Record Store Day organisers have revealed the special releases which will be intermittently made available in select independent record stores over the course of three days through to October in the absence of one, dedicated date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The vinyl revival shows no sign of slowing down, with 4.1m records sold in the UK last year. Almost all are limited editions, featuring unreleased tracks, special artwork and rare remixes.
The so-called ‘Drop Dates’ start on August 29th with special editions from the likes of Paul McCartney’s classic debut ‘McCartney’, The Weeknd, Robyn, Billie Eilish, and Tyler, The Creator, followed by artists such as Ellie Goulding, Destiny’s Child, Nas and Fleetwood Mac on September 26th.
Finally, October 24th will have limited vinyl runs from The Rolling Stones (Metamorphosis 1LP),
Ronnie Wood & Keith Richards The First Barbarians – Live From Kilburn 3 x 12″ LP
Rory Gallagher Cleveland Calling 1LP
Roxy Music Roxy Music – The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix 2LP while
The Who, are out with 2 records: A Quick One Live LP
and The Odds and Sods 2LP – Red /and Yellow
“While we’d all love nothing more than a party at our local record stores, large groups just aren’t the right thing right now,” organisers say.
“Those independently-owned community businesses remain essential, in our eyes, and may need the revenue brought in by the sales of the sought-after titles on the Record Store Day 2020 List this year more than any other.More details on what social distancing measures will be put in place by each store will be issued closer to the time and releases will be made available online from participating record shop websites at 6pm.”
Following prior announcement that U2, David Bowie and Manic Street Preachers will be releasing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day in aid of War Child, the full list has now been unveiled.
David Bowie ChangesNowBowie 1LP, single sleeve with full colour inner.
David Bowie ChangesNowBowie 1CD Digipack
David Bowie I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) (STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL) 2LP widespine 2 inner sleeves.
David Bowie I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) (STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL) 2CD Digipack.
Neil Young Homegrown 1 x 140gm Black Vinyl and Pink Floyd will be out with Arnold Layne (Live at Syd Barrett Tribute, 2007) Black vinyl 7″ one side etched, while Nick Mason puts out See Emily Play / Vegetable Man 12″ Vinyl
U2 are set to release a limited-edition 12-inch picture disc featuring two versions of their Songs of Experience track, “Lights of Home.”
Alice Cooper will release Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow, Feb 19, 1982 2 x 140g Black vinyl album and Black Sabbath Evil Woman / Wicked World & Paranoid / The Wizard Double 7” Picture Disc and Elton John Elton John 2LP transparent purple vinyl
Frank Zappa fans will be able to pick up Frank Zappa You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore 2LP