This Saturday (16th) is Record Store Day, a nationwide celebration of the humble record shop which will see numerous special edition singles and EPs released. Here’s the full guide of what to keep an eye out for, starting with The White Stripes’ first ever release ‘Let’s Shake Hands’ backed with ‘Look Me Over Closely’. It’s available on red and black vinyl with a fold-over picture sleeve.
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Continuing their ‘Screamadelica’ fest, Primal Scream are issuing a triple vinyl set including two heavyweight red vinyls (exclusively for Record Store Day) along with a re-issue of the ‘The Dixie Narco’ EP (unavailable for 20 years). It comes with an ace 16 page, 12″ colour booklet (with interviews, liner notes and rare images).
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A triple whammy from Rolo Tomassi as they unleash ‘Eternal Youth’, a 3 LP bonanza on their own label Destination Moon. The 36 tracks here collect together rare and non-album material including demos, tracks which were just available on tape and others that were issued via their singles club.
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Limited to 800 copies, this is a momentous re-issue for Joy Division and New Order fans. This 12″ features two versions of both ‘Ceremony’ and ‘In A Lonely Place’; one recorded while they were Joy Division and one recorded following Ian Curtis’ passing (with Gillian Gilbert) as New Order. The tracks have been re-mastered by drummer Stephen Morris and Frank Arkwright.
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The Clash’s proto-rap single from 1981 ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is being issued twice; with its original b-side (the dance remix, appropriately titled ‘The Magnificent Dance’) on numbered red vinyl and as a numbered CD single (backed with their earlier single ‘Hitsville UK’).
Keep an eye out for a re-issue of Sonic Youth’s 1993 tour-capitalising EP ‘Whores Moaning’. The EP, which referenced Nirvana’s ‘Hormoaning’ release, features a cover of the New York Dolls’ ‘Personality Crisis’, Alice Cooper’s ‘Is It My Body’ as well as rare ‘Dirty’-era tracks ‘Tamra’ and ‘The End Of The End Of The Ugly’.
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It’s the team up they never saw coming. They’re not technically collaborating, but Midlake and Will Self are appearing on the same 12″. These two tracks (taken from the bands ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation) see Midlake covering Black Sabbath’s ‘Am I Going Insane’ and Will Self reading his own short story.
DOM are releasing the world’s first three sided single. This logic-defying venture features a double grooved A-Side so you never know what track will play first. Will you hear the album version of ‘Jesus’, the MINKS remix or unreleased track ‘Things Change’ first? Who knows….
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