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July Exclusive

This release is an extract from a previously unreleased 1990 concert. More of that concert recording will be part of a forthcoming 30th anniversary box set celebrating the album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

1. Nothing Compares 2 u [Live]  2. The Last Day of Our Acquaintance [Live] 3. Irish Ways And Irish Laws [Live]  4. Toy [Live]

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July Limited Run

This project brings together the sophisticated songcraft of singer-songwriter Johnny O'Donnell, the iconoclastic arrangements of Van Dyke Parks, and the genial production touch of Lewis Pesacov into a refreshing and rewarding musical package that deserves the focus that only a 45RPM single provides.

Built upon a relationship formed in Los Angeles over a nearly twenty year period, the songs, penned by O'Donnell, are explorations in harmony, straddling the line between familiar and freakish. The arrangements and production are cinematic and full of drama which befits a production born of the belly of Hollywood. Romance, intrigue, and a touch of the unreal is where the tripartite of musical craftsmen have brewed this potion of melodies.

The two unreleased songs will be available for the first time as a 7" single, exclusively as part of RSD Drops.

 "Cats" b/w "Funny Face"

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July Exclusive

Early in Johnny Paycheck's pre-fame career, he toured as a sideman and bassist for George Jones in the early 1960s. At that time, he entered a recording studio in an attempt to secure a record deal as a solo artist. The recordings have been long forgotten and unheard until now. The Adams Brothers, who gained notoriety on Mike Judge's Tales From The Tour Bus episode on Paycheck, produced the songs and worked as Paycheck's band. These recordings showcase Paycheck's considerable talent long before the music world took notice. Paycheck performs songs by some of country music's most iconic songwriters such as Cowboy Jack Clement, Mel Tillis, and Bill Anderson. Step back in time and listen to uncovered country music history.

Family Bible / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / A Girl I Used To Know / Me and My Heart and My Shoes / Long Black Limousine / Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold) / Miller’s Cave / Heartbreak Eve

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July Exclusive

First ever vinyl release of the soundtrack for this Wes Craven classic from 1991. Composer Don Peake created an incredibly atmospheric and spooky score for this film. Peake's career is insane –as a guitarist and member of the Wrecking Crew, he’s played on albums by Marvin Gaye, Phil Spector, Everly Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, John Lennon, Jackson Five and more. It's an incredible career and his musical diversity shines on this score. Fun fact: People Under the Stairs opened at #1 on the box office chart and stayed in the Top 10 for a month.  

Main Title | Speak When Spoken To | Fool Proof | Bad Girls Burn in Hell | Metro gas Co | Dog Attack | The Basement | Gold Coin | Dead Leroy | Hunting Roach | Dog in the Walls | Spring Cleaning | Gutting Leroy | Brother and Sister | The Promise | Fool's in the House | The Roof | Go to Hell | Cellar Friends | Kiss your ass Goodbye | Way Out | Open the Door | You hurt your mother | Main Title | Chase

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July RSD First

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.

The 12” features the original promo single version of “Alive” plus three rare b-sides: “Wash”, “Dirty Frank” and the Beatles’ cover “I’ve Got A Feeling”, which is currently not available anywhere else. All four tracks are included on side A while side B contains an etching of the band’s Stick Man logo.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling” 4. “Dirty Frank”
Side B: Etching

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July RSD First

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten. “Alive” was the first single off the album and 30 years later it’s being reissued as both a 12” and a cassette single.

The “Alive” cassette single is a replica of the promo cassette that was originally used around the album’s release. It includes the promo single version of “Alive” plus “Wash” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”, repeated on both sides.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling”
Side B: Repeat Side A program

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July Exclusive

In December 1975, Grammy award-winning songwriter John Prine played three nights at The Other End (previously and now known as The Bitter End) in Greenwich Village, NYC. The acoustic performances featured some of his best-known songs such as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Hello In There”, from his first four studio albums: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973) and Common Sense (1975). These rare and previously unreleased solo performances—comprising two full sets—will now be made available, pressed on 180g black vinyl, exclusively RSD Drops 2021. Strictly limited to 12000 copies worldwide.

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July Exclusive

PVRIS marked a new era with the release of Use Me in 2020, as frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn confidently stepped forward as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect. That newfound sense of freedom defined the record, on which Lynn wrote, played the entirely of the guitar, drums, and bass parts, cooked up beats, and of course, sang vocals. Awash in glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding vocals, the record included 070 Shake collaboration “Use Me,” explosive song “Hallucinations,” plus “Dead Weight,” “Gimme A Minute,” and “Death of Me” all brought to life by producer JT Daly [K. Flay].

The deluxe edition of the acclaimed third studio album featured five new tracks, including remixes of fan-favorites “Dead Weight” (remixed by Nicole Moudaber) and “Loveless,” (remixed by Lynn herself), plus brand-new song “Thank You” featuring RAYE. For the first time ever, these five tracks are now available on coke bottle clear vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops.

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July Exclusive

Ramones: Triple J Live at the Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, July 8, 1980 is a previously unissued live radio broadcast from the legendary NYC punk rockers Ramones. The famed performance - recorded in Australia during their 1980 End Of The Century tour - contains 23 tracks, many of which are rare songs from the album that did not remain in their sets following this tour.  Pressed on 180g vinyl and strictly limited to 13000 copies worldwide, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

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July Exclusive

Red Hot Chili Peppers fans are going to love this rare and recently discovered audio gem. Legendary Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith hammers out on the skins in his pre-Chili Pepper Detroit-based band Toby Redd. Toby Redd was a fan favorite in the Midwest headlining larger club venues and festivals during the mid 80s. 1987’s In The Light features a fan favorite that received its share of radio play, “Every Time I Run”. This RSD Drops exclusive comes on red vinyl to celebrate one of the greatest bands to emerge out of the Motor City in the 1980s. A must for any Red Hot Chili Peppers fan!

Everytime I Run / Looking For You / Never Make Me Cry / Love Without Hate / Fire Fades Away / Tonight / Hiding Inside / Little Boy Lost / Lona Vigi

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July Exclusive

Lou Reed’s ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a double LP pressing for the first time.  This exclusive edition, pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl, features 3 sides of audio with an etching on side four. Exclusively available for Record Store Day 2021, and strictly limited to 9,000 copies worldwide.

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July Exclusive

The Just Blaze-produced album The Greatest Story Never Told was compared by some to hip-hop classics like Nas' Illmatic, and is available for the first time on vinyl. Featured artists on this album include: Fatman Scoop Q-Tip Jay-Z Swizz Beatz Faith Evans Marsha Ambrosius Raheem DeVaughn Devin The Dude Layzie Bone Our Babies Black Thought Bun B.

2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the record.


SIDE A
1. Station Identification (Intro) (feat. Fatman Scoop) (2:43)
2. The Invitation (feat. Q-Tip & Fatman Scoop) (4:36)
3. Come On Baby (feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz) - Swizz Beatz (3:44)
4. War (1:59)
5. Bring Me Down Pt.2 (4:47)
5. Enemies (3:41)
SIDE B
6. Friends (1:50)
7. The Greatest Story Never Told (4:00)
8. Clap (feat. Faith Evans) (6:30)
9. Preacher (4:22)
10. It's Alright (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) (6:00)
SIDE C
11. Believe It (6:01)
12. Give It to Me (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (5:17)
13. What the Lovers Do (feat. Devin The Dude) (4:15)
14. Better Way (feat. Layzie Bone) (4:30)
SIDE D
15. Oh Yeah (Our Babies) (4:14)
16. And the Winner Is (feat. Bun B) (6:19)
17. Too Long (feat. Black Thought) (4:11)

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July Exclusive

This concert was previously a digital only-release. This first physical release comes on double red vinyl for RSD Drops. Taken from the forthcoming CD Deluxe Edition of MSG's debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

1. Armed And Ready 2. Cry For The Nations 3. Victim Of Illusion 4. Natural Thing 5. Feels Like A Good Thing 6. Into The Arena 7. Looking Out From Nowhere 8. Rock Bottom 9. Tales Of Mystery 10. Lost Horizons 10. Band Introductions 11. Shoot Shoot 12. Doctor Doctor 13. Lights Out

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July Exclusive

An unreleased live recording of a November 1979 show in the band’s hometown of Coventry, England during the first 2Tone Tour alongside The Specials and Madness. Coming Exclusively to record stores on clear vinyl as part of RSD Drops. 

1. Murder 2. Out On the Streets 3. James bond 4. Sweet Collie 5. Street Feeling 6. Everyday 7. The Selecter 8. Danger 9. They Make Me Made 10. Carry Go Bring Come 11. On My Radio 12. Too Much Pressure

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July Exclusive

First-ever vinyl issue of this killer comp from ‘94. Spanning four sides of vinyl, you'll hear one of the finest death rock/goth/new wave bands of all time with songs from Eps, 12"s, and demos. It's a release not to miss. Gatefold packaging + colored vinyl. 

Trees | Just a Friend | The Night | Waiting Here | She Cries Alone | The Wind Blows | Eternal | Waiting Here Alt | The Night Alt | So Sure | Batman | Lies | Promised Land | Stand By Me | Puppet | Waltz | Guilt

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July RSD First

A reissue on smoke-filled colored vinyl for this out of print release featuring Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Sean Price, Currensy, and Domo Genesis.

1. Rugby Thompson  2. New Jack  3. Baleedat (feat. Curren$y)  4. Playground Legend  5. Ashtray (feat. Domo Genesis and Schoolboy Q)  6. F**k Ya Mother (feat. Sean Price)  7. Game 7 (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)  8. Kenny Powers  9. Turnbuckle Music (feat. Action Bronson)  10. Rivermonts  11. Lo Horsemen (feat. Thirstin Howl III, NymLo, and Meyhem Lauren)  12. The Prelude To Judgement Day

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July RSD First

The provocative, imperious, and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN takes part in RSD Drops by unveiling The Undiscovered Lotus. This beauty is presented on limited edition 12” black vinyl, with two opposing front covers featuring the captivating album artwork from 'Lotus' and 'Lykaia Revisited’. Fans and collector completists alike are in for a real treat, with Side A featuring three unreleased gems from the vaults of the Lotus era! Side B captures the band in all their majestic live glory with performances from the band’s shows at the RCA Club in Lisbon and the Largo Venue in Rome during their 2017 European tour.

Having just unleashed their critically acclaimed fifth studio album IMPERIAL, SOEN are an undeniable cypher for all which swirls around us, something which will continue to set them apart from their peers for years to come. Don’t miss out on this metal gem!


SIDE A: 1. EMDR 2. Thurifer 3. Virtue

SIDE B: 1. Jinn (Live In Lisbon) 2. Sectarian (Live In Lisbon) 3. Lucidity (Live In Rome)

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July Exclusive

Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) features twelve previously unreleased tracks from Candi Staton’s incredible recording period at the legendary FAME studios. Discovered and compiled as part of 2011’s Evidence (The Complete Fame Sessions Masters) compilation and available here for the first time on vinyl exclusively for RSD DROPS 2021.

Side 1 – 1. One More Hurt (2.41), 2. Spread Your Love On Me (3.10), 3. Lovin’ The Easy Way (2.50), 4. Where Were You (3.17)*, 5. I Gave A Little And Lost A Lot (4.19), 6. Do Right Woman (3.07).

Side 2 – 1. We Had It All (2.53), 2. Slipping Away (3.10), 3. I'll Be Here (3.25), 4. Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (2.47), 5. Jolene (4.13), 6. Are You Just Building Me Up (3.28) (All tracks are stereo except * mono)

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Grunge metal greatness! This 1993 record marked Tad's major label debut (on the Giant imprint), and for it the band brought in Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to produce. The result was a more focused album than Tad's previous outings, laced with piledriver riffs 'n' hooks and some wicked humor, even as the band grappled with such disturbing topics as Ted Bundy and child abduction. The band toured with Soundgarden behind this record; though that didn't lead to the hoped-for commercial breakthrough, it did cement Inhaler's status as the go-to record in Tad's catalog. Only out on LP for a heartbeat upon its initial release, and never reissued since, Inhaler comes in tan, black and red "Mutt Mix" swirl vinyl limited to 3000 copies for RSD Drops.

Grease Box; Throat Locust; Leafy Incline; Luminol; Ulcer; Lycanthrope; Just Bought the Farm; Rotor; Paregoric; Pansy; Gouge

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July Exclusive

1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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July Exclusive

Seventeen distinguished artists come together in tribute to one of the most influential musicians behind soul and political conscious African-American music. Pressed on light blue and grey mixed vinyl. 

SIDE A
1.   "Choice of Colors" – Gladys Knight
2.   "It's All Right!" – Steve Winwood
3.   "Let's Do It Again" – Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield
4.   "Billy Jack" – Lenny Kravitz
5.   "Look Into Your Heart" – Whitney Houston 
6.   "Gypsy Woman" – Bruce Springsteen
7.   "You Must Believe Me" – Eric Clapton 
8.   "I'm So Proud" – The Isley Brothers
9.   "Fool for You" – Branford Marsalis and The Impressions 
SIDE B
1. "Keep On Pushin'" – Tevin Campbell 
2. "The Makings of You" – Aretha Franklin 
3. "Woman's Got Soul" – B.B. King 
4. "People Get Ready" – Rod Stewart 
5. "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" – Narada Michael Walden
6. "I've Been Trying" – Phil Collins 
7. "I'm the One Who Loves You" – Stevie Wonder 
8. "Amen" – Elton John and Sounds of Blackness 

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July RSD First

Behind The Dykes 2 - More Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1966 - 1971 is the follow-up to the hugely successful first edition, released for RSD Drops 2020. It was picked up and released by many RSD territories, resulting in social media posts from Amsterdam and London to Nashville, Canada, Massachusetts, Sweden, Ohio, Boston, Illinois, Bratislava, Los Angeles, Portugal, Australia and many more, all using the hashtag #behindthedykes. Besides that, the album was No.1 in the Dutch compilation chart the week after its release, making it the best selling RSD release of Drop 2. And that same week it entered the US Billboard compilation chart at #5, after being tipped by Rolling Stone magazine as one of their favorite RSD 2020 releases to look out for. So more than enough reasons for a second volume, to be released on RSD 2021. The concept is the same: Much sought-after Dutch beat and psych rarities on a colored vinyl double LP, with amazing artwork, track-by-track liner notes and band photos. All songs on Volume 2 have been newly transferred and remastered from the original master tapes, some in their original mono versions, including two newly unearthed, previously unreleased gems. 

Side A
1. The Mods – Moef Ga Ga
2. The Zipps – Kicks And Chicks (*)
3. Ro-d-ys – You Better Take Care Of Yourself
4. The Skope – Be Mine Again
5. Q’65 – The Life (*)
6. The Sound Magics – Don’t You Remember (*)
7. The Sharons – I Can’t Leave
8. Hu & The Hilltops – Cry Me A River (*)
9. The Shane – Lady Bountyful (*)
10. The Coopers – Didn’t I

Side B
1. Attention! – I Must Go On Without You
2. The Teckels – Mabel (*)
3. Groep 1850 – I Want More
4. Crash - Last Week
5. Mike Tingley – A Real Fine Time
6. The Torerors – Come
7. Zen – Please Accept My Invitation
8. Test – I Walk Through The Gates
9. Schlagergezelschap De Hyacinth – We Were As Happy As My Uncle Ray
10. The Dream – Can I Ask You One More Question (*)

Side C
1. Brainbox – Down Man
2. The Human Orchestra – The Silly One
3. The First Move – Gingerbread Man
4. Opus – Baby, Come On
5. The Playboys – Snoopy
6. Cuby + Blizzards – Appleknockers Flophouse
7. Moby Dick – Clear Days
8. Blue Planet – I’m Going Man, I’m Going

Side D
1. Pugh’s Place – Nothing Is Real Here
2. Sense Of Humor – Secret Thought
3. Turquoise – The Daughter Of Johnny Ray
4. World – World, World, Carry On
5. Aros – Indian Girl
6. Pineapple – The Letter
7. Rainman – Money Means Nothing At All
8. Panda – Stranger
9. Cosmic Dealer – Head In The Clouds
(*) denotes Mono tracks

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July RSD First

In the span of just five years, we’ve released ten editions of the Brown Acid series, all of them packed with brilliant long-lost, rare, and unreleased hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal tracks from the ‘60s-‘70s. With so much essential material to choose from, if you’re on a limited budget or you don’t know where to start, this record is for you! We’ve collected ten powerful tracks, one from each edition, here to provide your first dose. We know you’ll be back for more.

With each Trip, we unearth even more incredible bangers that somehow eluded popularity in their day For every classic rock mainstay like Black Sabbath and Grand Funk Railroad, there are hundreds of great bands who, for a variety of reasons, were previously lost to the sands of time. Brown Acid seeks to rectify that, with all tracks painstakingly licensed legitimately and ensuring that the original artists are paid. As the series editions grow higher into the double digits, here’s a quick lysergic drop to get you up to speed.

Zekes, led by the songwriting duo of brothers Lenny & Kenny Gayle, opens the collection with the slithering buzzsaw guitars and hard-rock howl of "Box", a monster that gives Blue Cheer a run for their leaden blues. The 1970 track is originally the B-side to the band’s “Leaving You” 45 rpm single on the Beverly Hills label.

The squealing guitar harmonies and Sabbath plod of Ash's "Midnight Wish” are a psychedelic prog-fest from 1971 by this Australian quartet, one of few bands with the foresight to have made a music video way back then. The Factory’s “Time Machine” serves ample Rod Serling sci-fi paranoia alongside an insistent guitar riff, reverb soaked drums and one of the most psychotic sounding vibrato vocal lines this side of The Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird.”

Daingerfield, Texas group Kanaan’s 1969 fuzz-drenched ripper “Leave It” is a rousing anthem of boogie rock groove and wailing vocals. You may be familiar with George Brigman's psychedelic punk masterpiece Jungle Rot, but you don't know Split until you've heard the charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of "Blowin' Smoke.”

Truth & Janey are well known for their incredible 1976 LP No Rest For The Wicked. But their proto-metal 45-only single “Midnight Horseman” released four years earlier is a fantastic, formerly long-lost wonder. Blizzard was Rod McClure's high school band, but you couldn't possibly guess that teenagers recorded this heavy slab of obscure Oklahoma rage in 1973, sounding like a hypothetical MC5/Hendrix collaboration.

Luke and the Apostles ain't no Xian group, even though this 45 is of biblical proportions. "Not Far Off" is a tight and slinky jam sure to give your significant other bedroom eyes. The Doors and Elektra Records' producer Paul Rothchild called the Luke and the Apostles LP the "greatest album [he] never got to make.”

Indiana rockers Ice’s stunning full length debut languished unreleased for 50 years until RidingEasy issued The Ice Age in 2020. Back in 1970, the band recorded 10 original songs at 8-Track Studios in Chicago, only to break up shortly thereafter. Two of the tracks were eventually released as a 45 in 1972, but confusingly under a different band name, Zukus! “Running High” deftly balances wayward psychedelic pop and troglodyte thunder.

Louisville, KY quartet Conception's excellent revision of Blue Cheer's "Babylon" adds heavy phaser effect on the guitar and a more driving rhythm to make the song entirely their own. Lead guitar and high harmony vocals by Charlie Day (not to be confused with the Sunny Philadelphian actor) are assertive and commanding as he implores listeners onward to hallucinogenic nirvana.

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July Exclusive

As part of Light in the Attic's on-going Roky Erickson series, the label will be celebrating the late singer's undeniable genius with May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, the first-ever posthumous tribute to the psychedelic rock luminary and pioneer. Produced by Bill Bentley, the 12-track set features artists ranging the whole world of modern music, showing their deep love for Roky's one-of-a-kind artistry, including Lucinda Williams, Billy F Gibbons, The Black Angels, Margo Price, Mosshart Sexton (Alison Mosshart & Charlie Sexton), Neko Case, Mark Lanegan & Lynn Castle, Jeff Tweedy, Gary Clark Jr & Eve Monsees, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and Brogan Bentley. This special RSD LP edition will be pressed on special color wax (clear with purple hi-melt) and includes a limited-edition flexi disc featuring an unreleased track, titled “Love Hieroglyphics,” performed by Roky circa the early ’70s. 

 

Side One
Billy F Gibbons -- (I've Got) Levitation
Mosshart Sexton -- Starry Eyes
Jeff Tweedy -- For You (I'd Do Anything)
Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan -- Clear Night For Love
The Black Angels -- Don't Fall Down
Neko Case -- Be And Bring Me Home 

Side Two
Margo Price -- Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)
Gary Clark, Jr. & Eve Monsees -- Roller Coaster
Ty Segall -- Night Of The Vampire
Lucinda Williams -- You're Gonna Miss Me
Chelsea Wolfe -- If You Have Ghosts
Brogan Bentley -- May The Circle Remain Unbroken

 

BONUS RSD-Only Flexi Disc:

Roky Erickson -- Love Hieroglyphics



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July RSD First

In 2009, Brian Cross (aka B+) organized a series of live events at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. The Timeless series captured the lasting impact of several artists on the world of hip-hop and beyond. Live, fully orchestrated performances by Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke and Brazil's Arthur Verocai bookended the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, a tribute to James "J Dilla" Yancey, by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.

On Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes Miguel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This premiere performance left many in the
sold out crowd in tears. In attendance that night was Common, who commented “To hear J Dilla’s music expressed in that form just let me know once again how great he is. It moved me for real” with famed BBC personality Giles Petersen saying “That’s just about the most powerful thing I’ve heard. Brilliant.”

Mochilla’s Timeless series reignites for RSD Drops 2021 housed in full color gatefold jackets with the vinyl housed in printed inner sleeves.
In 2009, Brian Cross (aka B+) organized a series of live events at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. The Timeless series captured the lasting impact of several artists on the world of hip-hop and beyond. Live, fully orchestrated performances by Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke and Brazil's Arthur Verocai bookended the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, a tribute to James "J Dilla" Yancey, by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.

On Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes Miguel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This premiere performance left many in the
sold out crowd in tears. In attendance that night was Common, who commented “To hear J Dilla’s music expressed in that form just let me know once again how great he is. It moved me for real” with famed BBC personality Giles Petersen saying “That’s just about the most powerful thing I’ve heard. Brilliant.”

Mochilla’s Timeless series reignites for RSD Drops 2021 housed in full color gatefold jackets with the vinyl housed in printed inner sleeves.


A Side: 1. Morning Order 2. Antiquity 3. Le Yachting 4. Untitled/Fantastic
B Side: 1. Welcome 2 Detriot 2. Gobstopper 3. Take Notice 4. Affolements Granitiques 5. Don’t Nobody Care About Us 6. Jealousy
C Side: 1. Hoc N Pucky 2. Angel
D Side: 1. Reminisce 2. Stakes Is High 3. Fall In Love

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July Exclusive

This low-priced vinyl compilation series is in partnership with Vans, and acts as a fundraiser supporting Black-owned record stores in the USA. It features major Black artists, as well as a previously unreleased Roberta Flack recording of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." Cover art by Aamba Chavis.  Vol. 1 will be released as part of RSD Drops #1 on June 12.


Run The Jewels "walking in the snow (Holy Calamavote Live Version)",  Tank And The Bangas "To Be Real", Summer Walker "Girls Need Love”, Curtis Mayfield "Power To The People", Nubya Garcia "Stand With Each Other", Pop Smoke "Got It On Me", Keb' Mo' "Oklahoma", Otis Redding "Pain In My Heart", Cautious Clay "French Riviera", 6LACK "PRBLMS"

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July Limited Run

Soul Jazz Records are releasing this 20th anniversary edition of their classic, Studio One Soul, on unique RSD Drops exclusive yellow vinyl (with download code).

Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. Studio One Soul tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records. Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this album contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk & Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, this collection spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music.


Side One
1. Leroy Sibbles – Express Yourself
2. Norma Fraser – Respect
3. Leroy Sibbles – Groove Me
4. Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight
5. The Heptones – Message From A Black Man

Side Two
1. Otis Gayle – I'll Be Around
2. Jerry Jones – Still Water
3. Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut
4. Richard Ace – Can't Get Enough
5. The Chosen Few – Don't Break Your Promise

Side Three
1. The Eternals – Queen Of The Minstrels
2. Norma Fraser – The First Cut Is The Deepest
3. Ken Parker – How Strong
4. Ken Boothe – Set Me Free

Side Four
1. Senior Soul – Is It Because I'm Black
2. Jackie Mittoo – Deeper & Deeper
3. Alton Ellis – I Don't Want To Be Right
4. Willie Williams – No One Can Stop Us

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July Exclusive

A newly remixed version of their classic “How Long Will I Love You” plus previously unreleased tracks from the forthcoming 'Room To Roam: Sessions' CD Box Set.

A1/ How Long Will I Love You 2021
A2/ Something That Is Gone [Backing track] *
B1/ A Life of Sundays [Early Take] *
B2/ Bluejeans And Moonbeams [Portuguese hotel room] *

* Exclusive to this release

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Wax Poetic

Wax Poetic [RSD Drops 2021]

Vinyl: $ UNAVAILABLE

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July Limited Run

Twenty years after its initial release as the opening salvo in the large and still-growing Nublu Records catalogue, the classic self-titled debut album by Wax Poetic finally makes its vinyl debut. It's an album that boldly announces the arrival of a band, a label, a club and a whole new culture in New York's East Village, as well as featuring the first commercial recordings of soon-to-be superstar Norah Jones. This album has weathered the years beautifully and is a must-have for Norah fans as well as fans of Morcheeba, Massive Attack and Saint-Germain. The best aspects of lounge and acid jazz combine here with a vision for the future that renders this music timeless. Pressed on clear vinyl.

Intro / Angels  feat. Norah Jones / Driftin' / Selim II / Technologie / N.Y.C. / Rootgroove / Megaphone / Dreamin' / Bud / His Story / Don't Leave Him Alone / Purple Elephants / Interlude: Bass / On / Interlude: Guitar / Mother Earth / Changes 

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July RSD First

Limited Edition double vinyl edition of a collection of Amy Winehouse remixes from Frank and Back To Black, for RSD Drops 2021. This 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl – one LP blue, one yellow

Side A
Stronger Than Me (Harmonic 33 Remix)
Take The Box (Seijis Buggin' Mix)
Fuck Me Pumps (MJ Cole Remix)
In My Bed (CJ Mix)
Side B
Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)
Back To Black (Mushtaq Vocal Remix)
You Know I'm No Good (Ghostface UK Version)
Tears Dry on Their Own (Al Usher Remix)
Side C
Love Is A Losing Game (Kardinal Beats Remix)
Rehab (Remix Featuring Jay-Z)
You Know I'm No Good (Skeewiff Mix)
Side D
Tears Dry on Their Own (Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Mix)
Fuck Me Pumps (Mylo Remix)
Back To Black (The Rumple Strips Remix)
Love Is A Losing Game (Truth & Soul Remix)

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