Beatles related RSD releases

This coming Record Store Day, April 22, we get some truth from John, and roses from Paul and Ringo.

JOHN LENNON: Gimme Some Truth
10″ Vinyl Box Set on Capitol

Quantity: 500 copies in the USA. 300 in the UK, 700 rest of the world, 1500 all in all.

Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release

Originally released in 2020 on what would have been his 80th birthday, the 36-track compilation GIMME SOME TRUTH. was a new collection of John Lennon’s most vital and best-loved solo recordings, remixed for the ultimate listening experience. As long-standing supporters of independent record stores around the world, the John Lennon estate is excited and proud to join the fun with this new, exclusive release for Record Store Day 2023 which reimagines GIMME SOME TRUTH. in a boxset containing 9 x 10” white vinyl EPs featuring four tracks each.

PAUL MCCARTNEY & Wings: Red Rose Speedway
1LP on Capitol, half speed mastered

Quantity: 5000

Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release

50th Anniversary Edition of the 1973 album Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney & Wings. The original album, which features the #1 hit “My Love” has been recut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.

RINGO STARR: Stop & Smell The Roses
2 x LP and CD on the Culture Factory USA label

Quantity: LP 2500 CD: 500

Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Stop and Smell the Roses is a studio album originally released in 1981 which includes contributions from Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood and Stephen Stills. The six bonus tracks have never before been released on vinyl. This double LP set, has deluxe packaging that will include an OBI side strip, gatefold album jacket with two pockets, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and specialty color vinyl. 1st Lava lamp effect clear Red/White & 2nd Lava lamp effect clear Red/Pink Color Vinyl.

There is actually a few other releases with Beatle connections. For instance, the soundtrack to the movie “Blindman”, where Ringo Starr as an actor plays the bad guy will be released by ABKCO. ABKCO Music & Records will release Blindman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on limited edition blood splatter vinyl, with new liner notes by acclaimed musician/songwriter Gary Lucas and a reproduction of the original film poster. The film, originally released in 1971, features music by Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani. For Blindman, Cipriani alternates between classically orchestrated soundtrack music and mariachi-inflected themes, staying true to the thematic motifs of the film. For several decades, the Blindman soundtrack never saw an official physical release (CD only, by Digitmovies in Italy, in 2005), and was previously only available digitally. This special edition will be the soundtrack’s debut on the vinyl format.

From the Dark Horse label, Stairsteps “2nd Resurrection” is also going to be released, as well as Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros with “Streetcore”.

First vinyl edition of the Blindman soundtrack. 1000 copies only.

3 Responses

  1. Leon says:

    Muy buen informe, gracias por compartirlo. Increíble la cantidad de lanzamientos relacionados al mundo Beatle. Me gustaría poder ver esas ediciones personalmente. Que tal la película de Ringo? Habrá que verla tan sólo para justificar su actuación. Es genial este blog, son mi fuente primera de información Beatle. Gracias y saludos desde Argentina

  2. William Campbell says:

    Culture Factory is to be avoided for their reputation of releases with poor sound quality. You might want to save your money.

  3. Rocco DeCarlo says:

    Expect to pay between 300.00 to 375.00 US dollars per boxset.

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