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Black Friday vinyl record exclusives: Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, The Clash and more

The organizers of Record Store Day want to make sure the soundtrack for Black Friday will be played on vinyl.

Since 2007, stores around the country have participated in Record Story Day, usually in mid-April, with special vinyl releases of albums and exclusive music merchandise.

In an effort to have shoppers stuffing their stockings with vinyl this season, the minds promoting the annual Record Store Day celebration will release exclusive records on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

 

We got a preview of their exclusive releases and have picked seven worth spinning on your record player.

For a store directory, visit recordstoreday.com

Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

The vinyl will include two tracks, one being
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The vinyl will include two tracks, one being the classic rock anthem "Bohemian Rhapsody," which turned 40 this past Halloween.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Sweet Home Alabama Live at Rockpalast Limited Edition'

This RSD First Release captures the southern rock
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This RSD First Release captures the southern rock band nearly 19 years after a deadly plane crash took the lives of three of their bandmates. The album features live recordings of surviving members at Rockpalast's Loreley Festival in Germany on June 23, 1996.

Jimi Hendrix, 'Burning Desire'

The album contains instrumentals and demos of the
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The album contains instrumentals and demos of the guitarist's greatest hits, such as "Astro Man," "Izabella," and "Villanova Junction Blues." This is the first time the posthumous compilation will be issued on vinyl since its release in 2006.

Paul McCartney, 'Say Say Say'

The album features an instrumental version of McCartney's
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The album features an instrumental version of McCartney's “Say Say Say,” as well as a remix that was originally recorded with late pop icon Michael Jackson. The remix is exclusive to this limited-edition vinyl.

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, 'Live at Winterland '68'

This vinyl first-timer includes their live renditions of
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This vinyl first-timer includes their live renditions of the popular songs including "Piece of My Heart" and "Ball and Chain."

Earth, Wind & Fire, 'The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1'

An anthology of feel-good, funky music that will
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An anthology of feel-good, funky music that will take you back to the height of the disco era. The compilation came out on Nov. 23, 1978, and at the time of its release had found its way onto three of Billboard’s charts.

The Clash, "The Clash"

This album was released on April 8, 1977,
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This album was released on April 8, 1977, and is considered a breakthrough for the genre of punk, with its mix of reggae influences. The vinyl available on Black Friday is a limited split-color edition -- only 5,000 numbered copies will be sold.

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