Record Store Day 2019: Black Friday Releases
Utter the words "Black Friday" and most people are instantly overcome with anxiety. The day is synonymous with consumers who are eager to get deals on just about anything. Some will even go as far as camping out overnight, lining up for hours, or even trampling a fellow deal-seeker.
But the consumer holiday doesn't need to be all doom and gloom. The organizers behind the annual Record Store Day (RSD) held in April are getting in on the madness with a Black Friday edition of RSD on November 29.
This year's Black Friday RSD will feature special pressings from Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Dio, Alice Cooper, Kings of Leon, Lou Reed, U2, Liam Gallagher, Arcade Fire, The Tea Party, and more.
Here are some of our top rock picks for the 2019 edition of Black Friday RSD:
- The Tea Party: Black River, 12" vinyl
- Sebastian Bach: Forever Wild, 3 LP
- Geddy Lee: Solo Album, 1 LP
- Arcade Fire: Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels), 7" single
- Colin James: National Steel, 12" limited edition steel vinyl
- Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf, LP
- Pearl Jam: MTV Unplugged, LP
- Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars b/w The Wayfarer, 7" single
- Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies, LP
- Jeff Buckley: Live on KCRW, LP
- Cheap Trick: Are Your Ready Or Not (Live), 2 LP
- U2: Three, 12" vinyl
- King of Leon: Day Old Belgian Blues, LP
- Dave Matthews Band: live At The Hollywood Bowl, 5 LP boxset
- Liam Gallagher: Why Me? Why Not., 12" picture disc
- Pretenders: Singles 79-81, 8 x 7" boxset
- Lou Reed: The Raven, 3 LP
- Devo: Devo Live, LP
- Alice Cooper: Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow (1982), 2 LP
- Slipknot: All Out Life / Unsainted, 7" single
- The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival (1970), 2 LP
- Bad Company: Live at Red Rocks, 2 LP red vinyl
- Cheap Trick: Gimme Some Truth 7"
- Dio: Rainbow in the Dark (Live), 12" picture disc
- The Kinks: Arthur, 7" single, 45rpm, coloured vinyl
- Black Label Society: Nuns & Roaches, 12" EP
- Alice Cooper: Dragontown, 2 x LP
- Ace Frehley: Frehley's Comet Live, LP
- Phish: Story of the Ghost, 12" 2 LP set
- Gov't Mule: Bring on the Music - Live at the Capitol Theatre: Vol. 3, 12"
- The National: Live at the Greek Theatre Berkely, Triple Cassette
- They Might Be Giants: Don't Let's Start, 12"
- Albert Hammond Jr.: Off Cycle, 10"
- Paul McCartney: Home Tonight / In A Hurry, 7"
- Barns Courtney: Live from the Old Nunnery, 7"
- Frank Zappa: Peaches En Regalia / Little Umbrellas, 10" picture disc
- Sublime: Roots of Sublime, 2 LP 12"
Check out the full list of releases and participating stores here.
Record Store Day started in 2008 and celebrates independent brick and mortar record stores, their owners, employees, customers, and artists putting music out on vinyl.