November 26, 2019

Our favorite Record Store Day Black Friday releases

Because vinyl junkies aren’t content to have just one annual Record Store Day, there’s another one coming up this Black Friday. While everyone else is swarming department stores for deals on electronics and appliances, music nerds will be quietly thumbing through the racks at their local vinyl purveyors, hunting for limited editions and reissues. You can see a complete list of the day’s releases at, but here are the six box sets and collector’s discs that’ll have us dropping our dollars. (NATHAN WEINBENDER)
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Dan Nailen and Nathan Weinbender
Patsy Cline, Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters 1960-63

One of the best things in Ken Burns’ recent Country Music documentary series was the reminder of what a badass Patsy Cline was, not only as a performer but as an inspiration for future badasses like Loretta Lynn. Cline gets a reverential Record Store Day treatment from Jack White’s Third Man Records, and this triple-LP contains a whopping 51 songs recorded for the Decca label. It includes every hit you can think of, and the records come in a sweet tri-gatefold sleeve, pressed on pink, yellow and purple pastel vinyl. It probably won’t come cheap if you can score one. (DAN NAILEN)