New Stock For Week Of April 23rd

Sunday, April 22 2012 @ 11:29 AM CST

Contributed by: Dave

Super fun & busy day for RSD 2012. Barely got to talk to anyone in the first couple of hours, since I was so busy behind the counter. Lot's of really nice exclusive RSD product in this year, and people were literally lined up waiting for the doors to open. Thanks again music fans, and everyone who continues to support the shop.

Here's the very beginning of this weeks new release list. I've also included some of the left over RSD titles as well. More will be added shortly.

Jack White- Blunderbuss CD+LP
Jack's brand new CD & LP on sale Tuesday.

Uncle Tupelo- The Seven Inch Singles Box 7"x4 box set
RECORD STORE DAY release. 7-inch vinyl singles (45 RPM 4-disc set.) Numbered sets including a 14″ x 7″ poster plus three original replica singles and one previously unreleased 7-inch disc. Singles are: “I Got Drunk” b/w “Sin City”; “Gun” b/w “I Wanna Destroy You”; “Sauget Wind” b/w “Looking For A Way Out” (acoustic)/”Take My Word”; “That Year” (1988 demo) b/w “Pickle River” (1987 demo).

Uncle Tupelo- No Depression LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP. Long out of print on vinyl, litho-wrapped. One of the most influential alt country rock bands of the 90's. Members included Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) & Jay Farrar (Son Volt).

Uncle Tupelo- Still Feel Gone LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP. Long out of print on vinyl, litho-wrapped. One of the most influential alt country rock bands of the 90's. Members included Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) & Jay Farrar (Son Volt).

Uncle Tupelo- March 16-20, 1992 LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP. Long out of print on vinyl, litho-wrapped. One of the most influential alt country rock bands of the 90's. Members included Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) & Jay Farrar (Son Volt).

Lou Red- Rock N Roll Animal LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. The classic 1974 live album including “Sweet Jane” in a gatefold sleeve.

Lou Reed- Transformer LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. Glam-rock masterpiece from 1972, produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, featuring “Walk On The Wild Side,” “Perfect Day,” “Satellite of Love,” “Vicious” and others. First time for this to be released in North America.

The Clash- London Calling 2012 7"
RECORD STORE DAY release. “London Calling” (2012 mix) and “London Calling” (2012 instrumental), two previously unreleased new mixes by Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Bill Price (engineer on the original “London Calling”). This Record Store Day exclusive features artwork images from Pennie Smith.

Black Keys- El Camino LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. Special artwork, LP's are cut at 45rpm, bonus 7" with two live songs, bonus CD & poster. Numbered copies of 6000.

Tallest Man On Earth- King Of Spain 12"
RECORD STORE DAY release. Reissue of his first single on 12" vinyl. Two tracks.

T. Rex- Electric Warrior 7"x6
RECORD STORE DAY release. Nice box set of the classic "Electric Warrior" album on six 7" singles. Limited to 2,825 copies.

St. Vincent- KROKODIL 7"
RECORD STORE DAY release. 7-inch red vinyl. 2,500 copies.

Nightwish- Trials of Imaginearum 10"
RECORD STORE DAY release. 10" picture disc. 1500 copies made.

Metallica- Beyond Magnetic LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. Silver vinyl 4 track demos from the Death Magnetic Sessions.

Paul Simon- Graceland LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180 gram vinyl reissue. The original Grammy Award-winning LP celebrates the 25th anniversary of first release this year. Includes a collectible “Graceland” poster plus a card for downloadable MP3s of the full album and three bonus songs.

Janis Joplin- Pearl LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180 gram vinyl reissue.

Janis Joplin- Pearl Sessions 10"x2
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180 gram vinyl reissue. Created exclusively for Record Store Day, this collection includes rare and unreleased studio outtakes of classic songs specifically culled from the recently discovered studio recordings used to create “The Pearl Sessions.” “Highlights From The Pearl Sessions” comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes and rare photographs.

Laika- Wherever I Am I Am What Is Missing LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180 gram vinyl reissue from 2003. Like their namesake -- the dog rocketed into orbit by the Soviets renowned as the first living creature to exit the earth's atmosphere -- Laika traveled the spaceways, forging a distinct and wildly experimental fusion of hip-hop, jazz, electronica, dub, and Krautrock without earthly precedent. Somewhat of a Too Pure label all-star team comprised of former Moonshake vocalist/programmer Margaret Fiedler and bassist John Frenett, onetime PJ Harvey drummer Rob Ellis, and noted producer Guy Fixsen as well as ex-God percussionist Lou Ciccotelli and saxophonist/flutist Louise Elliott, Laika formed in London during the autumn of 1993; their debut EP, Antenna, appeared the following summer.

Iggy & The Stooges- Raw Power LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. This 1973 cornerstone of punk appears on two discs: the original 1973 David Bowie mix on one, the 1997 Iggy Pop mix on the other. The gatefold set includes a 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and liner notes.

Ozzy Osbourne- Ozzy Live LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. 180-gram audiophile vinyl. A limited, numbered collector’s edition recorded live on the 1981 Blizzard of Ozz tour with mythic guitarist Randy Rhoads.

Ozzy Osborne- Believer Live 7-inch single.
RECORD STORE DAY release. A limited, numbered collector’s edition on polka-dot vinyl featuring “Believer” (Live) + “Goodbye to Romance” (2010 guitar and vocal mix).

Alexisonfire- Math Sheets 10"
RECORD STORE DAY release. 5 track demo 10".

Lee Scratch Perry- Black Board Jungle Dub 10"x3 box set
RECORD STORE DAY release. Lee Perry's Blackboard Jungle Dub issued for the first time ever in a 10" vinyl pressing. The triple vinyl is in red, green and gold (Reggae colors) housed in a full color box hinged box secured with a magnetic clasp. Also included is a 30" x 30" poster of the cover art.

Operation Ivy- Energy LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. Operation Ivy’s two original releases, the 6-song Hectic EP and the full-length Energy, are back after years of being unavailable on vinyl. Formed in 1987, Operation Ivy is a legendary 4-piece fronted by future Rancid cohorts Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, along with friends Jesse Michaels (Common Rider) and Dave Mello. Hectic was released in 1988, Energy in January of 1989; the band broke up after the record release party and Energy went on to go gold. Now considered a classic, and regularly name-checked in lists of the all-time great punk and alternative albums from Alternative Press to SPIN, Energy is one of the few records that sells as much year in year out as it did in its original release, as new generations of fans discover this influential album.

Operation Ivy- Hectic 12"
RECORD STORE DAY release. Their debut mini album reissued for RSD.

Social Distortion- Hard Times LPx2+CD+Poster
RECORD STORE DAY release. This is a bundle containing containing tow copies of the album. Each LP includes a bonus 'movie' poster, one signed & one unsigned. This special Record Store Day vinyl edition of the best-selling Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes contains limited edition colored (opaque mint green) double vinyl, CD and full 18x24 movie poster. These limited edition movie posters were originally produced for the Los Angeles premiere of the full-length video of “Machine Gun Blues,” and have been in high demand since then. Half of these posters have been signed by the band, and signed copies will be indicated by a sticker on the outside of the package.

Public Image Ltd.- One Drop 12"
RECORD STORE DAY release. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD confirm their first new material in 20 years will begin with the EP 'One Drop' released for Record Store Day on April 21st! The new material will be released on the band's own label 'PiL Official'. The 4 track EP is taken from the forthcoming album 'This Is PiL'. The new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood's studio in the Cotswolds. John Lydon describes the track "One Drop" as "a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future".

Richard Buckner- Willow/Lost 7"
RECORD STORE DAY release. Exclusive Record Store Day 7' single containing 2 new songs, a free download with purchase, plus a bonus digital-only cover of The Cars' "Candy-O". Limited to 1000 copies worldwide, this is RICHARD BUCKNER's first ever 7"!

Luna- Romantica LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. LUNA's sixth album, produced by the band with Gene Holder (dB's) and Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips). Originally released in 2002, this was Luna's first album with new addition Britta Phillips. First time ever on vinyl - this is a limited edition of 1000 on 180 gram vinyl. 12 tracks on the vinyl, plus a free download of the entire album with 3 bonus tracks.

Luna- Rendezvous LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. Luna's seventh and final studio album, originally released in 2004, now available for the first time on vinyl! This is a limited edition of 1000 copies in 180 gram vinyl. Includes download coupon.

Rush- ABC 1974 LPx2
Colored vinyl pressing from the UK. 1974 concert performance with tracks from their first two albums.

Farrar, James, Johnson, Parker- Let's Multiply 10"
RECORD STORE DAY release. An intimate interpretation of American icon and musical legend Woody Guthrie's unrecorded lyrics from a dream team of Americana torchbearers: Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (a.k.a. Jim James of My Morning Jacket). The collaborators seamlessly converge the sepia-toned essence of the time-honored past with the risks needed to forge the future. This exclusive Record Store Day 10" includes two previously unreleased demo tracks and an additional two tracks not available for purchase anywhere else.

Jimi Hendrix- Can You Please Crawl Out Of Your Window 7"
In an historic alliance, Sundazed Music has partnered with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. to release an eye-popping series of new 7" picture-sleeve vinyl singles featuring unique and hard-to-find vintage performances by JIMI HENDRIX. The series launches in April with an initial release that combines a pair of historically significant Hendrix recordings from two different 1967 sessions. One is a raucous reading of Bob Dylan's "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" from BBC Radio's Rhythm and Blues show, the other a fascinating, newly discovered take of the Hendrix original "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp", as performed on BBC-TV's Top of the Pops. Both sides feature the classic original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup of Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums, and capture the band just as it was beginning to emerge as a major creative force on both sides of the Atlantic.

White Stripes- Hand Springs 7"
RECORD STORE DAY release. Continuing in the mission of reissuing the nuggets of the WHITE STRIPES' back catalog, Third Man plays Dr. Frankenstein/matchmaker to two stand-alone songs from the high time of the year 2000. "Hand Springs" was originally released as a split-single with the Dirtbombs and included free in issue #19 of Multiball magazine. "Red Death At 6:14" was initially released on the Jack White-produced compilation 'Sympathetic Sounds Of Detroit' and was later made available as a one-sided single from the folks at MOJO magazine. Both songs are quintessential White Stripes jams and finally pairing them together here makes (arguably) one of the best Stripes singles ever! Limited red/black swirl vinyl for Record Store Day!

Raveonettes- Into The Night 7"x2
Four new songs from The Danish duo, who are back with a precursor to their next full length album that will mark the 10 year anniversary of their illustrious career. When you've had a cult fan base for as long as The RAVEONETTES have, it's only a matter of time before some of your most-loyal of acolytes begin branching out and make their own kinds of beautiful noise. In recent times, the musical DNA of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo has been cropping up with such regularity that it prompted the British music press staple to declare the Danish duo to be responsible for sparking "America's pop renaissance". It was a long overdue tip of the hat which drew comparisons between The Raveonettes' melodic magic and such modern tunesmiths as The Drums, Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and even British bands like The Vaccines and Glasvegas.

Dave Brubeck- Trio: Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (red 10")
RECORD STORE DAY release. Originally released on Fantasy in 1952, this special exclusive Record Store reissue pressing faithfully reproduces the original 10” vinyl package right down to the red colored vinyl! Features legendary sidemen Bill Smith, Paul Desmond, David Van Kriedt, Dick Collins, Bob Collins, Ron Crotty, and Cal Tjader!

Attack In Black- Marriage LP+10"
RECORD STORE DAY release. Reissue from an inactive Canadian band will come in the form of Marriage by Attack in Black. This previously out-of-print reissue will come with a bonus ten-inch record containing five extra tracks.

Moneen- The Red Tree LP+7"

Jerry Lee Lewis- Third Man Live 04-17-2011 LP
Commercial release of the Killer's killer live set at Third Man's 2011 Record Store Day celebrations, complete with crack backing band featuring Steve Cropper, Jim Keltner and Jack Lawrence. Includes ace takes on such classics as ''Sweet Little Sixteen'', ''Great Balls Of Fire'', "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye", and ''Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On".

Big Black- Songs About F**king LP
Back in stock on LP.

Big Black- Lungs 12"
Back in stock on vinyl.

Dandy Warhols- This Machine LP
'This Machine' is the DANDY WARHOLS's eighth official studio album and was recorded their rock clubhouse/entertainment megaplex/studio The Odditorium. The band recorded the album with their longtime engineer-producer Jeremy Sherrer. CourtneyTaylor-Taylor describes this record as "stripped down, woody and extremely guitar centric". The album was mixed Tchad Blake who also mixed The Dandy Warhols' albums 'Odditorium Or Warlords Of Mars' and 'Come Down'. Tchad is well known for his recent work with The Black Keys, Blitzen Trapper and Pearl Jam.

Montrose- Paper Money CD
Great 70's hard rock album with some of Sammy Hagar's best singing.

Sigh- In Somniphobia CD
Brand new from Japanese art metal band.

Fugazi- 13 Songs CD
Back in stock.

Fugazi- Repeater (+3) CD
Back in stock.

Municipal Waste- Fatal Feast CD
This is the deluxe version features a bonus track, and it's in a digi-pak.

David Crosby- If Only I Could Remember My Name CD
In between CSNY's Deja Vu and 4 Way Street , Crosby put out this 1971 masterpiece, a singer-songwriter journey that straddles dream and nightmare. His hit Music Is Love joins Cowboy Movie; Laughing; Orleans , and more. Guests: Jerry Garcia, Grace Slick, Neil Young, Graham Nash and Joni Mitchell!

Torche- Harmonicraft CD
2012 release, the third studio album from the Stoner Metal band led by Steve Brookes (Floor). Harmonicraft was self-produced by Torche and mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou.

Bukka White- Mississippi Blues LP
Originally recorded in 1963 for John Fahey's Takoma record label, 'Mississippi Blues' is one of the finest albums Bukka White produced during his later period, after being rediscovered by the folk revival of the early 1960s. A pre-war country-blues artist of the highest order, White, like many of his contemporaries had lived in obscurity for many years, but his great talent remained.

Moody Blues- The Singles + LPx2
UK pressing on 180 gram vinyl. 25 MOODY BLUES' classics spread over this double vinyl set. Includes tracks like "The Story In Your Eyes", "Gemini Dream", "Go Now", "Tuesday Afternoon", "Question", and of course, "Nights In White Satin". Incredibly cheesy cover photo that looks like and old family portrait.

Dirtbombs- Ultraglide in Black LP
Hard drivin' soul inflected garage rock from Mick Collins & the gang.

Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit...LP
Back in stock.

Dead Kennedys- Bedtime For Democracy LP
Back in stock.

The Mastersons- Birds Fly South LP
The husband-and-wife duo Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore are definitely up the Brooklyn branch of alt-country, much more like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, say, than George Jones and Tammy Wynette, but the story, love in all its joining and unraveling, is still the same. Yeah, this is a kind of rootsy, Americana album (imagine the Jayhawks with a woman singer who just happens to play a pretty powerful fiddle), but it's one with a subtle big-city twist, and song after song here is about that moment in a relationship when things seem to be breaking down and it's come to the talking part of it. These aren't country songs born of whiskey on a Saturday night in the joint on the corner, these are songs born over coffee the next day at a truck-stop diner on the Interstate in New Jersey. They're talkative country songs, rueful and cautious about love, because love is what it is, and it always requires a dialogue, even if one of the speakers is up and gone and left. This is an interesting album because it talks so much about impasse, which love always seems to face. "Would It Really Be a Sin?" catches the complicated hinges and getaways of a stalled relationship in a pop song, while the regal but sad "Time" talks about, well, time, and how even that can get away in a glance. Then there's the title tune, "Birds Fly South," which sounds a bit like Sparklehorse gone country, and the song's tired, elegant, and almost lurching shuffle rhythm gives it an awkwardly beautiful grace. Some of the songs here blend together in a long discussion of what-are-we-going-to-do-now-with-our-relationship type lyrics, but when everything falls together, as it does with the above songs, the Mastersons deliver a delightfully maverick kind of country love song. This is a fine first album.

Isis- Panopticon LPx2
Reissued on double LP. If the glacial dynamics of previous metal and hardcore abstractions Celestial and Oceanic didn't prove that Isis was a heavy band in every sense, then Panopticon should do the trick. The title comes from 18th century philosopher Jeremy Bentham's prison design, which was later referenced by Michael Foucault in the 20th century. The idea is that a centrally placed guard or watcher can keep track of a large number of prisoners, and it excited Bentham and concerned Foucault. Heavy stuff for a metal band, huh? Both are quoted in the liner notes, bookended by aerial industrial photos laying out society's open sprawl. It fits perfectly with the epic music on the disc itself, which is as angular as post-rock forefathers Slint and as cosmically expansive as Neurosis, yet closer to the intensity of hardcore than either of them.

Madvillain- Madvillainy 2: Remixes LPx2
Madlib has never been one to respect convention. This much we know. After witnessing the epic undertaking of his "album per month" Medicine Show series, we were once again reminded. But back in 2008, he created one of his more respected forms of alleged musical sacrilege. In need of some headphone listening before a ten-hour plane ride to Tokyo, Madlib reworked his classic DOOM collaborative effort Madvillainy in its entirety. Previously available only with Stones Throw’s release of "Madvillainy 2: THE BOX" and a small lot of sought after white label pressings, "Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remixes" is now being reissued properly on wax. Packaged in a full color jacket of the original CD artwork, the release includes Madlib’s remixes on two pieces of vinyl, comic book insert, and a digital download of the entire album.

V/A- Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 LPx2
If the independently-pressed record made the galaxy of recorded music that much larger, the burgeoning home studio became the black hole from which little escaped. Flowering in the mid-to-late 70s, affordable high-quality tape recorders, synthesizers, and simple drum machines permitted the aspiring artist to never leave his home, never request the assistance of another human being. In the world of American Black music, name artists such as Sly Stone, Timmy Thomas, and Shuggie Otis had experimented with rudimentary electronic soul with a modicum of success, but on record what remains is scant. This collection presents the unheard underground of the self-produced, often solo, electronic soul world of the 70s and early 80s, offering a view into an ocean of sound that is in turn peaceful, bizarre, funky, and often humbly ahead of its time. Available as a high quality 180 gram double LP or deluxe bound book CD and features aerial photography by NASA astronaut Donald Pettit.

Monster Truck & DZ Deathrays- Split 7"
RECORD STORE DAY release. On the Dine Alone label.

Dr. John- Locked Down LP+CD
Brand new album from the legendary New Orleans musician. Produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) who also plays on it throughout.

D.R.I- 4 Of A Kind CD
Back in stock.

Mars Volta- Noctourniquet CD
Brand new album back in stock.

Ry Cooder- Get Rhythm CD
1987 album back in stock.

Ry Cooder- Into The Purple Valley CD
1972 album back in stock.

The Cure- Entreat LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. Live 1989 Wembley Arena. Double LP.

Walter Trout- Blues For The Modern Daze CD+LP
Brand new from modern blues man.

Black Sabbath- Master Of Reality LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

Black Sabbath- Sabotage LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

Black Sabbath- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

Deep Purple- Machine Head LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

The Smiths- The Queen Is Dead LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

The Smiths- Hatfull Of Hollow LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

REM- Automatic For The People LP
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl.

Hush Arbors/Arbouretum- Aureola LP

Electrelane- Axes LP

Freakwater- Feels Like The Third Time LP

Future Of The Left- Travels With Myself & Others LP

Basement Jaxx- Scars LPx2

Basement Jaxx- Crazy Itch Radio LPx2

Basement Jaxx- Kish Kash LPx2

Belle & Sebastian- The Life Pursuit LPx2

Social Distortion- Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. Colored vinyl with poster.

Tegan & Sara- Get Along LP

Common- The Dreamer/The Believer LP

Fleetwood Mac- S/T LP
RECORD STORE DAY release. Standard single vinyl version. German import.

Fleetwood Mac- S/T LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. Deluxe double vinyl version. 45rpm German import.

Branford Marsalis- Four MF's Playin' Tunes LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. Deluxe double vinyl version.

Miles Davis- Forever Miles LP

DJ Food- The IIIeotrix Hoax 12"

The Grateful Dead- Dark Star 12"

Black Strobe- Burn Your Own Church LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. A collaboration between Parisians Arnaud Rebotini and Kill the DJ label head Ivan Smagghe, Black Strobe fuses together traces of acid techno, death disco, industrial, and neo-trance with their distinct sound.

Lee Hazlewood- The LHI Years LPx2
RECORD STORE DAY release. With his handlebar moustache and booming baritone, Lee Hazlewood was one of the defining stars of the late ‘60s. Though he’s perhaps best known for his work with Nancy Sinatra (including writing mega-hit “These Boots Are Made For Walking”), Hazlewood did stunning work away from that particular glamour queen and found latter day champions in Beck, Sonic Youth, and Jarvis Cocker. Now, for Record Store Day 2012, we are kicking off our excavation of the Lee Hazlewood archives with this anthology, Singles, Nudes & Backsides, collecting the best of Lee’s solo songs and duets from his LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries) imprint.
As a true legend of the great American songbook and a rebellious pioneer who left behind a lengthy trail of echo laden pop masterpieces, Lee’s influence continues to reverberate today. Between 1968-71, Hazlewood not only released his finest solo work, but produced numerous artists on LHI. From acid-folk and country-rock to pop-psych and soul, LHI issued dozens of long forgotten 45s and LPs. This series will include material from LHI (re-mastered for the first time from the original analog tapes), along with Lee’s output for other labels, rarities, and unreleased gems.

Super Furry Animals- Dark Days/Light Years LPx2

Timber Timbre- S/T LP
Their debut album. Back in stock. Comes with Download.

Timber Timbre- Creep On Creepin' On LP
Their second album. Back in stock. Comes with Download.

The Band- Music From Big Pink LP
Back in stock on vinyl.

M83- Hurry Up We're Dreaming LPx2
Now back in at a cheaper price.

Arthur Russell- The World Of Arthur Russell LPx3
Since the initial groundbreaking release of ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ five years ago, Russell has become the subject of intense media interest. With the recent release of a film about his life (‘A Portrait of Arthur Russell’), as well as a new album of unreleased recordings, (‘Love Is Overtaking Me’), Arthur Russell’s stature as a great artist has grown to is current height. (“One of the great songwriters of the 2oth Century” The Wire).
Arthur Russell holds a unique place in the history of dance music. As an artist he had the admiration of everyone from Philip Glass to Todd Terry. As well as his solo work he also formed the seminal groups Dinosaur L and Loose Joints in the 1980s. With tracks such as "Go Bang" and "Is It All Over My Face?", Russell redefined Dance music in the 1980s as both an intelligent and subversive form.
At the centre of the New York Dance scene in the 1980s, Russell was co-founder of Sleeping Bag Records along with Will Socolov. As well as releasing Russell’s own material, Sleeping Bag would release seminal music from Mantronix, Larry Levan, Patrick Adams, EPMD, Joyce Sims and Todd Terry amongst others. As a regular visitor at David Mancuso’s " Loft", and Nicky Siano’s "Gallery" nightclubs and even Studio 54, Russell immersed himself in the New York Dance scene whilst continuing to create avant-garde experimental music. These two elements in his life and music make him truly unique.
Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons and Francois Kervorkian all played pivotal roles as remixers of Russell’s work and feature on many of the tracks featured here. Arthur Russell died in 1992 from AIDS leaving behind an enormous body of work. This release features both the classic tracks of Arthur Russell such as "Go Bang", "Is It All Over My Face", "Wax The Van" etc alongside impossible-to-find collectors tracks such as " In The Light Of The Miracle" and the private-pressing only "Pop Your Funk". This is the first collected work of Arthur Russell who has been for many years one of the most respected iconic artists in the history of dance music.

V/A- Studio One Roots 3 LPx2
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/soul from the UK label Soul Jazz.

V/A- Studio One Rude Boy LPx2
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/soul from the UK label Soul Jazz.

V/A- Studio One Dub LPx2
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/dub from the UK label Soul Jazz.

V/A- Studio One Scorcher LPx3
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/soul from the UK label Soul Jazz.

V/A- Studio One Funk LPx2
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/soul from the UK label Soul Jazz.

V/A- Studio One Rockers LPx2
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/soul from the UK label Soul Jazz.

V/A- Studio One Soul LPx2
Killer compilation of Jamaican ska/reggae/soul from the UK label Soul Jazz.


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