Grateful Dead: Family Dog at the Great Highway

Our look at the special releases and limited editions stemming from the vinyl-focused biannual holiday

On April 18, 1970, the Grateful Dead took a break from incessant touring and returned to their stomping ground of San Francisco to play an all-acoustic show at local promoter Chet Williams’ small venue, known as Family Dog at the Great Highway (FDGH). The show was thought to go unrecorded, until this May, when Carolyn Garcia—a Merry Prankster better known as Mountain Girl—discovered she had …

Nas: Halftime

Our look at the special releases and limited editions stemming from the vinyl-focused biannual holiday

Before Nas became the legendary MC that he is today, the inimitable rapper went by the slightly harsher (if not more lyrically correct) moniker, Nasty Nas. In ’92 the young up-and-comer was tapped to contribute his song “Halftime” to the soundtrack of the Oliver Stone-directed film, “Zebrahead,” and his first single was born. As the story goes, his successful debut led to a record deal …

Harry Nilsson: Rarities Collection

Our look at the special releases and limited editions stemming from the vinyl-focused biannual holiday

While wildly known for his Kermit-approved tune, “Coconut,” Harry Nilsson’s true brilliance is oddly not that widely celebrated outside of music nerd circles (also despite his Beatles backing). But for those who love the Bushwick-born artist, RSD’s special Rarities Collection release will stand as a sought-after vinyl edition for years to come. Containing a collection of songs culled from his magnificent 17-CD box set and …