Harry Nilsson – The RCA Albums Collection

The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson are on full display in THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION. This deluxe 17-CD box set, available now, presents Nilsson’s definitive 14 U.S. albums from RCA. Bonus material on those albums add up to 65 tracks, of which 26 are previously unreleased. Adding to the box set’s historical provenance are three newly-compiled CDs containing 58 tracks, of which an additional 29 tracks are previously unreleased.

Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter

In this first ever full-length biography, author Alyn Shipton traces Harry Nilsson’s life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends, family, and associates, and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography, Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. The book is in stores now.

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

A wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary that tells the story of Harry Nilsson. Director John Scheinfeld brings added emotion and intimacy to the story with over 50 Nilsson recordings, rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies and personal photos. The DVD also contains 93 minutes of Bonus Material Deleted Scenes, Extended Sequences, an Alternate Ending and more.


Harry Nilsson Vinyl Rarities Collection To Be Issued For Record Store Day


Numbered Limited Edition of Bob Dylan – Side Tracks Leads Legacy’s RSD Back To Black Friday 2013 Vinyl Lineup

New Legacy Collectibles Include: 12″ Releases by Cheap Trick, Miles Davis, Nas, Harry Nilsson, Paul Simon and Roy Orbison; 7″ Singles by Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone and Uncle Tupelo; Vinyl Replica CDs by the Clash

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is rolling out an incredible line-up of collectible 12″ and 7″ vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday 2013, celebrated this year at the nation’s independent record stores on Friday, November 29, 2013.

For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy is offering a range of historic and classic releases catering to connoisseurs of timeless sounds, from rare Bob Dylan Side Tracks to the roots of contemporary hip-hop, from punk rock to cool jazz, from 12″ box sets to 7″ vinyl singles to CD replicas of LPs in the Clash catalog.

Legacy Recordings Back To Black Friday 2013 releases include:

Bob Dylan – Side Tracks – 3 x 12″ 200 gram LPs – numbered limited edition
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, Side Tracks (first made available as two CDs in the monumental Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One, released November 5, 2013) is a career-spanning collection of official Bob Dylan recordings–including previously released non-album singles, tracks from Biograph and other compilations, songs from films and more–that have never appeared on one of the artist’s formal albums.

Cheap Trick – The Classic Albums 1977-1979 – 5 x 12″ 180 gram LPs – numbered limited edition
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, The Classic Albums 1977-1979 box collects the first five ground-breaking power-pop masterpieces from one of America’s all-time great rock bands, Cheap Trick. First released within a breathtaking two-year creative peak period in the late 1970s, these classic titles–Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight, Live Budokan and Dream Police–have been newly remastered in 2013 from the original analog tapes and come packaged in original album artwork, housed in a newly-designed, numbered limited edition LP box.

Harry Nilsson – Rarities Collection – 12″ 180 gram LP – numbered limited edition
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, these 12 rare Nilsson tracks have been especially selected for this release from The RCA Album Collection, a career-spanning 17 CD collection, and include demos, outtakes and other rarities.

Roy Orbison – The Monument Vinyl Box – 4 x 12″ 180 gram LPs
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, The Monument Vinyl Box brings together the first three landmark albums–Lonely and Blue (1961), Crying (1962) and In Dreams (1963)–from Orbison’s groundbreaking tenure at Monument Records. These records are now joined by a newly-curated fourth LP, Oh! Pretty Woman – the “missing” Monument album masterpiece that could have, and should have been released as its title song, “Oh, Pretty Woman” was topping the charts in 1964.

Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Fire” b/w “Foxey Lady” – 7″ single – Numbered Limited Edition
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, these two live tracks were performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the May 1968 Miami Pop Festival and have been previously unavailable.

Sly & The Family Stone – “Sexy Situation” b/w “Mother Is A Hippie” – 7″ single – Numbered Limited Edition
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, this funky 7″ single celebrates the release of the deluxe Sly & The Family Stone box set HIGHER! with two previously unissued early versions of these tracks.

Uncle Tupelo – “I Wanna Be Your Dog” b/w “Commotion” – 7″ vinyl single – Numbered Limited Edition
An independent record store vinyl exclusive, this vinyl 7″ includes “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a cover of the Stooges punk standard and outtake from No Depression, on the A Side with a B Side premiering a previously unreleased studio outtake showcasing Uncle Tupelo rocking Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Commotion” in a preview of the forthcoming Legacy Edition of No Depression.

Nas – “Halftime” – 12″ Vinyl reproduction of 1992 original
Originally recorded for the Zebrahead soundtrack by an emerging American MC calling himself “Nasty Nas,” this explosive debut, in the words of Vibe magazine, “created a niche that only Illmatic could fill.” The single also launched the career of one of the most durable, provocative and poetic rappers in hip-hop history. This facsimile reproduction of the original 12″ vinyl includes the full “Halftime” A-side (1. radio edit, 2. LP version. 3. LP version instrumental) and B-side (1. Butcher Remix 2. Butcher Mix instrumental). The Nas “Halftime” release provides a fitting overture for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Illmatic in 2014 (#ILLMATIC20 /Coming 2014).

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue – 12″ 180 gram LP – MONO – Numbered Edition
The top-selling jazz album of all time, the modality of Kind of Blue found its way into classical, rock, and pop becoming one of the most influential cultural touchstones of the last half of the 20th century and one of the most transcendent pieces of music ever recorded. Davis played trumpet sublime with his ensemble sextet featuring pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley with Wyton Kelly playing piano on “Freddy the Freeloader.”

Miles Davis – Miles & Monk at Newport – 12″ 180 gram LP – MONO – Numbered Edition
Classic live recordings from jazz masters Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk on one LP. Side One is high energy bebop from the Miles Davis Sextet in 1958 and Side Two includes two full numbers from the Thelonious Monk Quartet with Pee Wee Russell from 1963.

Miles Davis – Jazz Track – 12″ 180 gram LP – MONO – Numbered Edition
A reissue of two underrated Miles Davis sessions on one mono LP; Side One is the Miles Davis Quintet’s soundtrack for the French film L’Ascenseuer Pour l’Echafaud while highlights from the Miles Davis Sextet’s session on May 26, 1958 (Davis’ 32nd birthday).

Paul Simon – Paul Simon – 12″ 180 gram LP – Numbered – includes download card
Remastered reissue of the recording artist’s 1972 solo album, his first post-Simon & Garfunkel, includes the hits “Mother and Child Reunion” (recorded in Kingston, Jamaica) and “Me and Julio Down By The School Yard.”

Paul Simon – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon – 12″ 180 gram LP – Numbered – includes download card
Remastered reissue of Simon’s 1973 album includes “Kodachrome” and “Loves Me Like A Rock.”

Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years – 12″ 180 gram LP – Numbered – includes download card
Remastered reissue of iconic 1975 album, originally produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon, includes four US Top 40 hits: “Gone At Last,” “My Little Town” “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and “Still Crazy After All These Years.”

The Clash – The Clash – 1 CD in LP replica sleeve
The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope – 1 CD in LP replica sleeve
The Clash – London Calling – 2 CDs in LP replica sleeve
The Clash – Sandinista! – 3 CDs in LP replica sleeve
The Clash – Combat Rock – 1 CD in LP replica sleeve

For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy Recordings is also releasing–as CDs in LP replica sleeves–the essential five studio albums that form the core catalog of The Clash. These editions were newly remastered by Clash guitarist Mick Jones and were included in the monumental Clash box set, Sound System, released September 2013.

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Now in its sixth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April. This past January, RSD announced the appointment of Jack White to the post of Record Store Day 2013 Ambassador.