Record Store Day, the annual event celebrating independent music outings from independent companies, unveiled a list of its limited edition releases.
With nearly 400 (mostly) vinyl options available, there is something for everyone.
Among the many artists who contribute to the work, let us quote Bob Dylan, Prince, Pink Floyd, the Grateful death, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, John Lennon, Roxy Music, R.e.m. the Stones that roll and much more.
"This year again, all the labels have given us tremendous support," said Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day. "It's sort of a separate activity from the music business in general, which is pretty much all streaming, with some effort going into vinyl."
One of the most anticipated elements is Dylan Blood on the trail – New York test test. The disc is presented as "a true copy of these original essays" from the singer-songwriter's flagship album, 1975. Dylan returned to a Minneapolis studio and re-recorded half of the band's material. original disc. Although much of what was on the 1974 pressing test was included in More blood, more leads box, the exclusive Record Store Day promises "unique blends available for the first time".
Continue to mount their Bohemian Rhapsody wave of success, Queen will unveil a photo disk of the Oscar winner the soundtrack for the Record Store Day. Separately, an exclusive single will see the surviving members of the group collaborate with the Foo FightersTaylor Hawkins and, posthumously, the The boys on the beach"Dennis Wilson.
the Flaming lips will use Record Store Day to release his 15th studio album, King's mouth, this album marks the first new music of the group since 2017. The 12 original songs of the disc are linked by a narrative of the ShockS Mick Jones. Those who do not get one of the 4,000 albums released on Record Store Day will have to wait until July to buy the album.
Exclusive live albums have become a Record Store Day tradition and this year's harvest promises to be particularly strong. Elton John's Live from Moscow, recorded during the visit of the singer in the USSR in 1979, is published for the first time, whatever the format. The ambassador of this year's Record Store Day, Pearl Jam will celebrate with the first vinyl release of Live at Easy Street Records. The original was released on CDs in independent stores 14 years ago and is quickly sold out.
Somewhere else, U2 will release a new live EP for Record Store Day, taken from their recent Tour Experience. The Rolling Stones will release a 10 "limited edition colored vinyl single featuring" She's a Rainbow ", recorded during a performance in 2017 at the U Arena in Paris. And while R.E.M. is not officially on the list, the group will publish Living at the border 1991 under the name of Bingo Hand Job.
Other important live releases include: DioS Last online (live), Billy Joel Live at Carnegie Hall 1977 and the Ramones Living in Palladium.
Those looking for "alternative" versions of classic discs will have at their disposal some extraordinary artists. John Lennon, Van Morrison and Fleetwood Mac will all the materials derived from the previous boxes be published – Imagine, Astral Weeks and Fleetwood Mac, respectively. Meanwhile, Pink Floyd will provide a rare mono version of their 1968 album A saucer of secrets. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will also participate in the act by delivering an expanded edition of three albums from their 1971 hit album 4-way street.
Two large late icons will be added to their respective catalogs. Prince has two versions coming up the Record Store Day. One is a set of two LP's called The pop life of His Majesty; the other a cassette version only titled Prince: VERSACE experience. This is a replica of a tape given to participants in a fashion show in 1995, featuring tracks and exclusive remixes.
Meanwhile, a reissue of David BowieThe compilation of the late 1960s The world of David Bowie will be published, with a disc of pictures from the Pin-Ups album and a split single next to his Just a gigolo Marlene Dietrich.
Upcoming inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Roxy Music will deliver a 12 "double containing the remixes that were planned for the recent box set commemorating the band's debut album.
Mastodon will release a limited 10 "vinyl cover Led Zeppelinis "Stairway to Heaven." The single is dedicated to Nick John, the manager of Mastodon, who died in September.
Other artists represented with new or previously published material: Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Robert Plant, the Police, Rush, Santana, the Doors and Motor head.
The day of the record store is April 13th. You will find details on all outings, including a complete list of participating titles and stores. right here.