Record Store Day’s Black Friday Highlights

Friday will feature the release of a couple of big box sets and a slew of reissues for Record Store Day’s Black Friday.

Here are the regularly scheduled releases:

David Bowie‘s A Divine Symmetry is a box set that covers the period around Hunky Dory.

The CureWish: 30th Anniversary Edition is a three-CD set with the original album and two discs of bonus material.

Elvis Costello and the Impostersdigital only The Boy Named If (Alive at Memphis Magnetic) includes covers of songs by The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. 

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ Live at the Fillmore, 1997 covers the group’s 20-night run at the famed San Francisco venue and is in available in various packages.

And here are some of the highlights of the over 170 RSD releases. The complete list is at

David Bowie – The Next Day Extra EP – 12″. The 2013 EP of unreleased tracks and remixes gets its first vinyl pressing.

Eric Burdon & War – The Complete Vinyl Collection – 4 LP. The three albums these two acts made in the early 1970s get their first ever reissue. 

Dave Davies – Fractured Mindz – 2 LP. This is a reissue of his 2007 post-stroke album.

The Doors – Paris Blues – LP. This blues theme compilation contains the title track, which is the last known unreleased studio song from the band.

Duran Duran – Live at Hammersmith ’82 – 2 LP. This was first released on CD/DVD in 2009.

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever – 2 LP. This edition comes with a different cover and a lithograph print.

The Grateful Dead – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/1972 – 5 LP. This show from the famed Europe 72 tour has never been released on vinyl.

Jefferson Airplane – Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival – LP. This set from the 1967 festival was previously available only in a 1992 box set. 

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen – The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64 – LP. This was recorded before Joplin joined Big Brother and the Holding Company. 

Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything – 4 LP box set. This 50th anniversary reissue includes new liner notes and comes packaged in two tape replica boxes.

Smash Mouth – Fush Yu Mang – LP. Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band – Live at the Greek Theater 2019 – 2 LP. This documents the lineup with Gregg Rolie of Santana, Steve Lukather of Toto, Hamish Stuart of Average White Band and Colin Hay of Men at Work.

Ringo Starr – Old WaveRingo the 4th – LPs. Two of Ringo’s long out-of-print albums get reissued.

Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson Long Promised Road – LP. The soundtrack to the documentary gets its first vinyl release.