Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Vinyl Editions of 2012's BACK TO BLACK FRIDAY

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces a special holiday line-up of 7" and 12" vinyl releases, some created especially for Record Store Day 2012's Back To Black Friday, celebrated at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 23, 2012.

For Back To Black Friday 2012, Legacy is offering releases appealing to connoisseurs of classic sounds from Johnny CashMiLes Davis, Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Incubus, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen and more.

Legacy Recordings Black Friday 2012 releases include:

Johnny Cash 
The Fabulous Johnny Cash - originally released November 1958 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012

An individually numbered reproduction of Johnny Cash's first Columbia Records album meticulously recreated from the original album art.  The artist's first album after leaving Sun Records, The Fabulous Johnny Cash introduced such signature classics as "Don't Take Your Guns to Town," "Frankie's Man, Johnny," "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador."  Available first at  independent record stores.

MiLes Davis 
Miles Ahead - originally released November 1957 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012 
Porgy & Bess - originally released 1958 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012 
Sketches of Spain - originally released July 1960 - 12" 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP - Numbered Edition - Record Store Day Exclusive through December 31, 2012

Each of these limited numbered edition LPs is presented in pristine mono, featuring the original album track-listings.  The collective genius of trumpeter/composer/bandleader MiLes Davis and composer/arranger Gil Evans represented in an epic trilogy of musical masterpieces. Available first at  independent record stores.

Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin 
Cheap Thrills - originally released August 1968 - 12" 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP

Number One for eight consecutive weeks in 1968, Cheap Thrills was Big Brother & the Holding Company's second album and the band's last to feature Janis Joplin.  The record made Joplin a star and remains a central touchstone for 60's psychedelia and blues rock.  This 180-gram audiophile reproduction of the original LP has been sourced from the original mono master and comes housed in a gatefold jacket meticulously recreated from the original album art. Available first at  independent record stores.

Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley 
Hallelujah - 7" vinyl single - Numbered Limited Edition Record Store Day Exclusive

A limited numbered edition of a split 7" double-A side single of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," originally recorded for 1984's Various Positions, coupled with Jeff Buckley's transcendent interpretation of the song, as originally recorded for Buckley's 1994 debut album, Grace.  The release of the Hallelujah single coincides with the publication of the Alan Light book, "The Holy or the Broken (Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah')," on December 4.  Available exclusively at independent record stores.




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