Record Store Day 2018
The first release of new Alarm material since 2013 comes in the form of this Where The Two Rivers Meet EP, which is being released exclusively on RSD 2018. Featuring eight tracks (five exclusive to the EP), almost 40 mins of new music, as a prelude to an album scheduled for May 2018. Also featuring a special guest appearance from The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy. The EP reflects Alarm tradition with the use of both Electric & Acoustic sides.
Side A (Electric Side) 1. Two Rivers 2. Transatlantic 3. Blood Red Viral Black 4. The White Count
Side B (Acoustic Side) 1. Armageddon In The Morning 2. Thirteen Dead Reindeers 3. Crowd Trouble 4. Year One
David Axelrod delivered one of the great psychedelic albums with 1968’s Song of Innocence, based around the poetry of William Blake. It is considered by many his masterpiece. Song of Innocence is this weird hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could ever really describe. The listener is pulled in by his melodies, simplistic at first blush, but colored by odd chord progressions and turn arounds, grounded by the drummer Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements – a jazz vibraphone solo here, a fuzz guitar tear here, a nod to the baroque in Don Randi’s clavichord comps – and put at ease, always, by Axe’s arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no 1960s arranger did. It’s worth noting that there are really count-on-your-hand examples of anything that might even be compared to Song of Innocence. Perhaps Arthur Verocai’s self-titled and only artist album, issued on the Brasilian Continental label in 1972, or the collaborations between Serge Gainsbourg and Jean Claude Vannier, which found their epitome in 1971’s Histoire de Melody Nelson. But even these albums, superb, in any thinking music fan’s canon of the best from this era, perhaps in their lives - and perhaps in line with Song of Innocence - are one-offs. Axelrod’s Song of Innocence set in path a series of artist albums on Capitol and other labels and influenced the world countless times over, from The Verve to DJ Shadow to Madlib to J.Dilla.
Remastered from the original tapes in a new transfer, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos.
1. Urizen 2. Holy Thursday 3. The Smile 4. A Dream 5. Song Of Innocence 6. Merlin' Prophecy 7. The Mental Traveler
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Duck Baker is an internationally acclaimed American acoustic finger-style guitarist who plays in a variety of styles: jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk, and Irish and Scottish music. He has written many instruction books for guitar, famously released several albums on Stefan Grossman's Kicking Mule label in the 70's, and later recorded for Windham Hill and Shanachie among others. Les Blues Du Richmond is a collection of previously unreleased early demos recorded for Grossman in the 70's.
Side A: 1. Maple Leaf Rag 2. Charleston Mad - Charleston 3. Homage to Leadbelly 4. Doing the Racoon 5. Allah, Perhaps 6. Wolverine Blues
Side B: 7. Les Blues De Richmond 8. Fire Down There 9. That Rhythm Man 10. Little Boy 11. The Humors of Whisky 12. Sandy River Belle 13. Swedish Jig 14. Pretty Girl Milking a Cow
David Banner's recent, critically acclaimed album, The God Box. Never before available on vinyl. Will be pressed on purple vinyl, gatefold packaging with an insert. Includes a bons track + an instrumental.
1. Magnolia (feat. CeeLo Green & Raheem DeVaughn) | 2. My Uzi (feat. Big KRIT) | 3. Who Want It (feat. Black Thought & WatchtheDuck) | 4. Elvis | 5. Amy (feat. Trinidad James) | 6. August) | 7. Cleopatra Jones | 8. Marry Me (feat. Rudy Currence) | 9. Judy Blare (feat. Devon Lewow) |10. Traffic on Mars (feat. Kap G, WatchtheDuck, Tim Wise, Kenya Jori) | 11. Black Fist (feat. Tito Lo) | 12. AK (feat. Raheem DeVaughn & Big Rube) | 13. Burning Thumbs | 14. Wizom Selah (Outro) | 15. Evil Knievil (Bonus) | 16. My Uzi (Instrumental)
The Beau Brummels, taking their name from George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, who was a model dandy in British society in the 1800s, originally formed in San Francisco in 1964. The band's debut single, "Laugh Laugh" helped break them into the mainstream and would later be cited as helping to establish the San Francisco Sound. By 1968, Sal Valentine (lead vocals) and guitarist Ron Elliottt were a duo when they stepped into Owen Bradley's studio in Mt. Juliet, TN, about a half hour outside Nashville. With legendary producer Lenny Waronker in tow and backed by some of Nashville's finest session musicians, they conjured up an intimate and heartbreaking final stop on their five year journey from British-folk rockers to alternative country obscurity. What they created was like nothing else and has stood the test of time. This deluxe expanded edition for Record Store Day pulls together the homespun, inviting and timeless music created in Bradley's Barn and adds a bonus LP of demo recordings that are finally making their debut on vinyl.
SIDE A: "Turn Around", "An Added Attraction", "Deep Water", "Long Walking Down To Misery", "Little Bird", "Cherokee Girl" SIDE B: "I'm A Sleeper", "The Loneliest Man In Town", "Love Can Fall A Long Way Down", "Jessica", "Bless You California" SIDE C: "Lift Me (Alternate Take)", "I Love You Mama (Alternate Take)", "Just A Little Bit of Lovin' (Demo)", "Tan Oak Tree", "Another", "High There", "Black Crow (Stereo Demo)", "Deep Water (Alternate Version)" SIDE D: "Love Can Fall A Long Way Down (Alternate Mix)", "Jessica (Alternate Take)", "Bittersweet", "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", "Long Black Veil" "Confessions (Demo)"
The first ever reissue of a blistering garage cut with lead vocals by the Beaver himself! Jerry Mathers, circa 1966! It’s got the grit of Eddie Haskell, but it’s the voice of the Beave! Gold vinyl packaged in a space age envelope style sleeve with liner notes penned by Jerry himself.
"Happiness Is Havin'"/"In Misery"
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Dickey Betts may not have had the name but he was a co-founder and the ongoing heart and soul of the Allman Brothers. With the deaths of Duane and then Gregg, Dickey slipped into semi-retirement. This show was recorded in August, 1978 with his back-up band, Great Southern, at the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York City and simulcast on WLIR on Long Island. Dickey Betts and Great Southern riffed on some of the Allman Bros. best known hits: "Blue Sky", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Jessica", Statesboro Blues", "One Way Out", "Southbound" and other gems. Dickey is backed by Warren Haynes- guitar/vocals, Johnny Neel- keyboard/vocals, Matt Abts- percussion and Marty Privette- bass. Special appearances by Rick Derringer, Jack Bruce and Mick Taylor. It was just announced that Dickey was embarking on his first tour in some time, touring with his son Duane sharing lead guitar..
Disc 1: Blue Sky, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Duane's Tune, Jessica
Disc 2: Statesboro Blues, One Way Out, Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Coo, Spoonful, Southbound
Recordings culled from The Black Lips' visit to Berlin in 2017 along with other song interpertations by King Khan, his daughter Saba Lou, and assorted members of the Khan Family. It is being released in association with Viva Con Agua, a non profit that has helped over 200,0000 people get access to clean water in Uganda, Ethiopia, and other countries throughout South America and Asia. Clear blue vinyl with light blue, dark blue and green splatter.
1. Play Safe - Black Lips w/ Saba Lou/ 2. 52 Drops - Black Lips Punk Version / 3. Too Much In Love - Black Lips & The Khan Family/ 4. Play It Safe - The Spits (feat. King Khan) w/ Saba Lou/ 5. 52 Drops - Sean Lennon Italo Disco Version
These demo recordings are an invaluable addition to the unique catalog of material written and recorded by early 1970’s folk singer Tia Blake, best known for her lost classic album Folksongs and Ballads, released on the small French SFP 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 SFP, who asked her to record her first album. Recorded in Montreal and Paris, this 10" EP features demos of traditional ballads and original songs by Blake and has been remastered from original tapes. First time on vinyl.
Side A Montreal 1976, CBC Studio A: My Father is a Lonely Man (2:24), Yellow Hair (2:53) Country Boy (3:20)
Side B Paris 1973: Betty and Dupree (2:56), Hangman (2:59) Traditional. Child Ballad #95, White Bird (2:14), Wish I was a Single Girl Again (2:53) , Wish I was a Single Girl Again (Rehearsal) (1:12)
This is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 US compilation LP on white vinyl, which was originally only a promotional release. The tracks are drawn from the Low and “Heroes” albums (all audio remastered from the “A New Career In A New Town” box set). The package now features a newly designed inner sleeve with black and white images taken in Berlin in 1977 by Corrine Schwab.
This previously unreleased 3LP was recorded live at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July, 1978 by Tony Visconti. It was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux from 17th – 22nd January, 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter.
This black vinyl 45 rpm 12” single features the first appearance of the full length demo of ‘Let’s Dance’, previously released in an edited form through digital download and streaming services for David’s birthday on 8th January this year. The full length version clocks in at 7.34, compared the edit which is 5.19 in length. Both versions were mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in December of last year. The demo is backed by the live version of ‘Let’s Dance’, which was recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum in Vancouver on 12th September 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. This version can be seen on the Serious Moonlight concert film, and was also previously available on the reverse of the Australian David Bowie Is exhibition as an exclusive yellow vinyl 7” single. The sleeve of the 12” single is a colour variation of the original Let’s Dance single cover.
In a cramped club on the lower east side of Manhattan, armed with only an electric guitar, Jeff Buckley stunned audiences with his mysterious, emotionally uncompromising live sets, packed with eclectic covers and his own originals. The four-track Live at Sin-e EP, released in 1993 was his debut release for Columbia Records; here it's expanded as a numbered, limited edition in a deluxe hard-shell slipcase housing four individually designed LP jackets and an eight page, full color booklet of photos and liner notes. Live versions of favorites like "Grace", "Last Goodbye" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" appear here on vinyl for the first time.
Side A 1. Be Your Husband [Live] 2. Lover, You Should've Come Over [Live] 3. Mojo Pin [Live] 4. Monologue - Duane Eddy, Songs for Lovers [Live]
Side B 5. Grace [Live] 6. Monologue - Reverb, The Doors [Live] 7. Strange Fruit [Live] 8. Night Flight [Live]
Side C 9. If You Knew [Live] 10. Monologue - Fabulous Time for a Guinness [Live] 11. Unforgiven (Last Goodbye) [Live] 12. The Twelfth of Never [Live] 13. Monologue - Cafe Days [Live]
Side D 14. Monologue - Eternal Life [Live] 15. Eternal Life [Live] 16. Just Like a Woman [Live] 17. Monologue - False Start, Apology, Miles Davis [Live] 18. Calling You [Live]
Side E 19. Monologue - Nusrat, He's My Elvis [Live] 20. Yeh Jo Halka Saroor Hae [Live] 21. Monologue - I'm a Ridiculous Person [Live] 22. If You See Her, Say Hello [Live]
Side F 23. Monologue - Matt Dillon, Hollies, Classic Rock Radio [Live] 24. Dink's Song [Live] 25. Monologue - Musical Chairs [Live] 26. Drown In My Own Tears [Live] 27. Monologue - The Suckiest Water [Live]
Side G 28. The Way Young Lovers Do [Live] 29. Monologue - Walk Through Walls [Live] 30. Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin [Live] 31. I Shall Be Released [Live]
Side H 32. Sweet Thing [Live] 33. Monologue - Good Night Bill [Live] 34. Hallelujah [Live]
Live album recorded at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in September 1969. First vinyl reissue.
Side A 1. Strange Feelin’ 5:40 2. Venice Mating Call 3:27 3. I Don’t Need It to Rain 11:06
Side B 1. I Had a Talk with My Woman 7:32 2. Gypsy Woman 14:32
Side A 1. Blue Melody 5:37 2. Chase the Blues Away 6:19 3. Driftin’ 7:56
Side B 1. Nobody Walkin’ 16:05
The fourth LP from Boston-based '90s alt rock heroes originally released in 1993. Features lavish production from the Robb brothers and massive, infectious melodies throughout. First-ever US pressing on RED vinyl.
1. "Sodajerk" 2. "I'm Allowed" 3. "Tree House" 4. "Would Not Be Denied" 5. "Latest Monkey" 6. "My Responsibility" 7. "Dry Land" 8. "Torch Singer" 9. "Late at Night" 10. "Suppose" 11. "Anything That Way"
John Carter Cash has been producing music for the past 25 years, but has written his own music his whole life. Working out of The Cash Cabin Studio, John Carter’s creative center, "We Must Believe In Magic" is a collection of 17 songs recorded over the course of the last ten years. On this album, there comes together an assort-ed and wondrous host of musical guests, from some of the most recorded Nashville session players ever, to visionary recording artists from the bluegrass, rock, and country music world. For the most part, the music is original, some co-written with a number of master songwriters, including Bill Miller, Shawn Camp, and Wesley Orbison. Much of the production is sparse and simple, focusing on the song and the individual instrumentalist. But John Carter certainly holds no limit or containment around his creative energy, and this double-album is certainly diverse and presents an unparalleled epic journey.
Track Listing 1) We Must Believe In Magic 2)Feel Like Going Home 3) Brave Young Man 4) Dragon Song 5) Runaway Train 6) Prayers for St. Regis 7) The Dungeon 8) Heaven's Song 9) Holy Train 10) Dance With Me 11) Awake Sweet Dreamer 12) Jayne Hill 13) Hurt 14) Let The Lower Lights Be Burning 15) Paradise 16) Poor Boy And The Captain's Daughter 17) Into The Blue
'First released on by James Iha and D'arcy Wretsky's Smashing Pumpkins offshoot label Scratchie Records in 1996, the Chainsaw Kittens' self-titled album was never officially released on vinyl. For the album, the Oklahoma four-piece enlisted the help of The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd along with the help of a number of violinists and orchestra members, successfully making the album their most commercially successful. The Chainsaw Kittens toured with the album for over three years, selling out stadiums and theaters with bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, who often cite the Kittens as an early influence, along with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Of the album, AllMusic says "the overall feeling of the album is more melancholy and thoughtful than any previous one, capturing the sense of sadness and desperation...". For this first ever official release of the album on vinyl, a wealth of archival material has been drudged up, including never before seen live photos and art which will be included in an inner booklet. The album cover will be a full-color gatefold with newly created artwork by award winning Flaming Lips designer George Salisbury. Vinyl will be pressed at Archer Record Pressing in Detroit, MI with 1000 LPs pressed on red vinyl and 1000 LPs pressed on black vinyl. 100 randomly inserted copies will contain an original press photo, newly autographed by the band.
A1 Dorothy's Last Fling A2 Heartcatchthump A3 Tongue Trick A4 King Monkey Smoke A5 Bones In My Teeth A6 Waltz Across Debris A7 Ballad Of Newsman 5
B1 Mouthful Of Glass B2 The Leash B3 Bicyclehead B4 All (No Surprise) B5 Sounder B6 Mad Hatter's Blues B7 Speedway Oklahoma
Reissue of the long out of print 2010 debut album from one of 2017's breakout acts! Features brand new cover art!
1. Itotiani, 2. La Samoana, 3. A Hundred Dead and Loving Souls, 4. Um Dia Do Sol, 5. It’s a Balloon, 6. Lembrancinha, 7. La Manzanita, 8. Soniatl
Released during a four year hiatus for the seminal Los Angeles punk band, gig features live highlights from the group's tenure on the Combat label during the latter half of the 1980s. Gig is now available on vinyl for the first time in the United States, and features newly restored album packaging.
1 Beat Me Senseless 2 High Price On Our Heads 3 Letter Bomb 4 In Your Eyes 5 Making The Bombs 6 All Wound Up 7 Coup D'Etat 8 Mrs. Jones 9 Back Against The Wall 10 Casualty Vampires 11 I Don't 12 Making Time 13 Junk Mail 14 I, I & I 15 World Up My Ass 16 I Just Want Some Skank 17 Beverly Hills 18 The Crowd 19 When The Shit Hits The Fan 20 Deny Everything 21 Wonderful 22 Wild In The Streets
Gene Clark, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee as a member of the Byrds, struck out on his own in 1966 but by early 1967 he was out looking for another label. These tracks are some of his efforts in recording as a solo singer/songwriter during that time. These recordings included backup by famous L.A Wrecking Crew (Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, etc.) along with special guest, Hugh Musekela. The 180g vinyl records were pressed at Hand Drawn Pressings in Texas on the newly designed and manufactured 'WarmTone' automated presses. Packaged in a limited edition numbered silver foil jacket.
SIDE ONE 1. Back Street Mirror 2. Don't Let It Fall Through 3. Yesterday, I Am Right
SIDE TWO 1. She Told Me 2. If I Hang Around 3. That's What You Want
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Oliver Coates presents his interpretation of John Luther Adam's Canticles of the Sky. A composition normally for 16, 32 or 48 cellists surrounding an audience, Coates conducted 32 cellists for the UK premiere in Sheffield. Inspired by the performance, Coates recorded himself playing 16 parts, overlaid for this recording and limited vinyl release.
Sky With Four Suns, Sky with Four Moons, Sky With Nameless Colors, Sky With Endless Stars
While hip-hop was experiencing a creative revolution in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the genre was still somewhat restricted geographically, primarily dominated by New York City and Los Angeles. Acclaimed artist Common was among the first successful rappers from elsewhere, officially putting Chicago on the hip-hop map with this debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar?. Released in 1992, the album is a vintage boom-bap masterpiece, with famed producer No I.D. behind the boards on 12 of 13 tracks. It also marks the beginning of a storied career, as Common would go on to release three gold albums, create classics with the likes of J Dilla and Kanye West, win multiple Grammys and even an Academy Award, and land several major roles as an actor. Long out-of-print, Can I Borrow A Dollar? is now back on 2LP vinyl while supplies last. This 25th anniversary edition also includes a bonus 7” featuring the rare B-side “Can-I-Bust” and the instrumental for the single “Breaker 1/9”.
A Penny For My Thoughts, Charms Alarm, Take It EZ, Heidi Hoe, Breaker 1/9, Two Scoops Of Raisins, No Defense, Blows To The Temple, Just In The Nick Of Rhyme, Tricks Up My Sleeve, Puppy Chow, Soul By The Pound, Pitchin’ Pennies, Can-I-Bust (Bonus), Breaker 1/9 Instrumental (Bonus)
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! This version of “Someone Else’s Heart” was recorded in 2011 and 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. Limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.
"Someone Else's Heart"/"Someone Else's Heart (Instrumental)"
For Record Store Day Czarface will issue “Man’s Worst Enemy”, a multimedia set featuring an all new CZARFACE comic illustrated by Gift Revolver complete with its own 7"" vinyl companion. The 7” will feature a pulse-pounding soundtrack to accompany the comic, material not included on their full-length with MF DOOM and an exclusive remix to Czarface and MF DOOM's “Meddle With Metal!"
1. Man's Worst Enemy Theme 2. Meddle With Metal (7L's NYtyme Mix) 3. Rottsyler Theme 4. MF Czar (Intrumental)
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A release featuring various members of Buena Vista Social Club. These exceptional perfomers came together with excellent instrumentalizer, which are in detail the guitar-player MANUEL DE LA CRUZ (known through his work with IBRAHIM FERRER and OMARA PORTUONDO), the piano-player GUILLERMO RUBALCABA (Afro Cuban All Stars), the conga-drums-player YULIEN OVIEDO SÁNCHEZ (Buena Vista Social Club) and the tres-player MARACAIBO ORIENTAL (Beny Moré).
1) A BUENA VISTA 2) LA SITIERA 3) BILONGO 4) BAILA SUAVE 5) OGUERE 6) LINDA ALBORADA 7) LONGINA 8) OJOS MALIGNOS 9) GOLONDRINA GUAJIRA 10) LA MAS BELLO CANCION 11) MARACAIBO ORIENTAL 12) RUBALCABA
The producer’s own mixes – recently rediscovered - of his seminal EP, expanded with bonus tracks into a 2LP set, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos.
When Ruff Draft saw its initial release in 2003, J Dilla possessed production skills on par with anyone in hip-hop – technically and creatively. “At the top of his game,” says longtime friend and collaborator, Karriem Riggins. After years of building while modestly deferring to others of both greater and lesser notoriety, Dilla finally completed the first solo endeavor on his own label, entirely on his own terms. The significance of such an autonomous success often gets overlooked, and partly accounts for why Ruff Draft is one of the lesser-referenced entries in Dilla’s oeuvre. “It’s a mysterious little project,” says his mother, Maureen Yancey. “But out of his entire career, that was the happiest time.”
Prior to recording the EP, Dilla found himself at a crossroads. Estranged from his label, MCA, and separated from the mother of his youngest daughter, frustration abounded both personally and professionally. Dilla spent parts of 2002 and 2003 working on an album for MCA that featured his rapping over contributions from other producers with whom he had connected and whose music he respected. At the time, he was known primarily for his beats, yet reviled for his MCing by most anyone not from his hometown of Detroit. The project was to be an intentional freak of the industry.
The project would go on to spur his collaborative album with Madlib, Jaylib, and would first showcase the template that he would take to his greatest heights with 2006’s Donuts. The Stones Throw reissue of Ruff Draft from 2008 featured remixes of the songs from the album, done without Dilla’s involvement. This version of the album takes Dilla’s recently discovered mixes of the album and restores his vision for the project. “Straight from the mothafuckin’ cassette,” as he phrased the sound he was going for on the EP’s intro. It is buttressed by unreleased tracks and is presented in two versions: LP one is the EP as it was originally released; LP 2 is the alternate version that Dilla had for the project. Author Ronnie Reese expands upon his original liner notes to further tell Dilla’s story, in a booklet complete with never before published photographs from the Ruff Draft photo session.
1. Intro 2. Let's Take It Back 3. Reckless Driving 4. Nothing Like This 5. The $ 6. Interlude 7. Make'em NV 8. Interlude 9. Crushin' 10. Shouts 11. Intro (Alt.) 12. Wild 13. Take Notice (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 14. Shouts (Alt.)
The California EP pays homage to Wes’ first full-length release, Florida, where he spent much of his youth. The sonics on California share a similar tone: slow, vibey, & melancholic, a bit of a departure from the sound he has been known for in recent years. The vibe of the EP is somewhat dark, contrary to the warm and carefree lifestyle one would expect of someone living in California. This may very well be a reflection of the bleak underside of fame & excess in Hollywood. The EP is much more than just a handful of tracks; it's an introspective body of work. Diplo has recruited industry heavyweights and newcomers alike, including Santigold, Dram, Lil’ Yachty, MØ, Goldlink and more, as well as LA-based artist, February James, who was commissioned to create inspired portraits of each of the artists that appear on the EP, housed in the gatefold jacket.
SIDE A Worry No More (feat. Lil Yachty & Santigold), Look Back (feat. DRAM)
SIDE B Get It Right (feat. MØ & GoldLink) [Remix] Plus 3 currently unreleased tracks.