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Record Store Day 2017 Releases revealed

Record Store Day releases revealed

Slaves, Anton Newcombe, Kate Tempest,Kate Nash and Izzy Bizu enlisted as official champions to celebrate 10th birthday

EMBARGO: 21ST MARCH AT 6PM 

21st March 2017:  Tonight, we are excited to reveal the limited edition releases available next month to celebrate Record Store Day’s 10th anniversary. This is the start of all the fun! 

The full list of over 500 records, which can be found HERE, will be making their way exclusively into independent record shops across the UK on Saturday 22nd April. The record labels have once again given us a set of special releases to work with. From this generous selection shops will each curate their own unique Record Store Day offerings. As always, there is a massive range of music on offer, across all genres, enticing more shops (and hopefully customers) than ever to get involved.

 Below, the Record Store Day team of organisers have curated personal picks as a taster of what gems and rarities you can expect to find on the day. 

Natasha Youngs of Resident Music in Brighton said “Shops all over the country will be supporting the releases with an array of events (live music, raffles, quizzes, giveaways and more), offering a day that truly celebrates the record shop culture that we all live and breathe every day. The UK’s independent record shops are a fiercely diverse set of businesses but this event brings us together to celebrate our differences.” 

To mark the milestone of 10 years of Record Store Day, we have enlisted for the first time five official UK champions: Slaves, Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Kate Tempest, Kate Nash and Izzy Bizu.  They each have a very special release and video message to share ahead of the event which can be found HERE.

 Moreover, as a birthday gift to record store fans, the first 20 people in each store queue will receive a limited edition Fred Perry collaboration record bag for the releases they find on the day. The bags have been designed for Fred Perry by UK based artists Suzi Kemp, Melvin Galapon, Jack Kimberley and David Sparshott for the 10th anniversary. 

The party atmosphere will continue on the 22nd April when this year’s Record Store Day takes place. 

ENDS
About RSD

Record Store Day was conceived 10 years ago in the USA and is coordinated by the Entertainment Retailers Association in the UK. The day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture. Exclusive vinyl is made available on the day and shops often have live music and in-store events to celebrate the event. 

More Info

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Press kit here

Includes ‘About RSD 1 pager’, full list of releases, list of UK record stores, retail spokespeople, release artwork and champion assets.

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Record Shop Picks from….

Adam Gillison, Jumbo Records.
Ashlie Green, David’s Music.
Jon Tolley, Banquet Records.
Natasha Youngs & Derry Watkins, Resident Music.
Phil Barton & Steve Sexton, Sister Ray.
Rupert Morrison, The Drift Record Shop.

Artist

Title

Label

Shop pick

Alice Coltrane

Harp Improvisation

 

Moochin' About

 

Rupert: Promise you this, 2017 is going to be all about spiritual jazz. All eyes on Soul Jazz with some huge, seminal reissues coming soon to split open minds. Alice Coltrane is always essential listening and looks like Moochin' About have done a really great job with this release.

Bastille

Comfort Of Strangers

Virgin EMI

 

JT: New track from the local band, friends of the shop, and penners of huge anthems

 

Bert Jansch

The Black Swan (Single)

 

Earth Recordings

 

 

Rupert: Earth are doing amazing work with the Bert Jansch family, and this is a beautiful little send off. Original album version plus demo. Lovely stuff.

Bonnie Prince Billy and Nathan

Untitled) Beargrass Song + 2EP

Paradise of Bachelors

 

Rupert: Two country gentlemen. We'd pay to hear this pair sing the pages of a phone book.

Cabbage

Young, Dumb And Full Of….

SKELETON KEY RECORDS

 

Natasha:  We’ve all been desperate to get our hands on physical copies of this release so it’s a real treat that the band have made it happen for rsd. This one’s going to fly – it’s one of the most requested records we’ve ever experienced over the counter in recent times.

The Comet is Coming

 

Death To The Planet

The Leaf Label

Adam: new music from Mercury-nominated Comet Is Coming, whose bold fusion of jazz and electronic music was one of the surprise hits of 2016.

The Cure

Acoustic Hits

 

UMC/Polydor UK

JT, Banquet: First time on vinyl for the Cure's acoustic rendition of their Greatest Hits. what’s not to love

Danny Brown

Ain't It Funny

 

Warp

 

Rupert, Drift Record Store: Hugely underrated talent, Danny Brown is genuinely doing different and wild things in hip hop, his voice is so extreme.

David Bowie

Cracked Actor

Rhino

Adam: previously unreleased 1974 live recording from (another) key period in the great man's career

Elastica

Elastica

ROUGH TRADE

 

Natasha: One of the albums we get asked for the most from the classic Britpop era. It’s a straight up classic & still sounds absolutely amazing today. This isn’t just a nostalgia release – it’s a crucial record for any collection, in any era. It’s packaged here, as it originally was, with a fanzine & flexi-disc (although apparently the track on the flexi isn’t the same as the original)

Fleurs De Lys

I Can See The Light

Acid Jazz

 

Phil: Box set of God's own format - prime 60s mod/soul/freakbeat from one of me faves

Follakzoid ft J. Spaceman

London Sessions

Sacred Bones

 

Rupert: Another dream collaboration. Live-to-tape specially recorded renditions from psychedelic kindred spirits... this will not touch the sides.

Kevin Morby

 

Beautiful Strangers b/w 'No Place To Fall' (cover)

Dead Oceans

 

Adam: 7 inch from the man who made Jumbo Records staff's top pick of 2016, with a Townes Van Zandt cover on the b-side

Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson

 

White Man In Hammersmith Palais (7" EP)

 

Greensleeves Records

 

Adam: 7” EP commemorating the gig that inspired The Clash’s ‘White Man In Hammersmith Palais’.  A snapshot of some of the key figures of that era of reggae music, featuring Leroy Smart, Dillinger, Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson.

La Dusseldorf

The Singles

Rhino

 

Phil, Sister Ray: Neu!'s Klaus Dinger's other stellar 70's kosmische band's prime cuts on a lovely 10"

Laura Marling

Live from York Minster LP

UMC/Universal UK

Ashlie: Beautiful recording of a great set, and hasn't been available on vinyl for a while. It's going to be a good year for Laura Marling. 

Loop 

Wolf Flow

REACTOR

 

Steve: I taped all these Peel Sessions off the radio at the time. I had a tape player then. And hair.

Mallory Knox

Wired

Raw Power

JT: single from the album of the same name, from this awesome Brit-rock band

Midlake

Bamnan & Slivercork

Bella Union

 

Rupert, Drift Record Store: Not the perfect piece of the following 'Van Occupanther...', but a beautiful record all the same and LONG overdue a pressing.

Peter Schilling

Major Tom

Rhino

 

Phil: Proper nuclear holocaust terror synth pop - you'll know it from Channel 4's entertaining "Deutschland 83"

Priests

Early Recordings

Tough Love

 

Natasha: We’ve been loving the debut from these Washington DC punks so we can’t wait to check out the early material being released especially for RSD17. They remind us of the visceral energy of Savages with the haunting menace of Siouxsie & The Banshees & ESG’s pumping post- punk-funk. Their grooves are right up my street!

Ramones

Ramones Singles Box

Rhino

 

Derry: All the singles from '76 to '79. Definite contender for best unbroken classic singles run

Raincoats

Fairytale In The Supermarket

We ThRee

 

Derry: Still sounds as radical & fresh nearly 40 years since its first release. Reminds me of possibly the greatest line up I ever saw at one gig: Slits, Pop Group, Au Pairs, Essential Logic, John Cooper Clarke & The Raincoats.

Rodney P

Untitled

Dinked

JT: godfather of UK Hip Hop

Suzanne Ciani

Fish Music

Finders Keepers Records

Rupert:  If anyone is pompous to proclaim that 'RSD has not put out anything interesting' then we have the simplest retort; "Previously unheard recording of an early installation project from a 17-year-old Suzanne Ciani"  - Do your homework.

The Small Faces

In Session At The BBC 1965-66

Immediate

Ashlie: Solid RSD release from the never disappointing Small Faces. Featuring interview highlights with Steve Marriott, what's not to like?

The Smiths

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Rhino

 

Derry: What Record Store Day should be about: a chance to buy a previously unheard version of one of the best singles ever

Super Furry Animals

International Language Of Screaming

BMG

 

Rupert:  20th-anniversary replica edition of the of 1997 single. SFA are a band that never stopped developing and experimenting... the best.

Thomas de Hartmann

The Music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann

 

Light In The Attic

 

Rupert: Like many other people, we first came to this via the I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America 1950-1990 compilation. Amazingly, this material, out of print on vinyl for over three decades, we're personally thrilled to get hold of an extraordinary collaboration between the Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher, G. I. Gurdjieff and Russian composer, Thomas de Hartmann.

 

Toto

Africa / Rosanna

 

Legacy

 

Ashlie: One of my favourite songs (stop judging me, it's not cute) presented in an Africa shaped disc - I love a good gimmick, and when better than RSD to do it?

Various Artists

Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop from the Nuggets

Rhino

 

Ashlie: These Nuggets comps are just good, and long overdue a release on vinyl. No doubt Rhino will do a beautiful job on the complimentary coloured vinyl presentation on both. 

 

Various Artists

 

Close To The Noise Floor

 

Cherry Red

Adam: finally a vinyl version of the classic compilation of early British electronic music

 

Various Artists 

Ethiopiques

Heavenly Sweetness

 

Rupert: If you were thinking about putting out a box of 7"s, then this is a great release to focus on. The Heavenly Sweetness label have been quietly reissuing fascinating jazz long before everyone started noticing. Ethiopian series are 100% bangers.

 

Various Artists

Insane Times - 21 British Psychedelic Artyfacts From Parlophone And Associated Labels

 

Rhino

Ashlie: Never before issued on vinyl, this is a stellar introduction to some of the finest psych jams the UK has produced.

Wiley

Godfather

Wiley

 

JT: before the rest of us caught up with grime, Wiley had already been pioneering it for a decade