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In December 1975, Grammy award-winning songwriter John Prine played three nights at The Other End (previously and now known as The Bitter End) in Greenwich Village, NYC. The acoustic performances featured some of his best-known songs such as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Hello In There”, from his first four studio albums: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973) and Common Sense (1975). These rare and previously unreleased solo performances—comprising two full sets—will now be made available, pressed on 180g black vinyl, exclusively RSD Drops 2021. Strictly limited to 12000 copies worldwide.

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July Exclusive

In December 1975, Grammy award-winning songwriter John Prine played three nights at The Other End (previously and now known as The Bitter End) in Greenwich Village, NYC. The acoustic performances featured some of his best-known songs such as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Hello In There”, from his first four studio albums: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973) and Common Sense (1975). These rare and previously unreleased solo performances—comprising two full sets—will now be made available for the first time on 2CD, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.

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PVRIS marked a new era with the release of Use Me in 2020, as frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn confidently stepped forward as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect. That newfound sense of freedom defined the record, on which Lynn wrote, played the entirely of the guitar, drums, and bass parts, cooked up beats, and of course, sang vocals. Awash in glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding vocals, the record included 070 Shake collaboration “Use Me,” explosive song “Hallucinations,” plus “Dead Weight,” “Gimme A Minute,” and “Death of Me” all brought to life by producer JT Daly [K. Flay].

The deluxe edition of the acclaimed third studio album featured five new tracks, including remixes of fan-favorites “Dead Weight” (remixed by Nicole Moudaber) and “Loveless,” (remixed by Lynn herself), plus brand-new song “Thank You” featuring RAYE. For the first time ever, these five tracks are now available on coke bottle clear vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops.

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July Exclusive

Five-track EP on heavyweight vinyl. Includes four tracks from the Live Around The World album, and one unreleased live track. This RSD Drops exclusive packaging will be bundled with a bonus pink 7" single of  Freddie Mercury's “Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow” and an instrumental version on the B-Side!

LP:
1. I Want It All - Live At The Chiba Marine Stadium, Tokyo, 2014
2. The Show Must Go On - Live At The O2, London, UK, 04/07/2018
3. Somebody To Love - Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival, UK, 2016
4. Love Kills - The Ballad - Live At The iHeart Radio Theater, Los Angeles, USA, 2014
5. I Was Born To Love You - Live At Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

7” SINGLE: Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow b/w Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (instrumental)

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July Exclusive

Lou Reed’s ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a double LP pressing for the first time.  This exclusive edition, pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl, features 3 sides of audio with an etching on side four. Exclusively available for Record Store Day 2021, and strictly limited to 9,000 copies worldwide.

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July Exclusive

The Just Blaze-produced album The Greatest Story Never Told was compared by some to hip-hop classics like Nas' Illmatic, and is available for the first time on vinyl. Featured artists on this album include: Fatman Scoop Q-Tip Jay-Z Swizz Beatz Faith Evans Marsha Ambrosius Raheem DeVaughn Devin The Dude Layzie Bone Our Babies Black Thought Bun B.

2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the record.


SIDE A
1. Station Identification (Intro) (feat. Fatman Scoop) (2:43)
2. The Invitation (feat. Q-Tip & Fatman Scoop) (4:36)
3. Come On Baby (feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz) - Swizz Beatz (3:44)
4. War (1:59)
5. Bring Me Down Pt.2 (4:47)
5. Enemies (3:41)
SIDE B
6. Friends (1:50)
7. The Greatest Story Never Told (4:00)
8. Clap (feat. Faith Evans) (6:30)
9. Preacher (4:22)
10. It's Alright (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) (6:00)
SIDE C
11. Believe It (6:01)
12. Give It to Me (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (5:17)
13. What the Lovers Do (feat. Devin The Dude) (4:15)
14. Better Way (feat. Layzie Bone) (4:30)
SIDE D
15. Oh Yeah (Our Babies) (4:14)
16. And the Winner Is (feat. Bun B) (6:19)
17. Too Long (feat. Black Thought) (4:11)

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July RSD First

Shintaro Sakamoto, the former frontman of legendary psych/rock band Yura Yura Teikoku, is a Japanese music composer, producer, writer and singer based in Tokyo. New 12-inch EP is the latest release on Records Store Day 2021, a collection of his new songs recorded during the pandemic, available on vinyl.

Tracks include "The Feeling Of Love" - a boogie number that features a tremolo guitar, an exotic steel guitar, and a robotic voice with a light mid-tempo beat, with lyrics depicting the everyday life within the extraordinary situation. "Obscure Nightclub" is a ballad with a bottom heavy beat, a steel guitar, a clear flute sound, and an insect-voiced chorus. While portraying the scene of a nightclub, he sings about his feelings under the pandemic. The B-side features "By Swallow Season" - a mid-tempo jazzy boogie track, with sentimental lyrics over a floating mellow wah-wah guitar and melancholy saxophone. "How many years does it take to return to normal~", Sakamoto sings, reflecting on the situation. The EP ends with "Don't Tinker With History", a boogie-funk song which opens with a James Brown-like guitar riff. An ultimate soul classic in contemporary Japan, the echoey steel guitar and the dry strumming blends in with the tight groove, along with his straightforward lyrics like "People and events that were pretended it didn't exist".

Side A 1. The Feeling Of Love 2. Obscure Nightclub
Side B 1. By Swallow Season 2. Don't Tinker With History

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July Exclusive

This concert was previously a digital only-release. This first physical release comes on double red vinyl for RSD Drops. Taken from the forthcoming CD Deluxe Edition of MSG's debut album The Michael Schenker Group.

1. Armed And Ready 2. Cry For The Nations 3. Victim Of Illusion 4. Natural Thing 5. Feels Like A Good Thing 6. Into The Arena 7. Looking Out From Nowhere 8. Rock Bottom 9. Tales Of Mystery 10. Lost Horizons 10. Band Introductions 11. Shoot Shoot 12. Doctor Doctor 13. Lights Out

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July Exclusive

First-ever vinyl issue of this killer comp from ‘94. Spanning four sides of vinyl, you'll hear one of the finest death rock/goth/new wave bands of all time with songs from Eps, 12"s, and demos. It's a release not to miss. Gatefold packaging + colored vinyl. 

Trees | Just a Friend | The Night | Waiting Here | She Cries Alone | The Wind Blows | Eternal | Waiting Here Alt | The Night Alt | So Sure | Batman | Lies | Promised Land | Stand By Me | Puppet | Waltz | Guilt

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July RSD First

Join Slightly Stoopid as they lay down their grooves at Bob Weir’s(Dead & Company) TRI Studios. The band brought along some of their good friends (Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Ivan and Ian Neville of Dumpstaphunk), to perform stripped down and intimate renditions of “Closer To The Sun”, “Wiseman”, “Devil’s Door”, “I Know You Rider (featuring Bob Weir)” and many more. Funny man Tommy Chong co-hosted the session and supplied some of his legendary “wisdom”. Numbered - silver foil - purple vinyl. 

Jimi Baby
Everything You Need
Anywhere I Go
Zeplike
Fat Spliffs
Serious Man
Underneath Mi Pressure
Closer To The Sun (feat. Karl Denson)
Ain't Got A Lot Of Money
Know You Rider (feat. Bob Weir) Devil's Door
Open Road
Wiseman (feat. Don Carlos)
Just Thinking
Baby I Like It (feat. Bob Weir)
We Don't Wanna Go
The Otherside
Ska Diddy
Cissy Strut
Train Saga
World Goes Round
Ocean (feat. Bob Weir)
Somebody
Glocks
False Rhythms
I'm On Fire
Collie Man
Hog & Goat (feat. Don Carlos)
Lazer Beam (feat. Don Carlos)
Holiday (feat. Don Carlos)
Brethren Party Remix (feat. Don Carlos)

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July RSD First

The provocative, imperious, and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN takes part in RSD Drops by unveiling The Undiscovered Lotus. This beauty is presented on limited edition 12” black vinyl, with two opposing front covers featuring the captivating album artwork from 'Lotus' and 'Lykaia Revisited’. Fans and collector completists alike are in for a real treat, with Side A featuring three unreleased gems from the vaults of the Lotus era! Side B captures the band in all their majestic live glory with performances from the band’s shows at the RCA Club in Lisbon and the Largo Venue in Rome during their 2017 European tour.

Having just unleashed their critically acclaimed fifth studio album IMPERIAL, SOEN are an undeniable cypher for all which swirls around us, something which will continue to set them apart from their peers for years to come. Don’t miss out on this metal gem!


SIDE A: 1. EMDR 2. Thurifer 3. Virtue

SIDE B: 1. Jinn (Live In Lisbon) 2. Sectarian (Live In Lisbon) 3. Lucidity (Live In Rome)

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July Exclusive

Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) features twelve previously unreleased tracks from Candi Staton’s incredible recording period at the legendary FAME studios. Discovered and compiled as part of 2011’s Evidence (The Complete Fame Sessions Masters) compilation and available here for the first time on vinyl exclusively for RSD DROPS 2021.

Side 1 – 1. One More Hurt (2.41), 2. Spread Your Love On Me (3.10), 3. Lovin’ The Easy Way (2.50), 4. Where Were You (3.17)*, 5. I Gave A Little And Lost A Lot (4.19), 6. Do Right Woman (3.07).

Side 2 – 1. We Had It All (2.53), 2. Slipping Away (3.10), 3. I'll Be Here (3.25), 4. Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (2.47), 5. Jolene (4.13), 6. Are You Just Building Me Up (3.28) (All tracks are stereo except * mono)

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July RSD First

• Brand new front cover design, exclusively available for this RSD Drops 2021 release. • Newly remastered audio, courtesy of Abbey Road Studios. • Dialogue / key audio snippets from the motion picture.

Side A
Don’t Be Shy
On The Road To Find Out
I Wish, I Wish
Miles From Nowhere
Tea For The Tillerman
Side B
I Think I See The Light
Where Do The Children Play?
If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Banjo Instrumental)
Trouble

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July Exclusive
For RSD Drops, Lindsey Stirling presents a 12” EP featuring five songs and a B-side etching. 

1. Lose You Now (with Mako) 2. Guardian 3. What You’re Made Of (feat. Kiesza) 4. Torch Bringer 5. Embers

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July Exclusive

2021 marks the band’s 20 year anniversary, and Ten Years of Turmoil Greatest Hits  has never been released on vinyl. For RSD Drops 2021, the vinyl release includes bonus tracks, one of which, “Tetris”, produced by Rob the Viking is the first new music from the band in years.  

Side A
Fuel Injected (3:34)
Black Magic (3:55)
Watch This (3:41)
Pressure (3:23)
Too Hot (3:26)
SIDE B
Put Me On (4:04)
Grind (3:13)
Deep End (3:21)
Blackout (1:51)
Lady Venom (4:15)
Dark Clouds (4:53)
SIDE C
Breath (3:48)
Bottom Line (3:31)
Horrified Nights (4:01)
Warrior (4:04)
SIDE D
Pornstar (3:22)
Bring it Home (3:15)
Swamp Water (3:09)
Tetris (3:01)

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July Exclusive

1. Astradyne 2. New Europeans 3. Private Lives 4. Passing Strangers 5. Sleepwalk 6. Mr. X 7. Western Promise 8. Vienna 9. All Stood Still 10. Astradyne 11. New Europeans [Instrumental] 12. Private Lives [Instrumental] 13. Passing Strangers [Instrumental].14. Sleepwalk [Instrumental] 15. Mr. X [Instrumental] 16. Western Promise [Instrumental] 17. Vienna [Instrumental] 18. All Stood Still [Instrumental]

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July Exclusive

Seventeen distinguished artists come together in tribute to one of the most influential musicians behind soul and political conscious African-American music. Pressed on light blue and grey mixed vinyl. 

SIDE A
1.   "Choice of Colors" – Gladys Knight
2.   "It's All Right!" – Steve Winwood
3.   "Let's Do It Again" – Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield
4.   "Billy Jack" – Lenny Kravitz
5.   "Look Into Your Heart" – Whitney Houston 
6.   "Gypsy Woman" – Bruce Springsteen
7.   "You Must Believe Me" – Eric Clapton 
8.   "I'm So Proud" – The Isley Brothers
9.   "Fool for You" – Branford Marsalis and The Impressions 
SIDE B
1. "Keep On Pushin'" – Tevin Campbell 
2. "The Makings of You" – Aretha Franklin 
3. "Woman's Got Soul" – B.B. King 
4. "People Get Ready" – Rod Stewart 
5. "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" – Narada Michael Walden
6. "I've Been Trying" – Phil Collins 
7. "I'm the One Who Loves You" – Stevie Wonder 
8. "Amen" – Elton John and Sounds of Blackness 

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July RSD First

Heavy funk overview full of independent classics. An anthology of DJ favorites and breakbeat essentials. Featuring The Honey Drippers, Eddie Bo, The Gaturs, Ike Turner and 16 other tracks. Artwork by British reissue artist Jaffa The Unknown Home, with extensive liner notes.

SIDE ONE
1. The Honey Drippers-Impeach The President
2. Eddie Bo-If It’s Good To You (It's Good For You)
3. The Gaturs-Gatur Bait
4. Jimmy Johnson & The Lucky Hearts-Get It
5. Sonny Jones-Sissy Walk
SIDE TWO
6. Mary Jane Hooper-Don't Change Nothing
7. Herbie Thompson-Keep On Stepping
8. The Black Nasty-Party On 4th Street
9. Lynn Day-Big Off More (Than I Can Chew)
10. Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm-Funky Mule
SIDE THREE
11. Billy The Baron & His Smokin Challengers-Communications Is Where It's At
12. City Council Ltd.-When You Git Through Wit It Put It Back
13. Bobo Mr. Soul-H.L.I.C.
14. The Chosen Few-We Are The Chosen Few
15. Georgianna McCoy & The Classetts-I've Got To Space
SIDE FOUR
16. Johnny Mae Mathews-My Momma Didn't Lie
17. Glenda Dove-It's Gotta Be Something
18. City Council Ltd.-You Got It All Ain't No More
19. Dennis Lee & Notables-Funky Penguin
20. James Black-There's A Storm In The Gulf

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July Exclusive

As part of Light in the Attic's on-going Roky Erickson series, the label will be celebrating the late singer's undeniable genius with May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, the first-ever posthumous tribute to the psychedelic rock luminary and pioneer. Produced by Bill Bentley, the 12-track set features artists ranging the whole world of modern music, showing their deep love for Roky's one-of-a-kind artistry, including Lucinda Williams, Billy F Gibbons, The Black Angels, Margo Price, Mosshart Sexton (Alison Mosshart & Charlie Sexton), Neko Case, Mark Lanegan & Lynn Castle, Jeff Tweedy, Gary Clark Jr & Eve Monsees, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and Brogan Bentley. This special RSD LP edition will be pressed on special color wax (clear with purple hi-melt) and includes a limited-edition flexi disc featuring an unreleased track, titled “Love Hieroglyphics,” performed by Roky circa the early ’70s. 

 

Side One
Billy F Gibbons -- (I've Got) Levitation
Mosshart Sexton -- Starry Eyes
Jeff Tweedy -- For You (I'd Do Anything)
Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan -- Clear Night For Love
The Black Angels -- Don't Fall Down
Neko Case -- Be And Bring Me Home 

Side Two
Margo Price -- Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)
Gary Clark, Jr. & Eve Monsees -- Roller Coaster
Ty Segall -- Night Of The Vampire
Lucinda Williams -- You're Gonna Miss Me
Chelsea Wolfe -- If You Have Ghosts
Brogan Bentley -- May The Circle Remain Unbroken

 

BONUS RSD-Only Flexi Disc:

Roky Erickson -- Love Hieroglyphics



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July Exclusive

This low-priced vinyl compilation series is in partnership with Vans, and acts as a fundraiser supporting Black-owned record stores in the USA. It features major Black artists, as well as a previously unreleased Roberta Flack recording of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." Cover art by Aamba Chavis.  Vol. 1 will be released as part of RSD Drops #1 on June 12.


Run The Jewels "walking in the snow (Holy Calamavote Live Version)",  Tank And The Bangas "To Be Real", Summer Walker "Girls Need Love”, Curtis Mayfield "Power To The People", Nubya Garcia "Stand With Each Other", Pop Smoke "Got It On Me", Keb' Mo' "Oklahoma", Otis Redding "Pain In My Heart", Cautious Clay "French Riviera", 6LACK "PRBLMS"

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July Limited Run

Crooked Beat Records are proud to present Songs from The Astral Plane, Vol 1: A Tribute to Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, a tribute to one of the greatest alternative artists of all time. This compilation features covers from Washington, DC-based indie bands Daly Combat, El Quatro, and The Convairs (featuring members of Soccer Team and the Andalusians), Baltimore reggae rockers The Scotch Bonnets, Georgia punk icons The Violets, San Diego band Tall Ships, Wonderlick (a side project of ‘90s icons Too Much Joy), and the first recorded song by legendary North Carolina band Finger in more than 25 years!

Side A:
1. The Violets- Roadrunner
2. Finger- She Cracked
3. El Quatro- Old World
4. Wonderlick- Vincent Van Gogh

Side B:
1. Scotch Bonnets- Give Paris One More Chance
2. Daly Combat-That Summer Feeling
3. Tall Ships- Government Center
4. Convairs- Girlfriend

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July Exclusive

A newly remixed version of their classic “How Long Will I Love You” plus previously unreleased tracks from the forthcoming 'Room To Roam: Sessions' CD Box Set.

A1/ How Long Will I Love You 2021
A2/ Something That Is Gone [Backing track] *
B1/ A Life of Sundays [Early Take] *
B2/ Bluejeans And Moonbeams [Portuguese hotel room] *

* Exclusive to this release

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Wax Poetic

Wax Poetic [RSD Drops 2021]

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MP3 Album: $8.99 Download

July Limited Run

Twenty years after its initial release as the opening salvo in the large and still-growing Nublu Records catalogue, the classic self-titled debut album by Wax Poetic finally makes its vinyl debut. It's an album that boldly announces the arrival of a band, a label, a club and a whole new culture in New York's East Village, as well as featuring the first commercial recordings of soon-to-be superstar Norah Jones. This album has weathered the years beautifully and is a must-have for Norah fans as well as fans of Morcheeba, Massive Attack and Saint-Germain. The best aspects of lounge and acid jazz combine here with a vision for the future that renders this music timeless. Pressed on clear vinyl.

Intro / Angels  feat. Norah Jones / Driftin' / Selim II / Technologie / N.Y.C. / Rootgroove / Megaphone / Dreamin' / Bud / His Story / Don't Leave Him Alone / Purple Elephants / Interlude: Bass / On / Interlude: Guitar / Mother Earth / Changes 

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July Limited Run

Limited edition, numbered, 180g vinyl of the celebrated Barney Wilen LP, La Note Bleue. Newly re-mastered from the original 24-track master tapes. Also includes; complete 88 page English edition of the iconic comic strip Barney Et La Note Bleue, 40-page LP-size booklet featuring new liner notes and never before seen photos, plus a bonus CD consisting of a previously unissued radio France live broadcast recorded in 1989 at The Parisian jazz club Le Petit Opportun.

SIDE A:
1. BÉSAME MUCHO
2. NO PROBLEM (L’HABIT DE LUMIÈRE) [THE MATADOR’S SUIT]
3. PAULINE
4. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT [ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT]
5. LES JOURS HEUREUX [HAPPY DAYS]
6. MR MARTIN (VOLEUR D’AMOUR) [THIEF OF LOVE]
7. UN BAISER ROUGE [A BLOOD RED KISS]
8. PORTRAIT DE L’ARTISTE AVEC SAXOPHONE [PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST WITH SAXOPHONE]
SIDE B:
1. WHISPER NOT
2. TRISTE AGAIN [BACK TO SADNESS]
3. HARLEM NOCTURNE
4. BÉSAME MUCHO (REPRISE) [Solo]
5. GOODBYE
6. ALL BLUES *
* Bonus track from the same sessions, but not included on the original LP
LA NOTE BLEUE by the new BARNEY WILEN QUARTET LIVE AT LE PETIT OPPORTUN 1989 - CD
1. NO PROBLEM
2. ALL BLUES
3. BÉSAME MUCHO
4. COMMENTARY BY CLAUDE CARRIÈRE
5. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
6. GOODBYE

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July RSD First

Limited Edition double vinyl edition of a collection of Amy Winehouse remixes from Frank and Back To Black, for RSD Drops 2021. This 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl – one LP blue, one yellow

Side A
Stronger Than Me (Harmonic 33 Remix)
Take The Box (Seijis Buggin' Mix)
Fuck Me Pumps (MJ Cole Remix)
In My Bed (CJ Mix)
Side B
Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)
Back To Black (Mushtaq Vocal Remix)
You Know I'm No Good (Ghostface UK Version)
Tears Dry on Their Own (Al Usher Remix)
Side C
Love Is A Losing Game (Kardinal Beats Remix)
Rehab (Remix Featuring Jay-Z)
You Know I'm No Good (Skeewiff Mix)
Side D
Tears Dry on Their Own (Alix Alvarez Sole Channel Mix)
Fuck Me Pumps (Mylo Remix)
Back To Black (The Rumple Strips Remix)
Love Is A Losing Game (Truth & Soul Remix)

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July RSD First

Polka by Wojtek Mazolewski is one of the most appreciated jazz albums in the world. In 2018, DownBeat Magazine recognized it as one of the five best jazz albums. We proudly present The Live version, which has never been released on vinyl before. The album combines elements of jazz, rock, reggae and electronic music. The Live version is very expressive, danceable, and rhythmic.

A1. Punk-T Gdansk (live, Wadowice) A2. Grochow (live, Wadowice)
B1. Polka (live, Wadowice)

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