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New Release Round-Up 02-23-24

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Lil Peep - Cry Baby

Lil Peep Cry Baby

Lil Peep - Cry Baby - Death Note Music / The Orchard

Lil Peep - Crybaby 1st Press 45rpm - in interviews that followed the release of Crybaby, and even afterwards during press runs for HELLBOY as well as Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1, one of the most consistently asked (and answered) questions that would be thrown at Peep usually teetered around the lines somewhat of "aye Peep, love what you've been doing with your past couple of projects man, but what's the deal with that massive Crybaby tattoo you got on your forehead?" - To which, he would typically answer, "I got the Crybaby tat to keep me grateful, to remind myself that even if I'm going through a lot, there are kids across the world that don't even have clean water or know when their next meal will be, so I got it to remind myself that I need to be grateful for what little I have, and to keep pushing through for those who can't." - With this context now surrounding the whole ethos of this project, it seems fitting that the whole mixtape essentially focuses on Peep's hopes, dreams, and overcoming the emotions that ever so powerfully bled through nearly every song on here one way or another. Whether it's through the haunting coke lines on "Lil Jeep" and the Radiohead-sampled "Falling 4 Me", or through the ambitious glimpse into the future that initially got him signed in the first place with the Smokeasac-produced signature track "Nineteen", he flips blatant samples and turns them into his own songs. For example, there's a borderline "Wonderwall' cover (and hear me out on this one) in the shape of "Yesterday," where he paints a bleak picture of getting out of a toxic environment with the chorus "Change my name, shave my head // Tell my friends that I'm dead, run away from the pain // Yesterday is not today, it's not the same," that winds up adding to the source material more often than it taking away anything. - More notably though perhaps, is that he never conveys a sense of giving up when singing/rapping about any of these topics, and that only aids the sense of triumph found in moments all throughout the record. While it may seem like Peep is promoting all of the wrong things, what people don't seem to realize is that he never condones it; it's almost as if he's telling the listener to not make the same mistakes as he did, which eventually led to his untimely death just over a year later.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

MGMT - Loss Of Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Jay Opaque LP]
Real Estate - Daniel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Dume [2LP]

Glitterer - Rationale [LP]
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Dume [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP + Litho]
Dust Bolt - Sound & Fury [White/Black Marbled LP]
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - GLOOM DIVISION [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Dreamsicle LP]
Prince - The Vault - Old Friends 4 Sale [LP]
June McDoom - With Strings EP [Crystal Clear Vinyl]
Corb Lund - El Viejo [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear with Black & White Splatter LP - Includes Autographed Postcard]
Reneé Rapp / Auli’I Cravalho - Mean Girls (Music From The Motion Picture)
Job For A Cowboy - Moon Healer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Mick Mars - The Other Side of Mars [LP]
JJ Grey & Mofro - Olustee [LP]
Jazmin Bean - Traumatic Livelihood [Clear LP]v
Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Past Is Still Alive[Orange LP]
Mama Zu - Quilt Floor [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Gracie Abrams - The Good Riddance Acoustic Shows (Live) [Magenta LP]
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - of the Last Human Being [Oxblood & Blood Red 2LP]
Laetitia Sadier - Rooting For Love [LP]
Allie X - Girl With No Face [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mustard LP]
Ace Frehley - 10,000 Volts [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Remo Drive - Mercy [LP]
Rod Stewart with Jools Holland - Swing Fever [LP]
BTS - LOVE YOURSELF : 'Tear' [LP]
Amigo the Devil - Yours Until the War Is Over [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White/Black Swirl LP]
Various Artists - Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out! (Berkeley Community Theater, 4/25/1981)
Post Malone - The Diamond Collection [Metallic Silver 2 LP]
Art Pepper Quintet - Smack Up: Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series [LP]
The Snuts - Millennials [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Various Artists - Street Fighter 6 (Original Soundtrack) [4LP Box Set]
TWICE - With YOU-th [Blast ver.]
Wynonna - Wynonna
Van Halen - Live: Right Here, Right Now (Box)
Natalie Jane - Where Am I? [White LP]
Olivia Dean - Messy (Uk)


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Liam Gallagher & John Squire

Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Warner Records


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Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven

Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven - EPITAPH

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New Release Round-Up 02-16-24

Lil Peep - Cry Baby

Lil Peep Cry Baby

Lil Peep - Cry Baby - Death Note Music / The Orchard

Lil Peep - Crybaby 1st Press 45rpm - in interviews that followed the release of Crybaby, and even afterwards during press runs for HELLBOY as well as Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1, one of the most consistently asked (and answered) questions that would be thrown at Peep usually teetered around the lines somewhat of "aye Peep, love what you've been doing with your past couple of projects man, but what's the deal with that massive Crybaby tattoo you got on your forehead?" - To which, he would typically answer, "I got the Crybaby tat to keep me grateful, to remind myself that even if I'm going through a lot, there are kids across the world that don't even have clean water or know when their next meal will be, so I got it to remind myself that I need to be grateful for what little I have, and to keep pushing through for those who can't." - With this context now surrounding the whole ethos of this project, it seems fitting that the whole mixtape essentially focuses on Peep's hopes, dreams, and overcoming the emotions that ever so powerfully bled through nearly every song on here one way or another. Whether it's through the haunting coke lines on "Lil Jeep" and the Radiohead-sampled "Falling 4 Me", or through the ambitious glimpse into the future that initially got him signed in the first place with the Smokeasac-produced signature track "Nineteen", he flips blatant samples and turns them into his own songs. For example, there's a borderline "Wonderwall' cover (and hear me out on this one) in the shape of "Yesterday," where he paints a bleak picture of getting out of a toxic environment with the chorus "Change my name, shave my head // Tell my friends that I'm dead, run away from the pain // Yesterday is not today, it's not the same," that winds up adding to the source material more often than it taking away anything. - More notably though perhaps, is that he never conveys a sense of giving up when singing/rapping about any of these topics, and that only aids the sense of triumph found in moments all throughout the record. While it may seem like Peep is promoting all of the wrong things, what people don't seem to realize is that he never condones it; it's almost as if he's telling the listener to not make the same mistakes as he did, which eventually led to his untimely death just over a year later.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

IDLES - TANGK [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Pink LP]

Jennifer Lopez - This is Me…Now [Evergreen LP]

Blackberry Smoke - Be Right Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Golden Birdwing LP]

Omni  - Souvenir [Silver Souvenir Swirl LP]

HEALTH - RAT WARS [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]

Crawlers - The Mess We Seem To Make [Blue Splatter Alternate Cover LP]

Grandaddy - Blu Wav [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Nebula LP]

San Fermin - Arms [LP]

Paloma Faith - The Glorification Of Sadness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]

Talk Show - Effigy [LP]

Mother Mother - Grief Chapter [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]

Chromeo - Adult Contemporary

Levitation Room - Strange Weather [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]

Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist - VOIR DIRE [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]

Friko - Where We've Been, Where We Go From Here [LP]

Molly Lewis - On The Lips [Candlelight Gold LP]

Tate McRae - THINK LATER [LP]

Deadmau5 - 4x4=12 [Transparent Green 2LP]

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy [LP]

Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue LP]

Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits: 10 Year Anniversary [Limited Edition Deluxe Cloudy-Effect Blue LP]

Bryn Terfel - Sea Songs

Das Damen - 1986: Keeps Me Wild [LP]

Elijah Wolf - Forgiving Season [LP]

Peter Dicarlo - The Other Side

Einar Solberg - The Congregation: Acoustic [2LP]

Melissa Errico & Stephen Sondheim - Sondheim In The City

Techno Animal - The Brotherhood of the Bomb: Reissue [Forest Green / Blood Red Combo 2LP]

Prince Royce - Llamada Perdida


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

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New Release Round-Up 02-09-24

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story [4LP]

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story [4LP] - ABKCO

SAM COOKE'S SAR RECORDS STORY (1959-1965) / VARiOUS - Originally released by ABKCO as a 2-CD set in 1994, Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965 is now available on vinyl as a 4-LP set. This collection gathers significant recordings of SAR Records - the label Sam Cooke co-founded, produced the majority of records for and was instrumental in operating. Groundbreaking artists such as The Sour Stirrers, Johnnie Taylor, Billy Preston and Bobby Womack's group, The Valentinos, are all featured - in addition to Sam himself.

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Madi Diaz - Weird Faith

Madi Diaz - Weird Faith - ANTI

Madi Diaz has been making records and writing songs professionally since the mid 2000s, but it wasn’t until she released 2021’s History Of A Feeling that she felt the glare of wider notoriety. It wasn’t her debut album, but it certainly felt like it. She made her daytime and night time television debuts, embarked on her first solo tour since 2012, and supported Waxahatchee and Angel Olsen on tour, and also collaborated with them on record. Harry Styles handpicked Diaz to open for him in arenas and stadiums in North America, and was so taken by her captivating live show, he asked her to be a member of his touring band, to sing alongside him all over Europe and the UK, as well as continuing to open the show in various cities. After three months on the road touring internationally, Diaz is back in Nashville, and gearing up to release her new album, Weird Faith, perched on the precipice of her moment. Featuring Kacey Musgraves and produced by Sam Cohen and Konrad Snyder, the album feels expansive and exploratory, showcasing her growth as a songwriter and speaking earnestly about the fears that come from falling in love again.

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The Dead South - Chains & Stakes

TThe Dead South - Chains & Stakes - SIX SHOOTER RECORDS INC

The Dead South grow more adventurous and assured with each new album. For their fourth full-length record, they brought producer Jimmy Nutt to Mexico City, where they recorded 13 songs full of plot twists, family trees, grudges, insurance scams, bacon, burials, banjo riffs and more. The Dead South flawlessly execute banjo rolls and lightning fast mandolin tremolos, 3-part harmonies and songs of classic themes -murder ballads, disloyalty, ghosts and the like, with a wink and a smile. Where Bluegrass meets Bach meets Billy Talent, for fans of Frank Sinatra and Tool alike, you’ll find The Dead South’s Chains & Stakes. Chains & Stakes is truly a “Dead South” collection in the balance of darkness and levity that has come to define their unmistakable style.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Brittany Howard - What Now [Translucent Lemonade LP]

USHER - Coming Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peachy Sky 2LP]

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2: 10th Anniversary Edition [Expanded Deluxe 4 LP]

David Nance - David Nance & Mowed Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]

Yellowcard - A Hopeful Sign [Solid Magnolia LP]

Dhani Harrison - INNERSTANDING [Neon Yellow 2LP]

Les Claypool - Adverse Yaw: The Prawn Song Years [7LP Box Set]

Il Divo - XX [Silver LP]

Futurebirds & Carl Broemel - ...Thanks Y'all (Live) [3LP]

Kali Malone - All Life Long [2LP]

The Pineapple Thief - It Leads To This [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]

The Chisel - What A Fucking Nightmare [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]

Orgone - Chimera [Opaque Yellow LP]

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?: Deluxe Edition [Limited Edition Orange 2LP]

glass beach - plastic death [Orange 2LP]

Joe Wong - Mere Survival [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ivory LP]

Josh Ritter - The Animal Years [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Rose Champagne LP]

ITZY - BORN TO BE [Version A]

Itasca - Imitation of War [LP]

Joel Ross - nublues [2LP]

Zara Larsson - VENUS [Red Marbled LP]

The Steel Wheels - Sideways [LP]

Tyler Ramsey - New Lost Ages [Grey LP]

Packs - Melt The Honey [Gold LP]

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Lil Peep - Cry Baby

Lil Peep - Cry Baby - Death Note Music / The Orchard

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New Release Round-Up 02-02-24

Paul McCartney And Wings - Band on the Run: 50th Anniversary [Half Speed Master LP]

Paul McCartney And Wings - Band on the Run: 50th Anniversary - Capitol
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1973 album, Band On The Run, this special edition was cut at half-speed on 180g vinyl using a high-resolution transfer of the original master tapes by Miles Showell at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. This tracklist mirrors the U.S. release which includes the song, “Helen Wheels.” Also included is a reproduction of the Linda McCartney Polaroid poster.

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The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971- ABKCO
The second of two limited edition box sets that are a comprehensive, chronological overview of The Rolling Stones’ early career as chart toppers. Contains 18 authentic reproductions of the original 7” 45 RPM singles in full color picture sleeves, a 32-page book with extensive liner notes by Rolling Stones authority Nigel Williamson, plus set of 5 photo cards and a poster, all housed in a hard-shell box. Features the rare 1971 Decca “Street Fighting Man” maxi-single, non-LP B-sides “Long Long While,” “Who’s Driving Your Plane?” and “Child Of The Moon,” and rare mono mixes of “We Love You” and “Dandelion,” which are exclusive to the single release. Mick Jagger’s “Memo From Turner” and the Ry Cooder instrumental “Natural Magic” from the film Performance, as well as the Neptunes and Fat Boy Slim remixes of “Sympathy For The Devil” are also included. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

J Mascis - What Do We Do Now
Mariah Carey - Music Box: 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition

The Paranoid Style - The Interrogator [LP]
Britti - Hello, I'm Britti.
Taylor McCall - Mellow War
Maddie Zahm - You Might Not Like Her EP
Giant Rooks - How Have You Been?
Hannah Wicklund - The Prize [LP]
The Last Dinner Party - Prelude To Ecstasy [LP]
Lucy Thomas - Beyond
Ghoul - Noxious Concoctions [LP]
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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Madi Diaz - Weird Faith

Madi Diaz - Weird Faith - ANTI

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Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story [4LP]

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story [4LP] - ABKCO

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The Dead South - Chains & Stakes

The Dead South - Chains & Stakes - SIX SHOOTER RECORDS INC

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New Release Round-Up 01-26-24

The Menzingers - Some Of It Was True

The Menzingers - Some Of It Was True - Epitaph
Strawberry Shortcake Splash LP (Indie Exclusive). The Menzingers are an absolute institution. The Philadelphia punk legends' multi-decade reputation as road warriors with an unbeatable catalog is cemented as hard truth-and their seventh album, Some Of It Was True, stands as their most immediate-sounding and energetic record to date. The follow-up to 2019's sensational Hello Exile accomplishes the daunting task of capturing the Menzingers' distinctive live energy in the confines of the studio, resulting in a sound that's both rich, raw, and complementary to the group's increasingly prismatic songwriting approach. More than 15 years in, the Menzingers are still holding their listeners square in the immediate present, and Some Of It Was True documents that power in thrilling fashion.

"We wanted to make a fun record and write songs that we wanted to play live, and that's exactly what we did," co-vocalist/guitarist Greg Barnett says "We've always said that we want every album to sound live, but we never recorded an album live before. This was the first time we committed to that idea. We wanted to sound like how our band sounds onstage." Making the process easier: Grammy-nominated producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, the War on Drugs, Waxahatchee), who joined the Menzingers in El Paso's legendary Sonic Ranch studios and lent his incredible ear for raw, immediate sound to help the band achieve Some Of It Was True's in-the-room live feel. "The Menzingers are as real as it gets," Cook says on his time in the studio with the band. "I had an absolute blast working with these guys and was moved to tears many times. They are truly dedicated to artistic growth, and to each other, in ways I found both refreshing and beautiful. I am now a lifer."

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Alkaline Trio - Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs

Alkaline Trio - Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs - BMG
Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs - Alkaline Trio / New album produced by Bill Stevenson of All, Descendents, Black Flag, whose credits include As I Lay Dying, Rise Against, NOFX, Against Me! And many more-Guest appearance from Tim of Rise Against! - Alkaline Trio

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Katy Kirby - Blue Raspberry

Katy Kirby - Blue Raspberry - Anti
Blue Raspberry is Katy Kirby’s follow up to her renowned debut album Cool Dry Place, which came out in February 2021. Singer/songwriter Katy Kirby introduced her warm, articulate vocals, perceptive lyrics, and playful adult-alternative style on her debut album as she toured tirelessly supporting bands like Waxahatchee, Andy Shauf, Julia Jacklin and Alex G.

That record was a tried-and-true folk collection, perfectly displaying the chops of a young songwriter and emanating the warm feel of a band in a room; Blue Raspberry, made with the same band and producers (Logan Chung and Alberto Sewald) , hits the gas and enters completely new territory as we see Katy truly step into her own as a songwriting force. She fearlessly leans far into baroque piano pop on tracks like ‘Redemption Arc’ and the title track ‘Blue Raspberry’, and lyrically she explores themes of loss and queer love. Very few are able to capture the same emo- tional, theatrical magic of artists like Fiona Apple, Tom Waits and Joanna Newsom but Katy pulls it off on this record; standout ‘Drop Dead’.

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NCT 127 - Winter Special Single ‘Be There For Me’

NCT 127 - Winter Special Single ‘Be There For Me’ - SM Entertainment Co., Ltd.
NCT 127 Winter special single ‘Be There For Me’ comprises a total of 3 songs, including the title track of the same name, ‘Home Alone’, and ‘White Lie’. 127 STEREO Ver. is available in 2 versions: A Side and B Side. 127 STEREO Ver. includes a *Photobook(72p), *CD, *Polaroid, *Post Stamp, *Postcard *Sticker and *Photocard. (*Assets unique to each version).

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Mac Saturn - Hard To Sell

Mac Saturn - Hard To Sell - Saturn Records
Bursting out of Detroit Rock City and hailed by The Michigan Daily as "the past, present, and future of rock n' roll," Mac Saturn has grooves at its heart, playing with a buoyant energy that makes dancing a command rather than an option. As drummer-turned-frontman Macc -- who sings everything with the assurance and swagger that’s as much Harry Styles as Mick Jagger -- puts it: “The songs are rock, but they’ve got that other thing going on — that funky, dancey, Motown, whatever you want to call it — that makes them our own thing.”

The six-piece covered a lot of ground on its last year's debut EP Until the Money Runs Out, from the hip-swiveling “Diamonds” and “Mr. Cadillac” to the urgent punch of “Persian Rugs." Since then, they've become known for their electrifying live shows that harken back to the glitz and glam of 70s rock stars. Their own sold-out headlining shows are packed with fans singing along with every word - even to songs that haven't been released yet - and their tours with The Struts and Dirty Honey have only inspired more people to enter Mac Saturn's orbit.

A vibrant and irresistible earworm, "Mint Julep" is the first single off their upcoming debut album, Hard To Sell (releasing January 2024). The album was produced by The Rust Brothers - aka Al Sutton, Marlon Young, Herschel Boone - at Rust Belt Studios (Greta Van Fleet, Electric Six, Mark Foster) and mastered by Bill Skibbe (Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, Wallows).
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Celtic Woman - 20

Celtic Woman - 20: 20th Anniversary
Celtic Woman returns with a brand-new album to celebrate this incredible 20-year milestone. 20 (20th Anniversary) – the CD – features 18 new recordings and is the group’s first new studio album since 2021’s Postcards From Ireland. It features new arrangements of beautiful and iconic songs, some new compositions and, of course, some fan favorites.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Smile - Wall Of Eyes
Future Islands - People Who Aren't There Anymore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]

Benny The Butcher - Everybody Can't Go
Sarah Jarosz - Polaroid Lovers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue & Green Splatter LP]

Office Dog - Spiel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Violet LP]

Kevin Gates - The Ceremony [Indie Exclusive CD]

Conner Smith - Smoky Mountains

Karate - Some Boots [Transparent Light Blue & Grey LP]

Lil Durk - Almost Healed

Rod Wave - Nostalgia

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Paul McCartney And Wings - Band on the Run: 50th Anniversary [Half Speed Master LP]

Paul McCartney And Wings - Band on the Run: 50th Anniversary - Capitol

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The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971- ABKCO

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