RECORD STORE DAY: First Drop on Saturday, Look For These!


This coming Saturday is the first of a few Record Store Days, with the second coming on July 17th. For anyone into Rock, Alternative, Classic Rock and more, I grabbed some of the highlights for ya below but get a full rundown and complete geek out on the official RECORD STORE DAY website.

AC/DC - "Through the Mists of Time" / "Witch's Spell" 12-inch Picture Disc. Two tracks from Power Up are on this single.

Awolnation - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020 LP. Live in the studio performance of the band's last album.

Beastie Boys - Aglio E Olio LP. The group's 1995 punk EP gets its first vinyl release.

Beck - Hyperspace (2020) LP. This vinyl reissue features two additional songs, "Dark Places (Soundscape)" and "I Am the Cosmos (42420)," plus new mixes of "Star," "Hyperspace," "See Through" and "Die Waiting."

Black Sabbath Heaven & HellMob Rules LP Picture Discs. These Ronnie James Dio-era albums, which were just reissued earlier this year, get picture discs.

Cold War Kids - New Age Norms: The Complete Collection 3-LP. This box set includes the first two volumes of the trilogy: 2019's New Age Norms 1 and 2020's New Age Norms 2 with the addition of four bonus tracks, plus room for New Age Norms 3 when it's out later this year.

The Cure - Faith LP Picture Disc. Their third studio album marks its 40th anniversary this year and gets a picture disc for the first time.

Def Leppard - Live in Oxford 2-LP. This 1980 concert was previously released in the band's The Early Years '79-'81 CD box set.

Deftones - “Digital Bath (Telefon Tel Aviv Version)” / “Feiticeira (Arca Remix)” 12-inch Single. These are two remixes that didn't make the White Pony 20th anniversary reissue.

Escape the Fate - Chemical Warfare: B-Sides EP. This five-track EP collects outtakes from their upcoming album.

The Fixx - Reach the Beach LP. This remastered album adds two tracks not featured on the original -- the B-side "Going Overboard" and "Deeper and Deeper (Long Version)" from the Streets of Fire soundtrack.

The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin Companion 2-LP. This was originally available as a promo-only CD that includes unreleased songs from the era, plus outtakes and early mixes, B-sides and more.

Grateful Dead - Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72 6-LP. This box set is one that shows the band's legendary Europe ‘72 Tour. 

Haim - "Gasoline" 7-inch single. The B-side is the version of "Gasoline" with Taylor Swift.

The Hu - "Sad but True" and "Wolf Totem" 7-inch Picture Disc. This includes their Metallica cover and their collaboration with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

I Don't Know How but They Found Me - RAZZMATAZZ (B-Sides) 10-inch Picture Disc. This includes multiple versions of "Leave Me Alone" and their cover of "Debra" from Beck.

The Jaded Hearts Club Band - Live at the 100 Club LP. This all-star band featuring members of JetBlur and Muse covers songs from The BeatlesThe WhoCream and more.

Elton John Regimental Sgt. Zippo LP. This was meant to be Elton John's debut album in 1968 but was shelved until now. Six of the 12 songs were featured on last year’s Jewel Box.

Linkin Park - Meteora 2-LP. This 2003 album gets a blue vinyl reissue.

Motley Crue - 40th Anniversary Cassette Box Set. This features their first five albums. 

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Angel Dream (Songs and Music From the Motion Picture She's the One) LP. This is a "special reimagining" of the album She’s the One to celebrate its 25th anniversary of its original release. This version doesn't have the four soundtrack songs included in the Wildflowers & All the Rest reissue. Instead there are four unreleased tracks -- two Petty originals (“105 Degrees” and “One of Life’s Little Mysteries”), a cover of JJ Cale’s “Thirteen Days”, and the instrumental “French Disconnection."

Robert Plant - Live at Knebworth LP. This four song EP includes Jimmy Page joining in on guitar for a take on Led Zeppelin's "Wearing and Tearing."

The Police - Live! Vol. 1: Boston 1979 2-LP and Live! Vol. 2: Atlanta 1983 2 LP. The group's 1995 live compilation is broken into two vinyl sets for this reissue.

Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Mexico City 2-LP. The band's 1999 show gets its first vinyl release. 

Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me LP. A limited-edition pink and black splatter vinyl edition of Ramone's 2002 solo album to celebrate what would have been his 70th birthday.

Keith Richards - "Wicked As It Seems (Live)" 7-inch. This has two previously unreleased live tracks from Richards and The X-Pensive Winos.

The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks (50th Anniversary Edition) 2-LP. The band's 1971 best-of compilation gets remastered and upgraded packaging. 

Steely Dan Two Against NatureEverything Must Go LP. It's the first vinyl release for the duo's early 2000s comeback albums. 

Tears for Fears - Live at Massey Hall 2-LP. Taken from the their Songs From the Big Chair tour, this double album captures the band live in Canada in 1985.

Twenty One Pilots - Location Sessions 12-inch single. Live versions of three songs from Trench, as well as a live version of "Level of Concern"

U2 - Fire (40th Anniversary Edition) 12-inch single. This features three version of “Fire” from U2’s second album, October.

Warren Zevon - Preludes 2-LP. This is a reissue of a 2007 collection of rarities. 


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