RHINO HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021: SHOPPING FOR SOUL SISTERS AND BROTHERS
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid... of giving the perfect gift! Which, of course, is always music. Take the reigning soul rebels in your life. You know who I'm talking about: can't decide between J. Hud or Cynthia, keeps that big wheel turnin' at karaoke night, once sat on a dock by a bay and liked. We love them! Which is why we want to hit them with something really good for the gift-giving seasons. Here are a couple of collections sure to put smiles on their faces when they crack 'em open.
ARETHA 2LP & T-Shirt Bundle
We took the 4CD ARETHA set and selected 20 tracks for this special double-vinyl LP version of the release. Among them: "Call Me" – Alternate Version, "Until You Come Back To Me" – Work Tape, "You Light Up My Life", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" – Live, which was originally broadcast on The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on 12/19/15. Features artwork by celebrated artist Makeba KEEBS Rainey, who provides her signature style to a photo of the Queen Of Soul taken by the legendary photographer, Neal Preston. Double your pleasure with a choice of a black or white Aretha Franklin t-shirt. Order the bundle here.
Tina Turner FOREIGN AFFAIR (2LP White) [2021 REMASTER]
Vinyl is hotter than ever, and this white vinyl version of Tina Turner's massive FOREIGN AFFAIR is white-hot! The LP showcases Turner at her very best, further cementing the artist's position as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. The biggest track to come from the album was the '80s anthem, "The Best." The track continues to transcend generations, with one of the most recognizable choruses in music history. On top of "The Best," the album is complimented by several Tina favorites such as "Steamy Windows," " I Don’t Wanna Lose You," and the title track. Snag one here.
OTIS REDDING THE DEFINITIVE STUDIO ALBUM COLLECTION (7LP)
The man, the myth, the legend, and the eternal inspiration for Duckie from Pretty in Pink: Otis Redding. Seven-LP Collection features original mono mixes for all of the singer’s Studio Albums, including essential soul hits like "Pain In My Heart," "Tramp," And "Respect." All of the LPs replicate the original packaging, from the sleeve artwork down to small details like the original record labels (Volt and Stax) and catalog numbers, all housed together in a side-loading slipcase. Several of these albums are long out-of-print and back on vinyl in mono for the first time in years. Get some here.
Donny Hathaway, A DONNY HATHAWAY COLLECTION 2LP PURPLE VINYL
Another classic pressed to colored vinyl, this time bright purple wax for the soul legend, Donny Hathaway. Specifically, his platinum "Best Of" that's never been released on vinyl. Includes the holiday favorite "This Christmas," as well as his famous duets with Roberta Flack, "The Closer I Get to You" and "Where is the Love." The collection has long been the go-to gateway into the music of Danny Hathaway, and a longtime favorite for longtime fans. Get in on dark purple vinyl here. Grab a copy of this instant classic right here.