RSD Black Friday 2021
LP: $21.98 Buy
Hologram: Destroyed & Reassembled LP is an album of remixes of songs from the A Place To Bury Strangers EP Hologram, featuring an awesome group of bands including Girl Band, Penelope Isles, Do Nothing, Bodega, Weeping Icon, Ganser, Ceremony East Coast, plus bands from our label including Randy Randall (No Age), Data Animal, Jealous, and Plattenbau, and two of our favorite remixers Grimoose & The Bodies Obtained. There will be 2600 LPs of white vinyl worldwide.
Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On."
Cassette: $15.98 Buy
Boston 1971: A historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room - just the band, crew and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records, and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem ”Dream On”.
A1 - Rehearsal Room A2 - Somebody A3 - Reefer Headed Woman + Walkin' The Dog
B1 - Movin' Out B2 - Major Barbra B3 - Dream On B4 - Mama Kin
Compilation record including tracks from Spicks & Specks and other Festival Records masters, pressed on 180gred vinyl for RSD Black Friday in the US.
1 The Three Kisses Of Love
3 Every Day I Have To Cry Some
4 Follow The Wind
5 I Don’t Know Why I Bother Myself
6 Mondays Rain
1 Spicks & Specks
2 Could It Be
3 How Love Was True
4 I Am The World
5 Turn Around Look At Me
6 Take Hold Of That Star
LP: $25.98 Buy
Big Brother performed at the Monterey Pop festival on both Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18, 1967. Both sets are included on this RSD Black Friday release pressed on psychedelic color vinyl in a high-gloss tip-on jacket.
Side 1 (set one): Down On Me/Combination Of The Two/Harry/Road block/Ball and Chain
Side 2 (set two): Combination of the Two/Harry/Ball and Chain
These are the 1970-1973 studio collaborations between Memphis Slim (one of the great blues pianists) and Canned Heat. This release is considered to be more "blues" than "blues rock" as the Memphis Horns give this album an extra boost of funk. Package includes: OBI strip, Single jacket, Printed inner sleeve with original record labels.
Back To Mother Earth | Trouble Everywhere I Go | Black Cat Cross My Trail | Mr. Longfingers | Five Long Years | When I Was Young | You Don't Know My Mind | Boogie Duo | Down That Big Road | Whizzle Wham | Paris
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John Carpenter recruited an unbelievable cast of musicians to record the soundtrack to this sci-fi horror film starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. Steve Vai, most of Anthrax, (including Scott Ian), Elliot Eason of The Cars, Buckethead and Robin Finck of NIN and Guns and Roses are among the featured players. This soundtrack is apocalyptic and an important mark in John Carpenter's unparalleled career as a Director/Composer. Released on “Red Planet” vinyl in conjunction with the film's 20th anniversary.
1. Ghosts Of Mars (3:44)
2. Love Siege (4:37)
3. Fight Train (3:15)
4. Visions Of Earth (4:08)
5. Kick Ass (6:06)
1. Slashing Void (2:46)
2. Power Station (4:37)
3. Can't Let You Go (2:17)
4. Dismemberment Blues (2:52)
5. Fightin' Mad (2:40)
6. Pam Grier's Head (2:35)
7. Ghost Poppin' (3:21)
The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Thot Breaker, his fan-favorite 2017 project, remains an iconic album. Featuring hit songs “Can You Be My Friend” and “My Baby”, this is the first release on vinyl.
1. Alone (Intro)
2. Can You Be My Friend
3. My Baby
4. You & Me
6. Couple Of Coats
7. Grab A Star
8. You My Number One
9. So Cal
10. Drank Head
11. My Head
12. Slow Dance (feat. Young Chop)
13. Going Home
50th anniversary edition on 180g opaque white vinyl, with updated / re-typeset embossed packaging that includes a brand new eight page, 12x12 lyric booklet. The audio has been sourced from the original analogue tapes via a new direct digital transfer. PACKAGING NOTE: Track list on back of LP jacket is a sticker that comes off when the cellophane is removed so that the jacket replicates the original package without tracklist.
2. Last Year's Man
3. Dress Rehearsal Rag
4. Diamonds in the Mine
1. Love Calls You By Your Name
2. Famous Blue Raincoat
3. Sing Another Song, Boys
4. Joan of Arc
Madlib reissues his long out of print collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth, on his own imprint. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+.
When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of the Brazilintime documentary, his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti, the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Madlib had made an Azymuth tribute record he wanted to play for him. On a rainy night in Rio, Mamao and Madlib went in the studio. Several hours later the rhythm tracks that make up Sujinho were laid and the process began.
Featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George Duke… and with guest vocals by Thalma De Freitas — Sujinho is a unique and classic record. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao — Sujinho takes Brazilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft-forgotten classics like “Upa Neguinho” to 21st century ears.
3. Anna de Amsterdam Interlude
4. Praça da Republica
1. Brasilian Sugar
2. Sao Paulo Nights
4. Upa Neguinho (feat. Thalma De Freitas)
1. Casa Forte
2. Amazon Stroll
4. Anna de Amsterdam Reprise
5. Waiting on the Corner
1. Tijuca Man
2. Nao Tem Nada Nao
3. Sunset at Sujinho
4. Segura esta Onda (feat. Mamao on vocals)
In celebration of Specialty Records' 75th anniversary, a new Sam Cooke compilation featuring tracks from his Specialty catalog focusing on his pop-leaning tracks plus the live recordings from the legendary 1955 Shrine Concert that have never been available on vinyl before.
This 3 X 10" release in a triple-gatefold jacket, featuring replica flyers and other ephemera included as inserts in the packaging.
1. Any Day Now (Take 6/Alternate) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Pilgrim Of Sorrow (Alternate Take) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
3. Jesus Gave Me Water – THE SOUL STIRRERS
4. Peace In the Valley – THE SOUL STIRRERS
5. Jesus Wash Away My Troubles – THE SOUL STIRRERS
6. Were You There – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. I’d Give Up All My Sins and Serve the Lord – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Touch the Hem Of His Garment – THE SOUL STIRRERS
3. One More River – THE SOUL STIRRERS
4. Mean Old World (Take 3/Alternate) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
5. He’s So Wonderful – THE SOUL STIRRERS
6. That’s Heaven to Me – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. I Have A Friend Above All Others (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Be With Me Jesus (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. Nearer to Thee (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. Loveable – SAM COOKE
2. I Need You Now – SAM COOKE
3. I’ll Come Running Back To You – SAM COOKE
4. I Don’t Want to Cry – SAM COOKE
1. Forever – SAM COOKE
2. Happy In Love – SAM COOKE
3. That’s All I Need to Know – SAM COOKE
Larry Coryell (The Godfather of Fusion) & The Eleventh House is one of the best known 70s fusion groups. At Montreux was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz and Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1974. The album is critically acclaimed as "The cutting Edge of Jazz-Fusion" and "A Coll Fusion Good Time". This deluxe package includes: an OBI strip, Single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeve, original record label and specialty "double split" red translucent/yellow translucent vinyl.
Improvisation On Villa Lobos - Prelude No. 4 In E Minor | Tamari | Joyride | Rasputin | Song For A New York Rainmaker | The Eleventh House Blues
For RSD Black Friday, the first physical release of the Rat Child EP, featuring guest performances from Frank Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther). A 12” fluorescent green vinyl release, with an exclusive poster.
1. Mountain (feat. Frank Bello)
2. Kiss it Goodbye (feat. Howard Jones)
3. Everyone Dies (feat. Stix Zadina)
4. Rat Child
Miles Davis’ Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Captured live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC’s Cellar Door, then edited by producer Teo Macero, the recording features Miles joined by a murderer’s row of musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album’s striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two slabs of limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
2. Little Church
3. Medley: Gemini/Double Image
1. What I Say
2. Nem Um Talvez
2. Funk Tonk
1. Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts
Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over the Country Club album, on exclusive translucent cobalt vinyl with an alternate cover.
1. White Dress
2. Chemtrails Over the Country Club
3. Tulsa Jesus Freak
4. Let Me Love You Like A Woman
5. Wild At Heart
6. Dark But Just a Game
7. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
9. Breaking Up Slowly feat. Nikki Lane
10. Dance Til We Die
11. For Free feat. Zella Day & Weyes Blood
An RSD Black Friday picture disc release of Dio’s sophomore outing, their highest UK and US-charting album, originally released in July of 1984.
The Last In Line
I Speed At Night
One Night In The City
Eat Your Heart Out
Egypt (The Chains Are On)
Originally released in 1993, following their live album, On The Night, this 45 RPM EP has been newly remastered and pressed on solid pink vinyl for RSD Black Friday, and includes a lithograph.
Your Latest Trick - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021
The Bug - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021
Solid Rock - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021
Local Hero / Wild Theme - Live At Les Arenes, Nimes / France / 1993 / Remastered 2021
The album is a collector’s edition on Audiophile 180g vinyl of Eric Essix’s 27th album, Songs From the Deep.
Because the South is his life and it’s always been home, both physically and spiritually, Eric has carried those artful and passionate Southern breezes through some of his best recordings, including the albums Southbound (2000) and Birmingham (2009). Songs From the Deep captures our collective moment perfectly with a sense of personal nostalgia (Late Night Drive, Back Porch), sociopolitical resolve (Forward March), and several powerful shout-outs to recently departed civil rights icon and fellow Alabamian John Lewis (Walk With the Wind, Stand).
Late Night Drive
Walk With the Wind
First released in 2011, Evanescence followed the immense success of global chart-toppers Fallen and The Open Door. Singer Amy Lee described landing on the epononymous title as being "about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence" adding that "it just felt like this is who we are." Featuring the hit singles "What You Want," "My Heart is Broken" and "Lost in Paradise," Evanescence debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, also reaching Top 5 in the UK, Canada, Australia, and across Europe. Marking the album’s 10th anniversary, this special pressing will be available on purple smoke vinyl and is limited to 8,000 copies worldwide.
Side A: 1. What You Want 2. Made Of Stone 3. The Change 4. My Heart Is Broken 5. The Other Side 6. Erase This
Side B: 1. Lost In Paradise 2. Sick 3. The End Of the Dream 4. Oceans 5. Never Go Back 6. Swimming Home
Cult legend, avant-roots/rock ‘n’ roll raconteur Tav Falco is back at it again, with some notable partners in crime including bass legend Mike Watt and drummer Larry Mullins (Stooges, Bad Seeds, Swans) among others. Written and recorded during the global pandemic of 2020, Falco’s latest release blends tango, fuzz, and his signature roots sound, including a surprising electric folk treatment of "House Of The Rising Sun”.
Limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide, mastered at 45RPM, and pressed on 12” color vinyl.
House Of The Rising Sun
La Brigantessa Siciliana
Tony Driver Blues
Vinyl: $24.99 Buy
Recorded in the throes of their Philadelphia folk-rock phase during the late ‘60s, this record is a collection of rare early recordings by Daryl Hall & John Oates, before their signing to Atlantic Records. Prior to releasing their debut album, Whole Oats,' these two composer-performers had sketched out a series of songs, several of which went on to become early Hall & Oates classics. A great piece of rock history showcasing that early Philly sound before Hall & Oates went on to become one of America’s greatest pop-rock duos.
Pressed on heavyweight transparent orange vinyl with individual hand-numbering.
1 In Honor Of A Lady
2 Good Night And Good Morning
3 Past Times Behind
4 The Reason Why
6 If That's What Makes You Happy
7 The Provider
8 They Needed Each Other
9 Deep River Blues
12 I'll Be By
13 Dry In The Sun
15 Back In Love Again
16 Fall In Philadelphia
18 Months & Weeks & Days
19 A Lot Of Changes Comin'
20 I'm Tired Of Wearing Buckskin
In the late 1980s, the renowned American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger John Hicks formed one of the most influential ensembles consisting out of musicians that had played music at the highest level all their lives and gained their status as both stand-alone artists and important sidemen. Each of them had participated in many of jazz's great moments and all shared the ability, documented on many albums, to inspire their fellow musicians to even greater heights. The ‘John Hicks Trio’ had several line-up changes over the years that included greats such as Clifford Barbaro (Strata East, Blue Note, Sun Ra Arkestra, Charles Tolliver), Clint Houston (Prestige, Nina Simone, Roy Ayers, Azar Lawrence), Curtis Lundy (Pharoah Sanders, Frank Morgan, Cole Porter), Marcus McLaurine (Muse, Verve, Weldon Irvine, Kool & The Gang) and Victor Lewis (Steve Grossman, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, Chet Baker).
On this album (Is That So? from 1991) the trio consists out of some of the biggest and best players in the jazz, funk and soul scenes:
On piano we have the Atlanta based trio’s bandleader JOHN HICKS (1941-2006). He served as a leader on more than 30 albums and played as a sideman on more than 300 other recordings. After being taught piano by his mother, Hicks went on to study at Lincoln University of Missouri, Berklee College of Music, and the Julliard School. After playing with a number of different artists during the early '60s (including Oliver Nelson and being part of Pharoah Sanders’s first band) he joined Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers in 1964. In the early '70s he taught jazz history and improvisation at Southern Illinois University before resuming his career as a recording artist. Next to his many solo recordings for labels such as Strata East and Concord, Hicks would collaborate with all the big names in the scene, including Archie Shepp, Alvin Queen, Mingus and Curtis Lundy. In 2014 & 2015, J Dilla payed homage to John Hicks by sampling two of his songs.
On drums we have the legendary IDRIS MUHAMMAD (1939-2014) who to this day is still considered as one of the most influential drummers covering a multitude of genre-transcending styles. Born in New Orleans, he showed early talent as a percussionist and began his professional career while still a teenager, playing on Fats Domino’s ‘Blueberry Hill’. He then toured with Sam Cooke and would later go on to work with Curtis Mayfield. Next to his landmark solo recordings for Prestige Records, Idris would collaborate with iconic musicians and acts from the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Manu Dibango, Ahmad Jamal, Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland, Walter Bishop, Ceasar Frazier, Roberta Flack, Gato Barbieri, Nathan Davis, Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson, Galt MacDermot, Lonnie Smith…and countless others. Idris Muhammad’s work was sampled by renowned performers such as Drake, Beastie Boys and Fatboy Slim.
On bass we have RAY DRUMMOND (born 1946) who originated from Massachusetts. Drummond was a well-respected bass player (and a master of his instrument), composer, arranger, bandleader, educator and producer who was part of performances and recordings of renowned acts and artists such as Pharoah Sanders, Horace Tapscott, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Leon Thomas, Johnny Lytle, Freddie Hubbard, John Hicks, Houston Person, Toots Thielemans, Lalo Schifrin, Art Blakey…and many others!
The ‘Is That So?’ album was recorded at the legendary Studio 44 (Holland) in July 1990 and released on the Dutch label TIMELESS in 1991. On this amazing piece of work you’ll find ten majestic tracks (including an excellent Sonny Rollins cover-tune). The album was produced by John Hicks and Timeless Records owner Wim Wigt and is a remarkable outing of advanced musicianship by three jazz-giants in their prime, delivering an inspirational gem of an album. Is That So? sounds as successful, young and vibrant as ever! Expect supercharged Post Bop with striking notes, no-holds-barred musicianship, high swinging solos, screaming choruses and plenty of solid virtuosity to spare. The up tempo none stop Latin beat is complimented by the terrific drum solos of Idris Muhammad and the rhythmic bass stokes of Ray Drummond. This electrifying set of tracks makes this release a bonafide hit and a must have for any self-respecting jazz fan or collector.
Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the FIRST ever vinyl release (these recordings were never issued on vinyl before) of John Hicks Trio Is That So?. This unique album comes as a deluxe 180g DOUBLE vinyl edition (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide) with obi strip. The jacket features exclusive pictures shot by legendary Dutch photographer Joost Leijen (known for his work with artists such as Chet Baker and Pharoah Sanders), also included is an insert with liner notes by renowned author and producer Russ Musto. This is also the FIRST time Is that So? is being released in North America and in the UK. Released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2021
01 Is That So? - 02 Autumn Leaves - 03 How Insensitive - 04 April Eyes - 05 Yesterdays - 06 Emily - 07 I'll Remember April - 08 Never Let Me Go - 09 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 10 Sonnymoon For Two
For RSD Black Friday, a 12” limited edition picture disc release celebrating the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s debut album.
A2 -Remember Tomorrow
A3 -Running Free
A4 -Phantom Of The Opera
B2 -Strange World
B3 -Charlotte The Harlot
B4 -Iron Maiden
A jazzy happy plea for the most wonderful time of the year to HURRY UP ALREADY! Made famous by Alvin and the Chipmunks, this version is also a star on Norah Jones' new Christmas record, I Dream of Christmas (in record stores October 15).
Christmas Don't Be Late
Following last year’s very popular special Record Store Day edition of Sad Wings of Destiny, this equally vibrant, specially embossed, raised cover gatefold edition is pressed as a 2LP 180g ‘color-in-color’ clear, black and gold splatter release, and is limited to 3000 pcs in the U.S.
Contains the original 1978 tracks on the first three sides, with an original band interview on Side Four. Coming first to record stores as part of RSD Black Friday.
1 Dying To Meet You
2 Never Satisfied
3 Rocka Rolla
1 Diamonds And Rust
2 Victim Of Changes
3 Island Of Domination
Side D INTERVIEWS FROM GULL RECORDS ERA (‘74/’75)
1 Halford Finds Priest [insight Series Interview With Original Judas Priest Drummer John Hinch
2 Priest Finds Audience [interview]
3 Dual Guitars [interview]
4 Songwriting [interview]
5 What's In A Name [interview]
6 Gull Records [interview]
7 Whiskey Woman/Victim Of Changes [interview]
8 Rob Halford [interview]
This first ever picture disc for the soundtrack of this heartwarming 1999 animated film celebrates The Robot, his best friend, Hogarth, and a cast of characters. Music composed by Michael Kamen, (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard), well-known for his work with Eric Clapton, Metallica and Pink Floyd in addition to his brilliant theatrical scores.
1 The Eye Of The Storm 2:31
2 Hogarth Hughes 0:21
3 Into The Forest 3:34
4 The Giant Wakes 1:25
5 Come And Get It 1:46
6 Cat And Mouse 0:56
7 Train Wreck 1:05
8 You Can Fix Yourself? 1:18
9 Hand Underfoot 2:00
10 Bedtime Stories 2:26
11 We Gotta Hide 0:50
12 His Name Is Dean 0:48
13 Eating Art 0:43
14 Space Car 0:59
15 Souls Don't Die 4:09
1 Contest Of Will 4:36
2 The Army Arrives 1:34
3 Annie And Dean 1:19
4 He's A Weapon 2:44
5 The Giant Discovered 4:28
6 Trance-Former 4:27
7 No Following 4:05
8 The Last Giant Piece 1:07
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the 1996 Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions. One of two versions for RSD Black Friday 2021 the Christmas Tree version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and green vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
Downhill Sleigh Ride | Christmas Rule | What Child Is This | Christmas Blues | Journey of the Three Wise Men | Baby Boy | You're Still Standing | Silent Night | Holiday Marmalade | Holiday Segue
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the 1996 Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions. One of two versions for RSD Black Friday 2021 the Candy Cane version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and white vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
Downhill Sleigh Ride | Christmas Rule | What Child Is This | Christmas Blues | Journey of the Three Wise Men | Baby Boy | You're Still Standing | Silent Night | Holiday Marmalade | Holiday Segue
Recorded Live for the BBC In Concert Series in 1971, and produced by Series producer Stanley Dorfman, Carole King performs hits from the seminal album Tapestry. Backed by members of Jo Mama (who were featured on the album), including her longtime friend and collaborator Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar on guitar. The setlist includes her songs “I Feel the Earth Move”, “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman”, “So Far Away” (ft. James Taylor), “It's Too Late”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof.” Never before released on vinyl.
1. I Feel The Earth Move
2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
3. So Far Away
4. It's Too Late
1. Smackwater Jack
2. Way Over Yonder
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
4. Up On The Roof
"All You Can Eat is both the most brazen and conventional album she's ever made, and one of her best" - Entertainment Weekly.
Originally released in 1995, All You Can Eat is now on colored yellow-orange mixed vinyl, available first for RSD Black Friday.
If I Were You
World of Love
Infinite and Unforeseen
I Want It All
Originally released in 2000 by Warp Records.
"Jamie Lidell has taken the Trash Collective's aural-invasion aesthetic and tweaked it for far subtler ends. Though this album doesn't present a baseline criterion, Muddlin Gear will prep you for when the body-snatching pods land to give you the most visceral baseline experience of your life."--Pitchfork
1. The Entroscooper
2. Said Dram Scam
3. The Eèp.
4. Ill Shambata
5. La Scappin Rööd
6. In Inphidelik
7. Silent Why
8. Da Doo Doo
1. Daddy's Car
3. The Cop It Suite
5. Daddy No Lie
Cassette: $9.98 Buy
1. More Than This [Roxy Music cover]
2. I'm Not In Love [10CC cover]
1. Right Down The Line [Gerry Raferty Cover]
2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) [Michael McDonald cover]
Lera Lynn performed a virtual instore full set at Nashville record store Vinyl Tap and recorded it for this special RSD Black Friday LP.
1. Eye, Eye, Eye
4. Dark Horse
5. Black Hole Sun
6. Shape Shifter
7. Make You Ok
8. A Light Comes Through
9. What I'm Looking For
10. What Is Love
Magma is one of the most influential of all French bands. They have left a legacy of music that defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, operating instead in a realm of their own creation.
Early on the morning of March 14th 1974, right in the middle of their second UK tour, Magma recorded one session for the John Peel sessions, playing only two pieces, but clocking in at 57 minutes, making it one of the longest, if not the longest, studio session ever recorded for this program; ''Theusz Hamtaahk'' (LP 1) & ''Kohntarkosz'' (LP 2), now available on vinyl for the first time.
BBC 1974 Londres is pressed on silver vinyl. Only 2500 individually numbered copies are available worldwide, exclusively at record stores for RSD Black Friday.
1. Theusz Hamtaahk (Part 1)
1. Theusz Hamtaahk (Part 2)
1. Kohntarkosz (Part 1)
1. Kohntarkosz (Part 2)
2. In The Temple
3. Dance Of The Furies
4. Slide (Hidden Track)
5. Starblood (Remix) (Hidden Track)
Matata (which means “trouble” in Swahili) was an African funk band who took nightclubs by storm and jammed with some of the biggest giants in soul, jazz and Latin music. The band had its roots in the Congo although it formed in Kenya in the mid-sixties. Matata was based around the famous ‘Starlight Club’ in Nairobi. The group retained elements of traditional music by incorporating instruments such as the ‘ngoma’ (a large drum) and an eight stringed guitar-harp called the ‘nyatiti’…this brought something different to their style and made for a unique sound. Each of the songwriters sang lead in their native tongues and this meant they used vocals in three African languages (next to the songs sung in English). As the sixties drew to an end Matata (sometimes also known as ‘Air Fiesta Matata’) were regulars on Kenyan television and enjoyed a national following.
In 1971 when the BBC held a competition to find the best band in Africa, Matata submitted a song and came in first. They were sent to visit London, performed at the BBC and stayed around to do some gigs (after years of playing at the ‘Starlight Club’ the band was tight and well-rehearsed). The timing was perfect because there was a serious cross-fertilisation taking place between musicians from many different genres and nationalities…and this brought such vibrancy to cultural life in the capital. Matata arrived in London just as Assagai and Osibisa – groups led by African musicians who also played a fusion of styles – released their debut albums, paving the way for their peers.
The band signed a two-album deal with the UK-based label President Records (who would go on to release Matata’s ‘Air Fiesta’ in 1972 & ‘Independence’ in 1974). Several singles also came out of this and Matata scored hits in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. With a wealth of material and a dynamic live act to its name they would play packed gigs every night. The group was a visual, as well as musical feast and quickly became favorites at several well-known London nightclubs. Tours were numerous and the band played all over the world including having residencies in the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Hong Kong & Germany (where they got the chance to jam with Miles Davis in Cologne). There would be no further Matata recordings and sadly the band split after releasing their second album. Luckily, we are left with the unique documents that are ‘Air Fiesta’ and ‘Independence’.
The album we are presenting you today (Independence from 1974) comes swinging right out the gate with a set of no less than TWELVE monster tunes. It’s a musical gumbo full of irresistible rhythms, punchy blasts, snappy vocal hooks, reverb-laden ‘Santana’ guitar solos, a little reggae and Afrobeat filled horn arrangements, plus everything else needed to get dancers working overtime. On ‘Independence’ the group leaned mightily on James Brown for their groove, and laid out a heavy, rock solid variation on JBs funk with an African percussion base of fluid congas and bongos at the core.
Independence is a quintessential record that every serious collector or fan needs to have in his/her collection. Matata’s marriage of percolating African rhythms delivered one butt-shaking, finger-popping club hit after another that can still fill a dance floor to this day. Hard funky soul with an Afrobeat backbone…it’s all about the grooves here!
Originally released in 1974 on President Records, Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of this seminal Afrobeat/Afrofunk album. This unique record comes as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide) with obi strip and featuring the original artwork. This reissue also comes with an insert featuring pictures of the band and extensive liner notes from award winning author John Masouri. Released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2021.
01 Return to You - 02 Good Good Understanding - 03 Gettin' Together - 04 I Believed Her - 05 Good Samaritan - 06 I Feel Funky - 07 I Don't Have to Worry - 08 Something in Mind - 09 I Want You - 10 Love Is the Only Way - 11 Gimme Some Lovin' - 12 Talkin' Talkin'
NOW became Maxwell's first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 296,000 units in the U.S. in the first week and later certified Platinum. The album delivered the undeniable grooves “Get To Know Ya”, “Lifetime”, and “This Woman’s Work”. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, it’s being reissued for RSD Black Friday on “Root Beer Brown” vinyl with a 12-page booklet containing rare photos and a new essay by Nelson George.
1. Get To Know Ya
3. W/As My Girl
6. For Lovers Only
1. Temporary Nite
3. Symptom Unknown
4. This Woman’s Work
5. Now/At The Party