Record Store Day 2021, Part 1: June 12, 2021

In the Before Times, Record Store Day was held on the third Saturday of April. COVID screwed that up with everyone last year resulting in both a postponement and the scheduled of three separate RSDs through the rest of the year plus the annual Black Friday event.

COVID is still a problem necessitating two “drops”. The first, is today (June 12) followed by July 17 (plus Black Friday, of course.)

Here is the full list of releases for both summer dates. You can access the downloadable PDF here.

Some highlights? Sure.

  • AC/DC, “Through the Mists of Time”/”Witche’s Spell” 12-inch picture disc
  • AWOLNATION, Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020 vinyl
  • Beastie Boys, Aglio E Olio vinyl
  • Black Sabbath, Mob Rules picture disc
  • The Cure, Faith picture disc
  • Deftones, “Digital Bath (Telefon Tel Aviv Version)” /“Feiticeira (Arca Remix)” picture disc
  • Doors, Morrison Hotel Sessions, 2 x vinyl
  • The Fixx, Reach the Beach vinyl
  • Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin Companion, 2 x vinyl
  • Twenty One Pilots, Location Sessions, 12-inch
  • Lemonheads, Hate Your Friends vinyl
  • Joni Mitchell, Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1 (1963-1967): Highlights Rhino / Joni Mitchell Archives LP
  • Motley Crue, 40th Anniversary Cassette Box Set
  • Motörhead, St Valentine’s Day Massacre 10-inch
  • Iggy Pop, Live at the Channel Boston, 2 x vinyl
  • Rage Against the Machine, The Battle of Mexico City, 2 x vinyl
  • Rolling Stones, Hot Rocks (50th-anniversary edition), 2 x vinyl
  • The Selector, LIve in Coventry 1979, 2 x vinyl
  • Joe Strummer, Junco Partner (acoustic) 12-inch
  • Sublime, Sublime Meets Scientist & Mad Professor Inna L.B.C., vinyl
  • Tears for Fears, Live at Massey Hall, 2 x vinyl
  • Triumph, Allied Forces 40th-anniversary vinyl
  • U2, Fire (40th-anniversary edition)
  • The Who, Face Faces (40th anniversary edition), 2 x vinyl

The full web version can be found here.

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.

One thought on “Record Store Day 2021, Part 1: June 12, 2021

  • April 8, 2021 at 10:44 am

    To use a word popularized by Sloan, I’m a bit “underwhelmed” by that list. Definitely a handful of records that caught my attention, but not the usual looks-lilke-I’m-gonna-blow-150-bucks list. I might go just to stand by the Mr. Big reissue and wait… I gotta see who is picking that up!

    Plus, it’s the 30th anniversary of 1991! I would argue that 1991 was the absolute best year for music while I’ve been on this planet. Next 5 years, should be a vinyl orgy of Alt-rock reissues. Incidentally, Sloan’s “Underwhelmed” first appeared in 1992! F I’m old.


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