Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Legacy Recordings Releasing Vinyl Collectibles To Celebrate Record Store Day 10th Anniversary

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day with an electrifying lineup of exclusive new and collectible 7" and 12" vinyl releases.

For RSD 2017, Legacy is offering an extraordinary range of 7" and 12" titles from a variety of artists including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toto, Robert Johnson, Dennis Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and many others.

Now in its 10th year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April. RSD has named St. Vincent as Record Store Day's Madame Ambassador 2017.

Record Store Day 2017 will be celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 22, 2017. To locate your nearest participating RSD 2017 retailer, please visit: http://recordstoreday.com/Stores

Legacy Recordings Record Store Day 2017 releases include:

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Hammersmith Odeon London '75 - 4LP 12" vinyl - Numbered
On November 18, 1975, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band made their first concert appearance outside of America, at London's Hammersmith Odeon. Born to Run had been released three months earlier, and Springsteen had famously appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek three weeks before the Hammersmith gig--was the rest of the world finally ready for him? More than 40 years later, Hammersmith Odeon London '75 answers with a resounding "yes"--and now, for the first time on vinyl, fans can experience the magic of that unforgettable night.

Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection - 3LP 12" vinyl- Numbered
In 1936 and 1937, Robert Johnson recorded two sessions of Delta blues that would profoundly shape the course of rock music over the 20th century. The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection is the ultimate document of these groundbreaking sessions. All 42 known recordings are exquisitely remastered on 3 LPs, packaged in a deluxe tri-fold jacket including extensive liner notes--the first time Johnson's complete recorded works are available in one vinyl package. This set also includes an exclusive bonus poster featuring the original labels of Johnson's 78 RPM singles, released by Vocalion 80 years ago.

Toto - "Africa"/"Rosanna" Picture Disc - 1LP 12" vinyl
Two of Toto's biggest hits--the chart-topping "Africa" and Grammy Award-winning smash "Rosanna"--return to vinyl on a special recreation of a limited edition, die-cut, Africa-shaped picture disc originally released in 1982, featuring a map of the continent on the A-side and an image of actress Rosanna Arquette, the inspiration for "Rosanna," on the B-side. This is the first release in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Toto, one of the best-selling and most virtuosic rock bands of all time.

Dennis Wilson - Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) - 2LP 12" colored vinyl
Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) features highlights from the recording sessions for the planned second album by Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. Recorded in 1978 as the follow-up to Wilson's classic Pacific Ocean Blue, these eclectic and ambitious recordings were left unreleased when Wilson died in 1983, and remained so until 2008. Now, the power and emotion of Wilson's lost masterpiece can be heard on a newly designed 2LP set pressed on colored vinyl and featuring new liner notes by Ken Sharp.

Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson - 1LP 12" white/yellow half-color vinyl
Harry Nilsson's 1971 masterpiece Nilsson Schmilsson will be pressed on yellow and white split color vinyl for Record Store Day. This classic LP--the first of two that Nilsson recorded in England with producer Richard Perry--features the Grammy Award-winning No. 1 hit "Without You" (written and originally recorded by Badfinger and later a hit for Mariah Carey) plus the quirky Top 10 smash "Coconut" and the hard-driving "Jump Into the Fire." This special reissue also includes a reproduction of the poster included with original copies of the album.

Santana – Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 - 1LP 12" black vinyl
When Santana took the stage at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 16, 1969, the group was virtually unknown outside of the thriving Bay Area music scene. By the time they triumphantly closed their set, they were one of the festival's biggest surprises. Santana delivered a career-making performance melding Latin rock and bruising blues that readied the world for the band's platinum-selling debut album, released weeks later. Santana Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 takes listeners back to that jaw-dropping show, pressed on vinyl for the first time.

Johnny Cash – The Johnny Cash Children's Album - 1LP 12" black vinyl
The Johnny Cash Children's Album showcases another side of The Man in Black. Released in 1975, this LP features lighthearted songs like "Nasty Dan" (written by Sesame Street writer Jeff Moss and first performed by Cash on the classic children's program), the original "I Got a Boy (and His Name is John)" (written about Cash's only son, John Carter Cash, who contributes liner notes to this reissue) and "Old Shep," famously recorded by Elvis Presley in 1956. Available on vinyl for the first time in more than 40 years, The Johnny Cash Children's Album is good clean country fun for the whole family.

Pearl Jam - "State of Love and Trust"/"Breath" - 7" black vinyl single
First heard 25 years ago on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's Singles, Pearl Jam's "State of Love and Trust" and "Breath" are coupled on 45 RPM 7" vinyl for the first time. The double platinum soundtrack album exposed mainstream audiences to the burgeoning Seattle grunge scene, and helped establish bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Mudhoney. Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition will be released on CD and LP in May and features a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material from Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg and more.

Dave Matthews Band – Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 - 4LP 12" silver vinyl
Dave Matthews Band released one of their full-length concerts as an album for the first time with Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95. It sold over 2 million copies--the group's most successful live release to date--and proved what faithful fans already knew: that Dave Matthews Band were one of the most engaging concert attractions in the world--a fact that hasn't changed in the two decades since its release. Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 is available as a 4LP set for the first time for RSD 2017, pressed on silver 150-gram vinyl, remastered and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and packaged in a slipcase with four individual jackets.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live At Carnegie Hall - 2LP 12" vinyl
Stevie Ray Vaughan celebrated his 30th birthday in style in 1984, turning New York's Carnegie Hall into a blistering Texas roadhouse for a sold out audience. Backed by Double Trouble (bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton) and featuring an all-star guest list that included Dr. John on piano and organ, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar and horn players from Roomful of Blues, it's easy to hear why SRV deemed the show his "best birthday ever, forever." Live At Carnegie Hall is available as a limited 2LP opaque brown vinyl set, exclusively for Record Store Day.

Jimi Hendrix - Live at George's Club 20 - 2LP 12" black vinyl
Live At George's Club 20 collects raw amateur live recordings of Jimi Hendrix performing with Curtis Knight, made in December 1965 and January 1966—just months before the discovery of the game-changing guitarist in Greenwich Village by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. These raucous blues and soul recordings represent the closest approximation we have to what Chandler heard when he first spotted Hendrix at the CafĂ© Wha? on MacDougal Street.  Never before officially released in America, Jimi's primal guitar, compelling voice and magnetic persona are evident throughout inspired interpretations of classic material by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles and others.  This specially priced, two LP offering from Dagger Records, the official bootleg label created by Experience Hendrix, presents the original recordings restored by Hendrix's longtime sound engineer Eddie Kramer. These remarkable recordings are free of the extraneous overdubs and excess audio manipulation apparent on earlier, unsanctioned releases of these performances.

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive - 1LP 12" single
The highly collectible 12" single version of Pink Floyd's groundbreaking Interstellar Overdrive is a one-sided mono record struck on 180gram black vinyl and spins at 33-1/3rpm. The single includes a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken when Pink Floyd was recording the group's debut single, "Arnold Layne." Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, this version of Interstellar Overdrive is a previously unreleased recording from 1966, running close to 15 minutes long. The original recording was made at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on November 31, 1966, prior to Pink Floyd's signing with EMI. A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band's debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The images for the single's artwork are taken from the band's gig at UFO at the Blarney Club, London on January 13, 1967. The short-lived UFO Club was the scene of the band's early, pioneering psychedelic shows that saw Pink Floyd establish the group's prominence in the UK music scene.