The fourth annual Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16) is a celebration of music, independent record stores, and the trusty wax itself. Even if you are without a means to listen to vinyl records these days, the majority of releases this weekend will grab any longtime fan or collector’s interest.
And it’s not just indie artists who are taking part. There are enough re-presses, new releases, and limited editions from rock’s legends that will hit store shelves tomorrow to make even the most ardent digital music user put down their smart phone and plug in that long-neglected record player. Keep reading for details on new releases from legendary artists such as [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], [lastfm]Todd Rundgren[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band[/lastfm], [lastfm]Syd Barret[/lastfm], [lastfm]Beach Boys[/lastfm] and [lastfm]The Doors[/lastfm]!
[lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] – Live At Brandeis University 1963
Previously unknown recording of 21-year-old Bob Dylan at the Brandeis First Annual Folk Festival in Waltham, Mass, May 10 1963. The professionally recorded tapes were discovered in a music critics’ belongings.
[lastfm]Todd Rundgren[/lastfm] – Todd Rundgren’s Johnson
The project celebrates the centennial anniversary of Robert Johnson, the King of the Delta Blues
[lastfm]Ozzy Osbourne[/lastfm] – Flying High Again 7″
Limited edition recreation of original 1981 single
1. Flying High Again
2. I Don’t Know (Live)
[lastfm]Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band[/lastfm] – 10″ with two tracks from upcoming live DVD
1. Gotta Get That Feeling
2. Racing In The Street
[lastfm]The Velvet Underground[/lastfm] – Foggy Notion 7″
Two songs from the long-lost sessions for their fourth album
1. Foggy Notion
2. I Can’t Stand It
[lastfm]Built To Spill[/lastfm] – Ripple 7″
Limited, collectors edition picture disc that features only one track–a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple”, previously unreleased and recorded live October 11, 2010 in Charlotte, NC.
[lastfm]Dio[/lastfm] – Killing The Dragon
Numbered, Hologram Sticker, Poly Sleeve, Picture Vinyl
[lastfm]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] – Brown Sugar 7″
1. Brown Sugar
3. Let It Rock
[lastfm]The Yardbirds[/lastfm] – Goodnight Sweet Josephine 7″
1. Goodnight Sweet Josephine
2. Think About It
[lastfm]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/lastfm] – Self-titled Debut Album
Limited, white vinyl
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For more information on Record Store Day and every new release, please visit recordstoreday.com