RSD Black Friday News, New Releases from Nick Cave, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The War On Drugs, Cabaret Voltaire, Pink Floyd + Vinyl Bargains from £12.99!

Posted by Mark Merrifield on

All our Black Friday Record Store Day Stock will go live for sale at 6.00pm on Friday 27th November. There are 50+ items this year, we will have FULL info on this site by evening of Friday 20th November.

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The biggest release of the week is the brand new NICK CAVE haunting new live album Idiot Prayer LIVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE recorded earlier in the year. "Cave’s performance in an empty hall, with just piano and voice, seems to try and ward off the terrifying silence of the Covid-19 age” Evening Standard Available HERE

Late additions from last week include  Kylie's new album Disco which has landed on limited edition blue vinyl or Deluxe CD with 4 bonus tracks. Trees Trees 50th Anniversary Edition, Gwenifer Raymond Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain The Sensible Gray Cells 7" single Get Back Into The World, The Bongolian Harlem Hipshake and Vice Squad - Battle of Britain - on white vinyl limited to just 250 copies.

Released earlier this month is a limited deluxe 4CD disc box set edition of Wilco's third album Summerteeth. The original album from 1999 has been remastered with 24 previously unreleased outtakes and demos plus live at the Boulder Theatre and an essay by Mojo Editor John Mulvey.

Some great new Bargains landed this week - lots of fantastic titles from 90s indie rock & electronic and more recent indie releases like Future Island's The Far Field too. All on vinyl including The Best of The LibertinesThe Breeders - All NerveThe Amps - Pacer, several releases by Cocteau Twins, The National - The Virginia EP The Prodigy's Music For A Jilted Generation and Their Law The Singles 1990-2005 Sonic Youth - The Eternal and lots more - from £12.99 get stuck in. Great for *whispers* Christmas presents and they're going very fast! 

The Strokes - This Is It Daughter - Not To Disappear, Black Midi - Schlagenheim and Lush's Snail Mail on vinyl are all back in stock. 

It's an excellent week for NEW RELEASES folks...

Prolific Aussie psychedelic rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have a new release this week: Live In San Francisco '16 which is available as a deluxe 2LP or strandard 2LP or CD and the forthcoming album KG has been put back to 11th December. Available to Pre-Order now.

Pink Floyd release Delicate Sound of Thunder this week. Restored, re-edited and remixed live material. The setlist carefully balances the then-new material from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason released & toured in 1987 and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side Of The Moon (Time, On The Run, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were Here, The Wall's Comfortably Numb and a cathartic Run Like Hell. Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder still stands as a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best. Lots of formats to chooses from. We have the 3LP, 2CD, DVD & Blu Ray Editions in stock.

The War On Drugs - Live Drugs is a collection of live tracks from years of tours 'showcasing the evolution of the band’s live show over the years.' We have limited edition opaque purple vinyl and CDs in stock.

Richard H. Kirk is Cabaret Voltaire's sole remaining member and Shadow of Fear is the band's first studio album in 26 years and formed from a series of live shows. 'The tone and personality of Cabaret Voltaire is ingrained in its core as it dances across techno, dub, house, 1970s Germany and general esoteric explorations coupled with mangled vocal samples.' In stock on cassette, CD or limited edition double purple vinyl.

Rochdale electronic duo Autechre have a companion release to Sign, Plus is out on Friday on CD and double vinyl.

Taylor Swift's latest album Folklore, co produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, is 17 track album featuring a duet with Bon Iver. It's released on beige double vinyl on Friday.

John William's iconic Soundtrack for The Empire Strikes Back performed by London Symphony Orchestra is out on double blue vinyl.


We have a series of half speed master releases of Bob Marley & The Wailers' albums celebrating the 75th anniversary of Bob Marley's birth. Choose from Uprising, Legend, Kaya, Catch A Fire and LIVE

Mork N Mindy is an excellent new single by Sleaford Mods feat. Billy Nomates with a cracking video by Ben Wheatley. Limited edition clear 7" single, limited to 1,000 copies.

British/German hard rock band UFO's 1979 album Strangers In The Night has been remastered and is released on Friday on clear vinyl. The double album was recorded during the bands October 1978 US tour and features all their greatest hits. Limited to 1000 copies.

No Harm Done is the new album from Colarado's 'freewheelin' melodist' the experimental folk singer Josephine Foster it features Matthew Schneider (Moon Bros) Available on CD or Vinyl.

Nottingham Rock/Blues band Little Barrie & London songwriter/drummer Malcolm Catto have teamed up for '7 tracks of breaks and sci-fi fuzz for maverick Madlib's label Madlib Invazion'. Quatermass Seven is released this Friday 20th Nov. In stock on vinyl  or CD.

Brooklyn Indie rock band Dirty Projectors collect 2020's 5 EP's on one CD/2LP. Each EP features a different band member on lead vocals — Maia, Felicia, Kristin and Dave — with everyone trading verses on the fifth and final installment. We have the indie exclusive crystal clear double vinyl in stock.

The 20th Anniversary edition of Coldplay's Parachute is released on transparent yellow vinyl.

The Specials  -  More Specials is reissued as a double album with bonus 7" single Stereotype/International Jet Set

On September 20th and 21st 2019, Eric Clapton had his fifth and final Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, TX. Clapton has curated the release of an album which includes performances by James Bay, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shery Crow, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Lianne La Havas, Los Lobos, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, The Marcus King Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and many more. Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 is released in several formats. We have the 2DVD set, a 3CD set in stock.  As with previous releases, all profits will benefit The Crossroads Centre which offers therapeutic addiction treatment

Bridges were a Norwegian psychedelic-rock band from 1978-1981. They featured a-ha’s Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen.  Vakenatt was their second album. It was recorded in Oslo between 1980 and 1981 and first released in 2018. It's in stock on CD.

John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) releases Fogerty's Factory this week. All tracks were recorded since March 2020 and feature John and his children Shane, Tyler and Kelsy Fogerty. It's in stock on CD.

The legendary Bill Withers' Greatest Hits gets a reissue this week on vinyl

Pink Friday is the 2010 debut album by the Trinidadian-American hip hop artist, actress & model Nicki Minaj. The album features guest vocals from Eminem, Rihanna, Drake,, Kanye West and Natasha Bedingfield. It gets a reissue this week. Double black vinyl.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Maui is a new double CD + Blu Ray box set with 32 page booklet.

RCA have released a 50th Anniversary Celebration Elvis Presley's 1970 'Marathon Sessions' In stock as a 4CD deluxe box set From Elvis In Nashville or as a double LP of highlights.

New Model Army's 2005 album Carnival was released 25 years into the Bradford band’s career. A 'Redux' Edition is out this week 'reimagined and reborn'. Newly mastered with additional tracks. Ltd White 2LP and CD Book edition in stock.

The Bug aka Kevin Martin, and producer / vocalist Dis Fig aka Felicia Chen, refer to their style on In Blue as “Tunnel Sound”; a foggy, melancholic meltdown of narco-dancehall-soul and dread-drenched, electronic dub. In stock on CD

Best selling US singer Josh Groban releases a new album Harmony this week. Available on CD

John Hiatt & The Goners' 2003 album Beneath This Gruff Exterior gets a reissue on Ltd Grey/Clear vinyl. As do Hiatt's Crossing Muddy Waters, The Tiki Bar Is Open and Master of Disaster all on ltd coloured vinyl.

The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac has been reissued on double black vinyl. 

Annie Lennox's A Christmas Cornucopia is released as a special anniversary edition with new packaging and a new track. In stock on CD

Other Christmas faves out this week: Ball & Boe Together at Christmas on CD, Neil Diamond with the London Symphony Orchestra Classic Diamonds on CD & 2LP, Jamie Cullum The Pianoman At Christmas on CD.


We have copies of the June 2020 reissue of Joy Division's debut studio album Unknown Pleasures on vinyl

Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind 2014 reissue on vinyl is also new in stock.

BEST OF 2020

We are compiling your Albums of the Year choices right now, do get in touch if you haven't had a chance yet. Contact us via the website to let us know your top 3 albums of 2020 and a line to say why you've picked them. We'll let you know ours too in a newsletter coming soon!

Take it easy, Mark.

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