Rare and hard to find releases by artists as diverse as The treatment, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish are among the titles slated for release exclusively for the Record Store Day Black Friday 2022 event.
Traditionally, RSD Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, so this year’s event takes place on Friday, November 25.
Record Store Day organizers said: “Since its inception, Black Friday has transformed the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday is all about super cheap prices for mass-produced goods and mostly takes place in malls and big box stores. But we really like the idea of a shopping season, especially when that shopping is all about showing the people you love that you love them. (And a way for them to show it to you too. Receiving freebies is awesome too!) So we created RSD Black Friday.
For Black Friday 2022, the goodies are arriving fast and well. Among this year’s most tantalizing titles are an exclusive 3″ vinyl edition of Beck’s It’s all in your mind; by Marco Beltrami Imitate (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack); a double-disc edition of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Cheek to cheek live; a two-disc edition of Billie Eilish happier than ever; a special edition 30th anniversary double photo disc of The Cure’s To wish and the Death becomes her (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
Homemade recordingsmeanwhile, offer a variety of limited-edition pressings, including the first and only anthology of Korla Pandit’s Fantasy Records release, Key Genius: Best of Korla Pandit; Townes Van Zandt’s widely acclaimed 1987 album, At my window; a 10th anniversary pressing of The Sword’s metallic masterpiece, Apocryphal; and a collector’s edition of Silverstein’s Arrivals departures (with a bonus of 7 inches).
To complete their range is haunted topthe latest title in the hugely popular Jazz Dispensary series, featuring spaced cuts from Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaría, McCoy Tyner and Barbara Lewis, among others.
For a full list of special Black Friday 2022 releases, visit the official event website.