17 Feb Forthcoming RSD 2022 Titles! – Unreleased ALBERT AYLER “Revelations” 5LP-SET + Unreleased CHET BAKER TRIO “Live in Paris” 3LP-SET + JACKSON 5 “ABC” LP
Three new exclusive titles are announced for RSD Drops 2022!
The most wonderful time of the year for record shoppers and collectors is coming and we’re thrilled to announce three extraordinary exclusive titles for RSD Drops 2022, available at participating independent retailers on April 23rd. All these are limited editions!
ALBERT AYLER – REVELATIONS – The complete ORTF recordings (Limited 5LP Box-Set & 4CD Digipack Edition)
The release is an important jazz event: While Ayler’s freewheeling performances at the Fondation Maeght on July 25 and 27, 1970, were excerpted on the albums Nuits de la Fondation Maeght (Shandar Records) and Live on the Riviera (ESP-Disc), presented in inferior sound, they have never been released in their entirety until now. This official release presented as deluxe limited-edition of 180g hand-numbered 5 LP-set mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, directly from the original ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) stereo tape reels, including over 2 hours of previously unreleased music. There will be a 4-CD set deluxe package and digital download posterior release on April 30th.
CHET BAKER TRIO – LIVE IN PARIS – The Radio France Recordings (Limited 3LP Gatefold Edition & 2CD Digipack Edition)
A fantastic limited edition of hand-numbered 3LP-SET of 2500 copies of the never before released Chet Baker Trio recordings at Radio France! This is an official release comprising 1983-84 previously unissued live performances by the famed trumpeter-vocalist presented in cooperation with the Chet Baker Estate and INA France. Recorded in stereo by Radio France at La Esplanade de La Défense (July 17, 1983) and Le Petit Opportun (February 7, 1984). Both concerts are distinguished by the dazzling playing of the virtuosic pianist Michel Graillier, who performed regularly with Baker’s combos from 1977 until Baker’s death in 1988. Mastered by Kevin Gray, this release includes a 12-page insert with previously-unpublished photos; complemented with essays by journalist and author Ashley Kahn, journalist Franck Bergerot, Pascal Rozat of Ina France, and interviews with Baker sidemen Riccardo Del Fra, Dominique Lemerle, and Richie Beirach. There will be a 2-CD set deluxe package and digital download posterior release on April 30th.
Jackson 5 “ABC” (Limited 180 Gr. Blue Vinyl)
Available for the first time on 180g Blue LP! The second studio album by the Jackson 5, which peaked at #1 on Billboard charts in 1970 and sold millions of copies worldwide. Includes the hits “ABC” and “The Love You Save,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Soul Singles chart and unseated the Beatles’ “Let It Be” on the Hot 100.