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 - No Jeremy - US - 10" vinyl - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2021 11:29)on June 18, 2021 at 4:19 am
PEARL JAM No Jeremy (2010 US fan-club only 2-track 10" vinyl single, also includes Falling Down - both tracks recorded live at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO on June 10, 1995. Housed in a superb pasted heavyweight card embossed picturesleeve TC-2010)
- Pearl Jam - Last Kiss - Jewel Case - Austrian - CD single - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 17:17)on June 18, 2021 at 4:19 am
PEARL JAM Last Kiss (1999 Austrian-pressed 2-track CD single - original offered as a Christmas single for the fan club; however, due to increasing radio play, the band made the release commercial and gave all proceeds from the track to the charity CARE, to help the refugees in Kosovo, also includes Soldier Of Love, housed in a jewel case with picture sleeve insert)
- Pearl Jam - Light Years - UK - CD single - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 17:04)on June 18, 2021 at 4:19 am
PEARL JAM Light Years (2000 UK limited edition 3-track CD single also includes the exclusive live versions of Soon Forget & Grievance - recorded at Bellingham, WA, May 2000. Housed in a hype stickered individually numbered digipak picture sleeve)
- Pearl Jam - I Am Mine - US - CD single - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 17:05)on June 18, 2021 at 4:19 am
PEARL JAM I Am Mine (2002 US 2-track CD single which also includes the track Down, digipak picture sleeve)
- Pearl Jam - Oceans - Austrian - CD single - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 17:07)on June 18, 2021 at 4:19 am
PEARL JAM Oceans (1992 Austrian pressed 4-track maxi-CD single also including the live tracks Why Go, Deep & Alive recorded at the Pinkpop Festival in Holland in 1992, picture sleeve)