Music lovers the world over can rejoice as Record Store Day is nearly here once again. The complete list of Record Store Day releases has just been announced and posted on its official website including big names like David Bowie and Jay-Z. The annual event has proven to be highly successful with both casual music fans and avid collectors alike.
For music fans getting their hands on any of the planned releases may prove to be more difficult than in previous years as the notoriety of the big day continues to grow. Many of the much sought-after exclusives are being produced in very limited runs meaning not every single release is guaranteed to be available at each of the participating Record Store Day retailers. Music aficionados have been notorious for lining-up very early to get a copy of the best and most valuable exclusives available. Some releases have also been known to not even make their way out to the retail floor.
Record Store Day releases this year include David Bowie, who will release a seven-inch picture disc of Rock’N’Roll Suicide, while Jay-Z will put out 2,500 copies of his collaboration with Linkin Park entitled Collision Course on 12-inch vinyl. Aside from David Bowie and Jay-Z, many top acts and up-and-coming artists are also releasing special spins of tracks to include on Record Store Day.
Coldplay is releasing 3,000 copies of a seven-inch vinyl for their latest track entitled Midnight. Pop-punk rockers Green Day are scheduled to release 18 demos tracks including previously unheard material from the recording sessions for the Uno!, Dos!, Tre! album trilogy. Joy Division will have a limited 7,500 copy run of An Ideal For Living on 12-inch vinyl. Kings Of Leon are planning to put out 2,500 copies of Wait For Me on seven-inch vinyl. Katy Perry is also set to release a 12-inch picture disc for her song Prism. Female singer/songwriter Regina Spektor will release a seven-inch vinyl of her track You’ve Got Time, which is the theme song to the well-received Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.
One of the most sought-after LPs to be released on Record Store Day comes from LCD Soundsystem. The James Murphy fronted dance-rock band will put out 3,000 five-LP sets from their final performance at Madison Square Garden. The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden is an unabridged version of the band’s last gig, running at nearly four hours in length. The Long Goodbye will be widely available after to all those who miss out on April 19.
These few artists listed barely scratch the surface of what is up for grabs during the annual event. The day for music lovers launched seven years ago in the United States and has only grown more successful with each passing year. The Record Store Day releases include headlining acts like David Bowie and Jay-Z ,but with the sheer amount of content made available, there is certain to be something for everyone’s musical tastes. Record Store Day is set for April 19 this year. For full release details, click the Record Store Day link below.
By Benjamin Murray