Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and Nirvana for Record Store Day "Black Friday"

Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and Nirvana for Record Store Day "Black Friday"

Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and Nirvana are among the artists who're releasing exclusive limited editions on November 23 as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday".

A full list of this year's release is available here.

Among the highlights are:

David Bowie - "The Jean Genie". 7" picture disc in advance of the 40th Anniversary reissue of Aladdin Sane. The b-side is "The Jean Genie (BBC Top of the Pops 1973)".

Bob Dylan – Duquesne Whistle 7″: "Duquesne Whistle", a song Dylan wrote with Robert Hunter on his latest album Tempest, backed with a previously unreleased version of "Meet Me In The Morning" from the Blood On The Tracks sessions. Limited to 5,000 copies. The appearance of this unreleased version of "Meet Me In The Morning" adds to speculation that a forthcoming edition of Dylan's Bootleg Series will focus on Blood On The Tracks.

Nirvana – 20th Anniversary Edition of Incesticide 45RPM Edition: Recompiled and remastered from the original analog master tape and recording sources, this limited edition audiophile edition of Incesticide was pressed by Analogue Productions on two 180gram virgin vinyl discs and cut at 45 RPM vinyl for superior audio quality to past 33 1/3 RPM reissues. The faithful recreation of the jacket designed by Kurt Cobain includes the lyric sheet art and for the first time comes housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. Gold foiled stamped and individually numbered. Limited to 4,000 copies.

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones EP. 7" vinyl EP (originally released in 1964) now available in its original format for the first time since the original release.

Joe Strummer – Live at Action Town Hall: Vinyl recording of Strummer’s historic reunion with Mick Jones in 2002. Limited to 1,800 copies.

The Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico – Scepter Studios Acetate: The rare April 1966 Scepter Studios recordings captured on acetate featuring early, alternate versions of songs later issued on The Velvet Underground & Nico available now for the first time ever on 180g vinyl, gold foil stamped with individual number. Limited to 5,000 copies.

The White Stripes 7″ singles: Three early 45RPMS singles from the band repressed on red vinyl: “Fell in Love With a Girl” b/w “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself”; “Hotel Yorba” (Live at the Hotel Yorba) b/w “Rated X” (Live at the Hotel Yorba); “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” b/w “Stop Breaking Down”


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