Legacy's Vault-Opening Tenth Anniversary Record Store Day Swag

Legacy recently announced its swag for the April 22nd 2017 tenth Record Store Day, proving cynics wrong who claim Record Store Day is "so yesterday."

For RSD 2017, Legacy offers an extraordinary range of 7" and 12" titles from a variety of artists including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toto, André 3000, Robert Johnson, Coheed and Cambria, Dennis Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Moondog, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Mathis, Ben Folds (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra), Johnny Cash, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and others.

There's not space to detail all of what's available (actually space is unlimited but time is not) but here are a few highlights:

The Pink Floyd image at the top is a highly collectible 12" single of "Interstellar Overdrive" on a one-sided 180gram black vinyl mono 33-1/3rpm edition that includes a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken when Pink Floyd was recording the group's debut single, "Arnold Layne." Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, this version of "Interstellar Over-drive" is a previously unreleased recording from 1966, running close to 15 minutes long. The original recording was made at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on November 31, 1966, prior to Pink Floyd's signing with EMI. A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band's debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Hammersmith Odeon London '75 - 4LP 12" vinyl - Numbered.
On November 18, 1975, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band made their first concert appear-ance outside of America, at London's Hammersmith Odeon. Born to Run had been released three months earlier, and Springsteen had famously appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek three weeks before the Hammersmith gig--was the rest of the world finally ready for him? More than 40 years later, Hammersmith Odeon London '75 answers with a resounding "yes"--and now, for the first time on vinyl, fans can experience the magic of that unforgettable night.

Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson - 1LP 12" white/yellow half-color vinyl
Harry Nilsson's 1971 masterpiece Nilsson Schmilsson will be pressed on yellow and white split color vinyl for Record Store Day. This classic LP--the first of two that Nilsson recorded in England with producer Richard Perry--features the Grammy Award-winning No. 1 hit "Without You" (written and originally recorded by Badfinger and later a hit for Mariah Carey) plus the quirky Top 10 smash "Coconut" and the hard-driving "Jump Into the Fire." This special reissue also includes a reproduction of the poster included with original copies of the album.

Alice in Chains – "Get Born Again"/"What the Hell Have I" - Two 7" black vinyl singles - gatefold
This special Alice in Chains 45 RPM double 7" single collects four hard-hitting tracks remastered and available on vinyl for the first time. "What the Hell Have I" and "A Little Bitter," released on the soundtrack to the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Last Action Hero" in 1993, were the first to feature new bassist Mike Inez, who'd played with Ozzy Osbourne for five years. "Get Born Again" and "Died," released on the box set Music Bank in 1999, were the band's final recordings with original vocalist Layne Staley.

Dennis Wilson - Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) - 2LP 12" colored vinyl
Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) features highlights from the recording sessions for the planned second album by Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. Recorded in 1978 as the follow-up to Wilson's classic Pacific Ocean Blue, these eclectic and ambitious recordings were left unreleased when Wilson died in 1983, and remained so until 2008. Now, the power and emotion of Wilson's lost masterpiece can be heard on a newly designed 2LP set pressed on colored vinyl and featuring new liner notes by Ken Sharp.

But wait! There's more (minus the images):

Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection - 3LP 12" vinyl - Numbered
In 1936 and 1937, Robert Johnson recorded two sessions of Delta blues that would profoundly shape the course of rock music over the 20th century. The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection is the ultimate document of these groundbreaking sessions. All 42 known record-ings are exquisitely remastered on 3 LPs, packaged in a deluxe tri-fold jacket including extensive liner notes--the first time Johnson's complete recorded works are available in one vinyl package. This set also includes an exclusive bonus poster featuring the original labels of Johnson's 78 RPM singles, released by Vocalion 80 years ago.

Moondog - Moondog - 1 LP 12" white vinyl
He was born Louis Hardin, but the world knew him as Moondog--and his avant-garde compositions influenced a generation of minimalist composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Now, The Viking of 6th Avenue's seminal 1969 album, recorded with producer James William Guercio, will be reissued on white vinyl, its first pressing in over a decade. Featuring original symphonic and classically-inspired works (including material dedicated to Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman), Moondog is an album that must be heard to be believed.

Santana – Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 - 1 LP 12" black vinyl
When Santana took the stage at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 16, 1969, the group was virtually unknown outside of the thriving Bay Area music scene. By the time they triumphantly closed their set, they were one of the festival's biggest surprises. Santana delivered a career-making performance melding Latin rock and bruising blues that readied the world for the band's platinum-selling debut album, released weeks later. Santana Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 takes listeners back to that jaw-dropping show, pressed on vinyl for the first time.

Ben Folds and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Live in Perth - 2 LP 12" black vinyl
Recorded live over two nights in Australia in 2005, Live in Perth features Ben Folds in collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for a lush symphonic take on favorites from his witty piano-pop discography--his first of many performances with orchestras all over the world. Previously only available on DVD, Live in Perth will be available as a 2LP set that features two previously unreleased recordings from the concerts.

Johnny Cash – The Johnny Cash Children's Album - 1 LP 12" black vinyl
The Johnny Cash Children's Album showcases another side of The Man in Black. Released in 1975, this LP features lighthearted songs like "Nasty Dan" (written by Sesame Street writer Jeff Moss and first performed by Cash on the classic children's program), the original "I Got a Boy (and His Name is John)" (written about Cash's only son, John Carter Cash, who contributes liner notes to this reissue) and "Old Shep," famously recorded by Elvis Presley in 1956. Available on vinyl for the first time in more than 40 years, The Johnny Cash Children's Album is good clean country fun for the whole family.

Pearl Jam - "State of Love and Trust"/"Breath" - 7" black vinyl single
First heard 25 years ago on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's "Singles", Pearl Jam's "State of Love and Trust" and "Breath" are coupled on 45 RPM 7" vinyl for the first time. The double platinum soundtrack album exposed mainstream audiences to the burgeoning Seattle grunge scene, and helped establish bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Mudhoney. Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017 (Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition will be released on CD and LP in May and features a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material from Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg and more).

Dave Matthews Band – Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 - 4LP 12" silver vinyl
Dave Matthews Band released one of their full-length concerts as an album for the first time with Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95. It sold over 2 million copies--the group's most successful live release to date--and proved what faithful fans already knew: that Dave Matthews Band were one of the most engaging concert attractions in the world--a fact that hasn't changed in the two decades since its release. Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 is available as a 4LP set for the first time for RSD 2017, pressed on silver 150-gram vinyl, remastered and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and packaged in a slipcase with four individual jackets.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live At Carnegie Hall - 2 LP 12" vinyl
Stevie Ray Vaughan celebrated his 30th birthday in style in 1984, turning New York's Carnegie Hall into a blistering Texas roadhouse for a sold out audience. Backed by Double Trouble (bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton) and featuring an all-star guest list that included Dr. John on piano and organ, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar and horn players from Roomful of Blues, it's easy to hear why SRV deemed the show his "best birthday ever, forever." Live At Carnegie Hall is available as a limited 2LP opaque brown vinyl set, exclusively for Record Store Day.

Also coming from Legacy for RSD 2017 is:

Jimi Hendrix - Live at George's Club 20 - 2 LP 12" black vinyl
Live At George's Club 20 collects raw amateur live recordings of Jimi Hendrix performing with Curtis Knight, made in December 1965 and January 1966—just months before the discovery of the game-changing guitarist in Greenwich Village by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. These raucous blues and soul recordings represent the closest approximation we have to what Chandler heard when he first spotted Hendrix at the Café Wha? on MacDougal Street. Never before officially released in America, Jimi's primal guitar, compelling voice and magnetic persona are evident throughout inspired interpretations of classic material by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles and others. This specially priced, two LP offering from Dagger Records, the official bootleg label created by Experience Hendrix, presents the original recordings restored by Hendrix's longtime sound engineer Eddie Kramer. These remarkable recordings are free of the extra-neous overdubs and excess audio manipulation apparent on earlier, unsanctioned releases of these performances.

There's actually more but that's probably enough! Are any of these cut from analog masters? Not likely. Are they cut from high resolution files? That's far more likely. So deal with it in your (ab) normal way.

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hi-fivinyljunkie's picture

An interesting selection but I am assuming the labels are not forthcoming of sources. Is that new 'Interstellar Overdrive' actually unreleased or is it the same as on the 'London 1966/67' LP from a few years ago?

marmil's picture

Great list, but you neglected to mention Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-79) which has some really cool unreleased early stuff.

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