For Record Store Day (RSD) Black Friday 2014, Legacy Recordings is offering a range of RSD exclusives and numbered limited vinyl editions, catering to connoisseurs of classic sounds delivered old school.
Leading Legacy’s RSD Black Friday line-up this year is “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime),” a 10″ vinyl single premiering two new tracks by the legendary David Bowie.
1994 is represented with the 20th anniversary editions of Aaliyah’s Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number (in a 12″ double LP 180 gram white vinyl pressing); Dave Matthews Band’s Recently EP (on vinyl for the first time ever in a 10″ numbered edition which includes the rare “Pumpkin Recently” promo); and OutKast’s breakout “Player’s Ball” single (newly reissued on 10″ translucent green vinyl).
Legacy’s Black Friday 2014 releases include these Record Store Day exclusives:
Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number 2 LP – White Vinyl 180-g
Twenty years ago, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number introduced the world to the stunning talent of Aaliyah. Her sensuous, soulful vocals, combined with the writing and production skills of R. Kelly, established her as one of R&B’s brightest stars. This collectible 2LP edition of her debut is pressed on white 180-gram vinyl and features the Top 10 hits “Back & Forth” and “At Your Best (You Are Love)” plus the rare international bonus track “The Thing I Like.”
Bessie Smith – At The Christmas Ball – Red 7″ Single
Legacy celebrates the 2014 holiday season with a classic vinyl single by the Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, featuring her classic “At the Christmas Ball” c/w “Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town” pressed on on a red vinyl 7″ 45 RPM single featuring a replica of the original Columbia 78 RPM label. Bessie Smith is the subject of a new biopic, starring Queen Latifah, coming in 2015.
Dave Matthews Band – Recently EP Double 10″ Vinyl
This individually numbered limited edition of the Dave Matthews Band’s Recently EP marks the first ever vinyl release of this music. The deluxe double 10″ includes the original EP and the rare “Pumpkin Recently” promo as well as a free download of both versions.
David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” c/w “Tis A Pity She’s A Whore 10” vinyl single
Two new tracks from music legend Davie Bowie on a 10″ vinyl single.
Joe Satriani – Joe Satriani EP 12″ Vinyl 45 RPM 180-g – 30th Anniversary Edition
This 30th anniversary edition of Satriani’s self-titled 5 song debut showcases the magic that helped Joe secure his deal with Relativity Records. This “one man band” recording is remarkable in that every sound on the 5 songs was made on an electric guitar, from tapping on the tuneups for drums and percussion to detuning the guitar to replicate the lower bass sounds. This RSD exclusive is individually numbered and remastered on 180 gram vinyl.
Miles Davis “Blue Xmas” 7″ 45 RPM blue vinyl single
In 1962, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and bebop singer Bob Dorough turned the holiday season on its ear with “Blue Xmas,” a jazzy original mocking the commercialism of the Christmas season. This recording, along with “Devil May Care,” another Dorough original recorded by Davis and Evans, is being released by Legacy for Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 as a 7″ 45 RPM blue vinyl single in a brand-new picture sleeve. “Blue Xmas” is featured in Jingle Bell Rocks!, a new documentary about alternative holiday songs to be released this year by Oscilloscope Laboratories.
OutKast – “Player’s Ball” 10″ Translucent Green Vinyl
OutKast proved “the South got something to say” when they returned to the stage earlier this year after an eight-year absence. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique sound and influential Southern hip-hop movement with their breakthrough debut single “Player’s Ball” on 10″ translucent green vinyl. This limited, numbered single features a rare extended version of the track alongside two tracks from the duo’s acclaimed 1994 debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.
Wham! – Last Christmas 12″ Translucent Red/Green Vinyl
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”–the much-covered yuletide perennial penned and produced by George Michael–with this limited edition 12″ translucent red/green vinyl single which includes a previously unreleased instrumental version of the Wham! seasonal classic, perfect for Christmas karaoke under the mistletoe.
Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.” 10″ Die Cut Picture Disc on 120-g Vinyl
The lyrical mastery and groundbreaking production technique of the Wu-Tang Clan changed the hip-hop scene forever. Legacy Recordings celebrates the 1994 release of their single “C.R.E.A.M.”—hailed as one of the greatest rap singles by The Source, Rolling Stone and Time—with a limited collectible vinyl single die-cut in the shape of the group’s iconic logo and backed with the single’s original B-side “The Mystery Of Chessboxin’.”
The following will be released as RSD exclusives before becoming more generally available:
Elvis Presley – Showroom Internationale 2 LP – 180-g 12″ vinyl
The film “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This individually numbered, 17 song, 2 LP set features the King’s full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances.
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music 2 LP 200 Gram Audiophile 12″ vinyl
This limited edition, individually numbered 2 LP set, pressed on 200 gram audiophile vinyl by QRP, features a treasure trove of unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings from 1969. Hear My Music is an authorized Jimi Hendrix “bootleg” issued by Dagger Records.
The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies 2 LP 180-g Vinyl
Released in 1971, The Kinks’ Muswell Hillbillies found the quintessentially British band painting a vivid portrait of working class life in North London, with a sonic palette that drew from turn-of-the-century British music hall and American country styles. Rolling Stone would call it Ray Davies’ “signature statement” as a songwriter. This deluxe 2LP edition features the original album paired with a bonus vinyl disc of rarities and outtakes from the original album sessions as well as BBC sessions recorded for John Peel.
Various Artists – American Hustle Soundtrack 2 LP – 1 Red 1 Blue Colored 150-g Vinyl
The soundtrack to the blockbuster film is now a 2 LP Gatefold (on red & blue vinyl) with six songs not found on the CD version. The soundtrack featuring tracks by America, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Elton John, Tom Jones, Jeff Lynne, Donna Summer, and Wings.
Now in its seventh year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April, with an annual Black Friday event occurring the day after Thanksgiving. This past February, RSD announced Chuck D as Record Store Day 2014 Ambassador.
More RSD Black Friday 2014 releases are expected to be announced the week of October 20th, and like always, we will share that list here when available.
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