On April 21, record stores across the nation will open their doors and celebrate what is becoming an annual holiday for music lovers, Record Store Day.
Fans can get their hands special limited pressings from a wide variety of music genres and from several different eras of music, so there is something for everyone.
For the past 10 years, music enthusiasts wait in anticipation for this day to purchase Record Store Day exclusive albums, firsts, collections, and regional releases at local music stores on cassette, LP, 7″ vinyl, 10″ vinyl, and 12″ vinyl. You can enter your zip code on RSD’s website for a list of participating stores.
Artists releasing music on RSD include Prince, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Diplo, Def Leppard, Disturbed, Phish, Linkin Park, Elvis Presley, U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dr, Dre, David Bowie, Stone Sour, Motorhead, AC/DC, Insane Clown Posse, Niall Horan, Eric Church, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry, Gov’t Mule, and The Doors. A full list of artist releases can be found on RecordStoreDay.com.
Several New York artists will offer releases, including Aaliyah, Blue Oyster Cult, The Notorious B.I.G., Ramones, Nas, Bleachers, The Dap-Kings, Good Rats, Living Colour, Mickey Hart, Mastodon, Patty Smyth, John Williams, Lou Reed, Wolfman Jack, Wu-Tang Clan, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Roc and comedian Adam Sandler.
New York Artists Record Store Day Releases:
Aaliyah (Brooklyn) – Back & Forth 12″ vinyl limited to 2500.
Bleachers (NYC) – MTV Unplugged LP limited to 2500.
Blue Oyster Cult – (Stoney Brook) – Rarities Vol.2 limited to 1400, is a 2x LP set.
Cam’ron – (Harlem) – Purple Haze 2x LP limited to 1400.
Willie Colon – (Bronx) – Wanted By The FBI/The Big Break – La Gran Fuga LP limited to 900.
The Dap-Kings – (Brooklyn) – A Closer Look at the Dap-Kings LP limited to 1650.
Good Rats – (Long Island) – Tasty LP limited to 500.
Mickey Hart – (Brooklyn) – RAMU limited to NA
Living Coulour – (NYC) -Live at CBGB’s 12/19/89 is a 2X LP set limited to 3000.
The Lone Bellow – (Brooklyn) Live at Grimey’s 10″ vinyl limited to 2500.
Nas – (Crown Heights, Brooklyn) – Illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center 2X LP set limited to 5000.
Harry Nillsson – (Brooklyn) – Pussycats LP limited to NA.
The Notorious B.I.G. (Brooklyn) – Juicy 12″ vinyl limited to 5250.
Parquet Courts – (Brooklyn) – “Mardi Gras Beads”/”Seems Kind of Silly” 7″ vinyl limited to 3000.
Prodigy (Hempstead, Long Island) – Keep It Thoro 12″ Picture Disc limited to 3000.
Quicksand (NYC) – Triptych Continuum 12″ vinyl limited to 1300.
Ramones (Forest Hills, Queens) – Sundragon Sessions LP limited to 5300.
Lou Reed – (Brooklyn) – Animal Serenade 3X LP limited to 3500.
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Roc (Harlem) – It Takes Two (30th Anniversary Edition) LP limited to 2000.
Adam Sandler (Brooklyn) – They’re All Gonna Laugh at You 2X LP limited to 2000.
Patty Smyth and Scandal – (NYC) – Goodbye to You! Best of the 8o’s Live 2X LP set limited to 900.
Sleigh Bells – (Brooklyn) – Kid Kruschev vinyl limited to 850.
Marnie Stern (NYC) – This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That LP limited to 400.
Swans – (NYC) – Die Tur 1st 2XLP set limited to 2500.
Johnny Thunders (Queens) – So Alonesome LP limited to 500.
Dave Von Ronk (Brooklyn) – Live at Sir George William University LP limited to 1200.
John Williams (Floral Park) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi 10″ vinyl limited to 3500.
Wolfman Jack & the Wolfpack (NYC) – Boogie with the Wolfman 12″ Picture disc limited to 1000.
Wu-Tang Clan (Staten Island) – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) cassette limited to 2500.
Other New York Mentions:
Czarface – Man’s Worst Enemy 7″ vinyl limited to 2375. Member Inspecta Deck is from Brooklyn.
Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand 12′ Picture Disc limited to 4000. Guitarist Bill Kelliher and drummer Bran Dailor are from Rochester.
Lou Reed (Brooklyn) and Kris Kristofferson – The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa 12″ Picture Disc limited to 1000.
Run the Jewels – Stay Gold Collectors Edition vinyl box set limited to 5000. Member EI-P is from Brooklyn.