Record Store Day 2017 is on Saturday, April 22 (a.k.a. tomorrow) and the list of this year's records is full of limited releases and special editions. For this special tenth annual Record Store Day, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is the ambassador. Previous holders of this prestigious position include Jack White, Josh Homme and Iggy Pop. Watch St. Vincent accept her ambassadorship to "Recorstorda" below:
The offerings each year are many and eclectic, so to help you find what's new and exciting, here is a list of the records and deals to look out for tomorrow morning (go early to get ahead of the line and snag that limited release before it's sold out!).
Back in 2010, Nike ran a commercial during the NBA Finals featuring a cover of the Beatles' "All Together Now" by Outkast's André 3000. Now you can have his weird-fun cover on a 45 RPM 7" single with a new instrumental version as the B-side.
Speaking of the Beatles, they have a big anniversary coming up. And to honor Sgt. Pepper's 50th, they're releasing a 7" single, as they did in 1967 in anticipation of the album, featuring "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane."
1971: manager Tony Defries presses 500 promo LPs with David Bowie on side A, backed by Dana Gillespie on side B, to try for record deals for the new artists. This BOWPROMO white label album is returning as a faithful replica of the original, but with five Bowie songs on the B-side.
From Atrocity Exhibition, Danny Brown is putting his hit, "Ain't It Funny," on vinyl with an a cappella version included on the A-side and on the back, his Adult Swim collaboration with Clams Casino, called "Worth It."
Miley's Bangerz is almost four years old but this year, it's getting a "double hot pink vinyl set" for Record Store Day. Only 1300 are being printed, so pick up this limited release to feel extra special next time your shouting "Wrecking Ball" at your wreckord player.
Frank N Dank & Jay Dee
Snag this 4-track release of their massive hit, "Been Caught Stealing," as a replica of the original European 12". This is limited to 4000 copies worldwide and includes the original recording, a remix and their "L.A. Medley."
The Notorious B.I.G.
Part of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his death, Born Again is getting rereleased as a double LP on vinyl by Bad Boy Records. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1999 but has been out of print for years. Buy one of 8000 copies worldwide.
Prince fans (everyone's a Prince fan, right?) are getting a reissue of his 1983 picture disc, "Little Red Corvette," out of print since the 80s. This 7" vinyl features the title song, backed by "1999." Also check out his "Record Store Day First" releases: Sign O The Times, I Wish U Heaven, Partyman, Pop Life, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man and Batdance.
Tegan And Sara
The duo is offering two releases this RSD, including Under Feet Like Ours, a self-released debut under the artist name Sara and Tegan, and Back In Your Head Side by Side, a single featuring versions of the song by Tegan and Sara on one side and The Regrettes on the back.
The Sex Pistols
Never mind the bollocks—here's Anarchy in the U.K.: The U.K. and U.S. Singles. The singles box includes four U.K. singles and one U.S. single with some of the biggest hits from their debut album, like "Holidays in the Sun" and "God Save the Queen." They're only pressing 5000 worldwide.
Look for an exclusive RSD release of Sia's live Spotify Sessions on a 12" vinyl that were originally released last year. The sessions include songs from her albums This is Acting and 1000 Forms of Fear, like the incredible "Elastic Heart" and "Chandelier."
Don't miss the movie songs and soundtracks that are also getting special treatment on RSD 2017. Lin Manuel-Miranda's Moana soundtrack will be highlighted on a single featuring Auli`i Cravalho's "How Far I'll Go" and Dwayne Johnson's "You're Welcome." Feel the nostalgia rush with a special edition double LP soundtrack to 1996's Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes comedy, Space Jam. Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture includes songs from the film and inspired by it, by Salt N Pepa, Jay Z, Spin Doctors, Biz Markie, Busta Rhymes and more. And in celebration of Star Wars: A New Hope's 40th anniversary, look for a 10" vinyl featuring the "Main Title," "Throne Room" and "End Title" by the legendary John Williams.
Limited Run/Regional Focus
These records will be available in very small quantities and might not be distributed nationally, so arrive early and ask your friends at the record store for help finding these gems. Look for one of 750 7" singles of Blondie's "Long Time," from her new album Pollinator, and its B-side, "The Breaks," exclusive to this RSD release. Hudson Mohawke is offering Ded Sec, a collection of his original tracks for the soundtrack of the new game Watchdogs 2. Check out all of the local and limited releases, including Busta Rhymes' 12" Calm Down feat. Eminem.
Don't forget to check out all of the new music being released at Record Store Day 2017 before it's out anywhere else. Look for music from Dave Matthews, the Flaming Lips, Grouplove, Lil Uzi Vert, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Your favorite full-time hip hop geniuses and part-time jokesters, Run the Jewels, are offering a special RSD/RTJ record tote bag in blue recycled cotton with gold foil designs and 5-color print that looks like some crazy album artwork. 2,500 available: carry your treasure in style this Record Store Day.