Saturday, March 23, 2013

UMe's Exclusive Releases For Record Store Day by David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Frank Zappa and More

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) have released the list of exclusive records they will be making available through independent music retailers for April 20's Record Store Day.

Blind Melon

Blind Melon + Sippin’ Time Sessions EP (2LP, 180-gram vinyl) - Blind Melon’s self-titled 1992 debut is digitally remastered for the first time and presented in a 2-LP vinyl gatefold package. The band’s never before released Sippin’ Time Sessions EP, featuring five songs recorded at Sound City Studios in 1991, is included as the double LP’s Side 4: Dear Ol’ Dad, Soul One, Tones Of Home, Seed To A Tree, and Mother.

David Bowie

Drive-In Saturday / Drive-In Saturday (Russell Harty Plus Pop Version) (7” picture disc vinyl single) - To commemorate its 40th anniversary, David Bowie’s 1973 single, Drive-In Saturday (from Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album) is paired with its Russell Harty Plus Pop Version, presented on a 7” picture disc in a clear plastic sleeve. This release is the fourth in a series of David Bowie 7” picture discs.

Nick Drake

Nick Drake (LP, 180-gram vinyl) - An authentic, 180-gram audiophile vinyl reproduction of Nick Drake’s rare and sought-after 1971 U.S. collection, remastered by John Wood, featuring eight songs from Drake’s first two albums. The LP is presented in a faithfully-reproduced pasteboard gatefold sleeve with a replicated original U.S. shop poster and album history. A bonus voucher offering a choice of free download formats, including high definition 24-bit and dubbed-from-disc, is also included.

Ben Harper

By My Side (LP, 180-gram vinyl) - Released in 2012 on CD and digitally, By My Side’s 12 tracks were personally selected and sequenced by Ben Harper for a cohesive collection including Forever, Diamonds On The Inside, and Waiting On An Angel, an exclusive new ballad, Crazy Amazing, and a previously unreleased studio version of Not Fire Not Ice.

Pink Floyd

See Emily Play / Scarecrow (7” vinyl single) - Before it was included on the U.S. version of The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Pink Floyd’s See Emily Play was originally released in the U.K. in 1967 as the band’s second single, with Scarecrow as its B-side. The replica 7” is presented in a Columbia range bag with a 4-panel booklet which unfolds into a poster.

Placebo

B3 EP (10” clear vinyl EP – numbered/foil-stamped) - Released in 2012 on CD and digitally, Placebo’s B3 EP is an eclectic and exclusive mix of newly-written songs and previously unreleased album session recordings, presented on clear 10” vinyl for the first time.

The Roots

Things Fall Apart (2-LP, 180-gram vinyl – numbered/foil-stamped) - The Roots’ critically acclaimed and best-selling album, 1999’s Things Fall Apart, makes its full-art double LP debut with this audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl release, presented in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes.

Ringo Starr

Singles Collection (three 7” vinyl singles in lift-top box) - Ringo Starr’s Photograph b/w Down And Out / It Don’t Come Easy b/w Early 1970 / (It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna b/w Oo-Wee are collected on three 7” singles, presented with replicated original artwork and a bonus spindle in a lift-top box.

Frank Zappa & The Mothers

I’m The Slime / Montana (7” green vinyl single – numbered/foil-stamped) - Out-of-print on vinyl since its original 1973 release, Frank Zappa & The Mothers’ exclusive single version (45 rpm) of I’m The Slime is a different version than the track on Over-Nite Sensation. B-side Montana, is a different edit. Both are remastered from their original analog sources. This special edition makes its long-awaited return on Green Slime Vinyl, commemorating its 40th anniversary. On Barking Pumpkin Records.

Rob Zombie

Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown / Teenage Nosferatu Pussy (10” red vinyl single – numbered/foil-stamped) - Rob Zombie unleashes two brand new songs from his forthcoming album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, on a collectible 10” red vinyl 45RPM single with reverse-groove play (from center to edge).

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