25 Record Store Day 2015 Exclusives You Need In Your Life

New and rare tunes from Wu-Tang Clan, The White Stripes, and Johnny Cash are just a few of the gems on offer at the annual bonanza for vinyl nerds.

Record Store Day is back!

Record Store Day is back!

The annual high holiday for vinyl lovers is happening this Saturday, April 18, at a local record store near you. Here are just a few reasons, of many, to be excited about this year’s crop.

1. A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky

LPFJ2

Limited edition white vinyl 7”
RSD Exclusive Release

2. The Black Keys

The Black Keys

Meet Me In The City

7” Vinyl Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of Kimbrough’s “All Night Long”, two versions, for the first time on a split single.
RSD Exclusive Release

3. Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

The Night We Called It A Day

7” blue vinyl Limited Edition single featuring two songs from Bob Dylan’s newest release “Shadows In The Night”
RSD Exclusive Release

4. Bruce Springsteen

6 different newly remastered LP Vinyl: The River, Nebraska, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Born To Run, Born In The U.S.A.

All RSD First Release

5. Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

The Way

7”Colored Vinyl. The A-side is the title track from their popular 2014 album and the B-Side is an unissued track from the same sessions. Artwork is by Malcolm Garrett, the artists of all the early iconic Buzzcocks artwork. Limited to a one time pressing of 900 copies on Blue vinyl & 300 on White. Not to be repressed.
RSD Exclusive Release

6. Courney Barnett

Courney Barnett

Kim’s Caravan

The B-side of this 12” is a cover of John Cale’s “Close Watch” and is exclusive to this Record Store Day release.
RSD Exclusive Release

7. David Bowie

Changes and Kingdom Come

Both 7” vinyl. Changes is the continuation of 40th anniversary picture disc series. The previously unreleased AA side was recorded in 1971 for a small run of promo LPs made to secure David Bowie a record deal. Kingdom Come is a transparent red inside opaque black (Classic Black) – Color in Color. Part of Rhino’s now celebrated RSD exclusive Side By Side 7” singles series. Two artists perform the same song.

Both RSD Exclusive Release

8. The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen

Beelzebubba

LP Vinyl featuring tracks “Punk Rock Girl,” “Stuart,” and “Smokin Banana Peels.” 4000 Pressed — 3900 Blue vinyl and 100 randomly inserted White vinyl.
RSD Exclusive Release

9. Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie

Bad Reputation

7” 45 RPM Colored Vinyl is baby blue with coke bottle green splatter.
RSD Exclusive Release

10. The Flaming Lips

Both 10” Colored Vinyl, a series three Limited Edition 10” EP’s on different colored vinyl that contain tracks previously released only on CD overseas.
RSD Exclusive Release

11. The Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters

Songs From The Laundry Room

10” Limited edition vinyl including two demo versions, a cover and previously unreleased song.
RSD Exclusive Release
*David Grohl is this years RSD ambassador.

12. The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY 3/29/90

Vinyl Box Set released in 2014 on CD and as part of the box set, “Spring 90 The Other One.” First time on vinyl. 5LP black 180 grm. 9 sides of music, 1 side etching. 2 piece box with wrap.
RSD Exclusive Release

13. Gwar

Gwar

America Must Be Destroyed

2 × 12” Vinyl 45 RPM Double LP of Gwar’s third studio album, with an RSD Exclusivity Certificate and Gor-Gor” Pop Up Album Art.
RSD Exclusive Release

14. J Dilla

Both 7” vinyl, Dilla’s classic Fuck The Police, out of print for over a decade, remastered from Dilla’s original mixes and issued on Pay Jay as a badge-shaped picture disc single for Record Store Day 2015. Dilla’s Love features unreleased material.
RSD Exclusive Release

15. Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Koncert v Praze (In Prague—Live)

12” colored vinyl, Johnny Cash playing his greatest hits behind the Iron Curtain in 1983. Limited edition heavy weight vinyl release pressed on Soviet Red 180 gram vinyl.
RSD Exclusive Release

16. Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

KID CUDI presents SATELLITE FLIGHT: The Journey to Mother Moon

2 × 12” vinyl release of the 2013 album that was previously only available digitally.
RSD Exclusive Release

17. Metallica

Metallica

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No Life Til Leather

Cassette tape, recorded in the summer of 1982, No Life Til Leather is Metallica’s most widely-circulated demo tape. The track listing contains early versions of their debut album ‘Kill Em All’ which has gone triple Platinum. This is the first time Metallica are releasing it officially, remastered for Record Store Day.
RSD Exclusive Release

18. Mumford And Sons

Mumford And Sons

Believe

Bootleg style 7” vinyl hand numbered and hand stamped. First physical release of music from the upcoming album.
RSD Exclusive Release

19. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording

12” vinyl, the 1967 soundtrack composed by Paul McCartney, the original vinyl album has been long out of print, and extremely pricey on the collector’s circuit.
RSD Exclusive Release

20. The Replacements

The Replacements

Replacements EP

10” vinyl black regular weight vinyl 4 song EP from Pleased to Meet Me. Originally released in the UK as a 7”.
RSD Exclusive Release

21. The Stooges

The Stooges

Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s

LP, first time on vinyl of the 1970 performance. Released previously on CD in 2010 on the Handmade label. First time on vinyl. 1LP black/white spattered vinyl, poster insert.
RSD Exclusive Release

22. U2

U2

Songs of Innocence (Record Store Day Deluxe Exclusive Vinyl)

2 × 12” vinyl white, dye-cut gatefold center hole vinyl sleeve on front and back covers. Double black vinyl. Numbered.
RSD Exclusive Release

23. Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

Step

12” Colored vinyl, from the certified gold record Modern Vampires Of The City. Includes a remix track featuring Danny Brown, Heems & Despot, plus an instrumental track. Pressed on white vinyl. Limited edition of 3,000
RSD Exclusive Release

24. The White Stripes

The White Stripes

Get Behind Me Satan

2 × 12” colored vinyl, the first-ever commercially available version of the album on vinyl.
‘RSD First’ Release

25. Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Protect Ya Neck

12” colored vinyl, this RSD limited edition (3,000) is pressed on split yellow and black vinyl for the first time ever, with a reproduction of the original cover art and a plastic Get On Down-branded outer sleeve.
RSD Exclusive Release

So go out this Saturday and experience the wonders of Record Store Day!

25 Record Store Day 2015 Exclusives You Need In Your Life

#RSD15 not only features special releases, but also features parties at your local stores with special performances by amazing artists.This year’s Ambassador, Dave Grohl, will perform with The Foo Fighters at Record Connection in Ohio. Amanda Palmer confirmed a Dresden Dolls reunion at Rough Trade, in New York. All Time Low, who have the #1 album in both the US and the UK this week are meeting the fans at Schoolkids, in North Carolina. Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, Damien Rice, Yellowcard, Gwar, Ex Hex, TV On The Radio, are just the tip of the iceberg for the list of artists heading to a record store near you.

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