Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More


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Saturday, April 23 will mark the 15th annual Record Store Day, an event that began as a small niche appreciation of the vinyl record and has since morphed into an industry-wide celebration, with noteworthy and limited-run titles being released each year at independent retailers.

The official list of 2022 releases was announced on Wednesday, and as usual it features a host of big names releasing titles that are sure to get fans excited.

Taylor Swift is this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador, and as such she has a 7″ single of her song “The Lakes” (originally a bonus track on her wildly successful 2020 album folklore) on the way.

Other notable titles include:

The Doors

L.A. Woman Sessions Box Set

A four-LP collection of recordings from the album sessions that spawned L.A. Woman.

A limited edition of 19,500 numbered copies, retailing for $79.98.

David Bowie

Brilliant Adventure EP, (read its description via RecordStoreDay.com).

Toy EP (‘You’ve got it made with all the toys’), read its description via RecordStoreDay.com.

Stevie Nicks

Bella Donna (Deluxe Edition) (2-LP)

A limited-edition black vinyl run of Nicks’ 1981 debut solo album, totaling 15,000 units, also featuring outtakes, b-sides and demo recordings.

The Cure

Pornography (Picture Disc)

A limited picture disc version (9,ooo copies) of the Cure’s classic 1982 album. Click here for more details.

Billy F Gibbons

Hardware (Deluxe Edition)

A limited CD version of Gibbons’ most recent album, housed in a special 3D tin case with an expanded booklet.

Joni Mitchell

Blue Highlights

A continuation of her Joni Mitchell Archives series, a set of rare recordings pertaining to her Blue album.

Elton John

The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (EP)

The full recording sessions that later spawned the Thom Bell Sessions in 1977. The original release only featured three songs.

Foo Fighters

Medicine at Midnight “Re-Versions”

The Foos will release a 7″ featuring re-worked versions of two songs from their 2021 album: “Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version)” and “Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version).”

Prince

The Gold Experience

A re-release of Prince’s first album he released as his iconic symbol, available on 2-LP (24,150 quantity).

Rolling Stones

More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) [50th Anniversary]

25 tracks of hits, album cuts and rarities, originally released in 1972. (7,200 quantity for this reissue).

Ringo Starr

Ringo the 4th

A reissue of Ringo’s late 1970s solo record, limited to just 1,000 copies.

Kirk Hammett of Metallica

Portals

Hammett recently announced his first-ever solo release, and it will make its physical debut on CD (7,500 quantity) and LP (6,500 quantity) for Record Store Day.

U2

“A Celebration” was a 1982 single by U2, their seventh at the time. It was released between the albums War (1981) and October (1983), and will be made available as a limited-edition 12″ EP for Record Store Day.

This 40th-anniversary limited-edition reissue is a 4-track EP containing two previously unreleased recordings. The first is a studio out-take of the title track. The second is a performance of b-side and live favorite “Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl,” recorded live in October 2015 in Köln, Germany during the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour.

The above is a very limited look at the wealth of titles coming for Record Store Day. Visit the event’s site for the full list, and best of luck securing that title you want!



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