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28 July 2023

The Doors, Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding Lead New ‘Rhino Reds’ Series

Doors Aretha Franklin Rhino Reds Series
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In celebration of Rhino’s 45th Anniversary, the label is launching Rhino Reds, a new series of limited-edition reissues pressed on custom “Rhino Red” vinyl. The series launches today with classic titles from The Doors, Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding.

Over the next few months, Rhino will release more classic albums and rarities from its vast music archive, showcasing records by key artists from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Each complete reissue will feature a bonus 7-inch, both pressed on translucent “Rhino Red” vinyl, based on the PMS color used in Rhino’s logo.

To ensure the highest audio fidelity, all 12 titles’ lacquers were cut at various mastering studios, including Bernie Grundman Mastering, The Bakery, and Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl (more details below). All the titles have been pressed at Third Man’s state-of-the-art pressing plant in Detroit.

Mark Pinkus, President of Rhino commented: “What better way to honor Rhino’s 45th anniversary than with a series of limited-edition ‘Rhino Red’ vinyl and 45s that spotlights our rich legacy of artists over the decades and highlights our continuing commitment to delivering unique releases for audiophiles.”

The series begins today July 28 with the 1960s and features titles by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Doors, and Love. will have an exclusive bundle of all 4 releases for $99.98.

Available Now on ‘Rhino Reds’:

Aretha Franklin – Soul ’69 [Stereo] + Bonus [Monophonic] 7″*
I Can’t See Myself Leaving You/ Gentle On My Mind
Strictly Limited To 3,000.

Mastering By Jeff Powell
Franklin’s 14th studio album, Soul ’69, reached number 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and 15 on the Top Albums chart when it was released in January of 1969.

Otis Redding – Love Man + Promo EP [Mono]*
That’s A Good Idea/ Free Me / (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher/ I’ll Let Nothing Separate Us.
Strictly Limited To 2,000 copies.

Mastering By Jeff Powell
Love Man is the third posthumous album by Redding, released in 1969 and produced by Steve Cropper and features Booker T. and the M.G.’s. The album reached number 46 on the Billboard 200 and number 8 on the R&B Albums chart. Love Man will come with a deluxe gatefold jacket and a mono promo 7″ picture sleeve.

The Doors – Golden (Japanese) + Japanese EP 7″*
Hello, I Love You / Strange Days/ The Unknown Soldier / Light My Fire/People Are Strange
Strictly Limited To 5,000.
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Mastering By Bruce Botnick
Lacquers Cut By Bernie Grundman Mastering
A 1968 compilation released exclusively in Japan featuring The Door’s tracks from their first three studio albums The Doors, Strange Days, and Waiting for the Sun. The release comes with a deluxe gatefold jacket with a tipped-in lyric insert and a 7″ picture sleeve. There’s also a vintage Elektra Records listing promoting The Doors albums available at that time.

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