SDE’s pick of Record Store Day releases

ABBA / Summer Night City clear/yellow splatter vinyl

Summer Night City was a non-album single from 1978, although it ended up on Greatest Hits Vol. 2 which was released in late ’79.

Air / Sexy Boy 12-inch picture disc

Moon Safari is 2o this year. This (shaped?) picture disc ties in with those celebrations.


Bruce Springsteen / Greatest Hits opaque red vinyl (2LP)

The 1996 ‘best of’ pressed on double red vinyl. Doesn’t get the blood pumping.

The Cure / Torn Down 2LP picture disc

First time on vinyl for 16 new mixes by Robert Smith. Comes with die-cut gatefold sleeve and download code.

The Cure / Mixed Up 2LP picture disc

The Cure‘s remix album from 1990 pressed as a double LP picture disc. The Cure have a thing for picture discs on Record Store Day!

David Bowie 2LP coloured vinyl

David Bowie‘s debut on double red/blue vinyl. Features mono and stereo version. Parlophone’s Bowie RSD releases are covered here.

David Sylvian / Dead Bees On A Cake 2LP white vinyl

David Sylvian‘s album from 1999 on white vinyl. Includes four non-album tracks.

Duran Duran / Budokan live album

“Newly recorded” live album. Previously unreleased. Whoopee do. Of all the thing they could have released (Medazzaland, The Wedding Album on vinyl) they put out this. Someone please explain RSD to Duran Duran. This is frankly rubbish.

Erasure / Two Ring Circus 2LP yellow vinyl

The 1987 album with remixes and orchestral versions pressed on yellow vinyl.

Eurythmics / 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) red vinyl

With Savage, this ranks amongst Eurythmic‘s best work. Nice to see this remembered, although a straight vinyl reissue (albeit red) is a bit dull. Not doubleplusgood, but not doubleplusungood, either.

Fleetwood Mac / The Alternate Tango In The Night black vinyl LP

The now traditional ‘alternate’ version of a Fleetwood Mac album taken from the CD in the box set and issued as standalone vinyl on RSD.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood / The First 48 Inches 4 x 12-inch

The first four 12-inch singles from Welcome To The Pleasuredome, reproduced with original B-sides in a box set. Will Relax be the ‘Sex Mix’ or the ‘New York Mix’? Answers on a postcard.

Gaz Coombes / The Oaks 12-inch vinyl

Physical single taken from the ex-Supergrass frontman’s forthcoming album The World’s Strongest Man. The B-side is a Leftfield remix. Buy an exclusive PINK vinyl version of the album from the SDE shop.

Jeff Buckley / Live at Sin-é 4LP vinyl

First time on vinyl for this live album. Massive quadruple vinyl with ‘deluxe packaing’.

Led Zeppelin / Rock and Roll 7″ yellow vinyl

Large-holed seven-inch with adaptor. Rock and Roll (Sunset Sound Mix) and B-side Friends (Olympic Studios Mix) are both previously unreleased.

Madonna / The First Album picture disc

Recreation of 1983 Japanese picture disc. Comes in die-cut lilac card insert, Japanese biography, lyric insert and heart-shaped OBI.

Madonna / You Can Dance red translucent vinyl

Red vinyl edition comes with poster as per the original European release.

Marvin Gaye / Sexual Healing: The Remixes red smoke coloured vinyl

35th anniversary package of remixes, including a Kygo remix (he gets everywhere).

Marvin Gaye / Let’s Get It On red vinyl LP

45th anniversary edition of the album pressed on 180g red vinyl.

Neil Young / Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live 2LP vinyl

First official release of the live show at LA’s Roxy in 1973 (performed before the album was even released). Gatefold package with audio on three sides of vinyl with the fourth being an etched disc.

The Police / Roxanne 7″ vinyl single

This reissue comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve with die-cut ‘dialing holes’. The inner sleeve uses the blue European cover.

Prince / 1999 single vinyl LP

Reissue of the seven-track single album edition of Prince’s 1999 uses alternative artwork and ‘eye’ picture labels. Limited to 13,000 worldwide.

The Rolling Stones / Their Satanic Majesties Request transparent coloured vinyl

Transparent coloured vinyl version of the 1967 album. This comes with the lenticular sleeve used on last year’s box set.

Small Faces / Lazy Sunday Afternoon (Early Mix) yellow seven-inch

Die-cut sleeved seven-inch features a previously unreleased version of the Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake title track on the B-side. The previews a forthcoming 3LP box set edition.

Soft Cell / Say Hello Wave Goodbye b/w Youth 12-inch single

Ruddy hell, it’s Soft Cell. Not the standard versions but new extended mixes by Dave Ball using the original studio parts “to create what he and Marc would have wanted fans to hear in 1982”. See Blank & Jones’ ZTT remix set for a similar approach.

Steven Wilson / How Big The Space blue vinyl 12-inch

Unlike Duran Duran, Steven Wilson ‘gets’ RSD and offers this 12-inch vinyl with two mixes of a brand new track from the To The Bone sessions (not even in the box set) and an alternative version of People Who Eat Darkness with Ninet Tayeb on vocals.

Suede 25th anniversary silver 2LP edition

Suede‘s debut album pressed on Silver/grey vinyl exclusively for RSD. This includes the nine B-sides and the band’s cover of Pretenders’ Brass In Pocket.

Tears For Fears / Head Over Heels Talamanca System Remixes 12-inch vinyl

Physical release of the last year’s remix (which received a mixed reaction from fans). Likely to be a few variants on here. Unlikely to satisfy fans who want the new album or Seeds Of Love to be reissued.

Tom Waits / Orphans 2LP vinyl

Separate releases on 2LP vinyl sets for Brawlers, Bastards and Bawlers from the 2006 Orphans collection. They are each on coloured vinyl.

Various Artists / The Sugarhill Boom Box 4 x 12-inch vinyl

Eight Sugarhill classics in their unedited, full length versions.

The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight’ (Long Version)
Grandmaster Flash – The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel
West Street Mob  – Break Dance – Electric Boogie
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)’ (Long Version)
The Sequence – Funk You Up (12″ Version)
Positive Force – We Got the Funk (12″ Mix)
The Sugar Hill Gang – Hot Hot Summer Day (12 Version).

Record Store Day is on Saturday 21st April 2018. You can view the full list here.

121 responses to SDE’s pick of Record Store Day releases

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  2. TB says:

    Surprised no one is mentioning the remaster/reissue of Killing Joke’s 2010 reunion album “Absolute Dissent” which will include 2 bonus b-side tracks not on the original issue.

  3. Gary says:

    Lots of comments about who would like what so thought I’d chip in and mention the woefully underrated and within the posts on this article, unmentioned Trevor Burton. His acoustic ‘Long Player’ release should be interesting given his pedigree with The Move and Steve Gibbons Band to name but two and a flatmate of a certain Mr Hendrix no less. I spent far too much time in my youth in the Birmingham / West Midland area pubs watching The Trevor Burton Band and he was rarely less than absolute quality so any material is most welcome despite being long overdue.

    • Mark says:

      The new Trevor Burton album is the biggest under the radar releaes of RSD 2018. him doing cool new songs on acoustic guitar. i cant wait for this one. i cant believe more people arent talking about it. the one song i heard was amazing.

  4. Andreas says:

    Abba looks hideous! David Sylvian looks great – what an amazing album/artist.

  5. Mick says:

    RSD has long been , for me, a big source of frustration. Since weekends are not do-able for me to be waiting overnight on line at a record store, the soonest I can get there is always the following Monday (2 days later). But by then, all the things I seek are always LONG GONE (and I refuse to pay eBay rapist prices). That said my wish list for this this RSD is:
    The Bowie Now white vinyl LP
    The Zep 45
    The Stones coloured vinyl Satanic LP

  6. Matt 33rpm says:

    I cannot get to the stores for family reasons and always intend to buy from the flippers later, or from the online sales of left overs. I have done that once or twice but not for many of the releases I would love to have. And yet, without those precious releases, I am still alive and functioning quite normally. Just shows, it is not that important. Really.

  7. Rob C says:

    Does anyone know if there are plans to release The Cure’s new remix album on CD after RSD?

    I don’t collect vinyl – time, resources, space – so RSD isn’t for me. But as a diehard music fan I want to see these things released in more tradional formats – thank you David Bowie!

  8. Tom of FUN says:

    Cheers Paul, good to hear tips early on! Time to chart the shops, possible availability, running schedule and strategy for the day. And check the balance.

  9. bertielego says:

    According to the French “Disquaire day” website, the FGTH 48inch set will include the 2nd 12inch from WTTPD.

  10. bertielego says:

    Worth noting that in France for “Disquaire Day”, Etienne de Crécy will release a 2xLP album, “Beats’n’Cubes”, compiling for the first time on physical media the ten tracks he created for his 5-year tour some years ago – a series of tracks he reworked in the studio later and released in various digital singles/EPs.

  11. Cris says:

    … For Duran it would rather be a case of “someone please explain WARNER BROS what RSD is for DD…”
    Quite ugly “famous Japanese artist poster exclusively for DD comeback in Japan” cover too, and apparently a very reduced tracklist (six songs???).
    Absolutely agree on Medazzaland and Wedding Album idea.

    Differently, there are thankfully geniuses behind ZTT and especially Frankie releases… The singles collection deserves to be bought only for the title..!!!

    TFF: shameful new songs from the Greatest Hits (TFF goes HI.NRG RDM???) and shameful versions of Head Over Heels. If this is their idea of “electronic roots” vs Beatles (STSOL), it’ s better that they stick to the boredom of their last albums… No trace of “The Hurting” in this kind of music for me…

  12. Larry Davis says:

    Interesting lists…both US and UK (any other countries have RSD, like Canada or Australia?? Just saw it’s also in Germany & Holland)…not much of them are must-haves for me, but I always like to see what the exclusives are coming out…will prob get the 2 Duran live albums and have to see what else, have to read both lists closely and make some marks…just found out from a friend, that day, Ash are doing a bus event starting at the Rough Trade store in Brooklyn…ride the bus and hang out with Ash, they may have some RSD exclusives and even do acoustic sets on the bus…I got to know them after they moved to NYC 10+ years ago, so that will be fun, and they have a new album out in May, “Islands”…also earlier in that week NY transplant from New Zealand, the brilliant & Bjork-ish KIMBRA is doing an instore performance and signing, from her 3rd album out that week…

    What I also do is…I do not wait on the lines starting 5AM…I check to see what is left, and eventually, the leftovers get priced down…stores like Newbury Comics…there was a 4LP box out last year, “Just Say 50”, an overview of Sire Records…it was $69.99…a bit high for a 40-50 song box, albeit with a cool tracklisting…it went down to $49.99, so I may nab it for a better price later on…

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  14. Jorje Chica says:

    My complaint about RSD, which has been voiced by others (maybe even here, I didn’t read all the comments above) is that there are releases in the UK that are unavailable in the US, and perhaps vice versa. RSD should be universal in all markets. The suede reissue is not available on my side of the pond, to the benefit of the eBay sellers in the UK and the detriment of my wallet. Pretty lame state of affairs.

    • negative1 says:

      Why should any record label bother. There are too many complication with licensing and pressing the records to release them universally.

      If you’re so interested in getting them, as you said Ebay and other places will resell
      them. That’s how it’s supposed to work.


    • Glenn says:

      Like the Tears For Fears and Yazoo 12″s…

    • Gorecki says:

      It cuts both ways.

      Couple of years back: US only 7″ picture disc…. David Bowie ‘1984’ – that annoyed quite a few Brits. The pictures I’ve seen make it look rather nice….. pity that’s all I will ever see of it!

      Current price on eBay: 1 arm, 1 leg.

  15. Matthew Langhorn says:

    For info only, Pie and Vinyl (surely the best shop EVER) have an estimated price list on their website

  16. Eamonn says:

    Finally, Secrets by Human League gets some loving treatment 17 years after its original release was sunk by their label going belly-up.

  17. Robert says:

    Is there a track listing for the Tom Waits two album Orphans release ?
    This and the Suede one are probably on my short list. I was never interested
    in most of the record store day releases. Ill wait it out and see if Jack White is springing
    anything on us at the last moment.

  18. Foxee says:

    Can anyone confirm if there is a B-52s live album RSD release this year in the UK?

  19. Kauwgompie says:

    The Soft Cell release should be interesting. New remixes from the original material, no additional production. As I don’t buy vinyl, I’m hoping these new mixes will be in the new Soft Cell box to be released later this year and rumoured to have 9 cd’s. I was wondering how they could fill 9 cd’s if Soft Cell only released 4 proper albums but if they did new mixes, that would explain at least 1 disc.

  20. Oystein says:

    Not that I will be buying it, personally – but why is a new live album by Duran Duran so wrong for RSD?

    All these overpriced reissued LPs on coloured vinyl, or stuff like the Frankie box set – nobody needs it. It’s surplus, it’s just a licence to print money. Why pay £30 for a new pressing of the same record you have already? Oh, but of course, it’s because they used the peak limited remaster that you already bought on CD in 2015.

    I suppose there’s a risk that Duran’s new live album will be the same greatest hits of the 80s and mid 90s as on every Duran live recording, performed by slightly older people than on the last one, but for the fans, at least they don’t have these exact recordings already? Do they?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Reasonable point… but Warners own virtually their entire catalog. You have the keys to the cupboard of all sorts of goodies and you just trot out a 2017 live album. Really? For me RSD should offer interesting rarities, not promote your latest tour.

    • Craig Hedges says:

      Sorry to contradict you but I NEED the Frankie box set

  21. Bill says:

    My list & its a biggie this year for me anyway>

    Madonna X2
    Bruce Springsteen
    cheryl lynn
    the cure x2
    d bowie lets dance
    marvin gaye x2
    reel people
    rob base
    rolling stones
    soft cell
    undisputed truth
    motown funk

    did nearly £500 last year. This will top that im guessing by that list

  22. Michael59 says:

    “The Cure / Torn Down 2LP picture disc – First time on vinyl for 16 new mixes by Robert Smith. Comes with die-cut gatefold sleeve and download code”

    @Paul: the free download code on this release is confirmed?

  23. CJ Feeney says:

    I have 20 item longlist, but I won’t be getting more than three. Maybe Mogwai, Pineapple Thief, Billy Gentry.
    My no.1 item is Erased Tapes Artists as it’s a new recording for RSD.

    No mention of Warsaw – the pre-Joy Division album (aka RCA recordings). Not my cup of tea, but I thought there’d be some love for it.

    • bertielego says:

      Although I’m a JoyDivision/NewOrder fan, I never purchased a vinyl copy of Warsaw. I’m glad I waited, as this version looks pretty nice, in comparison with previous releases!

  24. Julian Hancock says:

    I buy records to play and there are a few things on the list of interest. For exampl, the original Anne Brings album is hard to find, the June Table album hasn’t been released on vinyl before, the Bobbie Gentry BBC stuff is new to me and the country compilations look fun.

  25. michael59 says:

    there are a few nice releases this year.

    i am most excited about the new the cure remix album – and i really hope there will be a CD or digital release of these 16 remixes too in the future.

  26. Matthew Langhorn says:

    Suede on silver vinyl, to go alongside the “gold” one I got from HMV last year!

    This will be my first Record Store Day, I have a soft-list of 15 which I have whittled down to a hard 8 (Bowie live, Arcade Fire, Small Faces, Carter USM, Frankie, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash and The National)

    There’s quite a lot of quadruple vinyl sets, which won’t be cheap plus I get the feeling that Frankie will be REALLY expensive!

  27. Glenn says:

    Interested in The Cure Torn Down and live Bowie album but will wait for CD releases.

    Soft Cell 12″, Tears For Fears 12″(s), U2 Lights Of Home 12″, Elvis Costello Squeeze cover 7″ are on my list.

    Interesting to see Erasure’s Two Ring Circus appear here. Would be nice to see that get a remastered CD release and finally continue on with Wild and Chorus.

    • Gareth Pugh says:

      The resumption of the Erasure expanded remastered sets is rumoured to be happening, with the exact 2 albums you say, soon.

  28. Dan says:

    The one I’m most excited about is The Cure – Torn Down, because it’s a whole new release, he announced this in 2012 and said it was remixes from his favourite bands, probably in the same style as Hypnagogic State EP.
    On top of this I also want both Madonna releases, Eurythmics, Suede, Erasure, The Cure – Mixed Up. It’s going to be an expensive year, and I expect to have to folk out for these on eBay.

  29. Greg says:

    Is there any information as to whether the Neil Young, Bowie Blackout, and both Cure doubles will be released on CD?

  30. Jim says:

    No big-ups for the Dylan and the Dead vinyl release?!?

  31. Neil Kelly says:

    I thought the Madness release looked interesting. Certainly more than most of their catalogue reissues / compilations etc. But you haven’t mentioned it? I would love to see a tracklisting out of curiousity (i don’t really buy vinyl anymore)!

    • Caroline says:

      The only detail I’ve seen is that it has the b-sides from their first 11 singles rather than being a picked and chosen “best of the b-sides” release.

  32. SimonP says:

    Only the Steven Wilson and Soft Cell releases are of much interest, but I’m really not an avid vinyl buyer these days. Hopefully the Soft Cell tracks will end up in the rumoured box set.

    Going back to SW, I got a bit excited when I saw there was a Ewan Pearson remix of Permanating on Spotify, as I love his remixes, but it turned out to be a rather dull edit of an already short track.

  33. Chris says:

    The Sugarhill Boom Box for me please. And the Sexy Boy shape. And maybe the Madonna pic disc because it looks great ;-)

  34. Cosmo Castanza says:

    Bowie , Stones , Floyd , Yes ,Abba , Soft Cell , Tears For Fears , The Police , The Cure , Frankie ………….. annual spend a packet on RSD time.

  35. Trash says:

    Would love to get Sylvian’s Dead Bees album on vinyl but as I’m currently stationed in France I suspect I have no way of getting my hands on a copy – gutted!

    • bertielego says:

      Record Store Day exists also in France. It is called Disquaire Day.
      If you check the Disquaire Day website (, you’ll find out that Dead Bees will be also available in France too :)

  36. Alan B says:

    Am I the only one underwhelmed by this year’s list? There isn’t a single must have item for me and only a handful of might be interested in items. Last year was much better. And last year’s HMV vinyl exclusives was woeful too.

    • Caroline says:

      Nope, you are far from alone. There was always going to be a point at which the majors ran out of tat they could recycle, reissue or press onto vinyl “for the first time”. 2 things could happen now – 1) it dies, 2) it goes back to its roots and becomes a more specialist event again.

      We’ll see.

      (PS – just noticed the Residents are issuing The Warner Bros Album. Wouldn’t mind *that* either…)

  37. Dean Taylor says:

    I in for
    Pink floyd , good to know there’s going to be a fair amount out there.
    Led zeppelin
    Hawkwind 3lp
    Unkle live 3 lp
    Never been to event on the day but have always picked up what I wanted latter and with out paying a fortune, then again I only ever get one or two things so I’m easily pleased. Good luck everyone.

  38. Neil McL says:

    I’ve seen a few talk about the price. This is a contentious issue. No two shops are the same. From last year if you have a rough trade near you they seem to be the cheapest. I have 4 and they all charge different prices. As well as that they all have different rules. The cheapest only allows you to get one of each, but only six altogether. That’s bad if you want bowie’s the cure Duran air etc. I end up going to the dearest where I pay between £2-£10 extra for each, and only one per release (as it should be) but you can have 50 different ones if you want (and have the money). It’s not just the scalpels who take the pi**, but a lot of the shops too.

    • Gorecki says:

      I have complained about RSD pricing a number of times in a number of places – I have a suspicion the organisers don’t know what’s going on outside the big towns and cities.

      Up until the end of 2015 my second nearest town had two indie stores – the one was always a little more expensive on everything – then the cheaper one shut down. The next nearest indie store is 40-50 miles away (an hour down the motorway) – so now the local place has a monopoly for nearly the entire county (a large mainly rural county). RSD 2016 saw their prices hiked. In 2017 prices rocketed – the worst example I spotted was the Bowie BowPromo : £50 in London and other metropolitan stores (including the one down the motorway) – in the local (monopoly) shop it was £80 – by my maths 60% more expensive! This pattern was repeated throughout their stock.

      With so few shops serving a county of 800,000+ people there is a captive customer base, this means having to queue from the early hours, and even that is no longer a guarantee of getting what you’re after. Certainly if you don’t queue you can’t get. And if you’re disabled, as I am, queuing is ‘problematic’.

      (And to cap it all several record stores were clearly listing hundreds of their most choice items on eBay at vast mark-ups from midnight on the day.)

      • Eamonn says:

        What county is it you speak of? Don’t worry, we won’t track you down to steal all your lovely vinyl ;)

        • Gorecki says:

          The far flung land of which I speak be Britain…

          The non-Metropolitan pricing is appalling: imagine you’ve decided on 8-10 releases that would cost someone in Leeds or London £200, but because you live in a place with only one shop within a 40-50 miles, you have to cough up an extra £100!

          It might be slightly more excusable if delivery lorries had to contend with miles of winding tracks, beset with trial and tribulation, and dangerous beasts: in reality the town/ city is on the convergence of M4, M5, and M40 – releases can merrily flow in from any part of the country with ease.

  39. Wayne Olsen says:

    Only a handful of “must haves” (Neil, Bowie) and some “it would be nice to haves” (live B-52s, Fawlty Towers, Floyd, johnny thunders) here in the US of A.

  40. Caroline says:

    Please tell me Robert Smith isn’t remixing the whole Cure catalogue – seems an odd move to pick one track from each album and a few stragglers for special treatment…

    (PS – only thing I feel I really need is the Richard Youngs album…new material, y’see)

  41. Stephen says:

    I would love abba, Air, Bruce, Erasure, FGTH, both Madonna’s and Soft Cell. Realistically won’t be able to afford them all plus my local record store might not stock them!!

    I have managed to get 2016s RSD Madonna vinyl for £12!!

    Ebay bargains next year hopefully.

  42. Christian says:

    Apparently there will be two Tears For Fears 12″ singles this time around.

  43. Kevin M says:

    Feel sorry for Fleetwood Mac fans, with that hideous, ruined Tango in the Night sleeve, whch looks to me like it took around 4 minutes to “design”!

    • Christian says:

      Yes, I was going to get the “Tango Alternate” until I saw the sleeve. No thanks.

    • Craig Hedges says:

      If it’s the disc from the deluxe set it isn’t really a full alternative version of the album as has been done with the other FM albums, it’s just tracks that were either discarded , reworked or put on b-sides.

  44. Kevin M says:

    That Abba song was my favourite of theirs when I was a little kid, might buy it if it’s under a fiver.

  45. HS says:

    Just Madonna for me this year, it seems. Great to get The First Album picture disc replica, since the original is quite expensive and hard to get.

    The “You Can Dance” release is apparently a replica of the 1987 release from Venezuela, which was called Mix 2. There was a release in 1985 in Venezuela called Mix 1, which I would have much preferred getting a RSD release, since Mix 2 has (almost) the same artwork and the same content as the regular LP.

  46. Robert Morgenstern says:

    The Frankie Box sounds good. But i think will be out of reach for me. Curious for how much the third party sellers would like to sell them. And what was the original price on record store day in shops.
    Are there any Informations how many will be produced?

  47. Bob peel says:

    Bowie courteeners Madonna and suede are my wants but really doubt I can be arsed with the hassle

  48. Furniture Music says:

    Does Nils Lofgren play on the Neil Young Tonight Live Album?

  49. Nico says:

    why isn’t wire’s excellent ‘nine sevens’ box set not even mentioned here instead of always highlighting the usual suspects?

  50. Gis Bun says:

    Don’t you just love how they release stuff that is [currently] exclusive to RSD vinyl releases. The Zep single for example. After all the re-issues in the last couple of years, these 2 tracks were not included?
    Or Steven Wilson’s release. On the other hand, most of his “exclusives” tend to be released at one point.

  51. Andrew M says:

    I’ve seen so many different lists I’m now totally confused! The list on the official website included some of these but not all.

    That frankie box looks really good but as always I wont be able to get hold of anything :(

  52. Chris Hanington says:

    I have a full list for this year! Will do what I can to get the UK releases and fingers crossed I can find everything else at my local record store. 2018 has created my largest “must have’ list in a long time. Being a Bowie fan I have to pick up the Aladdin Sane release and the Changes 2 release as well…it’s gonna be an expensive couple of weeks!!

    Now if I was heading off to New York to pick up the 3 Bowie releases at the “David Bowie Is” exhibition, I think this would have been my absolute most expensive Bowie month in 35 years of collecting! Not doing that but just saying..(if anyone is going and willing to pick them up for me I would be forever in your debt…just reply and we can work out the details…from one Bowie fan to another!!!)

    Record Store Day Canada/US
    1. David Bowie – Bowie Now
    2. David Bowie – Let’s Dance 12”
    3. David Bowie – Welcome To The Blackout Live
    4. David Bowie – David Bowie
    5. Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – The Weight of History + Only Once Away My Son
    6. Eurythmics – 1984
    7. Lulu – Heaven And Earth And The Stars
    8. Iggy Pop – Live At The Ritz, Nyc 1986
    9. Steven Wilson – How Big The Space
    10. Original Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical – “(Just A) Simple Sponge”

    Record Store Day UK
    1. Bass Communion (Steven Wilson) – Bass Communion
    2. David Sylvian – Dead Bees On A Cake
    3. The Pineapple Thief – 8 Years Later
    4. Ryuichi Sakamoto – ff2

  53. Iain McCarthy says:

    The two things i have my eye on are the Neil Young Live LP and The Lemonheads ‘Favourite Spanish Dishes’ 7-inch.

    • Steve says:

      I’m not sure if the Lemonheads is 7 or 12. Its listed as the former but the description says the latter and it had 5 tracks.

      Also v excited – I have it on CD from back in the day and its always been one of my favourite Lemonheads releases.

  54. colin says:

    Soft Cell – Spot on! Abba – WHY? SNC, odd choice!

    Frankie IMO will be Sex Mix 1 (R), Annihilation (TT), Original Extended version (POL), An Alternative To Reality (Real Altered) (WTTPD).

    But I would like Sex Mix 1 (R), Carnage (TT), Original Extended version (POL), Fruitness (WTTPD) – But as they have stated ‘first releases’ will probably be what I said above.

    For me, Lots of other titles to get excited about so will have to start saving. Agree not as good a list as last year but that just means I won”t spend as much which is good.

    Incidentally the Frankie RSD release is going to be £50, a bit pricey if there is not going to be anything new musically or even extras like a poster or even an obi!

    Start saving NOW!

    • John says:

      My guess is they chose Summer Night City to follow on from the picture disc singles that have been issued recently for Arrival and The Album. Probably before releasing the Voulez Vous ones next year.

  55. Jason says:

    I suppose nothing is more like a summer night in the city than a yellow splatter.

    And you complain about an unreleased Duran Duran live album, but say nothing about the Marvin Gay remix package? I suppose it’s all a question of taste :-)

  56. Shaun says:

    The RSD list for USA has another Duran Duran live show listed, “Thanksgiving Live”, from the Medazzland tour!? Very weird!

  57. Jason Schafer says:

    Last year the US didn’t get the Cocteau Twins reissues. This year, no Sylvian. NOT FAIR!

    • Steve says:

      Jason – there’s a couple of Buffalo Tom releases that don’t seem to be in the UK. If you could pick those up for me, I’d happily get you the Sylvian.

  58. Kevin says:

    For me by far the most exciting release is the Bobbie Gentry Live At The BBC vinyl LP, taken from her acclaimed BBC series in ’69.

    None of the tracks have been released before, and with the hyper-talented but reclusive singer/songwriter/producer’s BBC output almost entirely lost (the audio tracks have obviously survived, even if the video hasn’t), this represents a real coup, eve for BG fanatics like me.

    Side 1: (1) “Mississippi Delta”, (2) “Papa Won’t Let Me Go To Town With You”, (3) “I saw An Angel Die”, (4) “Ode To Billie Joe”, (5) “Mornin Glory”, (6) “Ace Insurance Man”

    Side 2: (1) “Niki Hokey/ Barefootin”, (2) “Penduli Pendulum”, (3) “Recollection”, (4) “Sweet Peony”, (5) “Greyhound Going Somewhere”

  59. Christian says:

    Whist the UK gets just the one Duran Duran live album for RSD, the U.S. will be getting the Live at the Budokan as well as the 2xLP (grey marbled vinyl) of Thanksgiving 1997 live album – which apparently can be ordered on the site.

  60. Daveyman says:

    I’m hoping to get the following:

    Led Zepp

    David Sylvian – about time with more of his work – plus would have loved some Japan albums re-issued on good quality 180gm

    Soft Cell – would love if Dave Ball did more of these ‘extended remixes’ on classic SC tracks

    Steve Wilson

    Cure (x2) – any details on the ‘Torn Up’ tack listing yet?

    FGTH – just to relive those classic Paul Morley sleeve notes!

    fingers x’d it is then!

    • Nico says:

      lookee here:

      Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018

      Side 1

      1. “Three Imaginary Boys”
      2. “M”
      3. “The Drowning Man”
      4. “A Strange Day”

      Side 2

      1. “Just One Kiss”
      2. “Shake Dog Shake”
      3. “A Night Like This”
      4. “Like Cockatoos”

      Side 3

      1. “Plainsong”
      2. “Never Enough”
      3. “From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea”
      4. “Want”

      Side 4

      1. “The Last Day Of Summer”
      2. “Cut Here”
      3. “Lost”
      4. “It’s Over”

      • Graham Turner says:

        Thanks for posting the tracklist – I’m loving the look of this.
        Just need to hope I’ll be able to pick up a copy come RSD.

        • Nico says:

          you’re welcome ( :

          hopefully they’ll release a normal edition like later last year of the greatest hits and the corresponding acoustic version…not a big fan of picture disks

    • Heraldo says:

      Re your Soft Cell wish, Daveyman. I suspect you’ll be very happy with one of the CDs on the forthcoming boxset then

  61. danmac says:

    Definitely up for the Pink Floyd and possibley the Bowie Blackout and s/t. Neil’s Roxy perhaps. And I’m hoping that the Waits sets will reappear in standard vinyl further down the line……

  62. juerie says:

    a lot of great releases this year. Hope to get my hands on the floyd, bowie and wilson releases.

    there is also a yellow vinyl of Roger taylors “journeys end” on the list. Any information about this one? last year there was the same, Wwould be strange if it is the same thing this year.

    As someone said in an other forum “let the bloodbath begin” hahahah

  63. David M says:

    Bowie live? Neil Young is best release for me. Other things of interest are Piper at Gates of Dawn in mono (as featured on this site), Gene Clark EP and WIlco live LP. Things that are being released on coloured vinyl that are otherwise widely available elsewhere should be given little respect.

  64. Phil says:

    That’s basically my shopping list!!

  65. Guy says:

    I recently vowed not to spend as much on RSD this year as previously. But seeing that line up means it’s gonna be difficult!

  66. Steve Miller says:

    I was excited by the Neil Young but I see that it’s actually coming out a week or two later anyway, and the RSD version just has an extra insert or something.

    Could do with more detail (and pricing) on the FGTH box.

    I like the look of the Wilco live album, and for 4AD fans there’s a lot of interest in here (Belly, Daughter, The National)

  67. RJS says:

    They should rename it Record Store Vinyl Day!

  68. John Collins says:

    I’m thinking that the market for a Gaz Coombes 12″ single would be quite small?

  69. don cooper says:

    Not forgetting: Pop Corn/Gershon Kingsley
    Secrets/Human League Fire up the Sequencers!

    Bolan Boogie/T.Rex
    The Final Cuts/ ” Gotta have some Boley!

  70. JasonC says:

    Other things noted on my RSD list trawl last night:
    Elvis Costello – Someone Else’s Heart 7” : This is the Squeeze song and features Questlove and Steve Mandel producing. Wise Up Ghost hinted at a Squeeze tribute project in its sleevenotes. Whether this is part of it, or just all of it, is uncertain.

    Elvis Presley – The King In The Ring : Vinyl redux of the Tiger Man CD from the nineties, i.e the acoustic bit from the ‘68 special.

    Frank Zappa – Lumpy Gravy : An earlier version, withdrawn at the time.

    The Kinks – Phobia : Think this is new to vinyl

    The Move – In Europe ’66-’67 : Listed on German and Netherlands RSD sites, looks interesting.

    Jobriath – Jobriath : Back, Back, BACK!

    Sparks – The Best of & The Rest of : Island-era album, with second b-sides collection originally in The Island Years Box

    Madness – I Do Like To Be B-side the A-side : Thoughtful new B-sides compilation with a great title and cover

  71. Gary says:

    I had a quick browse through the list this morning too. The Eno & Kevin Shields 12″ is the one thing I really must have. Could be tricky though since my nearest participating store is a five and half train journey away. Haha.

  72. Steve W says:

    I’m thinking Blackout, Let’s Dance & Dead Bees for me.

    I will then curse when they inevitably are lreased on cd. lol

  73. Ben Williams says:

    The Led Zep single is exciting, and I look forward to the Bowie stuff.

    There is a Clapton release of the Rush soundtrack on vinyl is good.

    That Tango In The Night Alternate sleeve is not good…

    I agree that certain releases hardly get the blood pumping..

  74. Andrew B says:

    I have the original 1982 promo copy of the single 1999 LP, treasured, oh yes. “What Soft Cell would of wanted you to hear in 1982”, so is that new speak for new remixes then?

  75. Tim-meh says:

    To say I was disappointed last night when I saw the list is an understatement. The most underwhelming RSD to date, and not a patch on last year. Pink Floyd/Bowie the obvious highlights. Other than those, respect to Ginger Wildheart for putting out a beautiful pic disc with new material.

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