Record Store Day is almost here. The 16th Annual RSD happens April 22, and artists are lining up to offer fans new vinyl pressings of fan-favorites, or in some cases special releases.
Check out just some of what's being offered this year:
- Taylor Swift will release the first vinyl edition of folklore: the long pond studio sessions.
- Pearl Jam will release Give Way on vinyl for the first time. The 17-track collection was recorded during the band’s March 5th, 1998 show in Melbourne, Australia and has only been available in limited quantities until now.
- Paul McCartney and Wings will release a half-speeded mastered vinyl edition of their album Red Rose Speedway in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
- Tori Amos will release Little Earthquakes, The B-Sides, a 1-LP black vinyl collection of B-sides and rarities from her 1992 album Little Earthquakes — collected on a single release for the first time.
- Duran Duran celebrate the 40th anniversary year of Rio with Carnival Rio!, an LP amalgamation of all of the Rio Night Versions and Carnival Remixes into one collection pressed on 1xLP 12-inch pink and blue vinyl.
- David Byrne will release The Complete Score from “The Catherine Wheel,” a 2xLP containing the funk opera soundtrack created for choreographer Twyla Tharp.
- The Cure will release Show (2023 Remaster), a 2xLP live album recorded on their 1992 Wish album tour. Overseen by Robert Smith, this is the first time it’s been available on vinyl since its original release in 1993.
- Stevie Nicks will release Bella Donna Live 1981, a 2xLP live recording from the “White Winged Dove Tour” available on vinyl for the first time.
- Ringo Starr will release Stop & Smell The Roses, a 2xLP featuring contributions from Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood, and Stephen Stills, as well as six bonus tracks that never have been released on vinyl.
- Violent Femmes will release a 40th anniversary reissue of their 1983 self-titled debut album.
- Hüsker Dü will release Tonite Longhorn, a 2xLP set or rare early recordings from 1979 and 1980.
- Van Halen will reissue their first live album, 1993’s Live: Right Here, Right Now, as a 4xLP set to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
- Pixies will release Doolittle — Live In Brussels 2009, featuring the titular album performed in full alongside B-sides and an encore of greatest hits.
- Dolly Parton will release The Monument Singles Collection 1964-1968, a single LP containing the A- and B-sides of singles from her early days at Monument Records.
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will reissue Up Your Alley on lemonade yellow vinyl.
- Tom Tom Club will release an expanded edition of their self-titled debut album.
- “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s 2003 debut album, Be a Man, is being reissued on limited edition vinyl.
- Peppa Pig will release an album called Peppa’s Clubhouse on limited edition vinyl.
And that's just scratching the surface (is the word "scratching" banned on a day dedicated to music on vinyl?). For more information check out the official Record Store Day website.
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