Thursday, March 21, 2013

Legacy Records' Amazing Record Store Day Releases

Legacy Records, the catalog division of Sony Entertainment, has announced a long list of titles for this year's Record Store Day. Among the special releases are vinyl discs from Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, Sly and the Family Stone and many more.

This year's Record Store Day is Saturday, April 20 when all music lovers are urged to spend time at and buy from their local independent record stores.

This year's releases from Legacy:

AEROSMITH
  • Aerosmith - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - 40 years after its original release in January 1973, this RSD edition of Aerosmith's classic double platinum debut album is newly remastered from the original source tapes and features the signature tracks, Dream On, Mama Kin and Walkin' The Dog.
  • Get Your Wings - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - Newly remastered from the original source tapes, the RSD edition of Aerosmith's triple platinum selling second album, the band's first with producer Jack Douglas , includes the classic Same Old Song and Dance, Seasons of Wither and Train Kept A-Rollin'.
  • Toys In The Attic - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP in an individually numbered jacket - Newly remastered from the original source tapes, the RSD edition of Aerosmith's third album reaffirms the record's stature in the pantheon of rock. The band's most commercially successful album--certified 8x platinum--Toys In The Attic introduced both Walk This Way and Sweet Emotion to the eternal rock canon.
CYPRESS HILL
  • Black Sunday - Two 12" 180-gram high quality heavyweight vinyl LPs in an individually numbered gatefold jacket - The RSD and 20th Anniversary edition of the iconic crossover blockbuster album, features the anthems that made Cypress Hill an indelible stamp on the pop culture landscape, including Insane In The Brain, Hits From The Bong and I Ain't Goin' Out Like That.
MILES DAVIS
  • Round About Midnight - Widely acknowledged by jazz critics and aficionados as a landmark in 'hard bop' and one of the greatest jazz albums ever, Miles' 1956 Columbia Records debut showcased his first legendary quintet featuring John Coltrane .
  • Milestones - A powerhouse sextet recording featuring John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, this 1958 masterpiece captured Davis' first modal jazz experiments in pieces like Straight, No Chaser and the immortal title track.
  • Someday My Prince Will Come - Davis' 1961 successor to Sketches of Spain is an combination of new originals--including tributes to his then-wife, Frances (Pfrancing); his producer, Teo Macero (Teo); and Columbia Records then-president Goddard Lieberson (Drad Dog)--alongside pop standards including the title track from the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
DUST
  • Dust/Hard Attack - Two Albums/One Package - A 2 12" LP In an Individually Numbered Gatefold Jacket
JIMI HENDRIX
  • Hey Joe b/w Stone Free - 45 RPM 7" vinyl single - individually numbered - These original 1966 mono mixes were first created for the Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut single in the UK and have never been since that time.
TAJ MAHAL
  • The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal - 1969-1973 - Two 12" 180-gram vinyl LPs in an individually numbered gatefold jacket - Amazing studio demos chronicling the early years of the American bluesman Taj Mahal .
  • The Natch'l Blues - 12" 180-gram vinyl in an individually numbered jacket - Taj Mahal 's breathtaking second album, originally released in 1968, showcased a band featuring Al Kooper and Jesse Ed Davis while introducing a generation to deep blues classics like Corinna, She Caught the Katy (and Left Me a Mule to Ride), and The Cuckoo.
MAD SEASON
  • Above - Expanded Edition 12" 180-gram 2 LP gatefold - The only album to be completed by the Seattle-based supergroup Mad Season, Above has achieved mythic status among hard rock aficionados. This expanded double 12" vinyl edition includes the original album in its entirety as well as three songs from the band's unfinished second album with newly recorded vocals by Mark Lanegan , a previously unreleased instrumental, "Interlude," and a remixed version of Mad Season's cover of John Lennon 's I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier.
SHUGGIE OTIS
  • Introducing Shuggie Otis - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl in an individually numbered jacket - includes free MP3 download card - This new compilation brings together ten of the most indelible tracks from the artist Questlove called "...the unsung hero of blues and funk. His music is so potent that it only blossomed 30 years after it was first released." Includes seminal tracks from the artist's core catalog: Here Comes Shuggie Otis (1969), Freedom Flight (1971) and Inspiration Information (1974).
VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • No Alternative - 2 12" 180-gram vinyl LPs in an individually numbered jacket - Originally released in 1993 as part of the Red Hot Organization's AIDS Benefit Series, the No Alternative compilation provided a definitive showcase of the bands and artists who would define the contours of alt-rock in the 1990s and beyond. Artists on the album, released on vinyl for the first time as part of RSD 2013, include Matthew Sweet , Buffalo Tom, Soul Asylum, Urge Overkill, American Music Club, Goo Goo Dolls, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Mould , Sarah McLachlan , Soundgarden, Straitjacket Fits, Barbara Manning , The Verlaines, Uncle Tupelo, Beastie Boys, The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Jonathan Richman , and Patti Smith .
WILLIE NELSON
  • Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die - 7" Green Colored Vinyl in an individually numbered sleeve - Released in celebration of the 4/20 record store date and Willie's 80th birthday (April 30), the A side of this RSD 2013 exclusive, limited, numbered 7" green vinyl edition features features the all-star version of the Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die (taken from Willie's 2012 Heroes album) with guest vocals by Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson with a previously unreleased Willie solo version on the B Side.
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
  • I Want To Take You Higher - Side One of this 10" vinyl release features a previously unreleased live medley of Music Lover/I Want To Take You Higher/Music Love and the mono single master of Higher.  Side Two of I Want To Take You Higher is a previously unissued TV medley of Sing A Simple Song/Hot Fun In The Summertime/I Want To Take You Higher.

1 comments:

ardis,  April 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM  

Is there a lot of music we have never heard of by Sly example from the Riot, Fresh, Small Talk era. And is the box set the same as the vinyl. And want day will it be in stores,or online.

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