Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Record Store Day Releases Announced

Exclusive releases for Record Store Day were announced at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, with Annie Clark, Todd Barry, and the B-52s’ Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson appearing on a panel.

Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, U2, Brian Wilson and Bruce Springsteen are among the artists with notable releases coming out on April 18th.

Foo Fighters are putting out Songs From the Laundry Room, a 10-inch containing four tracks, including demos of "Big Me" and "Alone + Easy Target," a cover of Kim Wilde's peppy new-wave hit "Kids in America" and the previously unreleased "Empty Handed."

Paul McCartney is putting out a re-pressing of The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording, his long-out-of-print 1967 George Martin–produced score to the Hayley Mills film.

U2 have made a Songs of Innocence Deluxe double-LP, which features a white, die-cut gatefold cover.

Brian Wilson is putting out a seven-inch of the No Pier Pressure songs "The Right Time" and "Sail Away," songs that feature appearances by fellow former Beach Boys members Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin (in varying configurations).

Bruce Springsteen is putting out limited-edition reissues of seven of his classic albums, including Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and Nebraska.

other notable releases include a mono edition of Strange Days from the Doors. Bob Dylan is reissuing The Basement Tapes in stereo and mono vinyl editions (signed and numbered by the Band's Garth Hudson). Jerry Garcia's 1974 solo album Garcia (Compliments) will come out on translucent green vinyl. And Willie Nelson's 1998 album Teatro will become a double-LP.

Gregg Allman is putting out a self-titled 10-inch picture disc, and David Bowie has a "Changes" picture-disc seven-inch.

Some artists are putting out rare live recordings on vinyl. Jimi Hendrix's performances of "Purple Haze" and "Freedom" at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival will be on a seven-inch.

Robert Plant has put together a three-song live EP, More Roar, recorded last year.

A 1968 Sly and the Family Stone concert will be available on green and red vinyl.

The Stooges' 1970 Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano's will come out on black-and-white splattered vinyl.

A box set of the Grateful Dead's Nassau Coliseum shows in 1990 will come out on five LPs.

Finally, Metallica's No Life 'til Leather demo cassette and the Violent Femmes' Happy New Year, which features their "Love Love Love Love Love" will both be available.

Although it's not listed on Record Store Day's website, Jack White is also planning on reissuing Elvis Presley's 1953 "My Happiness" acetate, for which he paid $300,000 at auction.