RSD Black Friday 2020
Live at Maida Vaile BBC Vol II [RSD BF 2020]
Live at Maida Vale BBC - Vol. II is a limited edition RSD exclusive splatter EP that capture's the band's BBC Maida Vale session from September 2019. It contains four live versions of songs from the band's critically acclaimed Gold & Grey, with an etching on the B side.
1. Throw Me an Anchor 2. Borderlines 3. I'm Already Gone 4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura
WE ARE: Roots & Traditions [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $19.98 Buy
We Are: Roots & Traditions is a limited edition 12” EP pressed on rich purple vinyl featuring never-before-heard music from Jon Batiste. Batiste combines elements of jazz, gospel, soul funk, R&B, rap and more to honor musical traditions and as he breaks the mold of what modern artists can be. The 33-year-old musician and activist has been gaining national attention from CNN, New York Times, and more for his peaceful musical protests that he’s been leading in the streets of New York City. He also stars in and wrote the music for Disney/Pixar film SOUL set for release on November 20 and is the bandleader of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Side A “Work It Out”, “Need You (Album Master)”
Side B “WE ARE (album master)”, “Tell The Truth (Treme Mix)” feat. Mardi Gras Indians
Bilal & Nikki Jean
Black Coffee in Bed [RSD BF 2020]
MP3 Album: $1.49 Download
"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.
“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”
Bombino Live [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $32.98 Buy
Bombino recorded his seventh album live in Amsterdam in late 2019. It features three new songs, seven songs from his incredible catalog and his version of a Tinariwen song. This RSD Black Friday double LP is pressed in a limited edition of 1500 for the world.
A1 - Iyat Na Hay A2 - Azamane Tiliade A3 - Amidinine
B1 – Midiwane B2 - Tar Hani
C1 - Chatahat C2 - Ahoulaguine Akaline C3 - Takamba
D1 - Timtar D2 – Imajghane D3 - Chet Boughassa
Doyle Bramhall II
Be Here Now (feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks) . [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $10.98 Buy
A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music.
Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)
Further Complications [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
Limited edition white vinyl release includes bonus 12" featuring "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)" and a D side etching.
“Further Complications”/”Angela”/”Pilchard”/”Leftovers”/”I Never Said I Was Deep”/”Homewrecker!/”Hold Still”/”Fuckingsong”/”Caucasian Blues”/”Slush”/”You're In My Eyes (Discosong)”
The Jarvis Cocker Record [RSD BF 2020]
Originally released in 2006, Jarvis Cocker’s first solo album available for the first time in US on limited edition split green vinyl, with a bonus 7" featuring "C**ts Are Still Running The World" and a b-side etching.
“The Loss Adjuster”/”Don't Let Him Waste Your Time”/”Black Magic”/”Heavy Weather”/”I Will Kill Again”/”Baby's Coming Back To Me”/”Fat Children”/”From Auschwitz To Ipswich”/”Disney Time/”Tonite”/”Big Julie”/”The Loss Adjuster”/”Quantum Theory”/”Running the World”
Abracadabralifornia [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $11.98 Buy
The Red Hot Chili Peppers parody track that fooled the world when it was released via RHCP2014.com (simultaneous to the band's Super Bowl Halftime show announcement) is finally coming to vinyl. Jon Daly, a comedian who's appeared in films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and currently works on Comedy Central's Kroll Show was behind the brilliant track that made internet magic back in 2014. On the B-side appears a hilarious "diss track" that materialized after a public twitter feud between Daly and up and coming rapper 'Lil Xan. This will be Jon Daly's first ever music release to exist in a physical format.
"Abracadabralifornia” / “I'm Your Dad”
Where Does The Devil Hide [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $18.98 Buy
Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Black Keys founder/producer Dan Auerbach, Where Does The Devil Hide is Zella Day’s new 5 track EP that features her unique, mature voice and songwriting abilities. The EP is being released in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.
1. People Are Strangers 2. My Game 3. Purple Haze 4. Only A Dream 5. Benny My Dear
Blows Against The Empire: 50th Anniversary [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”
Curtis Knight & The Squires
No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 [RSD BF 2020]
No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 continues the documentation of Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience sideman work with the Harlem-based R&B combo. These twelve recordings were captured at Studio 76 in 1965 [as well as two controversial sessions in July and August 1967] and offer a fascinating glimpse of Hendrix’s genius in the years before—and during—his early success. It includes the 1965 demo of the first known Hendrix composition (“Working All Day”) and shiver-inducing guitar playing that hints at the genius to come. While not a Jimi Hendrix album the music is now under the control of Experience Hendrix, and thanks to them has been lovingly restored by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer for RSD Black Friday, giving fans the chance to enjoy these tracks in their proper historical context in a numbered, limited edition brown vinyl release.
Side A: “Gloomy Monday”, “Hush Now”, “No Business”, “Love Love
Side B: “UFO,” “My Best Friend (Takes 3/4/5)”, “How Would You Feel [Alternate]”, “Hornet’s Nest”, “I Need You Every Day”, “Suey”, “No Business [Demo]”, “Working All Day [Demo]”
Southern Child [RSD BF 2020]
The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.
1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song
At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.
SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”
Beatles vs. Stones [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $11.98 Buy
Los Straitjackets ask the eternal question: Beatles or Stones? In this case, the answer is easy: 'Both!' On their Beatles vs. Stones 45 single, Los Straitjackets turn the Fab Four's "I Feel Fine" and the Rolling Stones' "Time Is On My Side" into instrumental classics. You can flip the single to cast your vote. The single features artwork parodying both bands' famous cover art and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
“I Feel Fine” (The Beatles)/”Time Is On My Side” (The Rolling Stones)
Round Robin and Brimstone
Round Robin and Brimstone [RSD Drops 2021]
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
Peaches: The Very Best of the Stranglers [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $42.98 Buy
Originally released in June 2002 on CD, Peaches – this 20-track collection will be released on vinyl for the first time on RSD Black Friday and will be the only Stranglers Best of available on vinyl.
Side 1: “Peaches”, “Golden Brown”, “Walk On By”, “No More Heroes”, “Skin Deep”
Side 2: “Hanging Around”, “All Day And All Of The Night”, “Straighten Out”, “Nice 'N' Sleazy”, “Strange Little Girl”, “Who Wants The World”
Side 3: “Something Better Change”, “Always The Sun (Sunny Side Up Mix)”, “European Female”, “Grip '89 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)”, “Duchess”
Side 4: “5 Minutes”, “Don't Bring Harry”, “La Folie”, “96 Tears”
Larry Mullins + Mike Watt
1970 (parts I and II): a tribute to the stooges [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $8.98 Buy
Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt are back with another tribute to The Stooges, this time a year later with “1970". (Mullins and Watt previously played together in the most recent iteration of The Stooges.) This 7” vinyl release features their unique take on the classic “1970”, divided into two parts and available exclusively for RSD Black Friday, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Half of the pressing comes on color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl. The two editions will be randomly mixed and shipped, so you’re in for a surprise.
“1970 (Part 1)” b/w “1970 (Part 2)”
Barney and Tete: Grenoble '88 [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $24.98 Buy
Elemental Music presents a never-before-heard complete concert which constitutes the only recorded testimony of the reunion of two jazz giants: French tenor and soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen and Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu. All tracks from this concert, which took place in Grenoble, France on February 12, 1988 are previously unreleased and boast excellent sound quality. The group is completed by the Italian bassist Riccardo del Fra (who frequently played and recorded with Chet Baker) and Chicago drummer Aaron Scott (who the year following this Grenoble concert would start a 14-year association and tenure with pianist McCoy Tyner as part of the McCoy Tyner Trio, winning three Grammy Awards and performing worldwide). This release includes specially prepared liner notes as well as never before published photos from the actual performance.
SIDE A: 1. L’ÂME DES POÈTES 2. ’ROUND MIDNIGHT 3. SUMMERTIME
SIDE B: 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)