UMe Celebrates Record Store Day Black Friday 2018 With Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Releases Spanning Giants Of Rock, Pop, Reggae, Jazz And Beyond
EXCITING BOUNTY OF RARITIES, VINYL DEBUTS AND SPECIAL EDITIONS FROM BOB MARLEY, CHRIS CORNELL, ELLA FITZGERALD, FRANK ZAPPA, GUNS N’ ROSES, SUBLIME, U2 AND MORE
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – CATCH A FIREFORMAT: LPQUANTITY: 3000
To mark the 45th Anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailer’s Catch A Fire, the legendary album, featuring such beloved songs as “Concrete Jungle,” “Stop That Train,” “Stir It Up” and “Kinky Reggae”is being released in a replica of the original flip-top lighter jacket. The LP is pressed on smoke vinyl.
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CHRIS CORNELL – WHEN BAD DOES GOODFORMAT: 7″ VINYLQUANTITY: 5000
A previously-unreleased song that also appears on the just-released self-titled album, Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good,” was produced, recorded, and mixed by Chris Cornell and was found in his personal recordings archive. The track was a favorite of his and it wasn’t until friend Josh Brolin, reminded his wife Vicky Cornell of the unreleased song, that she decided to share it with his fans. The song is presented on black and white marble 7-inch vinyl and includes a live version of Temple of the Dog’s “Stargazer,” recorded live at the Paramount.A video for “When Bad Does Good,” was just released. Shot this fall, the video features Chris and Vicky Cornell’s son, Christopher playing a young Chris Cornell as a paperboy in Seattle, representing who Chris was and where he came from, paying tribute to his hometown of Seattle. Song lyrics from Cornell’s illustrious career are hidden throughout showcasing the breadth of his songwriting as a poet and lyricist. The video features mementos and places that played a part in Chris’ life and was directed by Kevin Kerslake (Soundgarden’s “Loud Love” & “Hands All Over”). Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06OYeGnX5C4
ELLA FITZGERALD – ELLA AT THE SHRINEFORMAT: LPQUANTITY: 3000
Ella At The Shrine is a newly discovered 20-minute live Jazz At The Philharmonic recording, captured 10 days before Ella Fitzgerald recorded the acclaimed live album Ella at Zardi’s, which was released for the first time last year after more than sixty years of sitting in Verve’s vaults. Ella At The Shrineshowcases The First Of Lady Of Song just weeks before she’d go on to recorded her breakthrough album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book. As an historical footnote, the outro announcement references her Zardi’s gig.
FRANK ZAPPA – WE’RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEYFORMAT: 12″ PICTURE DISCQUANTITY: 4000
Commemorating its 50th anniversary, the rare mono mix of Frank Zappa’s album We’re Only In It For The Money has been pressed on vinyl for the first time since 1968 as a collectible picture disc. Mastered by Bernie Grundman in 2018 and housed in packaging as originally intended, each LP will feature one of four versions of unseen art from Zappa’s Vault, which will be a surprise until opened. A fifth version will be available outside of the U.S.
GUNS N’ ROSES – SHADOW OF YOUR LOVEFORMAT: 7″ VINYLQUANTITY: 7000
Previously only available in Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction Locked ‘N’ Loaded box set, this 7-inch includes the recently unearthed “Shadow Of Your Love” backed with “Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version),” pressed on red vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday.
SHERYL CROW – TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUBFORMAT: 2LPQUANTITY: 3500
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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sheryl Crow’s multi-platinum debut Tuesday Night Music Club, the album that launched her career is coming to vinyl for the first time in the U.S. Pressed on double blue vinyl, the 2LP includes the smash hit “All I Wanna Do.”
SUBLIME – GREATEST HITSFORMAT: LPQUANTITY: 5000
The first vinyl release for Sublime’s Greatest Hits, this special edition featuring all the band’s biggest hits such as “What I Got,” “Wrong Way,” “Santeria,” “Date Rape” and “40 Oz. To Freedom,” comes in a matchbook-style jacket. It also includes a bonus flexi disc featuring a live recording of “All You Need (Live At The Palace).”
U2 – HOLD ME THRILL ME KISS ME KILL MEFORMAT: 12″ VINYLQUANTITY: 7000
Originally released as a single from the Batman Forever film soundtrack album, U2’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” reached #1 in Ireland, #2 in the UK and #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts in the US in 1995. The song has been remixed by St Francis Hotel for 2018’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and features Gavin Friday and Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagneon vocals. The double-A-sided 12-inch single features this new version – The Gotham Experience Remix– alongside a new remaster of the original song.
UNWRITTEN LAW – UNWRITTEN CHRISTMASFORMAT: 7″ VINYLQUANTITY: 2500
Unwritten Christmas features two rare Christmas songs from Unwritten Law together on a black vinyl 7-inch. “Unwritten Christmas” features fellow pop-punk band Sum 41 and was previously issued on an Australia-only CD single. “Please Come Home For Christmas,” a cover of the Charles Brown classic, was originally recorded for a KROQ holiday compilation.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – STAY AWAKE: VARIOUS INTERPRETATIONS OF MUSIC FROM VINTAGE DISNEY FILMSFORMAT: 2LPQUANTITY: 3500
Originally released in 1988, this Hal Willner-produced compilation features an eclectic and exciting mix of artists like Ringo Starr, James Taylor, Tom Waits, Michael Stipe, The Replacements, Bonnie Raitt, Was (Not Was), Sun Ra and His Arkestra, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O’Connor, Harry Nilsson, Aaron Neville, and NRBQ taking on classics from the Disney film catalog. Pressed on two LPs for greater fidelity per side, this anniversary edition also includes the previously CD-only track “Dumbo & Timothy” for the first time on vinyl.