This year’s Record Store Day is shaping up to be perhaps the finest yet, with a bumper horde of exclusive releases set to be released. But what will the most sough-after releases be? Our money’s on Joy Division’s 12″ reissue of their debut EP ‘An Ideal For Living’.
NME Innovator Award winner Damon Albarn will be getting in on the act, too, with his split 7″ of ‘Hollow Ponds’/Lonely Press Play’. Both tracks will appear on the Blur man’s solo debut ‘Everyday Robots’, due for release on April 28.
Anyone for two brand new Paul Weller tracks? Thought as much. ‘Brand New Toy’ and ‘Landslide’ are to feature on a limited edition seven-inch – there’ll only be 2,500 copies released.
Missouri siblings Radkey will be going retro for this year’s Record Store Day by releasing a cassette – a bootleg of their recent 100 Club show. Given the sludgy charms of last year’s ‘Devil’s Fruit’ EP, it’s bound to be a winner.
Defunct Glasgow art-rockers Life Without Buildings only released one album, but what an album it was. ‘Any Other City’ is getting a vinyl reissue – be sure to pick it up if you’re a Los Camp or Danananackroyd fan.
Another great release – The Dodos’ Yours Truly Session will be available to buy for the first time.
Biggie’s iconic ‘Life After Death’ is getting a big re-release. Released just weeks after the hip-hop star was murdered in LA, you’ll finally be able to own the album in glorious 3LP format.
David Bowie will release a 7″ picture disk of his classic track ‘Rock’N’Roll Suicide’ this Record Store Day. Exactly how it will look, we’re not sure yet – but come on, it’s Bowie. It’s bound to be awesome.
Chvrches are to release ‘We Sink’ as a 7″ single this Record Store Day. Here’s hoping their brilliant recent cover of Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know’ makes it as a B-side.
One of cinema’s most recognisable scores will be getting a re-release, too. Tracks from Brad Fiedel’s soundtrack to sci-fi classic Terminator 2 will be available on 7″.
Gird your loins, girl power fans: Danish pop singer MØ is going to be releasing her cover of the Spice Girls’ single ‘Say You’ll Be There’.
‘Got Live If You Want It!’, the Rolling Stones’ first ever live album, and their January 1964 debut EP will getting reissues. Expect them to be snapped up quickly.
Kings Of Leon single ‘Wait For Me’, taken from last year’s ‘Mechanical Bull’, will be made available on 7″.
One of the biggest and best Record Store Day 2014 releases: a 5LP set of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘The Final Show’. What better way to relive saying goodbye to one of the finest bands of the past 20 years all over again?
The brilliant Mazzy Star are to release two new tracks, ‘I’m Less Here’ and ‘Things’ on a special 7″ – another must-buy. Christ, this is getting expensive, isn’t it? Might have to remortgage my home at this rate.
To some, it’s Echo And The Bunnymen’s finest album. Their 1984 effort ‘Ocean Rain’ – which is 30 years old this year – will be re-released for Record Store Day.
One of the stand-out tracks from Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer’s second Broken Bells album ‘After The Disco’, there’ll be a 12″ version of ‘Holding On For Life’ at RSD 2014.
Revisit Bob Dylan’s early days with a repressing of his brilliant, beguiling debut album.
Fleetwood Mac reissue 1971 single ‘Dragon Fly’ backed with ‘Purple Dancer’ – yours to own on 7″.
Temples and Jagwar Ma are putting out a split – watch your head when ‘Shelter Song’/’Man I Need’ starts flying off shelves.
Ice T’s ‘Greatest Hits’ on vinyl is another Record Store Day release expected to be snapped up quickly.
‘Live At Silver Platters, Seattle’ is a new four-track EP from Jake Bugg. A recording from an instore show, it features acoustic versions of tracks from his debut album and 2013 follow-up ‘Shangri La’, including breakthrough hit ‘Lightning Bolt’.
The hip-hop pair behind the year’s most-discussed reunion, Outkast, are among Record Store Day 2014’s other big-players, with a reissue of 1994 debut ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ marking the LP’s 20th anniversary imminent.
A Tyrannosarus-sized Dinosaur Jr. boxset, ‘Fossils’, will also be yours to own this Record Store Day.
Given Katy B’s connections with Rinse and dance and dubstep expertise, we’re expecting big things from the double-LP of ‘Little Red’ remixes, as the tracks from her latest album are given a going-over.
Lemonheads fans won’t want to miss ‘If Only You Were Dead’, a 2LP rareties album.
There’s a slew of Neil Young reissues we’ll be looking to get our hands on, including 1986’s awesome ‘Cow Palace’ in a 3 LP set.
Prepare yourselves for a bunfight as Bombay Bicycle Club put out just 500 copies of a split 7″ featuring acoustic tracks ‘To The Bone’ and ‘Reign Down’.