RECORD STORE DAY 2017: 10 Most Anticipated Vinyl Pick-ups.

Record Store Day is a chance for all of us dedicated record collectors to get the rarest and most exclusive vinyls and re-issues. It’s not a national holiday by any means, but for us it’s like a 2nd Christmas. Record Store Day is on April 22, 2017  and to get you prepared, this post is going to be 10 records that I am looking forward to purchasing this year with background notes from the RSD website. If you wish to see the full list of limited release records, click here!


David Bowie – Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74)

A previously unreleased live recording from Los Angeles on 5th September, 1974. This was a pivotal gig in the transition between the Diamond Dogs tour and the Philly Dogs tour. Produced by David Bowie and mixed by Tony Visconti at Human Studios, NYC in October/November 2016. 3 LP set with etching on sixth side. (Limited worldwide release of 17,000.)

SIDE A: 01 Introduction (Live) 02 1984 (Live) 03 Rebel Rebel (Live) 04 Moonage Daydream (Live) 05 Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) (Live)
SIDE B: 01 Changes (Live) 02 Suffragette City (Live) 03 Aladdin Sane (Live) 04 All The Young Dudes (Live) 05 Cracked Actor (Live)
SIDE 2A: 01 Rock N Roll With Me (Live) 02 Knock on Wood (Live) 03 It’s Gonna Be Me (Live) 04 Space Oddity (Live)
SIDE 2B: 01 Diamond Dogs (Live) 02 Big Brother (Live) 03 Time (Live)
SIDE 3A: 01 The Jean Genie (Live) 02 Rock N Roll Suicide (Live) 03 John, I’m Only Dancing (Again) (Live)



Patti Smith – Hey Joe

Patti Smith’s debut single, “Hey Joe” was released in 1974. Her version of this well-known and multiple times covered American popular song is based on the recording by blues guitarist Roy Buchanan, but obviously Smith’s rendition is unique and includes also a salacious and brief monologue as well as featuring Tom Verlaine from Television on guitar. The B-side “Piss Factory” was an original composition that placed on the 1989 “1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made” list. “Hey Joe” was reissued in the UK in 2012 as part of a Sire series, but this is the first time since the 1970s that the original picture sleeve has been reproduced. (Limited worldwide release of 4500.)

“Hey Joe (Version)”/”Piss Factory”



The Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK –The UK & US Singles

Four original UK 7″s and one US 7″ presented in replicas of the original 1977 sleeves, housed in a singles box. Includes “Anarchy In the UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant (UK version)”, “Pretty Vacant (US version)”, and “Holidays in the Sun”. (Limited worldwide release of 5000.)


Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny

Following his widely acclaimed third album, Atrocity Exhibition, Danny Brown is back for Record Store Day serving up this gorgeous 10″ picture disc with artwork by the Braindead collective. Side A features album cut and fan favorite “Ain’t it Funny”, which was recently featured in the trailer for Dragon Ball Z Super. The B-side features Danny’s Clams Casino collaboration “Worth It”, appearing on vinyl for the first time.

A1. Ain’t It Funny  A2. Ain’t It Funny (Acapella) AA1. Worth It – Danny Brown + Clams Casino AA2. Ain’t It Funny (Instrumental)



Ramones – ’76-’79 Singles Box

A box of pre-1980 US 7″ singles by the Ramones, authentically reproduced with Sire labels, picture covers where applicable and a selection of great punk rock tracks that changed the course of rock ‘n’ roll. All packaged in a unique cigarette-style outer box, with an insert and individually foil-stamped numbered global edition of 6500. Wall-to-wall Ramones classics including “Blitzkrieg Bop”, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”, “Swallow My Pride”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” and a special mono/stereo promo edition of “I Wanna Be Sedated”, all presented the way punk rock should be–as 45 RPM slabs of wax. (Individually numbered, limited worldwide release of 6500.)



Prince – “Little Red Corvette” / “1999”

Reissue of a 1983 picture disc, out of print since 1985

“Little Red Corvette”/”1999”



Lou Reed – Perfect Night: Live in London

Perfect Night: Live in London is an acoustic live album recorded during the Meltdown ’97 festival. It Includes a version of the Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror”, originally sung by Nico. This Record Store Day release is the first time this album will be available on vinyl. (Limited worldwide release of 7000.)

SIDE A: 01 I’ll Be Your Mirror (Live Version) 02 Perfect Day (Live Version) 03 The Kids (Live Version) 04 Vicious (Live Version)
SIDE B: 01 Busload of Faith (Live Version) 02 Kicks (Live Version) 03 Talking Book (Live Version) 04 Into The Divine (Live Version)
SIDE 2A: 01 Coney Island Baby (Live Version) 02 New Sensations (Live Version) 03 Why Do You Talk (Live Version)
SIDE 2B: 01 Riptide (Live Version) 02 Original Wrapper (Live Version) 03 Sex With Your Parents (Motherfucker)Part II (Recorded Live July 4th 1995 04 Dirty Blvd (Live Version)



John Williams – Star Wars: A New Hope

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars “A New Hope” this nostalgic 10” RSD exclusive features two tracks from John Williams’ incomparable score from the film that kicked off a legendary franchise.

Side A: Main Title (From “Star Wars: A New Hope”/Score)
Side B: The Throne Room and End Title (From “Star Wars: A New Hope”/Score)



 The Notorious B.I.G. – Born Again


Born Again was originally released December 7, 1999 and has been out of print since the early 2000s. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and solve over 485k albums in the first week of release. Guest artists include Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. Its reissue on double gold vinyl for Record Store Day 2017 is part of the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G. (Limited worldwide release of 8000.)

Madonna – Dance Mix

Dance Mix is a 1985 four track EP originally released only in South America. The rare 12″ features Madonna’s ground-breaking hit “Into The Groove” from the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan in which Madonna starred, an extended dance mix of 1984 single “Angel” produced by Nile Rodgers and mixed by Nile Rodgers and James Farber, a 12″ “Chica Material (Material Girl)” remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez and produced by Nile Rodgers and “Vacacion” (Holiday) produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez. Dance Mix is being released for the first time worldwide for Record Store Day 2017. (Limited worldwide release of 8000.)

SIDE A: “Into The Groove (Single Version)” 02 “Angel (Extended Dance Mix)” SIDE B: “Material Girl (Extended Dance Remix)” 02 “Holiday”


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