From the NME.
Record Store Day‘s organisers have announced a special Black Friday event, taking place next month, alongside a selection of big-name releases to mark the day.
In a press release, the organisers have indicated a desire to move away from the chaotic reputation of other Black Friday events. “Since 2010, Record Store Day has worked to shift the perception of Black Friday as a mass-produced, low-as-you-can-go event, concentrating instead on a list of special releases that highlight how great gifts from a record store can be, and celebrating the kick-off of the holiday rush at independently owned neighbourhood businesses,” the release states.
Pearl Jam were named as 2019 Record Store Day ambassadors earlier this year, and will release the first-ever vinyl release of their MTV Unplugged set, recorded three days after the end of their first American tour and featuring stripped-back versions from their classic debut ‘Ten’, as part of the event.
U2 will issue an anniversary repress of the single ‘Three’, originally released in Ireland in September 1979. The numbered RSD Black Friday 12″ single features 2019 remastered editions of the original tracks ‘Out of Control’, ‘Stories for Boys’ and ‘Boy-Girl’ with new artwork celebrating the anniversary.
Speaking about last year’s Black Friday event, Record Store Day co-founder and organiser Carrie Colliton said: “I will never get tired of saying that gifts from a record store, for yourself or someone else, are just the coolest thing you could possible get.”
You can read a list of the full releases here.
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- Pearl Jam - Nothing As It Seems - Jade Green Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2021 15:10)on October 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm
PEARL JAM Nothing As It Seems (2000 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Jade Green Vinyl, also including the exclusive track Insignificance. The vinyl has some light surface scuffs showing signs of playbut remains in excellent condition issued in the hype-stickered clear PVC sleeve with the individually numbered picture insert)
- Pearl Jam - Ten - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $130.15, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 15-Oct-2021 17:18)on October 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm
PEARL JAM Ten (1991 UK Dutch-pressed UK 11-track vinyl LP, the debut from the grunge band including Alive, Jeremy, Oceans & Even Flow, glossy picture sleeve shows with lyric inner. The sleeve displays some light wear mostly to the edges, the labels displays a few spindle marks to show it has been played, however the vinyl has only a few light paper scuffs, overall an Excellent example of this classic 90's pressed vinyl)
- Pearl Jam - Dissident - Japanese - CD single - Promo - £24.99, $34.24, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 12:39)on October 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm
PEARL JAM Dissident (1994 Japanese 7-track promo sample CD EP issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release, including 6 live tracks recorded at the Fox Theater on the 3rd April 1994; custom stamped inner rim on the disc andpromo stickered back insert, complete with picture sleeve & obi-strip SRCS-7777)
- Pearl Jam - Alive - Promo - Japanese - CD single - Promo - £29.99, $41.09, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 12:37)on October 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm
PEARL JAM Alive (1992 Japanese-only exclusive issue 4-track promotional sample CD for the single, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release, including a live recording of 'Alive', plus a re-recorded version of 'Even Flow' taken from the video exclusive to this release; custom stamped inner rim on the disc and unique stickered back insert, complete with original lyric booklet picture sleeve & obi-strip SRCS-5884)