Ume Announces Exclusive Limted Edition Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day 2018

If you are one of those vinyl diehards who hunt and forage the bins at garage sales and travel miles just for the chance of snagging an old 45 that you used to own as a youth, then you very likely consider Record Store Day to be your National Holiday. Yesterday, the fine folks at Universal Music unveiled a laundry list of musical coolness that will be exclusives for this year’s event. Though many of these are NOT Rock and Metal, I’ve just shared the entire list and the album artwork so you can share with friends who are planning on joining you on your LP Adventures on April 18th. Let’s take a look.

The Press Release:
Los Angeles – March 7, 2018 – UMe is pleased to announce details for several exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases confirmed for Record Store Day 2018. With special releases from Bobbie Gentry, Chet Faker, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Gloria Gaynor, Marvin Gaye, Soundgarden, Sublime, The Police, The Who and more, UMe’s slate for April’s hotly-anticipated music shopping bonanza is filled with an eclectic and exciting mix that includes re-pressings of classic albums and singles, as well as several U.S. vinyl release debuts. All the special releases will be available at Record Store Day-participating record stores on Saturday, April 21. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for more details and to find your local shops.

BOBBIE GENTRY – LIVE AT THE BBC (1 LP)
QUANTITY: 1200

This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie Gentry has ever been released so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.

Side 1: (1) “Mississippi Delta” (2) “Papa Won’t Let Me Go To Town With You” (3) “I saw An Angle Die” (4) “Ode To Billie Joe” (5) “Mornin Glory” (6) “Ace Insurance Man”
Side 2: (1) “Niki Hokey/ Barefootin” (2) “Penduli Pendulum” (3) “Recollection” (4) “Sweet Peony” (5) “Greyhound Going Somewhere”

CHET FAKER – THINKING IN TEXTURES (1 LP SMOKE SWIRLED CLEAR VINYL)
QUANTITY: 2000

The award winning 2012 debut release from Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy, issued under his stage name Chet Faker. Featuring the ethereal downtempo take of “No Diggity,” this special edition of Thinking in Textures is pressed on smoke swirled clear vinyl housed in an embossed ‘texturized’ jacket.

Side A: (1) “I’m Into You” (2) “Terms And Conditions” (3) “No Diggity”
Side B: (1) “Love And Feeling” (2) “Cigarettes And Chocolate” (3) “Solo Sunrise” (4) “Everything I Wanted”

DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE (2 LP RED & BLUE VINYL)
QUANTITY: 3000

David Bowie’s debut album available for first time on heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl. This 2 LP set features the Mono version of the album on disc one and the Stereo version on disc two.

Side 1: (1) “Uncle Arthur” (2) “Sell Me A Coat” (3) “Rubber Band” (4) “Love You Till Tuesday” (5) “There Is A Happy Land” (6) “We Are Hungry Men” (7)” When I Live My Dream”
Side 2: (1) “Little Bombardier” (2) “Silly Boy Blue” (3)Come And Buy My Toys” (4) “Join The Gang” (5) “She’s Got Medals” (6) “Maid Of Bond Street” (7) “Please Mr. Gravedigger”

DEF LEPPARD – LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD (12″ SINGLE)
QUANTIY: 4000

Three tracks recorded at Abbey Road in 2008 and never previously released.

Side 1: (1) “C’mon C’mon” (2) “Rock On”; Side 2: “Rocket”

ELLA FITZGERALD – ELLA AT ZARDI’S – (2 LP PINK & OPAQUE BLUE VINYL)
QUANTITY: 1500

Following last year’s release of Ella Fitzgerald’s lost live album recorded in 1956 on the eve of her breakthrough, the album will make its vinyl debut as a double LP on pink and opaque blue vinyl with contrasting labels.

Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi’s Jazzland in Hollywood, Ella At Zardi’s features the entirety of the evening’s two-set, 21-song performance, which captures an inspired Fitzgerald singing and swinging in front of an animated, adoring crowd, just days before she’d go on to record the album that would catapult her to stardom. The concert was originally recorded by Norman Granz to celebrate the creation of, and Fitzgerald’s signing to, Verve Records, which Granz founded largely to give Fitzgerald the attention that he felt she wasn’t receiving at her then-current label, Decca. Ella At Zardi’s was planned as the label’s inaugural release but shelved in favor of the now-classic studio album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, which kicked off a best-selling, signature series of Song Book releases. The Zardi’s tapes languished in Verve’s vaults for six decades.

Album 1: First Set: Side A: (1) “It All Depends On You” (2) “Tenderly” (3) “Why Don’t You Do Right” (4) “Cry Me A River” (5) “In A Mellow Tone”
Side B: (1) “Joe Williams’s Blues” (2) “A Fine Romance” (3) “How High The Moon” (4) “Gone With The Wind” (5) “Bernie’s Tune”

Album 2: Second Set: Side C: (1) ” ‘S Wonderful” (2) “Glad To Be Unhappy” (3) “Lullaby of Birdland” (4) “The Tender Trap” (5) “And The Angels Sing” (6) “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”
Side D: (1) “Little Boy (Little Girl)” (2) “A-Tisket, A-Tisket” (3) “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” (4) “Airmail Special” (5) “I’ve Got A Crush On You”

ELTON JOHN VS. PNAU – GOOD MORNING TO THE NIGHT (1 LP CLEAR VINYL)
QUANTITY: 1100

Good Morning To The Night is a remix album by Elton John and Australian dance duo Pnau, originally released in July 2012. The album’s tracks are created from samples of various early Elton songs combined together to form new tracks. Songs sampled include “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Bennie And The Jets” and “Are You Ready For Love?” The album debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and was described by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as “a blueprint for what remix albums should aspire to.” This marks first time on vinyl in US.

Side 1: (1) “Good Morning To The Night” (2) “Sad” (3)”Black Icy Stare” (4) “Foreign Fields”
Side 2: (1) “Telegraph To The Afterlife” (2) “Phoenix” (3) “Karmatron” (4) “Sixty”

FRANK ZAPPA – LUMPY GRAVY: PRIMORDIAL (1 LP TRANSLUCENT BURGUNDY VINYL) (QUANTITY: 4000)

Lumpy Gravy: Primordial contains Frank Zappa’s first orchestral-only edit of the music sessions recorded at Capitol Studios during 1967. This self-described “ballet” was never officially issued until 2008 on the posthumous collection Lumpy Money. it makes its debut on limited edition 12″ 45 rpm mono translucent burgundy colored vinyl, mastered from the original 1967 1/4″ mono master tape, with FZ’s original gatefold album design lovingly restored.

Side A: “Lumpy Gravy”; Side B: “Primordial”

GLORIA GAYNOR – I WILL SURVIVE (12″ VERSION) / SUBSTITUTE (12″ VERSION)
QUANTITY: 1500

One of the most popular, well-loved disco anthems of all time turns 40 this year. To celebrate we are releasing this heavyweight single with full 12″ Disco Versions of both “I Will Survive” and “Substitute” (the original A-side).

Side A: (1) “I Will Survive” (2)”Substitute”; Side B: (1) “Go on now, go” (2) “Walk out the door”

KILLING JOKE – ABSOLUTE DISSENT (2 LP COLORED VINLY)
QUANTITY: 2000

First ever US release of Killing Joke’s 13th studio album from 2010, featuring the band’s original lineup reunited for the first time on record in 28 years. Comes on 2 LP color vinyl with two bonus tracks. Never been available in US; available previously overseas in limited quantity of 300.

Side A: (1) “Absolute Dissent” (2) “The Great Cull” (3) “Fresh Fever From The Skies” (4) “In Excelsis”
Side B: (1) “European Super State” (2) “This World Hell” (3) “Endgame” (4) “The Raven King”
Side C: (1) “Honour The Fire” (2) “Depthcharge” (3) “Here Comes The Singularity” (4) “Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove”
Side D: (Bonus Tracks) (1) “Kali Yuga” (2) “Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove” (dub)

MARVIN GAYE – LET’S GET IT ON (45TH ANNIVERSARY) (1 LP RED VINYL)
QUANTITY: 1000

Come Get To This; it’s the 45th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s landmark soul album, Let’s Get It On. This limited-edition release has been pressed on 180g heavyweight red vinyl, Just To Keep You Satisfied…

Side 1: (1) “Let’s Get It On” (2) “Please Stay (Once You Go Away)” (3) “If I should I Die Tonight” (4) “Keep Getting It On”
Side 2: (1) “Come Get To This” (2) “Distant Lover” (3) “You Sure Love To Ball” (4) “Just To Keep You Satisfied”

SOFT CELL – SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE / YOUTH REIMAGINED (12″ SINGLE CLEAR VINYL)
QUANTITY: 1500

Double-A-sided 12″ of new extended versions of Soft Cell’s classic “Say Hello Wave Goodbye” and the fan favorite album track “Youth.” Soft Cell were legendary for their well-crafted extended 12″ mixes and on these new versions original member Dave Ball uses the original studio parts to create what he and Marc would have wanted fans to hear 1982. Not remixes but exquisite period reimaginings.

Side 1: “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”; Side 2: “Youth”

SOUNDGARDEN – A-SIDES (2 LP COLORED VINYL)
QUANTITY: 5000

A-Sides is a compilation album with songs spanning the band’s thirteen-year career. It was released on November 4, 1997 through A&M Records. It was Soundgarden’s last official release for 13 years, until 2010’s Telephantasm. It contains one song absent from previous albums (“Bleed Together”) which appeared on import copies of the “Burden In My Hand” single. This is the first time A-Sides has been available on vinyl.

Side A: (1) “Nothing To Say” (2) “Flower” (3) “Loud Love” (4) “Hands All Over”
Side B: (1) “Get On The Snake” (2) Jesus Christ Pose (3) Outshined (4) Rusty Cage
Side C: (1) “Spoonman” (2) The Day I Tried To Live” (3) Black Hole Sun (4) Fell On Black Days
Side D: (1) “Pretty Noose” (2) Burden In My Hand” (3) Blow Up The Outside World (4) TY Cobb (5) Bleed Together

SUBLIME – 89 VISION (10″)
QUANTITY: 3500

The first vinyl release of Sublime’s first cassette release, marking the 30th anniversary of the band.

Side A: (1) “Don’t Push” (2) “Ball & Chain”; Side B: (1) Slow Ride” (2) “Date Rape Stylee”

THE POLICE – ROXANNE (7″ SINGLE)
QUANTITY: 2000

Reissue of the second Police single “Roxanne,” the first for A&M Records. Released in April 1978, it was the first single from debut album Outlandos d’Amour. Controversial in some territories, this seminal favorite was written about a man who falls in love with a prostitute. On re-release in 1979, the song peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Bespoke gatefold sleeve with die-cut ‘dialling holes’ – front cover is the original UK red ‘telephone’ image. Blue European sleeve for inner sleeve. Reissue sleeve, with band photo, for inside gatefold. Original A-side and B-side – ‘Peanuts’. Both remastered at Abbey Road.

Side A: “Roxanne”; Side B: “Peanuts”

THE WHO – THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (2 LP RED & BLUE COLORED VINYL)
QUANTITY: 3000

Legendary companion album to the band’s classic documentary film of the same name from 1979. Features the extraordinary 1967 Smothers Brothers TV show version of “My Generation” – including exploding drum-kit finale! Double LP on red and blue heavyweight coloured vinyl with original LP packaging including 20-page booklet – long out of print on vinyl! Features one of the most iconic rock images on the front cover – photographer Art Kane’s shot of the band draped in the Union Jack flag at the Carl Shurz Monument in Morningside Heights in New York City on the morning of Friday 5 April 1968, the day of the first of the two concerts at Fillmore East, for a feature on new rock groups for Life Magazine. Includes three performances from Woodstock – “Sparks,” “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me,” classic 1960s TV performances of “Magic Bus” and “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” and the definitive performance of “A Quick One, While He’s Away,” the version they played at the Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus — a performance so good that, according to legend, it’s the reason why the Stones shelved the show for 20 years!

Side A: (1) “My Generation” (2) “I Can’t Explain” (3) “Happy Jack” (4) “I Can See For Miles” (5) “Magic Bus” “Long Live Rock”
Side B: (1) “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” (2) “Young Man Blues” (3) “My Wife” (4) “Baba O’Riley”
Side C: (1) “A Quick One, While He’s Away (2) “Tommy Can You Hear Me?” (3) “Sparks” (4) “Pinball Wizard” (5) “See Me, Feel Me”
Side D: (1) Medley “Join Together” (2) “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I still have a lot of my old records, I don’t consider myself in the caliber of LP Collectors that many of my friends are these days. When I see some of their collections, I feel as though I need to touch them with gloves if even touching them at all for fear of being clumsy. I do love my KISS, Priest and others that I’ve kept over the years. A lot of them were given away as gifts to diehards because you can’t keep everything but I am told I still have visitation rights to some of them. There are some cool ones in this list, especially the David Bowie and Frank Zappa who are two geniuses whose body of musical work still amazes me. The list from Universal Music is quite diverse and there seems to be something for everyone. You can let me know what you think of this list down in the comments section and what items you will be searching for if you are a vinyl collector. I’d love to know which ones you are most excited about so talk to me.

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