Record Store Day 2017
It’s that time of year again where we get to celebrate every music lover’s favorite holiday, Record Store Day. This year is the the 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day and as always there are some great local record shops celebrating the occasion with live music and special vinyl releases. Good Records is also celebrating their 17th anniversary and will have live performances from Charley Crockett, The Texas Gentlemen, Medicine Man Revival, Paul Cauthen and many more. We have compiled below some of our favorite vinyl special releases coming out this weekend. To see the full list of the albums released this weekend click here.
The Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever
For Record Store Day 2017, an exclusive, limited edition 7" single of The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane", among the first songs recorded during the Sgt. Pepper sessions, which begin in November 1966. Rather than being held for inclusion on the album, the two songs were released as a double A-sided single in February 1967. Amidst intense media speculation about the band's next move, the single bridged what was then considered a long gap between the Revolver album, released in August 1966, and Sgt. Pepper, which followed ten months later.
Big Star, Complete Third: Vol 3: Final Masters
Complete Third was years in the making, and its eventual CD release saw it appear on countless "Best of 2016" lists. The vinyl volumes of Complete Third began rolling out at the end of last year with Vol. 1: Demoes to Sessions To Roughs arriving in November and Vol. 2: Roughs To Mixes in February 2017. Now, Vol. 3: Final Masters is here to complete the trilogy. The double LP contains every released master recording from every officially released version of Third on 3 sides of vinyl.
David Bowie, Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74)
A previously unreleased live recording from Los Angeles on 5th September, 1974. This was a pivotal gig in the transition between the Diamond Dogs tour and the Philly Dogs tour. Produced by David Bowie and mixed by Tony Visconti at Human Studios, NYC in October/November 2016. Three LP set with etching on sixth side.
The Notorious B.I.G, Born Again
Born Again, the first posthumous album from The Notorious B.I.G, was originally released December 7, 1999 and has been out of print since the early 2000s. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts and sold over 485k albums in the first week of its release. Guest artists include Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. Its reissue on double gold vinyl for Record Store Day 2017 is part of the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G.
Old 97's, Off My Mynd
The vinyl will feature two unreleased B-sides from the sessions of their new 2017 album "Graveyard Whistling". The limited edition 12" EP titled Off My Mynd, features two tracks pressed to wax at North Texas-based vinyl pressing plant Hand Drawn Pressing. "Off My Mynd" and "Terlingua" are on Side A of an opaque white vinyl with the band's logo etched on Side B.
Stevie Nicks, Rarities
This Record Store Day release is a 10" featuring rare demos, live and early takes from Bella Donna and Wild Heart deluxe editions. Includes two key Stevie Nicks soundtrack cuts: "Blue Lamp" (from the Heavy Metal soundtrack) and "Sleeping Angel" (from the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack).
The Texas Gentlemen, Outta The Blues
Texas Gentlemen's debut EP Outta the Blues will feature four tracks recorded at legendary FAME Studios during the recording session for their forthcoming full length album. Featuring artwork by local artist Matt Cliff, each limited edition copy will be hand-numbered and signed by Cliff himself.
Various Artists, Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture
Soundtrack to the 1996 animated sports comedy film Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes Cartoon characters. The soundtrack features hits from R. Kelly ("I Believe I Can Fly"), Seal ("Fly Like An Eagle"), Coolio ("The Winner"), and Salt N Pepa ("Upside Down" (Round-N-Round).