RSD BLACK FRIDAY is fast-approaching. We open at 8am on Friday, Nov. 29th with hundreds of exclusive, collectible LPs! Because it’s a holiday tradition, that’s why!

Can you feel that tingle of anticipation? That’s RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2019 excitement building up, baby. On FRIDAY, NOV. 29th after you’ve let that metric ton of turkey and dressing settle in your belly, it’ll be time to hop in line at HORIZON RECORDS for our annual Black Friday celebration! That means that once again, we’ll have hundreds of rare-and-collectible Black Friday vinyl releases for you to comb through!

Click HERE to see the full list of titles on Record Store Day.com, and remember, these puppies WILL go fast, even with our limit-one-title-per-customer policy! FYI, some will vaporize during the first HOUR, and lots of others will be available for yer browsing til 10pm and beyond!


So move over Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy, we have RECORDS here and we know how to use ‘em! Like last year, Horizon will open at 8am on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, unveiling a whole slew of limited edition releases. We’ve ordered up and are expecting to have various quantities of LP’s, 10” collectible picture sleeve singles, box sets, CDs.

We’ve compiled a brief-but-tantalizing sample of the titles we’re most stoked about below. We’re looking forward to throwing open the doors at 8am on Friday and diving into the music-lovers-chaos.  And while you’re here, there’s nothin’ wrong with diggin’ through the historically large levels new and pre-loved vinyl & CD’s we’ve got on-hand.

And don’t forget, our pals at The Bohemian Café will be here all day with us to fortify you with coffee and other independent-retail-shopping nourishment, and there’ll be just plain good times to be had in ye olde record store as we kick off the Holiday Season. Y’all come!


PEARL JAM, MTV Unplugged 3/16/92 (LP)
Three days after completing their first American tour, Pearl Jam headed to New York to strip back songs from their debut album Ten, well on its way to becoming one of 1992’s top rock albums. For the first time on vinyl, relive all seven songs featured in the MTV Unplugged broadcast, including “Jeremy,” “Even Flow,” “Alive,” “Black” and “State Of Love and Trust.”

 


CHET BAKER, Sings It Could Happen To You (180g mono LP)

Reissue of the rare MONO version of Chet Baker’s classic 1958 album on Riverside Records. Cut from the analog master, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI and housed in a tip-on jacket.

 

 


PATSY CLINE, Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters (3xLP)
An amazing 3xLP set including all of Patsy Cline’s Decca Studio masters, all of Patsy Cline and The Jordanaires hits, classics and so much more. A hauntingly beautiful collection, and an essential piece of the American music puzzle. This collection has never been released on vinyl and for Record Store Day Black Friday it’s available on pink, purple and yellow pastel vinyl in a tri-gatefold sleeve.

 


ALICE COOPER, Billion Dollar Babies (LP)
Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies Live LP, recorded live at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston on April 28, 1973. This RSD Black Friday release is the first vinyl pressing for this historic concert.

 

 


MILES DAVIS, Miles In Tokyo (LP)
Miles Davis was on the verge of forming one of his most acclaimed ensembles in 1964. It was this year that he travelled to perform in Japan for the first time, bringing with him 3/4ths of the musicians that would form his famed “second great quartet”: Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on double bass, and Tony Williams on drums. In addition, the jazz legend brought along saxophonist Sam Rivers to replace the recently exited George Coleman. Davis and Rivers never developed any major chemistry and frequently found their distinct styles clashing (or perhaps dueling) in their performances. Rivers would ultimately be dismissed from the group at the end of their trip, leading to the arrival of Wayne Shorter, and the inception of the second great quintet. The partnership of Miles Davis and Sam Rivers may have been short-lived, but it did produce the live album Miles In Tokyo. The record is a rare jewel in Miles Davis’ discography, featuring high-energy live versions of songs by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, and Richard Carpenter, as well as a restlessly fast-paced take on the Davis staple “So What”. This collection has previously only been available in Japan, but is now presented on vinyl for the first time in America by Get On Down, just in time for RSD Black Friday.


DR. JOHN, Babylon (LP)
When Dr. John hit the studio in 1968 to record Babylon, America was in a very turbulent period. On top of that, Dr. John was being pursued by various Los Angeles authorities for a handful of criminal offenses. It was, in his own words: “a heavy time for me.” This set the stage for Babylon being a reflection of the chaotic and tumultuous time that he was living in. He and his band dove deeper into the voodoo-inflected psychedelic rock and the R&B of Gris-Gris, while touching upon elements of free jazz and Captain Beefheart-style avant garde. Babylon stands out as a psychedelic swamp of apocalyptic lyrical content, drunk, disorienting experimentation, and a fascinating entry into Dr. John’s catalogue well-worthy of his expansive legacy. Out of print on vinyl for 40 years, Get On Down is all too eager to reissue this unique recording for RSD Black Friday. In keeping with the album’s hallucinogenic sound, it is presented on trippy never to be repeated splatter-colored vinyl and housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket.


BILL EVANS, Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top Of The Gate (2xLP)
This Record Store Day Black Friday release captures two complete sets of the Bill Evans Trio (with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell) on October 23, 1968 at Art D’Lugoff’s legendary Village Gate club in New York City. The much sought-after 2012 3LP boxed set edition was initially pressed at 45 RPM and has been out of print and unavailable for three years. Originally recorded by Resonance founder and co-president George Klabin at 21 years old, and digitally remastered from the original tapes, this deluxe 2LP gatefold set includes a 4-page insert with iconic photos by Tom Copi, Jan Persson, Raymond Ross, Fred Seligo and Herb Snitzer, essays by renowned jazz critic Nat Hentoff, vibraphonist Gary Burton, Art D’Lugoff’s son Raphael D’Lugoff, and more! This is a limited edition re-pressing of 4,000 copies worldwide, on 180g black vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed by Record Technology Inc. at 33 1/3RMP.


GOV’T MULE, Bring On The Music, Vol. 3 (multi-colored vinyl LP)
Volume 3 of the series celebrating Gov’t Mule’s 25 years as a band is a multi-colored LP with matching cover.


 

 


JOHNNY GRIFFIN & EDDIE “LOCKJAW” DAVIS, Ow! Live at the Penthouse (2xLP)
Official release of the previously unissued live recordings of the Johnny Griffin-Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Quintet, featuring Horace Parlan, Buddy Catlett and Art Taylor, from 1962. Released in partnership with the estates of Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Deluxe limited-edition 180 gm LP, mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering. Remastered audio transferred directly from the original 350 10” tapes at 7 ½ IPS. Includes extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by journalist Ted Panken, pianist Michael Weiss, co-producer Zev Feldman and Corry Weeds, plus interviews with drum icon Kenny Washington, saxophone colossus James Carter and more!


JOHN LEE HOOKER, Black Night Is Rising (2xLP)
Recorded at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec, on May 5, 1977, Black Night Is Falling finds John Lee Hooker in fine voice and backed by a driving band composed of John Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry ‘Wild Man’ Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through Hooker’s signature tunes, ‘Boom Boom,’ which simply blazes with raw energy here, and ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,’ which is delivered as a wonderfully paced barroom cautionary tale. This is what the live Hooker sounded like with a sympathetic band behind him, a band that luckily wasn’t afraid to push him a little. The Collectors Edition coming for RSD Black Friday iincludes a bonus disc of unreleased material (a 17 min jam of “Rock Steady” plus three “Rock Steady”remixes) and a brand new cover portrait of John Lee Hooker by John Rummen.


CHARLIE PARKER, The Magnificent Charlie Parker (yellow vinyl LP)
Super-rare early 12″ LP with classic David Stone Martin cover. 

 

 

 


PHISH, Story of the Ghost (180g 2xLP)
Remastered, double 180g vinyl, foil-stamped set for RSD Black Friday. 

 

 

 


THE RUNAWAYS, Live In Japan (LP)
This 1977 live recording has explosive performances of “Cherry Bomb,” “You Drive Me Wild,” and “California Paradise”. The Runaways’ only live album is a hard-to-find gem. All the original members, including Joan Jett, were still in the band at the time and Lita Ford is at her most metallic. The album, also known as “The Runaways album” was originally released only in Japan, and some other regions including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and was not intended for release in the United States or UK. This RSD Black Friday release features a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeves, reproductions of the original labels, and an OBI spine.


JOE SATRIANI
, Surfing With The Alien (Red and yellow 2xLP)
From its original release in 1987, Surfing With The Alien established Joe Satriani as one of the definitive guitarists of his generation thanks to unforgettable songs like “Satch Boogie” and “Always With Me, Always With You.” More than 30 years after Surfing With The Alien went platinum, earned two Grammy Award nominations and camped out on the Billboard 200 for over a year, the remastered original album is paired on vinyl with a unique presentation of the album without its signature guitar leads—a chance for seasoned fans and aspiring shredders to appreciate what makes this album a must hear for guitar players the world over. Special double vinyl package—one red, one yellow.


STEEP CANYON RANGERS, North Carolina Songbook (tri-color NC flag LP)
GRAMMY-Award winning bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers brought a special surprise to attendees of their performance at Merlefest 2019. To honor their home state, the Rangers performed a selection of songs from the artists of North Carolina. Featuring unsung Carolinian heroes like Ola Belle Reed and Elizabeth Cotten to world-renowned performers like Thelonious Monk, Doc Watson, James Taylor and Ben E. King, the Rangers’ live North Carolina Songbook performance shows why the Tar Heel State continues to celebrate their legacy of musical excellence and influence that dates back over a century.


CECIL TAYLOR, Indent (white vinyl LP)
Indent, a live solo album by Cecil Taylor, was recorded in Ohio in March 1973. It was originally released on Taylor’s own Unit Core label, subsequently more widely released on the Freedom label, and has received critical praise, including a 4/5 star review from the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. Previously out of print for decades, the phenomenal work is finally coming back to vinyl with an audiophile-grade pressing from Pallas Group. The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering.


TONY JOE WHITE, That On The Road Look Live (2xLP)
The only live album recorded at Tony Joe White’s peak…and it’s never been available at retail before. Recorded in the fall of 1971 while TJW was opening for Creedence Clearwater Revival, this show became the proverbial “legendary lost live album,” and for good reason: Warner Bros. recorded the concert on multitrack tape, fully intending it to be released. But for some reason lost to the mists of time, the album never came out until Rhino Handmade released it on CD in 2010 via their website. Which means it never went to regular retail at all in any format, and that’s a real shame, because you could make a good argument that it’s the best Tony Joe White album of ’em all, with a set list to die for, a great band (featuring Duck Dunn on bass), pristine fidelity, and plenty of Swamp Fox attitude. This exclusive RSD Black Friday white vinyl pressing comes inside a gatefold jacket featuring a front cover cut-out displaying the art on one of two inner sleeves, with great liner notes by Ben Vaughn.


VARIOUS ARTISTS, Dap-Tone’s Rhythmic Showcase, Vol. 1 (LP)
Daptone Records is ready to wrap you in a sonic embrace of soulful sounds from across the seven seas. Introducing The Daptone Rhythm Showcase. Sink your teeth into this baker’s dozen of tantalizing, previously unreleased songs and other deep cuts and diasporic dialogues from across space and time. Get ready to move to this exquisite collection of sultry sounds stretching from the five boroughs of New York to the bustling megacities of West Africa, the deserts of Morocco, the sacred and psychedelic landscapes of the Native American West and beyond. Musical medicine for the body, mind and soul: once again Daptone delivers.


THE DOORS, Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2xLP)
The 1970 Isle of Wight performance, their last as a foursome outside the US, on vinyl for the very first time.  Features Doors classics “Roadhouse Blues”, “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “Light My Fire” and “The End”. Pressed on audiophile-quality, heavyweight double black vinyl.

 

 

Let’s do this thang!

 

 

 

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