It’s back… bigger and
better than ever. Even Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson are getting into the act….
By Blurt Staff
The final countdown to Record
Store Day 2011 begins today, with 9 days left until April 16th.
RecordStoreDay.com have published “the big list,”
featuring hundreds of exclusive and limited pieces created especially for the
big day. The Beach Boys, Kate Bush,
Eric Clapton & John Mayall, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Bruce
Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are
just a few classic artists that will be releasing exclusive and limited edition
pieces this year at participating stores on Record Store Day.
Go to that “big list” link above where you can view the complete
roster of goodies – they have it as a webpage or a downloadable PDF. And trust
us, it’s massive: just a cursory glance reveals… drumroll please… limited
edition items from Akron/Family, Bad
Brains, Big Star, Caribou, The dB’s, Deerhoof, Dio, Steve Earle, John Fahey,
Grateful Dead, Grinderman, Hendrix, Gram Parsons, Lady Gaga, Mastodon, Of
Montreal, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, REM, Ramones, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips, Fela
Kuti, Decemberists, Red Krayola…
Among the higher profile titles just announced:
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations/ Heroes & Villains
Limited Edition double 78 RPM vinyl 10″
single. Black vinyl comes in a single pocket jacket with foil stamp and
Kate Bush – Hounds of
Love Collector’s Edition
Kate Bush’s American breakthrough Hounds of Love was two suites, and two
songs from each suite are on this pink vinyl 10″ version. Featured tracks
are “The Big Sky,” “Cloud Busting,” “Watching You
Without Me,” and “Jif of Life.”
Eric Clapton & John Mayall – Lonely Years
The disc, originally issued in a limited edition on
producer Mike Vernon’s mail-order-only Purdah label, features a pair of spare
duo performances: the loping Mayall composition “Lonely Years” and
the rousing Clapton-penned instrumental “Bernard Jenkins.” These two
rare vintage gems, sourced from the original mono masters, capture both of
these legendary blues masters in an intimate, stripped-down setting on this
special Record Store Day 7″.
Michael Jackson – Hollywood Tonight/Behind The Mask
Both sides of this 7″ are previously unreleased
remixes of “Hollywood Tonight” and “Behind The Mask.”
The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
This Rolling Stones 7″ features an extra track from
Sticky Fingers session, only previously released on a more obscure Rolling
Stones hits package. Includes the songs, “Brown Sugar,”
“Bitch,” and “Let It Rock.”
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Gotta Get The Feeling b/w Racing In The Street
10″ LP, featuring tracks from the upcoming live dvd.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Petty’s 1976 debut album re-issued on limited, white
vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – You’re Going To Get It!
Tom Petty’s second full-length (1978) re-issued on
limited, blue vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day.