Record Store Day Drops 2022 - June 18
Three long out-of-print EPs, two available for the first time on vinyl. Packaged together with an EP of brand new material. Pressed on opaque galaxy vinyl with four album-sized art cards of remastered artwork by long-time collaborator Alex Deamon.
01. Another Day
04. Computer Love
01. Project Loop
03. Six AM
04. Off White Room
01. Spinning Makes Me Dizzy
03. Micro Melodies
01. MD 5
02. MD 2
03. MD 4
04. MD 6
05. Never Held a Baby (feat. Peter Broderick)
Be Bop Deluxe
Live In The Air Age [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $51.99 Buy
The concert recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London on 26th March 1977, was one of the stand-outs from that memorable tour and it has been mixed by Stephen W. Tayler and is presented here on vinyl for the very first time. The recording reveals the improvisational side of Be Bop Deluxe, particularly on pieces such as “Shine” and “Blazing Apostles” which made each Be Bop Deluxe concert unique. Cut at Abbey Road Studios and pressed on white vinyl, this special Record Store Day limited edition release is a fitting tribute to a fine live band and the creative vision of Bill Nelson.
S1 - INTRODUCTION-BLIMPS, 2 LIFE IN THE AIR AGE, 3 FAIR EXCHANGE, 4 PIECE OF MINE, SISTER SEAGULL S2 - 1 MILL STREET JUNCTION, 2 SHIPS IN THE NIGHT, 3 SWANSONG, 4 MAID IN HEAVEN S3 - 1 SHINE, 2 ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE S4- BILL NELSON'S INTRODUCTION, 2 TWIGHLIGHT CAPERS, 3 MODERN MUSIC SUITE S5 - 1 FORBIDDEN LOVERS, 2 TERMINAL STREET S6 - 1 BLAZING APOSTLES
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The Original Lost Elektra Sessions (Expanded) [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $49.98 Buy
Paul Butterfield met aspiring blues guitarist Elvin Bishop in the early 1960s and with bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay (both from Howlin Wolf’s touring band), the new group secured a highly successful club engagement at Big John’s Folk Club in Chicago, bringing them to the attention of producer Paul A. Rothchild. During their engagement, Butterfield met and occasionally sat in with guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Rothchild was impressed with the chemistry between the two and having persuaded Paul to bring Bloomfield into the band, eventually signed them to Elektra Records in 1964. This Deluxe 3LP expanded edition of The Paul Butterfield Band’s lost sessions from the 1964-1966 era features the classic line-up working through blues classics. It is the first time this killer collection is available on vinyl and is expanded to include unreleased demo and alternate tracks recently found in the Warner Vaults.
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Travelin' Band (Live At Royal Albert Hall, 1970) [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $10.98 Buy
Featuring a previously unreleased live version of the all-time classic song, recorded at Royal Albert Hall in 1970. The b-side is a live version of the classic "Who'll Stop the Rain" recorded in Oakland in 1970.
Side A: "Travelin' Band (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1970)" / Side B: "Who'll Stop the Rain (Live at Oakland Coliseum, 1970)"
What It Is: Montreal 7/783 [RSD 2022] 
This double LP release features one of Miles Davis’ final great bands: John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever,” critic Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and this revelatory performance has been lovingly mixed and mastered for its first ever release, on vinyl for Record Store Day 2022. (A CD will be part of the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg Series, focusing on the 1981-1985 period, later in the year.)
What It Is includes tracks from that year’s release Star People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’s We Want Miles. The recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 release Decoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.
1. Speak (That’s What Happened)
2. Star People
1. What It Is
2. It Gets Better
2. Star On Cicely
1. Code 3
2. Creepin’ In
Alright / The Kitchen (Live) [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
Fresh from his Alternative/Rock Award at the BRITs, Sam Fender releases a special Record Store Day 7" single of his tracks “Alright” and “The Kitchen (Live).” Pressed on white vinyl.
Side A: Alright
Side B: The Kitchen (Live from Newcastle)
Vinyl: $23.98 Buy
In The Country is Furay’s 9th solo album, standing apart from his collaborations with groundbreaking groups Buffalo Springfield and Poco.
1. Somebody Like You
2. I Hope You Dance
3.Take Me Home, Country Roads
4. She Don't Know She's Beautiful
5. Your Love Amazes Me
6. I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)
1. Lonesome Town
2. Walkin' In Memphis
3. I'm Already There
4. The River
5. In This Life
Vinyl: $39.98 Buy
Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23 & 24 March 2011 and originally released the following year, Live Blood is exactly what its name suggests – the live incarnation of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood project where he reworked a chunk of his back catalogue for a 46-piece orchestra.
“I was determined that it shouldn’t be just a sort of ‘Hits goes to the Orchestra’. So we did two things different: one was to try to choose songs that were more textural, more journey songs, more evocative, ambient pieces and less the obviously structured pop songs, and the second thing we did was, we threw away the rock band; most people when they do orchestral projects keep the rock band and add orchestra, but we took away guitar, we took away bass, we took away drum kit, and in a way that meant that we were more committed and had only to use the colours of the palette of the orchestra.”
The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33RPM, across 3x heavyweight LPs, pressed on blood red vinyl.
Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Metropolis Mastering and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell. The album comes in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner bags and a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit).
3 The Boy in the Bubble
4 Aprčs Moi
1 The Drop
2 Washing of the Water
3 The Book of Love
5 The Power of the Heart
2 San Jacinto
3 Digging in the Dirt
4 Signal to Noise
1 Downside Up
2 Mercy Street
3 The Rhythm of the Heat
1 Blood of Eden
2 Red Rain
3 Solsbury Hill
1 In Your Eyes
2 Don’t Give Up
3 The Nest that Sailed the Sky
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and ZZ Top frontman, Billy F Gibbons, wants to take you on a desert trip. Hardware is Billy’s 3rd solo release. He compiled a group of A-listers, including Matt Sorum on drums, and Austin Hanks on guitar, and headed to Pioneertown in the California desert to record the album. Hardware features the guitar prowess and vocals that have made Billy a legend. Limited Edition CD packaged in a collectible 3-D tin case w/ expanded booklet.
1. My Lucky Card
2. She’s On Fire
4. Shuffle, Step & Slide
5. Vagabond Man
6. Spanish Fly
7. West Coast Junkie
8. Stackin’ Bones
9. I Was A Highway
11. Hey Baby, Que Paso
12. Desert High
Back From The Dead [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
A unique die-cut single in the shape of a headstone!
Side A "Back From The Dead"
Side B "Long Live Rock"
Vinyl: $22.98 Buy
In the summer of 1970, Linda Hoover, then 19, entered Manhattan’s Advantage Sound Studio to cut her first album with Gary Katz, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen leading a team that also included guitarists (and future Steely Dan members) Denny Dias & Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, and Eric Weissberg, saxophonist Jerome Richardson, plus members of the Dick Cavett Orchestra.
I Mean To Shine includes three original compositions by Linda alongside The Band’s “In A Station” (from Music From Big Pink) and Stephen Stills’ “4+20” (which appeared on CSN&Y’s Déjŕ Vu). Almost half of the album was penned by the pre-Steely Dan songwriting duo of Becker and Fagen, including what would become the album’s title track. After creating a wonderful record, album cover photos were taken and then it all fell apart.
The release was shelved over a business disagreement and if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, Hoover learned that Barbra Streisand also recorded “I Mean To Shine” (which would appear on her album Barbra Joan Streisand). Streisand’s album hit #11 and went gold. For the production team of Katz, Becker, and Fagen one success built on another and they were hired to staff positions at ABC-Dunhill Records in Los Angeles.
Hoover continued to pursue musical opportunities in New York, but with her creative team gone and no record release to show for their collective efforts, she wound up returning to her parents’ house in Florida. However, she did take a tape copy of her album home with her.
Now, with the blessing from Hoover and original producer Katz, the previously unissued album, I Mean To Shine finally sees the light of day and even features the proposed 1970 cover shot by Joel Brodsky (whose work at that time had already graced the covers of releases from The Doors, Van Morrison, The Stooges, and more). The album has been produced for release by Linda, Jay Willingham, and Grammy®-winner Cheryl Pawelski with audio restoration and mastering by Grammy®-winning engineer Michael Graves. Scott Schinder’s liner notes are informed by new interviews with Hoover and Katz.
1) I Mean To Shine
3) Roaring Of The Lamb
4) Roll Back
1) In A Station
2) Mama Tears
3) City Mug
4) 4 + 20
5) The Dove
This EP sees “Baggy Trousers” get its first outing as a 12”, with five additional tracks. Cover art is the iconic Humphrey Ocean cover illustration that graced the original 7” single in 1980.
1. Baggy Trousers (2009 – Remaster)
2. Le Grand Pantalon (Baggy Trousers)
3. Disappear (Remastered)
1. The Business
2. That’s The Way To Do It
3. On The Beat Pete (Remastered)
A long-overlooked gem from the Fantasy Records vaults, the 1972 album Sister Woman finds Esther Marrow incorporating socially-conscious lyricism with a blend of jazz, gospel, and R&B influences, backed by an all-star line-up of musicians including drummer Bernard Purdie, guitarist Cornell Dupree, and bassist Chuck Rainey. Back on vinyl for the first time since its original release, this reissue features all-analog mastering from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl at RTI. Housed in a tip-on jacket.
1. Woman In the Window
3. Trade Winds
4. Turn On To Jesus
1. Rainy Night In Georgia
2. Things Ain't Right
3. Ask Me To Dance
4. And When I Die
Color Me Country [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $24.98 Buy
Linda Martell was the first African-American woman to make the country charts and to appear at the Grand Ole Opry, and helped lay the groundwork for future artists of color in the genre. Despite multiple TV appearances, a dozen appearances at the Opry, and some big hits - including "Color Him Father", "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Bad Case of the Blues" - her 1970 debut album, Color Me Country, would also be her last. Now the album is being remastered for its first vinyl pressing in over half a century. Org Music’s reissue was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on color vinyl at Furnace Record Pressing, exclusively for Record Store Day 2022.
1 Bad Case Of The Blues
2 San Francisco Is A Lonely Town
3 The Wedding Cake
4 Tender Leaves Of Love
5 I Almost Called Your Name
6 Color Him Father
7 There Never Was A Time
8 You're Crying Boy, Crying
9 Old Letter Song
10 Then I'll Be Over You
11 Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Seven tracks from the latest self-titled My Morning Jacket album recorded solo at the famed RCA Studios in Nashville by Jim James.
1. Complex 2. Never In The Real World 3. Lucky To Be Alive 4.In Color 5. Regularly Scheduled Programming 6. Love Love Love 7. Out of Range
The Gold Experience [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $30.98 Buy
The Gold Experience was the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol, and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “SLAVE” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “Eye Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim.
The Record Store Day 2022 re-release of The Gold Experience is an homage to the rare US-only promo version of the album released in 1995. The two-LP set is pressed onto translucent gold vinyl with a bonus suite of “Eye Hate U” remixes on Side D.
1. P Control
2. NPG Operator #1
5. We March
1. NPG Operator #2
2. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
4. NPG Operator #3
6. NPG Operator #4
1. NPG Operator #5
3. Billy Jack Bitch
4. Eye Hate U
5. NPG Operator #6
1. Eye Hate U (Extended Remix)
2. Eye Hate U (Album Remix)
3. Eye Hate U (Quiet Night Mix)
4. Eye Hate U (Single Version With Guitar Solo)
5. Eye Hate U (Single Version Without Guitar Solo)
Specially created RSD exclusive double cassette release featuring Keith Richard's debut solo album, Talk Is Cheap and the live release from the Talk Is Cheap tour, Live At The Palladium
Talk Is Cheap
1. Big Enough
2. Take It So Hard
4. I Could Have Stood You Up
5. Make No Mistake
6. You Don't Move Me
1. How I Wish
3. Whip It Up
4. Locked Away
5. It Means A Lot
Live At The Hollywood Palladium
1. Take It So Hard
2. How I Wish
3. I Could Have Stood You Up
4. Too Rude
5. Make No Mistake
6. Time Is On My Side
1. Big Enough
2. Whip It Up
3. Locked Away
A blue vinyl EP, including rarities like the film soundtrack version of “East Is East”, an extended mix of “Moving”, and a previously unreleased live version of “Absolute Radio”.
SIDE A 1. Moving (East Is East Movie Mix, 1999) 2. Believer 3. Faraway (Acoustic) SIDE B 1. Lucky (No Fear) 2. You Too Can Play Alright 3. Moving (Absolute Radio Live Session, January 24, 2020)
During this famous concert, which features the iconic 1975 line-up of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Peter Baumann, Tangerine Dream performs for the first time the "Ricochet" album. This deluxe double LP package includes an OBI strip, double album jacket, printed inner sleeves a two special zootrope picture-discs.
Opera Reims Part. 1 | Opera Reims Part. 2 | Opera Reims Part. 3
Vinyl: $32.99 Buy
Recorded at the Dierks Studio in Stommeln, the album featured a line up of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, and Steve Schroyder with guests Udo Dennebourg (flute) and Roland Pualyck (synthesizer). First released in Germany on the Ohr label, the influence of the album was immense, with the band creating imaginative soundscapes previously unheard on record.
This Esoteric Reactive edition for Record Store Day 2022 includes inner bags with an essay and rare photographs and has been re-mastered from recently discovered master tapes and was cut at Abbey Road Studios. It is a replica of the original 1971 Ohr Records gatefold LP release and also includes a bonus 12-inch 45 rpm EP featuring “Ozillator Planet Concert” which has never been officially re-released on vinyl since it first appeared as part of the 1971 double album “Ossiach Live”. Also included on this EP are both sides of the classic “Ultima Thule” single issued in Germany in 1971.
1A-SUNRISE IN THE THIRD SYSTEM 1B - FLY AND COLLISION OF COMA SOLA 2A - ALPHA CENTAURI 3A-OSZILLATOR PLANET CONCERT 3B-ULTIMA THULE PART ONE 3C =ULTIMA THULE PART TWO
You Got The Power: Cameo Parkway Northern Soul 1964-1967 (U.K. Collection) [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
A 20-track collection compiling some of the most sought-after soul and R&B recordings from Philadelphia's Cameo, Parkway and Fairmount labels. Features label mainstays like Chubby Checker, The Orlons, Bunny Sigler, Evie Sands & more, as well as seminal recordings from Jerry Jackson and Frankie Beverly. Featuring hits from some of the great production teams of the 1960s and an essay by soul/R&B historian, Ady Croasdell. 2LP pressed on 180g Blue Vinyl. Mastered from original archived sources.
1 You Got The Power
2 Because of My Heart
3 (Whoa, Whoa) I Love Him So
4 Girl Don't Make Me Wait
5 It's Rought Out There
6 Envy (In My Eyes)
7 Picture Me Gone
8 Country Girl
9 Night Owl
10 Village Of Tears
11 You Just Don't Know (What You Do To Me)
12 The 81
13 Shake And Shingaling (Part 1)
14 S.O.S. (Heart In Distress)
15 Eddie's My Name
16 Pass Me By
17 The Grass (Will Sing For You)
18 (Your Love Was Just A) False Alarm
19 Who Do You Think You Are
20 You Didn't Say A Word
You Can't Sit Down: Cameo Parkway Dance Crazes 1958-1964 (U.K. Collection) [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
A 22-track collection containing some of the biggest dance craze hits from the Cameo Parkway label. Includes tracks by Cameo Parkway's biggest stars: Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons, The Dovells, Don Covay and The Turbans. Features 12 Top 40 Hits including #1 chart-toppers like Chubby Checker's iconic original version of "The Twist". 2LP pressed on 180g Yellow Vinyl. With an essay by acclaimed Rock & Roll/R&B historian John Broven. Mastered from original archive tapes.
1 The Twist
2 The Wah-Watusi
3 Bristol Stomp
4 Mashed Potato Time
5 You Can't Sit Down
6 The Third House (In From The Right)
7 Do The Bird
8 Slow Twistin'
9 Shimmy Shimmy
10 The 81
11 (Everybody Do) The Swim, Pt 1
12 The Popeye Waddle
13 Do The New Continental
14 Baby, Do The Froog
16 The Hucklebuck
17 The Mash
18 Mexican Hat Rock
19 The Cha-Cha-Cha
20 When You Dance
21 Everybody South Street
22 Twistin' U.S.A.
Greensleeves Ganja Anthems [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
A vintage crop of ten Herbalist anthems that put the green in Greensleeves, together for an exclusive RSD vinyl edition of the previous CD-only Hi Grade Ganja Anthems, pressed on herb green vinyl, of course.
Hi Grade Ganja Anthems. Solomon Grave-approved! Blaze It Up!
Love Is All I Bring [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $35.98 Buy
Love Is All I Bring showcases the very talented female performers of Trojan Records, who can often be overlooked in the world of reggae. Featuring vocals from the likes of Millie Small, Althea & Donna, Marcia Griffith, Phyllis Dillion, and Susan Cadogan plus productions by Sonia Pottinger. On double orange vinyl.
1: Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
2: Hurt So Good - Susan Cadogan
3: Girlie Girlie – Sophia George
4: I Shall Sing - Judy Mowatt
5: Steppin' Out Of Babylon – Marcia Griffiths
6: Lovin You - Janet Kay & The Kaylets
1: I’m Still In Love With You – Marcia Aitken
2: Angel Of The Morning - Joya Landis
3: Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon
4: Spell – Sylvia Tella
5: Barb Wire - Nora Dean
6: Honey Hush – Mille Small""
1: Love Was All I Had – Phyllis Dillon
2: Back Wey – Faye Bennett
3: Good Woman - Lorna Bennett
4: Come With Me – Sonya Spence
5: Sensi For Sale – Sandra Robinson
6: Downtown Thing – Althea
1: Give You And Get – Marcia Griffiths
2: I Let You Go – Dawn Penn
3: Dynamic – Paula Clarke
4: If - Susan Cadogan
5: My Willow Tree – Hortense Ellis
6: Back In My Arms Again – Doreen Shaeffer
Go Ahead Punk...Make My Day [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $22.98 Buy
Any ‘90s punk fan will surely remember coveting a copy of Go Ahead Punk…Make My Day – a classic CD sampler from Nitro Records. Originally released in 1996, the album delivered early cuts from some of the biggest names in West Coast punk. Available for the first time on vinyl, this reissue features 10 high-energy tracks from AFI, Guttermouth, Jughead’s Revenge, The Vandals, and The Offspring – including the latter band’s cover of “Hey Joe,” a long sought-after fan favorite which was previously exclusive to this compilation. Pressed on Orange Splatter vinyl.
1. Guttermouth - God's Kingdom
2. The Vandals - Marry Me
3. AFI - He Who Laughs Last
4. Jughead's Revenge - Tearing Down the World
5. The Offspring - Hey Joe
1. The Vandals - Let the Bad Times Roll
2. Jughead's Revenge - People's Pal
3. Guttermouth - Derek
4. AFI - Wake Up Call
5. The Offspring - Beheaded
In 1992, Victoria Williams was a talented singer-songwriter with a big problem: diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as she started gaining widespread exposure, she had no health insurance to cover her treatment costs. Within a year, an army of fans and friends, including Pearl Jam, Soul Asylum, Lou Reed, The Jayhawks and Giant Sand, recorded favorites from her songbook for Sweet Relief; that same year, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was established to offer funds for any musician in need of care. For the first time, this landmark album is available on vinyl to once again remind music lovers of the need for fair, affordable medical treatment for everyone.
1. Soul Asylum “Summer of Drugs”
2. Lucinda Williams “Main Road”
3. Pearl Jam “Crazy Mary”
4. Buffalo Tom “Merry Go Round”
5. Michael Penn “Weeds”
6. Shudder To Think “Animal Wild”
7. Lou Reed “Tarbelly and Featherfoot”
8. Maria McKee “Opelousas (Sweet Relief”
9. Matthew Sweet “This Moment”
10. Evan Dando “Frying Pan”
11. The Jayhawks “Lights”
12. The Waterboys “Why Look At The Moon”
13. Giant Sand “Big Fish”
14. Michelle Shocked “Holy Spirit”
50 Years of TV's Greatest Hits [RSD 2022] 
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
This is a compilation of all the top TV Show themes of the past. A must have for fans of classic TV shows. Hearing these theme songs consistenly evokes a strong emotional response, pointing to a time when everyone watched the same TV shows again and again. For the very first time on splatter vinyl.
The Little Rascals | Gunsmoke | Bonanza | Daniel Boone | Alfred Hitchcock Presents | Perry Mason | Peter Gunn | General Hospital | The Twilight Zone | The Invaders | The Munsters |Bewitched | Family Affair | Flipper | Green Acres | Happy Days | Wonder Woman | Charlie's Angels | The Love Boat | Hawaii-Five-O | Get Smart | Mission Impossible | Star Trek | The Pink Panther | Mannix | M*A*S*H | Different Strokes | Little House on the Prairie | Dynasty | Dallas | Police Woman | The Dukes of Hazard | The Simpsons | Futurama | St Elsewhere | Fame | Who's the Boss | Alf | L.A. Law | I'll Fly Away | Quantum Leap | MacGyver | Star Trek: The Next Generation | The A Team | Airwolf | The Equalizer | Buffy, The Vampire Slayer | Knight Rider | Charmed | Miami Vice | Full House | Roseanne | The Fall Guy | Dream On | Law and Order | Kids in the Hall | Home Improvement | Mad About You | Sex and the City | Six Feet Under | Dexter | Sesame Street
A clear vinyl 12” single, 40th anniversary edition of “Pagan Lovesong”, replicating the original UK 12" + Art Card. Out of print since its release.
Dave - Id is Dead
Pagan Lovesong (Vibeakimbo)
MP3 Album: $14.99 Download
Cruel Country–Wilco’s universally-acclaimed 12th studio album will be available for the first time on vinyl and in a standard retail CD format via dBpm Records on January 20th. The double-disc packages are comprised of 21 Country Music inspired tracks, recorded at the band’s Chicago studio–The Loft.
Originally released in May 2022 (digital only) and in a limited “pre-release” CD edition for the June RSD drop, lead tracks “Falling Apart (Right Now)” and “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” have already become staples on non-commercial, public and AAA radio. Cruel Country songs and graphics have been featured throughout the band’s June European tour and August/September/October North American tour.
A new music video for “A Lifetime To Find” will be released in conjunction with the pre-order announcement.
Bandleader Jeff Tweedy has commented a length on the concept and recording process of Cruel Country in numerous podcasts, online interviews and print articles:
“There have been elements of Country Music in everything we’ve ever done. We’ve never been particularly comfortable with accepting that definition, the idea that I was making Country Music. But now, having been around the block a few times, we’re finding it exhilarating to free ourselves within the form, and embrace the simple limitation of calling the music we’re making Country.”
Jon Pareles in The New York Times wrote: “Wilco makes an understated magnum opus. Its tone is naturalistic and understated; the album was recorded largely with Wilco playing live in the studio as a six-man band, quietly savoring the chance to make music together after pandemic isolation.”
Jon Dolan in Rolling Stone wrote: “Their latest is a beautifully rootsy album with a broken sense of patriotic concern.” ****
Tagged in multiple publications’ mid-summer Best of Albums of 2022 (so far) Lists including
Variety, Rolling Stone, Spin, Uproxx and Paste.
What better way to celebrate Record Store Day's 15th Anniversary, and the first time that RSD's Ambassador is global, than to release a completely unique World Party album. Curated by none other than record store owner Paul Epstein, from Twist & Shout, and featuring the best of World Party, including several rare versions of tracks, none of which have ever been on vinyl.
This record itself was pressed by famed Japanese pressing plant Toyokasei in Tokyo.
Side 1: Best Place I've Ever Been Put The Message In The Box Ship Of Fools (Live - Boulder, CO, 1996) Is It Like Today? Side 2: Thank You World (Live) Way Down Now (Live in London) Mystery Girl (Radio Version) I Ain't Gonna Come 'Til I'm Ready