Classic Rock fans will be happy to hear that the music of David Bowie as well as many other classic rock favorites leading the way in this year’s Record Store Day releases. The grand Record Store Day started back in 2007 when a series of independently owned record stores got together with record companies in order to celebrate a one day release of vinyl records and cds that are only released on Record Store Day in very limited runs. Only independent stores are allowed to participate in Record Store Day.
No publicly traded companies like Best Buy or FYE are allowed to participate. Record Store Day was an idea to help drive people into mom and pop record stores to help them survive in a business that had been decimated by streaming services. It has been incredibly successful with long lines forming at independent record and cd stores each year on Record Store Day.
All styles of music are released on Record Store Day. The idea is to get people back in the records stores while also introducing younger people to independent shops possibly for the first time. We all know the addiction of going to record stores, especially independent record stores where you get to know the owners and workers as it also becomes a fun social experience.
Record Store Day is Saturday April 23 2022
2022 Record Store Day Releases
There is a lot of great stuff being released this year. Remember Record Store Day releases are only released on Record Store Day in very limited runs and once there are all sold, there are gone.
We were very happy to see that there are three David Bowie releases. They include the Brilliant Adventure EP on both vinyl and CD released on Parlophone UK. Also being released by the legend of David Bowie is the Toy EP (‘You’ve got it made with all the toys’) on both CD and a 10′ vinyl record
Record Store Day will see the release of Bad Company’s Live 1979. A two record vinyl set being released on Rhino Records. Only 3000 copies are being released. The live album features the band; original lineup with Paul Rodgers on lead vocals. The live album was originally released on cd in 2016 but never before on vinyl.
One of our favorite bands of all time is getting the Record Store Day treatment with the release of a very interesting vinyl lp called Alternates & Rarities ina 2500 issue run. Also being released by America is a new vinyl release of their greatest hits package entitled History. The much loved greatest hits album will be reissued on both 180 Translucent Blue Vinyl and 180 White Vinyl in a limited 1000 copy run each. The album contains all the big hits like “Horse With No Name, I Need You, Sandman, Ventura Highway, Don’t Cross The River, Only In Your Heart, Muskrat Love, Tin Man, Lonely People, Sister Golden Hair, Daisy and Woman Tonight.”
Fans will get an opportunity to purchase 10th anniversary picture disc release of Asia’s great 2012 album. The band’s album XXX featured the original lineup of the band including John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer.
The Allman Brothers Band
One of the largest issues in of the amount of copies being made is for the Allman Brothers three record vinyl set called Cream Of The Crop 2003 — Highlights. Almost ten thousand copies of this one is being printed as it will be probably be one of the hottest releases of the day.
Be Bop Deluxe
The much loved and very underrated band Be Bop Deluxe gets an awesome Record Store day release in Live In The Air Age in a three record set issue.
The list is pretty big this year, below are more Classic Rock releases that we were very happy to see, there are so many more than we listed, these are just some of our favorites.
Blondie – Sunday Girl EP
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Original Lost Elektra Sessions (Expanded) 3 LPs
Chicago – Chicago At Carnegie Hall, April 9, 1971 (Live) 3 LPs
Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet – 2 LPs
Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry – 1 LP
The Doors – L.A. Woman – 4 LPS
Dio – Double Dose of Donington – 1 LP
Roky Erickson & The Explosives – Halloween II: Live 2007 2 LP
Richie Furay – In The Country – 1 LP
Peter Gabriel – Live Blood – 3 LPs
Jerry Garcia Band – Ragged But Right – 2 LPs
Rory Gallagher – Live In 74 – 2 LPS
Billy F Gibbons – Hardware [Deluxe Edition] – CD Box Set
L.A.Guns – Waking The Dead – 1 LP
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Acoustics 1 LP
Elton John – The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (EP)
Judas Priest – Hero Hero – 2 LP
Joni Mitchell – Blue Highlights – 1 LP
Motorhead – Lost Tapes Vol 2 – 2 LPs
Stevie Nicks – Bella Donna – 2 LPs
Laura Nyro – Trees Of The Ages: Laura Nyro Live In Japan – 2 LPs
The Ramones – The Sire Albums (1981-1989) – 7 Lps
Ringo Starr – Ringo The 4th [Translucent Orange Vinyl] – 1 LP
Pete Townshend – Face The Face – 2 LP
There are so many more, so don’t miss Record Store day on Saturday April 23 2022
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