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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Rusted Root CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Rusted Root albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Rusted Root record collection, Rusted Root CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Rusted Root and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Rusted Root Biography

Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known for their fusion of Grateful Dead-style bluegrass rock with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin, Native American and Middle Eastern influences. Rusted Root is often lumped together with other bands under the jam band label, though they have somewhat rejected this categorization.

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Rusted Root Bio Continued

Rusted Root formed in 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and made their indie record debut in 1992 with Cruel Sun, which was rereleased in 2002. Their main-label debut album was 1994's When I Woke, a hit on college radio and a platinum record. The album hit the top 40 in early 1995, peaking at #33. Along with their increasingly well-known Rusted Roots concerts, Rusted Root began working on contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. Their next studio album was Remember (1996), followed by Rusted Root (1998) and Welcome to My Party (2002). Welcome to My Party was much criticised by fans, who are affectionately known as "Rootheads". Many felt the band's departure from tribal grooves to a "poppier" feel was an attempt to "sell out". Remember reached the Top 40 in the US, while Rusted Root found its sale buoyed by the use of the band's cover of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" on an episode of Ally McBeal. A live double album followed in 2004. Their greatest hits album was released in April 2005 by 20th Century Masters Collection. They have released three EPs, Evil Ways, Airplane, and Live, which came packaged with a documentary video cassette.

Rusted Root Discography Updated January 2007
Rusted Root Albums

Rusted Root Vinyl and Rusted Root CDs: Studio

1992 - Cruel Sun - Hybrid
1994 - When I Woke - Polygram
1996 - Remember - Polygram
1998 - Rusted Root - Polygram
2002 - Welcome to My Party - Universal
2004 - Rusted Root Live - Touchy Pegg

Rusted Root Records and Rusted Root CD Releases: Compilations

2005 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rusted Root - Mercury

Rusted Root CD's and Rusted Root Vinyl: Singles

1989 - Smooth Operator - Epic
1993 - Kiss of Life - Sony
1993 - Feel No Pain - Sony
1994 - Cherish the Day - Sony
1994 - No Ordinary Love - Sony
2000 - By Your Side [Import CD] - Sony International
2001 - By Your Side [US CD/12] - Epic
2001 - King of Sorrow - Sony International

Rusted Root DVDs & Rusted Root Music Videos

1984 - Diamond Life [Video] - CBS
1993 - Life Promise Pride Love [Video/DVD] - Sony
1994 - Live Concert [Video/DVD] - Sony
2002 - Lovers Live [Video/DVD] - Sony
2003 - Lovers Rock/Lovers Live [DVD & CD] - Sony

Rusted Root CD and Rusted Root Records Releases: Appearances 1985 - 1996

1985 - Promise Sade - Arranger, Producer
1986 - Absolute Beginners Original Soundtrack
1986 - Music for the Miracle Various Artists - Performer
1988 - Stronger Than Pride Sade - Arranger, Producer
1989 - Greenpeace: Rainbow Warriors Various Artists - Performer
1990 - Best of 1980-1990, Vol. 2 Various Artists - Performer
1990 - Best of 1980-1990 Various Artists - Performer
1990 - Hit Power Various Artists - Performer
1992 - Back on the Street Ron C
1992 - Love Deluxe Sade - Arranger, Producer
1992 - Soul Power Various Artists - Performer
1992 - Stardust: Greatest Love Various Artists - Performer
1993 - Cosmopolitan, Vol. 7 Various Artists - Performer
1993 - Keep on Loving You [Madacy] Various Artists - Performer
1993 - Now: 1993 [1993] Various Artists - Performer
1993 - Philadelphia [Original Soundtrack] Original Soundtrack - Performer
1993 - Remix Deluxe Sade - Arranger, Producer
1994 - Best of Sade [Sony/Epic] Sade - Arranger, Producer
1994 - Easy Listening [ZYX] Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Love Within the Universe Ryo Kawasaki - Arranger
1994 - No Ordinary Love Sade - Producer
1994 - Soul Devotion [Alex] Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Luv Collection: Smooth Luv Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1996 - Siren Song: A Celebration of Women in Music Various Artists - Performer

Rusted Root Music CDs and other Rusted Root CD's: Appearances 1997 - Present

1998 - Acid Jazz Classics [Irma] Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Kuschelrock, Vol. 2 Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Most Relaxing Album in the World Ever Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Soul Classics [Irma] Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Acid Jazz Classics, Vol. 2 Various Artists - Performer
1999 - KKSF 103.7 FM Sampler for AIDS Relief, Vol. 10 Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Pop Music: The Modern Era 1976-1999 Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Acid Jazz Classics, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
2000 - By Your Side [Import CD] Sade - Arranger, Producer
2000 - Lovers Rock Sade - Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals, Producer
2000 - Millennium of Pop Various Artists - Performer
2000 - WNUA 95.5: Smooth Jazz Sampler, Vol. 13 Various Artists - Performer
2001 - 37 Brits 2001 Hits: Brit Awards 2001 Various Artists - Arranger, Producer
2001 - By Your Side [US CD/12] Sade - Arranger, Producer
2001 - Cousmic Courier, Vol. 2 DJ Drummie - Vocals
2001 - Kuschelrock Magic Moments in Soul Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Street Vibes, Vol. 7 Various Artists - Arranger, Producer
2001 - Sunday Morning [Wea International] Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Blazin' Hip Hop and R&B Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Classic Chillout Album [1 Disc] Various Artists - Arranger, Producer
2002 - Lazy Dog, Vol. 2 Lazy Dog/Ben Watt/Jay Hannan - Arranger, Producer
2002 - Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti Various Artists - Arranger, Producer
2002 - Urban Legends, Vol. 1: 1990-2001 Various Artists - Performer
2004 - Sex & the City: Music From and Inspired by the TV Ser Original TV Soundtrack Recording - Producer

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