Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Randy Travis, The Doors, The Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Mumford & Sons, R.E.M. are just a few of more than 100 artists participating in this year’s Record Store Day on April 20th. We previously reported several acts participating such as Husker Du, Eric Church and The White Stripes. Now, we have the entire list that stretches all genres of music.
I am going to highlight some of the more notable releases that will be available on April 20th at your favorite record store worldwide.
Aerosmith will be releasing their first three albums, Aerosmith, Get Your Wings, and Toys In The Attic all on 12″ 180-gram vinyl. Each album will be inside an individually numbered gatefold jacket.
Bon Jovi will be releasing Bon Jovi Live on a 12″ Picture Disc. The four track live EP features “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Blood On Blood,” “Keep The Faith” and “We Weren’t Born To Follow.”
David Bowie will be releasing a pair of 7″ singles. Where Are We Now? will feature “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” and “Where Are We Now?” on a collectible white 7″ vinyl. Drive-In Saturday Night will be presented on a 7″ picture disc in clear sleeve. The disc will also feature a Russel Harty Pop Version of the track.
Cream will release Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6 2005 in a three disc 12″ vinyl boxed set. It will be released on all white vinyl and limited to a one time pressing of only 1,500 units. This marks the first time the set has been available in more than five years.
The Doors will be featured alongside X on a 7″ single for “Soul Kitchen.” This release is part of the Side By Side series Rhino Entertainment releases featuring The Doors 1967 version and X’s 1980 version. It’ll be available on a milky translucent vinyl.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer are releasing a massive boxed set of their first five albums on vinyl. The First Five: A Picture Disc Collection will feature the group’s first five ELP albums — Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, Pictures At An Exhibition, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery — all on picture discs as an individually numbered boxed set.
Jimi Hendrix will have a 7″ single mono release featuring “Hey Joe” and “Stone Free.” This is the 1966 original mono mixes for both tracks that were created for the Jimi Hendrix Experience UK debut single. These tracks have never been available in this form since and will be individually numbered.
Mumford & Sons will be doing something a little bit different than any other act. They’ll be releasing Live At Bull Moose on 10″ vinyl as well as CD. It will feature four songs from their Bull Moose in store performance of “I Will Wait,”
“Ghosts That We Knew,” “Where Are You Now”and “Awake My Soul.”
Willie Nelson will release a pair of vinyl exclusives. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die will be available on 7″ vinyl while Crazy: The Demo Sessions will be available on 12″ vinyl. The former features a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristopherson and includes a solo version. The latter are songs Nelson recorded for Ray Price to pitch to artists, including Patsy Cline (Crazy) when Nelson first moved to Nashville.
The Notorious B.I.G. will release Ready To Die as a 2 disc 12″ white vinyl set. The album will be numbered as the set has been out of print for a decade. It will come housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork.
Old 97s and Waylon Jennings will release Old 97s/Waylon Jennings on double 7″ vinyl. It features “Iron Road” and “The Other Shoe” collaborations and two Old 97s demo tracks of “Visiting Hours” and “Fireflies Take 2” from 1996.
Pink Floyd will release “See Emily Play” 7″ single. It will include “Scarecrow” and will be packaged in a Columbia range bag with a 7″ four panel booklet/poster/backer card.
R.E.M. will release a CD only version of Live in Greensboro EP. It’ll feature a five song EP that includes an original sew-on patch from their 1989 tour. This EP is an advance sampler of music from their upcoming 25th anniversary release of Green slated for later this year.
Randy Travis will release Music From CMT Crossroads on 7″ vinyl. The limited edition split single will feature Travis covering The Avett Brothers’ “February” and a collaboration with the group on Travis’s “Three Wooden Crosses.”
Soundgarden, Paul McCartney and Wings, The Animals, Chet Atkins, Avenged Sevenfold, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Deep Purple, Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lamb of God, Lincoln Park, Dave Matthews Band, Misfits, Phish, and many more are also participating in Record Store Day 2013.