Top 15 Essential Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

First, we told you what OC record stores are having Black Friday Record Store Day sales. Now, we're letting you know what RSD releases you should look out for. Here are 15 essential Black Friday Record Store Day releases you might be able to score this Friday. (No guarantees, though — most of these are limited editions!)


Ryan Adams “Do I Wait” 7″ 

Two demo tracks recorded during his sessions for new album Ashes & Fire.

The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy” 12″

The first single from the blues-rock duo's upcoming El Camino.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Soul Time! LP 
Includes reviously unreleased tracks from the premier soul revivalists

Nirvana, Nevermind — The Singles 10″ box set 
On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakout album, own all four singles from the record: “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come as You Are,” “Lithium,” and “In Bloom,” plus B-sides.

The Beatles, The Singles 7″ vinyl box set 
Limited edition set of four remastered singles, each with an A-side sung by a different member, in their original sleeves.

John Lennon, Imagine 40th Anniversary 12″ box set 
A no-brainer; how could you not want this?

Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quartet 10″ 

The jazz legend's 1953 10″ reissued on blue vinyl.

Various Artists, Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-79 7″ box set

The pinnacle prize of vintage Seattle soul! Features 96-page book with new liner notes interviewing the musicians and key players, unseen photos, endless ephemera, replica Seattle SuperSonics trading card, countless photos, and loads of other archival gems, as well as a CD of “lost” Robbie Hill's Family Affair session, and a download code for all tracks. 

Bob Dylan, “Can You Please Crawl Our Your Window?” 7″ box set

Four classic Dylan singles, all in mono mixes.

Iron & Wine, Morning Becomes Eclectic LP 
Sam Beam's new songs recorded at the KCRW studios.

Wilco, Speak Into the Rose 10″

Four alternate tracks to The Whole Love, two of which are previously unreleased.

Lovin' Spoonful, “Alley Oop” 7″
Sundazed reissue of the classic Lovin' Spoonful track!

The Byrds, “The Times They Are A Changin'” 7″  
Another great Sundazed reissue. 

Janis Joplin, The Classic LP Collection 4XLP box set 

More Joplin than you could ever imagine. 

The Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two deluxe edition
Their latest comes with DVD and Blu-Ray and a 60-page hardbound book.

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