The music world has been slowly getting back on its feet after an awful few years, with many bands using the enforced break from touring to lay down some magic in the studio. There have been some cracking albums released already on standard vinyl and vinyl boxsets, but there's more to come.
With so many records released already in 2022 and more to come, it can be hard keeping up with everything, so to help we’ve complied a list of the best upcoming and new record releases on vinyl, complete with dates, info and more to keep you up to speed.
From brand new albums through to high quality reissues, there’s loads to look forward to. We’ll be regularly updating this page, so keep it bookmarked so you'll know what's coming out.
New vinyl album releases: Classic Rock
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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raise The Roof (opens in new tab)
Robert Plant (opens in new tab) and Alison Krauss have reunited for their first album since 2007’s brilliant Raising Sand. It features 12 tracks including the first single Can’t Let Go, with the record presented on 2LP on 180g vinyl. Buy from Amazon.
David Bowie: Hunky Dory Picture Disc (opens in new tab)
2021 marked the 50th anniversary of David Bowie (opens in new tab)’s Hunky Dory, with Parlophone celebrating the milestone slightly later by reissuing it as a limited edition vinyl picture disc. Buy it from Amazon.
Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: 4 (opens in new tab)
Slash has teamed up once again with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators for their new album 4. The record features the single The River Is Rising and the album backed with a run of tour dates in early 2022. Order from Amazon.
Beth Hart: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin (opens in new tab)
Beth Hart pays homage to Led Zeppelin with this new covers album that includes Kashmir, Black Dog and Stairway To Heaven. Get the double vinyl from Amazon.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love (opens in new tab)
The Chilli Peppers are back with a new studio album - their first since guitarist John Frusciante returned to the lineup in 2019. Get the double vinyl from Amazon.
Joe Satriani: The Elephants Of Mars (opens in new tab)
Satch is back with his new studio album The Elephants Of Mars which contains the lead single Sahara. EMP have both the double orange vinyl (opens in new tab) and double purple vinyl (opens in new tab) available.
Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: Clear (opens in new tab) - out May 27
This 2LP set in clear vinyl is exclusive to online retailers and Townsend Music are one of the online locations where you can grab it. You can also add the album on CD for £1 extra.
Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: Yellow & red vinyl (opens in new tab)
Meanwhile over at EMP, you can pre-order the 2LP version of the album in yellow and red vinyl. The cover art also differs from the regular release.
Dan Reed Network: Let’s Hear It For The King (opens in new tab) - June 17
Dan Reed Network are preparing to release their new album Let’s Hear It For The King this summer. Townsend Music have the pink vinyl edition which is limited to just 250 copies.
New vinyl album releases: Metal
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Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years (opens in new tab)
UK rock legends Judas Priest are celebrating their 50th anniversary with this new double album featuring live cuts and more. EMP have the eye-catching double red vinyl.
Cradle Of Filth: Existence Is Futile (opens in new tab)
Dani Filth and co. announced Existence Is Futile by unleashing the track Crawling King Chaos. Amazon are currently selling the 2LP picture disc version.
Trivium: In The Court Of The Dragon (opens in new tab)
This striking double gold vinyl edition of Trivium’s excellent new record In The Court Of The Dragon is now available. EMP have it right now!
Architects: For Those That Wish To Exist at Abbey Road (opens in new tab)
Architects’ performance from Abbey Road, which was originally live-streamed, has now been released on vinyl. The set saw the band team up with the Parallax Orchestra, with the double green vinyl available from EMP.
Watain: The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (opens in new tab)
Black metal outfit Watain released their seventh album The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain in April. The band announced the record by unleashing the track The Howling. Grab the splatter vinyl edition from EMP.
New vinyl album releases: Prog
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Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (opens in new tab)
Pink Floyd’s 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason has been remixed from the original master tapes and updated. Along with the music, the new version will also come with a 24-page booklet. You can buy the vinyl from Amazon now.
Dream Theater: A View From The Top Of The World (opens in new tab)
Dream Theater’s brand new album A View From The Top Of The World is out now and it was produced by guitarist John Petrucci at the band’s new Dream Theater HQ. It’s the band’s follow-up to 2019’s Distance Over Time and a vinyl/cd box set can be ordered from Amazon.
Steve Hackett: Surrender Of Silence (opens in new tab)
Steve Hackett (opens in new tab) has been in a rich vein of form over the last six years, releasing four studio albums in that time - and he’s not stopping, as his 27th studio album Surrender Of Silence has arrived. You can buy the 2LP/CD set from Amazon.
Big Big Train: Welcome To The Planet (opens in new tab)
The new Big Big Train album's release sadly follows the tragic death of frontman David Longdon who passed away in November last year. Order from Amazon.
Marillion: An Hour Before It’s Dark (opens in new tab)
Marillion’s new studio album An Hour Before It’s Dark is a sublime record and after repeated listens it's cemented itself as one of their best. Brilliant musicianship and Steve Hogarth's vocals are at their emotional best. Buy from Amazon.
Envy Of None: Envy Of None (opens in new tab)
Envy Of None is Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s new project and is his first release since Rush’s final album Clockwork Angels in 2012. The record sees Lifeson team up with Andy Curran, Maiah Wayne and Alfio Annibalini. Order from Amazon.
Porcupine Tree: CLOSURE/CONTINUATION (opens in new tab) - June 24
Porcupine Tree marked the announcement of a new album with the single Harridan. CLOSURE/CONTINUATION will be the band’s first record since 2009’s The Incident. Get the 2LP white vinyl from Townsend Music.
New vinyl album releases: Alternative
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Primal Scream: Screamadelica The 12" Singles (opens in new tab)
Primal Scream’s landmark Screamadelica (opens in new tab) album turns 30 this year and there's a 10-disc box set to mark the occasion. All the singles from the time have been pressed on 180g vinyl and there’s also a previously unreleased remix of Shine Like Stars. Amazon have the box set and the double picture disc (opens in new tab).
Justin Sullivan: Surrounded (opens in new tab)
New Model Army (opens in new tab) leader Justin Sullivan recently released his second solo album Surrounded - his first since 2003’s Navigating By The Stars. The NMA faithful will be delighted at this record and if you’ve yet to check it out, Rough Trade have the 2LP version available.
Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (opens in new tab)
Eels released their new studio album Extreme Witchcraft in January. Their 14th studio album also includes the single Good Night On Earth. Eels leader E will take the band on in the first half of 2022. Grab the vinyl box set at Townsend Music.
Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 (opens in new tab)
Johnny Marr has released his new album Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. It was recorded during lockdown and is said to explore “a multitude of concepts and themes.” Townsend Music have the 2LP set on white vinyl available to purchase.
Japanese Breakfast: Sable (opens in new tab)
Michelle Zauner’s Japanese Breakfast released the soundtrack to gorgeous open world video game Sable in September 2021 to coincide with its release on Xbox Series X/S/One and PC. A 2LP set pressed on pink and purple vinyl followed in April.
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