Pick of Record Store Day releases 2016
a-ha / Hits South America (12-inch vinyl)
Five previously unreleased live tracks: The Blood That Moves The Body (Live), Manhattan Skyline (Live), You Are The One (Live), Stay On these Roads (Live) and Hunting High And Low (Live).
Alanis Morissette / The Demos 1994-98 (coloured vinyl)
Ten Alanis Morissette demos (presumably disc two of the Jagged Little Pill reissue) on translucent spatter vinyl.
Alan Partridge / Knowing Me Knowing You (picture disc)
The early BBC radio shows were some of the funniest Alan Partridge material. This sees their debut on vinyl – picture disc no less. Back of the net!
Bryan Ferry / The Island Singles 1973-76 (seven-inch box set)
Six Bryan Ferry seven-inch singles taken from the albums These Foolish Things, Another Time, Another Place and Let’s Stick Together with replica European picture sleeves and on heavyweight vinyl.
David Bowie / TVC15 (seven-inch pic disc)
The Bowie 40th anniversary reissues continue with TVC15. This features the original single edit of the A-side and the 2010 Harry Maslin mix single edit of Wild Is The Wind on the B-side.
David Bowie / The Man Who Sold The World (12-inch pic disc)
Bowie‘s 1970 album as a 12-inch picture disc using the German sleeve design.
Creedence Clearwater Revival / Archive Box
1969 Archive Box (3LP+3CD+3×7” box set)
Fleetwood Mac / The Alternate Tusk (2LP)
The alternate version of the 1979 Fleetwood Mac album on double vinyl. This was debuted on CD on last year’s Tusk super deluxe edition.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood / Rage Hard (12-inch coloured vinyl)
The fifth single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood in its “The Making Of A 12-inch” on 12-inch purple vinyl. Limited Edition of 2500 numbered copies, with just 800 copies available in the UK.
Giant Sand / The Sun Set vol 1 (8x 12-inch vinyl box)
First of three vinyl boxes. This contains six albums across eight records set in hardboard slipcase with booklet, includes downloads. Includes: “Ballad Of A Thin Blue Man” (1986), “Blurry Blue Mountain’”(2010), “Center Of The Universe” (1992), “Chore Of Enchantment” (2000), “Glum” (1994) and “Goods And Services” (1995).
Grace Jones / Private Life + She’s Lost Control (12-inch vinyl)
Black vinyl 12-inch. Contains Private Life (Long & Dub Version) / She’s Lost Control (Long & Dub Version)
Jethro Tull – Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (12-inch vinyl)
The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix of the album on vinyl.
John Williams / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (10-inch pic disc)
Limited edition picture disc 10-inch picture disc of two tracks from the score of The Force Awakens.
Lush / Origami (5LP coloured vinyl box)
Contains Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996) as well as their compilations Gala (1990) and Topolino (1996). According to the RSD site (but not on the 4AD one) this will also include “a download album of previously unheard home demos”.
Madonna / Like A Virgin and Other Big Hits (12-inch coloured vinyl)
LP Reissue Madonna‘s 1984 Japanese EP with Obi Strip on pink vinyl. Track listing for this is Like A Virgin (Extended Dance Mix), Holiday, Lucky Star (Extended Dance Remix) and Borderline (Extended Dance Remix).
Manic Street Preachers / A Design For Life (12-inch vinyl)
This limited edition single with copper, mirrored sleeve features artwork by Mark Farrow. Side A features A Design for Life and the excellent Dead Trees and Traffic Islands, while on side B is Stealth Sonic Orchestra’s remix of A Design For Life along with Mr. Carbohydrate. This signals a 20th anniversary edition of Everything Must Go.
Matthew Sweet / Good Friend (2LP pink vinyl)
Sweet’s alternative take on Girlfriend is issued on just 1000 or 4000 numbered copies (depending on where you read about it) and pressed on pink vinyl. Just 300 copies will be available in the UK, apparently.
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs / Under The Covers vols 1,2,3
Translucent blue, yellow and purple vinyl respectively
The Monkees / Classic Album Collection (10LP coloured vinyl box)
Massive 10LP coloured vinyl set (various Colours). Includes nine studio albums singles/rarities album.
The Monkees / Saturday’s Child – You Just May Be The One
This looks to be a US-only logo-shaped picture disc.
Neneh Cherry / Buffalo Stance (12-inch picture disc)
Issued on a picture disc 12″ with the extended version of Buffalo Stance, backed with the David Morales “A Little More Puerto Rican” mix of single Kisses On The Wind.
Simple Minds / Big Music Tour 2015 (2LP coloured vinyl)
RSD double LP is pressed on red vinyl. Limited to 2,500 copies.
Soft Cell / Sex Dwarf (coloured vinyl 12-inch)
Pressed on pink vinyl, this 12-inch brings together the full-length album version plus the 1982 ‘Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing’ and 2007 The Grid remixes.
Squeeze / Goodbye Girl (seven-inch coloured vinyl)
A yellow-vinyl seven-inch of the 1978 single.
Thompson Twins / Set (2LP)
Red vinyl 2LP reissue. Bonus LP contains In The Name Of Love (12inch Dance Mix), Runaway (12inch Extended Mix), Bouncing (Extended Mix)
and In The Name Of Love (Big Value Version – Synthesized Version).
UK Subs / The GEM Singles Box (8 x 7-inch pic discs)
Exclusive 7^ picture disc box set