RECORD STORE DAY TO FEATURE ALLEN TOUSSAINT, EMMYLOU HARRIS, RANDY NEWMAN VINYL RELEASES ON APRIL 22
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, is set to take place onSaturday, April 22, 2017 and included among the special releases on that day are new vinyl releasesfeaturing classic titles from three artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Allen Toussaint,Emmylou Harris and Randy Newman.
The Allen Toussaint Collection, a 1991 compilation of tracks from the legendary New Orleans musician’s first four albums—From a Whisper to a Scream; Life, Love and Faith; Southern Nights; and Motion—receives its first-ever vinyl release in this two-LP, three-sided pressing, limited to 1,500. The fourth side of the vinyl features an etching of a quotation from Toussaint. All Music Guide calls the set“one of the greatest greatest hits albums of ’70s soul, funk, and R&B.”
Emmylou Harris’s Queen of the Silver Dollar: The Studio Albums, 1975–1979 comprises Harris’s first five studio albums—Pieces of the Sky, Elite Hotel, Luxury Liner, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Townand Blue Kentucky Girl—on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM of Light of the Stable and Little Drummer Boyfrom her 1979 Christmas album. The collection will receive a limited release of 1,000.
Randy Newman’s Lonely at the Top: Studio Albums, 1968–1977 comprises Newman’s first five studio albums—Randy Newman, 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys and Little Criminals—on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM of alternate versions of You Can Leave Your Hat On and Last Night I Had a Dream. The collection will receive a limited release of 1,000.
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