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Reckless Records 7/15/22 New Releases

Black Midi – Hellfire


ARP – New Pleasures LP (Mexican Summer)

Alexis Georgopolous returns as ARP, creating lush, subterranean pieces that touch on classical minimalism and the Fourth World excursions of JON HASSELL while maintaining a strong pop sensibility. Beautiful stuff that comes RECOMMENDED.

BLACK MIDI – Hellfire LP/CD (Rough Trade) *Ltd. Red or Black Vinyl w/ limited flexi 7″ while supplies last!

This third record from London’s BLACK MIDI comes hot off the heels of 2021’s Cavalcade, seeing the trio build off of the varied, proggy compositions and mid- 20th century crooner balladry of that previous  record while embracing the intensity of their 2019 debut. Hellfire  is overflowing with ideas and bursting with energy, evoking both 70s proggy art rock a la KING CRIMSON and the kitchen sink enthusiasm of a MIKE PATTON project. On Rough Trade and RECOMMENDED!

JENNYLEE – Heart Tax LP (Virgin) *Now available at a more affordable domestic price

After a few years off, Jenny Lee Lindberg has made a serious comeback with a new WARPAINT album & her 2nd solo album released almost simultaneously. We were really big fans of her first solo album & this one is also fantastic. The album opens with the amazing track “Stop Speaking” that features guest vocals from Dave Gahan of DEPECHE MODE (what??!!) that sounds like a half-speed TELEVISION track. Minimal almost dubby songs that dip into goth territory at times. REALLY GREAT STUFF!!

LYNYN – Lexicon LP/CD/CS (Sooper)

Lexicon is the 2022 album from Chicago artist Conor Mackey aka LYNYN, also a member of the band MONOBODY. Glitchy but melodic electronic music with nods at APHEX TWIN, SQUAREPUSHER, ARCA etc…

U.S. HIGHBALL – A Parkhead Cross of the Mind LP (Lame-O)

U.S. HIGHBALL is a duo from Glasgow. They’ve made a really unique sounding album that’s sort of an updated take on 80s twee pop/early Rough Trade bands with some quirky drum machine programming & nice vocal harmonies. Imagine TV PERSONALITIES or early FEELIES with modern digital recording techniques.


BEABADOOBEE – Beatopia LP/CD (Dirty Hit) *Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

GEORGE BRAITH – Extension LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

BRIGHT EYES – A Collection of Songs Written & Recorded 1995-1997 2LP (Dead Oceans)

BRIGHT EYES – Letting Off The Happiness LP (Dead Oceans)

CAMP TRASH – The Long Way, The Slow Way LP (Count Your Lucky Stars)

THE DANCE – Do Dada LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Orange Vinyl

THE DANCE – In Lust LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Green Vinyl

THE DANCE – Soul Force LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Yellow Vinyl

THE DREAM SYNDICATE – Ultraviolet Battle Hymns & True Confessions LP (Fire) *Ltd. Violet or Black Vinyl

ELF POWER – Artificial Countrysides LP (Yep Roc) *Limited Purple Vinyl

FEIERTAG – Dive LP (Sonar Kollektiv)

ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG – Ella & Louis LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sounds Series

HALSEY – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power LP (Capitol) *Olive Green Vinyl w/ Alternate Artwork

HARUOMI HOSONO – Hosono House LP (Light in the Attic) *Pink Glass Color Vinyl

INTERPOL – The Other Side of Make-Believe LP/CD (Matador)

WAYLON JENNINGS – JD’s LP (Reel) *RSD Essential Reissue – Grey Vinyl

DAMIEN JURADO – Reggae Film Star LP (Maraqopa)

LAUNDER – Happening 2LP/CD (Ghostly Int’l) *”Pink Noise” or Black Vinyl

LIZZO – Special LP/CD (Atlantic) *Ltd. “Grape” or Black Vinyl

DAVID LYNCH – Ghost of Love 7 (Sacred Bones)

MOLDER – Engrossed in Decay LP/CD (Prosthetic) *Color Vinyl

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – Sexplosion! LP (Wax Trax!) *Remastered on 2LP, Single Color or Black Vinyl

TAMI NEILSON – Kingmaker LP (Outside) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

PAVEMENT – Westing (by Musket or Sextant) LP/CD (Matador) *2022 Reissue

MINNIE RIPPERTON – Come To My Garden LP (Reel) *Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

SENSES FAIL – Hell is In Your Head LP (Pure Noise)

SHERELLE – fabric Presents Sherelle LP (fabric)

TWINK – You Reached for the Stars: The Best of Twink LP (Sundazed) *Remastered – Violet Vinyl

DON WILKERSON – Preach Brother! LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

YOUNG GUV – Guv III & IV 2LP (Run For Cover) *Yellow Vinyl

VARIOUS – Pacific Breeze Vol. 1 (Light in the Attic) *Back in stock!

VARIOUS – Pacific Breeze Vol. 2 (Light in the Attic) *Back in stock!

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Reckless Records 7/8/22 New Releases

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Toast


NAKED RAYGUN – All Rise LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. White Vinyl

NAKED RAYGUN – Jettison LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. Red Vinyl

NAKED RAYGUN – Throb Throb LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

NAKED RAYGUN – Understand LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

2022 Remastered color vinyl editions of the albums by Chicago punk legends with expanded gatefold artwork. Their melodic songs with anthemic sing a long choruses still sound so good over 35 years later & we’re proud to be able to stock them in our racks once again. AS RECOMMENDED AS THEY GET!!

NOSO – Stay Proud of Me LP/CD (Partisan) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

LA-based songwriter NOSO explores identity and coming of age on their record Stay Proud of Me, balancing anthemic swells with moments of intimate quiet. Good stuff in the vein of PHOEBE BRIDGERS, MITSKI, LUCY DACUS and SOCCER MOMMY!

JONAS REINHARDT – A Ragged Ghost LP/CS (Trouble in Mind)

After releasing albums on labels like Kranky & Constellation, electronic musician Jonas Reinhardt makes his debut on Trouble in Mind. 11 surprisingly short pieces for this style of music that will appeal to fans of Klaus Schulze (RIP), ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, BITCHIN’ BAJAS, Steve Roach etc…


The last few years have been a really great time to be a Neil Young fan & another “lost” album finally sees the light of day in 2022. Recorded in the early 2000s, Toast was hyped by Neil at the time as his next album then as has happened a few times with him, it was then mysteriously shelved until now. According to Neil, the album themes were based around marital problems he was having at the time & it was simply too painful for him to release into the wild. A few of the songs turned up on Are You Passionate? & have been played live but the versions here are alternate takes & there are a few songs that have never been released before. Early 2000s Crazy Horse was a ROCKING band & that’s apparent right away. Quality wise this is up there with Homegrown & Hitchhiker which is pretty crazy if you think about it & it’s definitely worthy of release. RECOMMENDED.


BAD BRAINS – Bad Brains: Punk Note Edition LP (ORG) *Remastered w/ Alternate Blue Note-style Artwork

BANKS – Serpentina LP (AWAL) *Ltd. White Vinyl

MATT BERNINGER – Serpentine Prison 2LP (Concord) *Deluxe Edition

CAKE – Fashion Nugget LP (RCA) *180g, Remastered

DIO – Holy Diver 2LP or 4CD Box Set (BMG) *Joe Barresi Remix w/ new artwork

FLOCK – Flock LP (Strut)

GUM – Delorean Highway (Spinning Top) *Ltd. Matte Gold or Matte Silver Vinyl

TIM HEIDECKER – High School LP/CD (Spacebomb) *Ltd. Clear Red Vinyl

JOYS UNION GROUP – Boredom Euphoria LP (Trouble In Mind) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

LOCAL NATIVES – Violet Street 2LP (Loma Vista) *Deluxe Reissue

KARMA MOFFETT – Chomolhari LP (Morning Trip) *Remastered

MARIO MOLINO – Beat Gregoriano LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered

OWLS – Owls LP (Jade Tree) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

PEARL JAM – Gigaton: Tour Edition LP (Monkeywrench) *w/ Bonus CD

REFUSED – Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent LP (Epitaph)

SKIDS – Scared to Dance LP (Last Night from Glasgow) *Remastered – Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

SONIC YOUTH – Goo LP (Geffen) *Back in stock!

PIERO UMILIANI – Playtime LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered

THE WHO – Tommy LP (Polydor) *Half Speed Mastered

VARIOUS – Spirit of France LP (Spiritmuse)

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Reckless Records 7/1/22 New Releases

Naima Bock – Giant Palm


KIBROM BIRHANE – Here & There LP (Flying Carpet)

Here & There is KIBROM BIRHANE’s third record as a leader. A member of Ethio Cali, Birhane has shared the stage & booth with other LA jazz scene musicians like Kamasi Washington & Mark De Clive- Lowe (4Hero), as well as Habesha legends like Hailu Mergia. You can fall into this music. It’s almost hypnotic, but with a driving pulse & gripping groove.

NAIMA BOCK – Giant Palm LP/CD (Sub Pop)

Debut solo album from NAIMA BOCK (ex-GOAT GIRL). Bright, vivid folk music that gives us big BETA BAND vibes with its shaggy psych production, but also reminds us of the great GAL COSTA whenever Naima leans into her Brazilian heritage & allows for some bossa nova/ tropicalia influence. We’re very grateful to Sub Pop for helping to get such warm & comforting music out in the world during these tough times. Highly recommended.

JULIEN DYNE – Modes 2LP (Soundways)

New Zealand-based producer JULIEN DYNE gives us an LP that spans deep house, instrumental hip-hop, future jazz and neo-soul. Breezy and soulful, this fits into the mold of ST GERMAIN or KRUDER & DORFMEISTER. On the excellent Soundways label and recommended!

YAEJI – EP 1 + 2 LP (Yaeji) *Ltd. Opaque Jade Vinyl

Reissue of Brooklyn artist YAEJI’s instant classic ’17 EPs, remastered and available on wax for the first time. Thrilling pop-house that borrows liberally from dub, hip-hop & R&B in a minimalist package that evokes classics of the genre like SYLVESTER, contemporaries like DISCLOSURE and THE XX, and even DRAKE’s more recent stuff (his “Passionfruit” is covered on EP2). Perfectly dreamy with just enough blasts of energy to help pull as all through this long summer. Highly, highly recommended!


BAD BUNNY – X 100PRE 2LP (Rimas Music) *Back in stock!

CAN-I-BUS & BODY BAG BEN – Kaiju  LP (Fat Beats/ Body Bag Productions) *Ltd. White Vinyl

EARTH –  FULL UPON HER BURNING LIPS LP (Sargent House) *Ltd. Gold/ Black Galaxy Vinyl

FASTER PUSSYCAT- Whipped LP (Real Gone Music) *Milky Clear Vinyl – Ltd. 2000


GUIDED BY VOICES – Tremblers & Goggles by Rank LP (GBV)

YVES JARVIS – The Zug LP (Anti-)

THE JUDDS – Love Can Build A Bridge LP (Curb Records)

MODERATOR – Street Bangaz Vol. 10 LP (Cold Busted) *Ltd. White Vinyl

QRTR – Infina Ad Nausea LP (Dome of Doom) *Ltd. Pink & Green Vinyl

THE ROGER WEBB SOUND –  Vocal Patterns LP (De Wolfe Music)

THE SPY FROM CAIRO – Animamundi LP (Wonder Wheel)

ΣTELLA (STELLA WITH A SIGMA) – Up & Away LP (Sub Pop) *Loser Edition – Ltd. Color Vinyl

SUPER DJATA BAND – En Super Forme Vol. 1 LP (Numero Group) *Ltd. “Okra” Vinyl

THREE MAN ARMY – Two LP (Real Gone) *Cobalt Blue Vinyl – Ltd. 1500

DORIS TROY – …Sings Just One Look LP (Real Gone) *Ltd. Emerald Green Vinyl

MELVIN VAN PEEBLES – Watermelon Man (Soundtrack) LP (Beverly Hills) *Ltd. Green “Watermelon Skin” Vinyl

VOLTA JAZZ – Air Volta LP (Numero Group) *Ltd. “Wild Rice” Vinyl

VARIOUS Valley of the Sun… 2LP (Numero Group) *Ltd. Sedona Sunrise” Vinyl

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Reckless Records 6/24/22 New Releases

Karen Dalton – In My Own Time


KAREN DALTON – In My Own Time: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition LP (Light in the Attic) 2LP, 45RPM w/ bonus 7”s

Karen Dalton’s second album didn’t get the attention that it deserved when it was released in 1971 but over time it has come to be considered as a classic. You’d think her connections to others in the scene like Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin & Fred Neil would have cleared a path for Dalton’s success but a variety of obstacles including music biz politics & Dalton’s drug/alcohol abuse stalled any momentum she might have had. The album was reissued in 2010 & artists like Nick Cave & Joanna Newsom cited Dalton as an influence & that & other excellent reissues helped her legend grow. In 2021 a documentary was released & now this beautiful deluxe 50th anniversary edition is here with remastered audio, two bonus 7″s, extra tracks, booklet & beautiful foil-stamped art. RECOMMENDED.

JUST MUSTARD – Heart Under LP (Partisan) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl – Finally in stock!

Excellent sophomore record from the Irish quintet JUST MUSTARD, relishing in the steely post-punk of their fellow countrymen (and labelmates) FONTAINES D.C. but with a heavy embrace of classic trip-hop and shoegaze a la PORTISHEAD and MORCHEEBA with a little touch of MBV. There’s a lot of compelling stuff coming from the U.K. and Ireland right now in the way of punk and art rock, but this certainly stands out in a very crowded field. On Partisan and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

SESSA – Estrela Acesa LP/CD (Mexican Summer) *Black or Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl

This sophomore record from Sergio Sayed (a.k.a. SESSA) embraces the nostalgic sounds of mid century Brazilian music: tropicalia, samba, MPB and bossa nova. Like on his debut, SESSA’s music has a gentle, laid-back feel like a JOAO GILBERTO or early 70s JORGE BEN, but with an added element of gospel spirituality that touches on the more commune-ish ashram material from ALICE COLTRANE. This is an excellent record that should draw in fans of both classic Brazilian pop and modern folk. On Mexican Summer and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

JOAN SHELLEY – The Spur LP (No Quarter)

The Louisville based singer Joan Shelley teamed up with an impressive crew of musicians including Nathan Salsburg, James Elkington, Meg Baird, Bill Callahan & more to make this beautiful album of tunes. Shelley’s songs seem to flow almost effortlessly reminding us of greats like Gillian Welch & Lucinda Williams. RECOMMENDED.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Super Hits of the 70s: 12 Stellar Covers (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. Gold Vinyl

A perfectly timed collection of summertime jams from the Numero vaults of private press gems. Super fun covers of classics by STEELY DAN, CARPENTERS, THE BOX TOPS, FLEETWOOD MAC, Neil  Diamond & more!

ZOLA JESUS – Arkhon LP/CD/TAPE (Sacred Bones) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Eco-Mix Color Vinyl

Nika Roza Danilova aka ZOLA JESUS has been pretty public about her disappointment in the music industry over the past few years. So many artists were already struggling because of unfair streaming payouts & then the pandemic hit, cutting out any possibility of earning a living from performing. Danilova routinely vents about these issues online but always comes back around to music being a sort of savior for her. Arkhon is Danilova letting go & letting her art flow freely & the result is a surprisingly positive & even somewhat accessible album. Sure there are goth elements but there are also ballads & bombastic choruses. An impressive album.


AUTOMATIC – Excess LP/CD (Stones Throw) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

CAAMP – Lavender Days LP/CD/TAPE (Mom + Pop) *Color Vinyl

CANDY – Heaven is Here LP (Relapse)

COHEED & CAMBRIA – Vaxis II: Window of the Waking Mind LP/CD (Roadrunner)

CONVERGE – Bloodmoon 1 LP (Deathwish) *Color Vinyl, Indie Only

HOLLIE COOK – Happy Hour LP (Merge) *Peak Vinyl Edition

MARTIN COURTNEY – Magic Sign LP (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

THE CURE – Disintegration LP (Fiction) Back in stock!

MIKEY ERG – Love at Leeds (feat. JEFF ROSENSTOCK) LP (Don Giovanni)

FUNKADELIC – Maggot Brain LP (Westbound) *Back in stock!

CONAN GRAY – Superache LP (Republic)

HATER – Sincere LP (Fire)

JACK JOHNSON – Meet the Moonlight LP (Brushfire)

PHIL LYNOTT & THIN LIZZY – Songs For While I’m Away CD/BLU-RAY/DVD & 2DVD/CD (Mercury)

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS – The House of Tomorrow 12” (Merge) *Peak Vinyl Edition – 30th Anniversary

MEGAN THEE STALLION – Good News LP (300 Entertainment) *Blue/White Vinyl – Finally available on LP!

MUNA – Muna LP/CD (Saddest Factory)


POLIÇA – Madness LP/CD (Memphis Industries)

PORTISHEAD – Dummy LP (Island) back in stock

MICHAEL RAULT – Michael Rault LP (Wick) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

REDD KROSS – Neurotica 2LP (Merge) *Peak Vinyl Edition – 35th Anniversary

SOCCER MOMMY – Sometimes Forever LP/CD (Loma Vista)


THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES – Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps… LP (Jade Tree)

TIMBALAND & MAGOO – Indecent Proposal LP (Background)

TIMBALAND & MAGOO – Tim’s Bio LP (Background)

TIMBALAND & MAGOO – Welcome to Our World LP (Background)

TSHA – fabric presents TSHA 2LP (fabric) *Yellow Vinyl

TYLER THE CREATOR – Call Me If You Get Lost LP (Columbia)

KANYE WEST – Donda 4LP (Def Jam)

KANYE WEST – Ye LP (Def Jam) *Back in print!

WARREN ZEVON – Preludes 2LP (New West) *Back in print on black vinyl!

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Reckless Records 6/17/22 New Releases

The Smile – A Light For Attracting Attention


ANTELOPER – Pink Dolphins LP/CD (International Anthem)

The duo of Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary return as ANTELOPER, drawing influence from Tropicalia and the music of the Amazon for their improvisations. Branch is a native Chicagoan herself, and brought in the help of local luminaries JEFF PARKER and CHAD TAYLOR for Pink Dolphins. This is yet another stellar release on International Anthem, and of course comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

COLA – Deep In View LP/CD (Fire Talk) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

Born from the end of OUGHT, Canadian post punk trio COLA picks up where the previous band left off with tense, skeletal structure, but with a darker, sleeker motorik sensibility. Lead singer Tim Darcy’s voice will be instantly familiar, and this should slide into the shelf near your OUGHT records no problem. Superb!

PERFUME GENIUS  – Ugly Season 2LP (Matador)

The latest from Mike Hadreas eschews the soulful croon of Set My Heart on Fire Immediately in favor of the experimental compositions that had previously lurked in the background. A bracing and exploratory record that is still a very inviting listen. RECOMMENDED

THE SMILE – A Light For Attracting Attention 2LP/CD (XL) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

Ever since their live debut in May 2021, there’s been a burbling anticipation for the first full-length from THE SMILE. The trio of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and SONS OF KEMET’s Tom Skinner have dipped into abstract and esoteric territory both in rhythm and composition, but ultimately these live performances and singles revealed a RADIOHEAD side project that is perhaps the most RADIOHEAD-esque yet. This almost feels like the spiritual successor to A Moon Shaped Pool, seeing Yorke and Greenwood reference the sounds of coiled rage and gentle, despondent beauty from their past catalog while embracing their more contemporary grace and serenity. A stunner, this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

ZOMBI & FRIENDS – Zombi & Friends Vol. 1 LP/CD (Relapse) *Violet Color Vinyl

Synth prog giants ZOMBI teamed up with some friends long-distance style from bands PINKISH BLACK, THE SWORD, TRANS AM & ZAO to record some fun classic rock tunes for our enjoyment. Songs by ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, DOOBIE BROTHERS, Eddie Rabbit performed with complete sincerity. If you don’t like fun, this isn’t for you. RECOMMENDED!


BARNETT + COLOCCIA – Third Wilderness LP (Sige)

BEACH BOYS – Sounds of Summer: Very Best of the Beach Boys 6LP box/2LP/3CD/CD (Capitol) *60th Anniversary

YAYA BEY – Remember Your North Star LP (Big Dada)

DAVID BOWIE – Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust LP (Parlophone) *Reissue – Half Speed Master or Picture Disc

NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS – La panthère des neiges (Soundtrack) LP/CD (Invada) *White Vinyl or Picture Disc

LOU DONALDSON – Blues Walk LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

BILL EVANS TRIO – Trio ‘65 LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sound Series

FOALS – Life is Yours LP (Warner)*White or Black vinyl

GUN CLUB – Las Vegas Story 2LP/2CD/DVD (Blixa) *Expanded Reissue

J. ROCC – A Wonderful Letter LP (Stones Throw) *Black or Color Vinyl

CARLY RAE JEPSEN – Kiss: 10th Anniversary LP (Interscope)

MAPACHE – Roscoe’s Dream 2LP (Innovative Leisure)

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – We Got it From Here: Thank You For Your Service LP (Epic) *Back in print!

JEFF TWEEDY – Love is the King/Live is the King 2LP (dBpm) *Expanded Edition

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Summer of Soul (Soundtrack) LP (Legacy)

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Reckless Records Record Store 2022 Part 2: June 18, 2022 RSD Drop

Ok folks, here are the rest of the Record Store Day details that were bumped from the original date back in April that we’ll have this weekend. We have a decent amount of stock on some titles & just a few on some others. We did our best to note if a title(s) wasn’t in stock at one or more of the locations. Like other Record Store Days, all titles are first come, first served no holds or phone orders. We hope you find what you’re looking for!!

We’ve also been putting out a ton of great used vinyl for the weekend so be sure to check the new arrivals.


Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO – Absolutely Freak Out!! Belmont & Wicker Park Only

The Album Leaf – Past and Future Tense 

Alpha & Omega – Tree of Life 1 Wicker Park only 

Alpha & Omega – Tree of Life 2 Wicker Park only 

Be Bop Deluxe-  Live In The Air Age Esoteric 3LP Belmont & Wicker Park only

The Boys – Only 

The Boys – To Hell With the Boys 

Billy Bragg – Life’s A Riot With Spy vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition)

The Brand New Heavies – Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1 [30th


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Original Lost Elektra Sessions Deluxe 3LP

Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company 

Christiane F. – Gesundheit! 12” Belmont & Wicker Park only

Collective Soul – Disciplined Breakdown 

Daughtry – Dearly Beloved Wicker Park only

David J w/ Tim Newman – Analogue Excavations & Dream Interpretations Volume One   

    Belmont & Wicker Park Only

David J w/ Tim Newman – Analogue Excavations & Dream Interpretations Volume Two 

    Belmont & Wicker Park Only

Miles Davis – What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 

Dio – Double Dose of Donington 12” picture disc

Fats Domino – Here Comes… Fats Domino 

Eddie & the Hot Rods – Canvey 2 Island: The Demos Wicker Park Only

Field Music – Plumb 

Peter Gabriel – Live Blood Real 3LP

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – Ragged But Right 

The Go! Team – Proof of Youth 

Parry Gripp – For Kids About To Rock Oglio picture disc

Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited – Dream Queen

Linda Hoover – I Need To Shine 

Freddie Hubbard – Music Is Here:  Live At Studio 104 Maison de la Radio, (ORTF), Paris 1973 Belmont & Wicker Park only

Hasaan Ibn Ali – Retrospect In Retirement Of Delay: TheSolo Recordings 4LP box set 

   Wicker Park only

Jasmine Minks – Jasmine Minks Belmont & Wicker Park only

Otto Kentrol Featuring Faceless – No Mistakes Wicker Park only

The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset EP 

Madness Baggy Trousers 12″ EP

Esther Marrow – Sister Woman 

Linda Martell – Color Me Country 

Paul McCartney/St. Vincent – Women & Wives 12”

Medium Medium – Hungry, So Angry Belmont & Wicker Park only

Nicki Minaj – Beam Me Up Scotty 

Ennio Moricone – Sans Mobile Apparent (Soundtrack)

My Morning Jacket – Live From RCA Studio A (Jim James Acoustic) 

Night Beats – Live at Valentine 

Pearl Jam – Live on Two Legs 

Prince – The Gold Experience

The Rationals – The Rationals 

The Residents – Warning: Uninc. Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972 

Slash (feat. Myles Kennedy and TheConspirators) – Live At Studios 60

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch MountainBoys – The Bluegrass Sound Reel  Belmont & Wicker 

   Park only

Sun’s Signature – Sun’s Signature 

Super Furry Animals – (Brawd Bach) – Rings Around the World 

Supergrass – Moving Echo 12″ EP

Surfbort – Keep On Truckin’ Inner Freak Records Belmont & Wicker Park only

The Sweet – Platinum Rare VOL 2

Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri w/ bonus 12”

Tangerine Dream – Live At Reims Cinema Opera (September 23rd, 1975) 

Brian Tyler – The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (Original Score) 

Kali Uchis- Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)

Viktor Vaughn – Vaudeville Villain 

Virgin Prunes – Pagan Lovesong 

Voivod – Nothingface 

Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien 

Barry White – No Limit on Love

The Who – It’s Hard: 2LP Half Speed Remaster

World Party – Seaview Records Presents World Party: Curated by Record Store Day 

    Belmont & Wicker Park only

Young-Holt Unlimited – Plays Super Fly

Various Artists – Big Night (Original Motion PictureSoundtrack) 

Various Artists – Go Ahead Punk…Make My Day

Various Artists – Jetstar Records The Soul Sides 

Various Artists – 100% Dynamite: Ska-Soul-Rocksteady & Funk

Various Artists – Royal Tenenbaums (Soundtrack) olive green vinyl

Various Artists – Studio One Classics: The Original 

Various Artists – Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams 

Various Artists – You Can’t Sit Down: Cameo ParkwayDance Crazes 1958-1964 (U.K. Collection) 

Various Artists – You Got The Power: Cameo ParkwayNorthern Soul 1964-1967 (U.K. Collection) 

Various Artists – Greensleeves Ganja Anthems 

Various Artists – Love Is All I Bring: Reggae Hits & Rarities by the Queens of Trojan Records 


Creedence Clearwater Revival – Travelin’ Band/Who’ll Stop the Rain (live) 7”

Czarface – Czarmageddon Lunch Box w/ cassette & trading cards

Sam Fender – Alright/The Kitchen (Live) 7” Wicker Park only

Billy F Gibbons – Hardware (Deluxe in tin case) CD Wicker Park only

Halestorm – Back From The Dead 7” shaped picture disc

Keith Richards – Talk is Cheap / Live At The Hollywood Palladium 2X cassette

Mike Watt + Larry Mullins – Fun House 7” Wicker Park only

Wilco – Cruel Country: Pre-Release Limited Edition CD

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Reckless Records 6/3/22 & 6/10/22 New Releases


TIA BLAKE & HER FOLK-GROUP – Folksongs & Ballads LP (Ici Bientot)

A greatly appreciated reissue of this 1971 album by the then Paris based singer Tia Blake & Her Folk-Group. The album is a collection of American & British folk songs performed with fantastic confidence by the 19 year old singer. The guitar accompaniment is perfect for the songs & we knowfans of everything from Bridget St. John, Vashti Bunyan, Nick Drake, Sibylle Baier, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny, Nico, Francoise Hardy to Gillian Welch will LOVE this. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

HORSEGIRL – Versions of Modern Performance LP/CD (Matador)

Chicago trio HORSEGIRL makes their eagerly-awaited debut with “Versions of Modern Performance”, seeing the teenage group explore angled post-punk and noisier discordance with grace and confidence, wrapping this sound around catchy, hook-laden pop tunes. There’s an obvious SONIC YOUTH influence here, as well as a bit of GBV, a bit of WIRE, and a bit of that 80s/90s sound on Flying Nun. This is a fantastic debut from these local heatseekers. RECOMMENDED, and keep your eyes peeled for this group!

ANGEL OLSEN – BIG TIME LP/CD/TAPE (Jagjaguwar) limited color vinyl or black with newsprint poster while supplies last

Angel Olsen continues to reinvent herself on her 2022 album “Big Time.” There’s always been a country twang lurking in the background of Angel’s music but she seems to have fully embraced it this time around. Her vocal approach is slightly different, maybe a little softer with some nice Linda Ronstadt esque harmonies & reminders of another great former Chicago based singer Neko Case. The music has a nice airy quality with pedal steel & synthesized strings providing a nice bed for the Laurel Canyon style countrified tunes.Reckless alum Emily Elhaj holds down that bass duties with confidence as always. RECOMMENDED.

KELLY LEE OWENS – LP. 8 (Smalltown Supersound) 

The London based artist Kelly Lee Owens traveled to Norway during the pandemic to work on this album with experimental mainstay Lasse Marhaug. The result is a mix of minimalist electronic pop ala Chris & Cosey with drone elements ala Jeffrey Cantu Ledesma, ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, Jenny Hval etc…

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Music From Saharan WhatsApp LP (Sahel Sounds)

A compilation of songs originally shared over  WhatsApp in 2020 & released as limited edition digital EPS now released on LP. Some familiar Sahel Sounds artists are featured here including Amaria Hamadaler of LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD along with some new artists. 

NEIL YOUNG – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 LP (Reprise)

NEIL YOUNG – Royce Hall 1971 LP (Reprise)

The Neil Young official bootleg series continues, this time with two solo 1971 shows released on the same day. Neil was very busy that year & there’s a lot of live recordings out there & these are two more great ones. “Dorothy Chandler Pavilion” is the first in the series that was an actual physical bootleg back in the day hence the cover with the visible ring wear on there.


AMERICAN FOOTBALL – Rare Symmetry/ Fade Into You 10” (Polyvinyl)

ANDREW BIRD – Inside Problems LP/CD (Loma Vista)

BLANCK MASS – Ted K (Soundtrack) LP/CD (Sacred Bones)


CHAINSMOKERS – So Far So Good LP (Columbia)

DEATH GRIPS – Money Store LP (Epic) 10th anniversary reissue, half black/half white color


BILL EVANS – You Must Believe In Spring (Craft) 

FAUST – Punkt (Bureau B)

GHOST POWER – Ghost Power LP/CD (Duophonic) with Tim Gane of Stereolab!

GORILLAZ – Demon Days LP (Warner) back in stock

LAURA JANE GRACE – At War with the Silverfish 10” (Polyvinyl)

GRATEFUL DEAD – Very Best of the Grateful Dead LP (Friday Music) 180grm audiophile vinyl

JONNY GREENWOOD – Power of the Dog (Soundtrack) LP (Lakeshore)

HEAD, JOWE – SWELL MAPS – 1972-1980 BOOK w/ 7” (Sounds on Paper)

FREDDIE HUBBARD – Breaking Point LP (Blue Note) Tone Poet series

JK FLESH – New Religions Old Rules LP (Avalanche)

JOURNEY – Live in Houston 1981: Escape Tour LP (Columbia)

JOYCE MANOR – 40 Oz. to Fresno LP/CD (Epitaph) limited color or black

BOBBY OROZA – Get On the Other Side LP/CD (Big Crown) limited color or black

MAX ROACH – Members, Don’t Git Weary LP (Real Gone) reissue

ROLLING STONES – Licked Live in NYC LP/CD&DVD/CD&BLU (Mercury)

SEATBELTS – Cowboy Bebop: EIN Edition (Original Series Soundtrack) LP (MIlan) 

TOTO – TOTO IV LP (Columbia) 40th anniversary “Bloodshot” color vinyl 

TYLER THE CREATOR – Scum Fuck Flower Boy LP (Columbia) back in stock

ALAN VEGA – Saturn Strip LP (Real Gone) limited yellow vinyl reissue

AMY WINEHOUSE – Live at Glastonbury 2007 LP (Island)

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Reckless Records 5/27/22 New Releases


DEHD – Blue Skies LP/CD (Fat Possum) limited color or black vinyl

In a world that seems fairly bleak at the moment, Chicago Rock N’ Roll Trio DEHD are trying to keep an eye towards optimism. On Blue Skies, their first set for Fat Possum, there’s a feeling of moving forward. What sadness is in these songs is something not to be forgotten, but to work through, because on the other side might be something pretty cool. These songs are sophisticated & intricate, but they’re also reaaalllly fun.

LADDIO BOLOCKO – ‘97-’99 3LP box set (Castle Face)

LADDIO BOLOCKO was a late 90s noise/post rock band from NYC. There was definitely a buzz about them at the time & they were often mentioned alongside bands like TURING MACHINE, SLINT etc… Their sound was rooted more in repetition & noise though like sonic explorers THIS HEAT & even TRAD GRAS OCH STENAR. This band definitely deserves a revisit. RECOMMENDED.

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH & EMILE MOSSERI – I Could Be Your Dog/I Could Be Your Moon LP (Ghostly) limited color or black

Brilliant collaboration between the contemporary new age synth experimentalist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Emile Mosseri best known for his score to the film “Minari.” Uplifting synth vignettes that veer into an almost BEACH HOUSE direction at times. 

JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS – Spencer Gets Lit CD (In the Red) vinyl coming soon

JON SPENCER returns to where it all began with his band THE BLUES EXPLOSION, In the Red Records. This is a new band called THE HITMAKERS that features Bob Bert who not only drummed for Spencer’s PUSSYGALORE but also was behind the kit in the original SONIC YOUTH lineup. Super fun & blown-out rockers that will definitely get Jon Spencer fans excited again. 


ABBA – Abba Vinyl Albumbox set (Polar) 10LP

ATMOSPHERE – Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs LP (Rhymesayers)

ERYKAH BADU – But You Caint Use My Phone LP (Motown) color vinyl

CHUCK BERRY – Toronto Rock N Roll Revival 1969 LP (Sunset Blvd.)

BOG BODY – Cryonic Crevasse Cult LP/CD (Profound Lore)

BRIGHT EYES – Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion LP (Dead Oceans)

BRIGHT EYES – Fevers & Mirrors LP (Dead Oceans)

CRANBERRIES – Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 LP (Island)

DEF LEPPARD – Diamond Star Halos LP/CD/TAPE (Universal)

DOJA CAT – Planet Her LP (RCA)

EARL SWEATSHIRT – Some Rap Songs LP (Columbia)  available again!

FIRE BREATHER – Dwell in the Fog LP/CD (Riding Easy)

RONNIE FOSTER – Two Headed Freap LP (Blue Note) Classic Vinyl Series

THE FRIGHTNRS – Always LP/CD (Daptone) black or color vinyl

LIAM GALLAGHER – C’mon You Know LP/CD (Warner) 

JLIN – Embryo 12” (Planet Mu)

BROTHER JACK MCDUFF – Moon Rappin’ LP (Blue Note) Classic Vinyl Series

JUST MUSTARD – Heart Under CD (Partisan) vinyl coming soon!

KING DIAMOND – Conspiracy LP (Metal Blade)

KING DIAMOND -Eye LP (Metal Blade)

KING DIAMOND – Fatal Portrait LP (Metal Blade)

KENDRICK LAMAR – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers CD (Interscope) vinyl coming in a few months

LUMINOUS VAULT – Animate the Emptiness LP/CD (Profound Lore)

MERCYFUL FATE – Beginning LP (Metal Blade)

MERCYFUL FATE – Don’t Break the Oath LP (Metal Blade) ltd. color or black vinyl

MERCYFUL FATE – Mercyful Fate LP (Metal Blade)

NIRVANA – Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition box set (Geffen) 8LP


PREDATORY LIGHT – Death & the Twilight LP/CD (20 Buck Spin)

CLAIRE ROUSAY – Everything Perfect is Already Here LP (Shelter Press)

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH & EMILE MOSSERI – I Could Be Your Dog/I Could Be Your Moon LP (Ghostly) ltd. color or black

TYLER THE CREATOR – Goblin LP (XL) available again!

UFOMAMMUT – Fenice LP (Neurot)

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Reckless Records 5/20/22 New Releases



ARCA – KicK ii LP/CD (XL)

ARCA – kick ii LP/CD (XL)

ARCA – kiCK ii LP/CD (XL)

ARCA wraps up her ambitious “KICK” project with four albums that traverse genre and transcend categories. Melding the pop sensibilities from “KiCk i” with the varied, kitchen sink approach of her more experimental work like “&&&&&” and “@@@@@”, these albums seek to define her music through the prism of transformation.

THE CLASH – Combat Rock: The People’s Hall 3LP/2CD/TAPE remastered w/ bonus tracks

40th Anniversary edition of the most successful album by THE CLASH. Despite having two of their biggest songs “Should I Stay or Should I Go”, “Rock the Casbah” & the fantastic “Straight to Hell”, this album is where the band started to splinter off into different directions. Despite the drama, this is still a fantastic record. This remastered version also features a disc of outtakes from 1981-82. It’s great to have this classic in the racks once again. RECOMMENDED.

PORRIDGE RADIO – Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky LP (Secretly Canadian)

PORRIDGE RADIO returns with their album & they’ve created a really unique sound this time around. A mix of sort of shambolic post-punk ala RAINCOATS with interesting lyrics & a pop sensibility that reminds us of BELLE & SEBASTIAN. It seems like they’re really onto something here…

DANIEL VILLARREAL – Panamá 77 LP/CD (International Anthem)

Yet another superb record off the Int’l Anthem label, this one from the Chicagoan DANIEL VILLARREAL, drummer with DOS SANTOS and a great composer in his own right. VILLARREAL’s jazz is swirling, psychedelic and based in Latin folk, almost like attaching a rhythmically Latin sensibility to SUN RA or WILLIAM ONYEABOR. Featuring the talents of JEFF PARKER, AQUILES NAVARRO, MARTA SOFIA HONER and others for these hybrid improvisations, this comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

NEIL YOUNG – Citizen Kane JR Blues 1974: Live at the Bottom Line LP (Reprise) now on vinyl!!

If you ask any Neil head about their favorite bootlegs, this legendary show from the Bottom Line in 1974 will almost certainly come up. The surprise show at this small club was recorded just before the release of the classic “On the Beach” album & a number of those songs are featured here along with a few other classics. This one is an audience recording so it’s on the lo-fi side for a legit release but it works for the mellow almost downer vibe of the set list. Some of the stage banter has been sadly cut out including the famous “honey slides” story but supposedly you can hear that on the archives site. We’re so glad this show is finally available in a legit form. RECOMMENDED.


HIRO AMA – Animal Emotions 12” (PRAH)

BEASTIE BOYS – Check Your Head LP (Capitol)

ART BLAKEY – Art Blakey With Thelonious Monk: Deluxe Edition 2LP (Atlantic) 

BURGUNDY RELIEF – Burgundy Relief CD (Relief Disc)

CAVE IN – Heavy Pendulum LP/CD (Relapse) indie only version or red vinyl

LES CLAYPOOL – Monolith of Phobos LP (ATO)

JOHN COLTRANE – My Favorite Things: 60 Years Deluxe Edition 2LP (Rhino) mono/stereo versions

DAFT PUNK – Alive 1997 (Daft Life)


JOHN DOE – Fables in a Foreign Land LP/CD (Fat Possum)

CHARLIE HICKEY – Nervous at Night LP (Saddest Face)

JORDANA – Face the Wall LP/CD (Fat Possum)

MARY LATTIMORE & PAUL SUKEENA – West Kensington LP (Three Lobed)

DUA LIPA – Future Nostalgia: Moonlight Edition LP (Warner)

MIKEL – Poke & Chill LP (Gamechops)

MIKEL – Zelda & Chill LP (Gamechops)

THE NATIONAL – Boxer LP (Beggars Banquet)

THE POLICE – Around The World LP/CD (Mercury) restored & expanded

RADIOHEAD – The Bends (XL)

RADIOHEAD – Hail to the Thief (XL)

NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD – Nancy & Lee LP/CD (Light in the Attic) remastered w/ bonus

SLINT – Spiderland LP (Touch & Go) 180grm remaster

SOAK – If I Never Know You Like This Again LP/CD (Rough Trade) black or eco-mix vinyl

HARRY STYLES – Harry’s House LP/CD (Columbia)


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Reckless Records 5/6/22 New Releases


SAADA BONAIRE – 1992 LP/CD (Captured Tracks)

We were really big fans of the 80s recordings that Captured Tracks released by the German new wave/dance group SAADA BONAIRE. The project existed into the mid 90s but their later recordings were thought to be lost until a cassette was recently discovered in a basement in Berlin. These songs display new directions the project was headed before it dissolved with trip-hop, house & early 90s R&B sounds mixed in with their 80s new wave/new romantic vibes. 

PAN AMERICAN – The Patience Fader LP (Kranky) now on vinyl

The former LABRADFORD member Mark Nelson returns with a new PAN AMERICAN album for 2022. Recorded over the past 2 pandemic years, “The Patient Fader” is a collection of dusty ambient Americana guitar pieces & longing sounds of verb’d out pedal steel. This reminds us of some of our all-time favorite ambient guitar music on the great David Sylvian & Holger Czukay albums, DIRTY THREE guitarist Mick Turner’s playing etc…RECOMMENDED.

 NORMA TANEGA – I’m the Sky: Studio & Demo Recordings, 1964-1971 LP/CD (Anthology)

What a great collection here from the California folk singer NORMA TANEGA, most known for her 1966 album “Walking My Cat Named Dog” and the cut “You’re Dead”. This partially covers her time from the Village coffee house scene to the release of that first album, while it also focuses on her time in London and making both an unreleased second album “Snow Cycles” and a cult favorite third, “I Don’t Think It Will Hurt If You Smile”. The material here ranges from simple, unadorned folk pop tunes to rich Americana rock. Fans of KAREN DALTON, JUDEE SILL, BILL FAY and LAURA NYRO will find a lot to love here! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

SHARON VAN ETTEN – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong LP/CD limited color or black vinyl

Sharon Van Etten has been one of the best songwriters for the past decade or so & “We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong” is her 6th album.Recorded at her home in L.A. this one is a slightly darker album which isn’t surprising as it was recorded during the pandemic. Most of the songs are synth driven pop songs with deep & introspective lyrics. RECOMMENDED.

WARPAINT – Radiate Like This LP/CD (Virgin)

The talented quartet WARPAINT are back with their first album in six years & their first on Virgin. As always the backbone of the band is the rhythm section of Stella Mozgawa & Jenny Lee Lindberg who make their polyrhythmic beats sound almost effortless. The album has a mostly mellow vibe & the songs grab you quickly. Another great one from this excellent band. RECOMMENDED.

NEIL YOUNG – Citizen Kane JR. Blues 1974 (Live at the Bottom Line) CD (Reprise) vinyl coming later

If you ask any Neil head about their favorite bootlegs,this legendary show from the Bottom Line in 1974 will almost certainly come up. The surprise show at this small club was recorded just before the release of the classic “On the Beach” album & a number of those songs are featured here along with a few other classics. This one is an audience recording so it’s on the lo-fi side for a legit release but it works for the mellow almost downer vibe of the set list. Some of the stage banter has been sadly cut out including the famous “honey slides” story but supposedly you can hear that on the archives site. We’re so glad this show is finally available in a legit form. RECOMMENDED.


TERRY ALLEN & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND – Bloodlines LP/CD (Paradise of Bachelors)

TERRY ALLEN & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND – Smoking the Dummy LP/CD (Paradise of Bachelors)

ARCADE FIRE – We LP/CD (Columbia) limited indie only white vinyl or black

AURORA – The Gods We Can Touch LP/CD (Glassnote)

BEACH HOUSE – Teen Dream LP (Sub Pop) back in print

BELLE & SEBASTIAN – A Bit of Previous LP/CD (Matador) indie only alternate artwork

BLACK CROWES – 1972 (Arrow Records) very limited

!!! – Let it Be Blue 

CULTURE – Two Sevens Clash LP (VP Music) RSD Essential color vinyl

DAFT PUNK – Alive 1997 LP (Daft Punk) we received a very limited amount of this one

DAFT PUNK – Homework LP (Daft Punk)

THE DECEMBERISTS – The Tain / 5 Songs LP (Jealous Butcher) reissue

BILL FAY – Still Some Light: Part 2 LP/CD (Dead Oceans)

IBEYI – Spell 31 LP/CD (XL)

J DILLA – Donuts LP (Stones Throw) back in stock with the “smile” cover!

ELI KESZLER – The Scary of Sixty-First LP (Deeper Into Movies) soundtrack, red vinyl

TOM MORELLO – Atlas Underground Flood LP (Mom + Pop) blue vinyl

NIGHT TEMPO – Ladies in the City LP (Universal)

JERRY PAPER – Free Time LP (Stones Throw) limited tri-color vinyl

PENGUIN CAFE – A Matter of Life… 2021 LP (Erased Tapes) clear vinyl remaster


POSSESSED – Seven Churches LP (Century Media) green vinyl reissue

RUN THE JEWELS – Run the Jewels II LP (Mass Appeal) RSD Essential color vinyl

STAPLES JR. SINGERS – When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop) remastered)

SUNFLOWER BEAN – Handful of Sugar LP/CD (Mom + Pop) orange vinyl

RICHARD THOMPSON – Music From Grizzly Man LP/CD (No Quarter)

SUKI WATERHOUSE – I Can’t Let Go LP/CD (Sub Pop) metallic gold vinyl “Loser Edition”

KANYE WEST – Late Registration LP (Rocafella) back in stock

THE WHO – A Quick One LP (half speed master)

THE WHO – My Generation LP (half speed master)

NEIL YOUNG – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 CD (Reprise

NEIL YOUNG – Royce Hall 1971 CD (Reprise