Black Friday Record Store Day - THE LIST
BLACK FRIDAY RECORD STORE DAY IS NOVEMBER 29th - THE LIST:
Strictly Discs will be the place to be this Post-Thanksgiving-Shopping-Melee-Day, also known as Black Friday.
And that's because certain indie stores across the country will be the place to get special releases created just for you, for giving and getting this holiday season, and they're scheduled for release on Black Friday, November 29, 2019.
Now, this is not Record Store Day, Jr., but it is brought to you by the powers-that-be at Record Store Day. This is a group of special releases you can only find at certain independent record stores nationwide. The magic of these pieces (many uber-limited) is that every one of them is something someone will really LOVE to get, and you'll really ENJOY giving. And you may have the added nice feeling of supporting a local, independently owned (Strictly Discs, Independently Owned since 1988) business during the holidays.
Our list of Black Friday exclusives can be found HERE. You've got to register for our list or you can also jump over to the RSD site which shows the list (just without our pricing). And while we will try to have ample stock (one of the deepest in the midwest) of all items, please know that some of these products are extremely limited and will sell out quickly.
If you create a wishlist, it will be updated within our system prior to November 29, 2019. We expect that you will be in the store on November 29th to pick up any requested items. If you are unable to be here that day or want us to send any remaining stock after Record Store Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org now to make those arrangements. And remember, a wish is NOT an order. Thank you!
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Heading downstairs for this week's edition of the Used Vinyl Alert, we're happy to unveil a real exciting batch of records. Our Fall squirreling away of records has commenced, and we have a truly eye-popping collection of affordable, essential records, almost entirely in the best shape of their lives. Spruce up your collection this week from staples across the worlds of blues, jazz, new wave, folk rock and classic pop.
It’s a three-course meal for this week’s batch. We continue to unearth some country and folk gems, from the high and lonesome to the rollicking and raucous. More good stuff this week from Dolly, along with a trio from Rosanne Cash, three from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Circle” series and a pair from Hag. Look out for single-disc surveys from consummate craftsmen Tom T. Hall, Don Williams, John Stewart, Pete Seeger and Dwight Yoakam, as well as roots-adjacent sides from Dougie Sahm and Gram Parsons. Moving over to the rock section of town there’s tasty vitals like the expanded versions of “McCartney I” and Dave Crosby’s “If I Could Only Remember My Name,” along with sturdy standards like the White Album and the soundtrack to “Easy Rider.” Ol’ Neil factors in heavy with 70s highlights “Zuma” and “On the Beach,” along with the earthier “Old Ways” and the recent archives release of his work with the International Harvester. Plenty of Garcia this week, covering his work with his eponymous band, his tenure in the New Riders of the Purple Sage and, of course, the Dead. We’ll close with another strong jazz selection. The Blue Note deluge continues, with lesser-seen dates from Tony Williams and Joe Henderson, along with a 3-cd Mosaic set from Horace Silver sideman Carmell Jones. In addition, pay particular attention to the material this week coming off well-regarded but undercirculated labels like Soul Note, Black Lion and Muse, proof that great jazz was still coming out whether attention was directed earwards or not.
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The New Pornographers - “In the Morse Code of Brake Lights” Hard to believe that this album is only their eighth album in nineteen years. I had thought that the band has released more than just eight. While this indie Super Group” has shed a few members over the decades it is still basically the same band that released their first album in November of 2000, And it is still basically the same style. You know, bouncy power pop with a slight idiosyncratic twist to the proceedings. And the New Pornographers have yet to make a bad album. Heck, they have never released even a boring album. And “In the Morse Code of Brake Lights” is yet another stellar release. Just like all their other releases. - Ted
Tegan and Sara - “Hey, I’m Just Like You” Identical twins Tegan and Sara were looking through their archives during research for a book. In the materials, they found cassettes from the beginning of their careers. The sisters then decided to rework some of the songs from the cassettes. The good news is that the redone material is very reminiscent of the music from when they started. There are even loud electric guitars and acoustic guitars on this disc.. Listening to this album reminds me why I fell in love with their music so many years ago. And back in the nineties you had a special sort of a relationship with the sisters because they touched you so deeply. I have to admit that I stopped caring several years ago about Tegan and Sara after a number of albums of dance music. But “Hey, I’m Just Like You” has got my attention again. I now care again. And I feel the same way now as I did so long ago. - Ted
Moon Duo - “Stars Are the Light” I knew we were in for a treat when I found out that Sonic Boom (of Spiritualized fame) was mixing the album. Although normally classified as a psychedelic band, Moon Duo are so much more. The duo has a very noticeable Krautrock/Silver Apples electronic feel too. And that is the side of the band that is more prevalent on “Stars Are the Light.” The band gives the electronics a more spaced out feel that only Moon Duo are capable of. The band is definitely in an experimental mood on this album. Moon Duo even somehow venture into proto-funk territory. But they are such great musicians that they make even that so compelling. “Stars Are the Light” is an intriguing and imaginative album that really gets better every time you listen to it. - Ted
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Will, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Andy, Mark, Jack, Eric & Mike