Record Store Day is coming up April 13, which means we’re due for the hype to begin. And it has.
Here are some highlights from this year’s release schedule.
Pearl Jam: This year’s official RSD Ambassadors will release a vinyl version of their Live at Easy Street CD, which, appropriately was recorded at a record store in Seattle.
a-ha: Hunting Hight and Low/The Alternate Mixes. Pretty self-explanatory.
Foo Fighters: A 3-inch single (you read that right) featuring “Big Me.” Wee what they did there? Third Man (Dead Weather’s “Be Still”) and Epitaph will also have similar records. Cute.
Third Man Records: On the topic of 3-inch records, the Nashville store will offer a box set of the things, including a tiny turntable to play them on. The six White Stripes singles included in the box set are “Let’s Shake Hands”, “Lafayette Blues”, “The Big Three Killed My Baby”, “Hello Operator”, “Lord, Send Me an Angel” and “Conquest.”
David Bowie: A 7-inch single with him on one side and Marlene Dietrich on the other (“Revolutionary Songs”/”Just a Gigalo”).
Bob Dylan: A reproduction of the original test pressing of Blood on the Tracks.
Golden Earring: Moontan, the one with “Radar Love.”
Pink Floyd: A mono reissue of Saucerful of Secrets. Time to set controls for the heart of the sun again.
Queen: A 7-inch reissue of “Bohemian Rhapsody”/”I’m in Love with My Car.” That’s the single they talked about in the movie.
REM: Their 1991 performance under the name Bingo Hand Job will be released on two LPs.
Joe Strummer: Some solo stuff in the form of The Rockfield Studio Tracks.
Browse the entire list (as it stands so far) here.