RecordStoreDay.comHappy Black Friday, audiophiles! While holiday shoppers will be braving the crowds to find the best deals at their local malls, today also marks the fall edition of Record Store Day. That's the day that a wide variety of artists release limited-edition album reissues, new singles and rare and unreleased material -- all on vinyl -- to support independent music retailers.
Among the many special Black Friday releases are a reproduction of The Rolling Stones' self-titled 1964 EP; a 10-inch single featuring The Beach Boys' "Surfin' Safari" and "409"; a replica of founding Byrds singer Gene Clark's "Echoes" single; a 7-inch single featuring Bob Dylan's new tune "Duquesne Whistle" backed with an unreleased version of his Blood on the Tracks tune "Meet Me in the Morning"; and mono editions Johnny Cash's The Fabulous Johnny Cash and Big Brother and the Holding Company's classic album with Janis Joplin, Cheap Thrills.
Other interesting Record Store Day exclusives include a 7-inch picture disc of David Bowie's "Jean Genie"; Animals singer Eric Burdon's new collaborative EP, Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes; a collection rare alternate takes of songs by The Velvet Underground & Nico dubbed Scepter Studios Acetate; and a previously unissued Grateful Dead concert album, Live at Winterland (5/30/1971).
Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out all the complete list of exclusive releases.
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