Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 Releases

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Record Store Day Friday FBThe list of titles available on Record Store Day‘s annual Black Friday extravaganza has been announced with a bevy of special releases for any music fan. Participating classic rock artists include the Cars, the Kinks, Foreigner, the Monkees, Jethro Tull, the Rolling Stones, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, Motley Crue, the Turtles, Ramones and Johnny Winter. We’ve highlighted some of the titles below.

Where would you rather be on the day after Thanksgiving? Out battling crowds at some big box chain retail store or at your favorite independent record retail shop among fellow music lovers?

All of the titles offered are either exclusives (sold only at indie record retailers), small run (less than 1,000) or RSD first (before being sold elsewhere), making snagging one for yourself or a certain someone even more special. And music is always a special gift. This year’s event will take place on Friday, November 25.

alice-cooper-rsd-bf-2016Alice CooperLive From the Astroturf: 7″ 45 of the original Alice Cooper group reunited 10/6/15. Variations on colored vinyl.

The Beach Boys – Becoming The Beach Boys (Highlights): Nine of the tracks have never before been released on vinyl.

James Brown – James Brown’s Funky People Pt. 3: Various artists collection; 2,000 limit

The Cars: “Just What I Needed”: 7″ picture disc

Ornette ColemanAn Evening With Ornette Coleman (Part 1): The late jazz great live in England in 1965. Limited to 2,500 copies.

dickey-betts-jimmy-hall-etc-rsd-bf-2017Dickey Betts, Jimmy Hall, Chuck Leavell and Butch Trucks – Live at the Coffee Pot, 1983: A scorching 2-LP set recorded in Roanoke, VA

Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Got a Mind to Give Up Living–Live 1966: expanded edition of recent release of a previously unreleased concert  (four add’l tracks); 1,700 copies

ForeignerThe Flame Still Burns: 10″ vinyl, limited to 1,500

Jerry Garcia – Reflections: His third solo album, pressed on 180g purple tie dye-colored vinyl, individually numbered with foil-stamping and featuring the original artwork, in an edition of 3,000

Isaac HayesDo Your Thing: 12″ LP, 2,500 limit

Jimi HendrixMorning Symphony Ideas: 10″ vinyl, limited to 3,000

Related: More about the new Hendrix release

Billy Idol – BFI Live: 3-LP vinyl live set from his 2015 tour includes 12 classics and four tracks from his recent album. A numbered, limited edition of 1800 copies.

Iggy and the Stooges –  Telluric Chaos: 2x LP of live reunion gig in Japan in 2004, 30 years after their split. Limited red and white vinyl version. 1,800 copies

iron-maiden-rsd-bf-2016Iron Maiden – Brave New World: 180g gatefold with printed inner sleeves. First time being released on vinyl

Jethro TullRing Out, Solstice Bells: 7″ Christmas collection limited to 2,000

The Kinks – Sleepwalker: The 1977 album, for the first time in a gatefold sleeve and on black/white swirled vinyl. Also from the Kinks: three different 7″ vinyl releases, limited to 2,500 each: Til Death Do Us Part, God’s Children, The Kinks

Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard AlpertThe Psychedelic Experience: 50th anniversary psychedelic colored vinyl reissue of the 1966 Broadside album; 1,500 copies

Bob & Doug McKenzie – 12 Days of Christmas: 7″ red vinyl of the classic on its 35th anniversarythe-monkees-rsd-bf-2017

The Monkees – Good Times! Plus!: Four non-LP tracks of their 2016 studio album on red opaque 10″ vinyl

Motley Crue –  “Kickstart My Heart”/”Home, Sweet Home”: Limited edition die cut 7″ picture disc

Harry NilssonPopeye: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: first official vinyl reissue; 2,000 copies

Jaco PastoriusJaco: Original Soundtrack: first-time-on-vinyl, 2,000 copy limited-edition release

Prince & the New Power GenerationSexy M.F.: 12″ shaped picture disc

ramones-rsd-bf-2016Ramones – Live at the Roxy 8/12/76: 180g LP combines the best tracks from the recordings of two live shows

Otis ReddingLive at the Whisky a Go Go: A 2-LP set on red vinyl pared down from the new 6-CD release

Rolling Stones -“Ride ‘Em On Down”: one-track limited edition blue 10’’ with a track from their upcoming album; 3,000 limit

The RunawaysThe Gold Star/Cherokee Sessions: 14 songs from 1975, 2,000 limit

South Park – Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics: 3,000 copies on 12″, brown, scented vinyl

The Turtles – Golden Hits, Volume 1: A mono reissue on colored vinyl for this release that had been out of print for several years

Various ArtistsPop The Clutch: Obscure Rockabilly From The Vaults: Compilation of rare tracks; 2,500 limit

the-wonder-years-rsd-bf-2017The Wonder YearsMusic From the Emmy Award-Winning Show: The colored vinyl release of the long out-of-print title includes Joe Cocker’s “With a Little Help From My Friends”

Muddy WatersThe London Muddy Waters Sessions: 180g black vinyl with cover that matches original; 2,500 limit

Johnny Winter – Live Bootleg Series Volume 13: White vinyl release, limited to 1,200.

Record Store Day, an annual event in April, celebrates the unique cultures that surround thousands of independently owned, brick-and-mortar record stores in the U.S. and abroad. The organization has been throwing a second, slightly smaller version of the event for Black Friday, redirecting holiday shoppers’ focus back to local businesses. The complete list of Black Friday releases is here.

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