Start saving up: The third-annual Record Store Day is less than a month away, and the organizers of the event have posted the list of this year’s special tie-in releases, which include a reissue of Rhino’s 4LP Joy Division vinyl box set, a blue-vinyl reissue of R.E.M.’s Chronic Town and fresh vinyl reissues from Sonic Youth, The Clash’s Joe Strummer and the Ramones.
Set for April 17, Record Store Day celebrates independent music shops in the U.S., with dozens of stores participating around the nation — and more and more artists and record labels pressing up special (mostly) vinyl releases for the big day, some of which can only be purchased at a participating store on the day itself.
In addition to big names like Dave Matthews and Bruce Springsteen, this year’s haul, as usual, includes a number of college rock vets, including Devo (reissue of 1979’s Duty Now for the Future, plus a new single), Elvis Costello and the Attractions (reissue of 1979’s Live at Hollywood High EP) and the Beastie Boys (a “super surprise” white label 12-inch).
Over in the UK, shops also are participating in Record Store Day, but they’ve got a different list of special releases, including titles from Jesus and Mary Chain (reissues of the “Just Like Honey” and “You Trip Me Up” 7-inches), Paul Weller (a remix 12-inch), a Factory Records sampler and a special pressing of The Stone Roses.
See a list of selected Record Store Day releases after the jump…
U.S. Record Store Day releases include:
Beastie Boys, White Label 12-inch (1,000 copies)
Bon Iver/Peter Gabriel, “Come Talk to Me”/”Flume” 7-inch (2,000 copies)
Devo, Duty Now for the Future CD and vinyl reissue (3,000 and 2,500 copies)
Devo, “Fresh”/”What We Do” 12-inch, 45 rpm single (2,500 copies)
Elvis Costello, Live at Hollywood High 7-inch EP reissue (unknown copies)
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Global A Go-Go first-ever vinyl release (1,200 copies)
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Streetcore first-ever vinyl release (1,200 copies)
Joy Division, 4LP box set featuring 180-gram vinyl (820 copies)
Peter Gabriel/Stephin Merritt, “The Book of Love”/”Not One of Us” 7-inch (2,500 copies)
R.E.M., Chronic Town EP reissued on limited-edition blue vinyl (unknown copies)
Ramones, Ramones Mania double-vinyl set, one record blue, other green (1,000 copies)
Sex Pistols, Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, 180-gram double vinyl set (2,000 copies)
Sonic Youth, Confusion is Sex reissue on pink vinyl (1,500 copies)
Sonic Youth, EVOL reissue on pink vinyl (1,500 copies)
Sonic Youth, Hits Are For Squares double LP of Starbucks compilation (unknown copies)
Soundgarden, “Hunted Down”/”Nothing to Say” translucent 7-inch reissue (3,000 copies)
Full list of U.S. Record Store Day releases here.
U.K. Record Store Day releases include:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “The Mercy Seat” 12-inch white vinyl reissue (unknown copies)
Edwyn Collins & The Maccabees, “Rip It Up” 7-inch (500 only)
The Fall, “Bury”/”Cowboy Georgie” 7-inch (750 copies)
Jesus and Mary Chain, “Just Like Honey” 7-inch vinyl reissue (1,000 copies)
Jesus and Mary Chain, “You Trip Me Up” 7-inch vinyl reissue (1,000 copies)
Pet Shop Boys, “Love Life”/”A Powerful Friend” 7-inch (1,000 copies)
The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses gatefold LP with 6 art prints (1,000 copies)
Various, A Factory Records Sampler 12-inch with New Order, etc. (500 copies)
Paul Weller, Amorphous Androgynous Remix Suite four-track 12-inch (1,000 copies)
Full list of U.K. Record Store Day releases here.
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Love to get a copy of Chronic Town and maybe duty now, if the bonus cuts are any good.