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Record Store Day Black Friday takes place this week; includes releases from Aerosmith, Ozzy, Hendrix & more

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After enjoying your Thanksgiving feast this week, you can head to your local independent record shop to check out the limited-edition vinyl releases available for the 2021 edition of Record Store Day’s Black Friday sale.

Releases from Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, U2 and Fleetwood Mac are among the discs that will be available.

Aerosmith’s offering is 1971: The Road Starts Here, featuring a previously unheard early recording of the band playing several songs in their rehearsal room, including “Dream On.” It’s available on vinyl and cassette.

Osbourne’s 1991 solo album No More Tears will be available as a 12-inch picture disc. The record, which spawned the hit “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s release is Paris 67, a red-and-blue-vinyl LP that boasts an official “bootleg” performance that the guitar legend and his band gave at the Olympia Theatre in Paris in October of 1967.

U2 is issuing a four-track EP celebrating the 40th anniversary of their popular early tune “Gloria.” The disc, which is pressed on yellow vinyl, features the studio version of the song, plus three live renditions recorded in three different decades.

Fleetwood Mac is offering up a two-LP set titled Alternate Live, a 14-track collection featuring performances of various songs taken from the band’s deluxe reissues of the Rumours, Tusk and Mirage albums.

Other artists issuing 2021 Black Friday releases include Canned Heat, Dio, Dire Straits, Iron Maiden, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Jorma Kaukonen, Little Feat, Motörhead, Todd Rundgren, Stray Cats, Joe Strummer, and Heart‘s Nancy Wilson.

For the full list of releases and participating stores, visit RecordStoreDay.com.

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