By Scott T. Sterling
Record collectors, start your engines.
The organizers behind the annual Record Store Day event have this year’s exhaustive list of vinyl exclusives releasing today, Black Friday 2017 (Nov. 24).
Among this year’s releases includes a pair of 7-inch singles from Paul McCartney. One is on red vinyl, the other is on green vinyl, both feature a new version of his classic “Wonderful Christmastime” featuring the Roots. The green vinyl B-side is The Decemberists’ rendition of “Jesus Christ” and the red vinyl is backed by a live Norah Jones performance of “Peace.”
The Grateful Dead Records Collection will compile Wake of the Flood, Blues For Allah, From the Mars Hotel and the double live Steal Your Face into one 5XLP box set.
Country fans can look forward to releases from Willie Nelson (Spirit and Yesterday’s Wine) and Waylon Jennings (New Stuff, Muhammad Ali tribute Here’s To The Champion), as well as Erich Church (“Mistress Named Music”).
The first North American vinyl release of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, Gorillaz’ Humanz on picture disc vinyl, reissues of J Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1 and 2, Chris Cornell’s take on the songs of Cliff Poncier and a 12-inch version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”/”We Are the Champions” are just a few of the many releases slates for RSD 2017. See the full list here.
For more information of Record Store Day and to find a store near you, check here.