Vinyl is bigger then ever. The folks behind Record Store Day have announced their Black Friday releases. Check out the vinyl goodies you can get at your independent record store on November 29th. These are a few of the ones that I'm most excited about.

Bad Company - Live at Red Rocks - Two-LP set. This was recorded in May 2016, while Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes was sitting in on guitar.



Cheap Trick - Are You Ready or Not? - Live 12/31/79 - 2 LP set. This previous unreleased concert was recorded at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Cheap Trick - "Gimme Some Truth" - 7" single. The B-side is a live version of “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” with Roy Wood.

Eric Clapton - “Home For the Holidays” / “For Love on Christmas Day” - 7" single. This features two songs from 2018's Happy Xmas.

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies Live - LP. This was recorded at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston on April 28, 1973.

The Doors - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 - 2 LP set. It's the first time this concert has been released on vinyl.


Sammy Hagar - "Santa’s Going South for Christmas" - 12" picture disc. It's the first vinyl release for this 2011 Christmas song.

Jimi Hendrix - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - 12" picture disc. This Christmas medley of “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne” was recorded during the Band of Gypsys rehearsals in 1969.


Geddy Lee - My Favourite Heachache - LP. The first vinyl release for the Rush frontman's solo album.


Pearl Jam - MTV Unplugged (3/16/1992) - LP. The band's seven-song appearance gets its vinyl debut.


Todd Rundgren - "Bang Bang" - 7" single. This is a cover of an obscure Squeeze song.

Slipknot - “All Out Life/Unsainted” - 7" single. It's the first physical release of "All Out Life."

Bruce Springsteen - "Western Stars"/"The Wayfarer" - 7" single. These are two tracks from Western Stars.

Sublime - Roots of Sublime - Two LPs. This pairs Sublime songs with the tracks that inspired them or that they sampled.

U2 - Three - 12" EP. This three song EP was originally released in Ireland in September 1979.

Here are a few record shops in the Capital District.

Last Vestige Music Shop

173 Quail St

Blue Note Record Shop

156 Central Ave.

The ReCollector

167 1/2 Jay St

River Street Beat Shop

197 River St

To find out which independent record stores are participating check HERE.


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