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    Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:02:37

    Warner Bros. Announces Record Store Day Offerings - There are quite a few!

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    You will want to get out of your house and into a record store on April 20 for Record Store Day, since Warner Bros. Records, an official sponsor of Record Store Day, has announced its annual participation in the event, featuring a series of vinyl albums and singles. RSD is a true music fan's favorite holiday, as it is a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S., and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

    RSD reminds us of the culture of discovery of new music.

    Below are the label offerings:

    Avenged Sevenfold:
    "Carry On" - One disc vinyl 12" Picture Disc, limited to 5000 copies. The A-side is the studio track "Carry On," which is featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This song was written specifically for the game and released on September 25, 2012. The B-side features the instrumental version which has been previously unreleased. This picture disc is limited and features the Call of Duty: Black Ops II artwork and Avenged Sevenfold's Deathbat.

    Avenged Sevenfold:
    Live in the LBC and Diamonds in the Rough, 12" vinyl LP and DVD Deluxe Edition, limited to 3500 copies. On the five-year anniversary of the Live in the LBC performance, WBR has produced a limited vinyl/DVD configuration, pressed on vinyl for the first time in a deluxe gatefold jacket and mastered by Bernie Grundman. This release contains both the first live concert film from Avenged Sevenfold Live in the LBC filmed live on April 10, 2008, as well as "Diamonds in the Rough," an offering of previously unreleased B-sides and more. The CD/DVD configuration was released September 16, 2008 and has since been certified platinum.

    Biffy Clyro:
    "Black Chandelier," 7" EP, limited to 2,000 copies. Pressed on limited-edition black and clear splattered vinyl for the first time and featuring an energetic and unreleased live performance of the new single "Black Chandelier" from the new Opposites album, this was recorded at Kaufleuten, Zurich-Switzerland on January 19, 2013. It also features a previously unreleased B-side, "City of Dreadful Night."

    The Black Keys / The Stooges:
    The "No Fun" Split 7" colored vinyl Single, limited to 7,500 copies, is part of this year's Side by Side Vinyl Series and features The Stooges '69 classic track on one side and The Black Keys updated 2002 take on the flip side pressed on orange and red sunburst vinyl.

    "Azamane Tiliade/Si Chilan" is a 10" Single, limited to 3,000 copies, Nonesuch Records releases Nomad, from the Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar and his band, on April 2. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who just won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, helmed the recording at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. On Record Store Day, Nonesuch will release a 10" with the album track "Azamane Tiliade" and an exclusive non-album B-side, "Si Chilan."

    Built To Spill:
    Live is two-disc vinyl LP and CD Deluxe Edition, limited to 2,500 copies. It's an absolutely stunning collection of seminal Built to Spill songs recorded live during the band's 1999 "Keep It Like A Secret" tour. Originally released on April 18, 2000, on both vinyl (on Up Records) and CD (on Warner Bros. Records), the vinyl configuration initially contained two bonus tracks "Forget Remember When" and "Now and Then," which have now been included on the limited-edition CD in celebration of this release and Record Store Day.

    Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a three-disc vinyl LP box set with book, a Deluxe Edition, limited to 1,500 copies and it's a sensational and historic reunion concert performed and recorded May 2, 3, 5, and 6 in 2005 and released for the first time in October of that same year on DVD, CD and vinyl. Now available for the first time in over five years and for the first time ever, WBR has produced a limited edition of this box set on cream-colored vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day 2013 and this important recording. Half Speed mastering from Stan Ricker makes for the ultimate audiophile quality.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.:
    "Patterns" is a one-disc vinyl 12" EP, limited to 3,000 copies. It includes a download card.

    Eli "Paperboy" Reed:
    "WooHoo" / "Call Your Boyfriend," a 7" vinyl EP that will be limited to 3,000 copies, is from Eli "Paperboy" Reed, an emerging talent. For the singer's upcoming Warner Bros. debut album, he takes his affinity for classic Chicago soul and blends it with a newfound respect for modern pop music. The result is a collection of songs that extend far beyond his neo-Motown roots. In the meantime, this release features a new song, "WooHoo," and a reinterpreted version of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend," aptly titled "Call Your Boyfriend."

    The Flaming Lips:
    Zaireeka is a four-disc different colored vinyl 12" that is limited to 7,500 copies. The four discs, designed to be played on cue and simultaneously, producing nothing short of a symphonic experience.

    Holy Fire is a one-disc vinyl 12" LP plus two song 7"-colored vinyl EP and is limited to 5,000 copies. It's the domestic vinyl exclusive of the celebrated new album, in visually stunning package featuring an additional two-song 7" EP pressed on gold vinyl featuring the exclusive tracks "Bluebird" and "My Number (Friendly Fires Remix)." There is also a download card included.

    Gary Clark, Jr.:
    HWUL Raw Cuts Vol. 2 is a 12" EP colored vinyl limited to 1,000 copies. It's over 20 minutes of music and performance mastery available for the first time in all of its analog glory. Vol. 2 features a blistering live performance of "When My Train Comes In" as well as a studio version of the track off his hit album Blak and Blu.

    Iron & Wine:

    "Next to Paradise" / " Dirty Ocean" is a 7" Single that will be limited to 3,300 copies. Iron and Wine make their Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost in the U.S. on April 16. This special 7" includes two exclusive tracks unavailable anywhere else but on this lovely one time only pressing just for RSD.

    Linkin Park:
    The band's debut Hybrid Theory will be issued on one disc vinyl LP plus two song 10" EP, an exclusive poster and sticker, limited to 3,000 copies. The bonus 10" EP contains the tracks "One Step Closer" and "My December." This pressing will also contain long out of print poster and original street team sticker re-productions. It's available on vinyl for the first time in a decade.

    Into the Wild: Live at Eastwest Studios is a limited edition 12" vinyl EP which will number at 2,000 copies. This first-time vinyl pressing contains a previously unavailable bonus track "It's Over." Her Warner Bros. debut album will be released later this year.

    Surfer Blood:
    Demon Dance is a one disc colored vinyl 7" EP limited to 5,000 copies. It's a special early look at Surfer Blood's new album Pythons, out June 11, featuring the single "Demon Dance" and another previously unreleased album track "Slow Six," pressed on exclusive tri colored vinyl.

    Tegan and Sara:
    Closer Remixed is a one-disc vinyl 12" EP that is limited to 5,000 copies. It's an exclusive selection of remixes of the hit single "Closer" from Tegan and Sara's Heartthrob, assembled and released on vinyl in celebration of the album, as special thanks to fans and independent record stores on Record Store Day 2013. Closer Remixed includes 10 exclusive remixes of the new single by Sultan & Ned Shepard, Morgan Page, Until The Ribbon Breaks, The Knocks, Bradley Hale, Yeasayer, Chris Walla, Damian Taylor, Ted Gowans and C-RO & Sofa.

    What WBR treats will you be nabbing on RSD?

    —Katie Sheehan

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