(FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021)
New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Titles by Carole King, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Legend, Leonard Cohen, Maxwell, Miles Davis, and Ozzy Osbourne
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label’s line-up of 12″ vinyl releases created especially for RSD Black Friday 2021, celebrated at the nation’s independent record stores this year on Friday, November 26.
For RSD Black Friday 2021, Legacy is catering to connoisseurs of classic sounds delivered on old school vinyl via seven highly collectible titles by Carole King, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Legend, Leonard Cohen, Maxwell, Miles Davis, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Legacy Recordings RSD Black Friday 2021 Releases:
Carole King – Carole King In Concert – Live At The BBC 1971(12″ Vinyl)
Previously unreleased on vinyl, Carole King In Concert – Live At The BBC 1971 was recorded live for the BBC In Concert Series (produced by Stanley Dorfman) in 1971. Featuring her longtime friend/musical collaborator Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar on guitar and a backing band including members of Jo Mama (who appear on Carole’s seminal Tapestry), King performs a timeless setlist of her classics including “I Feel the Earth Move,” “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman,” “So Far Away” (featuring James Taylor), “It’s Too Late,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof.”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Paris 67(12″ Blue and Red Mix Colored Vinyl)
Another amazing release from the official Jimi Hendrix ‘bootleg label’ Dagger Records, this raw, direct-to-two-track, live recording from the Olympia Theatre in Paris was captured for French national radio and documents the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s triumphant return to France almost one year to-the-date of their 1966 debut. Recorded on October 9, 1967, this concert found the Jimi Hendrix Experience in top form, roaring out of the gate with “Stone Free,” followed by vibrant renditions of “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Catfish Blues.” Then, “Rock Me Baby” and a compact “Red House” prefaced a grinding, muscular take of “Purple Haze” punctuated with an electrifying “Wild Thing,” replete with a rousing, tongue-in-cheek lead vocal that emphatically closed the show.
John Legend – Once Again (15th Anniversary Edition) (2x 12″ Gold Vinyl)
A new RSD release celebrating fifteen years of Once Again, the second solo album from the multi-platinum Grammy-winning artist John Legend. First released October 24, 2006, Once Again includes hits like “Save Room” and “P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)” as well as “King & Queen” featuring Mary J. Blige. For his sophomore album, a neo-soul/R&B masterpiece, John Legend worked with a stellar list of producers and co-writers including Kanye West, will.i.am, Raphael Saadiq, Craig Street, Sa-Ra, Eric Hudson, Devo Springsteen, Dave Tozer and Avenue.
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate (50th Anniversary)(12″ Opaque White Colored Vinyl, 180g)
This special RSD 50th anniversary edition of Leonard Cohen’s third studio album, Songs of Love and Hate is pressed on 180g opaque white vinyl, with updated / re-typeset embossed packaging which includes a brand new 8- page 12×12 lyric booklet. The audio has been sourced from the original analogue tapes via a new direct digital transfer and the album jacket replicates the original package.
Maxwell – Now(12″ Root Beer Brown Colored Vinyl)
Now became Maxwell’s first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album delivered the undeniable grooves “Get To Know Ya,” “Lifetime,” and “This Woman’s Work.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Now, Legacy’s reissuing the album in a 1LP Root Beer Brown Vinyl pressing, which includes a 12-page booklet with rare, never seen photos and a new essay by Nelson George.
Miles Davis – Live-Evil (2x 12″ Opaque Teal Colored Vinyl)
Originally released November 17, 1971, Miles Davis’ Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Recorded live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC’s Cellar Door and then edited by producer Teo Macero, this album features Miles joined by a formidable row of top-flight musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album’s striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two discs pressed on exclusive limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl.
Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (12″ Picture Vinyl)
One of his most successful and most popular albums, No More Tears Ozzy Osbourne’s sixth solo studio album, a Top 10 album upon its release in September 1991. Featuring some of Zakk Wylde’s best-ever guitar work, along with four songs co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, No More Tears contains some of the biggest songs of Ozzy’s career, including the Top 5 rock radio hits “No More Tears” and “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (his highest charting Top 40 radio track); the album also includes Ozzy’s Grammy-winning song “I Don’t Want to Change the World.” No More Tears went on to become RIAA-certified quadruple-platinum in the US, making it one of Ozzy’s two best-selling albums (alongside his groundbreaking solo debut Blizzard of Ozz).
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Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a regular celebration of the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores around the world. This year, RSD has named Fred Armisen as Record Store Day Ambassador 2021.
As with last year’s pandemic-related RSD Drops, stores will be handling sales and store procedures in the way they determine to be right for themselves and their community and that may mean something different from what people are used to. RSD recommends checking in with your local record stores –join their email lists, follow them on social media– so you’re as in the loop as possible. Find your nearest participating RSD shop HERE.