Black Friday Exclusives releases from Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper and more

music news 22/11/2018

Record Store Day Black Friday celebrates independent record stores, working with labels, artists, managers and distribution companies to put together a list of unique titles available across participating record stores on the day. 

Stores all over New Zealand are also participating, including Marbecks Records, Electric City Music, Real Groovy, DeathRay Records and more.

Taking place on 23rd Nov, this year's list of records includes limited edition releases from Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Dio, Alice Cooper and Anthrax.

“We work year-round to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sells records and other things that make you happy, make you smile, make you sing, bring you comfort, bring people together. Everything you find at a record store would be a great gift for someone, so being part of that holiday shopping season, and the biggest shopping day of the year makes sense to us," Record Store Day said.

“So we work with labels, artists, managers and distribution companies who feel the same, and put together a list of titles for that season that is available at participating record stores. They come out on Black Friday but may be available at record stores throughout the rest of the year because record stores are the best place to go with a Holiday Wish List.”

Along with exclusives, which are made available at independent record stores only, RSD First titles can later be found on sale at other retailers, while short run and regional titles, usually limited to less than 1,000 copies, can be found in specific locations.

This year's list includes:

Anthrax – Kings Among Scotland 3LP
Cheap Trick – The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983) 2LP
Alice Cooper – Live From The Astroturf Full Performance LP
Eric Clapton - Happy Xmas (Bonus Tracks) 12" Vinyl
Dio Holy Diver Live at 35 12-inch vinyl
Guns N’ RosesShadow Of Your Love 7-inch vinyl
Iggy & The Stooges – Rare Power LP
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (Music From the Original Motion Picture) LP
Jim Morrison & The Doors - An American Prayer LP
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Burning of the Midnight Lamp Mono EP 7-inch vinyl
Ramones - Live at Glasgow Dec 19, 1977 2LP
Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run (40th Anniversary) 12-inch vinyl
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything 2LP
Talking Heads - Remain in Light LP
U2 - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me 12" Vinyl
Weezer – “Africa” 10-inch shaped picture disc vinyl
Yes - Time and a Word LP

You can find the full list here.