Bush - Sea of Memories
In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the debut of this 2LP deluxe vinyl edition comes for RSD Drops. Pressed on 180g color in color vinyl (Opaque White inside Translucent Cobalt); the first three sides contain the original 12 song 2011 album (including the smash hit “Sound of Winter”) Side Four contains the vinyl debut of four bonus tracks: “The Year of Danger”, “Ghost”, “Lay Down Your Guns”, and “All Night Doctors (remixed by renholder)”. 1800 pressed.
The Clash - If Music Could Talk
If Music Could Talk is a 1980 interview album with The Clash - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – in brief conversation with their trusted management rep/fixer/consigliere Kosmo Vinyl. Originally only available as a promotional LP for US radio ahead of the release of The Clash’s 4th album Sandinista!, If Music Could Talk will be released for the first time as a limited edition double 180g vinyl package with new artwork as part of RSD Drops. The cover art is an homage to Nicaraguan rebel leader Augusto César Sandino – the original Sandinista – done by Kosmo Vinyl, who also supplies the liner notes on the back alongside a rare Pennie Smith band photo. If Music Could Talk features the band talking about and introducing tracks, along with those tracks themselves (using the latest band-approved remasters). This may be the item in this drop that I’m the most excited about. 3600 pressed.
The Cure - Wild Mood Swings
One thing we can guarantee is that The Cure will put out a picture disc on RSD and they’ve done one in both drops this year. The Cure’s tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings marks its 25th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, the album – which features the singles “The 13th”, “Mint Car”, “Strange Attraction” and “Gone!” – will be pressed on double picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. The recent Faith and Seventeen Seconds picture discs have sounded pretty good, so I’m a bit excited about this one. 8000 pressed.
Czarface - Czar Noir
Czarface delivers a fresh action adventure in the form of an all new Czarface comic, Czar Noir, packaged with an exclusive vinyl soundtrack. In the spirit of the highly sought-after Power Records series from the ‘70s, you can read along with the comic and hear the story come to life on vinyl. This all new action-packed full color Czarface escapade comes with musical accompaniment by DJ 7L and the Czar-Keys. There’s death, destruction, mayhem and high drama – Czar Noir. 4000 pressed.
Fear - The Record
One of my favorite punk albums, Fear’s The Record is currently out of print, so this is a must have for fans. Deluxe and limited reissue of this 1982 punk classic will be pressed on 140g clear and white mixed vinyl and comes with a bonus 7” Christmas 45rpm single pressed on transparent red vinyl that comes in a repro of the original picture sleeve. The Christmas single has been out of print since its original release in 1982. Package will also include a cardboard art-stencil of the band logo from the cover art. 3500 pressed.
Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly 1972
Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly, 1972 is a shining example of the Queen of Soul at her best. The nearly hour-long performance – recorded live at the National Association Of Television & Radio Announcers Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1972 – features the first live performances of many of Aretha’s landmark hits. The live recording took place shortly after the release of her Grammy™ Award winning studio album Young Gifted and Black and features the album’s two Top 10 (USA) singles, penned by Aretha, “Rock Steady” and “Day Dreaming”. Plus, stunning covers woven into medleys of “I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You) / I Say a Little Prayer”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water / We’ve Only Just Begun” and a glorious rendition of Aretha’s anthem “Respect”. This stunning performance will be made available on vinyl for the first time especially for RSD Drops 2021, pressed on orange & yellow double vinyl. 5050 pressed.
Jerry Garcia Band - Jerry Garcia Band (30th Anniversary - 5LP)
Selling over 360,000 CDs since its release, the beloved self-titled album, Jerry Garcia Band, was the band's first live release recorded in the spring and summer of 1990 at The Warfield in San Francisco. The iconic lineup features John Kahn, Melvin Seals, David Kemper, Gloria Jones, and Jacklyn LaBranch. In celebration of the album's 30th anniversary, this RSD First 5xLP set is pressed on 180g vinyl in a textured paper wrapped, foil-stamped box and available in a limited edition of 7,500. Features new essays from Steven Hyden and Bill Walton. 7500 pressed
Gorillaz - G Collection
If you’ve wanted to start your Gorillaz collection, this is the set to pick up. This vinyl box set contains six Gorillaz studio albums from 2001 - 2020, including their current release "Song Machine, Season 1." 980 pressed on black vinyl.
KMD - Mister Hood (30th Anniversary Edition)
One of my favorite albums and the career start for MF Doom, Mister Hood is a phenomenal album. KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was the early ‘90s hip-hop group that served as a launching pad for the career of the artist we now know as MF DOOM (known during his KMD tenure as Zev Love X). In the 30 years since Mr. Hood was released so much has changed in the world and the world of hip-hop but this recording has maintained an ageless appeal with DOOM becoming an artist of legendary stature. 2000 pressed on tri color vinyl.
Mr. Big - Lean Into It
This is one of the ever-green albums of ‘80s-style hair band rock that transcends the years and 2021 marks 30th anniversary of the release. evoxs is remastering the album using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes and will be manufactured as a high quality 180g limited numbered vinyl - solid red as part of RSD Drops. A vinyl version has only ever been released in the USA as a ‘Record Club’ edition, and has been out of print worldwide for over 20 years. As a bass player, Im all in for anything featuring BIlly Sheehan. 500 pressed.
Pearl Jam - Alive (Cassette & 12” LP)
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single. The 12” features the original promo single version of “Alive” plus three rare b-sides: “Wash”, “Dirty Frank” and the Beatles’ cover “I’ve Got A Feeling”, which is currently not available anywhere else. All four tracks are included on side A while side B contains an etching of the band’s Stick Man logo. Wash is one of my favorite PJ songs. 18000 pressed.
John Prine - Live at the Other End, December 1975 (4LP)
I’m still incredibly sad that we lost John Prine due to Covid in 2020, but at least he’s seeing quite a bit of love on RSD recently. In December 1975, Grammy award-winning songwriter John Prine played three nights at The Other End (previously and now known as The Bitter End) in Greenwich Village, NYC. The acoustic performances featured some of his best-known songs such as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Hello In There”, from his first four studio albums: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973) and Common Sense (1975). These rare and previously unreleased solo performances—comprising two full sets—will now be made available, pressed on 180g black vinyl, exclusively RSD Drops 2021. 8500 pressed.
Ramones - triple J: Live in Sydney, July 8, 1980
Live Ramones albums have become a normal part of RSD, and this drop sees a new live release from the End of the Century tour. Ramones: Triple J Live at the Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, July 8, 1980 is a previously unissued live radio broadcast from the legendary NYC punk rockers Ramones. The famed performance - recorded in Australia during their 1980 End Of The Century tour - contains 23 tracks, many of which are rare songs from the album that did not remain in their sets following this tour. 6000 pressed.
Lou Reed - Set The Twilight Reeling
Lou Reed has also been an RSD staple of late and this drop sees another great 90’s album reissued. Lou Reed’s ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a double LP pressing for the first time. This exclusive edition, pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl, features 3 sides of audio with an etching on side four. 2500 pressed.