…but wait, there’s more! RECORD STORE DAY has added a special “DROP” on SATURDAY, JUNE 18th!

RSD has scheduled an additional “Drop” on SATURDAY JUNE 18th as a “safety net” for any of the RECORD STORE DAY goodies that are delayed due to pressing plant delays and supply chain disruption chaos. Two events in three months; we are not worthy.

Once again, the stacks will be full of limited-edition vinyl  Once again we will open at 8am for your perusing pleasure, and once again we remind you that in addition to RSD, our indie store is full of new and used LPs and CDs for you to enjoy.

Let’s do it again, one more time. Join us for the RSD Drop on Saturday, June 18th. The full list of titles is HERE, but we’ve listed some of our faves below!


ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS, In My Prime (2xLP 180g vinyl)

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the much-needed vinyl reissue of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers’ In My Prime which contains the complete NYC sessions recorded at the CI Recording Studios (New York) on December 29, 1977.This unique album comes as a deluxe 180g DOUBLE vinyl edition (strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide) with obi strip and is packaged in a gatefold jacket featuring the original artworks and session shots from Mark Bug Zester, Don Diesveld & Hans Harzheim (known for their work with artists such as Sun Ra, Chet Baker and Pharoah Sanders). To top it all off, this release also includes the original liner notes written by renowned author and producer Chip Stern (Ginger Baker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis). Released exclusively for Record Store Day 2022.


RAY CHARLES, Genius Loves Company (2xLP)
One of the most the most popular and commercially successful albums of Ray Charles’ illustrious career, Genius Loves Company reached #1 on the Billboard 200, and won 8 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2005.  It sold over 200,000 copies in the US alone during it’s first week of release and went on to Triple Platinum status.  This duet album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in music like Norah Jones, James Taylor, BB King, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and more.  It is also notable, and fitting, as the final album Ray Charles ever recorded.


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, Travelin’ Band (Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1970) (7″ vinyl)
Featuring a previously unreleased live version of the all-time classic song, recorded at Royal Albert Hall in 1970.  The b-side is a live version of the classic “Who’ll Stop the Rain” recorded in Oakland in 1970.


MILES DAVIS, What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 (2xLP)
This double LP release features one of Miles Davis’ final great bands: John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever,” critic Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and this revelatory performance has been lovingly mixed and mastered for its first ever release, on vinyl for Record Store Day 2022. (A CD will be part of the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg Series, focusing on the 1981-1985 period, later in the year.) What It Is includes tracks from that year’s release Star People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’s We Want Miles. The recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 release Decoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.

PETER GABRIEL, Live Blood (3xLP blood red vinyl)

Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23 & 24 March 2011 and originally released the following year, Live Blood is exactly what its name suggests – the live incarnation of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood project where he reworked a chunk of his back catalogue for a 46-piece orchestra. “I was determined that it shouldn’t be just a sort of ‘Hits goes to the Orchestra’. So we did two things different: one was to try to choose songs that were more textural, more journey songs, more evocative, ambient pieces and less the obviously structured pop songs, and the second thing we did was, we threw away the rock band; most people when they do orchestral projects keep the rock band and add orchestra, but we took away guitar, we took away bass, we took away drum kit, and in a way that meant that we were more committed and had only to use the colours of the palette of the orchestra.”


JERRY GARCIA BAND, Ragged But Right (2xLP 180g vinyl)

Released in 2010, Ragged But Right features live recordings from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band’s fall 1987 tour stops at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band consists of Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), John Kahn (string bass), David Kemper (snare drum), Kenny Kosek (fiddle), David Nelson (guitar, vocals), and Sandy Rothman (mandolin, dobro, banjo, vocals). Available for the first time on vinyl, this 2 LP set is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket.


THE HEARTBREAKERS, The L.A.M.F. Demo Sessions (magenta vinyl LP)

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath and Jerry Nolan) with four studio demo sessions from 1976 and 1977, compiled onto one album for the first time. Two sessions were recorded in 1976 in New York, including four tracks in their early incarnation with Richard Hell and later six tracks after Billy Rath had joined on bass. In London in 1977, they recorded one session just prior to signing with Track Records, and another after L.A.M.F. had been released, with The Clash’s Terry Chimes on drums replacing the newly departed Jerry Nolan. Pressed on transparent magenta vinyl, it comes with a 12” poster of the Roberta Bayley cover photo, an outtake from the L.A.M.F. cover session, and an inner bag with Walter Lure interviewed by Johnny Thunders’ biographer Nina Antonia in 2005. The album shows the development of the band building towards their classic 1977 ‘L.A.M.F.’ album (recently reissued with a newly found original master), and further points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.


VARIOUS ARTISTS, Soul Jazz Records Presents STUDIO ONE CLASSICS (2xLP)

Studio One Classics features a non-stop selection of stone-cold classic Studio One killers! Spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album is a celebration of the music of Studio One Records and features a who’s who of Jamaican Reggae: Bob Marley, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Sugar Minott, Don Drummond, Prince Jazzbo & more. This collection contains numerous legendary tracks, including Bob Marley and the Wailers’ ‘Simmer Down’,” “Love Me Forever” by Carlton & His Shoes, Slim Smith’s “Rougher Yet,” Horace Andy’s “Fever,”, Alton Ellis’s ‘I’m Just A Guy’, The Skatalites’ blazing ‘Confucious’ and loads more. Timeless stuff ‘ every track here is indeed a classic!


PAUL MCCARTNEY/ST. VINCENT
, “Women & Wives” (12″ vinyl)
Limited edition exclusive 12” vinyl celebrating the 2022 Record Store Day Song of the Year “Women and Wives”. Featuring Paul McCartney’s original version of the song from the #1 album McCartney III on side A, and St. Vincent’s reimagined version from McCartney III Imagined on side B. One-time worldwide run of 3000 numbered copies.


PRINCE, The Gold Experience (2xLP translucent gold vinyl)

The Gold Experience was the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol, and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “SLAVE” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “Eye Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim. The Record Store Day 2022 re-release of The Gold Experience is an homage to the rare US-only promo version of the album released in 1995. The two-LP set is pressed onto translucent gold vinyl with a bonus suite of “Eye Hate U” remixes on Side D.


TANGERINE DREAM, Alpha Centauri (2xLP)
Recorded at the Dierks Studio in Stommeln, the album featured a line up of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, and Steve Schroyder with guests Udo Dennebourg (flute) and Roland Pualyck (synthesizer). First released in Germany on the Ohr label, the influence of the album was immense, with the band creating imaginative soundscapes previously unheard on record. This Esoteric Reactive edition for Record Store Day 2022 includes inner bags with an essay and rare photographs and has been re-mastered from recently discovered master tapes and was cut at Abbey Road Studios. It is a replica of the original 1971 Ohr Records gatefold LP release and also includes a bonus 12-inch 45 rpm EP featuring “Ozillator Planet Concert” which has never been officially re-released on vinyl since it first appeared as part of the 1971 double album “Ossiach Live”. Also included on this EP are both sides of the classic “Ultima Thule” single issued in Germany in 1971.


VARIOUS ARTISTS, Sweet Relief – A Benefit for Victoria Williams (2xLP)

In 1992, Victoria Williams was a talented singer-songwriter with a big problem: diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as she started gaining widespread exposure, she had no health insurance to cover her treatment costs. Within a year, an army of fans and friends, including Pearl Jam, Soul Asylum, Lou Reed, The Jayhawks and Giant Sand, recorded favorites from her songbook for Sweet Relief; that same year, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was established to offer funds for any musician in need of care. For the first time, this landmark album is available on vinyl to once again remind music lovers of the need for fair, affordable medical treatment for everyone.

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