Saturday, April 22 will mark a decade since Record Store Day first started. A celebration of independent record stores, it recognizes the special role they play in their respective communities. It’s also a day for record junkies to go wild and score sick exclusives.
Below is a small list of some records to try and score this Saturday:
Avenged Sevenfold – “Waking the Fallen”
A reprint of the band’s 2003 album “Waking the Fallen,” this will be the first time that this album is released on LP, and it will come as two 12-inch picture discs. It will be limited to 1,300 copies.
The Cure – “Greatest Hits/Acoustic Hits”
This is a two-picture disc set of The Cure’s “Greatest Hits,” which includes tracks like “Lovesong,” “Friday I’m In Love,” and many more. There will be two variations of this set, one with re-mastered recordings of The Cure’s hits and another with the same songs, but performed acoustically. Both of these sets will be limited to 3,250 copies.
Prince – “Batdance”
This 12-inch single is a reissue of Prince’s single “Batdance,” which was featured in Tim Burton’s “Batman.” It will be limited to 3,000 copies and contains two mixes of “Batdance”.
Toto – “Africa”
This will be a die-cut, Africa-shaped two-sided picture disc featuring two of Toto’s greatest hits – “Africa” and “Rosanna.” This release is a part of celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary. This special edition picture disc will be limited to 2,500 copies.
Trevor Jones – “The Dark Crystal Soundtrack”
For your inner child or the Jim Henson lover in your life! This is the first reissue since “The Dark Crystal” release and it’s to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary. This will be a 140-gram Crystal Clear LP limited to 1500 copies.
You can find other Record Store Day exclusives by visiting the RSD website, RecordStoreDay.com