Record Store Day Black Friday takes place this week; includes releases from Hall & Oates, Aerosmith, U2 and more


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After enjoying their Thanksgiving feast this week, music fans can head to their local indie record stores to check out the limited editions of vinyls available for the 2021 Record Store Day Black Friday sale.

Outputs Hall and Oates, Aerosmith, U2, Fleetwood Mac and Carole king are among the disks that will be available.

The Hall & Oates Black Friday release is Fall in Philadelphia: The Definitive Demos 1968-71, a collection of the first recordings the duo made before the release of their first album. The LP is pressed onto an orange vinyl.

Aerosmith’s Black Friday offer is a 1971: the road starts here, with a first unreleased recording of the band playing several songs in their rehearsal room, including “Dream On”. It is available on vinyl and cassette.

U2 is releasing a four track EP celebrating the 40th anniversary of their popular debut track “Gloria”. The record, which is pressed onto yellow vinyl, features the studio version of the song, along with three live performances recorded over three different decades.

Fleetwood Mac offers a two-LP set titled Alternative live, a 14-track collection featuring performances of various songs taken from the group’s luxury reissues Rumors, defense and Mirage albums.

The king issues In concert – Live on the BBC 1971, a live album featuring the acclaimed singer / songwriter performing songs from his flagship album Tapestry, including an appearance as a guest of James taylor.

Other artists posting Black Friday 2021 releases include The Bee Gees, Ray charles, Leonard cohen, Sam cooke, Detroit, The Jimi Hendrix experience, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, Jorma Kaukonen, small feat, Modern English, Todd Rundgren, Shangri-Las, Dusty Springfield, The essential singers, Stray cats, Joe Strummer, Tammi Terrell and Heart‘s Nancy Wilson

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