Vinyl fans won’t have to wait until the spring to get their hands on exclusive titles with the announcement of Record Store Day Black Friday event on 23 November.
This year, the event is spread out over two days: Black Friday (23 November) and Small Business Saturday (24 November) in the US.
The annual celebration of independent record stores has a slew of exciting titles for collectors and beyond, from the first-ever vinyl pressings of Collective Soul’s double-platinum 1993 debut, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, to the Violent Femmes’ 2005 best-of collection, Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes, to rare out-of-print titles like the self-titled debut from Butch Trucks’ pre-Allman Brothers Band group, The 31st of February.
In addition to rare reissues, the list also includes some new releases including a picture disc edition of Smashing Pumpkins’ new album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, Weezer’s cover of ‘Africa’ by Toto on a Africa-shaped picture disc 10” single and John Coltrane’s “lost album” Selections From Both Sides At Once.
For vinyl fans outside of the US, the organization shared this note:
“Black Friday, for better or worse, is an American “thing”. Many other countries are celebrating the kick-off to the holiday season, though, and record stores in those countries may have some of these releases. They just probably won’t call them Black Friday titles. Check with your local record store if you’re not in the US.”
Scroll down to see a list of key releases and visit the official Record Store Day site to see participating stores and the full list.
Record Store Black Friday
The 31st of February – The 31st Of February (180-gram opaque red vinyl)
Collective Soul – Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid (180-gram vinyl)
Violent Femmes – Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes (coke-bottle clear vinyl)
Catherine Wheel – Like Cats And Dogs (purple vinyl)
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good (7’ LP on white/black marble vinyl)
Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club (2xLP blue vinyl)
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella At The Shrine (translucent yellow 45 RPM vinyl)
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money (LP Picture Disc)
Guns N Roses – Shadow Of Your Love b/w Movin’ To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire (smoke vinyl)
Sublime – Greatest Hits (includes a bonus flexi disc featuring the song ‘All You Need (Live At The Palace)’)
Taylor Swift – Red (crystal-clear double vinyl)
Taylor Swift – Speak Now (smoke-colored double vinyl)
U2 – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me (12” Vinyl)
Unwritten Law – Unwritten Christmas feat. Sum 41/’Please Come Home For Christmas’
Various Artists – A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper (2 x LP)
Various Artists – Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films (2 x LP)
Various Artists – The Christmas Collection (translucent red vinyl)
Various Artists – Feelin’ Right Saturday Night: The Ric & Ron Anthology (2xLP black vinyl)
Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary: Purple Funk, Vol. 2 (180-gram purple cotton candy-colored vinyl)