UMe is celebrating 2018’s Black Friday Record Store Day, 23 November with 10 must-have, limited edition vinyl releases from some of the biggest artists including Bob Marley, Chris Cornell, Frank Zappa, Guns N’Roses, Ella Fitzgerald and U2. This year’s bounty of releases ranges from several vinyl debuts, unique color vinyl pressings, one-of-a-kind picture discs, and specially designed packaging, which in the case of the 45th anniversary edition of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ Catch A Fire resembles a flip-top lighter while Sublime’s Greatest Hits is presented as an oversized matchbook.
Fans of both U2 and Arcade Fire will want to snatch up the double A-side of U2’s classic ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’ from the Batman Forever soundtrack. The 12-inch LP features a new remaster of the original song on one side, and a remix by St Francis Hotel featuring vocalists Gavin Friday and Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne on the other.
Chris Cornell’s incredible legacy is honored with a 7-inch of the recently unearthed track ‘When Bad Does Good’ found in Cornell’s archive of recordings, pressed on black and white marble vinyl and backed with a live version of Temple of the Dog’s ‘Stargazer.’ Following on the heels of Record Store Day’s wildly popular colored vinyl edition of Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella At Zardi’s, a completely unreleased live performance captured just 10 days before, will be released as Ella At The Shrine: Prelude To Zardi’s on translucent yellow vinyl.
Among the many other highlights is a collectible picture disc of Frank Zappa’s 1968 album We’re Only In It For The Money featuring the rare mono mix, a 7-inch of Gun N’ Roses ‘Shadow Of Your Love’ on red vinyl, Sheryl Crow’s debut album Tuesday Night Music on vinyl for the first time in the U.S., looking especially cool on blue wax, and the vinyl debut of Stay Awake: Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films, the 1988 compilation featuring artists like Ringo Starr, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Michael Stipe, The Replacements, Bonnie Raitt, Was (Not Was), Sun Ra and His Arkestra, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O’Connor, Harry Nilsson, Aaron Neville, NRBQ and many more putting their spin on songs from classic Disney films.
Rounding out the releases, Unwritten Law’s two Christmas songs, ‘Unwritten Christmas’ featuring fellow pop-punkers Sum 41 and their take on ‘Please Come Home For Christmas,’ are being released together as a 7-inch on black vinyl in time for the holidays.
All the special Black Friday releases will be available at Record Store Day-participating record stores on Friday, November 23. Visit the official Record Store Day website for more details and to find your local shops.