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Doors, Dead, Duran Drafted by Rhino for Record Store Day

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black_friday_logoIt’s less than 70 days until (holiday name redacted because it’s too early to think about it), which means it’s almost time for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event! On November 29, participating stores will be stocking exclusive titles from major and independent labels. Warner Music Group’s Rhino catalogue arm – long thought on the ropes until a slew of releases this year – has five strong catalogue vinyl projects to offer on that special day, including one we’ve previously reported on (which marks the addition of a new classic band to the Rhino family).

We’ve got a full rundown on each title below! Titles marked with a * will be individually numbered; quantities are listed, as well.

The Doors RSDThe Doors, Curated by Record Store Day * (Elektra): this new compilation was put together by participating Record Store Day stores, who agreed upon a side of rare mono mixes of classic cuts and another featuring live performances. All have been mastered by original engineer Bruce Botnick and pressed on 180-gram vinyl; package variants feature the track list handwritten by surviving members Robby Krieger or John Densmore. (7,500 copies)

Track listing: Break On Through (to the Other Side)/Soul Kitchen/Moonlight Drive/When the Music’s Over (all mono) // Love Street/The Unknown Soldier (Live @ The Hollywood Bowl 1968)/Roadhouse Blues (Live @ The Felt Forum, New York City – 1/17/1970)/Five to One (Live in Boston 1970)

No Ordinary EPDuran Duran, No Ordinary EP * (Parlophone): in the spring of 1993, as the ’80s hitmakers enjoyed a major comeback with two Top 10 hits off their self-titled seventh studio album (nicknamed The Wedding Album), their touring schedule took them to a special intimate show at Los Angeles’ Tower Records store. Three tracks – the new hit “Come Undone” and reworked versions of hits “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Notorious” – were released on a promotional cassette at the time; that cassette is now available on 10″ white vinyl for the Black Friday festivities! (5,000 copies)

Grateful Dead Family DogThe Grateful Dead, Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA – 4/18/1970 (Grateful Dead/Warner Bros.): what a find! A long-lost acoustic set (previously released as an incomplete digital official bootleg) featuring originals (“Friend of the Devil,” “New Speedway Boogie”) and covers (“Wake Up Little Susie,” “I Know You Rider”), plus six solo songs by organist Ron “Pigpen” McKiernan. This 180-gram double LP set features mastering from Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and new sleeve art from Scott McDougal. (7,500 copies)

Benefit OriginalJethro Tull, Benefit * (Warner Bros.): with a new remix by Steven Wilson due out, Warner goes back to the original U.S. pressing of Tull’s third LP on 180-gram vinyl. (3,000 copies)

STP CoreStone Temple Pilots, Core (Atlantic): the San Diego rock band’s first and biggest-selling album, released in 1992 helped usher in the alternative rock revolution of the early part of the decade. Featuring radio staples “Sex Type Thing,” “Creep” and the Top 40 hit “Plush,” this edition (the first on wax since the album’s initial release) will be pressed on translucent yellow vinyl. (3,000 copies)

Written by Mike Duquette

October 17, 2013 at 12:41

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  1. Doors & STP!!!


    October 17, 2013 at 13:54

  2. “that cassette is now available on 10″ white vinyl for the Black Friday festivities! (5,000 copies)”
    Actually, the “contents” of the cassette are available. It is not possible for a cassette itself to be available as something else. If so, it wouldn’t be a cassette.


    October 17, 2013 at 14:06

  3. It seems that RSD-exclusives are 95% vinyl. I haven’t purchased vinyl since 1979.


    October 17, 2013 at 14:50

    • I agree. I realize that vinyl is the largest growing format in recorded music right now (% wise that is), but the labels should throw CD buyers a bone too for RSD. How about remastered mini LP replica CD reissues on catalog titles and include rarities and bonus tracks. Actually, they should do them exclusvely for record stores year round and exclude behemoth Amazon dot com and other on line e-tailers responsible for killing record stores.


      October 17, 2013 at 20:09

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