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.

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