Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, today announces another sensational line-up of vinyl for release on Record Store Day (new date – June 20, 2020), the annual music celebration happening exclusively at all participating independent retailers.
These dozen titles run the gamut from rock and metal to electric jazz, and boundary-pushing pop and hip hop from ‘90s to the ‘10s—as always, a terrific tribute to the unbelievable artistry and musicianship upon which the Sony Music catalog has been built for decades.
Highlights include rare material from Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew-era sessions and Toto’s first-ever tour of Japan; a new vinyl edition of Judas Priest’s British Steel, one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time; plus rare remixes of songs by Britney Spears, TLC and Destiny’s Child.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a regular celebration of the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores around the world. This year’s official Record Store Day Ambassador is singer-songwriter-activist Brandi Carlile.
To locate your nearest participating RSD shop, please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Stores
Miles Davis, Double Image: Rare Miles From The Bitches Brew Sessions (2LP Red Vinyl)
Half a century from its release, shockwaves from Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew continue to reverberate throughout the universe. Leading an army of all-stars into the studio, Miles defied all conventional styles, joining the loose ends of jazz, rock and funk into a groundbreaking new sound. This double LP release on red vinyl features 10 keyboard-rich recordings captured in the wake of the original Bitches Brew sessions from August ’69 to February ‘70 with a rotating cast of luminaries including Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette and much more. Issued on vinyl for general release for the first time ever, the recordings were originally heard on The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions released in 1998.