The Holiday Season is officially upon us! You may have already started hanging decorations, or singing your favorite caroles, but first, what’s better than the thrill of Black Friday shopping? This year, whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the stores or shopping online, one thing for sure is that music is a great gift to show that special someone you care about. And with that, Record Store Day is a great way to show your local record store some love. Use it as a one stop shop to get your favorite artist’s latest drop, or find that special hidden gem you’ve been looking for. Check out The Orchard’s Black Friday picks below, and let us know which ones are your favorite!
Bachelor No. 2 [Or, The Last Remains Of The Dodo]
Aimee Mann (SuperEgo Records)
The 20th anniversary of Aimee Mann’s groundbreaking album will be released on double LP, featuring special packaging with liner notes from Aimee Mann herself and including five additional tracks. Four of the songs were written for Bachelor No. 2 and ended up on the Magnolia Soundtrack, as well as being re-recorded for a version of Wise Up. The LPs will be on colored vinyl completely remastered. This will be first time SuperEgo is releasing Bachelor No. 2 on vinyl.
Soldiers of Metal
Out of print since its release in 1983, Anthrax has created a reissue with bonus tracks for Black Friday 2020. The additional tracks come from Charlie’s vault.
Orange Crate Instrumentals
Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks (Omnivore Recordings)
The complete instrumental from the deluxe version of Orange Crate Art CD will be available for the first time ever on vinyl.
“RIP Coyote Condo #5″ b/w ” “The Fox in the Snow” & “In My Room”
This release will feature the rare Grandaddy track “RIP Coyote Condo #5,” which hasn’t been previously available on vinyl. Additional features include Jason Lytle’s solo piano performances of “The Fox In The Snow” (Belle and Sebastian) and “In My Room” (Beach Boys).
Little Richard (Omnivore Recordings)
Released for the first time ever on vinyl, this record contains content first released on Little Richard’s The Complete Reprise Recordings album.
Painted Shield (Deluxe)
Painted Shield (Loosegrooves Records)
Painted Shield is a new band formed by Pearl Jam guitarist/songwriter Stone Gossard & singer/songwriter Mason Jennings. The band will be releasing their debut album this year on the newly reformed Loosegroove Records. This will be the only physical version initially, and will include a bonus 7″ of tracks, not on the album.
Of One Blood
Shadows Fall (M-Theory)
In conjunction with the album’s 20th anniversary, the first-ever domestic pressing of the seminal breakthrough album from the Grammy-nominated New Wave of American Heavy Metal pioneers! This marks the first-ever vinyl release of the remixed and remastered version of the album by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence) and Grammy-award winning engineer Alan Douches (High on Fire, Motorhead, The Black Dahlia Murder).
Flight of the Behemoth
sunn O))) (Southern Lord)
Flight of the Behemoth is the third album by sunn O))). The band collaborated with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4. The first ever use of a drum machine on a sunn O))) track is heard on “F.W.T.B.T.”, a deconstructive interpretation of Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. This punisher also features the first ever vocals heard as evoked from the band themselves. Previously only available on vinyl in very small quantities, this deluxe version marks the first time the album has been released on vinyl through Southern Lord Recordings. The vinyl contains a full color 24”x36” folded poster and is housed in a glorious case-wrapped gatefold jacket. Additionally, the release contains the bonus track: “Grimm & Bear It”.
The Chariot (Good Fight Music)
This vinyl includes the original track listing plus two additional bonus tracks. The packaging will feature an embossed skull logo on the front and back covers, dust jacket (printed on both sides), 12×12 booklet with unreleased album photos, and a chariot skull logo stick with a digital download code printed on the back.
Fraggle Rock Rock On
Various (Lakeshore Records)
This one-sided 10″ picture disc compiles the tracks from the Apple TV series Fraggle Rock Rock On.