Early versions of RSD include Gaga Chromatica on exclusive yellow vinyl; Winehouse Remix as his own LP collection for the first time; Prince’s The truth as first LP release and first independent release on purple vinyl; Petty’s Angel dream reimagined on LP for the 25th anniversary of the It’s the right one soundtrack; John’s Regimental sergeant. Zippo in full form on LP for the first time, and Grande’s k bye for now (swt live) in double CD and in triple LP. This is the first time that the live album component of Grande’s 2019 Sweetener Tour has been released in physical form after the pop star released the LP digitally on December 23, 2019.
Rhino Records will launch 31 limited edition tracks at participating independent stores to celebrate Record Store Day, including Joni Mitchell’s. Joni Mitchell Archives, vol. 1 (1963-1967): Highlights on black vinyl 1-LP 180 grams; Aretha Franklin’s debut vinyl issue Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly, 1972 on 2-LP on orange and yellow vinyl; The first RSD version of Me’Shell Ndegéocello Peace beyond passion on 140 gram blue 2-LP vinyl; Black Sabbath’s Image Discs Heaven hell and Crowd rules; The doors’ Sessions at the Morrison Hotel on 2-LP – 180 gram black vinyl; four Lupe Fiasco albums (two on vinyl for the first time) as part of Food and Liquor Series by Lupe Fiasco 4-LP color vinyl set; a 2-LP color vinyl + a 7 inch set of The Notorious BIG’s Biggie Duets: the final chapter; and more.
Craft Recordings has announced 12 exclusive vinyl releases for RSD, which will feature the first vinyl reissue of John Martyn’s 1998 collection of blues covers The church with a bell; a reissue of the 40th anniversary of Celia Cruz and Willie Colón Celia and Willie; an edition of the 30th anniversary of Jonathan Richman Partying with Jonathan Richman; a 15th anniversary pressing of Evanescence Open door; and Curiosities and extras with rarities from the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Zombies.
Spreading RSD over two days into two different months during the summer gives vinyl presses and distribution companies enough time to produce the titles and gives independent stores more flexibility to prepare budgets and place orders so that customers can buy the discs they are looking for on. both days as opposed to a massive outing day.
RSD organizers have been forced to postpone its 2020 edition due to COVID. Last year’s three-part drop (staged August 29, September 26, and October 24) helped drive 1.95 million independent CD and vinyl album sales in the United States – including 1 , 41 million vinyl album sales, according to MRC data.