The 121 best records you can buy on Record Store Day

Shoppers at South Record Shop in Southend
Happy shoppers at South Record Shop in Southend
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Record Store Day is almost upon us once again. The tenth edition of the annual wallet-emptier takes place on April 22, and the music industry has responded with the usual selection of rarities, not-so-rarities, splatter vinyl, box sets, and misshapen picture discs.

Whatever your take on the event is — and not everyone’s a fan — there are some highlights amongst the inevitable Curtis Knight-era Jimi Hendrix reissues. Marillion’s F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R) is a natural on gold vinyl, we like the look of that Jimmy Page & Black Crowes recording (on 10” marbled plastic), and the previously unreleased, 14-minute version of Pink Floyd’s Interstellar Overdrive will surely have people exchanging blows at the counter.

From the official list of over 500 UK releases, here’s 121 that deserve a loving home. We’re not expecting anyone to buy them all.

  1. A Thousand Horses - A Thousand Horses Live From London Metropolis Studios (12” vinyl)
  2. Airbourne - It’s All For Rock N’ Roll / It’s Never Too Loud For Me (12” 180g Heavyweight bronze opaque vinyl)
  3. Alice In Chains - B Sides (Double gatefold 7” vinyl)
  4. Alien Sex Fiend - Overdose (Hand-numbered coloured vinyl LP)
  5. The Animals - Five Animals Don’t Stop No Show (Heavy vinyl LP)
  6. Babymetal - Metal Resistance (2 x picture disc, RSD exclusive)
  7. The Bevis Frond - Triptych (2 x LP, white vinyl, 1000 only)
  8. The Bevis Frond - Bevis Through The Looking Glass (2 x LP, clear Vinyl, 1000 only)
  9. The Bevis Frond - The Auntie Winnie Album (2 x LP, purple Vinyl, 1000 only)
  10. Biters - Stone Cold Love / Callin’ You Home (7” vinyl)
  11. Black Angels - Death Song (Glow in the dark vinyl LP)
  12. Black Bombers - Rush / Raw Ramp (7” vinyl)
  13. Blackberry Smoke - Pearls / The Rover (7” vinyl)
  14. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Flips (Selected B-Sides + Rarities 1996-2004) (2 x LP)
  15. Bruce Springsteen - Hammersmith Odeon, London ‘75 (4 x LP, numbered)
  16. The Byrds - Do You Believe In Magic? (7” vinyl)
  17. The Cadillac Three - The Cadillac Three Live At Abbey Road (10” vinyl)
  18. The Cars - Live At The Agora, 1978 (2 x 12” Black vinyl. Side 4 etched)
  19. Chelsea - Live At The Bier Keller Blackpool (Hand-numbered coloured vinyl LP)
  20. Chimera - Holy Grail (180g vinyl LP)
  21. Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV (2 x splatter vinyl LP)
  22. Commander Cody - Claiming New Territories - Live at the Aladin 1980 (180g vinyl LP)
  23. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (splatter vinyl LP)
  24. The Creation - Power Surge (Purple vinyl LP)
  25. The Cure - Acoustic Hits (2 x vinyl)
  26. The Cure - Greatest Hits (2 x vinyl)
  27. Curtis Knight & Jimi Hendrix - Live At George’s Club (2 x vinyl LP)
  28. Danny Worsnop - Sanctuary / I Don’t Wanna Die (7” vinyl)
  29. David Bowie - No Plan (Blue vinyl 12”)
  30. David Bowie - GEM Promo (Single sided 12” LP featuring Bowie’s 7 tracks from the original promo with reproduced Kraftpack envelope, 5 Bowie prints and tissue paper wrapping)
  31. David Bowie - Cracked Actor (3 x LP w/etching on side 6)
  32. Def Leppard - The Def Leppard E.P. (12” vinyl)
  33. Dennis Wilson - Bambu (Caribou Sessions) (2 x LP, coloured vinyl)
  34. The Doors - Live At the Matrix ‘67 (LP)
  35. Doyle (The Misfits) - Abominator (Picture disc LP, limited edition)
  36. Drive-By Truckers - Live In Studio (Clear vinyl LP)
  37. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (7” gatefold)
  38. Faust / Ulan Bator - Split (12” single)
  39. Feeder - Forget About Tomorrow / Just The Way I’m Feeling (7” white vinyl)
  40. The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace (Red vinyl LP)
  41. Fleetwood Mac - Alternate Mirage (Vinyl LP)
  42. Frank Zappa - Rollo (Rollo/Rollo Interior Area/Rollo Goes Out) / Portland Improvisation (10” clear vinyl)
  43. Ginger Wildheart - Clout EP (White vinyl 10”, 1000 only)
  44. Goat - Goatfuzz/Goatfizz (7” splatter vinyl)
  45. Goblin - Notturno (Green vinyl)
  46. Goo Goo Dolls - Pick Pockets, Tiny Thieves and Petty Victories 1987 - 1995 (5LP Box Set)
  47. Graham Parker & The Rumour - Live in Bremen (Double vinyl LP)
  48. Grateful Dead - P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver (2 x LP)
  49. Greg Graffin - Cold As The Clay (180 gold vinyl LP)
  50. Halestorm - ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP (12” Picture Disc)
  51. Hawklords - Live 1978 (Double vinyl LP)
  52. Hawkwind - Kerb Crawler / Honky Dorky (Clear vinyl 7”)
  53. Hayseed Dixie - Free Your Mind And Your Grass Will Follow (Clear vinyl LP, 1000 only)
  54. The Hellacopters - Payin The Dues (Picture Disc)
  55. Hellsingland Underground - Understanding Gravity (Green vinyl LP, orange vinyl LP)
  56. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band - Dandy (Limited edition, hand-numbered, gold vinyl 7”)
  57. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (3 x LP)
  58. Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording (Deluxe 3LP box set)
  59. Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes - Live At Jones Beach (10” on Marbled Black and White Vinyl)
  60. John Mayall´s Bluesbreakers - Broadcast 65 EP (7” vinyl)
  61. Katatonia - Proscenium (10” live EP)
  62. Link Wray - Be What You Want To (Vinyl LP)
  63. Lou Reed - Perfect Night: Live In London (2 x acoustic live LP)
  64. Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (Heavyweight vinyl 12”)
  65. Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Live 1977 (2 x live LP)
  66. Marillion - F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R) (2 x gold vinyl LP)
  67. The Moody Marsden Band - The Night The Guitars Came To Play (2 x 12”)
  68. Motörhead – Motörhead (Triple 12” clear vinyl)
  69. Motörhead – Motörhead (12” picture disc)
  70. Motörhead – What’s Words Worth? (12” picture disc)
  71. Motörhead – Clean Your Clock (Double 12” picture disc)
  72. Neil Young - Decade (3 x LP)
  73. Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth - Shame For The Angels E.P (Purple vinyl 7”)
  74. Patti Smith - Hey Joe (Version) / Piss Factory (7” single)
  75. Paul McCartney - Flowers In The Dirt - Demos (Cassette single)
  76. Pearl Jam – State Of Love & Trust / Breath (Double 7” vinyl)
  77. Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons – Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons (12” 180g picture disc)
  78. Pink Floyd - London 1966 / 1967 (LP)
  79. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (12”)
  80. Placebo ft David Bowie - Without You I’m Nothing (12” picture disc)
  81. Popol Vuh - Cobra Verde (Original 1987 Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Green vinyl LP)
  82. The Pretty Things - The French EP’s 196-1969 (5 x 7” single)
  83. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Anniversary EP (12”) (Smoke coloured vinyl LP)
  84. R.L. Burnside - Long Distance Call: Europe, 1982
  85. Ramones - Ramones Singles Box (10 x vinyl singles box)
  86. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Go Robot / Dreams Of A Samurai (12” clear vinyl)
  87. Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (3 x LP)
  88. Rush - Cygnus X-1 (12” vinyl)
  89. Santana - Woodstock 1969 (Vinyl LP)
  90. Saxon – In The Labyrinth (12” picture disc)
  91. Sex Pistols – God Save Sex Pistols (12” 180g vinyl)
  92. The Small Faces - In Session At The BBC 1965-66 (2 x LP)
  93. The Small Faces - Broadcast 66 EP (7” single)
  94. Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes - Live From E Street (Vinyl album)
  95. Spencer Davis Group - Rambling Rose EP (7” vinyl)
  96. Spirits Burning & Daevid Allen - The Roadmap In Your Heart (7” single)
  97. Stevie Nicks - Rarities (12”)
  98. Stooges - Heavy Liquid (2 x LP, blue vinyl)
  99. Sugar - Copper Blue (3 xLP)
  100. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (Gold vinyl LP)
  101. T. Rex - Rock N Roll EP (7” vinyl)
  102. Temperance Movement - Ziggy Stardust / White Bear (7” vinyl)
  103. Thunder - Live At The Gibson Showroom (title tbc, 12” vinyl)
  104. Toto - Africa / Rosanna (Africa shaped picture disc)
  105. UK Subs - Live & Loud (aka Greatest Hits In Paris) (Hand-numbered coloured vinyl)
  106. Uriah Heep - Live 1973 (2 x splatter vinyl)
  107. U2 - Red Hill Mining Town 2017 Mix (12” picture disc)
  108. Various - Classic 45s - 70s Rock (10x 7” Single)
  109. Various - Insane Times - 21 British Psychedelic Artyfacts From Parlophone And Associated Labels (2 x splatter vinyl)
  110. Venom – At War With Satan (12” picture disc)
  111. Venom – Black Metal (12” picture disc)
  112. Venom – Welcome To Hell (12” picture disc)
  113. The White Buffalo - I Got You / Don’t You Want It (7” single)
  114. White Zombie – Gods On Voodoo Moon (7” coloured vinyl, limited to 2000)
  115. The Who - Quadrophenia (Parka-green coloured vinyl replica)
  116. Wishbone Ash - Illuminations (2 x LP)
  117. Witchfinder General - Death Penalty (picture disc)
  118. Witchfinder General - Friends Of Hell (picture disc)
  119. Yes - 90125 (Picture disc)
  120. The Zombies - Broadcast 66 EP (7” vinyl)
  121. The Zombies - I Want You Back Again (7” vinyl)

For the full list of releases, visit the Record Store Day website.

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