Record Store Day announce exclusive releases

This Record Store Day article was written by Adam Skirving, a GIGsoup contributor.

Record Store Day – the annual event celebrating vinyl and physical music in independent record stores around the world – returns for another year on April 16th. Each year sees a host of exclusive releases, and this years list has been confirmed by RSD on their official website.

Some highlights from 2016’s exclusive release list include:

  • 13th Floor Elevators ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’
  • Bert Jansh ‘ Black Birds of Brittany’
  • Best Coast ‘Best Coast’
  • Dead Kennedys ‘Live… The Old Waldorf 1979’
  • Desmond Dekker ‘Rude Boy Ska’
  • Django Django ‘Unreleased Versions & Remixes Vol 1’
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa ’70 ‘I Go Shout Plenty’
  • Foals ‘Rain / Daffodils
  • Funkadelic ‘One Nation Under A Groove’
  • Iggy and The Stooges ‘Metallica K.O.’
  • J Dilla ‘The Diary’
  • J.Rawls ‘Essence Of’
  • Jay Reatard ‘Blood Visions’
  • Jimi Hendrix ‘Smash Hits’
  • Jimmy Page ‘She Just Satisfies’
  • Joe Strummer ‘Gansterville’
  • Mac DeMarco ‘Another (Demo) One’
  • Motörhead ‘Bad Magic’
  • Miracle Legion ‘Portrait of a Damaged Family’
  • Muddy Waters ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi ‘Jump in Line / Send di Water’
  • Nirvana ‘Live on Kaos-FM, Seattle 1987’
  • Outkast ‘Elevators (Me & You)
  • Pete Rock ‘Give it To Y’all (Instrumental and Original)’
  • Run The Jewels ‘VRTJ Viewer’
  • Samiyam ‘Trips + bonus 7″‘
  • Small Faces ‘The Autumn Stone (mono single mix) / Me You and Us Too’
  • The Sonics ‘Live at Easy Street’
  • Sun Ra ‘Jazz By Sun Ra’
  • T. Rex ‘Born To Boogie’
  • Thelonious Monk ‘London Collection Vol. 3’
  • Various Artists ‘Nuggets: Hallucinations – Psychedelic Pop’
  • Various Artists ‘The Birth of The Beat’
  • Various Artists ‘West Coast Soul’
  • The Who ‘Ready Steady Who Two EP’
  • The Zombies ‘The Zombies’

The full list of releases is available to view in pdf form here.

This years Record Store Day Ambassadors are Metallica. Previous ambassadors have included Jack White, Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst a myriad of other legendary musicians.

Record Store Day announce exclusive releases