Limited-edition releases from Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, U2 and Fleetwood Mac are among the exclusive vinyl discs that will be released during the 2021 edition of Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday event, taking place November 26.
Aerosmith’s offering is 1971: The Road Starts Here, featuring a previously unheard early recording of the band playing several songs in their rehearsal room, including “Dream On.” It’s available on vinyl and cassette.
Osbourne’s 1991 solo album No More Tears will be available as a 12-inch picture disc. The record, which spawned the hit “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s release is Paris 67, a red-and-blue-vinyl LP that boasts an official “bootleg” performance that the guitar legend and his band gave at the Olympia Theatre in Paris in October of 1967.
U2 is issuing a four-track EP celebrating the 40th anniversary of its popular early tune, “Gloria.” The disc, which is pressed on yellow vinyl, features the studio version of the song, plus three live renditions recorded in three different decades.
Fleetwood Mac is offering a two-LP set titled Alternate Live, a 14-track collection featuring performances of various songs taken from the band’s deluxe reissues of Rumours, Tusk and Mirage.
Other artists issuing 2021 Black Friday releases include Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, The Jim Carroll Band, Alice Cooper, David Crosby & Graham Nash, The Kinks‘ Dave Davies, Dio, Dire Straits, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Jorma Kaukonen, Little Feat, Motorhead, Night Ranger, Poison, Lou Reed, Bush‘s Gavin Rossdale, Todd Rundgren, Stray Cats, Joe Strummer, Tesla and Heart‘s Nancy Wilson.
For the full list of releases and participating stores, visit RecordStoreDay.com.
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