Record Store Day 2018 is coming up on Saturday, so it’s time to start perusing the lists and to seriously consider taking out a second mortgage to afford all the releases that your heart desires.
On the hunt for something that, as well as sounding banging, you can proudly display? Well here are some of the most beautiful one-offs that you’ll be able to spend your cash on.
1Phoenix - Monologue
Phoenix have pulled it out of the bag with this properly gorgeous red, heart-shaped 7-inch vinyl, for unreleased Ti Amo track, Monologue.
2Blue Planet II - Original Television Soundtrack, Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & David Fleming
Relive the magic of David Attenborough's glorious series, with the epic soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and co. The limited edition double LP will be printed on transparent blue vinyl, because, Blue Planet.
3Run The Jewels - Stay Gold Collectors Box
The Record Store Day ambassadors are releasing a wicked 12” vinyl box set that is limited to 5000 units worldwide. It'll come with has custom Marvel Comics branded artwork, space to store their first three records and another space for the upcoming fourth, as well as a custom Run The Jewels turntable slip mat, poster and sticker set.
4The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms
There are only 1800 of these limited edition picture discs of The Maccabees' excellent second album, so be quick if you want to get your paws on one!
5The National - Boxer, live in Brussels
Especially for Record Store Day the brilliant The National will be releasing a live recording of their seminal album, Boxer, as a beautiful clear LP.
6Daughter - Music From Before The Storm
Daughter's original score for video game Life Is Strange: Before The Storm is getting its official vinyl release for Record Store Day. Clear vinyl, with the beautiful album artwork, make this a total gem.
7Lump, Curse of the Contemporary
Grab 'Curse of the Contemporary' on translucent green vinyl, the excellent first single from Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay.
8Johnny Cash - I Love You Because / You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
Johnny Cash on bright orange vinyl. What more could you want?
9Madonna - The First Album
Get yourself a replica of Madonna's debut on a rare 1983 Japanese picture disk, which comes with the original lilac card insert, fold-out page Japanese bio/lyric insert and a heart-shaped sticker.
10David Bowie - 'Now'
There’s a few exclusive David Bowie options to choose from this year, but but this one is a must have for Bowie fans. The “first commercial release of a rare 1977 US only compilation” that was originally released in the US as a promotional LP, it’s on a white 12” single vinyl, with the inner sleeve having also been newly designed and featuring images from Berlin in 1977.
11Sigrid, Don’t Kill My Vibe EP
We love Sigrid here at NME, and for Record Store Day she's going to be dropping her poptastic 2017 Don’t Kill My Vibe EP on heavyweight red vinyl.
12Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire EP
Originally released in 2003 but only as a CD demo that was available at live dates, this EP from the mighty Arcade Fire is one to snap up on RSD. Plus - it looks gorgeous - it’s transparent blue and has “augmented Gold artwork” as well. Lovely stuff.
13ABBA - Summer Night City
40 years since 'Summer Night City' was first released as a single - it's back with this limited edition reissue - which looks like a sun, obviously.