Record Store Day Drops 2021 - June
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On June 16th, 2018, the adventurous UK avant-garde act Renaldo & The Loaf (first introduced to the world by The Residents through their label Ralph Records) took to the stage to perform their music live for the first time in their then thirty-eight year career! An audience of 250 lucky fans witnessed this at Replugged, a club on Lerchenfelder Strasse in Vienna, Austria.
As part of RSD Drops 2021 blocGLOBAL presents this impeccably recorded & mastered double live album for the first time on vinyl! If it’ll be another number of years before their next performance, at least fans will have this beautiful record to tide them over. On red/black splatter vinyl (Disc 1) and white/black splatter vinyl (Disc 2). Pressed at 45 RPM for superior sound.
A Side: 1. BPM 2. Lonely Rosa 3. Scent Of Turnip 4. Ow! Stew The Red Shoe
B Side: 1. Scottish Shuffle 2. Absence 3. Green Candle
C Side: 1. Henri Rise 2. Bearded Cats 3. Corset Vendor 4. 16 Going On 17
D Side: 1. Spratts Medium/Medical Man 2. Gladsome Vane 3. Hambu Hodo (Encore)
Limited edition red vinyl 7” single with two previously unreleased live tracks from Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos.
Recorded in December 1995 at the Town & Country Club, Kentish Town, London as part of the
Main Offender Tour Featured are a live version of “Wicked As It Seems” from the Main Offender album, plus a live version of the Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter”. This specially created single also includes newly created sleeve artwork based on the Main Offender album art.
“Wicked As It Seems (Live)” / “Gimme Shelter (Live)”
The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.
You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair
The gangster rap collaboration 30 years in the making! The legends Schoolly D and Ice-T are finally on a track together. Chuck D had to jump in to set if off while Sid Wilson aka DJ Starscream of Slipknot lit up the turntables to bring Schoolly's production to the next level. Schoolly and DJ Code Money went back to their roots by enlisting Grammy winning studio engineer, Phil Nicolo (The Butcher Bros) to recreate his classic sound.
This 12"" single features hand painted artwork by Schoolly himself and is available in 4 smoked out colors.
Heir to Despair is the 11th studio album by Sigh. While the previous album Graveward (2015) was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, Heir to Despair is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old, crazy progressive bands like Brainticket, Embryo, Agitation Free, Between, Gentle Giant, Os Mutantes, Modulo 1000, Black Widow, etc., Heir to Despair turned out to be a heavy, psychedelic and exotic album.
SIDE A –
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional
SIDE B – ////Heresy Trilogy////
1. Heresy I: Oblivium
2. Heresy II: Acosmism
3. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis
4. Hands Of The String-Puller
5. Heir To Despair
In 2000, Steely Dan duo Donald Fagen and Walter Becker achieved both commercial and critical success with their long-awaited album Two Against Nature, which was released following a twenty-year hiatus. The album charted at #6 on the US and Canadian Charts, earned a Platinum certification in the USA, and went on to win four Grammy Awards including the prestigious Album of the Year. For RSD Drops 2021, Two Against Nature will achieve another first, as it will be released on vinyl for the very first time, skillfully cut by the album’s original mastering engineer Scott Hull. It will be pressed on audiophile 180g double black vinyl for the discerning Steely Dan fans, and feature an etching on Side 4. Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide.
Seven demos of the Stillwater songs for the iconic rock film Almost Famous, five recorded by Nancy Wilson and two recorded by Peter Frampton, made available for the first-time ever, pressed exclusively for RSD Drops 2021 on translucent red vinyl.
- Love Comes And Goes (Early Version - Demo) – Nancy Wilson
- Fever Dog (Demo) – Nancy Wilson
- Love Thing (Demo) – Nancy Wilson
- Chance Upon You (Demo) – Nancy Wilson
- Love Comes And Goes (Demo) – Nancy Wilson
- You Had To Be There (Demo) – Peter Frampton, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick
- Hour Of Need (Demo) – Peter Frampton, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Newly created exclusive 12” picture disc for RSD Drops 2021 features an ultra-rare acoustic home recording of the track “Junco Partner,” a song famously recorded by The Clash.
Side B features a live version of the track recorded at the Brixton Academy in 2001 by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros
Side A: “Junco Partner (Acoustic)”
Side B: “Junco Partner (Live)”
Two new songs, only available on this translucent blue 180g vinyl LP, plus five live songs from the Styx Fix series.
1. The Same Stardust
2. Age Of Entropia
3. Mr. Roboto (Live In Bossier City, LA February 21, 2020)
4. Radio Silence (Live in Solvesborg, Sweden June 8, 2019)
5. Man In The Wilderness (Live In Grand Rapids, MI August 8, 2018)
6. Miss America (Live In Bossier City, LA February 21 2020)
7. Renegade (Live In Solvesborg, Sweden June 8, 2019)
Brand new dub remixes of six classic Sublime songs by legendary dub pioneers Scientist and Mad Professor. Artwork by the iconic Tony McDermott whose art has graced some of the most classic dub albums of all-time.Available on CD exclusively for RSD 2021.
- Caress Me Down - Español Dub (Scientist Mix)
- Garden Grove Dub (Scientist Mix)
- Santeria Dub (Scientist Mix)
Mad Professor Dubs
- Hong Kong Phooey Subliminal Dub (Mad Professor Mix)
- April 19, 1992 (Miami) Dub (Mad Professor Mix)
- Pawn Shop Dub (Mad Professor Mix)
- Garden Grove Vocal Dub (Scientist Mix)
- Hong Kong Phooey Dub (Mad Professor Mix)
A limited edition four track EP on transparent 10” 140g vinyl, featuring “Cheree,” '” Remember,” “Cheree (Remix)” and “Keep Your Dreams” (an early version of “Dream Baby Dream”). Brand new artwork designed by Philip Marshall, including photography by Adrian Boot.
Side A: 1. Cheree 2. I Remember
Side B: 1. Cheree (Remix) 2. Keep Your Dreams
Originally released by Creation Records in May 1998 this legendary EP from the iconic psych-pop group is pressed on heavyweight vinyl (180g) in limited numbers as part of RSD Drops.
Remastered audio from 2017 appears on vinyl here for the first time. Cover illustration by long-time band collaborator Pete Fowler, on a spot-gloss red against matte silver sleeve.
Side A: 1. Smokin' 2. Mu-Tron
Side B: 1. Ice Hockey Hair 2. Let's Quit Smoking
This 25th anniversary of SUPERGRASS’ UK #5 single “Going Out” is taken from the band’s successful second album In It For The Money.
Limited edition 6 track EP on 12” burgundy and silver vinyl includes original single A/B sides and rare live tracks from the time. Artwork features original release front and back cover image out-takes with silver cover text. Produced in association with SUPERGRASS.
Side A: 1. Going Out 2. Melanie Davis 3. Strange Ones (Live From The Ballroom, Glasgow, 19th May 1995)
Side B: 1. Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (Live From The Ballroom, Glasgow, 19th May 1995) 2. Melanie Davis (Live from The RDS Arena, Dublin 22nd June 1996) 3. Going Out (Live from The RDS Arena, Dublin 22nd June 1996)
Indie folk guitarist William Tyler wrote and recorded New Vanitas during lockdown in 2020. This first physical release is pressed on black vinyl in a black dustsleeve with a coupon for a full download.
With News About Heaven|Time Indefinite|Big Sky Waltz|Four Corners|Slow Night's Static|She Swims in Hidden Water|Pisces Backroads
“Fire” was originally released as the first single from U2’s second album October, in July 1981, with “J Swallow” as the b-side. This 40th anniversary picture disc edition includes both tracks on side A, plus two live recordings of ‘Fire’ on side B - from Werchter in Belgium in July 1982 and from a BBC recording at the Hammersmith Palais in London in December 1982. All tracks have been newly remastered. Housed in transparent heavyweight PVC outersleeve.
Side A:(1) Fire (2) J Swallow / Side B:(1) Live recordings of "Fire"- from Werchter in Belgium (2) Live recordings of "Fire"- BBC recording at the Hammersmith Palais in London in December 1982.
Graphic vinyl deluxe package: includes a new single ft. Vic Mensa and an original manga chapter chronicling the adventures of a young African recruit in the Roman Legion, illustrated by the team at Saturday AM!
1. Will to Survive featuring Vic Mensa 2. Deserts of the Real
Limited edition galaxy swirl vinyl picture disc with reimagined artwork by renowned artist Roger Dean.
SIDE A: 1. Sunrise 2. Spider Woman 3. Blind Eye 4. Echoes In The Dark 5. Rain
SIDE B: 1. Sweet Lorraine 2. Tales 3. The Magician’s Birthday
Sometimes the demo recording of a song has a vibe that cannot be duplicated. Whether that first recording is a voice memo on your phone or half haphazardly recorded with one mic in the room, there’s an undeniable charm to these recordings. If you spend some time listening to them, when the “real” recording is made, many times one has a hard time letting go of the demo. The medical term for this is called “Demoitis”. On that note, Big Crown Records is proud to present Demoitis Vol. 1, a release that is easily a decade in the making.
The songwriting process can be cathartic, especially if you're trying to make sense of things in your life through the music. Lady Wray wrote and recorded the demo version of “Guilty” just days after her brother was incarcerated. The rawness of what she was going through will surely send a chill through the listener’s soul.
Some of these demos were recorded to pitch the music to the label or producer. Bobby Oroza’s “This Love” demo (originally called “Breaktru”) is him at home with an MPC, recording music to show to the guys at Timmion in hopes of working together. Brainstory’s version of “Breathe” also falls into this category. There are cases where someone writes a song for an artist and actually sings it as a reference for them to learn the tune. “Will I Get Off Easy” & “Regenerate” were both originally sung by Leon Michels for Lee Fields to learn and record them later. Of course no one can hold a candle to Mr Lee Fields’ vocals, but the El Michels versions of these are killers in their own right. Again, this is what this record is about, not better or worse, but enjoying all the steps in the process.
Paul Schalda from Paul & The Tall Trees sent us the demos to his sophomore album and they blew us away. When he got in the studio to make the record there was a strong sentiment of sticking close to the demos and trying to recapture that intimacy. On the other side of that coin some of these are a testament to the production. Liam Bailey’s “Don’t Blame NY” demo is something of a loose freestyle that comes across as a Jazz number. It is always interesting to see what twists and turns a song takes from inception to the finished version.
We hope you enjoy Demotis Vol. 1 as much as we do. It is a pleasure to share this stuff with the world. It is a great listen and we hope it inspires people to write and record more music with whatever means you have of doing so.
1. Lady Wray "Guilty", 2. El Michels Affair "Will I Get Off Easy", 3. Bobby Oroza "Breaktru", 4. Paul & The Tall Trees "Then We'll Wave", 5. Holy Hive "Blue Light", 6. Lee Fields & The Expressions "Lover Man", 7. Brainstory "The Promise of Grace (Interlude), 8. Brainstory "Peter Pan", 9. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band "Round & Round", 10. The Shacks "For Real", 11. Lizette and Quevin "Grow Forever"
I MEAN ALARMED: the Toulon-Pedro Connect is a project conceived by US punk icon Mike Watt and Régis Laugier of the French experimental trio Hi Fi Klub. The collaboration pairs 24 musicians from the cities of Toulon, France and San Pedro, California, including members of bands such as At Dawn We Are Kings, Bara Bandai, Brother James, Lèvres de Beurre, LuneApache, Sarah Maison, Potochkine, CM Sludge, Les Somnambulites, The Spitters, Twin Apple, and Mike Watt’s trios (The Missingmen, The Secondmen, Il Sogno del Marinaio). The limited edition color vinyl pressing comes housed in a gatefold jacket, complete with an extensive 40 page booklet about the unique project.
Side A: « Toulon - Pedro »
Side B: « Pedro - Toulon »
This seventh volume of the ‘Psyché France’ collection is a new tribute to the mavericks and lost heroes of the 1960s and ‘70s French music scene.
Side A: 1. Guy Skornik / L’ile de Pâques (1971), 2. Gilbert Deflez / Les scandales (1974), 3. Jean-Yves Lievaux / Tu as tapé du pied (1974), 4. Edwige / Je suis juillet (1973), 5. Punch / Le pays où l’on vit d’amour (1972), 6. Philippe Chatel / Je serai là (1973)
Side B: 1. Quo Vadis / Si je vendais du soleil (1973), 2. Jean-Pierre Castelain / Monsieur Dugenou (1972), 3. Présence / Vole, vole, vole (1973), 4. Richard Contell / Donne (1975), 5. Richard Lable / D’un jour à l’autre (1977), 6. Michel Ripoche / Neptune (1975).
Detroit's Apollo Brown and Cali Agent Planet Asia take Side A of this special edition hip-hop vinyl release, while SP1200 wizard Gensu Dean and Motor City MC Guilty Simpson handle all the B-Side tracks.
Bar Mitzvah/Faces Of The Dollar/God Hour/Chuck Berry/Reflections/Intro/Ink Blotches/Potatoes/Nsaty/Turth Be Told/How Will I Go
Dallas-based Eastwood Music Group has joined forces with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to curate a "Soundtrack for Empowerment." The Truth to Power Project is a creative endeavor working to engage people with inspiring new music and multimedia content to encourage community involvement. Let’s bring truth to the light so that we can heal, grow, and prosper together. Hip-Hop, Soul, Psych and Jazz artists with a shared commitment to racial equity have donated their time and creative energies to produce Exclusive collaborations, including Leon Bridges, Black Pumas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Keite Young, Ghost-Note, Sarah Jaffe, Holy Hive, and many more. And it hasn’t taken long for this expansive, nonprofit musical endeavor to transcend its DFW roots and grow into Austin, New York, Detroit, and Toronto. On a local level, Eastwood is working with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to identify nonprofits in the DFW-area that are aligned with their vision for supporting communities that have been damaged by inequitable structures. Released on RSD-Exclusive smoky clear vinyl in a single wide-spine jacket designed by renowned Dallas artist Jeremy Biggers.
Leon Bridges & Keite Young - Like A Ship | Elliott Skinner - What Does It Mean | S1 feat. Dereck Scott - Bishop | Sergeant Ira Carter | Paul And The Tall Trees + Adrian Quesada - Don't Stay Silent | Black Pumas - Black Moon Rising (Badbadnotgood Remix) | N'Dambi - Space (NCS Remix) | Holy Hive - Kingdom Of The Sun | Sha La Das - Didn't I | Ghost Funk Orchestra - Your Man's No Good | Bastards Of Soul - Look Me In The Eye | Flower Child - Truth To Power | Free Blck feat. The Dallas String Quartet - Ventilation | Max Gerl - Restoration | Cure For Paranoia - Peace And Light | Ghost-Note - Spunky | JT Donaldson & Penelope Antena - Colorblind | Zaftiggg! - Sultans Of Decay | Leon Bridges & Keite Young - Like A Ship (Niles City Dub) | Abraham Alexander - Bridge Over Troubled Water | Sarah Jaffe & Sam Lao - Domino | Keite Young - Is It Because I'm Black
The second album from wunderkind Jon Crosby and his band/project Vast (a.k.a Visual Audio Sensory Theater), released in 2000, moves more into goth-metal territory (think The Cure or Sisters of Mercy) while retaining some of the exotic elements (e.g. sampling the Bulgarian Voices) of his self-titled debut. But it's really impossible to pigeonhole this headphone-feast of a record; Crosby's gift for creating darkly mesmerizing audio textures is matched by few (Trent Reznor comes to mind), while his glam vocals summon the spirit of David Bowie.
For its LP debut, we've pressed up 2000 serpentine green records and put 'em inside a jacket with printed inner sleeve. Another early 'oughts album long overdue for a vinyl release!
The Last One Alive; Free; I Don't Have Anything; The Gates of Rock 'n' Roll What Else Do I Need; Blue; Land of Shame; A Better Place; Song Without a Name; We Will Meet Again; My TV and You; Lady of Dreams
40th anniversary half-speed analog remastering of the original album on LP1. LP2 contains a collection of 4 bonus studio outtakes and 4 live tracks from the band's Rockpalast 1981 show. Double Vinyl Set: LP1 - Blue / LP2: Yellow
You Better You Bet
Don't Let Go the Coat
The Quiet One
Did You Steal My Money?
How Can You Do It Alone
Another Tricky Day
SIDE THREE: Session Rough Mixes
I Like Nightmares
It's in You
Somebody Save Me
Dance It Away
Don’t Let Go the Coat (Pete Vocal)
SIDE FOUR: Live at Rockpalast
Don’t Let Go the Coat
You Better You Bet
The Quiet One
Another Tricky Day