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 …

Zabriskie Point Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

A cult-classic counterculture film by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni (of “Blowup” fame), “Zabriskie Point” is heralded for both its cinematography and stellar soundtrack, which ultimately inspired the Pink Floyd song, “Us and Them.” The RSD release is an expanded double LP version containing four songs not featured on the already-incredible original release, which includes a variety of prominent ’70s musicians like Jerry Garcia, The Youngbloods, …