Back in April, the folks behind Record Store Day announced the yearly event would be postponed due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and the forced closure of retail stores large and small.
Now, as the uncertainty of returning back to normal shopping habits are still up in the air, a trio of dates have been announced that will see some new and rare releases hit virtual shelves for music fans to scoop up.
Billie Eilish’s Live at Third Man Records, which was previously only available at Jack White’s label stores, will be offered on blue vinyl and comes with a poster. Robyn’s self-titled 2005 album will be for sale on vinyl for the first time, as well as Charli XCX’s Vroom Vroom EP.
Also available: Tyler, the Creator’s Cherry Bomb (and its instrumental version), Odd Future’s The OF Tape Vol. 2, a new live EP from Brittany Howard, and a vinyl box set collecting the late John Prine’s first four albums. Paul McCartney’s solo album McCartney gets a 50th anniversary pressing this year too, and The Kinks’ The Kink Kronikles will hit vinyl for the first time in 35 years in the U.S..
Mac DeMarco will let loose some more demos from his Here Comes the Cowboy sessions plus reissues are set from Gorillaz, Sun Ra, Roxy Music, Throwing Muses, and many more.
Fans of the Wu Tang Clan will be happy to see the release of an official Ol’ Dirty Bastard singles box on September 26th. Also available will be a reissue of Roger Waters’ concert album The Wall, a 12" reissue of Destiny’s Child’s iconic single “Say My Name,” an exclusive Tegan and Sara live album, and a three-record Replacements set.
September will also see Hip Hop pioneer Nas’ God Son back on vinyl for the first time since its 2002 release. New issues of albums by The Doors (The Soft Parade), Lil Kim (9), and Fleetwood Mac (The Alternate Rumors), will also be released on vinyl for the first time.
Finally in October, the release of Beck’s “No Distraction / Uneventful Days” 7" (including a St. Vincent remix) will close out the run along with album reissues from Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Miles Davis, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Philip Glass, The Rolling Stones and more.
You can see a full list of releases for each Record Store Day “Drop Day” day right here.