Warner Bros. Records has announced they will make a series of vinyl singles and albums available on November 28th in honor of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" celebration. Originally, Black Friday was created by large corporate retailers to drive consumers to stores by promoting deals and discounted prices on mass-produced products. RSD's Black Friday subverts this tradition by creating special limited-edition pieces, often numbered, from a diverse list of beloved artists. RSD's version of Black Friday celebrates the pieces themselves and honors the special independent record stores that carry them.
Warner Bros. Records - a proud official sponsor of Record Store Day - will make available the following special releases:
Green Day: Tune In Tokyo; Transparent blue vinyl. Limited to 5,000
This limited-edition 2001 live recording from Japan is available worldwide for the first time ever on transparent blue vinyl.
Flaming Lips: "Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets Christmas"; Transparent red vinyl. Limited to 5,000
The Flaming Lips secret 2007 Christmas album, Atlast Eets Christmas was previously released in a very limited physical quantity on CD only under the pseudonym Imagene Peise (with a sticker that read "Love Is The Answer - Merry Christmas From The Flaming Lips 2007"). This Black Friday release will mark the first time the album is available both widely and on vinyl.
Mastodon: "The Motherload"; 12" Picture disc. Limited to 5,000.
A limited-edition 12" vinyl picture disc of the band's latest single from their current album Once More 'Round The Sun, featuring stunning artwork by Skinner. B-side is an exclusive instrumental version of "Halloween".
Jenny Lewis: "Pax-Am Sessions"; 7" limited-edition mint green vinyl single. Limited to 5,000
This Black Friday exclusive features two unreleased alternate versions of songs from Lewis' critically acclaimed album The Voyager, produced by Ryan Adams and Mike Viola, on limited-edition mint green vinyl. Side A is "Just One of The Guys (Pax-Am Version)" and Side B is "You Can't Outrun 'Em (Pax-Am Version)."
Conor Oberst: "Standing On The Outside Looking In" / "Sugar Street"; 7" vinyl. Limited to3,000
A Black Friday exclusive containing two previously unheard songs - "Standing on the Outside" and "Sugar Street" - recorded during the sessions for 2014's Upside Down Mountain, produced by Jonathan Wilson. 7" vinyl in single pocket art sleeve, small hole, 33RPM.
Echosmith: "Cool Kids" 12" Picture disc vinyl single. Limited to 3,000
A 12" picture disc of the Los Angeles alt-pop band's breakthrough single, which hit No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This vinyl edition includes a previously unreleased remix by acclaimed remixer RAC (Tegan & Sara).
Please note that the following title by Wilco is NOT part of Black Friday but comingMonday November 17th:
Wilco: Alpha Mike Foxtrot: The Wilco Rarities Anthology, 4-LP Set. Limited to 7,500.
Though this is not a Black Friday Exclusive, be on the lookout for this 4-LP box set containing 47 rare tracks recorded in the studio, most never before released on vinyl. Plated and pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl, this packaged includes a 36-page booklet filled with rare photos, liner notes from the band and their circle, and track-by-track notes by Jeff Tweedy. It also includes a download card for all 77 tracks on the Alpha Mike Foxtrot CD.
Black Friday exclusive releases rock!