Legacy Recordings Announces Select Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day 2012's Back To Black Friday (Friday, November 23, 2012) Legacy's RSD 2012 Black Friday Releases Include Highly Collectible Titles From Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Incubus, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen and the Newly-Curated Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (a Deep Christmas Blues Collection from the 1920s-1950s)

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces a special holiday line-up of 7" and 12" vinyl releases, some created especially for Record Store Day 2012's Back To Black Friday, celebrated at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 23, 2012.

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For Back To Black Friday 2012, Legacy is offering releases appealing to connoisseurs of classic sounds from Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Incubus, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen and more.

Legacy Recordings Black Friday 2012 releases include:

Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash - originally released November 1958 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012

An individually numbered reproduction of Johnny Cash's first Columbia Records album meticulously recreated from the original album art.  The artist's first album after leaving Sun Records, The Fabulous Johnny Cash introduced such signature classics as "Don't Take Your Guns to Town," "Frankie's Man, Johnny," "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador."  Available first at  independent record stores.

Miles Davis
Miles Ahead
- originally released November 1957 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012
Porgy & Bess - originally released 1958 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012
Sketches of Spain - originally released July 1960 - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012

Each of these limited numbered edition LPs is presented in pristine mono, featuring the original album track-listings.  The collective genius of trumpeter/composer/bandleader Miles Davis and composer/arranger Gil Evans represented in an epic trilogy of musical masterpieces. Available first at  independent record stores.

Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin
Cheap Thrills
- originally released August 1968 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP

Number One for eight consecutive weeks in 1968, Cheap Thrills was Big Brother & the Holding Company's second album and the band's last to feature Janis Joplin.  The record made Joplin a star and remains a central touchstone for 60's psychedelia and blues rock.  This 180-gram audiophile reproduction of the original LP has been sourced from the original mono master and comes housed in a gatefold jacket meticulously recreated from the original album art. Available first at  independent record stores.

Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
Hallelujah - 7" vinyl single - Numbered Limited Edition Record Store Day Exclusive

A limited numbered edition of a split 7" double-A side single of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," originally recorded for 1984's Various Positions, coupled with Jeff Buckley's transcendent interpretation of the song, as originally recorded for Buckley's 1994 debut album, Grace.  The release of the Hallelujah single coincides with the publication of the Alan Light book, "The Holy or the Broken (Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah')," on December 4.  Available exclusively at independent record stores.

Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance - 30th Anniversary Edition Picture Disc - originally released July 1982 - 12" picture vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012

The top-selling album in the Judas Priest canon, Screaming for Vengeance is often cited as one of the most profoundly influential albums in heavy metal history.  This timeless metal manifesto includes "Electric Eye," "(Take These) Chains" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," the classic rock radio perennial still gathering airplay thirty years later.  Available first at  independent record stores.

Incubus 
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
- originally released September 1997 - two 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs (first time on vinyl) - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012
Make Yourself - originally released October 1999 - two 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012
Morning View - originally released October 2001 - two 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012
A Crow Left of the Murder... - originally released February 2004 - two 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012
Light Grenades - originally released November 2006 - two 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012

Five classic titles from the core catalog of Incubus, the American rock band from Calabasas, California who fused funk, rap, metal, techno, jazz and hip-hop into an upbeat new music for the emerging 21st century.  Available first at  independent record stores.

Various Artists
Death Might Be Your Santa Claus - new release - on CD or 12" vinyl LP - Numbered Limited Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive

Newly created for Record Store Day's Black Friday 2012, Death Might Be Your Santa Claus brings together, for the first time, deep holiday blues tracks from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.  An assortment of "sermons, music, blues, jazz, gospel and devotionals" from artists including Harmon Ray (Peetie Wheatstraw), Lil McIntock, Tampa Red and Sonny Boy Williamson 1, Bessie Smith, Bo Carter, Butterbeans and Susie, Lightnin' Hopkins, Kansas City Kitty, Casey Bill Weldon, and the Reverend J.M. Gates, Death Might Be Your Santa Claus is an essential addition to any blues or seasonal music collection.

The CD edition of Death Might Be Your Santa Claus includes two bonus tracks: "Santa" by Lightnin' Hopkins" and "Hell Will Be Your Santa Claus" by the Reverend J.M. Gates.

Both CD and vinyl editions of Death Might Be Your Santa Claus will be available exclusively at independent record stores.

Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April.  In January, RSD appointed Iggy Pop to the post of Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings



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