Record Store Day 2022 is approaching, and this year, organizers have decided to return to the traditional single-day holiday model. In this article we will give you all the details along with the most anticipated record store day releases.
What Is Record Store Day
In case you are new to vinyl and unfamiliar with record store day, it is like Christmas for new, old, and future vinyl collectors. This day celebrates the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.
To participate, all you have to do is find your favorite record store either through their website or by looking on Google Maps (record store locator), like one of the participating stores, and mark your calendar for the annual Record Store Day.
When Is Record Store Day 2022
As a result of the epidemic, which led to the spread of Record Store Day over several dates in the past few years, it is moving back to a single day. Record Store Day will be on April 23, 2022. The 18th of June has also been designated as a fallback date in case of unforeseen circumstances.
What Are Some of the Most Anticipated RSD Releases
There is a ton of great releases to pickup this week, including some new titles from the big publishers and indie developers alike.
This list contains all my personal picks for this years RSD releases. I have tried to include as many different types of genres as possible, so there are a lot of surprises in here!
I’ll be adding more and more content over the next few days, but for now you can check out the list below or visit the official site for the complete list of RSD releases.:
Blur – Bustin’ + Dronin’
Remix collection Bustin’ + Dronin’ by Blur is set to be released for Record Store Day 2022 in a special, double-heavyweight coloured vinyl edition including remixes of music from their 1997 number one album. Only a few copies of the original 2-CD set, which included a John Peel session, were imported to the UK. Vinyl for Bustin’ + Dronin’ is the first time the nine remixes by William Orbit, Adrian Sherwood, Moby, Thurston Moore, and John McEntire have been made available for the first time. The sleeve comes with an altered version of the original Japanese OBI strip and a replica insert. The two LPs come in transparent blue and transparent green.
CHILDISH GAMBINO Kauai
It’s a paradise found study of nostalgia and the complicated fears of romance, indulgence, and desire in Childish Gambino’s Kauai EP from 2014. From “Sober” through “Late Night in Kauai,” Kauai is an important Childish Gambino album. As part of Record Store Day’s three color vinyl versions, this limited-edition release has been made available for the first time ever on vinyl.
BELL BIV DEVOE Poison
New Edition was the band in which Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe got their start in the music industry. During the late ’80s, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis encouraged the three members of Bell Biv DeVoe to join a new group, so they did. R&B instead of hip-hop was the driving force behind the group’s approach. Bell Biv Devoe’s debut album, Poison, has collaborations from Public Enemy producer Eric Sadler, Hank and Keith Shocklee, and others. As a result of the album’s success, it was certified four times Platinum by the RIAA and reached number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
BELINDA CARLISLE The Heaven on Earth Tour
To commemorate Belinda Carlisle’s 35 years as a solo artist, a 2LP live set of her greatest songs is being released, including “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” “Circle In The Sand,” “Runaway Horses,” and “Summer Rain.” On 180 double blue vinyl, this is the first vinyl pressing.
BILL EVANS Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires
The first official release of pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell recorded live at the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 24, 1973, is Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert in Buenos Aires. An extensive booklet, including rare photos from the concert, essays by American author/journalist Marc Myers and Argentina’s Claudio Parisi, author of the book Grandes del jazz internacional en Argentina (1956-1979), and new interviews with Eddie Gomez and pianist Richie Beirach, have been included in this limited edition 2 LP set remastered from the original concert tape reels in collaboration with the Bill Evans estate.
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Bernie Grundman did the mastering, while Record Technology Inc. did the pressing. As a companion piece to the Resonance release, Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert in Buenos Aires with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera, this concert recording has been released for the first time.
THE DOORS L.A. Woman
Over 2 12 hours of bonus content from the 50th anniversary collection, handpicked by Bruce Botnick, are included in this 4LP package.
DAVE BRUBECK TRIO Live From Vienna 1967
Live in Vienna with the Dave Brubeck Trio by Dave Brubeck The year is 1967, and Dave and his legendary rhythm unit — Joe Morello on drums and Gene Wright on bass — deliver a scorching performance. Trio leader Paul Desmond missed the flight to Vienna, so they set out on stage with a mission: prove to the audience that the three of them could still deliver a great show even though one member was missing. Each musician in the trio was at the peak of their game and each player was driven to stretch out their solos, which landed them in new creative territory.
Dave and Joe’s ability to communicate musical notions is astounding as they improvise and respond to each other’s new ideas fearlessly. As a tribute to the Quartet’s oldest member, Gene Wright solos more frequently than usual on this CD. In 2020, Gene will be dead by the time he’s 30. When Dave Brubeck plays, he shows off an impressive level of rhythmic nuance in his approach to the piano, which harkens back to his earlier work as a jazz improviser.
DEVO Oh, No! It’s Devo (40th Anniversary Edition)
The 40th anniversary edition of Oh No! It’s Devo, for the first time on a picture disc.
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JERRY GARCIA BAND Ragged But Right
Live recordings from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band’s fall 1987 tour stops at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco are included on Ragged But Right, which was released in 2010. An acoustic group formed by Jerry Garcia includes guitarist John Kahn (string bass), snare drummer David Kemper (drums) and fiddler Kenny Kosek, as well as drummer Sandy Rothman (vocals) (mandolin, dobro, banjo, vocals). For the first time, this two-LP set is wrapped in a gatefold jacket and pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
THE JACKSON 5 ABC
The Jackson 5’s second studio album, which topped the Billboard charts in 1970 and sold millions of copies worldwide. Songs like “ABC,” which topped Billboard’s Soul Singles chart and dethroned “Let It Be,” are included in this collection. It’s the first time the 180g Blue LP has been made available.
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CHARLES MINGUS The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott’s
Charles Mingus’ August 1972 performance in London’s Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, captured on film for the first time ever for the album The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s. Charles McPherson, tenor saxophonist Bobby Jones, trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist John Foster, and drummer Roy Brooks make up a great band on this recording.
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In this three-LP set, Bernie Grundman, a renowned sound engineer, masters the recordings and RTI records the 180-gram vinyl pressing. Many rare pictures from Jan Persson, Jean-Pierre Leloir, and Hans Harzheim are included in a lengthy insert. In addition, Brian Priestley, a jazz novelist from the UK, wrote an essay about the band during this tour and interviewed Mingus and McPherson at the time. This edition includes previously unpublished interviews with Charles McPherson, Mingus’ buddy Fran Lebowitz, and bass legends Eddie Gomez and Christian McBride. One of a kind.
NICKI MINAJ Beam Me Up Scotty
Beam Me Up Scotty, a 2009 mixtape, will be reissued on vinyl as a double LP. Last year, the mixtape was re-released on streaming networks.
STEVIE NICKS Bella Donna
Originally released as part of the Bella Donna Deluxe Edition in 2016, this remastered edition of the album comes packaged with a bonus LP of studio outtakes, B-sides, and demos, many of which have never been released on vinyl before.
THE OFFSPRING Greatest Hits
On vinyl for the first time, The Offspring’s greatest hits compilation. 8 Top 10 Mainstream Rock songs, plus “Can’t Repeat” and “Next to You,” round out the album, which was first published in 2005. Aqua Blue vinyl with foil board cover is used for this pressing.
PIXIES Live at Coachella 2004
Pixies reunited at Coachella in 2004 after a decade-long break, delivering a spectacular performance. With famous songs like ‘Where Is My Mind?,’ ‘Here Comes Your Man,’ and ‘Debaser,’ Pixies produced a now-iconic performance before Radiohead took the stage. In a Record Store Day exclusive for the first time, this epic 20-song compilation is available on two 140g yellow and orange marbled vinyl with an etched side D. Vinyl for the first time.
THE ROLLING STONES More Hot Rocks 50th Anniversary
The world’s finest rock ‘n’ roll band has released a must-have collection. Originally released in the United States in 1972, More Hot Rocks (Big Singles & Fazed Cookies) features the band’s biggest hits, as well as some of their best deep cuts and an entire LP side of rarities. “It’s All Over Now” and “Not Fade Away,” the trippy “Dandelion,” “She’s a Rainbow,” and “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” are among the 25 tracks on this essential anthology. “Tell Me,” “We Love You,” and “Out of Time.”
Early R&B covers of “Fortune Teller” and “Bye Bye Johnnie,” the mournful 1966 U.K. B-side “Long Long While,” and a cover of Muddy Waters’ “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” with excellent slide guitar recorded in stereo at Chess Studios, are all noteworthy rarities. Additionally, the stereo version of the trippy non-LP B-side “Child of the Moon,” which was previously only heard in mono before 1972, has been included. Make sure to not miss our Rolling Stones Some Girls Review
SLASH Live At Studio 60
This double album captures a live show that includes the entire 4 album, plus other Slash hits.
EP, 12″ and Singles
Alice In Chains – We Die Young 12″
We Die Young 12″ Vinyl Release for Record Store Day will see a limited edition commercial reissue of Alice In Chains’ debut studio EP We Die Young, which was first published as a promotional-only CD in 1990. “Killing Yourself” is the only song on this EP that wasn’t included on the band’s debut album, Facelift, which was released the following year.
Blondie Sunday Girl EP
Blondie’s 1979 single “Sunday Girl,” which featured one of the band’s most famous, charming, and popular songs, was the follow-up to the band’s #1 smash, “Heart of Glass,” and peaked at No. 1 in the UK and in the Top 10 across Europe. Both of these songs were taken from Blondie’s multimillion selling album Parallel Lines and were instrumental in helping Blondie become the first New Wave band to achieve platinum status. Beautiful, custom-made gatefold sleeves containing rare pictures from the era house this two-disc 7″ single set. In addition to the original Single Version, which appears on red vinyl, there is also a French Version on this disc. On the second disc, two previously unheard tracks are included: a demo from 1978 and a live version recorded in January of 1979 at the Paramount Theatre in Portland.
David Bowie’s Brilliant Adventure EP and Toy EP
Bowie and pianist Mike Garson performed two songs from the Outside era at a benefit concert for the New York Public Theater at the Shakespeare Festival in New York on September 18, 1995, which were included on the Brilliant Adventure EP.
You’ve Got It Made With All the Toys) includes the previously unheard “Shadow Man (Vocal and Piano Mix),” an alternative, stripped-back mix of the TOY album track, as well as the unreleased live versions of “I Dig Everything” and “The London Boys” recorded at the final Glastonbury warm-up show at the Roseland Ballroom, New York on June 19, 2000.
“Re-Versioned” versions of two Foo Fighters songs by some of their musical colleagues are included on a 7″ single for Record Store Day.
GLASS ANIMALS I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)
Side A – I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance) with Albert Hammond Jr
Side B – I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)
JOHNNY MARR Spirit, Power & Soul
Two tracks from Johnny Marr on 12″ colored vinyl. Features an unreleased Vince Clarke remix
TAYLOR SWIFT the lakes
Record Store Day exclusive 7″ of “the lakes” and “the lakes (original version)” from Taylor Swift’s GRAMMY Album of the Year, folklore. This is the first time “the lakes (original version)” will be available on vinyl.
We think there are some great releases with a nice variety of major labels and indies. Let us know which record store day releases you are most excited excited about in the comments below.