The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo.
Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once again celebrating Record Store Day this holiday season.
Designed to spur interest in mom-and-pop music shops, Record Store Day is now a twice-annual event in which artists and labels unleash a bounty of collectible offerings. Participating stores in the area include Hollywood's Amoeba Music, Echo Park's Origami Vinyl, Highland Park's Mount Analog and Long Beach's Fingerprints, among others.
While much of what is released on Record Store Day is aimed at collectors, there are numerous selections this
Here are five such highlights being released Friday:
Bob Dylan, "Side Tracks." Early November saw the release of a 47-disc collection for Dylan completists dubbed "The Complete Album Collection V.1." For those who didn't want to spend close to $200 for the box -- or who had most of Dylan's discography -- the centerpiece was "Side Tracks," a two-disc compilation of rare Dylan cuts paired with an assortment of Dylan odds-and-ends. Here, they're presented on a limited edition triple LP.
Reissues from the Clash, Miles Davis and the Replacements. Don't despair if you opted not to brave the Record Store Day crowds. While some of the more limited releases will surely be gone, a number of the most well-known reissues will be well-stocked through the holidays -- and available at only indie stores until early 2014. These include vinyl offerings of the Replacements' late-career effort "All Shook Down" and Miles Davis' 1958 release "Jazz Track," as well as remastered CD versions of the entirety of the Clash's catalog, minus "Cut the Crap."
Check out the complete list of Record Store Day exclusives, which includes offerings from