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VINYL FETISHISTS UNITE: RSD TURNS 10

Vinyl-devouring hordes will be battling for limited editions of records by Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Prince, Spoon and countless indie acts as the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day is celebrated 4/22. Let the needle drop.

Sony Legacy’s Record Store Day releases include: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Hammersmith Odeon London '75, a four-LP set of the first concert appearance outside of the U.S.; a three LP Robert Johnson’s  The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection; a single of André 3000’s version of The Beatles’ "All Together Now"; two-LP reissue of Dennis Wilson’s Bambu (The Caribou Sessions); two-LP Ben Folds and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Live in Perth; and the double-LP set Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble’s Live at Carnegie Hall.

Among Rhino’s 29 limited edition offerings are:  Air’s Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi on splatter vinyl; the three LP Bowie live set Cracked Actor; The Cars Live at the Agoura, 1978 two-LP set; The Doors Live At The Matrix '67; Grateful Dead’s two-LP P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 7/29/66; Stevie Nicks’ EP RARITIES 1981 - 1983 - 12-inch EP; The Notorious B.I.G.’s Born Again on gold colored vinyl; and Lou Reed’s Perfect Night: Live in London two-LP set.

Warner Bros.’ new releases, reissues, compilations and 45s include: the four-LP compilation Just Say Sire: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set; the two-LP Allen Toussaint Collection; Brandy Clark’s Live From Los Angeles LP; an Emmylou Harris box Queen of the Silver Dollar; The Studio Albums 1975 – 1979; a Gary Clark Jr./Kaleo split 45; The Head and The Heart’s demo collection Stinson Beach Sessions; a reissue of Neil Young’s Decade; and seven different Prince maxi-singles.

BMG is going big with 7-inch releases. Among the limited edition 45s are: Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Brain Salad Surgery” b/w excerpts from Brain Salad Surgery; The Kinks’ four track EPs All Day And All of The Night and Got Love If Want It; and The Zombies’ “I Want You Back Again” (2015 version) b/w “I Want You Back Again” (1965 version). Also heading to stores are Mayer Hawthorne’s Party of One EP, a Uriah Heep live album and a picture disc of Venom’s At War with Satan.

UMe/Anthem/ole will release a limited edition, 12-inch single of Rush’s “Cygnus X-1 – Book I: The Voyage” b/w “Cygnus X-1 – Book II: Hemispheres.”

Among other items inspiring us to clear some room on the credit card are: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin’s Hard Travelin’ EP; Blitzen Trapper studio recordings, reissue of The Count Five’s classic debut, a Steve Earle and the Dukes live set, Thelonious Monk’s work for a film; live Iggy Pop; Sia’s Spotify Sessions; U-Roy’s Dread in Babylon; the Roky Erickson tribute album Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye; The soundtrack to the Edie Sedgwick film Ciao! Manhattan; The Cinematic Orchestra’s out-of-print Ma Fleur; and The MetersA Message from The Meters--The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977. For a full official list, click here.

To celebrate its 10th year and Record Store Day's first official release, Like A Drunk In A Midnight Choir—Record Store Day Celebrates The Music of Leonard Cohen, a panel discussion will be held at the Grammy Museum in L.A. on 3/29. Amoeba Music co-founder Marc Weinstein, Rand Foster, owner of Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, Resonance Records GM Zev Feldman and Luna’s Dean Wareham are among the participants.

This year, the Record Store Day organizers are encouraging everyone to get out to the stores on Saturday rather than peruse eBay on Sunday. Notice the type on the Brandy Clark LP, for example. 

Labels continue to trickle in with news of their releases. Well keep updating over the next month.

 

 

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