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Record Store Day Vinyl Releases Coming from The Notorious B.I.G., Donny Hathaway & More

You can add The Notorious B.I.G. and Donny Hathaway to the list of artists whose music will be issued as limited-edition vinyl discs in conjunction with this year's Record Store Day initiative.

Biggie's Ready to Die debut album will be released as a two-disc set on white vinyl.  The special edition features a rare alternate album cover showing a grown-up B.I.G. with his hands clasped, and "BIG" boldly placed behind him.  The Ready to Die cover art that most people remember is the one with the diapered baby sitting against an all-white background.

As for Donny, a seven-inch vinyl single features him on two previously unreleased tracks, including his song "Memories of Our Love" and a cover of Addrissi & Addrissi's "Never My Love."

Meanwhile, a 10-inch vinyl EP from Sly and the Family Stone also will be available.  The disc features two previously unreleased medleys -- "Music Lover/I Want to Take You Higher/Music Love" and "Sing a Simple Song/Hot Fun in the Summertime/I Want to Take You Higher" -- as well as a mono single mix of "I Want to Take You Higher."

Other Record Store Day releases include discs from Miles Davis.

Each Record Store Day, a variety of artists release limited-edition album reissues, new singles and rare and unreleased materials -- all on vinyl -- to support independent record stores.

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