Record Store Day Aug 29, 2020: Drop 1 - Must Haves!

Record Store Day Is Finally Here!

After two delays due to the Corona-virus pandemic, the first Record Store Day is finally here.  Obviously, this year is going to be incredibly unique, just due to the logistics of the pandemic and the situations many towns are currently in.  If you make it out this year, and you definitely should make it out, you will find some fantastic titles waiting for you to pick up.

Billie Eilish - Live At Third Man Records

Recorded on November 6, 2019, Live at Third Man Records finds BIllie and her brother/collaborator FINNEAS O'Connell, giving an intimate acoustic set for a room of excited fans and friends in The Blue Room at Third Man Records in Nashville.  The original release of this was only available at the two Third Man Records locations and runs around $1,000 on Discogs.  This release come on opaque blue vinyl and comes with a poster.  Limited to 17.000.

David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie & John I’m Only Dancing:The Soul Tour ‘74

Bowie gets two live releases this year for RSD.  The first is ChangesNowBowie is 9-track session recorded for radio and broadcast by the BBC on David’s 50th birthday on 8th January, 1997 and broadcast on the BBC.  It’s a mostly acoustic LP and features songs Bowie chose.  The second LP is a live album from the third leg of the Soul Tour in 1974.  This is the third live album from that tour, since each leg featured a vastly different band and sound. I’ve been waiting on this one for quite a while.

The Black Keys - Let’s Rock

Originally released last June, Let’s Rock was a fun return to form for The Black Keys. This release is kind of tricked out reissue of that album.  Pressed on two LP’s at 45 RPM, it also features a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket, with each piece individually numbered. I’m sure this one will sound absolutely amazing. Limited to 5000 pieces.

Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb

Though it was released with almost no advance promotion, Tyler, The Creator’s 2015 album Cherry Bomb was anything but unplanned. The fourth album from the Odd Future co-founder remains one of his most ambitious, featuring everything from lush orchestras to hard-driving guitars across its grooves (plus standout guest verses from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q and others). Now, the album Tyler told Billboard was “the music I’ve always wanted to make” is available on vinyl for the first time, and exclusively on translucent red vinyl at record stores for Record Store Day 2020. Limited to 7,250 pieces.  There is also a full release of the LP as instrumentals to go with this one.

Denzel Curry - Bulls on Parade/I Against I

This double A-side 7" features two previously unreleased and completely unexpected riveting takes on classic alternative rock songs by legendary artists Rage Against The Machine and Bad Brains. Two fantastic songs covered by Denzel Curry.  It’s definitely eclectic and definitely worth hearing. Limited to 2500 pieces.

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