Arriving in two distinctly different fan-friendly editions, "Backtracks" spans the length and breadth of AC/DC's career, bringing together rare songs, hard-to-find live performances and the long-awaited debut of "Family Jewels Disc 3", a DVD showcasing the group's music videos, live performances, and promotional clips from 1992-2009. (The original double-disc "Family Jewels" was named 2005's "DVD of the Year" by the U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine while the RIAA certified the collection 10x platinum for sales in excess of 1 million copies in the U.S. alone.)
On their second release, Rainbow not only avoid the sophomore jinx; they hit a home run. After replacing the entire band (except Ronnie James Dio) immediately following the recording of the first album, Ritchie Blackmore and the Rising lineup (Blackmore; Dio; Tony Carey, keys; Jimmy Bain, bass; and the late, great Cozy Powell, drums) had plenty of time on the road touring the first album to get the chops and material together for their second. In particular, "Stargazer" really came together on the 1975 tour and featured stunning keyboard work from Carey…
Originally released in 1982, Run for the Roses is Jerry Garcia’s fourth and final solo studio album. Produced by Garcia and John Kahn, the track list includes several new Garcia/Hunter originals, including the album’s title track, “Midnight Getaway" and “Valerie”, plus choice covers Bob Dylan and The Beatles, among others.Run for the Roses features the first appearance by organist Melvin Seals who would remain with Garcia for the next 15 years. The album’s artwork was created by legendary psychedelic visual artist Victor Moscoso. Limited edition of 5000, individually numbered on black/orange marbled vinyl.
Perennial North Carolina post-punk favorites Superchunk just released their new LP What A Time To Be Alive in February, 2018 on Merge Records. They are releasing "What a Time to Be Alive" (Acoustic Version), a 7" colored vinyl single with acoustic versions of two tracks from the new LP. The B-side, "Erasure," includes a guest performance by Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee.
Pink Floyd will release the mono version of their 1967 debut The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn on vinyl LP for this year’s Record Store Day. This is a new mono remaster by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. The vinyl masters were cut in 2018 from the original analogue mono master tape. The record is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and comes with a black poly-lined inner bag. To differentiate this mono from the stereo, Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis (with Peter Curzon) created some additional packaging in the form of a card envelope which features a psychedelic design, including a gold embossed version of the graphic by Syd Barrett which also features on the reverse of the original mono LP.
Soul Jazz Records are releasing this Limited Edition one-off pressing of Studio One Dub Plate Special 7" Box Set. An exclusive Record Store Day collectors 7” box set featuring 10 amazing unreleased Studio One tracks, only ever released as extremely limited edition hand-etched one-sided dubplates (most of these sold out in less than 2 hours!).
This black vinyl 45 rpm 12” single features the first appearance of the full length demo of ‘Let’s Dance’, previously released in an edited form through digital download and streaming services for David’s birthday on 8th January this year. The full length version clocks in at 7.34, compared the edit which is 5.19 in length. Both versions were mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in December of last year. The demo is backed by the live version of ‘Let’s Dance’, which was recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum in Vancouver on 12th September 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. This version can be seen on the Serious Moonlight concert film, and was also previously available on the reverse of the Australian David Bowie Is exhibition as an exclusive yellow vinyl 7” single. The sleeve of the 12” single is a colour variation of the original Let’s Dance single cover.
Torn Down (Mixed Up Extras) is a new collection of 16 remixes from frontman Robert Smith. The double-LP includes reworkings of tracks such as “Three Imaginary Boys”, “Just One Kiss”, “Never Enough”, “The Drowning Man”, “Cut Here”, and more.