On Friday, the people behind Record Store Day will celebrate Black Friday in independent record shops across the country. Among the special releases available that day:
The London Chuck Berry Sessions, from 1972, is being reissued on vinyl. It contains the full live rendition of “My Ding-a-Ling,” which was edited down to become his only number-one single.
Blue Oyster Cult’s Rarities Volume 1 (1969-1976) contains 17 tracks never released on vinyl.
The Byrds’ “You Movin’” and “Boston” seven-inch single contains the first versions of the songs written by Gene Clark.
The Doors’ 1970 double album Absolutely Live has been remastered for this blue vinyl edition.
Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is a seven-inch single that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the song with new backing by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales’s 1998 live album, Side Trips – Volume One, gets its first vinyl pressing.
The Grateful Dead Records Collection is a five-LP box set containing Wake of the Flood, From the Mars Hotel, Blues for Allah and Steal Your Face.
Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits is back on vinyl after being out of print for many years.
Greg Lake’s “I Believe in Father Christmas” 10-inch single has the original 1975 version on one side and a 2002 re-recording on the other.
Paul McCartney and The Roots’ version of “Wonderful Christmastime” will be out on red and green seven-inch singles, with B-sides from Norah Jones and The Decemberists from the Holidays Rule, Volume 2 album.
Iggy Pop’s 1979 album New Values gets a new vinyl pressing.
Queen’s “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” get a new 12-inch single pressing to mark the 40th anniversary of News of the World.
Queen drummer Roger Taylor’s solo song “Journey’s End” gets a 10-inch single release with two previously unreleased tracks.
The Raspberries’ Pop Art Live gets a three-LP reissue with two bonus tracks not available on CD and digital versions.
Otis Redding’s Live in Europe (50th Anniversary Edition) gets reissued in mono on red vinyl.
Rush’s “Closer to the Heart” gets reissued as a seven-inch single ahead of the 40th anniversary box set of A Farewell to Kings on December 1st.
Cat Stevens’s The Laughing Apple gets a limited-edition vinyl picture disc.
Toto’s 10-inch picture disc has the classic “Hold the Line” and “Alone,” a new track from the band’s upcoming greatest hits album, 40 Trips Around the Sun.
The Turtles ’66 features mono mixes of tracks originally released in 1966.
Twisted Sister‘s 2006 album, A Twisted Christmas, gets its first vinyl pressing.
Neil Young’s Harvest Moon gets its first North American release on vinyl.
U2 takes part with a 12-inch singles of “The Blackout” from Songs of Experience. There was just one pressing of the single at Jack White‘s Third Man Pressing in Detroit. Black vinyl editions will be available at Record Store Day shops, with 750 colored vinyl copies on offer exclusively at Third Man Records in Nashville and Detroit.
Sting‘s Live at the Bataclan is a 12-inch vinyl disc with six songs from his November 12th, 2016 show marking the first anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Paris venue.
And as for regularly scheduled Friday releases, this week’s offerings are:
Eagles – 40th anniversary edition of Hotel California with bonus tracks
Whitesnake – The Purple Tour (Live) on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl
Scorpions – Born to Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads
INXS – 30th anniversary edition of Kick
Jon Anderson-less version of Yes – Topographic Drama, recorded during 12 U.S. shows last February when they performed their 1980 album Drama in its entirety, along with the first and fourth sides of 1973’s Tales From Topographic Oceans