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TELEVISION LIVE AT THE OLD WALDORF - RECORD STORE DAY VINYL CLUB

The second release in the RSD Vinyl Club series. This special RSD Vinyl Club title will be released on 2 x 140g black vinyl.

An American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973. This concert release was originally given the Rhino Handmade treatment back in 2003 on CD only in an edition of 5,000 units. That release sold out in days. The 180g 2LP white vinyl set of 3,000 units released for Record Store Day 2011 also sold out.

This #RSDVinylClub release is limited to 2000 copies.

RSD Vinyl Club
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BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE WANTS TO GIVE YOU A HUG

The new record HUG OF THUNDER from Broken Social Scene is in record stores now.  Get it on Vinyl or CD.

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INDIE EXCLUSIVES

Special editions of these new records are in record stores now:


Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cloud White with Bonus Demos LP]
WAXAHATCHEE Katie Crutchfield's new record OUT IN THE STORM is in record stores in a special double-vinyl version that includes a disc full of demo versions.



Alan Vega - It [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange 2LP]
ALAN VEGA IT, the final, posthumous release from the protopunk legend and member of Suicide is out in record stores in an extremely limited transparent orange double vinyl version.


Wintersun - The Forest Seasons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White / Cyan Splatter LP]
WINTERSUN FOREST SEASONS, the new album from the Finnish heavy metal band is in record stores on limited edition splatter vinyl.



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50 YEARS LATER: Still Summer. Still Love.

It's definitely still summer, and we all still need some love and good music. So Rhino Records and record stores around the country are bringing back the spirit of that grooviest of heat seasons with reissues and special releases all month long.  (CHECK OUT THE RELEASES HERE)


The Association - Insight Out: 50th Anniversary Edition [Red LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  The Beau Brummels - Triangle [Blue LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Love - Love (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Peter, Paul & Mary - The Best Of (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  The Young Rascals - Groovin' (50th Anniversary Edition) [Green LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  The B-52s - Summer Of Love [Vinyl Single, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes (50th Anniversary Edition) [Purple LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Monkees - Summer Of Love [Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Monkees - Summer Of Love [Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Clear LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge [White LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Various Artists - Gettin' Together (Groovy Sounds From The Summer of Love) [Colored LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Judy Collins - Wildflowers (50th Anniversary Edition) [Yellow LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Nuggets - Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets [Marbled 2LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]  The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds [Glow In The Dark LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]

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RIDE

One of the seminal British 'shoegaze' bands is back with a new album in record stores this week, and your chance to hear it at a record store for the first time in its entirety coming up on 6/15. Check the list of scheduled parties where you can hear WEATHER DIARIES first, and also the premiere of a band commentary video for the track "Home Is A Feeling" which is conveniently right here on recordstoreday.com


JUNE 15 LISTENING PARTIES
If a time is not listed, contact the store directly or stalk them on social media.

Amoeba – San Francisco, CA

Attic Records – Pittsburgh, PA
Bull City – Durham, NC
Cactus Music – Houston, TX (8:00 PM)
Dearborn Music – Dearborn, MI (6:00 PM)
Dimple Records – Sacramento, CA (6:00 PM)
Down In The Valley – Minneapolis, MN
Econo Jam – Oakland, CA (4:00 PM)
End of an Ear – Austin, TX (6:00 PM)
Everyday Music – Portland, OR (Noon & 5:00 PM)
Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA
Good Records – Dallas, TX (7:00 PM)
Grimey's – Nashville, TN
Guestroom Records – Louisville, KY
Indy CD & Vinyl – Indianapolis, IN
Jackpot Records – Portland, OR (5:00 PM)
Juke Records – Pittsburgh, PA
Landlocked Music – Bloomington, IN (6:00 PM)
Luna Music – Indianapolis, IN
MadCity Music – Madison, WI
Magnolia Records – Knoxville, TN
Main Street Music – Philadelphia, PA
M-Theory Records – San Diego, CA (5:00 PM)
Music Millennium – Portland, OR (7:00 PM)
Music Saves – Cleveland, OH
Park Ave – Orlando, FL (7:00 PM)
Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
Record Per Minute – Columbus, OH (5:00 PM)
Repo Records – Philadelphia, PA (4:00 PM)
Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (4:00 PM)
Silver Platters – Seattle/Bellevue/Lynnwood (6:00 PM)
Sonic Boom – Seattle, WA (6:00 PM)
The Sound Garden – Baltimore, MD (8:00 PM)
Stinkweeds – Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
Sweat – Miami, FL
Used Kids Records – Columbus, OH
Waterloo Records – Austin, TX
Zia Record Exchange – Tempe, AZ (6:00 PM)

JUNE 16 LISTENING PARTY

Amoeba --Hollywood CA (6:00 PM)


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LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM CHRISTINE McVIE

They've been bandmates for years, but LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM CHRISTINE McVIE, the record that hits record stores on 6/9, is the first collaborative album from the duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie. (Though they did let John McVie and Mick Fleetwood slip into the studio as well!) 

They're also hitting the road and there are two special dates on their tour: 

THE CLASSIC WEST (a two-day festival featuring The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire and FLEETWOOD MAC on July 15 and 16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles)


THE CLASSIC EAST (a two-day festival featuring The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire and FLEETWOOD MAC on July 29 and 30 at CitiField in New York)

We've got a pair of TWO-DAY PASSES for each event, and we'd love to send you on your way to THE CLASSIC on the coast of your choice!

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VINYL TUESDAY

Vinyl Tuesday is a way for us to encourage artists, labels, distributors and managers to continue to release physical music on Tuesdays when they can. This allows physical retailers to have something fresh to sell and to talk about during the week, and lets those releases not just get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.


COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JULY 11th!

The Association - Insight Out: 50th Anniversary Edition [Red LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  
The Association - Insight Out: 50th Anniversary Edition [Red LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove


The Beau Brummels - Triangle [Blue LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
The Beau Brummels - Triangle [Blue LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Grateful Dead - Smiling On A Cloudy Day [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Love - Love (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]  
Love - Love (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Peter, Paul & Mary - The Best Of (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Peter, Paul & Mary - The Best Of (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
The Young Rascals - Groovin' (50th Anniversary Edition) [Green LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
The Young Rascals - Groovin' (50th Anniversary Edition) [Green LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

  




COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JULY 18th!

The B-52s - Summer Of Love [Vinyl Single, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
The B-52s - Summer Of Love [Vinyl Single, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove


The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes (50th Anniversary Edition) [Purple LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] 
The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes (50th Anniversary Edition) [Purple LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant [LP Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Monkees - Summer Of Love [Summer Of Love Exclusive]  
Monkees - Summer Of Love [Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Monkees - Summer Of Love [Summer Of Love Exclusive] 
Monkees - Summer Of Love [Red/White Splatter LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge [White LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge [White LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Various Artists - Gettin' Together (Groovy Sounds From The Summer of Love) [Colored LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Various Artists - Gettin' Together (Groovy Sounds From The Summer of Love) [Colored LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove



COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JULY 25th!

Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Judy Collins - Wildflowers (50th Anniversary Edition) [Yellow LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Judy Collins - Wildflowers (50th Anniversary Edition) [Yellow LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Clear LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Clear LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
Nuggets - Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets [Marbled 2LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Nuggets - Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets [Marbled 2LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove
  
The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds [Glow In The Dark LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]
The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds [Glow In The Dark LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] #summeroflove

  


   


 

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THE WAR ON DRUGS!

There's a new album coming 8/25, and this stunner of a track that premiered on a special RSD 2017 release is included.

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FOO FIGHTERS

NEW MUSIC FROM THE FOOS! STAY TUNED FOR MORE!

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TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO GET A FREE RHCP PICTURE DISC IS DIVINE

While producing the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Go Robot” Picture Disc for Record Store Day 2017, Warner Bros. inadvertently introduced a spelling error in one of the song’s titles.

If you bought this at a record store on RSD 2017, they would like to replace your picture disc. Here are the steps you should follow:

Send an email to: gorobot@wmgcustomerservice.com with the following information:

Your name and address

Attach a photo of your picture disc

The name of the store where you bought the disc


In the reply email you will receive further instructions. They will return a new picture disc to you beginning in late June when the replacement discs arrive.

You do not have to return the original picture disc that you bought.

This offer is good until April 20th, 2018

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SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

It was FIFTY years ago relatively recently that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play
Guaranteed to raise a smile
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GOTHS

The new album from THE MOUNTAIN GOATS

Special red vinyl indie record store version with bonus 12"

The Mountain Goats - Goths [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe 3LP]

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CZARFACE

We're going on a narrated adventure with Czarface this Record Store Day!

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BOWPROMO

One of the most talked about Record Store Day 2017 releases. Let's see what it looks like.

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RESONANCE RECORDS AND RECORD STORE DAY

There are three groups of people who make up Record Store Day: those who run the stores, those who shop in the stores and those who make sure there's music in the stores. That last group includes musicians and labels. We don't always hear about what Record Store Day means to labels, so we appreciated this video that Resonance Records sent our way. Resonance is a "young label with an impressive sense of mission", according to the New York Times, and itself proclaims that it's a non-profit jazz label with a mission. Their releases for Record Store Day certainly attest to their standards, their mission, and the quality of their releases. Look for these on vinyl in a record store on Record Store Day 2017:

WES MONTGOMERY & THE WYNTON KELLY TRIO - Smokin In Seattle: Live at The Penthouse (1966)  JACO PASTORIUS - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording  BILL EVANS - Another Time: The Hilversum Concert

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WAR ON DRUGS ON RSD

Their Record Store Day 2017 release, a 45 RPM 12" called Thinking of A Place is the first new music from War On Drugs since 2014.  A little preview here!  Get it at a record store on Saturday!

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CERTIFIED CLASSICS

Three CERTIFIED classics in record stores for Record Store Day

Big L - Devil's Son EP (From The Vaults)

Soul Assasins - Mugg Presents…The Soul Assassins Chapter 1

Varous Artists - Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology V1

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THE HEAD AND THE HEART PREMIERE

The Head and The Heart are celebrating Record Store Day with the release of the STINSON BEACH SESSONS LP, available at record stores starting on 4/22. We're celebrating with the premiere of the song "Bluebird" from that very same RSD release.

"After 6 months away from the road, the 6 of us got together to start working on new music, which became what you now know as ‘Signs of Light’. The first writing session was held at a home studio in Stinson Beach, Ca. 'Bluebird' was an old unfinished song of mine that finally clicked with everyone during our time in California. It's a favorite of ours and we hope you enjoy it as well!” - Jon, The Head and the Heart

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LIKE A DRUNK IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR


MATT COSTA
Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" recorded at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on March 29, 2017 during an event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day and the release on 4/22/17 of Like A Drunk In A Midnight Choir: Record Store Day Celebrates The Music of Leonard Cohen. Matt Costa covers Cohen's "The Partisan" on the record, and his version of "Suzanne" that night was a nice little bonus.


KOREY DANE

Leonard Cohen's "Did I Ever Love You" recorded at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on March 29, 2017 during an event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day and the release on 4/22/17 of Like A Drunk In A Midnight Choir: Record Store Day Celebrates The Music of Leonard Cohen. Korey Dane's studio version of this song is one of eleven tracks newly recorded for the compilation.

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THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN OST

One of the most sought-after and elaborately packaged soundtracks in history, coming to record stores courtesy of Jackpot Records. Gil Melle - The Andromeda Strain OST

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ELTON JOHN 17-11-70

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, Sir Elton John has been named the first worldwide Record Store Day Legend. His love of physical media and the brick and mortar record stores who sell it is pretty well known, and he's helping us commemorate this tenth Record Store Day by releasing his favorite live album 17-11-70, in an expanded edition for the first time. And he's also waxing poetic about the format he loves and the stores he loves to get it from.

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THE BEATLES ON RECORD STORE DAY

The Anniversary editions of The Beatles' classic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are coming to record stores on May 26, but just like back in 1967, a very special 7" is going to be there first.  A limited edition 7" of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" joins the list of exclusive releases coming to record stores on April 22 to celebrate ten years of Record Store Day.

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COMING APRIL 22 TO RECORD STORES IN A GALAXY A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME

Crosley Star Wars

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HOUSE OF JOY

"House of Joy" was what Jamaicans called the big wooden speakers that powered the early dancehalls.  This Record Store Day box set is sort of its own house, packed with rare Studio One singles and a lot of other joyful things.

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THE MUSIC MACHINE

Record Store Day 2017 sees this garage rock classic from 1966 back and on 180g vinyl.

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SAMANTHA CRAIN

You Had Me At Goodbye is in records stores now!

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MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM

MIKE PETERS & THE ALARM tell their story in the film The Man In The Camo Jacket and the vinyl soundtrack comes to record stores on Record Store Day, April 22. The film covers Mike's life from starting The Alarm to his battle with cancer to the founding of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Mike can actually tell you more about it than we can, so watch him do so.

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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

This is what happens when the Truckers drive by Electric Lady Studios, stop and play a while. Coming to participating record stores on Record Store Day, April 22.

Drive-by Truckers - Electric Lady Sessions

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IRON & WINE - ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME NO.3

Archive Series Vol 3 from Iron & Wine is coming to record stores on Record Store Day 2017

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GROUPLOVE - LITTLE MESS EP

A Little Mess is a good thing, when it's a new Grouplove EP coming to record stores for Record Store Day 2017

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DAVID BOWIE: CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE LOS ANGELES '74), BOWPROMO

These special David Bowie titles will be on the Official List of RSD 2017 Releases when it launches later this month.

David Bowie RSD  David Bowie RSD

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'TIME' FOR VALERIE JUNE

The new album THE ORDER OF TIME is in record stores now, so those of you who picked up the special 7" single need to pull out the special coupon inside and go use it on the full length record. Didn't get the single? Record stores will still happily sell you the Dan Auerbach-produced album from the woman Rolling Stone calls "Memphis' Messenger of Love-Born Blues".

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ST. VINCENT: RECORD STORE DAY 2017 AMBASSADOR

In 2009, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal created it. Since then, the title of Record Store Day Ambassador has been held by Homme, Ozzy, Iggy, Grohl, Jack, Chuck and JamesKirkLarsRobert.

For Record Store Day 2017, the honor goes to St. Vincent. "It is with deep honor and humility that I accept this ambassadorship. Rest assured I do not take my duties lightly."

We're pretty honored, too.

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SHOP RSD

Time to add to your collection or start a new one. Short sleeves or a little warmer. This and more when you Shop RSD

RSD 2017 Hoodie  RSD 2017 T-Shirt

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WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!

We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the lists of past Record Store Day releases, and we’re happy to announce our HISTORY section, where those lists from2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black Friday live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)

Click here for the RSD Archives 

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GOODIES

Sometimes there are little bonuses for buying your records at a brick and mortar record store! These special things are available at participating stores, with the purchase of specific records, while they last. (DISCLAIMER)


Laura Marling - Free Tote

STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING  This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA(DISCLAIMER)

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Free Poster

STREET DATE 3/31 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS  A silvery poster seems just right to commemorate the DVD/BLURAY release of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, a film about the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' latest record. (DISCLAIMER)




 

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