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RSD Essential 067 - Originally released in 1992, Brutal Truth’s ‘Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses’ was produced by the legendary Colin Richardson and is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential grindcore records of all time. Reissued with ‘Full Dynamic Audio’ this release is a must have for any fan of Grindcore.
Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions [RSD Essential Half Orange & Half White LP]
$33.99
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Indie Exclusive - Solange's 2008 critically-lauded album was her second, but the first where she stretched out and showed the vision and creativity that fans have come to expect . This Motown-influenced album debuted #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and features production by Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, Thievery Corporation, Bilal and others.
Solange - Solange Presents "Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams" [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl]
$32.99
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"Indie Exclusive - Ferocious Grindcore in the grand tradition of early Earache releases like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth & Terrorizer with a modern twist. 34 tracks of bone-shattering vibrations from Singapore’s finest underground export. Wild, Feral and downright unhinged Grindcore. A compilation of EPs and rarities, this is the first time many of these tracks are available on vinyl and a must have for any fan. Wormrot are the first band from Singapore to play the world famous Glastonbury Festival (Featured live on BBC TV). Touring the world and playing major festivals to this day. Just completed European tour with Napalm Death and will return to Europe for more festival dates this summer including Hellfest."
Wormrot - Left To Rot [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Coffee Grind Splatter]
$33.99
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ThinkIndie Exclusive - Guitar master Dennis Coffey’s first LP for Westbound records was released in 1975. It remains a tour de force in funky guitar mastery unlike anything else. While Coffey’s guitar fireworks remain squarely at the center of Finger Lickin Good, some of the more psychedelic elements of his earlier work fall away and are replaced by a slicker, more produced sound. This new style clearly lays the groundwork for Coffey’s transition, as the 70s progress, into a more commercial, disco-oriented sound on his own recordings as well as on his writing and production work for other artists such as CJ and Co. This long overdue reissue, retitled Finger Pickin Good, was remastered by Dave Gardner and includes a previously unissued bonus track.
Dennis Coffey - Finger Pickin Good [ThinkIndie Exclusive Finger Lickin Green]
$29.99
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ThinkIndie Exclusive - "Earth Creature" by Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady is a funk and soul masterpiece that pulsates with infectious energy and undeniable groove. Released in 1977, this album is a vibrant celebration of the Earth's natural beauty and the joy of being alive. Led by the charismatic Boobie Knight, the band delivers a dynamic blend of funky rhythms, soulful vocals, and catchy hooks that captivate listeners from start to finish. From the title track's feel-good anthem to the humorous yet funky "Monster" and "Freakenstein," each song on the album exudes a distinct charm and vitality that has earned it a cherished place in the hearts of funk and soul enthusiasts. "Earth Creature" is a timeless gem that continues to captivate audiences with its irresistible charm and infectious grooves. Tracks on the album have famously been sampled by Outkast, 50 Cent, and N.W.A., among others. This long overdue reissue from Org Music was remastered by Dave Gardner and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Earth Creature [ThinkIndie Exclusive Red-Hot Red Vinyl]
$29.99
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Indie Exclusive - Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Paul Moak, ‘See Where The Night Goes’ is the 3rd studio album from Nashville Rock N Roll prodigies Goodbye June. 11 tracks of the very finest modern day Rock music with a twist of southern twang and washed down with a shot of blues.

Goodbye June - See Where The Night Goes [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Half Red & Half White]
$33.99
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Indie Exclusive - "A Day with Art Blakey 1961" by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is a quintessential example of hard bop jazz from the early 1960s. Led by Blakey's dynamic drumming, the album features a stellar lineup including Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Jymie Merritt. Enjoy this classic jazz double album, now pressed on heavyweight metallic silver vinyl.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Day With Art Blakey 1961 [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Metallic Silver ]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive - Experience Dizzy Gillespie's electrifying big band orchestra live from Chester, PA, in June 1957. Hindsight Records has meticulously transferred these performances from Wally Heider's analog reels to ensure superior audio quality. Gillespie, a pivotal figure in bebop's evolution from the mid-1940s, had firmly established himself as a jazz giant by 1957, leading his dynamic ensemble with authority. This live recording, captured less than a month before their memorable Newport Jazz Festival appearance, highlights Gillespie's band in peak form at Club Bel-Aire in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Dizzy Gillespie - Live in Chester 1957 [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Orange & Blue 2 LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive - Enjoy this reissue of "Dreaming Out of Season" by East St. Louis-based R&B and soul vocal group The Montclairs, led by Phil Perry. Originally released in 1972, the group’s debut LP captures the sweet soul sound of the early 1970s with its rich harmonies and themes of love, longing and heartache. Now available on split-color blue and white vinyl.
The Montclairs - Dreaming Out of Season [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Half White & Half Blue]
$27.99
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RSD Essential 064 - 35th Anniversary Pressing! Bolt Thrower’s classic Earache debut (originally released in 1989) now available on Vinyl LP with FDR (Full Dynamic Range) audio. Featuring 11 blistering tracks of the heaviest death metal – Coventry’s finest went on to have huge worldwide success after this critically acclaimed record.
Bolt Thrower - Realms of Chaos [RSD Essentials Yellow & Black LP]
$33.99
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RSD Essential 065 - 35th Anniversary Pressing! The revolutionary kings of death metal Morbid Angel with their seminal debut album Altars Of Madness. Features some of the most legendary Death Metal tracks of all time including Immortal Rites, Maze Of Torment and Chapel Of Ghouls.

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness [RSD Essentials Blue & Black LP]
$33.99
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Indie Exclusive - Vince Guaraldi’s score for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" came out for the first time ever for the special’s 50thanniversary and charted as a top Jazz, soundtrack and children’s album upon its release, selling out all available copies. The complete soundtrack to the celebrated animated holiday television special, written and created by Charles Schulz, directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman and produced by Melendez and Lee Mendelson, includes the long-awaited release of many of Guaraldi’s classic compositions and performances along with never-before-heard bonus material.

Newly re-discovered in LMFP’s vaults, the original recording sessions for Vince Guaraldi's beloved soundtrack have been remixed and remastered for audiophiles and Peanuts® fans everywhere. The album includes many previously unreleased tracks, several never heard since the Vince Guaraldi Quintet laid them down for the recording session in 1973. All the songs were remastered from the original 2" 16 track source tapes.

This soundtrack from the 1973 holiday classic includes Guaraldi hits from the original sources like the funky brass filled "Linus and Lucy," "Thanksgiving Theme," and the soulful "Little Birdie." You will hear timbres from instruments that were previously buried in the show mix. Furthermore, there are bonus tracks for "Thanksgiving Interlude" demonstrating how Guaraldi crafted his score for the special; an additional keyboard on "Linus and Lucy;" and Guaraldi whistling the melody for "Is It James or Charlie?"

Beyond the composer's piano playing, the quintet is made up of Mike Clark on drums; Seward McCain (longest touring bassist with Guaraldi - holding down the electric bass at Guaraldi's request); Tom Harrell on trumpet to class up the album; and Chuck Bennett on Trombone. This is some of the funkiest Guaraldi you'll hear as his quintet leaned into the East Bay Sound, a type of funk that Mike Clark helped pioneer in the early ’70s. Guaraldi even lends his bluesy voice to introduce Woodstock with "Little Birdie." The album was remix engineered by Terry Carleton, restored and mastered by Vinson Hudson, and produced by Sean and Jason Mendelson. All versions include liner notes by Sean Mendelson and artwork from the original special. This Indie Exclusive repressing comes in a limited and exclusive Purple Jelly Bean Purple variant.

Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Purple Jelly Bean LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive - Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences. Later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll”, Sister Rosetta’s influence is omnipresent. Long overdue, Tharpe was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2018. This set from 1960 has plenty of variety, lots of sincere feeling, and high levels of musicianship from the unique performer. Highlights include "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," "Didn't It Rain," "The Gospel Train" and "Down By the Riverside." The album was remastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing on Oxblood color vinyl for RSD Essentials.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Live in 1960 [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Oxblood LP]
$29.99
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Indie Exclusive - Include 4 bonus tracks - Formed from the remnants of Californian pop group 'The Young Swingers,' 1965 marked a pivotal moment for the members of the psychedelic folk-rock group 'Ashes.' Originating in Santa Monica, the original lineup of Alan Brackett, Jim Cherniss, Spencer Dryden, John Merrill, and Barbara Robinson began playing local clubs and released two now-obscure singles in 1965. By 1966, they adopted the name 'Ashes' and underwent personnel changes, with Cherniss departing and Dryden leaving to join Jefferson Airplane. Brackett and Merrill subsequently formed The Peanut Butter Conspiracy but reformed 'Ashes' in 1968 with new singer Pat Taylor and drummer John Voight. Recorded in 1968 and produced by Jackie Mills, the self-titled "Ashes" is a dreamy, acid folk-rock piece that was initially shelved but released by Vault Records in 1971. Now reissued on blue vinyl with extra recordings, this album is an excellent slice of mid-1960s Southern California lite-rock.
Ashes featuring Pat Taylor - Ashes [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Blue LP]
$27.99
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Indie Exclusive - Tripsichord’s self-titled album, originally released on the Janus label in 1970, is a quintessential piece of late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock. The band, originally known as Tripsichord Music Box before shortening their name, was part of the burgeoning San Francisco music movement. The record is characterized by swirling guitar riffs, intricate melodies, rich vocal harmonies, and a mystic sound that encompassed both guitar-driven psych rock and reflective, melodic folk. Though not widely commercially successful, the album has become a sought-after collector's item, celebrated for its authentic representation of the psych era.

Tripsichord - Tripsichord [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Translucent Yellow LP ]
$27.99
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Indie Exclusive - The self-titled debut album "The Hear & Now" was originally released on the Pompeii label in 1970. A vibrant blend of psychedelic folk, rock, and pop, the record embodies the diverse and experimental ethos of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by the band simply known as "The Hear & Now," the album features lush harmonies, intricate guitar work, and a fusion of acoustic and electric instrumentation throughout. From traditional folk tunes like "Scarborough Fair" to gospel hymns such as "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," and even iconic pop covers like "Hey Jude," the album presents a rich tapestry of rearranged classics, highlighting the band's talent for innovative arrangement. Original pressings of this album are revered as rare collector's items, and now, fans can enjoy this reissue on heavyweight green-colored vinyl.
The Hear & Now - The Hear & Now 1970 [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Emerald Green LP]
$27.99

        
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