and fold-out poster.
1. Take It Like A Man
2. Empty Cups
3. Hawk For A Dove
4. Lonely At Night
In the early 2000s, Slum Village was riding high on the success of their Fantastic and Fantastic Vol. 2 releases and upped the ante with the release of Trinity (Past, Present And Future). Despite Jay Dee starting to pursue solo efforts, the production team assembled for Trinity kept the Slum vibe found on the Fantastic albums. Producers on the release include Hi-Tek, Waajeed, Scott Storch, Karriem Riggins, T3, Black Milk, Young R.J., Shelton "Ess" Rivers with a significant contribution from Jay Dee himself.
Unavailable on vinyl since the mid-2000s, Ne’Astra Music Group revisits this too oft overlooked chapter of Slum Village’s history with this double LP Record Store Day 2023 release in a special colored vinyl pressing: one LP Canary Yellow and the other Tangerine.
1. Intro 1
2. Intro 2
4. What Is This
5. Tainted (Feat. Dwele)
6. La La
3. Trinity (Interlude)
1. Star (Interlude) (Feat. T. Banks)
2. Star (Feat. Dwele)
6. 80s Skit
2. Love U Hate
3. Get Live
5. Who Are We (Interlude)
6. Fall In Love
Shamballa is the 1993 collaboration from jazz drummer William Hooker, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and composer Elliott Sharp. The release features Hooker performing duets with each musician. Hooker and Moore’s performance is littered with bursts of feedback and distortion, while the collaboration with Sharp is characterized by a more electronic sound, building a sense of technology. The pieces will be released on vinyl for the first time as a double LP for Record Store Day 2023, limited to 1,500 copies.
The Work - Shamballa - Side 1 "First Meeting"
Sirius Part 1 - Wheels
Sirius Part 2 - Wings
The Work - Shamballa - Side 2 "Continuous - Time ... Consciousness."
The Hat... And Its Train
Continuing rarities/unreleased of The Specials and Jerry Dammers on 10" singles for RSD. This new release contains two previously unreleased Work In Progress Demos tracks from 1980/81. The first being a rehearsal version of ‘Friday Night, Saturday Morning’ and on the flip side an early version of ‘I Can’t Stand It’ recorded
by Jerry Dammers at the Home Organ, with Horace Panter on bass.
A: Friday Night, Saturday Morning [Instrumental Rehearsal]
B: I Can’t Stand It [Jerry Dammers at the Home Organ with Horace Panter on
Known to many for their uplifting hit song “O-o-h Child,” STAIRSTEPS (formerly The Five Stairsteps) were The First Family of Soul, providing the template for family bands like The Jackson 5. Originally discovered by Curtis Mayfield, they were introduced to The Beatles by Billy Preston. George Harrison signed the band to Dark Horse Records in 1975 and put out the band’s final album, 2nd Resurrection, which featured one of their biggest hits, “From Us To You.” Billy Preston played synthesizer and served as co-producer alongside Robert Margouleff.
1. From Us To You (2022 Remaster)
2. Pasado (2022 Remaster)
3. Theme Of Angels (2022 Remaster)
4. Lifting 2nd Resurrection (2022 Remaster)
5. Time (2022 Remaster)
1. Thrownin' Stones Atcha (2022 Remaster)
2. Far East (2022 Remaster)
3. In The Beginning (2022 Remaster)
4. Tell Me Why (2022 Remaster)
5. Salaam (2022 Remaster)
Boppin’ In Baltimore: Live at the Left Bank is a previously unissued recording of saxophone master Sonny Stitt captured live at the famous ballroom in Baltimore, MD on November 11, 1973, for the Left Bank Jazz Society. The set features an all-star rhythm section of pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes. The deluxe, limited-edition 180g 2LP set includes an extensive booklet with rare photos, liner notes and interviews. Mastered by legendary engineer Bernie Grundman.
SIDE A 1. BALTIMORE BLUES SIDE B 1. LOVERMAN (OH WHERE CAN YOU BE?) 2. STAR EYES 3. THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME SIDE C 1. A DIFERENT BLUES 2. STELLA BY STARLIGHT SIDE D 1. DEUCES WILD 2. THE THEME
2023 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Donna Summer’s Hard For The Money tour. This concert was filmed and recorded live on 6th August 1983, at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA, with an audience of 18,000 fans, during the second leg of the tour. The set-list includes “MacArthur Park”, “Love Is In Control…”, “Bad Girls’ Medley,” “On The Radio” and “Last Dance”, as well as performances with special guests Musical Youth, her sisters Dara and Mary Ellen on an extended showpiece version of “Woman”, as well as closing the show with her eldest daughter Mimi, performing ‘State Of Independence’.
This RSD 2023 exclusive is pressed as a 140g clear vinyl 2LP set, housed in a gatefold sleeve with an exclusive colour-wash.
2. MacArthur Park
3. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
4. Unconditional Love (feat. Musical Youth)
2. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
3. On The Radio
4. Forgive Me
1. Sisters Dialogue (Donna Summer, Dara Bernard and Mary Bernard)
2. Woman (with Band introductions)
3. ‘Bad Girls’ Medley: Dim All The Lights / Sunset People / Bad Girls / Hot Stuff
1. Last Dance
2. She Works Hard For The Money
3. State Of Independence (with Mimi)
Altar is a collaboration album between experimental music groups Boris and Sunn O))), originally released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records (SUNN62).
In addition to major players Sunn O))) and Boris, Altar also boasts an extensive roster of guest musicians/collaborators such as Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High on Fire), Phil Wandscher and Jesse Sykes (both of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) as well as long time Sunn O))) collaborators TOS Niewenhuizen and Rex Ritter.
The vinyl version of this album has been out of print for over 15 years. The exclusive Lava Red edition for Record Store Day 2023 is cut by Matt Colton from a new lacquer.
Etna/N.L.T./The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep)/Akuma No Kuma/Fried Eagle Mind/Blood Swamp
Re-issue of the 2005 Supergrass CD single as a 10" Plum vinyl EP. Tracks from the Road To Rouen LP, with extras added.
1. St. Petersburg
2. Road To Rouen - Live at Somerset House London, UK, August 4, 2005
1. Kiss of Life - Live at Portsmouth Pyramid UK, May 29, 2005
2. Coffe In The Pot
TANGERINE DREAM is an electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. This release includes the iconic line up of Froese, Franke & Baumann from their most desirable time period. This Legendary concert was the 1st time the band used Laser Lighting on tour. It features never before scene photos of press clipping, backstage passes and other collectable documents from this 1978 tour. This package will be in a 12" by 12" "Slide-up boxset" with marketing sticker, 3 printed inner sleeves and Laser Light Tour poster. Half/Hald Effect Blue, Red & Orange Color Vinyl
Paris Set One, Part 1 | Paris Set One, Part 2 | Paris Set Two, Part 1 | Paris Set Two, Part 2 | Paris Encore One | Paris Encore Two
Kae Tempest is a London-born BRIT Award and Mercury Prize-nominated spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright who rhymes with a century-turning fury. Kae will release their Nice Idea EP on 12” vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day on April 23, 2023.
1. Love Harder
2. Thinking Clearly
3. Nice Idea
4. Split The Atom
All Directions is the superb album produced by Motown’s psychedelic mastermind Norman Whitfield, and includes one of The Temptations’ signature songs, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, “Papa” won three Grammy Awards in 1973: Best R&B Performance by a Group, Best R&B Instrumental Performance, and Best R&B Song. The album was #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart in 1972, and #2 on the Billboard Top 200, making it the band’s most successful non-collaborative album on the chart. This marks the first official US reissue.
SIDE A 1. Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On 2. Run Charlie Run 3. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone SIDE B 1. Love Woke Me Up This Morning 2. I Ain't Got Nothin' 3. The First Time Ever 4. Mother Nature 5. Do Your Thing
Following the successful re-release of the entire The Mars Volta back catalog, Clouds Hill has saved the reissue of Frances The Mute (single) and The Widow (live) as a special highlight for the 2023 Record Store Day. Mastered for vinyl - pressed on vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.
1. Frances The Mute" (Remastered)
1. Black Widow (Live & Acoustic)
Tom Tom Club was founded in 1981 by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth as a side project from Talking Heads, and this 2LP expanded edition of their classic debut album features the original album recut from the original tapes (including the timeless classics “Wordy Rappinghood” and “Genius of Love” (famously sampled by Mariah Carey, Latto, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and countless others)) plus a bonus LP of 12” mixes and rare single tracks.
A1. WORDY RAPPINGHOOD
A2. GENIUS OF LOVE
A3. TOM TOM THEME
B1. AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
B3. ON, ON, ON, ON…
B4. BOOMING AND ZOOMING
C1. WORDY RAPPINGHOOD (REMIX)
C3. GENIUS OF LOVE (LONG VERSION)
D1. UNDER THE BOARDWALK
D2. ON, ON, ON… (REMIX)
D3. LORELEI (REMIX)
Harry Whitaker is a piano player, producer and arranger who at the age of 26 recorded Black Renaissance "Body, Mind, and Spirit," a holy grail amongst collectors of soul-jazz and rare groove, and an album so rare it's virtually a myth to many.
Made up of two long tracks that periodically build and release for forty minutes over two sides of an LP it's an improvised masterpiece combining Afrocentric spiritual soul, jazz, poetry, amazing solos, a tasty bass line or two and more than a fair share of funky beats. It's also one of the earliest jazz albums to feature rapping. "I called the project Black Renaissance because that is what I wanted to see happen - especially in music. I describe it as Dixieland circa 1976 - by the end of the songs everyone is playing together."
Given its rarity, when asked if he was surprised that people knew about the album Whitaker jokes "I've told enough people about it over the years! Now they can actually hear it. It was a record before it's time. It's not a commercial release - I think of it as classical. You can call it jazz, but it's free, it's got African roots, it's for people who people who dig that sound."
Harry Whitaker has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, arranger and composer, cutting his teeth on the best of the Roy Ayers Ubiquity releases and making a living working closely with Roberta Flack - as her musical director, even playing on her big Eugene McDaniels' written hit "I Feel Like Makin' Love." Black Renaissance "Body, Mind, and Spirit," was his first attempt at a project where he wrote and composed the music and played keys on both tracks.
Originally released in 1977 and highly considered as one of the grail titles in the Spiritual Jazz, Jazz-Funk canon. Reissued by Luv N'Haight in 2002 with a limited pressing. This repress on black vinyl will be exclusive to RSD.
A1) Black Renaissance B1) Magic Ritual
A 2xLP set of rare, early Hüsker Dü live recordings, featuring original flyers and artwork. Drawn from the historical Hüsker Dü recording archives compiled by Terry Katzman, this double disc live set is an essential companion piece to the band's Savage Young Du Box Set. While the SYD release principally featured studio demos, the 28 tracks presented here are the aural and enchanting equivalent of a time machine that vividly thrusts the listener straight back to Husker Du's embryonic unsheathing on stage.
Side A dates to July 1979. Side B gives us a full year's evolution to July 1980, while Sides C and D land the listener in September 1980. Perhaps 120 people in total saw these three Longhorn performances. Until now, a handful at most have heard the playbacks. So, rare and fresh, it's all here: the songs, the driven performances, the small club intimacy of being in front of select friends, fans, and peers, with one fair shot at getting it right. These four sides compellingly document that you can't doubt that they did.
Side A - July 6. 1979 20:56
1 Insects Rule The World (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
2 I’m Not Interested (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
3 Sex Dolls (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
4 Can’t See You Anymore (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
5 Sexual Economics (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
6 Do You Remember? (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
7 Nuclear Nightmare (Hart/Mould/Norton) (BMG Bumblebee BMI) (Granary Music BMI) (Husker Music BMI)
Side B - July 16 1980 Tiger Night 22:17
1 All Tensed Up (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
2 Strange Week (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
3 Don’t Try To Call (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
4 Industrial Grocery Store (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
5 Do The Bee (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
6 Do You Remember? (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
7 Ode To Bode (Norton) (Husker Music BMI)
8 Don’t Have A Life (Norton) (Husker Music BMI)
Side C - Sept 25 1980 Homerock 20:40
1 All I’ve Got To Lose (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
2 Don’t Try It (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
3 Writer’s Cramp (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
4 Gilligan’s Island (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
5 What Went Wrong? (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
6 Uncle Ron (Norton) (Husker Music BMI)
7 MTC (Norton) (Husker Music BMI)
8 Drug Party (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
Side D - Sept 25, 1980 Homerock 22:15
1 Chinese Rock (Meyers, Colvin) (Dilapidated Music DoraFlo Music, Quick Fix Music BMI)
2 Termination (Norton) (Husker Music BMI)
3 Call On Me (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
4 Gravity (Mould) (Granary Music BMI)
5 Statues (Hart) (BMG Bumblebee BMI)
This classic live concert from 1976 was the last show of Peter’s first solo US tour, supporting the Legalize It album, which had been released four months earlier. The rhythm section on the tour, and thus on this release, consists of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. This first vinyl pressing, on double transparent yellow vinyl, comes to record stores for Record Store Day 2023.