Record Store Day 2021

April 08, 2021

 Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2007. Last Year being in the year of the covid, you couldnt go to your local record shop. And like last year, they are doing something a little different. 

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"Record Store Day 2021 is planning two-day "drops" on June 12 and July 17 of exclusive titles from 

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Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Amy WinehousePrince, Tom Petty, Elton John and more.

RSD typically occurs on a Saturday in the spring at various independent record stores, drawing customers with the promise of unique and limited-edition albums released exclusively to indie stores for the holiday.

But the festivities can't quite bounce back to the way things were with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With small businesses slowly opening back up, the RSD website has created an organized list of 450 titles -- 50 more than usual -- for music lovers to use as a shopping guide at select indie music retailers. Stores will allow for in-store shopping with either normal/reduced foot traffic or by appointment, curbside pickup, local delivery and/or online shopping depending on the location, which can be checked here.

RSD's first releases include Gaga's Chromatica on exclusive yellow vinyl; Winehouse's Remixes as its own LP collection for the first time; Prince's The Truth as a first-time LP release and first-time independent release on purple vinyl; Petty's Angel Dream reimagined on LP for the 25th anniversary of the She's The One soundtrack; John's Regimental Sgt. Zippo in its complete form on LP for the first time, and Grande's k bye for now (swt live) on double-CD and as a triple-LP. This marks the first time the live-album component of Grande's 2019 Sweetener Tour is being released in physical form after the pop star released the LP digitally on Dec. 23, 2019."

Get the full List of releases Below! Scrolling through the list myself, getting my shopping list ready for Racketeer Radio, here are my Top 5 Picks to Keep Your Eye on!

The Clash - If Music Could Talk

Ella Fitzgerald - Original Grooves: Ella in Berlin

Peggy Lee - World Broadcast Recordings 1955, Vol. 1

 Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs Of Doc Spouchon

Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me

Picks made by Ace Hartmann

The Full List

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