Horizon features from RSD drops

RSD Drop1 has come and gone and we are looking forward to Drop2 on July 17. We sold most of what we got from Drop1 but we have the following titles in limited quantities. If you see anything you want, buy it here. They can be shipped or picked up at the store. 

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June - RSD First

Indie folk guitarist William Tyler wrote and recorded New Vanitas during lockdown in 2020. This first physical release is pressed on black vinyl in a black dustsleeve with a coupon for a full download. 

With News About Heaven|Time Indefinite|Big Sky Waltz|Four Corners|Slow Night's Static|She Swims in Hidden Water|Pisces Backroads

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June Exclusive

20th anniversary remastered reissue of M. Ward's sophomore album.  M. Ward's second solo enterprise verifies the artist as one of those few songwriters who stand between the cracks of time, where he spins a hallucinatory, new universe out of old-world roots. Indeed, there's a real down-home, unpolished luster to End of Amnesia, both in execution and in songwriting, that gives it a timeless, old-fashioned pallor. And yet there's also something just slightly off in the songs, a strange, disembodied quality that seems to come at least partly from an ulterior place, be it real or imagined. That attribute is precisely what gives the music such a singular, distinctive sound and vision. Pressed on clear vinyl.

End Of Amnesia / Color Of Water / Half Moon / So Much Water / Bad Dreams / Archangel Tale / Silverline / Flaming Heart / Carolina / From A Pirate Radio Sermon, 1989 / Psalm / Ella / Seashell Tale / O'brien/O'brien's Nocturne

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June Exclusive

Colored vinyl pressing of the early, influential LA hardcore band’s 1981 debut album. Sourced from the master tapes, and pressed at RTI, with cover art by Pushead (Metallica, Misfits), and the original lyric sheet.  

“Reagan's In”, “Problem Child”, “Teenage Nark”, “Uni-High Beefrag”, “Born Deprived”, “Fuck Authority”, “You're A Jerk”, “We Were On Heroin”, “Punk For A Day”, “Flush The Bouncers”

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June Limited Run

From the moment we announced Decade, our mammoth, eleven-CD box set of Dream Syndicate singer-songwriter Steve Wynn's solo recordings (featuring 57 unreleased tracks!), fans all over the world have come out of the woodwork asking for a vinyl release. And while eleven CDs might be a bit much to commit to wax, we've come up with the next-best thing: a double LP distillation of the best rare and unreleased tracks on the box set! Dek'd features two dozen tracks divided into four thematically-organized sides, including a side of unreleased uptempo band recordings, another side of collaborations with such folks as Chris Cacavas of Green on Red, Richard Lloyd of Television, Barbara Manning, Steve's wife Linda Pitmon, and the Fleshtones, another side of unreleased home demos, and a whole side of unreleased outtakes and demos from Wynn's classic My Midnight album. Linda Pitmon pens disarmingly personal notes inside a gorgeous gatefold package. Double LP clear pink vinyl pressing limited to 1600 copies worldwide!

SIDE ONE
1. Why 2. Make It Up to You 3. Still Messed Up 4. Riverside 5. Again 6. Bitch Pants

SIDE TWO
1. The Way I Feel Right Now (with Barbara Manning) 2. At the End of the Day (with Linda Pitmon) 3. Melinda (with Richard Lloyd) 4. Bring the Magic (with Chris Cacavas) 5. From a Better Place (with Eric Ambel) 6. Down at the Hi-De-Ho (with The Fleshtones)

SIDE THREE
1. Watch Your Step 2. Morningside Heights 3. The Angels 4. Smooth 5. Underneath the Underground 6. Lay of the Land

SIDE FOUR
1. My Family 2. Invisible 3. Easy 4. Halfway to the Afterlife 5. The Impossible 6. Don't Be Afraid

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June - RSD First

Legendary final album from the power trio's classic line-up and a UK Top 10 album from 1972; housed in a faithfully reproduced comic book sleeve featuring an interview with original Marvel artist Neal Adams, plus an unreleased live version taken from their final live show in Pocono, USA. A definitive collector's item and part of the ongoing Fire Records catalogue campaign for the seminal British rock group. Pressed on yellow vinyl.

Side A: A1 Earth Is Not Room Enough A2 Wages Of Peace A3 Body In Mind A4 Music Is The Food Of Thought
Side B: B1 Bog Roll Blues B2 Death Of The Sun B3 Amazing Grace B4 The Grey Maze

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June Exclusive

Donny Hathaway Live features eight stunning performances from 1971, recorded at both The Troubadour, in Hollywood and The Bitter End in New York City.  Features “The Ghetto” and mind-bending covers of “Jealous Guy,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and “What’s Going On”. Pressed on 180g vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly Limited to 8500 copies worldwide.

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June - RSD First

The first time on vinyl for the 2003 release, on a limited edition, remastered 180g pressing for RSD Drops #1.

Special Guests: Chuck Leavell, Bill Frisell, Carlton Jackson, Dirk Powell

“Danny Barnes is regularly played in my house, we are fans!” - John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin “Barnes is to the banjo what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar...taking picking to new levels of sound and fury.” -Hittin’ the Note


A1. “Life in the Country” A2. “Get it While You Can” A3. “Dirt on the Angel” A4. “Water Wagon”
B1. “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” B2. “I Likes My Chicken Hot” B3. “Kitchen Floor Waltz” B4. “Face to Face”
C1. “Bluegrass Suicide” C2. “Barnes Away” C3. “Ooh La La” C4. “Popcorn and Wine”
D.1 “Trinidad Hubbard” D2. “Peanut Butter is a Man's Best Friend” D3. “Loser”

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June - RSD First

Rude Boy-Curious Post-Punk Lightning In A Bottle!

'...all of these songs are based on post-Marcusian cliches sophisticated enough to get the average rock fan thinking hard, and some of them are based on post-Marcusian ideas sophisticated enough to get the average post-Marcusian thinking hard. Sounds unmusical but it isn't that either--the singing is clever and impassioned, the punkish, futuristic reggae-synthesizer fusion often catchy and always apt.' - Robert Christgau

First ever LP reissue, on verduous green vinyl!


1. Product Perfect 2. Die In The West 3. Red, Green And Gold 4. Burning Down 5. Big John / Hanoi Annoys Me / Innocent 6. Citinite 7. Don’t Touch Me 8. Bike Boys 9. Fashion 10. Technofascist

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June Exclusive

This live set was recorded in the summer of 2020 in Dublin's historic Kilmainham Gaol. It is a ten song document of some of their best work to date put down on 180g vinyl in a gatefold jacket with an essay by author and historian Donal Fallon.

A1) Hero's Death A2) Sha Sha Sha A3) Chequeless Reckless A4) Televised Mind A5) Too Real
B1) I Don't Belong B2) Liberty Belle B3) Big B4) Dublin City Sky B5) Boys in the Better Land

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RSD Exclusive - Oct


The first official Rolling Stones’ rarities collection, Metamorphosis, was originally released in June 1975 to try to outwit the bootleggers. The release combines legendary outtakes and rarities as well as the wealth of demos that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards composed for other artists, which were subsequently re-recorded by the Stones themselves. The collection includes an orchestrated version of “Out Of Time,” recently featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Record Store Day 2020 limited edition of the UK version of Metamorphosis will be released on hunter green vinyl and includes a full color exclusive iron-on t-shirt transfer of the album artwork, which alludes to Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis,” the story of a man who wakes up one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect.

SIDE A –
1. Out Of Time 2. Don't Lie to Me 3. Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind 4. Each and Every Day of the Year 5. Heart of Stone 6. I'd Much Rather Be With the Boys 7. (Walkin' Thru The) Sleepy City 8. We're Wastin' Time 9. Try a Little Harder
SIDE B –
1. I Don't Know Why 2. If You Let Me 3. Jiving Sister Fanny 4. Downtown Suzie 5. Family 6. Memo from Turner 7. I'm Going Down

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Throughout the 1970s, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock engaged in a prolonged period of experimentation across sounds and recording formats, releasing several albums for Columbia that were only issued in Japan. 1979's Directstep was one such album, one that made use of a new form of recording technology called "Direct-To-Disc." This method recorded masters, in real time, to acetate discs, rendering incredibly high fidelity LP pressings, but sacrificing the ability to edit or overdub, a challenge Hancock and his group were more than up to.

Directstep utilized other technological advancements as well, incorporating brand new electronic instrument technology such as the electronic wind instrument the Lyricon, the freshly released Propet-5 synthesizer, and of course the Sennheiser Vocoder which would become a key part of the artist’s arsenal during his electro-funk period in the 1980s.

Beyond all that, Directstep is an incredibly solid collection of Herbie Hancock material, featuring stirring remakes of Hancock staples "Butterfly" and "I Thought It Was You" as well as brand new track "Shiftless Shuffle." Get On Down is proud to present this reissue of Directstep, a gem of jazz-fusion, available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years for RSD Black Friday!

A Side: “Butterfly”
B Side : “Shiftless Shuffle”, “I Thought It Was You”

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THE FUNK STARTS HERE

Here it is, rumored no more: the demo Bootsy Collins and his band recorded for James Brown in 1969 that won them the title “The J.B.’s” – and changed the course of popular music. Also included is the complete version of “When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can,” presenting two never-issued songs in a 22-minute medley, and the unreleased instrumental “The Wedge.” The companion piece to Now-Again’s first-ever issue of the lost J.B.’s album These Are The J.B.’s (NA 5119).

All tracks mixed by Mario Caldato, directly from Brown’s original multi-track masters. Contains extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.



A1. “More Mess On My Thing” A2. “The Wedge”
B1. “When You Can Feel It Grunt If You Can (Complete Take)”

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RSD Exclusive - Sep


The release of the two remarkable 1965 New York Concerts performances offer a rare and revelatory glimpse into that discographic dark period. This captivating double LP set would be valuable solely for the brilliant music, which finds Giuffre leading otherwise undocumented trio and quartet line-ups that advance his experiments in counterpoint and abstraction from the chamber-like Free Fall into even more adventurous avant-garde territory. But it also offers much-needed insight into one of jazz’s most innovative thinkers at a key moment in his development. 180-gram vinyl.

LP1 / SIDE A –
1. Syncopate 2. Introduction 3. Crossroads
LP1 / SIDE B –
1. Drive 2. Quadrangle 3. Angles

LP2 / SIDE A –
1. Syncopate 2. Quadrangle 3. Three Bars In One
LP2 / SIDE B –
1. Cry, Want 2. Angles 3. Drive

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Lou Reed's 19th solo album, 2003’s The Raven, is a concept album, recounting the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It features guest vocals from Laurie Anderson and David Bowie (amongst others) and also includes different versions of two classic Lou Reed tracks: “Perfect Day” (originally released on his breakthrough album Transformer) and “The Bed” (originally released on his third studio album Berlin). This RSD Black Friday title marks the first time The Raven is released on vinyl. 

LP1
Side 1
1. “The Conqueror Worm”
2. “Overture”
3. “Old Poe”
4. “Prologue”
5. “Edgar Allan Poe”
6. “The Valley of Unrest”
7. “Call on Me (feat. Laurie Anderson)”
8. “The City in the Sea / Shadow”
Side 2
1. “A Thousand Departed Friends”
2. “Change”
3. “The Fall of the House of Usher”
4. “The Bed”
LP2
Side 1
1. “Perfect Day (feat. Antony)”
2. “The Raven”
3. “Balloon”
4. “Broadway Song”
5. “The Tell Tale Heart, Pt. 1”
6. “Blind Rage”
Side 2
1. “Tell Tale Heart, Pt. 2”
2. “Burning Embers”
3. “Imp of the Perverse”
4. “Vanishing Act”
5. “The Cask”
LP3
Side 1
1. “Guilty (feat. Ornette Coleman) [Ltd. Edition]”
2. “Guilty (feat. Ornette Coleman)”
3. “A Wild Being from Birth”
4. “I Wanna Know (The Pit and the Pendulum) [feat. Blind Boys Of Alabama]”
5. “Science of the Mind”
Side 2
1. “Annabel Lee / The Bells”
2. “Hop Frog (feat. David Bowie)”
3. “Every Frog Has His Day”
4. “Tripitena's Speech”
5. “Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song)”
6. “The Courtly Orangutans”
7. “Fire Music”
8. “Guardian Angel”