Releases From Elvis Costello, Eli Paperboy Reed, Robyn Hitchcock, Studio One, and the Southern Folklife Collection Available Exclusively At Participating Independent Record Stores April 21, 2018
Yep Roc Music Group announces five Record Store Day titles, including releases from Elvis Costello, Eli Paperboy Reed, Robyn Hitchcock, Studio One and the Southern Folklife Collection.
All titles will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on Friday, April 21, 2018. For a list of participating stores, please visit: www.recordstoreday.com.
Elvis Costello – Someone Else’s Heart (Yep Roc Records)
Packaging: 45 single
Limited to 4,500 copies worldwide
More than three decades after producing Squeeze’s album East Side Story, Elvis Costello teamed up with ?uestlove, Kirk Douglas, Owen Biddle, Ray Angry, and Frank Knuckles to cover “Someone Else’s Heart” from the album for this limited edition 45 single! Recorded and Mixed at Feliz Habitat Studios NYC by Steve Mandel in 2011, this version of “Someone Else’s Heart” marked the first time that Elvis and ?uestlove collaborated, igniting the spark that led to 2013’s Wise Up Ghost. This 45 single features “Someone Else’s Heart” on the A-side and the instrumental version of the tune on the B-side.
Eli Paperboy Reed – Eli Paperboy Reed Meets High & Mighty Brass Band (Yep Roc Records)
Packaging: Vinyl packaged in a high quality tip on jacket
Record Store Day First release on April 21, 2018. Worldwide release date on June 8, 2018
Eli Paperboy Reed joins forces with fellow Brooklynites and musical ensemble, High & Mighty Brass Band, to record an album complete with energy, soul, and groove. The album features Reed’s best known songs reimagined with the addition of an eight-piece brass band, as well as the brand-new track, “As I Live and Breathe.” Eli Paperboy Reed Meets High & Mighty Brass Band provides an ideal backdrop for Reed’s falsetto screams – by matching them with horns.
Various Artists: Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection (Studio One)
Packaging: 2xLP gatefold jacket on red, gold, and green tri-colored vinyl
Limited to 1500 copies worldwide
Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection is a brand-new compilation from Studio One, featuring a multitude of singles from Coxsone Dodd’s infamous Bongo Man imprint. Over half of the songs on this collection have never been released on LP before, plus a totally unreleased disco mix of Horace Andy’s “Skylarking” closes out the album. Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection reminds us that the myriad of music in the vaults of Studio One is in itself astonishing, but that the quality of the songs is so high makes it that much more exciting to uncover the forgotten masterpieces of Studio One.
Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires (Yep Roc Records)
Packaging: 45 single
Limited to 2,100 copies worldwide
Rare live performance recording of Robyn Hitchcock with a full band – recorded May 2017 at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. The track listing spans Robyn’s musical career – The Soft Boys (“Insanely Jealous), Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians (“If You Were A Priest”) and his most recent album (“I Pray When I’m Drunk”).
Tia Blake – Paris and Montreal Demos, 1973-1976 (Yep Roc Records + Southern Folklife Collection)
Packaging: 10” EP
Limited to 650 copies worldwide
These demo recordings are an invaluable addition to the unique catalog of material written and recorded by early 1970s folk singer Tia Blake, best known for her lost classic album Folksongs and Ballads released on the small French SFP record label in 1971. Born Christiana Elizabeth Wallman April 13, 1952 in Columbus, Georgia, Tia moved to Paris when she was 18 years old, where she learned how to play acoustic guitar and was introduced to Michel Bachelet and Jean-Paul Smets, the owner and A&R manager of record label SFP, who asked her to record her first album. Recorded in Montreal and Paris, the EP, on vinyl for the first time, features demos of traditional ballads and original songs by Blake and has been remastered from original tapes.