Rhino.com, December 2010 Newsletter

WRAPPED UP IN RHINO

Depending on when you opened this email (we know you’ve been bombarded with sales on everything from cashmere slippers to hickory smoked hams), you probably have about 18 days or 432 hours to get all your holiday shopping sorted. And if you are anything like us and can’t be arsed to battle it out at the mall, well then, you’ve probably got even less time to get it shipped, wrapped and slipped under the tree. We’re here to help. Shop the gift guide, check the timetable for “delivered by” dates, and you’ll get it all right on time. Easy breezy.

SHIPPING DEADLINES… PLACE YOUR ORDERS BY NOON, P.T. ON:

U.S. Shipping: 12/10 Standard, 12/20 Rush, 12/22 Overnight

International: 12/7 Standard, 12/20 Expedited

PERCY SLEDGE: THE KING OF COUNTRY SOUL

You’d have to be a total Scrooge not to love “When A Man Loves A Woman” or quite frankly any of the 100+ soulfully intimate songs on PERCY SLEDGE: THE KING OF COUNTRY SOUL, the first comprehensive collection of Sledge’s Atlantic Recordings spanning 1966-74. The four-disc boxed set, spotlighting studio and live recordings, rare and unreleased tracks, ships the third week of December but you can pre-order it now.

HANDMADE’S ON THE RIDE TO NOWHERE

Pick out the perfect pair of Chucks because shoe-gazing is back! The sonic swirl of Oxfordshire quartet Ride’s debut album just hit its 20th anniversary and instead of celebrating with china, we’re celebrating with – you guessed it – the two-disc NOWHERE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. This 5″ x 5″ hardback package features a newly remastered U.S. version of NOWHERE, the EP TODAY FOREVER, an unreleased live show, and a 40-page booklet with rare photos and an essay by author Jim DeRogatis. Plus we’re releasing the original 8-song U.K. album for the first time ever in the U.S. on 180-gram vinyl. Pre-order the 2-CD set and vinyl now. Ships the third week of December.

CROSSROADS 2010 CHRISTMAS BONUS

It may not be warm in Chicago right now, but the sun was sure shining bright when Eric Clapton gathered up the world’s most talented guitar players for the CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010. Slip a little sunshine into your favorite virtuoso’s stocking on DVD or BLU-RAY and you’ll get a gift of your own – an exclusive sampler featuring 6 audio tracks from the festival. Hurry, we’ve only got a few left…

THE DOORS LIVE IN VANCOUVER 1970

Jim, John, Robby, and Ray light up the Great White North with this previously unreleased 1970 concert featuring a special guest appearance by blues legend Albert King. The two-disc set, which captures the band blazing through revved up renditions of “Roadhouse Blues” and “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” and classic blues covers like “Little Red Rooster” and “Who Do You Love,” is available now. Get it here.

12 DAYS OF RHINO…DAY 7

If you were doing word association, you probably wouldn’t hear Christmas and think Los Angeles. Unless of course the Grammy-nominated four-disc, 101-track boxed set WHERE THE ACTION IS! LOS ANGELES NUGGETS 1965-68 was our “12 Days of Rhino” deal of the day  - today only – at 40% off. Get it now. And stay tuned – we’ve got 5 more days to countdown!

STUFFIN’ STOCKINGS

Who’s got time for taxidermy? Leave that to the ski lodge and plaster your walls with a couple of these fierce Rhino-approved, vegetarian-friendly wall trophies.

Bring on the blues AND the bass. Little known fact – you could get lost in blizzard and they’d still be able to find you with this cheerful bright blue 100% cotton tote bag.

SPIN THESE RIGHT ROUND THE X-MAS TREE…

LIGHT A FIRE FOR THE DOORS

Deck your turntables with the undeniable heat of The Doors’ self-titled debut in magical mono. This 12″ reissue on 180-gram HQ virgin vinyl presents the original 1967 mono mixes of quintessential favorites like “Light My Fire,” plus “Break On Through,” “The Crystal Ship,” and “The End.”

AMPED UP ON CANDY CANES AND VAN HALEN

Hooray for Spandex and Frankenstrats! Whether you are naughty or nice, Van Halen on 180-gram vinyl spells Christmas party fun, fun, fun. 1984, VAN HALEN II, and WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST are now available for pre-order. Select RUSH or OVERNIGHT shipping to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

VISIONS OF TOM WAITS DANCED IN THEIR HEADS

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” these noir tales are not. We’re proud to present the grit and the grime of Tom Waits’ acclaimed Asylum albums – CLOSING TIME, THE HEART OF SATURDAY NIGHT, NIGHTHAWKS AT THE DINER and SMALL CHANGE – on 180-gram vinyl and packaged with their original artwork. Pre-order ‘em and select RUSH or OVERNIGHT shipping to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK’s CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS

Cozy up with Keith as he delivers nine smooth Christmas classics sure to light any fire. A CHRISTMAS OF LOVE is just $4.99 MP3 and $6.25 Hi-Def Lossless. Check back each Monday this month for more holiday faves from Arthur Lyman and Al Jarreau.

RHINO’S INSIDE PICKS, VOL. 4

Perhaps warm and fuzzy means out the box and off the beaten path to you? Follow this month’s fearless “Staff Picks” leader for swirling harmonies,’80s Yacht Rock, tribal surf and the quirky stylings of Biz Markie and Van Dyke Parks.

CHANNELING CHRISTMAS

You probably expect to hear a little Sinatra, Aretha, and Peter, Paul, & Mary around the holidays. Maybe even The Monkees. But what about The Ramones, David Lee Roth, and ZZ Top? Go caroling with our classic Rhino Christmas channel.

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