RSD DROPS 2020 ALL
A-side is the first new material in 20 years from indie rock icons Archers of Loaf with a cover of "Street Fighting Man" originally recorded by The Rolling Stones on B-side.
"Raleigh Days"/"Street Fighting Man"
Limited edition companion to Mikal Cronin's 2019 Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On" series.
“Shelter”|”Show Me”|”Feel It All”|”Fire”|”Sold”|”I've Got”|”Reason”|”Caravan”|”Guardian Well”|”Lost a Year”|”On the Shelf”
40th Anniversary Edition of The Cure's second studio album Seventeen Seconds, featuring their first UK top 40 single "A Forest". Pressed on picture disc for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020
'All These Perfect Crosses is a collection of songs that came from the sessions for Faith In The Future, We All Want The Same Things, and I Need A New War. For Craig, these three records are one body of work, and the songs on this collection are pieces of that larger narrative. For various reasons, these songs didn't appear on the records they were recorded for, but they still tell a part of the same story: modern people trying to make it through, to keep their heads above water, to live past their mistakes, to survive.
A1. All These Perfect Crosses A2. It's Never Been A Fair Fight A3. Ram In The Thicket A4. Wild Animals A5. Calvary Court (Full Band)
B1. God in Chicago (Horn Version) B2. Eventually I Made It To Sioux City B3. They Know Where I Live B4. Sometimes She Doesn't Call Back B5. Screenwriter's School
C1. Three Drinks C2. Extras C3. Calvary Court (Piano Version) C4. Rescue Blues (Demo) C5. Tangletown (Demo)
D1. Plattsburgh (Acoustic) D2. It's Never Been A Fair Fight (Acoustic) D3. Magic Marker (Acoustic) D4. Blankets (Acoustic) D5. Grant at Galena (Acoustic)
Kelly Finnigan’s debut solo album for Colemine Records represents the culmination of his 15 years of experience - in the studio as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer - and touring the US and Europe as a singer, musician, and band-leader. The content reflects his dedication to expression through the rich American music traditions of soul, gospel, doo-wop, and R&B. The subject is love. Its ecstasies and heartaches. Love sought, found, betrayed, lost, and rediscovered. The result is a marvelous collection of songs and performances that run the gamut from whispering tenderness to roaring appeals; from lean and mean to lush and lovely. And always…always, manifestly honest, and undeniably soulful. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music: a visionary that writes, records, performs and produces his own material.
Colemine Records is proud to present the instrumental version of The Tales People Tell, showcasing Kelly's superior production and arrangement talents.
1. “I Don't Wanna Wait” 2. “I'll Never Love Again” 3. “Smoking & Drinking” 4. “Every Time It Rains” 5. “Catch Me I'm Falling” 6. “Since I Don't Have You Anymore” 7. “Impressions Of You”
8. “I Called You Back Baby” 9. “Freedom” 10. “Can't Let Him Down”
The 1994 debut solo record from The Specials’ Terry Hall. Available on vinyl for the first time, for Record Store Day 2020.
“Forever J” / “You” / “Sense” / “I Drew A Lemon” / “Moon On Your Dress” / “No No No” / “What's Wrong With Me” / “Grief Disguised As Joy” / “First Attack Of Love” / “I Don't Got You”
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In May 2002, Disney pulled the plug on Mammoth Records just weeks before the June 25th release date of John Wesley Harding's The Man with No Shadow. No more than 300 hundred journalists received advance CDs of Harding's new record, while only a handful of radio stations received the single "Negative Love'. No other physical copies existed. Over the years those advance CDs have fetched untold hundreds of dollars from an eager fan base in search of Wes' great 'lost" album. Though many - but not all - of the songs ended up on 2004's Adam's Apple (DRT Records), which All Music Guide called 'the finest album of his career', those that did make the cut were in a jumbled running order. The album has never previously been released on vinyl. The Man With No Shadow First Edition restores the album to Wes's original vision. The audio has been remastered from the original tapes, and the package includes cover art from the original sessions and extensive liner notes. The CD package includes the original album plus a bonus unheard band demos and studio outtakes, all previously unreleased.
1. Nothing At All 2. Negative Love 3. Monkey and his Cat 4. Sleeper, Awake 5. Hard 6. Pull 7. Sussex Ghost Story 8. It Stays 9. When You Smile 10. Sluts 11. She Never Talks 12. Already Dead 13. Protest Protest Protest (from Adam's Apple) 14. Slippery Slide to Bliss (Out-take) 15. Sluts (Demo) 16. Negative Love (Demo) 17. Monkey and his Cat (Demo) 18. Sleeper, Awake (Demo)
NC folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger re-record two of their original songs, "Cat's Eye Blue" (from their critically acclaimed 2019 album Terms of Surrender) "Standing in the Doorway" (a 2017 digital-only single) at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond VA, with contributions from their in-house orchestra. The latest in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series.
“Cat’s Eye Blue”/”Standing In The Doorway”
Six songs from Brittany Howard, recorded with her full touring band at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville. The collection captures Howard’s songs in a raw and exciting live setting. Features album tracks “Stay High”, “He Loves Me” and more.
SIDE A 1. Stay High 2. Baby 3. He Loves Me
SIDE B 1. 13th Century Metal 2. Tomorrow 3. Presence
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Brand new studio record of all new original material from Hall of Famer Pete Krebs. Recorded with his all-electric band The Gossamer Wings. These new songs are in line with the other two records from this line up I Know It By Heart and Sweet Ona Rose. Highly anticipated new record from internationally recognized singer-songwriter Pete Krebs.
First time on vinyl! - “Filled with seriously beautiful singing, “Drag” sharpens Ms. lang’s image as pop music’s smartest post-modern torch singer.” -New York Times
“A collection of covers that are somehow related to smoking, “Drag” is far more ambitious than the average cover record.” -All Music
Limited Edition - Pressed on smoky vinyl
k.d. lang and the Reclines major label debut from 1987. Back on vinyl for the first time in decades. “…she’s one heck of a belter on this set, with a set of pipes as big as all outdoors.” -All Music
Pressed on translucent red vinyl.
Grandpaw Would is the first solo album by Australian indie pop artist Ben Lee, released in 1995 in the US on the Beastie Boys label, Grand Royal. Twenty-five years later, New West is proud to reissue this record in a deluxe package featuring a second disc of six unreleased songs as well as two cover songs and material from Ben's 1995 EP Away With The Pixies and his 1995 7" single, “Pop Queen”. Limited pressing on birthday cake vinyl.
Side A Pop Queen ~ How Can That Be? ~ Sprawl * I'm With The Star ~ Don't Leave ~ Away With The Pixies ~ Bolt ~ Side View * Pathetic *
Side B Song 4 You ~ Trying To Sneeze * The Loft * Frigid ~ Stumbling Block * Ductile ~ Love Song ~ Green Hearts ~ My Guitar ~
Grandpaw Would was Produced and Mixed by Brad Wood and Casey Rice
~ Recorded and mixed by Brad Wood at Idful Music Corp., Chicago, Illinois
* Recorded and Mixed by Casey Rice at Steve Pavlovic’s Apartment, Sydney, Australia
Side C 1. Blind + Stale (Home Demo) + 2. Bolt (Home Demo) + 3. Here (Home Demo) + 4. Pop Queen (Home Demo) + 5. Song 4 You (Home Demo) + 6. Tugboat (Home Demo) + 7. Beat Them (Grandpaw Would Outtake) + 8. Stumbling Block (No Drums - Grandpaw Would Alt Version) +
Side D 9. Ductile * 10. Red Slurpee * 11. Shirtless * 12. Gidget Goes To Rome * 13. Happy Hand * 14. My Turntable * 15. Nature's Mosquito * 16. Be A Kid * 17. The Waiting Game ** 18. Get Your Sleep **
Tracks 1-6 Recorded by Ben Lee at Home
Tracks 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track In His Room
Track 10 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track with Josh Ratner
Track 16 Recorded on Ben’s 4-Track with Timothy Reuben, my nephew
Tracks 7, 8, 17, 18 Produced and Mixed by Casey Rice
Vinyl: $16.99 Buy
This limited edition 12” single for Record Store Day 2020 is inspired by the original, extremely limited, white label release issued in 1994 and features remixes by the Chemical Brothers and Ashley Beedle.
SIDE A: 1. “La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)” 2. “La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (Chemical Brothers Dub Remix)”
SIDE B: 1. “Roses In The Hospital (Ashley Beadle's OG Psychovocal Remix)” 2. “Roses In The Hospital (Ashley Beadle's OG Psychomental Remix)”
A recreation of the original limited edition UK 12”, this 40th Anniversary edition will be available in the US for the first time. Pressed on clear vinyl, the B-side features the rare "Band Version" of the song, and a live "I Shot the Sheriff" from the 1977 Rainbow Theatre concert, both on vinyl for the first time in 40 years.
SIDE A – 1. Redemption Song
SIDE B – 1. Redemption Song (Band Edit Version), 2. I Shot The Sheriff (Live At The Rainbow)
This Record Store Day, Sam Smith and Disclosure's cover/remix of Donna Summer's smash hit "I Feel Love" will be available on an exclusive picture disc LP. This will be the first time the track is available in physical format.
SIDE A “I Feel Love”
SIDE B “I Feel Love (Extended)”
Fuktronic is the brainchild of Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), who’ve made the ultimate electronic soundtrack for a one of a kind British gangster film. Urine said about the project: “Our dynamic is very chill, which is why we do this kind of stuff, especially because, with Fuktronic, it's electronic type soundtrack music, which we've both been doing a lot of on our own. Fuktronic is a 12-track journey; four instrumentals and eight tracks featuring original scripted and voice-acted dialogue that chronicle the trials and tribulations of a fresh-out-of-prison British gangster who hasn’t learned his lesson.”
Available as a limited edition of 2,500 individually numbered copies on blue marbled (solid blue, white & black mixed) vinyl.
1. Chase 2. Parole 3. Shot 4. Frenchy 5. Guns 6. Ladies
7. Kit Kat Klub 8. Russian 9. TTFO 10. Flight 11. Fail 12. Credits
“11 O’Clock Tick Tock” was recorded with producer Martin Hannett in Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios and originally released in May 1980. The song was U2’s first single on Island Records. This 40th anniversary limited edition LP includes the original track and the 7” b-side version of ‘Touch’, plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band’s September 1980 show at the London Marquee. Pressed on 180-gram, transparent blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeve packaging, with photo gallery on inner gatefold.
SIDE A –
1. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (Long Version) 2. Touch (Remaster)
SIDE B –
1. Touch (Live at the Marquee, London, 1980) 2. Twilight (Live at the Marquee, London, 1980)
A rare Nils Frahm rework, with brand new custom compositions by Isobel Waller-Bridge & Federico Albanese. This Record Store Day exclusive vinyl includes beautiful contributions from Josin & Sophie Hutchings and, of course, music from MKX mainstays Ólafur Arnalds, Keaton Henson, GRAMMY-nominated Sebastian Plano, Lambert, Anatole, Luke Howard and Guy Sigworth!
SIDE A –
1. For Now I Am Winter [Nils Frahm Rework] - Ólafur Arnalds, 2. Petrichor – Keaton Henson, 3. In The Blank Space (New York Recordings) – Josin, 4. The Lantern – Federico Albanese, 5. Light Ascending [ft. Shards] – Luke Howard, 6. A Small Kind of Revival – Sophie Hutchings
SIDE B –
1. Le lac - Jean-Michel Blais, 2. Porcelain – Lambert, 3. Particles (ft. Nanna Bryndís) - Ólafur Arnalds, 4. Nirai Kanai - Guy Sigsworth, 5. Éxta – Sebastian Plano, 6. No Ritual – Anatole, 7. TBC – Isobel Waller-Bridge.
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The Weeknd's No. 1 album My Dear Melancholy, available for the first time ever on vinyl. The six songs from this project, including the hit single "Call Out My Name" are featured on Side A of the 180-gram vinyl. Side B features an etched design to make this record a true collector's item.
1. Call Out My Name 2.Try Me 3. Wasted Times 4. I Was Never There 5. Hurt You 6. Privilege
This one will be a real surprise for both Wolfgang Press and 4AD fans. Featuring never before heard tracks, Unremembered, Remembered is essentially the final never-released album from The Wolfgang Press. Having exhumed the tracks, the band have mastered their final studio sessions at Abbey Road and they sound magnificent. Art for this release has been done by long-time 4AD collaborator Chris Bigg and it will be available on limited edition red vinyl.
SIDE A: 1. “You Say You Love Me (demo)” 2. “God, Let If Shine On (demo)” 3. “My Mother Told Me (demo)”
SIDE B: 1. “Black Hole Star (demo)” 2. “Liar (demo)” 3. “Miss H.I.V. (demo)”
RSD 2020 Ambassador Brandi Carlile has strong ties to her hometown Seattle. Her RSD 2020 release pays tribute to one of the region's most legendary bands, and one of her strong influences: Soundgarden.
"Black Hole Sun" / "Searching With My Good Eye Closed"
PRESSED ON AQUA BLUE COLORED VINYL PACKAGED WITH A DELUXE OBI-STRIP AND INCLUDES A DOWNLOAD CARD FOR THE FULL ALBUM
As Chuck Mosley (ex Faith No More & Bad Brains) embarked on the Reintroduce Yourself Tour, which saw him play around 160 shows during the last two years of his life, he had an idea about releasing a live collection of songs. Part of the point of the tour was to give Chuck a chance to revisit his past, in Cement, VUA, and even some stuff he wrote way back in the day. This release has a mix of those, along with one brand new song, Blue Heart, which he wrote a few months before passing. Quality recordings are scarce and others were sabotaged by off-time clapping, buzzing old amps, and endless stage banter. While we were never polished, never perfect, nor did we get all the lyrics correct, this record is 100% Chuck Mosley, and we think you'll dig it.
1. Sophie (Live in Manchester) 2. Blue Heart (Live in Knoxville) 3. Come Around (Live in Huntsville) 4. Song #2 (Live in Huntsville)
1. Nameless (Live in Manchester) 2. Tractor (Live in London) 3. Bella Donna (Live in London) 4. Bob Forest (Live in London) 5. C to G (Douglas' unapproved hidden track)
FIRST TIME EVER RELEASE FOR THE COMPLETE ALTERNATIVE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GROUP’S SEMINAL 2001 VIDEO COLLECTION BRILLIANT STUDIO RE-INTERPRETATIONS OF CLASSIC MATERIAL, INCLUDING ‘HELLO SKINNY’, ‘CONSTANTINOPLE’, ‘THIS IS A MAN’S MAN’S MAN’S WORLD’, THE ‘ONE MINUTE MOVIES’ AND MORE 2LP SET PRESSED ON ORANGE AND YELLOW VINYL AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES WORLDWIDE
Released to mark the turn of the new millennium in 2001, the “Icky Flix” DVD showcased The Residents’ award winning videos in glorious technicolor. To accompany those icky old films, the group also produced brand new recordings of each of the twenty songs, providing an alternate new soundtrack to some otherwise ancient visual material.
Inspired in places, plain ridiculous in others, “Icky Flix – The Original Soundtrack Recording” now brings together those Residential classics in their unedited entirety, as reworked by the group and singer Molly Harvey in the year 2000.
Familiar to fans, enticing to the curious and just too damn weird to everybody else, this is The Residents up to their old tricks again, reworking some of their favourite old tunes in their own style. Whether or not some members of the group ever realised they’d recorded the originals of those tunes in the first place is anybody’s guess.
Available exclusively for Record Store Day 2020, on coloured vinyl and in limited quantities worldwide.
1. ICKY IN?, 2. THE THIRD REICH & ROLL, 3. CONSTANTINOPLE, 4. HELLO SKINNY, 5. KICK A PICNIC, 6. MOISTURE, 7. ACT OF BEING POLITE, 8. PERFECT LOVE, 9. SIMPLE SONG, 10. SONGS FOR SWINGING LARVAE
1. WHERE IS SHE?, 2. VILENESS FATS (CONCENTRATE)
1. THIS IS A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD, 2. STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER, 3. HARRY THE HEAD, 4. JELLY JACK THE BONELESS BOY, 5. THE GINGERBREAD MAN (CONCENTRATE)
1. HE ALSO SERVES, 2. BAD DAY ON THE MIDWAY (CONCENTRATE), 3. JUST FOR YOU (DISFIGURED NIGHT PART 7), 4. BURN BABY BURN, 5. ICKY OUT!
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These live tracks from The Rolling Stones have never been commercially available before. "Rock In A Hard Place" was recorded live in Atlantic City and "Almost Hear You Sign" in Tokyo.
"Rock And A Hard Place"/"Almost Hear You Sigh"
Finally Back On Vinyl - Limited Edition – One Red and One Blue Vinyl 2-LP Set
Contains tracks from The Smashing Pumpkins, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jewel, R.E.M, Moloko, The Goo Goo Dolls, Eric Benet, Elliot Goldenthal, and Underworld.
Features The GRAMMY© Award Winner for Best Hard Rock Performance “The End Is the Beginning Is The End” by The Smashing Pumpkins”
SIDE ONE 1. The Smashing Pumpkins “The End Is The Beginning Is The End” 2. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Look Into My Eyes” 3. R. Kelly “Gotham City” 4. Arkama “House on Fire”
SIDE TWO 1. R.E.M. “Revolution” 2. Jewel “Foolish Games” 3. Goo Goo Dolls “Lazy Eye” 4. Lauren Christy “Breed” 5. Soul Coughing “The Bug”
SIDE THREE 1. Moloko “Fun For Me” 2. Me’Shell Ndegeocello “Poison Ivy” 3. Eric Benet “True To Myself” 4. Elliot Goldnthal “A Batman Overture”
SIDE FOUR 1. Underworld “Moaner” 2. The Smashing Pumpkins ‘The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning”
Mike Watt, legendary bassist behind Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and so much more, is the latest to release a cover of a Squeeze song for Record Store Day. Mike teams up with his Secondmen for a cover of 'In Quintessence,' the opening track from Squeeze's 1981 album East Side Story. This is the fifth installment from the Swindles series and was produced and engineered by Squeeze-aficionado Steve Mandel. This is the first time Mike's version of "In Quintessence" has ever been released and will be available as a 45 single, with the vocal version on the A-side and the instrumental version on the B-side, for Record Store Day 2020.
SIDE A: In Quintessence SIDE B: In Quintessence (Instrumental)
In 1988, Frank Zappa released the first installment of You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, a 6 volume series (12 discs total) consisting of hand picked live performances from his legendary Vault. The series was intended for CD, a relatively new medium at the time. Since vinyl & cassette were still considered the main formats, FZ created this sampler to promote the project & provide motivation to embrace the CD series. The material for the sampler was culled from tracks ranging from 1969 to 1984. The original ‘88 vinyl was mastered by Bernie Grundman. This 2020 collector’s edition is again mastered by Bernie from the original 1630 Digital Master & pressed on 180gram individual red & yellow transparent vinyl by Pallas in Germany.
LP1 / SIDE A – 1. Plastic People, 2. The Torture Never Stops
LP1 / SIDE B – 1. Montana (Whipping-floss), 2. The Evil Prince, 3. You Call That Music?
LP2 / SIDE A – 1. Sharleena, 2. Nanook Rubs It
LP2 / SIDE B – 1. The Florida Airport Tape, 2. Once Upon A Time, 3. King Kong, 4. Dickie's Such An Asshole, 5. Cosmic Debris
Vinyl: $34.99 Buy
In 1988, two years after signing to Mercury Records, Johnny Cash released Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series, which featured new recordings of classic material. Including renowned tracks like “Ring Of Fire”, and “I Walk The Line”, the series captured one of country music’s greats singing songs that made him a legend. For the first time ever on vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2020, UMe/Mercury is proud to present Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series – Early Mixes. Cash’s early mix of the 1988 album, mastered from newly discovered tapes in the Mercury vault. Limited Edition Double LP, pressed on 180g vinyl, it is a must-have for fans and collectors.
LP 1 / SIDE A –
1. Sunday Morning Coming Down, 2. Get Rhythm, 3. I Walk The Line, 4. Long Black Veil, 5. I Still Miss Someone
LP 1 / SIDE B –
1. Blue Train, 2. I Got Stripes, 3. Peace In The Valley, 4. Five Feet High And Rising, 5. Folsom Prison Blues
LP 2 / SIDE A –
1. Cry, Cry, Cry, 2. Don't Take Your Guns To Town, 3. Tennessee Flat Top Box, 4. A Thing Called Love, 5. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
LP 2 / SIDE B –
1. Ballad Of Ira Hayes, 2. Guess Things Happen That Way, 3. Home Of The Blues, 4. Supper Time, 5. Ring Of Fire
Complimenting the release of the album This is How We Roll, this 4-track EP features alternate, extended variations of "Music Box" and "White Punks On Dope" as well as the previously unreleased version of Roxy Music’s "Virginia Plain".
SIDE A 1. White Punks on Dope 2. Music Box 3. Music Box Reprise / Griff’s Lament
SIDE B 1. Virginia Plain
Alejandro Escovedo's critically acclaimed album The Crossing with the vocals recorded in Spanish, pressed on red, white and green striped double vinyl.
1. Andare 2. Footsteps In the Shadows 3. Texas Is My Mother 4. Teenage Luggage 5. Something Blue 6. Outlaw For You 7. Amor 8. Puro 9. Waiting For Me 10. How Many Times 11. Cherry Blossom Rain 12. Sonica USA 13. Rio Navidad 14. Silver City 15. Fury and Fire 16. Flying 17. MC Overload 18. The Crossing
The original Frumpie One Piece release was only on CD. It was a collection of tracks previously released over five 7" singles, from a Bikini Kill-related band who were conceived as a singles project. This vinyl release includes the songs from the CD as well as the one 7 inch that was released after the collection (Frumpies Forever 7"). The personnel of this band was 3/4 of Bikini Kill (Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, Billy Karren), plus 1/3 of Bratmobile (Molly Neuman), and they were sometimes joined by Michelle Mae, who went on to be in The Make-Up and Weird War. The Frumpies were formed in Washington DC during the same 1991 summer that birthed the first Riot Grrrl zines and meetings, which the Frumpies dubbed Revolution Summer.
1 Malice And Discontent 2 I Just Wanna Puke On The Stereo 3 Do You Wanna Donuts 4 Baby Plays For Pritty 5 Alien Summer 6 Fuck Kitty 7 Giveaway Pile 8 Weird Machine 9 Intertube Tomorrow 10 Be Good 11 Whatshisname Hearts The Frumpies 12 She's A Real Cutie Pie 13 Safety First 14 Weary Ingenues And Snotty Brats 15 Duvet Ta 16 Fake Antagonism Rules, Okay 17 Tommy Slich 18 Deliberate Indifference 19 Planet What 20 Fuck Yr. Frumpies 21 Eunuch Nights 22 Of Ever And Now On 23 You'll See 24 Wrong Way Round
Side A: Frumpies Forever / Don't Wanna Go Home
Side B: Turn off the Faucet/ Tell Me
This single LP edit of Piñata has been lacquered at half speed master by Metropolis Mastering in London for the highest fidelity and is housed in a Blaxploitation-themed cover exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
This single LP version of Piñata, the acclaimed rap album from 2014 that debuted at Number 39 on Billboard’s Top 200, is presented in a unique cover for RSD 2020. The cover is a collaboration between Jeff Jank and Pathetic Pixels with inspiration found in the unique graphics and content of 1970s Blaxploitation films. Piñata is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax,” says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries.
This version of Piñata comes on the heels of the 2019 release of the duo’s acclaimed album
Bandana, named Album of the Year by Hypebeast, Rap Caviar, and many others, and is a welcome reminder of the undeniable musical chemistry that first catalyzed six years ago, elevating Freddie Gibbs and Madlib to the upper echelon of the genre’s teams, and placing a classic album alongside the others Madlib issued over the years, from Madvillain’s Madvillainy to Quasimoto’s The Unseen.
1. Supplier 2. Scarface 3. Deeper 4. High (ft. Danny Brown) 5. Harold’s 6. Bomb (ft. Raekwon) 7. Shitsville 8. Thuggin’ 9. Real 10. Uno
1. Robes (ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt) 2. Broken (ft. Scarface) 3. Lakers (ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint) 4. Knicks 5. Shame (ft. BJ The Chicago Kid) 6. Watts (ft. Big Time Watts) 7. Piñata (ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller)
First time on vinyl!
Aside from Knopfler’s silky score, the album contains tracks from Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Francoise Hardy, The Stranglers, Hot Chocolate and Django Reinhardt.
“…nicely evokes the picture’s wistful, nostalgic atmosphere.” -All Music
Limited Edition - Pressed on clear vinyl