In celebration of the 10th Annual Record Store Day, our team compiled a roundup of the RSD releases we’re most excited about this year. Whether you’re a seasoned audiophile and vinyl collector or you’re heading out to buy your first-ever record, look out for these special LPs.
Christina: The Cadillac Three Live at Abbey Road
The Cadillac Three’s collection of live recordings from Abbey Road Studios is available today – check their live video of “Graffiti,” shot in the Beatles’ recording studio. The Cadillac Three has a huge fan base overseas (they regularly play to sold out venues), which adds to this cultural-crossover project.
SIDE A 1. Peace Love & Dixie 2. Graffiti 3. White Lightning
SIDE B 4. Runnin’ Red Lights 5. The South
Lydia: Brandy Clark Live From Los Angeles
This live album features recordings from one of Clark’s acoustic shows at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. The RSD-exclusive features a total of 11 songs off of her previous albums 12 Stories and Big Day in a Small Town. Don’t wait on this one – with only 2,500 total copies being pressed, it’s sure to go quickly.
SIDE A: 1. Drinkin, Smokin, Cheatin’ 2. Stripes 3. Big Day in A Small Town 4. Hold My Hand 5. Daughter 6. Love Can Go To Hell
SIDE B: 1. Girl Next Door 2. Get High 3. When I Get To Drinkin’ 4. Since You’ve Gone To Heaven 5. Pray to Jesus
Jackie: Stevie Nicks Rarities 1981-1983
I absolutely LOVE Record Store Day! Not only for the exclusive releases, but almost more so for the amazing events that take place at local record stores all over the world. This year’s list of exclusives makes it difficult to choose just one, but there’s really only one person who would top all of them for me: Stevie Nicks. I grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac (thanks Mom and Dad) and have always listed Stevie Nicks as one of my all-time music idols. I’m hoping to grab Rarities, a 10-inch vinyl with previous demos, live versions and early takes from her debut and sophomore solo albums.
SIDE A: 1. Bella Donna (demo) 2. Edge of Seventeen (early take) 3. After The Glitter Fades (Live 1982) (Remastered)
SIDE B: 1. Wild Heart (Session) 2. Blue Lamp (from Heavy Metal soundtrack) (Remastered) 3. Sleeping Angel (from the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack) (Remastered)
Natalie: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Live From Welcome to 1979
I’m counting down the days until Isbell and The 400 Unit release their new album (The Nashville Sound) in June, but until then, this collection of live songs will have to do. The record features two Rolling Stones tunes, a John Prine song, and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” along with Isbell’s own “Never Gonna Change.”
Side A: 1. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Jagger/Richards) 2. Storm Windows (Prine) 3. Heart on a String (Jackson/Buckins)
Side B: 1. Atlantic City (Springsteen) 2. Sway (Jagger/Richards) 3. Never Gonna Change (Isbell)