Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. For music fans, November 25 is also Record Store Day, the semi-annual vinyl bizarre held at independent record stores around the U.S. featuring limited edition releases with rare cuts and exclusive songs from bands long gone and those very much still on the road. As usual, Epiphone is well represented among the lot and here are some of our favorites.
Chaos and the Calm Live
James Bay has been traveling the world with his trusty vintage '66 Epiphone Century
supporting his hit debut Chaos and The Calm. Chaos and the Calm Live
features Bay in his element at London's Hammersmith Apollo in March 2016. Plus, there are even more live cuts on the exclusive digital download.
Gary Clark Jr.
Clark is one of Epiphone's esteemed signature artists and this exclusive 10" single once again features his Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. Blak & Blu Casino.
Live at the Ryman Auditorium
2 x LP
Wild Feathers were one of the first artists to embrace the new Masterbilt Century Archtops
. 2016 was a big year for the band which appears to only be gaining momentum. Go here to learn more about their favorite archtop
Iggy & the Stooges
2 x LP
A double LP of Iggy and the Stooges' live reunion in Japan from 2004, 30 years after their split on limited red and white vinyl. Featuring Epi SG bass
fan Mike Watt.
Live From the Astroturf 7"
Mr. Cooper has been a longtime friend and fan of Epiphone and if you can't hear him in concert, a live 7" vinyl experience is the next best thing. Serpent not included.
Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Although the jet-engine screams of the audience might wear you out, one can't help but be impressed by the band's energy and brotherly bond. And though there are a few moments when The Beatles have to lean on their 10,000 hours of practice, there are plenty of other musical passages where the lads catch fire. Close you eyes and you're right there with them. Read our great conversation with Andy Babiuk
about how The Beatles shopped for guitars.