THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Happy Friday music aficionados! We've put the pieces back together after a brisk and busy Black Friday, and there's a whole lot of fresh music for your digging pleasure.
On the new release end of things, we've got a handful of big new titles out today as the year draws near a close. Bob Dylan's Real Royal Albert Hall Concert is in stock on CD and LP. Kate Bush brings us her epic (and possibly final?) live release on triple CD and quadruple LP. The Hamilton Mixtape, a comp of tunes inspired by the musical, is in stock on CD. The Rolling Stones first studio album in over a decade is here, and its a very strong return to the band's blues roots. Plus an amazing LP pressing from the pianist Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou (if life has you stressed, this is your solution).
The Clean's great lost 1999 album "Getaway" is here, with two live sets packaged alongside. Two Magnetic Fields albums that have never seen vinyl before are available together, Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees. Damien Jurado and Richard Swift have a new duo album of covers. Childish Gambino's much awaited 3rd album is here on CD, along with a new one from Tech N9ne. Demdike Stare have surprised us with a new album, packaged for a limited time with CDs of the band's limited run of Test Pressing EPs.
Rare recordings of a young pre-Grateful Jerry Garcia have emerged on a CD billed to the Hart Valley Drifters. The Miles Davis Quintet full legendary Prestige sessions are available in a CD box. Some essential Zappa vinyl is back in print: Joe's Garage 1, 2 and 3, and the Mothers of Invention "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" and "We're Only In It For The Money" albums. Legendary 70s art-rockers Slapp Happy see their albums "Acnalbasac Noom" and "Sort Of" get vinyl represses.
We've also been refreshing all the used CD inventory upstairs with lots of fresh titles in every genre, and our holiday CD selection is on and cooking, positioned right as you enter the store.
USED VINYL ALERT:
Heading downstairs for the Used Vinyl Alert, we've got a special assortment of great folk, blues, country, soul and rock this week, as well as a deep selection of classic rock including a ton of first pressings, early pressings, and rarities. We've also resumed our holiday season habit of filing classic, bread and butter titles directly into the artist sections rather than just the new arrivals, so make sure to check there for new records as well.
Check out 1st presses from Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. They're perfect for the high-level collector in your life! We've also got sweet ones from Paul Simon, Boz Scaggs, Gram Parsons, Neil Young and the whole CSNY gang, Harvey Mandel, Santana, America, Buffalo Springfield, Michael Bloomfield, Gene Clark, Sir Doug Quintet, John Prine, Lou Reed, Sir Lord Baltimore, Blue Oyster Cult, Tom Waits, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, the Shocking Blue, the Beau Brummels, Donovan, the Byrds, the Who, Blues Image, Richard Thompson and the Band. Plus heavy hitters from Queen, Def Leppard, Poison, Dio, Dokken, Stryper and Robin Trower.
Plenty of great soul this week, including fine titles from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, the Rimshots, the Shirelles, the Marvelettes, Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, the Temptations, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross.
Some of the most exciting and rarely seen records we have this week are in the blues and folk genres, or somewhere in between. We've got rare and necessary records from Ramblin Jack Elliott, Big Joe Williams, Memphis Slim, Etta James, T-Bone Walker, Memphis Minnie, Little Walter, Bobby Bland, Albert King, Lonesome Sundown, Sonny Terry, Brownie Mcghee and Robert Johnson. Seldom seen folk comes from Francis Blackwell, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, Almeda Riddle, Doc Watson, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Josh White and Greg Brown.
We cap off the week's collection with more cool odds and ends like a rare Suburban Lawns LP, Sisters of Mercy, OMD, Johnny Cash, lots of Marty Robbins, Kevin Ayers, some soca comps, lots of Frank Sinatra, a couple cool Roxy Music bootlegs, Beethoven, and some classic old rockabilly!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Strictly Discs has all the bases covered.
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UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW:
On December 9th, The Chemical Brothers will release their first 7 albums on colored vinyl: Exit Planet Dust (clear vinyl), Dig Your Own Hole (white vinyl), Surrender (opaque blue vinyl), Come with Us (red vinyl), Push the Button (transparent blue vinyl), We Are the Night (coke bottle green), and Further (green vinyl) - preorder is strongly encouraged as quantities are very limited
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA MONDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT THE HIGH NOON SALOON:
Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Monday, December 20th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM.
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