The 30 Essential Record Store Day Releases For Rock Fans
Record Store Day 2019 is looming and there are a lot of limited-edition releases coming our way. Seriously, there are over 500 new records being pressed – from beautiful gatefold sets to splattered 7-inches, our wallets are quivering at the sheer amount of money we’re going to splurge on April 13.
But we can’t buy everything (sadly). And if we’re going to spend hours queueing outside record stores, we need to come up with solid shopping list or it’ll be chaos and we’ll end up weeping in the corner.
We’ve combed through the ridiculous number of Record Store Day releases and come up with the 30 essential purchases for rock and metal fans. From Halestorm’s clear-green 7” to Weezer’s teal-coloured Teal album, it’s going to be a glorious day.
Bad Religion – My Sanity/Chaos Within
7” limited-edition printed vinyl.
Basement – Be Here Now
7” white/blue coloured vinyl.
Beartooth – B-Sides
7” vinyl with two previously unreleased tracks from the Disease sessions.
Chuck Mosley – Joe Haze Session #2
7” vinyl of two unreleased covers from sessions in August 2017 – Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinéad O’Connor) and Take This Bottle (Faith No More).
Def Leppard – The Story So Far
A 2LP set of Def Leppard’s greatest hits on vinyl for the first time ever.
Dio – The Last In Line Live
12” die-cut picture disc of Dio throwing the horns.
Ginger Wildheart – Maggie
12” shaped vinyl of two brand new cover versions – I Wanna Be Yours (John Cooper Clarke) and No Regrets (The Walker Brothers).
Green Day – Woodstock 1994
Limited-edition 12” 140g vinyl.
Halestorm – Buzz/Chemicals
7” aqueous clear green vinyl.
High On Fire – Bat Salad
12” LP Record Store Day exclusive with three unreleased tracks.
iDKHOW – 1981 EP
12” limited-edition transparent red vinyl.
IDLES – MEAT EP/META EP
12” white vinyl of both EPs for the very first time.
Iggy Pop – The Villagers/Pain & Suffering
7” dark green numbered vinyl.
Mastodon – Stairway To Nick John
10” black vinyl of Stairway To Heaven, in tribute to their late manager.
Monolord – Fairies Wear Boots
10” coloured vinyl of their Black Sabbath cover.
Motörhead – Overkill/Bomber
Double 7” gatefold die-cut picture discs.
Motörhead – Rockaway Beach
7” purple vinyl in a clear PVC wallet.
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade Is Dead!
2LP 140g vinyl of MCR performing live in Mexico.
Pearl Jam – Live At Easy Street
12” vinyl in gatefold package of their 2005 performance.
The Prodigy – Fight Fire With Fire/Champions Of London
A double 7” gatefold of the first vinyl singles released from No Tourists.
Ramones – Live At The Palladium
2LP numbered vinyl of Ramones’ 1979 set on New Years Eve in New York.
Serj Tankian – Harikiri
12” coloured vinyl with four-page booklet, bonus print and exclusive tracks.
The Struts – Young & Dangerous
12” coloured vinyl that have been hand-numbered.
Sunn O))) – Life Metal
2LP transparent orange vinyl – the first time the album is available anywhere.
Thrice – Deeper Wells
12” limited-edition printed vinyl.
The Used – Live From Maida Vale
12” limited-edition vinyl of their 2018 session including covers of Linkin Park and Nirvana.
Venom – Manitou
Shaped picture disc to celebrate Venom’s 40th anniversary.
Weezer – Dusty Gems And Raw Nuggets: The B-Sides
Blue and white translucent vinyl of the Blue album’s bonus tracks and rarities.
Weezer – Weezer (Teal Album)
12” teal-coloured vinyl.
The Wonder Years – Live From Maida Vale
10” vinyl of their 2018 session featuring songs from latest album Sister Cities.
Record Store Day 2019 takes place on April 13 worldwide.
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