Record Store Day 2019 is well into its preparatory stages, ready to celebrate all that’s black and spinnable come April 13th, and the first special releases have been announced. Here are highlights, with links through to more...

Rush - Hemispheres picture disc

* 1LP Picture Disc

* First reissue of the 1978 picture disc edition of Hemispheres continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s iconic album.


Thin Lizzy - Black Rose

* Format: 2LP with extras

* Released in 1979, Black Rose is one of the iconic Irish band’s best loved albums. The record has the only occasion guitarist, the late Gary Moore recorded with the band. This version exclusive for Record Store Day contains the original album as well as a set of unheard demos of the record from Phil Lynott’s archive.


The Reels, The Reels

* Format : 1LP/EP

* To this day, The Reels still stand tall as pioneers of that sound and the most innovative and successful Australian indie rock bands of all time. First and only pressing in this format to celebrate 40 years of The Reels.


Life of Brian soundtrack – Monty Python

* “We have decided to WELEASE BWIAN!” says the blurb for this soundtrack album which is only partially soundtrack… To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film, Monty Python will release a very special, limited edition vinyl picture disc version of Monty Python’s Life Of Brian soundtrack – mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Complete with new artwork, overseen by Terry Gilliam himself, and unseen material from the Monty Python archive.


Soul Jazz Records Presents STUDIO ONE SHOWCASE 45 Box Set

* 5 x 7-inc singles

* “Boxset Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Showcase 45 Box Set, an exclusive Record Store Day collectors seven-inch box set, featuring 10 amazing and super-rare Studio One tracks, all produced here in their original label art and separate inner sleeves. Seminal Ska, Dub, Roots and DJ from Jackie Mittoo, Freddie McGregor, The Skatalites, Count Ossie, Delroy Wilson and more all recorded by Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd at Studio One. This box set is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day. Soul Jazz


Light in the Attic is doing the classic rock thing, with all these releases:

Procol Harum:

Procol Harum (50th Anniversary American Edition) 2xLP

* First re-issue of the USA edition in 40 years

* 2nd disc includes tracks previously unreleased on vinyl and a hidden track unavailable elsewhere

* Includes two posters (one featuring the album artwork)

* Pressed on starburst colored vinyl


The Sopranos (20th Anniversary) - Peppers & Eggs 2xLP

* Previously unreleased on vinyl, now available for Record Store Day 2019!

* Pressed on "Prozac & Booze” colored vinyl

* 20th Anniversary of the show's debut

* Features The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatara, Otis Redding 


The Basketball Diaries 2xLP

* Newly Created Gatefold Jacket

* 2xLP Pressed on “Basketball Orange” Vinyl

* First Vinyl Release of the Soundtrack

*  Record Store Day Exclusive

* Limited to 2000 Copies!


Cheap Trick The Epic Archive Vol. 3 (1984-1992) 2xLP

  • Liner Notes Feature Track-by-Track Commentary from Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, and Robin Zander Via Interviews with Longtime Band Biographer Ken Sharp and Epic Archive Producer Timothy J. Smith
  • As with Previous Epic Archive Releases, Vol. 3 Includes Photos from Band Photographer Robert Alford
  • “Flame Red” Vinyl Pressing
  • Limited to 2000 Copies


Badfinger So Fine--The Warner Bros. Rarities 2xLP

  • Features Rare Photos Including the Front Cover Shot
  • Lacquer Cutting by John Golden at Golden Mastering
  • Red Vinyl Pressing
  • Limited to 2000 Copies

The Cable Guy soundtrack 2xLP

* Previously unreleased on vinyl, now available for Record Store Day 2019!

* Features Cypress Hill, Silverchair, Porno for Pyros, Cracker, Filter, Toadies

* Pressed on "Colored TV" splatter vinyl


Hot Rod - Soundtrack 2xLP

* Previously unreleased on vinyl, now available for Record Store Day 2019!

* Composed by ex-Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, plus tracks from Europe, Cutting Crew, Moving Pictures.

* Pressed on "Red/white/blue striped” colored vinyl


And Warners Music has gone full out again with a list too numerous to transcribe, so here’s a link direct to the PDF.


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Record Store Day Australia is sponsored by AMRA with Pro-Ject as its official turntable partner.