The 10th annual Record Store Day event is due to occur on April 22nd 2017. Local record stores around the country will be welcoming new and old fans of the once thought obsolete medium with a range of exclusive releases that will be available that day only.
Thankfully we’re here to help to point out some of the more attractive offerings. The full list can be found on the official RSD website.
David Bowie – BOWPROMO (LP Box)
In 1971, Bowie’s then-manager, Tony Defries tried to secure a new record deal for himself and fellow Mainman Records artist Dana Gillespie. A promotional record was pressed in a generic white sleeve that featured 7 Bowie songs on one side and 5 by Gillespie on the other and was identified only by its matrix number BOWPROMO 1A-1/1B-1. This RSD release will faithfully recreate the sleeve design and will feature the original track listing including five Bowie prints.
Limited worldwide release: 15,000
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart/What Is Love? (12″ on pink vinyl)
First released in 1990, the funky dance classic and MTV staple “Groove Is In The Heart” has never been released since–until now.
Limited worldwide release: 5,000
Ramones – 76-’79 Singles Box (7″ Box)
Punk rock pioneers, The Ramones will have an exclusive box set released of all pre-1980 7″ US singles, featuring blazing two-minute masterpieces such as “Blitzkrieg Bop”, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” and “Rockaway Beach”. The labels are authentically reproduced with Sire Records labels and picture sleeves and will be packed in a unique cigarette-style box.
Limited numbered worldwide release: 6,500
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon ’75 (4xLP)
The first E Street Band concert outside of America on November 18, 1975 is rightfully legendary. Springsteen’s landmark album Born to Run had been released three months prior and the jittery energy of a band on the cusp of truly international super-stardom comes through in this 4xLP box set.
Limited numbered release: 3,000
Vangelis – Blade Runner (Picture LP)
Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult film Blade Runner had a gorgeous atmospheric synth soundtrack to match by Greek electronic musician Vangelis. This release will be on picture disc and packaged in a die-cut sleeve.
Limited worldwide release: 7,500
Doctor Who & the Pescatons (180g Pescaton Green/Orange Vinyl)
The soundtrack to this classic Who serial, featuring Tom Baker as the Doctor, will be released on a special Pescaton green vinyl. The gatefold release will also feature an exclusive Doctor Who sound effects LP on orange vinyl. A must for Whovians everywhere!
Limited national release: 2,000
The Zombies – A Rose for Emily/This Will Be Our Year (7″)
The underrated psychedelic pop masterpiece is set to turn 50 in 2017, along with a myriad of other famous albums. None however evoke a beauty and innocence as The Zombies do on “Odessey and Oracle”. This exclusive 7″ will feature two of the album’s standout tracks, including a never-before-heard version of “A Rose for Emily” with a cello backing. The band is also set to tour North America this year playing the album in its entirety, with dates already announced.
Limited national release: 2,200