Veterans’ Day is nearing and one great way to commemorate the sacrifices of our heroes is through good ole music. Not just regular music, of course, but music that’s specially made for soldiers and veterans with a vinyl pressing done because vinyl is awesome!
You can buy one of these, have them wrapped and ribboned then gift it to not just the veterans you know, but also to soldiers and families of veterans you may be friends with.
If you’re a musician who wishes to sing or dedicate a song to these brave people, please do release that song. If you want to release it on a vinyl record just like the ones below, then don’t hesitate to contact a good pressing plant. You can try contacting UnifiedManufacturing vinyl record pressing if you want quality vinyl records.
So, without further ado, let’s begin!
#1 AMERICAN SOLDIER BY TOBY KEITH
First on the list is a single by Toby Keith released in 2003 as the second single to his eighth studio album, “Shock’n Y’all”. As can be clearly inferred from the title of the track, it is a song for the soldiers of the United States. It is a form of support Keith wanted to show to repay the support they and their family had for him. The track was pressed on 7-inch vinyl records that run at the speed of 45 rpm.
#2 WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS BY GREEN DAY
“Wake Me Up When September Ends” is the fourth single from rock band Green Day’s “American Idiot” album. It was released in June 2005 and was actually a dedication to the band’s frontman, Billie Armstrong’s, deceased father.
The acoustic ballad song was accompanied by a music video that presented a couple separated by the Iraq war. In a way, this song was also a dedication to those soldiers and their worried families. The track was pressed on 7-inch picture discs along with a fellow track from the album, “Give Me Novacaine” on the other side.
#3 INDESTRUCTIBLE BY DISTURBED
This third vinyl record is a full album from the heavy metal band, Disturbed. The album’s tracks are pressed onto two standard 12-inch black vinyl records, with an etching on side D, housed inside printed inner sleeves which are in turn housed by a gatefold jacket.
Within this album is the number one track, with the same name as the album. This track is like a military anthem that would best be listened to in preparation and during battle. It’s a track that encourages and motivates soldiers to protect their country and return victorious.
#4 FORTUNATE SON BY CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Next, we have “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It is an anti-war song anthem during the Vietnam War that castigates those who supported the war but never bear any burden for it. This was, of course, an attack on those wealthy privileged people since three-fourths of the soldiers in that war were from the middle or working class.
The track was released as a single in the year 1969, in the middle of the Vietnam war along with the track “Down on the Corner”. It was released on 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl records by Fantasy Records.
#5 A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION VOL. 2 BY FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
ALBUM WITH “THE PRIDE” TRACK
This second to the last item is another album, a compilation album to be exact, from Five Finger Death Punch. The whole album is pressed on two solid blue 12-inch vinyl records which are packaged inside a gatefold jacket with an “X” and a skull as its front cover and inner artwork.
The album has a fifth track entitled “The Pride” which talks of many iconic elements of American culture that are preserved due to the protection from our modern heroes. It is a song that shows the willingness, readiness, and pride of our American soldiers.
#6 SOME GAVE ALL BY BILLY RAY CYRUS
Lastly, we have Billy Ray Cyrus’ single “Some Gave All”. This is Cyrus’ debut album and within it is the last track with the same title. The video for this song was in commemoration of the veterans of the war. It is acknowledged by most American individuals related to veterans to be their anthem, especially with the line “All gave some, Some gave all”. The album was pressed on a standard 12-inch black vinyl record with a white paper inner sleeve and a single sleeve vinyl jacket.
That’s about it, folks. Vinyl pressing for these amazing tracks that are dedicated to our beloved brave heroes was such a great decision from both artists and record labels. Though most of these tracks were pressed on standard black vinyl records it would be best to have them in custom vinyl pressing. It would be more stylish, beautiful, and attractive. Either way, vinyl is still vinyl and it’s something any veteran would want to receive, for sure.