10th March 2015: As Record Store Day 2015 is fast approaching, this year’s UK list of exclusive releases has been revealed, and boy, do we have some treats in-store for you.
This year, the Record Store Day list is reaching out to music fans like never before, with an eclectic mix of both new and heritage material. Releases from The 1975, Chvrches, George Ezra, Gorgon City and Calvin Harris will be enticing a younger generation of music fans to their local record shops to experience the joys of buying physical music for the first time whilst David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks help to rekindle the love of long-time vinyl fans.
Leading the way with new material, Mumford and Sons will be teasing fans with a 7” single containing two unreleased tracks from their hotly anticipated new record Wilder Mind. Foo Fighters will also treat us to an exclusive 10” of Songs from the Laundry Room, with never before heard tracks and demos, and a very special 7” release comes from Johnny Marr as he takes on Depeche Mode’s I feel You.
Continuing the 40th anniversary of the 7” picture disc series, David Bowie returns to Record Store Day once again with an exclusive release of Changes. The Small Faces also have four exclusive releases including an alternate single mix of Afterglow of your Love.
Taking us back to the Britpop era we also have live discs from Suede and Ocean Colour Scene as they each release a 12”, with Dog Man Star live at the Royal Albert Hall and OCS live at The Bridgewater hall with Q Strings.
Perhaps among the more niche and rare on the list is the official re-issue of the continually boot-legged Northern Soul classic Do I love you (indeed I do) 7” single by Frank Wilson which is notoriously worth thousands in its original format. Another rare classic likely to be sought after by many is the re-issue of the first ever NOW! 1 compilation.
The collaboration of Toy and Jane Weaver is also bringing a fresh and modern psychedelic twist to Record Store Day with their release of Fell From the Sun/ It’s a Drag.
Rupert Morrison, owner of The Drift Record Shop in Totnes, said of the list “There are some brilliant reissues this year, Pulp, William Onyeabor, Red House Painters, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear in particular. Personally, I’ll be saving up and hiring a proxy shopper for these five;
* Luke Abbott - Music For A Flat Landscape
Luke played in our shop a few years back for RSD and we've been friends since. The label snuck me a listen to this a few weeks back, utterly amazing stuff. Deep, minimal and moving.
* Brian Eno - My Squelchy Life
If i'm honest, i've not ever heard it. The album was voluntarily pulled from release so I am psyched to hear what headpsace Eno was in.. he's always somewhere.
* Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians
Not many of these to touch the sides... it's a hugely important record and Nonesuch always do such a killer job of pressing stuff.
* Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions II
The previous commissions EP (also an RSD exclusive) was amazing, I have no question that 0PN will produce again, he always does.
* Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents Down Beat Special – Limited Edition Studio One 7” Box Set
Whether they're curating Punk 45's, deep spiritual Jazz, or hymns, Soul Jazz always dig up solid gold. Reggae and Studio One is where they're strongest so I think this will be an utter treat. Bet they throw a damn good party on the day too!”
The official Record Store Day launch party is set to kick off tomorrow at 7pm with an exclusive acoustic set from The Coronas. To grab yourself a free wristband for the event just head down to Sister Ray Ace now.
The full list of exclusive releases can be found on www.recordstoreday.co.uk