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Record Store Day 2018 Releases Revealed



London, 6th March 2018: Record Store Day UK are proud to reveal *the official list* of limited edition releases coming to independent record shops on 21st April 2018. 

Hundreds of record labels have once again come on board to deliver a huge array of special vinyl products to celebrate the diverse and unique culture of the UK’s independent record shops.

Shops will be supporting the release list by hosting in-store parties, events and performances reaching every corner of the UK.

Over 240 shops will be taking part in what’s now the 11th edition of Record Store Day – the largest number of participating stores in Record Store Day UK’s history. You can find a record shop taking part near you here: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/stores/

And after the success of our partnership with Fred Perry in 2017, we are thrilled to announce the return of the limited edition Fred Perry/ Record Store Day record bags. Three artists have been commissioned especially to design the record bags, which will be gifted to the earliest queuers on Record Store Day morning.

So to kick off the celebrations, our team of Record Store Day organisers including Natasha Youngs – Resident Music, Ashlie Green – David’s Music, Jon Tolley – Banquet Records, Alan Jordan – Reflex, Rupert Morrison - Drift and Tony Boothroyd – Vinyl Tap have curated their top picks from this year’s exclusive offering.

And of course, you can curate your own RSD want-list from the full list of releases here: www.recordstoreday.co.uk with an eclectic mix of product from the likes of The Streets, to Sigrid to Miguel and to Blue Planet 2.

This year’s Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 21st April 2018.  The official hashtag is #RSD18 and we can be found on twitter at @RSDUK. 







Top Shop Pick

Antony Gormley

Sounds of the Studio

Gearbox records


Drift: “This is exactly the kind of project that RSD is about”. Turner Prize winning British Sculptor Antony Gormley (Angel of the North) is arguably Britain's premier artist. Exhibitions of his works draw huge crowds in every corner of the world. Gearbox Records have created a teleportational  sound portrait of his cathedral-like studio in all its working glory. Hammers, grinders, fans, welders, and all sorts of other beasts reverberate in the vast caverns of an extraordinary acoustic space. A true AAA valve mastered mono recording, direct to 1/4 inch tape using the legendary RCA KU-3A ribbon microphone. On 180gm Vinyl for sonic excellence.

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire EP

Legacy / Sony Music

12" Vinyl EP

Banquet Records: “Back to where it all began; the beautiful beginnings of a beautiful band. Some of these songs are almost forgotten but some are still live-set staples”. First time on Vinyl for this 12" transparent Blue coloured & individually numbered EP, with augmented Gold artwork.



Belly  Inc.


Resident: “A 4 track release featuring 2 new tracks & 2 unreleased tracks. Great to have them back!”Exclusive 4 track release for Record Store Day; two tracks from upcoming album DOVE and two unreleased tracks. This is the first new release from legendary 4AD band BELLY for over 20 years.

Blanck Mass

Odd Scene b/w Shit Luck

Sacred Bones Records


Resident “Woah! One of the most innovative & consistently exciting artists around has recorded 2 tracks specifically for RSD. Apparently they are not in his usual style but as this man can only do quality output, we can be assured they will be to his usual standard.” These two tracks have been recorded specifically with RSD in mind, and were committed to tape in the space of a frenzied two day session in January 2018. Neither track will appear on any Blanck Mass album.

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

101 Damnations

Big Cat (UK) Records / Jungle


Banquet Records: There was a cult around the drum-machine punks. Carter, along with Pop Will Eat Itself, spearheaded a politically motivate mix of punk with unorthodox band setups. Featuring live favourite Sheriff Fatman, it’s a South London treasure.”

The debut album, first time on vinyl since 1990.  Limited edition black splatters on white vinyl.

Cheryl Lynn

You Saved My Day / Got to Be Real

Columbia Disco Series


Reflex: “Got to be real, 70s Club Hit at it's amazing best!” 40 year anniversary release of Cheryl Lynn's much in-demand and RARE 12" mix of "You Saved My Day" backed with all-time feel-good anthem "Got To Be Real". RSD exclusive 180g

Courtney Barnett

City Looks Pretty/ Sunday Roast

Marathon Artists


David’s Music: “This’ll be the first taste of the new album coming later this year so very much looking forward to it. This is going to be a great platform for people to get excited with a single”

Daniel Rossen




Resident: “Brand new solo single from the Grizzly Bear guitarist & co-lead vocalist, still releasing on Warp, the band's original home


Music From Before The Storm



Resident: “Previously only available on download, fans have been crying out for a physical release of their atmospheric soundtrack to the Life Is Strange video game. Now 4AD have come good with a 2LP clear vinyl release, specifically for RSD!”

David Bowie

Let's Dance - Demo

PLG UK Catalog

 1 x 180g 12" Black Vinyl single

Resident: “Previously released on download to celebrate Bowie's birthday but now released on 12" with a previously unreleased live version. This should fly.” This black vinyl 45 rpm 12” single features the first appearance of the full length demo of ‘Let’s Dance’ previously released in an edited form through digital download and streaming services for David’s birthday on 8th January this year. .

David Sylvian

Dead Bees On A Cake

UMC/Virgin EMI


Resident: “This spectacular album gets reissued on white vinyl with 4 extra tracks. The Dead-Bees knees!” First time on white vinyl for David Sylvian's album from 1999. Now expanded with the addition of 4 non-album tracks, "The Scent of Magnolia", "Albuquerque", "Cover Me With Flowers" and "Aparna and Nimisha".          

Duke Reid All Stars / Roland Alphonso

 Judge Sympathy / Never To Be Mine

Trojan / BMG

7" single Coloured Vinyl

Reflex: “First release ever on the Trojan label in 1967, named after the trucks which carried around the "Sound Systems", the rest is history”.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Trojan Records, a special coloured vinyl edition of the first-ever 7” single to see issue in the UK on a Trojan label.

Ed Motta presents... / Various Artists

Too Slow to Disco Brasil compiled by Ed Motta

How Do You Are?


Resident Music: “With a record collection like this guy's, you know this is gonna be another corker in the amazing series. On violet vinyl for RSD!


Five Day Week Straw People

Five Day Week Straw People



Vinyl Tap: “One of my favourite 60's albums. It’s great to get a nice clean reissue” 


Double Date Score



David’s Music: “New Goat music is always a treat, and hearing them tackle a soundtrack will be totally different”


Grandaddy "Practice '97"

Friendship Fever


Drift: Never released Grandaddy session from ‘97

Jeff Buckley

Live At Sine

Legacy / Sony Music

Quadruple LP Vinyl

Resident: “A 4LP set in deluxe packaging for the 1st time on vinyl. A superb RSD release!”

Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks - 15 Years

Deutsche Grammophon


Resident: “A blue vinyl edition of arguably his finest work, beefed up in deluxe packaging for its 15th year anniversary with bonus tracks & remixes”.

Michael Raven And Joan Mills

Death And The Lady



Vinyl Tap: “A beautiful lost classic rarity.” One of the rarest of all 70s British folk albums, this darkly beautiful record has never been available on vinyl since the first pressing of just 250 copies was pressed in 1972. It’s presented here together with an insert telling the story behind the album, with rare photos.


Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)

Rock Action Records


David’s Music: “This has been crying out for a reissue for a while, especially given their recent renewed popularity!”

Ltd coloured vinyl repress of long out of print collection of Mogwai singles, b-sides and rarities.

Snapped Ankles


The Leaf Label


Drift: “New material from Snapped Ankles- really stands out as one of most exciting bands around” Snapped Ankles release their brand new violations of songs by Can ('Bel Air'), The Fugs ('CIA Man'), Joey Beltram ('Energy Flash') and The Comateens ('Ghosts').
Limited white vinyl edition with download code.               

The Lovely Eggs

This Is Eggland (RSD Egg Edition)

Egg Records


Vinyl Tap: Special Fried egg vinyl, 500 copies only, in a special hand packed sleeve.  Designed by the band, the giant fried egg appears in its own polythene display sleeve with a uniquely designed cardboard top. This is a true gem for any collector. A great new exciting band too!

The Lurkers

Fulham Fallout

Beggars Banquet


Reflex: “A legendary first signing to Beggars Banquet, this was the first punk LP I ever bought, it just rocks, saw the band many times at strange venues such as The Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay.”

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary since release on Orange Vinyl

The Maccabees

Wall Of Arms

Fiction Records

LP Picture Disc

Banquet Records: “The album which recognised the evolution from charming and cute to magnificent and poetic, the second album is a beaut”Limited Edition, individually numbered 12" picture disc of The Maccabees' second album, Wall Of Arms (2009).

The Mekons

 Where Were You / I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)

Superior Viaduct


Reflex: “Quite simply the best intro of any single ever!”

Yellow vinyl repress of seminal second Mekons’ 45.  Originally released in 1978 on FAST Records.

Tim Burgess

As I Was Now

O Genesis


Vinyl Tap: “Never before released material so looking forward to hearing this”. 

To Kill A King

No More Love Song (acoustic)



Banquet Records: “From just down the road, this track is a highlight from the recent album and having seen them play here acoustic a few times, we know how good the stripped back versions sound”

Tom Waits

Brawlers, Bastards, Bawlers

Anti- Records


Drift: “Straight up reissues have some fine moments, Tom Waits Brawlers, Bastards and Bawlers are all brilliant and much in needing of a pressing” 

Ulrika Spacek

Suggestive Listening E.P

Tough Love

12" EP

Drift: Following the release of two consecutive albums over two consecutive years (2016's 'The Album Paranoia' and last year's 'Modern English Decoration'), Ulrika Spacek release new music in the form of an extended play record titled 'Suggestive Listening'.

Undertones, The

 Singles box


13 x 7" Box Set

Reflex:  “A box of magnificently crafted pop-punk singles, what's not to like.” Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ‘Teenage Kicks’ single (1978), and including all 13 of the classic Feargal Sharkey era singles and hits. Original single artwork replicated and masters cut from original analogue tapes.

Various Artists

Pornosonic: Unreleased 70s Porn Music Featuring Ron Jeremy

Enjoy The Ride Records


David’s Music: “It might be a bit gimmicky but I bet it's excellent.”

Album of unreleased faux 70's porno music featuring Famous adult film actor Ron Jeremy was to hired by Mini Mace Pro Records to perform voice overs

Various Erased Tapes Artists


Erased Tapes

3xLP Box Set

David’s Music: “This is a DREAM RSD release!” Produced by label curator Robert Raths, 1+1=X sees all Erased Tapes artists come together and make an album as a collective — sharing the same space, instruments and musicianship in a residency at Vox-ton in Berlin to record 20 exclusive songs in celebration of the label's 10-year history. The 3-LP set, accompanied by a book of photographs documenting the recording process, is housed in a bespoke, hand-assembled white box with a recessed X that slides open on one side.

Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band / The Meters

Express Yourself / Just Kissed My Baby

A’s and Bees


Reflex: “My all-time favourite Soul/Funk Classic from 1970, famously sampled by N.W.A.

Remastered and resissued double A sider for soul aficionados, B Boys and Jazz Funk lovers.