Die offizielle RSD Black Friday 2023 Release-Liste mit allen Veröffentlichungen zum 24. November 2023 in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz:
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COVER INTERPRET TITEL INFO FORMAT INHALT LABEL GENRE RELEASE MOGWAI My Father My King (RSD BF) Wiederveröffentlichung der ursprünglich 2001 erschienenen und als Gegenstück zu Rock Action konzipierten 12″ Single-Track-EP. Ein episches Stück von 20 Minuten Länge, engineered und mixed von Steve Albini. Die B-Seite bleibt leer. Gepresst auf weißem Vinyl. Limitierte Auflage. LP 1 PIAS/ROCK ACTION RECORDS ALTERNATIVE 24.11.2023 BEES, THE Sunshine Dub Me (Ltd.Ed.) (RSD BF) Exklusive 6-Track EP mit Dub und alternativen Versionen vom kürzlich re-releasten The Bees Debütalbum „Sunshine Hit Me“, das sich einer breiten Palette von Einflüssen bediente, darunter Psychedelia, Reggae, Indie und 60s-Rock, was den Briten eine Nominierung für den Mecury Prize einbrachte. „Sunshine Dub Me“ enthält zwei bisher gänzlich unveröffentlichte Tracks! LP 1 PIAS RECORDINGS CATALOGUE ALTERNATIVE 24.11.2023 V/A Rostrum Records 20 (RSD BF23) Zur Feier des 20-jährigen Jubiläums von Rostrum Records hat Labelgründer Benjy Grinberg eine 2-Disc-Compilation zusammengestellt, die die gesamte Geschichte des Labels abdeckt und nie zuvor auf LP veröffentlichte Tracks von Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Problem ft. Snoop Dogg und Freddie Gibbs, Innanet James ft. Pusha T und Kallitechnis, Mod Sun ft. DeJ Loaf, Biz Markie, Mike Taylor, Brevin Kim, Rockie Fresh und mehr. 2LP 2 ROSTRUM RECORDS HIP HOP 24.11.2023 KIRKLAND, MIKE JAMES Hang On In There (RSD BF23) Ursprünglich 1972 veröffentlicht und 1996 von Luv N’Haight in begrenzter Stückzahl wiederveröffentlicht. Dies ist das erste Mal, dass dieser Titel in einer 180g-Pressung mit einem Old-School-Tip-On-Jacket erhältlich ist. John Legend & The Roots haben „Hang On In There“ auf ihrem Album „Wake Up“ gecovert und damit 2014 den Grammy für die beste traditionelle R&B-Performance gewonnen. LP 1 LUV N‘ HAIGHT SOUL 24.11.2023 CALLIER, TERRY Speak Your Peace Terry Callier’s ninth studio album, 2001’s Speak Your Peace, continued his trademark sound of folk-infused jazz, but added a modern twist through collaborations with the likes of 4 Hero, Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay and Paul Weller amongst others. This RSD Black Friday release is pressed on 180g vinyl and features a tip-on sleeve with re-worked artwork. BLF 23 / light transparent green vinyl Monuments Of Mars|Running Around|Darker Than A Shadow|Brother To Brother|Speak Your Peace|Imagine A Nation LP 1 MR BONGO SOUL 24.11.2023 CARR, ERIC Rockology: The Picture Disc Edition Eric Carr, who took up the rustic orange persona of “The Fox”, was a fan favorite and remained a member of KISS until his death. Carr’s only solo album, Rockology was completed after his death by fellow KISS member Bruce Kulick. This picture disc vinyl KISS Collector’s Edition, designed and mastered along with Loretta Carr (Eric’s sister) was imagined in the style of the original four KISS solo album, and falls in line with them, featuring Eric in his “Fox” makeup and a 12” x 24” poster in the style of the original releases. A must for fans/collectors of KISS. Eyes of Love | Somebody’s Waiting | Heavy Metal Baby | Just Can’t Wait | Mad Dog | You Make Me Crazy | Nightmare | Nightmare (Live demo) | Too Cool For School | Tiara | Can You Feel It | Nasty Boys LP 1 CULTURE FACTORY USA ROCK 24.11.2023 CARR, ERIC Rockology: The CD Picture Disc Edition Eric Carr, who took up the rustic orange persona of “The Fox”, was a fan favorite and remained a member of KISS until his death. Carr’s only solo album, Rockology was completed after his death by fellow KISS member Bruce Kulick. This picture disc vinyl KISS Collector’s Edition, designed and mastered along with Loretta Carr (Eric’s sister) was imagined in the style of the original four KISS solo album, and falls in line with them, featuring Eric in his “Fox” makeup and a 12” x 24” poster in the style of the original releases. This Vinyl Look-A-Like Compact Disc edition features a front/back orange CD with LP groove design and record label print on the front, remastered in high res and playable in any CD player. The packaging includes a cardboard jacket, printed inner sleeve insert, poster and OBI sidespine. A must for fans/collectors of KISS. Eyes of Love | Somebody’s Waiting | Heavy Metal Baby | Just Can’t Wait | Mad Dog | You Make Me Crazy | Nightmare | Nightmare (Live demo) | Too Cool For School | Tiara | Can You Feel It | Nasty Boys | Tiara (Long Demo) | Can You Feel It (Alternative version | Eyes Of Love (Accapella) | OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA | Stranger CD 1 CULTURE FACTORY USA ROCK 24.11.2023 DOLPHY, ERIC Iron Man -Black Fr- „Iron Man (aka the Eric Dolphy Record), originally released in 1968, is known as an extraordinarily complex and challenging recording. A jazz multi-instrumentalist who gained prominence in the 1960s, Dolphy extended the vocabulary and boundaries of the alto saxophone and was among the earliest significant jazz flute soloists. Vinyl for the album ALL MUSIC calls “ESSENTIAL” has been long out of print and unavailable. This deluxe package for RSD Black Friday includes an OBI side strip, single album jacket, original album art work, printed inner sleeve, original record labels and specialty color (Marble gold & black) vinyl. Iron Man | Mandrake | Come Sunday | Burning Spear | Ode to Charlie Parker“ LP 1 CULTURE FACTORY JAZZ 24.11.2023 GOO GOO DOLLS Goo Goo Dolls -Black Fr- „Goo Goo Dolls (also known as First Release) is their first studio album, released in 1987. Before the Power Pop hits, this was a PURE RAW PUNK album recorded in their hometown of Buffalo, NY, mixing covers and originals. It has long been has been out of print and unavailable on vinyl. The package includes an OBI side strip, single album jacket, original album art cover, printed inner sleeve, original record labels and red/clear vinyl. Torn Apart | Messed Up | Livin‘ in a Hut | I’m Addicted | Sunshine of Your Love | Hardsores | Hammerin‘ Eggs (The Metal Song) | (Don’t Fear) The Reaper | Beat Me | Scream | Slaughterhouse | Different Light | Come On | Don’t Beat My Ass (With a Baseball Bat)“ LP 1 CULTURE FACTORY PUNK 24.11.2023 LIMP BIZKIT Rock Im Park 2001 -Ltd- „Rock im Park 2001 is a live festival recording from Nuremberg, Germany, and captures a Limp Bizkit festival performance praised as “chaotic, frenzied-high energy.” DJ Lethal functions as the sound designer, shaping their sound on this recording. According to Lethal, „“I try and bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. It’s all different stuff that you haven’t heard before. Format: CD (Vinyl Look-A-Like Compact Disc). This Vinyl Look-A-Like Compact Disc is yellow on both sides with an LP groove and record label design. Remastered in high res, it will play in any CD player. The packaging includes a Gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve insert and an OBI side spine (French Import ediiton).“ CD 1 CULTURE FACTORY METAL/ALTERNATIVE 24.11.2023 LIMP BIZKIT Rock Im Park 2001 -Black Fr- „Rock im Park 2001 is a live festival recording from Nuremberg, Germany, and captures a Limp Bizkit festival performance praised as “chaotic, frenzied-high energy.” DJ Lethal functions as the sound designer, shaping their sound on this recording. According to Lethal, „“I try and bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. It’s all different stuff that you haven’t heard before. This set was released In the UK on CD and DVD while in the US only the DVD was released. It has NEVER been released on vinyl. This deluxe package includes an OBI side strip, single album jacket, two printed inner sleeves, new record labels and two colored vinyl LPs: one blue marbled and one yellow marbled. Hot Dog | Show Me What You Got | Break Stuff | The One | Livin‘ It Up | My Generation | Re-Arranged | Master of Puppets““ | Faith | Full Nelson | My Way | Nookie | I Would For You | Take a Look Around | Rollin‘ (Air Raid Vehicle)“ LP 2 CULTURE FACTORY METAL/ALTERNATIVE 24.11.2023 THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS Bull Of The Woods -Black Fr- The first band to refer to their music as psychedelic, 13th Floor Elevators are known for their innovative use of the electric jug. Bull of the Woods is their third and final studio album, released in 1969, and has long been out of print and unavailable on vinyl. This deluxe package for RSD Black Friday includes an OBI side strip, single album jacket, original album art work, printed inner sleeve, original record labels and specialty color vinyl. Hot Dog | Show Me What You Got | Break Stuff | The One | Livin‘ It Up | My Generation | Re-Arranged | Master of Puppets“ | Faith | Full Nelson | My Way | Nookie | I Would For You | Take a Look Around | Rollin‘ (Air Raid Vehicle) LP 1 CULTURE FACTORY PSYCHEDELIC / ROCK 24.11.2023 DIGITAL UNDERGROUND Body Hat Syndrome -Black Fr- The Body-Hat Syndrome is the third album from the rap group Digital Underground. The album’s second single, an anti-racism cultural awareness politico called „Wussup Wit the Luv,“ features a solo from the Funkadelic guitarist Michael Hampton, as well as a verse and video appearance by Tupac Shakur. This was the last time Shakur appeared on any Digital Underground release. The album also contains „The Humpty Dance Awards,“ the group’s humorous shout-out to the many artists who sampled „The Humpty Dance“ before 1993 (since then the list has grown to more than 50 artists). The Body-Hat Syndrome, originally released on October 5, 1993, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It has only been released as a special Italian vinyl version making this RSD Black Friday the first time it will be released on vinyl globally. A1. The Return Of The Crazy One A2. Doo Woo You yellow LP & comic book LP 2 TOMMY BOY HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 ULTRAVOX Quartet -Black Fr- Quartet was Ultravox’s third album with Midge Ure on vocals, which followed two hugely successful albums, Vienna and Rage In Eden. The previous albums were produced by German producer Conny Plank, for this release they looked to George Martin to take the helm. Featuring four UK Top 40 singles: “Reap The Wild Wind”, “We Came To Dance”, “Visions Inn Blue,” and the silver- awarded “Hymn”. This new 2023 Stereo Mix has been undertaken by renowned musician and producer Steven Wilson, and his instrumental mixes of the album are included here, exclusively with this RSD Black Friday release. LP1: Reap The Wild Wind [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Serenade [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Mine For Life [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Hymn [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Visions In Blue [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/When The Scream Subsides [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/We Came To Dance [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Cut And Run [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/The Song (We Go) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix] LP2: Reap The Wild Wind [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Serenade [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Mine For Life [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Hymn [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Visions In Blue [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/When The Scream Subsides [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/We Came To Dance [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Cut And Run [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/The Song (We Go) [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix] LP 2 CHRYSALIS ROCK 24.11.2023 ULTRAVOX Quartet -Black Fr- Quartet was Ultravox’s third album with Midge Ure on vocals, which followed two hugely successful albums, Vienna and Rage In Eden. The previous albums were produced by German producer Conny Plank, for this release they looked to George Martin to take the helm. Featuring four UK Top 40 singles: “Reap The Wild Wind”, “We Came To Dance”, “Visions Inn Blue,” and the silver- awarded “Hymn”. This new 2023 Stereo Mix has been undertaken by renowned musician and producer Steven Wilson, and his instrumental mixes of the album are included here, exclusively with this RSD Black Friday release. CD1: Reap The Wild Wind [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Serenade [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Mine For Life [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Hymn [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Visions In Blue [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/When The Scream Subsides [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/We Came To Dance [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/Cut And Run [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]/The Song (We Go) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix] CD2: Reap The Wild Wind [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Serenade [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Mine For Life [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Hymn [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Visions In Blue [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/When The Scream Subsides [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/We Came To Dance [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/Cut And Run [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix]/The Song (We Go) [Steven Wilson Instrumental Mix] CD 2 CHRYSALIS ROCK 24.11.2023 WATERBOYS, THE This Is The Sea – Waterboys -Black Fr- The Waterboys breakthrough album This Is The Sea, and the single “The Whole of The Moon”, both from 1985, took the band to a global audience. Taken from the forthcoming 6CD box set of the This Is The Sea album, comes a previously unreleased, faster-paced version of the album’s title track and features Television’s Tom Verlaine on lead guitar. It is backed here with a cover of “The Passenger” a track from another US rock legend, Iggy Pop, which is also previously unreleased and exclusive to this RSD Black Friday 10” release. Side 1. This Is The Sea (fast) Side 2. The Passenger 10″ 1 CHRYSALIS ROCK 24.11.2023 DUNGEN 4 -Coloured/Black Fr- Dungen’s fifth album, 4, is brought back in print for the fan favorite’s fifteenth anniversary. Featuring reinvigorated artwork and including the fourteen minute „Samtidigt (Long Version),“ previously available only as an exclusive tour 12″, the expanded double LP edition arrives on aquamarine vinyl with an etching on the fourth side, in an ultra-limited worldwide run of 3500 copies. SIDE A 1. Sätt Att Se 4:45 – 2. Målerås Finest 2:22 – 3. Det Tar Tid 4:16 – 4. Samtidigt 1 3:15 – 5. Ingenting Är Sig Likt 2:59 SIDE B 6. Fredag 4:20 – 7. Finns Det Någon Möjlighet 3:55 – 8. Mina Damer Och Fasaner 3:43 – 9. Samtidigt 2 4:39 – 10. Bandhagen 3:23 – 11. Samtidigt (Long Version) 14:29 Bonus Disc 1. Samtidigt (12″ Version) LP 2 SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS PSYCHEDELIC 24.11.2023 EARLE, JUSTIN TOWNES Yuma -Black Fr/Coloured- This reissue of Justin Townes Earle’s debut EP, originally banged out over a weekend to sell on tour, has been remastered from the original, high-resolution sources by 5-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer/artist Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Waylon Jennings), cut at 45 RPM by Jeff Powell, and pressed on 180g gold vinyl. This new package features liner notes by JTE’s friend, collaborator, and art director Joshua Black Wilkins, plus full lyrics and a print of a previously unpublished photo of Justin from the EP’s cover shoot. LP 1 BLOODSHOT COUNTRY 24.11.2023 FLESHTONES, THE Stocking Stuffer -Coloured- „From the garage rock gods who brought the world „“Super Rock,““ Stocking Stuffer is the Christmas album for music fans who hate run-of-the mill Christmas music. The Fleshtones just want to rock and they’re not about to let Peace on Earth or Goodwill to Men get in the way. „“Hooray for Santa Claus““ (from the cult classic 1964 b-movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians) kicks off the album and „“Champagne Christmas““ looks back to The Fleshtones‘ classic R&B roots while extolling the virtues of more than a little yuletide bubbly. Stocking Stuffer is festive enough to get you in the holiday mood but rocks hard enough to keep the eggnog flowing through all your rock’n roll sing-a-longs. Out of print since its original 2008 pressing, it’s being reissued on green vinyl for its 15th anniversary! The album is remastered for vinyl by Mike Westbrook of MW Audio and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!“ LP 1 YEP ROC PUNK 24.11.2023 MCPHERSON, JD Warm Covers -Coloured- „In 2014, JD McPherson released The Warm Covers EP on CD and digitally. This EP featured covers of songs by Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Hughes, Nick Lowe and Alabama. A diverse set of songs to say the least. In 2022 McPherson digitally released The Warm Covers Vol. 2 featuring covers of songs by David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Big Al Downing, Broncho, Lou Reed , Art Neville, Naomi Neville and Charles Thompson. For RSD Black Friday, the two Eps are being put together and pressed on red, white and blue swirl vinyl for the one and only time. Red, white & blue swirl vinyl / BLF 23“ LP 1 NEW WEST RECORDS, INC. JAZZ 24.11.2023 MINGUS, CHARLES Incarnations -Black Fr- „The music Charles Mingus and his group (including the legendary Eric Dolphy) recorded during his landmark 1960 sessions for Candid Records—the first in which he was given total creative freedom—produced three of the most revered jazz albums of the era. INCARNATIONS is the fourth great Mingus album to emerge from those historic sessions: a new masterpiece thoughtfully assembled from rare and unreleased material that stands proudly in the Mingus canon of masterworks. Presented in a heavyweight sleeve with period-perfect artwork, liner notes by Pitchfork and Rolling Stone contributor Hank Shteamer, audio restored and remastered by Bernie Grundman, and pressed on 180g vinyl, INCARNATIONS is the Mingus masterpiece nobody knew they were missing. Includes newly discovered, previously unreleased recording remastered and cut by Bernie Grundman.“ LP 1 CANDID JAZZ 24.11.2023 V/A Red Hot & Ra: Nuclear War -Download- „Red Hot & Ra is the first in a series of album tributes to Sun Ra, the great American artist, musician and visionary, with more than 60 minutes of music by Georgia Anne Muldrow, Irreversible Entanglements, Angel Bat Dawid and Malcolm Jiyane Tree-o reinterpreting Sun Ra’s “Nuclear War”, protesting the meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant near Philadelphia, where Ra and the Arkestra lived. 1. Georgia Anne Muldrow, Josef Leimberg Nuke’s Blues (Feat. Josef Leimberg) 2. Angel Bat Dawid Part 1 – The Cosmic Bypass 3. Angel Bat Dawid Part 2 – Nuclear War! 4. Angel Bat Dawid Part 3 – Kiss Yo Ass Goodbye 5. Malcolm Jiyane Tree-o, Grandmaster CAP We’re Not Buying It (Feat. Grandmaster CAP) 6. Irreversible Entanglements Nuclear War“ LP 2 RED HOT JAZZ 24.11.2023 DE LA SOUL 3 Feet High And Rising „3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by hip-hop trio De La Soul, and was released on March 3, 1989. It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. It contains the singles, “Me Myself and I”, “The Magic Number,” “Buddy,” and “Eye Know”. The album title came from the Johnny Cash song “Five Feet High and Rising”. It is listed on both Rolling Stone’s 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul’s uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, “Me, Myself and I.” Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a “hippie” group, based on their declaration of the “D.A.I.S.Y. Age” (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall). Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). 3 Feet High & Rising was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance and general excellence. This special boxset release of De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising includes twelve 7” custom singles pressed on splatter vinyl and housed in custom sleeves, housed in a box that includes a 7” pinup and a double-sided 7” slipmat, and is available first at record stores as part of RSD Black Friday. „ 7″ 12 CHRYSALIS HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 COLOURFIELD, THE Very Best Of „Having left the Fun Boy Three at the end of their 1983 US tour, Terry Hall went straight into forming his next group, The Colourfield. Teaming up with former 2Tone labelmates Toby Lyons and Karl Shale (The Swinging Cats) for the band, The Colourfield launched on legendary UK TV music show The Tube, with their debut single “The Colourfield” in January 1984 and followed up later with their second single “Take”. Their debut album followed in early 1985, which contained the hit single “Thinking of You”, as well as subsequent single “Castles In The Air”. Later in the year they released a couple of non-album singles, “I Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” and “Things Could Be Beautiful” (produced by longtime friend, musician/producer Ian Broudie). By the time of their follow-up album, 1987’s Deception, they had dropped to a duo. Launched with a cover of the Sly & The Stone classic “Running Away” and produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go Go’s, Scritti Politti), the album fared less well and its final single was a cover of the Bobby Hart/Tommy Boyce track “She”, made famous by the Monkees. This RSD Black Friday release collects those singles and others, on 140g Trans Blue vinyl. 1. The Colour Field/2. Take/3. Thinking of You/4. Castles In The Air/5. Pushing Up The Daisies/6. Hammond Song/7. Things Could Be Beautiful/8. I Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby/9. Windmills of Your Mind/10. Running Away/11. She/12. From Dawn To Distraction“ LP 1 CHRYSALIS POP 24.11.2023 JAMAL, AHMAD Emerald City Nights – Live At The Penthouse (1966-1968) Vol. 3 (180-Gram Limited Gatefold Edition) Following the superb initial two volumes, Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse Vol.3, captures spectacular 1966-68 performances by the master pianist’s trio at the Penthouse in Seattle. Also available as a 2-CD set and download.
Package includes reflections by Ahmad Jamal himself, interviews with fellow pianists Les McCann, Emmet Cohen, Monty Alexander, and Joe Alterman, and essays by producer Zev Feldman and journalist Eugene Holley, Jr., among others. The extensive booklet features rare photos by Don Bronstein, Chuck Stewart, and more.
Producer and music sleuth Zev Feldman’s label, Jazz Detective, a division of the newly created Deep Digs Music Group, releases the third and final volume of the Ahmad Jamal sets: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse (1966-68), featuring previously unreleased performances by master pianist Ahmad Jamal.
The 2-LP set will be issued on 180-gram vinyl transferred from the original tapes and mastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman. The music will also be available as a 2-CD set and download. The package has been produced by Feldman and supervised by Ahmad Jamal himself shortly before his passing away in April of 2023. 2LP 2 JAZZDETECTIVE/ELEMENTAL JAZZ 24.11.2023 TJADER, CAL Catch The Groove. Live At The Penthouse 1963-1967 (180-Gram Limited Gatefold Edition) PRODUCER ZEV FELDMAN’S NEW IMPRINT, JAZZ DETECTIVE, LAUNCHES NEVER BEFORE RELEASED CAL TJADER LIVE SETS RECORDED IN THE 1960s AT THE PENTHOUSE JAZZ CLUB IN SEATTLE.
THIS IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE OF PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED LIVE CAL TJADER MUSIC IN NEARLY 20 YEARS!
Transferred from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman, Cal Tjader: Catch The Groove – Live at the Penthouse 1963-1967 is presented as a 180-gram vinyl limited edition 3-LP SET and will also be available as a Deluxe 2-CD set and as a digital download.
Package includes reflections by producer Zev Feldman and jazz writer Greg Casseus, as well as interviews with Poncho Sánchez, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Locke, Gary Burton, Carl Burnett, and Brent Fischer, and a statement by Tjader’s son and daughter Rob and Liz Tjader. The extensive booklet contains previously unpublished photos by Ray Avery and Fred Seligo.
All of the performances heard on this set are previously unreleased. Legendary vibraphone player Tjader is heard with a variety of quintets, backed by pianists Clare Fischer, Lonnie Hewitt and Al Zulaica, bassists Fred Schreiber, Terry Hilliard, Monk Montgomery and Stan Gilbert, drummers Johnny Rae and Carl Burnett, and percussionists Bill Fitch and Armando Peraza.
Taking its name from Feldman’s handle “the Jazz Detective” and reflecting his determined work unearthing hitherto unheard, award-winning treasures, the Jazz Detective label is an imprint of Deep Digs Music Group, a partnership with Spain’s Elemental Music, with which Feldman has enjoyed a long professional relationship. 3LP 3 JAZZDETECTIVE/ELEMENTAL JAZZ 24.11.2023 EVANS, BILL Tales – Live In Copenhagen (1964) Deluxe Set includes overviews by producer Zev Feldman and by Evans authority Marc Myers, as well as new interviews with trio member Chuck Israels and with drummer Larry Bunker’s widow Brandyn Bunker.
Following the release of its companion volume Bill Evans, Treasures: Solo, Trio and Orchestra Recordings from Denmark (1965 1969), Elemental Music is proud to announce an exciting new collection of previously unreleased recordings by jazz piano master Bill Evans, Tales: Live in Copenhagen (1964) a limited 180-gram LP mastered by Bernie Grundman. The album will be also issued on CD. The collection, which compiles music that has gone unheard since its debut on Danish radio, is the eleventh collection of hitherto unheard music by the pianist authorized by the Bill Evans Estate and produced by Zev Feldman, a partner in Elemental and the award winning music archeologist known as “the Jazz Detective.” “It’s been an honor for me to work closely with the Bill Evans Estate over the past 13 years,” explains Feldman in his notes. “This is the 11th release I’ve produced, working together with Bill Evans’s son, Evan Evans. It’s been tremendously exciting to see Bill’s legacy passed along to another generation. His music transcends age. It’s gratifying to see more and more people — both young and old — discovering his music. I’m proud to be a part of that discovery process. Tales: Live in Copenhagen (1964) captures Evans with bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Larry Bunker performing for Danish Radio in performances recorded in Copenhagen at the Radiohuset on August 10th and at TV-City on August 25th 1964. There is also a bonus track, a November 21, 1969 live recording of “’Round Midnight” from Studenterhus Aarhus in Starkladen, Denmark, that wasn’t
included in the Treasures release.” LP 1 JAZZDETECTIVE/ELEMENTAL JAZZ 24.11.2023 BAKER, CHET Chet’s Choice (180-Gram Limited Gatefold Edition) Recorded and released in The Netherlands by Gerry Teekens for his Criss Cross label in 1985, Chet’s Choice marked one of the best studio albums from Chet Baker’s final years. It presents Baker, beautifully captured in Stereo, singing and playing the trumpet in an intimate trio format with guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. This expanded edition presents the full seven tunes from the original album plus three songs that only previously appeared on the CD edition of Chet’s Choice, as well as five amazing never before heard alternate takes. 180-GRAM VIRGIN VINYL – THE COMPLETE ALBUM + 8 BONUS TRACKS, AMONG THEM 5 PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED ALTERNATE TAKES – 2-LP SPECIAL GATEFOLD EDITION 2LP 2 JAZZDETECTIVE/ELEMENTAL JAZZ 24.11.2023 MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND Mannthology (4CD+2DVD Boxset) 50 Jahre Bandhistorie werden mit 4 CDs, 2 DVDs und einem 100-seitigen Buch mit umfassender Biografie und unzähligen Bandfotos gebührend gefeiert. Der heilige Gral für jeden MMEB-Fan! 4CD+2DVD 6 CREATURE MUSIC POP/ROCK 24.11.2023 MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND Mannthology (180g Black 6LP+2DVD Boxset) 50 Jahre Bandhistorie werden mit 6 LPs, 2 DVDs und einem 100-seitigen Buch mit umfassender Biografie und unzähligen Bandfotos gebührend gefeiert. Der heilige Gral für jeden MMEB-Fan! 6LP+2DVD 8 CREATURE MUSIC POP/ROCK 24.11.2023 DI MEOLA, AL With Love (Ltd. Vinyl-Box-Set) Deluxe Vinyl-Box-Set mit 4 Doppel-LPs von Grammy Award-Gewinner und Gitarren-Virtuose Al Di Meola. Mit dabei sein erfolgreiches Live-Album „Elegant Gypsy & More LIVE“, welches hiermit erstmals überhaupt auf Vinyl erscheint. Zusätzlich beinhaltet das Deluxe Vinyl-Box-Set ein Set aus zwei gebrandeten „Al Di Meola“ Guitar Pics. 8LP 8 EARMUSIC JAZZ 24.11.2023 DARKTHRONE Goatlord: Original (Yellow Vinyl) Streng limitiertes Yellow Vinyl des Albums in seiner ursprünglich geplanten, rein instrumentalen Version. ‚Goatlord‘ sollte ursprünglich 1991 als zweites Album der Band erscheinen, wurde aber dann erst 1996 mit Gesang veröffentlicht. Hier ist das Original als gelbes Vinyl! LP 1 PEACEVILLE METAL 24.11.2023 PENTAGRAM Relentless (Green Vinyl) Streng limitiertes Green Vinyl vom 1985er Debütalbum der US-Doom Metal-Legenden! LP 1 PEACEVILLE METAL 24.11.2023 CANDLEMASS Ancient Dreams (35th Anniversary Marble Transparent & Green) Streng limitiertes Marbled Vinyl zum 35. Veröffentlichungsjubiläum des dritten Albums der Band! LP 1 PEACEVILLE METAL 24.11.2023 GORDON, DEXTER & HAMPTON, SLIDE A Day in Copenhagen Streng limitierte Sky Blue Vinyl des Klassikers der Saxophon-Ikone Dexter Gordon und des einflussreichen Jazz-Posaunisten und Komponisten Slide Hampton. Mit Remastering vom Original-Tonband sowie zusätzlichen neuen Liner Notes. LP 1 MPS JAZZ 24.11.2023 BEAST COAST Escape From New York Translucent Orange Colored 2LPErick Arc Elliott, Power Pleasant, Sam Wish und Tyler Dopps legen glatte, federnde Instrumentals im Gegensatz zu Boom Bap auf, und es ist erfrischend und macht Spaß, zu hören, wie die Gruppe ihren Sound erweitert. LP 1 COLUMBIA HIP HOP 24.11.2023 BEATNUTS, THE Intoxicated Demons Die EP ist das erste Extended Play des amerikanischen Hip-Hop-Trios The Beatnuts. Es wurde
1993 von Relativity Records veröffentlicht und ausschließlich von The Beatnuts produziert. Das Projekt bestand aus zwei Singles, „Reign of the Tec“ und „No Equal“, sowie aus elf Cuts und fünf Skits,140 g, red Colored Vinyl LP 1 RELATIVITY HIP HOP 24.11.2023 COHEED AND CAMBRIA Live at The Starland Ballroom Zum ersten Mal auf Vinyl Live at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey am20.08. 2004, pressed on solar flare colored 2LP LP 2 COLUMBIA ROCK 24.11.2023 CYPRESS HILL Black Sunday Remixes 140 g, Black 12″, Anlässlich des 30-jährigen Jubiläums sind jetzt zwei
Fans zwei neue Remixe auf schwarzem 12″-Vinyl erhältlich: „Insane in the Brain“ von dem geschätztenDJ / Produzent Statik Selektah und „Hits From The Bong“, der vom DJ Muggs LP 1 COLUMBIA HIP HOP 24.11.2023 JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS Mindsets 140 g black Vinyl, Mindsets, enthält sechs brandneue Originale sowie Live-Versionen
der Stücke. Das Album erinnert daran, was die Band ausmacht – die perfekte Mischung aus Punk und Rock’n’Roll, die zeitlos wirkt. LP 1 EPIC ROCK 24.11.2023 NAS I Am…The Autobiography 140 g, Black 2LP,
das ein überragendes Klangerlebnis garantiert. Das 2LP-Vinyl-Set ist tadellos verpackt, mit atemberaubendem Artwork, das die Essenz der Platte einfängt. Das Klappcover zeigt seltene Fotos, handgeschriebene Texte und persönliche Anekdoten. LP 2 COLUMBIA HIP HOP 24.11.2023 POLO G Die A Legend Black Ice Colored LP, jetzt zum ersten Mal auf Vinyl erhältlich.Debütalbum von Polo G. Das Album wurde im Juni 2019 veröffentlicht, debütierte in den Top 10 der Billboard Charts und enthält die 8x Platin-Single „Pop Out“ , sowie die 2x Platin-Single „Finer Things“. LP 1 COLUMBIA HIP HOP 24.11.2023 SOULS OF MISCHIEF 93 ’Til Infinity (The Remixes) 140 g black 2LP, Der zeitlose Hip-Hop-Klassiker 93 ‚Til Infinity von Souls of Mischief wurde im Februar 1993 auf JiveRecords veröffentlicht Zur Feier des 30-jährigen Bestehens von 93 ‚Til Infinity sind die klassischen Remixe erstmals auf der 2LP zum ersten Mal überhaupt LP 2 JIVE HIP HOP 24.11.2023 V/A Judgement Night / OST 140 g, rotes Vinyl.l, 30th Anniversary, Soundtracks der eine eklektische Auswahl an bekannten Rock- und Hip-Hop-Künstlern zusammenbrachte. Dieser Re-Release in seiner ganzen Pracht erleben und den rauen, kantigen Sound bewahren, der eine ganzeeiner Ära. LP 1 EPIC HIP HOP 24.11.2023 HAGEN, NINA Nina Hagen Band spec. Red-black coloured LP 45th Anniversary, Booklet, LP 1 LEGACY ROCK 24.11.2023 DEATH Individual Thought Patterns (2023 Remastered) „DEATH, the heavy metal institution founded, realized, and helmed by legendary guitarist Chuck Schuldiner, released the Individual Thought Patterns album (the follow-up to their watershed Human release) in 1993. Expectations were high following Human, but Schuldiner proved once again that he could rise to any occasion. Individual Thought Patterns further honed the forward-thinking and progressive direction birthed with Human and included “The Philosopher,” arguably the best song to ever come from the world of extreme metal and to this date the most widely-recognized. This RSD Black Friday title is a previously unreleased complete album remaster of the original mix of Individual Thought Patterns by Alan Douches at West West Side SIDE 1 1. Overactive Imagination 2. In Human Form 3. Jealousy 4. Trapped In A Corner 5. Nothing Is Everything SIDE 2 1. Mentally Blind 2. Individual Thought Patterns 3. Destiny 4. Out Of Touch 5. The Philosopher“ LP 1 RELAPSE RECORDS METAL 24.11.2023 BLXST Just For Clarity 2 2nd release in the Just for Clarity series. Features 4 tracks and includes an etching on one side – Black Vinyl EP 1 RED BULL RECORDS HIP HOP / RAP 24.11.2023 O. WILLIAMS, WENDY Maggots: The Record Maggots: The Record is the fourth studio album by American rock singer Wendy O. Williams and her band Plasmatics. It is often credited as being the first „Thrash Metal Opera.“ This comes largely because of the album follows the rock opera formula done in a form of thrash metal. Every other track on the album is spoken-word and is used to describe various scenes between songs. On colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday- Lipstick Red LP + Poster LP 1 BFD PUNK 24.11.2023 LEE, AMOS Honeysuckle Switches Amos Lee pays tribute to Lucinda Williams eleven covers of the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter’s most cherished songs – Black Vinyl LP 1 HOAGIEMOUTH RECORDS FOLK 24.11.2023 BLACK ANGELS, THE Levitation Sessions „The Black Angels debut a live set and film spanning their career recorded live at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Never released physically and only streamed for one weekend, this Double LP + DVD is the ultimate live release from the seminal psych rock outfit. „“We decided to return to Carson Creek Ranch’s ‚River Stage‘, the former site of LEVITATION to bring it all back home. The setting lent itself well to the hot and humid Vietnam river delta feel we were trying to capture. In the early days we used to play along with the film “Apocalypse Now” and this brings it back full circle. – THE BLACK ANGELS“ 2-LP+DVD 3 THE REVERBERATION APPRECIATION SOCIETY ROCK 24.11.2023 BURWELL, CARTER Blood Simple – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The debut film for The Coen Brothers and Carter Burwell, who would go on to work together on numerous films including The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men and Fargo. Blood Simple has only been previously released as one side of a shared 12″ LP with an abbreviated score to Raising Arizona on the second side. The score will be expanded to a full album with unreleased tracks and alternate versions and pressed exclusive for RSD on transparent red smoke marble vinyl. COL. LP (TRANSPARENT RED SMOKE MARBLE) 1 CONCORD SOUNDTRACK 24.11.2023 DR. DRE The Chronic (30-Year Anniversary Edition) Dr. Dre’s iconic debut album, The Chronic, was originally released in 1992 and features the hits “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “F*ck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’),” and “Let Me Ride.” 30-Year Anniversary Edition is presented in a special CD longbox package with collectible rolling papers included. Available exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2023. CD (LONGBOX W/ ROLLING PAPERS) 1 AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE RAP 24.11.2023 EVANS, GIL Gil Evans & Ten (Mono Edition) The rare MONO version of Gil Evans’ classic album on Prestige Records, featuring lacquers cut from the original tapes (AAA) by Kevin Gray, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI and housed in a tip-on jacket LP 1 CONCORD JAZZ 24.11.2023 GOV´T MULE Time Of The Signs „Originally released on the Deluxe Edition CD of their 2023 album Peace…Like A River, the Time Of The Signs EP is now available for the first time on vinyl. This LP is pressed on 180g vinyl with a collectible poster included, at record stores as part of RSD Black Friday 2023. SIDE A: 1. Stumblebum (6:08) – 2. Under The Tent (5:25) – 3. Blue, Blue Wind (6:49) SIDE B: 4. Time Stands Still (5:17) – 5. The River Only Flows One Way (7:21)“ LP 1 CONCORD ROCK 24.11.2023 HAMILTON, CHICO The Master 50th anniversary edition of Chico Hamilton’s latin soul jazz classic recorded for Stax with backing from Lowell George and Little Feat. Remastered and lacquers cut by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl and pressed on 180-gram Purple Marble vinyl and housed in a tip-on jacket. COL. LP (PURPLE MARBLE) 1 CONCORD LATIN SOUL JAZZ 24.11.2023 JONES, NORAH Playing Along Norah Jones is a multiple Grammy-winning singer and pianist who loves playing music with people, so she started her own podcast to do just that. On each episode of Playing Around, she sits down with a different guest for impromptu musical collaborations and candid conversation. Her guests come from all walks of life and every musical style, and you never know where the songs will take them. Music from her podcast is now available for the first time on Sea Blue vinyl exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2023. COL. LP (SEA BLUE) 1 BLUE NOTE POP / JAZZ 24.11.2023 POST MALONE The Diamond Collection The Diamond Collection is the first compilation album by American rapper and singer Post Malone. It was released digital April 21, 2023. The album features guest appearances from Quavo, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, Swae Lee, Young Thug, Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott, Doja Cat, and The Weeknd as well as production from Malone himself, Rex Kudo, Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, Louis Bell, Illangelo, Tank God, Carter Lang, & Andrew Watt. The album was released to celebrate Malone becoming the artist with the most diamond-certified singles by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It contains all the singles that were certified diamond from his first three studio albums. First time on vinyl! col. LP (clear) 1 REPUBLIC HIP HOP / POP 24.11.2023 MURPHY, JOHN The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special (Original Soundtrack) The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special is the soundtrack to the television special released on Disney+ in November 2022. The album features an original score composed by John Murphy, plus two songs performed by Old 97’s and Kevin Bacon. Available for the first time on vinyl, this color splatter LP is being released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2023. COL. SPLATTER LP 1 DISNEY / HOLLYWOOD SOUNDTRACK 24.11.2023 V/A Jazz Dispensary: At The Movies The cratediggers of Jazz Dispensary have been set loose on an archive of classic midnight movies, and they’ve brought back a treasure trove of jams with them. Lay back on the couch, grab a giant tub of popcorn, and surrender to a marathon of grooves from Melvin Van Peebles, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, and many more legends who graced the silver screen with irresistibly funky melodies. COL. 1LP (MARBLE) 1 CONCORD JAZZ 24.11.2023 V/A Written In Their Soul– The Hits: The Stax Songwriter Demos Highlights from the critically acclaimed boxset Written In Their Soul – The Hits: The Stax Songwriter Demos released in June 2023. Featuring thirteen original demos of hit singles such as “6345789 (Soulsville, USA),” “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me),” “Woman To Woman,” and “Respect Yourself.” Pressed on orange vinyl for RSD Black Friday 2023. COL. 1LP (ORANGE CRUSH) 1 SOUL 24.11.2023 V/A Asteroid City (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) The soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s latest film Asteroid City features “You Can’t Wake Up If You Don’t Fall Asleep” by Jarvis Cocker and “Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven)” by the Asteroid City Cast with six original score tracks by Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat. Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. Limited Edition Orange 2 LP set available exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2023. COL. 2LP (ORANGE) 2 ABKCO SOUNDTRACK 24.11.2023 WAYNE, LIL I Am Music “I Am Music” is the first greatest hits album by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was released by Young Money Entertainment and Republic Records on March 31, 2023. First time on vinyl! col. LP (ruby) 1 REPUBLIC HIP HOP / RAP 24.11.2023 GRATEFUL DEAD Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 3/2/1969 The fourth night of the famed Fillmore West run that produced the bulk of Live/Dead is an exceptional example, going back more than 54 years, of why you never miss a Sunday show. Opening (!!) with what would later be known as the Live/Dead suite, 3/2/69 demonstrates the Dead had not only not run out of steam after three magnificent shows, in many ways they surpassed the previous nights‘ wildly powerful music. When your first set is the entire Live/Dead suite, what do you for a second set? Simple! You play for more than an hour and half, making sure everyone went home way too late, but unimaginably happy. After the first set’s Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight, the second set puts so much icing on the cake that it almost becomes a cake made of nothing but frosting: That’s It For The Other One, Morning Dew, Alligator>Caution, and so much more. We’re thrilled to be completing the quartet of what is widely considered one of the greatest runs in Grateful Dead history, mixed from the 16-track master tapes by Jeffrey Norman, and mastered by Jeffrey along with tape restoration by Plangent Processes. 5-LP with 10th side etching, 180-gram vinyl, two-piece telescope box. 5LP 5 GRATEFUL ROCK 24.11.2023 LITTLE FEAT Live at Manchester Free Trade Hall 1977 Originally released as a part of the Waiting for Columbus (Super Deluxe Edition), this is the first official vinyl release of this complete live show recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall on July 29, 1977. This 3LP set finds the band’s classic lineup of Lowell George (Guitar, Vocals), Paul Barrere (Guitar, Vocals), Kenny Gradney (Bass), Richie Hayward (Drums, Vocals) Sam Clayton (Percussion, Vocals), and Bill Payne (Keyboards) rolling right through the night in a state of bliss. Featuring material from their classic run of 70’s albums, this live show is an essential addition to any Little Feat collection. 180-gram black vinyl. 3LP 3 DEAD/RHINO ROCK 24.11.2023 DOORS, THE Live from Bakersfield Recorded June 5, 1970
• First official release
• Includes the song “Someday Soon” that was
only performed live
• 2-LP set
1. Intro/Adolf Hitler (Poem)
2. Roadhouse Blues
3. Someday Soon/Harvest Moon
4. Mystery Train/Train Coming Round The Bend
5. Break On Through
6. Five To One
7. Backdoor Man/Willie Dixon
8. The End
9. When The Music’s Over 2LP 2 RHINO ROCK 24.11.2023 DOORS, THE Live from Bakersfield (2CD) „The Doors Live in Bakersfield is one of the more unique shows from The Doors during a tumultuous 1970 when Jim Morrison was on trial on trumped-up charges in Miami. The band had been playing together live for five years, and were tight enough to be able to veer into the unknown. That’s what they opted for in this California agriculture town on a hot summer night. Featuring improvisations and medleys of The Doors many beloved hits from across their albums, Live in Bakersfield is a shamanic adventure for all who listen. Recorded August 21, 1970. Recorded June 5, 1970 • First official release • Includes the song “Someday Soon” that was only performed live 1. Intro/Adolf Hitler (Poem) 2. Roadhouse Blues 3. Someday Soon/Harvest Moon 4. Mystery Train/Train Coming Round The Bend 5. Break On Through 6. Five To One 7. Backdoor Man/Willie Dixon 8. The End 9. When The Music’s Over“ CD 1 RHINO / ELEKTRA ROCK 24.11.2023 MITCHELL, JONI Court and Spark Demos Court and Spark is Joni Mitchell’s most commercially successful album of her career. This LP features the never-before-heard demos from the iconic album, including „Help Me“ and „Raised On Robbery.“ 180gram black vinyl. LP 1 RHINO / ELEKTRA POP 24.11.2023 WAR World Is A Ghetto (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) The World is a Ghetto was WAR’s 1973 funk/R&B/latin fusion jam, which became the top selling record in America that year. It features „Cisco Kid“ inspired by the popular mid-century TV show, The title Track, „The World Is A Ghetto“ which has been sampled in more than 31 hip hop songs, including tracks by Geto Boys, Ice T-, and A$AP Mob, instrumental jam „City, Country, City,“ Four Cornered Room, Beetles In The Bog, and Where Was You At. This release features the progressions of the two key tracks (Cisco Kid and The World Is A Ghetto), and alternate takes/reimaginings of the remaining tracks 5LP 5 RHINO R&B / SOUL 24.11.2023 NELSON, WILLIE Shotgun Willie (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) • 2nd LP contains all of the session outtakes, included in the 2006 4CD box set The Complete Atlantic Sessions.
• 180g color 1LP released by VMP in 2021 in their VMP Country store
• We can secure Willie’s participation via socials
• Willie’s other Atlantic album, Phases & Stages, is being released on crystal clear vinyl in September as part of ATL75
The new 5-part Willie doc series just premiered at Sundance and got rave reviews. It’s currently out for sale but should have a home and air in 2023. 2LP COUNTRY 24.11.2023 FLAMING LIPS, THE Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots – Live at the Paradise Lounge, Boston Oct. 27, 2002 „Three months after the release of their classic album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, the Flaming Lips played a small show at The Paradise Lounge in Boston for the local alternative radio station WBOS. The small crowd of competition winners and invited fans were treated to a 40 minute set that included “Do You Realize??” and “Fight Test”, plus covers of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam” and Beck’s “The Golden Age”. One feature of this show were the song intros by Wayne Coyne. This is the first release on vinyl and it’s on limited edition pink! 1LP – 140g Pink Vinyl 4/c Labels Single Pocket Standard Jacket Shrinkwrap Marketing Sticker“ LP 1 ROCK 24.11.2023 BEAT, THE I Just Can’t Stop It [Expanded} Original album + live. 2 x 140g Crystal Clear / 2 x Printed Inner Sleeves / Gatefold LP Jacket / RSD Sticker 2LP 2 WARNER RECORDS 24.11.2023 SIA Everyday Is Christmas (Snowman EP) „Everyday Is Christmas (Snowman EP) features the sensation, “Snowman,” plus an additional five original holiday songs, including “Pin Drop” and “3 Minutes ‘Til New Years”, available on vinyl for the first time. Pressed exclusively for RSD Black Friday on red and white splatter vinyl. A1. SANTA VISITS EVERYONE [3:08] (Sia Furler, J. Shatkin) A2. SING FOR MY LIFE [3:44] (Sia Furler, G. Kurstin) A3. SNOWMAN [2:45] (Sia Furler, G. Kurstin) B1. MY OLD SANTA CLAUS [3:24] (Sia Furler, G. Kurstin) B2. PIN DROP [3:59] (Sia Furler, J. Shatkin) B3. 3 MINUTES ‘TILL NEW YEARS [3:40] (Sia Furler, J. Shatkin, E. Serna)“ LP 1 RHINO POP 24.11.2023 LOS LOBOS Kiko (30th Anniversary Edition) With the exception of the La Bamba soundtrack, Kiko sold more than any other album in Los Lobos’ 45+ year career. It hasn’t been reissued on vinyl for ten years, and this RSD Black Friday release sees the album cut to lacquer by Dave McNair and sequenced over 2 discs for improved fidelity. It also includes a third LP of previously unreleased demos. 3LP 3 MONKEY PUZZLE/ATLANTIC POP 24.11.2023 FACES Had Me A Real Good Time…With Faces! Live In Session at the BBC 1971-1973 „A new double LP Faces title featuring a previously-unreleased performance from John Peel’s Sunday Concert. The show, recorded on May 13, 1971 and broadcast May 23, featured the classic Faces lineup of Rod Stewart on vocals, Ron Wood on guitar/vocals, Ronnie Lane and bass/vocals, Ian McLagan on keyboards/ vocals and Kenney Jones on drums. Tracks 1-4 from Sounds Of The Seventies, recorded April 20, 1970, broadcast May 3, 1971 Exclusive stereo versions Side 1 1. HAD ME A REAL GOOD TIME (BBC Stereo Session) [5:04] (Rod Stewart/Ronnie Lane/Ron Wood) 2. LOVE IN VAIN (BBC Stereo Session) [6:50] (Robert Johnson) 3. OH LORD I’M BROWNED OFF (BBC Stereo Session) [4:32] (Kenney Jones/Ronnie Lane/Ian McLagan/Ron Wood) 4. MAYBE I’M AMAZED (BBC Stereo Session) [5:13] (Paul McCartney) Side 2 1. IT’S ALL OVER NOW (BBC Live Version) [5:32] (Bobby Womack/Shirley Jean Womack) From John Peel’s Sunday Concert, recorded May 13, 1971, broadcast May 23, 1971 2. TOO MUCH WOMAN (FOR A HENPECKED MAN)/STREET FIGHTING MAN (BBC Live Version) [6:41] (Ike Turner)/(Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) From Sounds For Saturday: The Music Of The Faces (BBC TV), recorded October 26, 1971, broadcast April 1, 1972 3. TWISTIN’ THE NIGHT AWAY (BBC Live Version) [4:58] (Sam Cooke) From In Concert, recorded March 29, 1973, broadcast April 21, 1973 4. (I KNOW) I’M LOSING YOU (BBC Live Version) [6:27] (Norman Whitfield/Cornelius Grant/Eddie Holland)“ LP 1 RHINO/CUSTOM PRODUCTS ROCK 24.11.2023 BECK, JEFF Tribute ATCO/Rhino honors the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s immeasurable legacy with an EP of three songs making their debut on vinyl. Tribute includes “Midnight Walker Lament,” which combines the instrumental “Midnight Walker” from 18 (Beck’s 2022 album with Johnny Depp) with a spoken word poem by Imelda May, a live version of “Elegy For Dunkirk,” featuring Jeff and singer Olivia Safe, and a blistering live version of “Going Down,” recorded in Paris with Beck backed by bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph, vocalist Jimmy Hall, and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. LP 1 RHINO ROCK 24.11.2023 LINKIN PARK Lost Demos „Lost Demos by Linkin Park is a 14-track compilation of fully realized songs and works in progress that were recorded before and during the sessions for their landmark second album Meteora. Lost Demos was included on CD in the limited edition Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe Box Set. It has never been released on vinyl. Although the release title includes the word ‘demos’, the first three tracks are songs that were completed during the Meteora recording sessions but were not included on the final album. “Lost” was released to promote the Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition and became a hugely successful single globally. Fan favorites “Fighting Myself” and “More The Victim” round out the trifecta of unearthed studio treasures. Both make their vinyl debut along with “Lost” on this compilation. Pressed on Translucent Sea Blue vinyl as a limited edition RSD Black Friday exclusive.“ LP 1 WARNER RECORDS ROCK 24.11.2023 SKID ROW B-Side Ourselves (Yellow & Black Marble) [BF23 EX] Limited Edition reissue of SKID ROW’s 1992 covers EP A Out of print for 30 years, B-SIDE OURSELVES hit #58 on the Billboard Top 200 and is certified GOLD. On Yellow & Black Marble Vinyl. Features Skid Row’s classic line up covering “Psycho Therapy”(The Ramones), “C’mon and Love Me” (KISS), “Delivering The Goods” (Judas Priest), “What You’re Doing” (RUSH) & “Little Wing” (Jimi Hendrix). LP 1 RHINO HARD ROCK 24.11.2023 SPLINTER The Place I Love (2022 Remaster) [BF23 EX] Remastered and pressed on transparent clear vinyl with reproduced gatefold artwork and an OBI strip. Comprised of duo Bill Elliot and Bobby Purvis, SPLINTER’s blend of folk, pop, and rock were introduced to Dark Horse
Records founder George Harrison in 1973. Harrison was quick to spot their potential and made them one of the first signings to his new label. The band’s debut album The Place I Love was produced by Harrison and features extensive guitar work by the legendary musician, as well as contributions from Billy Preston, Jim Keltner, and Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) and Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth and “Dream Weaver.”). One of the earliest recordings to be made at Harrison’s. FPSHOT studio in his Friar Park home, this critically acclaimed album was the first to be released on Dark Horse Records and charted on the Billboard 100. Billboard highlighted the band’s “strong harmony vocals,” whilst Melody Maker called the album an “outstanding debut.” Includes the hit single “Costafine Town,” along with the singles “Drink All Day (Got to Find Your Own Way Home)” and “China Light.” This remastered classic is now available on vinyl for the first time since its 1974 release. LP 1 BMG POP 24.11.2023 BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS What The Hell Happened To Blood, Sweat & Tears? OST [BF23 EX] Music from the documentary by John Scheinfeld (Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everyone Talking About Him), The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Herb Alpert Is…). First time on vinyl for live recordings from 1970 recorded in Yugoslavia, Romania, and Poland. Their self-titled second album yielded three Top 5 singles (“You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “And When I Die,” and “Spinning Wheel”), spent seven weeks at #1, was certified quadruple Platinum, and won a Grammy® for Album of the Year.
In 1970, Blood, Sweat & Tears were arguably the hottest band in America. heir second album, the eponymously titled Blood, Sweat & Tears had recently spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Album charts, spawning three Top 5 Gold singles (“You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel” and “And When I Die”). The album had been nominated for four Grammy® awards, ultimately winning two, including Album of the Year over The Beatles’ Abbey Road , and sales passed the 4 million mark domestically. The band was touring to sold-out audiences around the world and had just completed their third album in the studio—what could possibly go wrong? Enter the U.S. State Department and Richard Milhous Nixon . . .
Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the 2-LP vinyl release of the soundtrack to the acclaimed documentary What The Hell Happened To Blood, Sweat & Tears? A political thriller with a classic rock band at the heart of the action, this story has been suppressed for over 50 years! 2LP 2 DARK HORSE/BMG ROCK 24.11.2023 SHANKAR, RAVI & KHAN, ALI AKBAR In Concert 1972 (2023 Remaster) [BF23 EX] In Concert 1972 is a double live album by sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and sarodiya Ali Akbar Khan, which was produced by George Harrison, Zakir Hussain and Phil McDonald. It is a noted example of the two Hindustani classical musicians’ celebrated duet style of playing, with accompaniment from tabla player Alla Rakha.
Following Shankar’s death in December 2012, David Fricke of Rolling Stone included In Concert 1972 as one his recommended recordings by the sitarist, writing: “This wonderful recording comes from a show at New York’s Philharmonic Hall with a dream team: Ali Akbar Khan on sarod and Alla Rakha on tabla. One of the three pieces, “Raga – Manj Khamaj,” totals almost an hour, enabling you to get much closer than on most Shankar albums of the period, to the natural extension and patient exploration of an Indian classical-music evening.” Originally the final Shankar-related release on the Beatles’ Apple label, it is reissued here as a limited Record Store Day Black Friday release by Dark Horse Records, which was started by George Harrison in 1974. 2LP 2 OMNIVORE WELTMUSIK 24.11.2023 RUSSELL, LEON Hank Wilson, Vol. II (BF23 EX) Dark Horse Records is proud to reissue LEON RUSSELL’s 1984 album Hank Wilson Vol. II on limited Red Vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday. The album notably features a duet with Willie Nelson on the country standard “Wabash Cannonball,” plus takes on classics by Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, and Don Gibson. Russell was born in Oklahoma, had a home in Tulsa, and grew up around country and blues music. After making successful rock albums, touring, and releasing the concert album Leon Live, he returned to his roots under the name of a fictional musical personality: Hank Wilson. His second outing under this assumed name, Hank Wilson, Vol. II, was self-produced in 1981 at Leon’s Paradise Studios in Burbank, California. LP 1 BMG/DARK HORSE COUNTRY 24.11.2023 MÖTLEY CRÜE Too Young To Fall [BF23 EX] Special EP release for Year Of The Devil – 40th Anniversary Celebration of MOTLEY CRUE’s genre-defining 2nd album, SHOUT AT THE DEVIL. Originally issued in 1983 has been out of print for 40 years. Limited Edition 12” Orange & Black Marble Vinyl. Includes rare remix of “Too Young To Fall In Love” and “Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid” from Shout At The Devil, plus “Take Me To The Top” from their debut, Too Fast For Love. 12″ 1 BMG/DARK HORSE METAL 24.11.2023 PERRY, LEE „SCRATCH“ & RICHARDS, KEITH Scratch’d (BF23 EX) KEITH’s guitar parts for “Heavy Voodoo” and its dubplate companion “Who Dares Dub’ were recorded in New York City sessions for the 2008 LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY album, Scratch Came, Scratch Saw, Scratch Conquered. Shortly after Keith’s contribution were laid down, Scratch set to work at his home in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, jamming live on mic alongside Keith’s new guitar parts. Lee’s Swiss-mountain lair was not strictly for recording, but the combination art studio, shrine and junk yard with its view of a valley and up into the snow-capped Alpine peaks, added its own influence to the recordings. Captured on portable recording gear with Lee using his special sacred jewel-encrusted Shure microphone, the Voodoo was indeed Heavy that day. A year later, Keith was back in the same New York studio to record parts for “Books Of Moses,” for what would become Scratch’s Grammy-nominated 2010 album, Revelation. This time Keith stripped out the original track and replaced everything except the drums and organ with multiple instrumental takes of his own: bass guitar, Wurlitzer organ, acoustic piano, big drum boom and his inimitable RnB guitar riffs. Once again, vocals wizardry was added in Switzerland, in another Transcontinental collaboration. Scratch and Keith finally got together in person in 2013 when Keith invited Scratch to New York to mix Keith’s cover of the Gregory Isaacs gem”Love Overdue.” It would be the final pairing of these two musical minds, but their small body of work was infused with magic, history, mystery, and prophecy all at once. SCRATCH’D, the Record Story Day Exclusive vinyl EP, includes the original vocal versions, “Books Of Moses” and “Heavy Voodoo,” plus new instrumental cuts, “Moses Books” (Dub Mix) and ‘Who Dares” (Dub Mix), which feature Keith’s guitar on the frontline. LP 1 BMG REGGAE 24.11.2023 PRINCE AND THE NPG Get Off „Exclusive RSD Black Friday 12″“ Vinyl of Get Off („“Damn Near 10 Minutes““ Re-Release of the original one-sided promo 12″“ (B-Side „“blank““) that Prince serviced direct to Club and Radio DJs on his 33rd Birthday (June 7, 1991) Only 1.500 copies of the original Promo were created. The response to the track was so strong that an edited version was added to the „“Diamonds and Paerls““ album. „ LP 1 WARNER RECORDS POP 24.11.2023 ALL TIME LOW Alive at Wembley „All Time Low live at Wembley Stadium, on Tangerine and Lemon Opaque Galaxy vinyl. SIDE A: PMA, Let It Roll, Tell Me I’m Alive, Modern Love (Stella), Once In A Lifetime, Calm Down SIDE B: Life of the Party, Dirty Laundry, Do You Want Me, Dark Side of Your Room, Sleepwalking, Monsters“ LP 1 FUELED BY RAMEN ROCK 24.11.2023 TURNSTILE x BADBADNOTGOOD New Heart Designs EP The EP contains Remixes (with BADBADNOTGOOD) of three songs („Mystery“, „Alien Love Call“, „Underwater Boi“) from the Turnstile’s 2021 Album „Glow on“ 12″ 1 ROADRUNNER RECORDS METAL 24.11.2023 DISSECTION The Somberlain Exklusive Wiederveröffentlichung von ‚The Somberlain‘, dem klassischen Debütalbum der schwedischen Melodic Black/Death Metal Band Dissection, zum Black Friday 2023. Streng limitierte ‚Gold Colored 2LP im Pop-Up Gatefold‘ ein absolutes Muss für Sammler! 2LP 2 SOUND POLLUTION / BLACK LODGE RECORDS METAL 24.11.2023 IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC Reptile Brain Music Exklusive Wiederveröffentlichung des 3. Imperial State Electric Albums ‚Reptile Brain Music‘ zum Black Friday 2023. Streng limitierte Orange Colored Vinyl! Empfehlung geht raus an alle Rock N Roll-, Power-Pop-, Hellacopters- und Beatles-Fans! LP 1 SOUND POLLUTION / PSYCHOUT RECORDS ROCK 24.11.2023 ENTOMBED Uprising Exklusive Wiederveröffentlichung des sechsten Entombed Longplayers ‚Uprising‘ zum Black Friday 2023. Streng limitierte ‚Ink-Spot (Black/White)‘ Vinyl des Entombed-Klassikers – ein Muss für Sammler! LP 1 SOUND POLLUTION / THREEMAN RECORDINGS METAL 24.11.2023 U2 Under A Blood Red Sky In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Under A Blood Red Sky (1983), the 2023 Record Store Day Black Friday sees the newly remastered release of the band’s iconic live album on limited edition red vinyl. Consisting of live recordings from three shows on the band’s War Tour in 1983, the album helped to cement U2’s reputation globally as one of the greatest live acts of all time. Featuring legendary live versions of ‚Gloria‘, ‚I Will Follow‘, and ‚Sunday Bloody Sunday‘, the album remains faithful to the original track list, but is newly remastered at the renowned studio Bernie Grundman Mastering. col. 12″EP (red) 1 ISLAND ROCK 24.11.2023 GOODIE MOB Soul Food (RSD BF23) SOUL FOOD erscheint zum RSD Black Friday in einer klaren, orange-schwarz gesprenkelten Pressung in einem Gatefold-Jacket mit farbigem OBI-Streifen. Vor „Crazy“ mit Gnarls Barkley war CeeLo Green ein wichtiges Mitglied von Goodie Mob. Das 1995 erschienene Album „Soul Food“ trug dazu bei, den Südstaaten-Hip-Hop auf die Landkarte zu bringen – bis hin zu dem Moment, als der Begriff „Dirty South“ zum ersten Mal verwendet wurde. Die Beiträge von Big Boi und Andre 300 von OutKast machen Soul Food zu einem wahren Juwel des Südstaaten-Hip-Hop. Dieser Südstaaten-Klassiker wird jetzt in einer einzigartigen farbigen Vinylauflage nur für den RSD Black Friday präsentiert. LP 2 GET ON DOWN HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 SPICE 1 187 He Wrote (RSD BF23) 187 HE WROTE erscheint zum RSD Black Friday in einer rauchroten Doppel-Vinyl-Pressung in einem Gatefold-Jacket mit einem farbigen OBI-Streifen Der Bay-Area-Rapper Spice 1 sorgte für Furore, als er im September ’93 sein zweites Album veröffentlichte. 187 He Wrote erreichte die Nummer 10 der Billboard Top 200 und setzte sich an die Spitze der Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Charts. Das RIAA-zertifizierte Gold-Album wird nun zum RSD Black Friday zum ersten Mal seit Jahrzehnten wieder auf Vinyl veröffentlicht. LP 2 GET ON DOWN HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 SCHOOLLY-D Schoolly-D (RSD BF23) Für den Black Friday ist SCHOOLLY D in einer gelben und schwarzen Mischpressung mit einem vollfarbigen OBI-Streifen erhältlich. Get On Down präsentiert ein besonderes Old-School-Schmankerl für den RSD Black Friday – Schoolly Ds Debüt aus dem Jahr 1985, das zuerst auf seinem eigenen Imprint (und fünf Jahre später auf Jive) erschien und von Schoolly D und DJ Code Money produziert wurde. Das Cover zeigt natürlich Schoolly’s eigenes handgezeichnetes Artwork und das Album enthält zwei der herausragenden Songs seiner Karriere – „Gucci Time“ und „P.S.K.“. Finde heraus, warum Schoolly und insbesondere diese Veröffentlichung einen großen Einfluss auf Public Enemy, Ice-T, die Beastie Boys und andere hatten. Ziehen Sie Ihre Filas an und legen Sie los mit Schoolly D – präsentiert zum RSD Black Friday in einer exklusiven gelb-schwarzen Vinyl-Pressung. LP 1 GET ON DOWN HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 THREE 6 MAFIA Da Unbreakables (RSD BF23) Präsentiert für den RSD Black Friday als Doppel-LP in einer Electric Smoke Colored Vinyl-Pressung in einem Deluxe Gatefold Jacket mit einem vollfarbigen OBI-Streifen Das vielleicht größte Ding, das seit den glorreichen Tagen von Stax Records aus Memphis kam, erreichte Three 6 Mafia’s 6. Jetzt wieder auf Vinyl für RSD Black Friday in einer limitierten und nie wieder zu wiederholenden farbigen Vinyl-Pressung. LP 2 GET ON DOWN HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 MADLIB Before The Verdict (RSD BF23) Before The Verdict erscheint zum RSD Black Friday 2023 in einer goldenen Vinyl-Pressung 2010 startete Madlib die Madlib Medicine Show Series – ein ehrgeiziges Unterfangen, bei dem der produktive Produzent jeden Monat einen neuen Titel veröffentlichte, der ihn bis 2011 beschäftigte. Die Serie debütierte mit Before The Verdict with Guilty Simpson, einem siebzehn Tracks umfassenden Rap-Album mit dem Detroiter MC. Die Veröffentlichung war nicht nur das Debüt von Madlibs Medicine Show Series, sondern diente auch als Auftakt zu Guilty Simpsons OJ Simpson-Album, seiner Zusammenarbeit mit Madlib, die später im selben Jahr erschien. Before The Verdict, ein Action-Adventure-Psychothriller in Form eines abendfüllenden Rap-Albums, ist zum RSD Black Friday 2023 wieder auf Vinyl erhältlich. LP 2 GET ON DOWN HIP-HOP 24.11.2023 RODRIGO, OLIVIA GUTS: the secret tracks GUTS: the secret tracks include the four hidden tracks originally found on the d2c exclusives G, U, T, S vinyl. The release is pressed on limited edition opaque deep purple vinyl and is etched with a butterfly on “side b”. Pressed exclusively at Third Man Pressing. col. LP (opaque deep purple) 1 GEFFEN RECORDS POP 24.11.2023 MCCANN, LES Never A Dull Moment! – Live From Coast to Coast (1966-1967) „• Limited-edition 180-gm 3LP gatefold set is mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM at Le Vinylist • Record Store Day Black Friday First release • Meticulous high-resolution transfer and sound restoration from the original tape reels • Massive booklet with many rare and previously unpublished photos by Lee Tanner, Jean-Pierre Leloir, Christian Rose and Les McCann himself • Quotes and statements from Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Bonnie Raitt, Monty Alexander, Roger Kellaway, Emmet Cohen, Nathan East and more! • Recorded at the Penthouse in Seattle, WA January 27, 1966 and February 3 & 10, 1966“ LP 3 RESONANCE JAZZ 24.11.2023 MONTGOMERY, WES / WYNTON KELLY TRIO Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings „• Limited-edition 180-gm 3LP gatefold set is mastered with meticulous sound restoration by Matthew Lutthans and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM at Le Vinylist • Record Store Day Black Friday First release • Massive booklet with previously unpublished photos taken at the Half Note by Raymond Ross • Interviews with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern, Marcus Miller and more! • Celebrating Wes Montgomery’s Centannial in 2023 (born March 6, 1923)“ LP 3 RESONANCE JAZZ 24.11.2023 BEACH BOYS The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album features seven holiday classics and five original tracks, including “Little Saint Nick” and “The Man With All The Toys.” Available on exclusive green vinyl for RSD Black Friday 2023 col. 1LP (green) 1 CAPITOL CHRISTMAS 24.11.2023 PLEXUS SOLAIRE 2123 „Eine französischsprachige Band in und aus Österreich ist unleugbar ein Exotikum. Punkt. Aber wo es vor deutsch- und englischsprachigen Bands nur so wimmelt, ist gerade dies ein Alleinstellungsmerkmal. Plexus Solaire setzen zudem auf: Qualität, Qualität, Qualität. Beim Songwriting, in der Interpretation, auf der Bühne. Und im Studio. Das Album «2123» weiß davon ein Lied zu singen. Nein: zehn Lieder. Süffige, charmante, melodienpralle Songs, die sich direkt in das Sonnengeflecht bohren. Den Solar Plexus. Ein – so Wikipedia – «autonomes Geflecht sympathischer und parasympathischer Nervenfasern, das die Funktion der inneren Organe reguliert». Der Bandname kommt nicht von ungefähr. Bei Plexus Solaire wird die Binsenweisheit von Musik als grenz- und kulturüberschreitende Sprache zur Realität. Egal, ob in bretonischen Kneipen, Londoner Pubs, Münchner Clubs oder Wiener Hochkulturhäusern – die Menschen lauschen, singen oder tanzen zu Songs, deren Worte ihnen wohl im ersten Moment fremd sind, deren Inhalte und Subtexte sie aber mit instinktiver Sicherheit erfühlen. Es sind diesmal die Phantasien von Vincent Wohinz und bei Noir mit Emanuel Rudas, die die Beiden konträren Frontmänner Alexandre Fedorenko und Vincent Wohinz, des französisch-österreichischen Trios (plus Gastmusikern) mit ordentlichem Hauptwohnsitz Wien umsetzen. Unterschiedlicher könnte der Zugang der beiden Sänger, Songwriter und Gitarristen nicht sein: Fedorenko, der westfranzösische Weltenbummler mit maritimer Erfahrung, dessen Anekdoten Bände füllen könnten; und Wohinz, ein studierter Philosoph aus einer bilingualen Künstlerfamilie, dessen Texte oft das Innerste, so zuvor oft Ungesagte verbalisieren. Dazu gesellt sich Jürgen Bauer am Schlagzeug. Er gibt der Musik ein Fundament eine rhythmische Struktur. Der Tiroler Künstler, Grafiker und Musiker, zeichnet sich zudem auch verantwortlich für das Design aller Plexus Solaire Veröffentlichungen. Die Bandchemie muss Spurenelemente von gutem französischen Rotwein in sich tragen. Und wurden nun erstmals mit Vinyl abgeschmeckt. C’est magnifique! Plexus Solaire sind eine Band, die sich immer wieder neu erfindet. Und doch konstant und nachhaltig ihren Fan-Kern adressiert. Französisch als Sprache ist kein exklusives Merkmal mehr. Die Songs wurden diesmal gemeinsam mit Max Perner produziert, einem Mann, der auch schon mit Garish, Clara Luzia und Thees Ulmann gearbeitet hat. Und dann findet sich plötzlich auch eine Ukulele im Soundbild und ein vorwitziges Pfeifen. Vincent Wohinz Gesang, seine behutsame Annäherung an Perfektion, die pointierten Rhythmen, das Magische an Jürgen Bauers Drums, Alex Fedorenkos sanfte und manchmal kreischende Gitarren und Peters Strutzenbergers optimal eingesetzter Bass liefern den Klang einer großen menschlichen Geschichte. Der Band haftet – bei aller Frische ihres Sounds – etwas Konservatives an, im besten Sinne: da schwingen die Sisters of Mercy und Jacques Brel genauso mit wie Noir Désir, Lou Reed oder Les Négresses Verte. Und dann ploppt da plötzlich ein «Happy Song» – nomen est omen – auf und findet sich in polyglotten Playlists. Das ist Adult Pop, der freilich nicht nur nach Spotify & Co. schreit. Sondern eben auch nach dem schönsten, reifsten, werthaltigsten Format: Vinyl. Songs wie «Rendez-Vous Magique», «Le Dernier Métro» oder eben «Day and Night» sind das Ticket dafür: intelligent, aber nicht verkopft. Charmant, aber nicht gekünstelt. Selbstbewusst, aber nicht chauvinistisch. Gebrauchsanweisung: einfach wirken lassen. Das Sonnengeflecht ist ein unbestechliches Organ. Merci!“ LP 1 MONKEY INDIE ROCK 24.11.2023