10 Record Store Day Releases We're Looking Forward To
Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday! Here’s a few vinyls we’re looking forward to the most, plus check out our Spotify playlist to jam on the way HERE
1. Ramones - 76-'79 Singles Box
A box of pre-1980 US 7" singles by the Ramones, authentically reproduced with Sire labels, picture covers where applicable and a selection of great punk rock tracks that changed the course of rock 'n' roll. All packaged in a unique cigarette-style outer box, with an insert and individually foil-stamped numbered global edition of 6500. Wall-to-wall Ramones classics including "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker", "Swallow My Pride", "Rock 'N' Roll High School" and a special mono/stereo promo edition of "I Wanna Be Sedated", all presented the way punk rock should be--as 45 RPM slabs of wax. (Individually numbered, limited worldwide release of 6500.)
2. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
1200 individually numbered, four sleeve, book-style gatefold release with 16 page book stuffed full of exclusive photos.
3. Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK --The UK & US Singles
Four original UK 7"s and one US 7" presented in replicas of the original 1977 sleeves, housed in a singles box. Includes "Anarchy In the UK", "God Save The Queen", "Pretty Vacant (UK version)", "Pretty Vacant (US version)", and "Holidays in the Sun". (Limited worldwide release of 5000.)
4. Talking Heads / Wildling - This Must Be The Place Side By Side
Continuing in the now-classic Side By Side Series for Record Store Day 2017, this single features both Talking Heads and Wildling taking on "This Must Be The Place" on a black vinyl 7".
5. Patti Smith - Hey Joe
Patti Smith's debut single, "Hey Joe" was released in 1974. Her version of this well-known and multiple times covered American popular song is based on the recording by blues guitarist Roy Buchanan, but obviously Smith's rendition is unique and includes also a salacious and brief monologue as well as featuring Tom Verlaine from Television on guitar. The B-side "Piss Factory" was an original composition that placed on the 1989 "1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made" list. "Hey Joe" was reissued in the UK in 2012 as part of a Sire series, but this is the first time since the 1970s that the original picture sleeve has been reproduced. (Limited worldwide release of 4500.)
6. Jane’s Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
Originally released in 1990 in conjunction with the Ritual De Lo Habitual album, "Been Caught Stealing" was a massive hit for Jane's Addiction. This 4 track replicates the original European 12" release and contains the album version and a remix of "Been Caught Stealing" plus "L.A. Medley" which includes Woman" (The Doors), "Nausea" (X) and "Lexicon Devil" (The Germs). (Limited worldwide release of 4000.)
7. M.D.C. - Magnus Dominus Corpus
For the first time on vinyl since it originally came out in 2004 Beer City Skateboards and Records is proud to bring you the political hardcore punk legends M.D.C.’s eighth full length; M.D.C.- Magnus Dominus Corpus! (The title is a Latin term taken from the returning Crusaders of the 13th century to term the intense hatred between the clashing Islamic and Christian cultures.)This contains the original full length restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before. To top it all off only 1100 of these will be pressed for RSD 2017.
8. The Doors - Live at the Matrix '67
The Doors' Live At The Matrix was recorded on March 7, 1967 in San Francisco. Newly mastered by Bruce Botnick, the historic engineer for The Doors, from recently discovered original master tapes. Celebrating 50 years of The Doors, Live at the Matrix is now on vinyl for the very first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2017. (Individually numbered, limited worldwide release of 10,000.)
9. Lou Reed - Perfect Night: Live in London
Perfect Night: Live in London is an acoustic live album recorded during the Meltdown '97 festival. It Includes a version of the Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror", originally sung by Nico. This Record Store Day release is the first time this album will be available on vinyl. (Limited worldwide release of 7000.)
10. David Bowie - BOWPROMO
In August 1971, David Bowie's manager, Tony Defries had 500 promo LPs pressed to secure Bowie and fellow Mainman artist Dana Gillespie a record deal. This promo album, featuring seven Bowie songs on one Side A and five by Gillespie on the flip is often referred to as the BOWPROMO white label album. It came in generic white outer and inner sleeves, and had no printed labels so its matrix number (BOWPROMO 1A-1/1B-1) is the only way to safely identify it. This Record Store Day release faithfully replicates the original promo, with Bowie's seven tracks on one side, and adds five exclusive Bowie prints. (Limited worldwide release of 15,000.)
BONUS: Santana - Live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969
When Santana took the stage at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 16, 1969, they were unknown outside of the thriving Bay Area music scene. By the time they triumphantly walked off the stage, they were one of the festival’s biggest surprises. Santana delivered a career-making performance melding Latin rock and bruising blues that set the stage for their platinum-selling debut album, released weeks later. Now, Santana Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969 takes listeners back to that show-stopping set, pressed on vinyl for the first time.