Record Store Day limited edition releases revealed

Record Store Day limited edition releases revealed

Over 500 limited edition records will be released as part of this year’s Record Store Day, with special releases from the like of The Smiths, Bastille, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Ramones, Wiley and many more now confirmed.

Taking place on Saturday, April 22, this year’s Record Store Day will once again celebrate independent record stores by way of unique, limited edition releases.

And, to mark the milestone of 10 years of Record Store Day, organisers recruited five official ‘UK champions’: Slaves, Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Kate Tempest, Kate Nash and Izzy Bizu.

Furthemore, to mark the occasion, the first 20 people in each store queue will receive a limited edition Fred Perry collaboration record bag for the releases they find on the day. The bags have been designed for Fred Perry by UK based artists Suzi Kemp, Melvin Galapon, Jack Kimberley and David Sparshott for the 10th anniversary.

Natasha Youngs of Resident Music in Brighton, said: “Shops all over the country will be supporting the releases with an array of events (live music, raffles, quizzes, giveaways and more), offering a day that truly celebrates the record shop culture that we all live and breathe every day. The UK’s independent record shops are a fiercely diverse set of businesses but this event brings us together to celebrate our differences.”

You can view Record Store Day ‘shop picks’ of the limited edition releases below.




Shop pick

Alice Coltrane

Harp Improvisation


Moochin' About


Rupert: Promise you this, 2017 is going to be all about spiritual jazz. All eyes on Soul Jazz with some huge, seminal reissues coming soon to split open minds. Alice Coltrane is always essential listening and looks like Moochin' About have done a really great job with this release.


Comfort Of Strangers

Virgin EMI


JT: New track from the local band, friends of the shop, and penners of huge anthems


Bert Jansch

The Black Swan (Single)


Earth Recordings



Rupert: Earth are doing amazing work with the Bert Jansch family, and this is a beautiful little send off. Original album version plus demo. Lovely stuff.

Bonnie Prince Billy and Nathan

Untitled) Beargrass Song + 2EP

Paradise of Bachelors


Rupert: Two country gentlemen. We'd pay to hear this pair sing the pages of a phone book.


Young, Dumb And Full Of….



Natasha:  We’ve all been desperate to get our hands on physical copies of this release so it’s a real treat that the band have made it happen for rsd. This one’s going to fly – it’s one of the most requested records we’ve ever experienced over the counter in recent times.

The Comet is Coming


Death To The Planet

The Leaf Label

Adam: new music from Mercury-nominated Comet Is Coming, whose bold fusion of jazz and electronic music was one of the surprise hits of 2016.

The Cure

Acoustic Hits


UMC/Polydor UK

JT, Banquet: First time on vinyl for the Cure's acoustic rendition of their Greatest Hits. what’s not to love

Danny Brown

Ain't It Funny




Rupert, Drift Record Store: Hugely underrated talent, Danny Brown is genuinely doing different and wild things in hip hop, his voice is so extreme.

David Bowie

Cracked Actor


Adam: previously unreleased 1974 live recording from (another) key period in the great man's career





Natasha: One of the albums we get asked for the most from the classic Britpop era. It’s a straight up classic & still sounds absolutely amazing today. This isn’t just a nostalgia release – it’s a crucial record for any collection, in any era. It’s packaged here, as it originally was, with a fanzine & flexi-disc (although apparently the track on the flexi isn’t the same as the original)

Fleurs De Lys

I Can See The Light

Acid Jazz


Phil: Box set of God's own format - prime 60s mod/soul/freakbeat from one of me faves

Follakzoid ft J. Spaceman

London Sessions

Sacred Bones


Rupert: Another dream collaboration. Live-to-tape specially recorded renditions from psychedelic kindred spirits... this will not touch the sides.

Kevin Morby


Beautiful Strangers b/w 'No Place To Fall' (cover)

Dead Oceans


Adam: 7 inch from the man who made Jumbo Records staff's top pick of 2016, with a Townes Van Zandt cover on the b-side

Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson


White Man In Hammersmith Palais (7" EP)


Greensleeves Records


Adam: 7” EP commemorating the gig that inspired The Clash’s ‘White Man In Hammersmith Palais’.  A snapshot of some of the key figures of that era of reggae music, featuring Leroy Smart, Dillinger, Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson.

La Dusseldorf

The Singles



Phil, Sister Ray: Neu!'s Klaus Dinger's other stellar 70's kosmische band's prime cuts on a lovely 10"

Laura Marling

Live from York Minster LP

UMC/Universal UK

Ashlie: Beautiful recording of a great set, and hasn't been available on vinyl for a while. It's going to be a good year for Laura Marling. 


Wolf Flow



Steve: I taped all these Peel Sessions off the radio at the time. I had a tape player then. And hair.

Mallory Knox


Raw Power

JT: single from the album of the same name, from this awesome Brit-rock band


Bamnan & Slivercork

Bella Union


Rupert, Drift Record Store: Not the perfect piece of the following 'Van Occupanther...', but a beautiful record all the same and LONG overdue a pressing.

Peter Schilling

Major Tom



Phil: Proper nuclear holocaust terror synth pop - you'll know it from Channel 4's entertaining "Deutschland 83"


Early Recordings

Tough Love


Natasha: We’ve been loving the debut from these Washington DC punks so we can’t wait to check out the early material being released especially for RSD17. They remind us of the visceral energy of Savages with the haunting menace of Siouxsie & The Banshees & ESG’s pumping post- punk-funk. Their grooves are right up my street!


Ramones Singles Box



Derry: All the singles from '76 to '79. Definite contender for best unbroken classic singles run


Fairytale In The Supermarket

We ThRee


Derry: Still sounds as radical & fresh nearly 40 years since its first release. Reminds me of possibly the greatest line up I ever saw at one gig: Slits, Pop Group, Au Pairs, Essential Logic, John Cooper Clarke & The Raincoats.

Rodney P



JT: godfather of UK Hip Hop

Suzanne Ciani

Fish Music

Finders Keepers Records

Rupert:  If anyone is pompous to proclaim that 'RSD has not put out anything interesting' then we have the simplest retort; "Previously unheard recording of an early installation project from a 17-year-old Suzanne Ciani"  - Do your homework.

The Small Faces

In Session At The BBC 1965-66


Ashlie: Solid RSD release from the never disappointing Small Faces. Featuring interview highlights with Steve Marriott, what's not to like?

The Smiths

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side



Derry: What Record Store Day should be about: a chance to buy a previously unheard version of one of the best singles ever

Super Furry Animals

International Language Of Screaming



Rupert:  20th-anniversary replica edition of the of 1997 single. SFA are a band that never stopped developing and experimenting... the best.

Thomas de Hartmann

The Music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann


Light In The Attic


Rupert: Like many other people, we first came to this via the I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America 1950-1990 compilation. Amazingly, this material, out of print on vinyl for over three decades, we're personally thrilled to get hold of an extraordinary collaboration between the Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher, G. I. Gurdjieff and Russian composer, Thomas de Hartmann.



Africa / Rosanna




Ashlie: One of my favourite songs (stop judging me, it's not cute) presented in an Africa shaped disc - I love a good gimmick, and when better than RSD to do it?

Various Artists

Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop from the Nuggets



Ashlie: These Nuggets comps are just good, and long overdue a release on vinyl. No doubt Rhino will do a beautiful job on the complimentary coloured vinyl presentation on both. 


Various Artists


Close To The Noise Floor


Cherry Red

Adam: finally a vinyl version of the classic compilation of early British electronic music


Various Artists 


Heavenly Sweetness


Rupert: If you were thinking about putting out a box of 7"s, then this is a great release to focus on. The Heavenly Sweetness label have been quietly reissuing fascinating jazz long before everyone started noticing. Ethiopian series are 100% bangers.


Various Artists

Insane Times - 21 British Psychedelic Artyfacts From Parlophone And Associated Labels



Ashlie: Never before issued on vinyl, this is a stellar introduction to some of the finest psych jams the UK has produced.





JT: before the rest of us caught up with grime, Wiley had already been pioneering it for a decade


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