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U2, Metallica, More Prep Limited Edition Releases


Metallica, MGMT, Bruce Springsteen, and more than 30 other artists will be driving shoppers into independent record stores during this year’s Thanksgiving shopping rush, dropping limited edition vinyl releases as part of “Back to Black Friday.”

The event aims to take advantage of the country’s biggest annual single day of shopping, November 26, aka Black Friday, and is organized by the creators of Record Store Day, the cooperative project of indie outlets that stock limited edition releases for one day in April.

Get your shopping list ready: a sampling of some of the best Back to Black Friday releases is below.

Want to know where to buy? A full list of Record Store Day shops is on their website, and check out SPIN’s list of our 15 favorite stores around the country here.

U2, Wide Awake In Europe
12″ numbered vinyl featuring 3 live tracks from band’s U2360 Tour.

The Black Keys, Brothers
Deluxe vinyl box set featuring six-track 10″ of live tracks.

Iron and Wine, “Walking Far From Home”
12″ vinyl and CD single featuring unreleased tracks.

Metallica, Live @ Grimey’s
CD and double vinyl set of band’s 2008 Nashville show.

Dr. Dog, Double 7″
Double disc single featuring unreleased tracks “Take Me Into Town.”

Gaslight Anthem, “Tumblin’ Dice”
7″ vinyl single of previously unreleased Rolling Stones track.

George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
3 LP vinyl box set, issued on numbered 180-gram vinyl.

MGMT, “Congratulations”
Gatefold 7″ vinyl featuring previously unreleased Erol Alkan remix of “Congratulations.”

Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A Changin'”
7″ transluscent red vinyl single with “Like A Rolling Stone” B-side.

Bruce Springsteen, “Save My Love”
7″ single including “Because the Night” and 4 color art sleeve.

The Ting Tings, “Hands”
Brit duo’s latest single on 7″ vinyl, featuring remix by Passion Pit.

Jimi Hendrix, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
10″ green vinyl featuring “Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne”

Roky Erickson and the Black Angels, Night of the Vampire
Live DVD from 2008.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, I Learned the Hard Way
Soul group’s latest album pressed on eleven 7″ singles.