Prepping for Record Store Day 2018: A list of exclusive releases has appeared

While this list of exclusives should still be marked “rumoured,” these leaks are usually pretty accurate. We’ll find out for sure when the official list is announced Tuesday.

Until then, though, let’s speculate wildly. I’ve bolded ones that I personally find particularly interesting.

Abruptum – Evil Genius (silver/black marble vinyl) LP
Alternative TV – Dark Places 12″ EP
Anti Cimex – Anti Cimex (140g/grey vinyl) LP
Anti Cimex – Victims of a Bomb Raid: 1982-1984 (140g/clear vinyl) LP
Anti Cimex – Absolute – Country of Sweden (140g/red vinyl) LP
Anti Cimex – Scandinavian Jawbreaker (140g/white vinyl) LP
At The Gates – Gardens of Grief (white vinyl) 10″
Attitude Adjustment – American Paranoia & More LP+DVD
B-52’s – Rock N’ Rockets, Live (yellow vinyl) LP
Baldry, Long John & the Hoochie Coochie Men – Filthy McNasty EP 7″
Bass Communion – Bass Communion (2LP/remastered by Steven Wilson) LP
Beach Boys – In Paris With Andy Williams 7″
Beck, Gordon Trio – Gyroscope LP
Beck, Jeff Group – Radio Sessions 1967 LP
Blabbermouth – Deep State 7″
Blue Oyster Cult – On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (blue vinyl) LP
Booze & Glory – London Skinhead Crew (180g/Diecut-Red-Vinyl) 12″ EP
Bowie, David – Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78) LP
Bowie, David – “Let’s Dance” 12″ EP
Bowie, David – Bowie Now LP
Boys – The Boys (coloured vinyl) LP
Buffalo Springfield – Live At Monterey 1967 7″
Burdon, Eric & Animals – Nights In San Francisco LP
Byrds – Milestones LP
Christian Death – Live Whisky a Go Go, 10/31/81 (colour vinyl) LP
Coach Pop – I Like Taylor Swift 7″
Crim – Sense Excuses (Colour vinyl) 7″
Curved Air – Air Conditioning (picture disc) CD
Czarface – Man’s Worst Enemy (7″ + comic book) 7″
Dio – Sacred Heart (2LP/transparent red vinyl) LP
Djavan – A Voz, O Violão, A Música de Djavan (180g) LP
Duran Duran – Thanksgiving Live (grey vinyl) LP
Easybeats – Lovin’ Machine EP 7″
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Teenage Depression (clear vinyl) LP
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Doing Anything They Wanna Do (2LP/red vinyl) LP
ESG – Come Away With ESG LP
Fame, Georgie – Rhythm And Blues And Jazz LP
Fickle Pickle – Sinful Skinful (180g+ bonus EP) LP
Five Day Week Straw People – self-titled (180g) LP
Foster, Josephine – A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing LP
Fuzztones – Braindrops (LP+7″) LP
Giant Sand – Provisions (white vinyl) LP
Girls Names – Primitive Desire (green vinyl) LP
Goat – Double Date Score (colour vinyl) 10″
Groundhogs – Scratching the Surface LP
Hallyday, Johnny/Elvis Presley – Johnny reprend Elvis (red vinyl) LP
Hawkwind – Levitation (3LP-blue vinyl) LP
Hayseed Dixie – It Happened So Grassed (2LP) live in Scotland LP
Head, Jowe – Pincer Movement LP
Hendrix, Jimi Experience – Hamburg ’67 7″
Howard, Rowland S. & The Devastations – Autoluminescent 7″
Insane Clown Posse – The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (red vinyl/variant covers) LP
Jansch, Bert – L.A. Turnaround (+ CD with bonus tracks) LP
Jansch, Bert – Santa Barbara Honeymoon (+ CD with bonus tracks) LP
Jansch, Bert – A Rare Conundrum (+ CD with bonus tracks) LP
Jonson, Marc – Years (LP+7Inch) LP
L7 – Fast And Frightening (2LP) LP
Led Zeppelin – “Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix)” / “Friends (Olympic Studios Mix)” 7″
Lemonheads – Favourite Spanish Dishes EP 12″ EP
Lovely Eggs – This Is Eggland (Egg Edition) LP
Lulu Blind – Dread (2LP/colored vinyl) LP
Lyrics Born – Later That Day (2LP) LP
Machito – Machito. From Montuno to Cubop (2LP) LP
Manfred Mann – The Albums ’64-’67 (4LP+DVD) LP
Manfred Mann – Alive LP
Mao Morta – s/t (2LP/colored vinyl) LP
Marduk – Dark Endless (red vinyl) LP
Maytones – Only Your Picture (180g+bonus EP) LP
Merciless – Unbound (lime green vinyl) LP
Merciless – s/t (orange/black marble vinyl) LP
Merciless – Treasures Within (orange vinyl) LP
Merzbow/Gustafsson/Pandi/Moore – Cuts Up Cuts Out (Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore) LP
Morrison, Van – Midnight Special (2LP/blue vinyl) / The Bang Records Sessions LP
Move – In Europe ’66-’67 LP
N.S.U. – Turn On, Or Turn Me Down (180g) LP
Ocean – Rhyacian (picture disc) 12″ EP
Old Firm Casuals – Wartime Rock ‘N’ Roll (Black vinyl/Silkscreen b-side) 12″ EP
Old Firm Casuals – Wartime Rock ‘N’ Roll (Colour vinyl/Silkscreen b-side) 12″ EP
Old Firm Casuals – s/t (180g/Clear vinyl/B-side silkscreen) 12″ EP
Page, Jimmy – Playin’ Up a Storm (orange vinyl) LP
Pere Ubu – Terminal Tower LP
Pictish Trail – Future Echoes (2LP) LP
Pop, Iggy – Live at The Ritz, NYC 1986 (red vinyl) LP
Presley, Elvis – Girls Girls Girls (red vinyl) LP
Presley, Elvis – Loving You (yellow vinyl) LP
Presley, Elvis – RCA Studio 1 – The New York Sessions (180g) LP
Pretty Things – Live In Europe 1966-67 7″
Rainbow – Rockpalast 1995 – Black Masquerade Vol.1 (2LP/clear vinyl) LP
Rainbow – Rockpalast 1995 – Black Masquerade Vol.2 (clear vinyl) LP
Residents – The W***** B*** Album LP
Sherman, Bim – Lightning And Thunder (Mungo’s mix) 10″
Simone, Nina – Best Of (LP+CD/orange vinyl) LP
Six By Seven – 4 (2LP) LP
Slapshot – Sudden Death Overtime (Ltd/Red vinyl) LP
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – Live ’78 LP
Spacemen 3 – Taking Drugs To Make Music..(2LP) LP
Spiritualized – Fucked Up Inisde (colour vinyl) LP
Stars And Stripes – Shaved For Battle LP
Stewart, Jamie – An Aggressive, Chain-smoking Alcoholic (Xiu Xiu) LP
Stewart, Rod – And Some of His Early Faces (2LP/140g/white vinyl) LP
Strapping Young Lad – Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing (2LP/180g/Gatefold/Color LP) LP
Sudden, Nikki – Last Bandits (2LP) LP
Sufjan Stevens – Call Me by Your Name 10″
Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive (acoustic) 7″
Superjoint Ritual – Use Once and Destroy (2LP/transparent green vinyl) LP
Superjoint Ritual – A Lethal Dose of American Hatred (transparent green vinyl) LP
Tangerine Dream – Zeit (2LP/orange vinyl) LP
Tangerine Dream – Miracle Mile (soundtrack/colour vinyl) LP
Television Personalities – Privilege LP
Television Personalities – Closer To God (2LP/coloured vinyl) LP
Troggs – Wild On the Radio LP
Ulrika Spacek – Suggestive Listening EP 12″ EP
V/A – Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1963 LP
V/A – Colour Climaxx – history of adult film soundtracks LP
V/A – Last Shop Standing (gatefold 7″ includes documentary download) 7″
V/A – Soho Scene ’60 – Jazz Goes Mod LP
V/A – Soho Scene ’66 – Jazz Goes Mod LP
V/A – Tamla Motown – Live in Europe 1965 LP
V/A – Texas Soul ’67 LP
V/A – New Orleans Soul 1967 LP
V/A – New York Soul ’67 LP
V/A – A Fist Full O’ Hits LP
V/A – Soul, R&B & Garage from Rampart Records 1963-71 (10x7in) 7″
Vaselines – Dum Dum (clear vinyl) LP
Velvet Hands – Party’s Over (blue vinyl/autographed) LP
Wall – Personal Troubles & Public Issues (blue vinyl) LP
Watson, Johnny “Guitar” – Giant (blue vinyl) LP
White Hills/Gnod – Aquarian Downer LP
Who – Ready Steady Who 4 7″
Who – Live at the Isle of Wight Vol.1 (2LP/white vinyl) LP
Who – Live at the Isle of Wight Vol.2 (white vinyl) LP
Wire – Nine Sevens (9×7″ box – 1977-1980) 7″
Wrangler – Three Memes 12 “EP
Youngs, Richard – Endless Futures (coloured vinyl) LP
Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band – All Night Worker (with George Melly) 7”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Prepping for Record Store Day 2018: A list of exclusive releases has appeared

  • March 4, 2018 at 9:14 am

    What a huge disappointment.

  • March 4, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I’ve given up caring about RSD releases. The best ones immediately end up on eBay and anything you can find in the stores is at ridiculous price points.


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