UMe Announces Exclusive Record Store Day Releases from Nirvana, Soundgarden & More
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is pleased to announce exclusive releases for Record Store Day from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Blue Note Records,
Nirvana: "Pennyroyal Tea" and "I Hate Myself And Want To Die"
(Vinyl 7" single)
"Pennyroyal Tea" is officially released for the first time ever on 7-inch vinyl and features the B-side "I Hate Myself And Want To Die." This was originally to be released in 1994 but was cancelled due to Kurt Cobain's death.
Soundgarden: Superunknown: The Singles
(5 10" LP Box Set)
To celebrate Superunknown's 20th anniversary, the limited edition box set will include five, 10" LPs with 22 tracks, including demos, live, acoustic and original recorded tracks.
Blue Note Records:
Meade "Lux" Lewis: "Melancholy" and "Solitude"
(12" of original 78 rpm release as a 33 1/3 rpm single with one song per side)
The Meade "Lux" Lewis single is a historic record - it's the first-ever Blue Note release, BN 1, featuring two improvised blues ballads recorded on January 6, 1939, played by one of the greatest boogie-woogie pianists of all time. Originally issued on a 78 RPM single, this special record is on a 33 1/3 RPM 12-inch single, and uses the original black-and-pink label from the rare first 1939 pressings.
(12" of original 78 rpm release | 33 1/3 single with one song per side)
More Blue Note history: the second-ever Blue Note release, BN 2, also recorded on January 6, 1939, and another two classics played by one of the other great boogie-woogie musicians of all time. Blue Note founder Alfred Lion discovered Ammons and Lewis at the
(7" single| Don't Eat The Yellow Snow FZ 1974 single edit reissue | Down In De Dew FZ 1973 Alternate Mix - Previously unreleased)
"This sizzles if you like
(12" single; Both sides previously unreleased)
From the Motown vaults, two tracks released for the first time: an extended, nearly 10-minute version of
Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
(LP reissue with a special 3-D lenticular cover)
In celebration of Def Jam Recording's 30th Anniversary and Chuck D being named RSD Ambassador for 2014,
Released in June 1988 by Def Jam Recordings, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is the second studio album by Public Enemy. Recorded in 1987 at Chung King Studios, Greene St. Recording, and Sabella Studios in New York City, the album charted for 49 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200, peaking at No. 42. By August 1989, it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Upon its release, it was hailed by critics for its production techniques and the socially and politically charged lyricism of lead MC Chuck D and has since been regarded by music writers and publications as one of the greatest and most influential albums ever. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 48 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the highest ranking of all the hip-hop albums on the list.