Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Record Store Day Releases (April 20, 2013)

Record Store Day is less than a month away, and for the second year in a row, we won't be seeing any Pearl Jam action, however there will be some limited vinyl releases by side projects.  And yes, in the Pearl Jam-centric world that is TheSkyIScrape.com, we consider Soundgarden a side project even through they have been around longer and are arguably at least as big of a band as Pearl Jam.  Cry about it in the comments if it bothers you.

This expanded double 12" vinyl edition includes the original album in its entirety as well as three songs from the band's unfinished second album with newly recorded vocals by Mark Lanegan, a previously unreleased instrumental, "Interlude," and a remixed version of Mad Season's cover of John Lennon's "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier."

The songs will be pressed on 10″ PINK vinyl and the 6-song package will also include a free digital download card. The demos were recorded by Chris Cornell & Soundgarden at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA and Deke River Studio in Seattle, WA.
Tracklisting: Bones of Birds, By Crooked Steps, Halfway There, Worse Dreams, Black Saturday, A Thousand Days Before

Originally released in 1993 as part of the Red Hot Organization's AIDS Benefit Series, the No Alternative compilation provided a definitive showcase of the bands and artists who would define the contours of alt-rock in the 1990s and beyond. Artists on the album, released on vinyl for the first time as part of RSD 2013, include Matthew Sweet, Buffalo Tom, Soul Asylum, Urge Overkill, American Music Club, Goo Goo Dolls, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Mould, Sarah McLachlan, Soundgarden, Straitjacket Fits, Barbara Manning, The Verlaines, Uncle Tupelo, Beastie Boys, The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Jonathan Richman, and Patti Smith. (2 12" 180-gram vinyl LPs in an individually numbered jacket)