RECORD STORE DAY - DROPS 2020
Record Store Day is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturday August 29th, Saturday September 26th and Saturday October 24th. To celebrate each drop we'll be have a 10% sale on all vinyl (instore only - excluding RSD releases) and boxes of 30% one-off titles.
Record Store Day Australia will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.
The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The new version of the list, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates has been announced and can be found grouped by month, below.
Please note : We can't hold records. We will open at 9am on each morning of the drop days. Our prices and quantities available will be confirmed a few days out from each drop and will be posted here on our RSD page. Anything not sold out on each day, will be available online for sale at 6pm on each of the drop days.
** Everything will be subject to change depending on supply from the labels.
RECORD STORE DAY AUSTRALIA (RSD 2020) VINYL EXCLUSIVES
This is the list of exclusive titles we have ordered from the labels, we'll know a few days before each drop if we get our full list.
TITLES RELEASED AUGUST 29th:
Al Green - 'Green Is Blues' (50th Anniversary split green & blue vinyl) // Al Green's first record for Hi Records, celebrating it's 50th anniversary. Tip-on Jacket, 180 gram vinyl, insert with liner notes.
Ben Lee - 'Grandpaw Would' (Birthday Cake Splatter 2LP Vinyl + Deluxe Booklet) // This is the 25th Anniversary reissue of Ben Lee's debut solo record released on Grand Royal in 1995. The first disc is the remastered version of Grandpaw Would. The 2nd disc is a mix of covers, demos, previously unreleased recordings as well as songs from an EP and a 7" single.
Billie Eilish - 'Live At Third Man Records' // Live recordings from Billie's acoustic set at Third Man Records in Nashville pressed on opaque blue vinyl with black paper sleeves and includes an exclusive poster.
Brittany Howard - 'Live At The Sound Emporium' // Six songs from Brittany Howard, recorded with her full touring band at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville.
Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom EP (Clear 12" Vinyl) // A four song EP, produced by Charli XCX and SOPHIE. Pressed on clear vinyl and physically available for the first time. Digitally released in 2016.
Cinematic Orchestra – 'Crimson Wing' (2LP Pink Vinyl) // Released for the first time on vinyl. The Soundtrack accompanied the 2008 documentary that explored the massive gathering of lesser flamingos in Tanzania.
David Bowie – 'ChangesNowBowie' // A 9-track session recorded for radio and broadcast by the BBC on David’s 50th birthday on 8th January, 1997. The interview and birthday messages do not feature on this album.
David Bowie - 'I'm Only Dancing' (The Soul Tour '74) // Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive, I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) was recorded mostly during David's performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October, 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November, 1974.
Elton John – 'Elton John' (Deluxe Purple Vinyl 2LP) // Celebrating the 50th Anniversary featuring the classics 'Your Song', 'Border Song' & 'Take Me To The Pilot'. Released on transparent purple vinyl. The 2nd LP will feature select bonus tracks from the 2008 DLX edition, not previously released on vinyl, along with two unreleased demos - 'Border Song' & 'Bad Side Of The Moon'.
Girl Band - 'Vicar Street Live' (2LP) // This is their first ever vive vinyl and features tracks from their whole repertoire, some of which have only been performed a handful of times. Recorded at Dublin’s iconic Vicar Street.
Glass Animals & Denzel Curry - 'Tokyo Drifting' (Picture Disc) // "Tokyo Drifting' is a collaboration between Denzel Curry and Glass Animals. Released digitally in 2019, this 12" picture disc will be the only physical version of 'Tokyo Drifting' available. A-side: Tokyo Drifting B-side: Instrumental + suprise…"
Gorillaz – 'G-Sides' // Originally released on CD in Japan 2001, and in 2002 in Europe and the US, this is the first time the album will be available on vinyl. The album is a collection of 10 b-sides and remixes from their debut album, "Gorillaz", and the "Tomorrow Comes Today" EP. The audio has been remastered and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Gorillaz - 'D-Sides' // D-Sides" is a compilation of b-sides and remixes from singles and bonus tracks for Gorillaz second album, "Demon Days." The 22 track album also includes unreleased tracks recorded during the album session. Originally released in 2007, this is the first time "D-sides" has been available on vinyl. The audio has been remastered and the 3-LP set is pressed on 180g vinyl.
Guided By Voices - 'Hold On Hope' EP (Clear With Blue Splatter) // 20th anniversary reissue of 2000 9 track EP.
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: The Original Albums (3LP) // Reissued for the first time in 40 years, two unique recordings of Douglas Adams's sci-fi comedy drama. These extraordinary recordings are presented on three heavyweight 180g coloured discs, in a double sided gatefold sleeve featuring reproduction of the original artwork.
Kevin Morby - 'Oh Mon Dieu: Live à Paris' (2LP Red Live Album) //
Linton Kwesi Johnson – 'Bass Culture/LKJ In Dub' (2LP Red & Green Vinyl) // 40th Anniversary 2LP edition of 'dub poet' Linton Kwesi Johnsons's classics 1980 album with additional LP - 'LKJ In Dub', featuring dub versions of tracks from Bass Culture & previous studio LP 'Forces Of Nature'.
Lou Reed & John Cale – 'Songs For Drella' (2LP) // 30th Anniversary edition of Lou Reed’s album recorded with John Cale (Both formerly co-founders of The Velvet Underground) the concept album is a tribute to their friend and mentor “Andy Warhol” who had died a couple of years earlier…and includes an etching on Side 4.Mac Demarco - 'Other Here Comes The Cowboy' Demos (Purple Vinyl) //
These are recordings from the Here Comes The Cowboy sessions that did not make the album.
New Order - 'Peel Session ’82' (12” single) // A 4 track 12” E.P. playing at 33 1/3 featuring New Order’s session for John Peel’s radio show broadcast on 1st June, 1982. The release features a newly a created Peter Saville sleeve.
Odd Future - 'The OF Tape Vol. 2' (Coloured 2LP Vinyl) // 2012 debut studio album by left-field hip hop collective Odd Future, whose members include recent Grammy winners Tyler, the Creator (2019) and Frank Ocean (2012), plus lesser-known-but-equally-odd associates Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Mike G, The Internet, Taco, Jasper Dolphin, Left Brain, L-Boy, and Earl Sweatshirt. Long sought after by vinyl and hip hop collectors, Get On Down proudly reissues this masterpiece in two unique Record Jackets, and on two distinct coloured vinyl configurations.
Primal Scream - 'Loaded' // 30th anniversary release features Andy Weatherall 7 min mix, b/w "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have" & "Ramblin Rose (live NYC)".This reissue features expanded artwork in a gatefold sleeve also b-sides I'm Losing More Than I Ever Had, the original track from which Andy Weatherall's Loaded remix was born, as well as a cover version of Ramblin' Rose by the MC5, a live favourite of the band at the time.
Ravi Shankar - 'Chants Of India' (2LP Red Vinyl) // Ravi Shankar’s 1997 collaboration with George Harrison, available for the first time on vinyl, in celebration of Ravi Shankar’s Centennial. Housed in gatefold sleeve with excusive photo print.
Robyn – 'Robyn' (2LP Red Vinyl) // Originally released in 2005, this will be the first time Robyn has been released on vinyl. The album features the hit singles ‘Be Mine’ and ‘With Every Heartbeat’. This release for Record Store Day has a newly configured track listing, featuring previous bonus tracks ‘Jack You Off’ and ‘Dream On’, and also features the original album cover artwork. The vinyl will be pressed on 180-gram red coloured vinyl, as well as containing a digital download card.
Roxy Music – 'Roxy Music' (Clear Vinyl) // Originally intended as part of the groudbreaking boxset from 2018, Steven Wilson's stereo mix of the epochal work has been whispered about from it's non inclusion onwards. Now, with the full blessing of the band, it sees the light of day in strictly limited clear vinyl for RSD 2020, mastered for vinyl by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road.
Slint – 'Breadcrumb Trail' 12” (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Slint Turntable Slip Mat) //
Spacemen 3 - 'Threebie 3' (Yellow vinyl) // Out of print for more than 30 years and now remastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio, Threebie 3 is a live Spacemen 3 recording featuring performances from a 1988 gig in Amsterdam.
Sugarhill Gang - 'Sugarhill Gang' (Yellow Vinyl) //Limited 40th Anniversary Numbered Copies In Gatefold Sleeve. This special Record Store Day release of their debut album contains the original 7 inch version of 'Rapper’s Delight' as a bonus track.
Supergrass – 'Caught By The Fuzz' 10” // Originally released in 1994, ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2020. Taken from their platinum selling debut LP ‘I Should Coco’, this is an exclusive for Record Store Day 2020 and includes a brand new remix. Limited edition recycled 140g 10” vinyl in standard sleeve featuring original and acoustic versions as well as ‘Live at Bath Moles 1994’ and Danny Goffey’s 2020 Remix.
The Black Keys - 'Let's Rock (45 RPM Version)' // Pressed on two 180-gram vinyl discs and comes in a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket, with each piece individually numbered.
The Charlatans - 'Live It Like You Love It' (2LP Orange Vinyl) // Released for the very first time on double gatefold 180g coloured vinyl this very special package comes loaded with a set of original Tom Sheehan live archive photographs beautifully restored as individual art prints to cherish.
The Charlatans -'The Charlatans Vs The Chemical Brothers' (Yellow Vinyl) // Originally pressed as a four track promo 12” in 1995, and again as a five track CD for the US market in 2000, this is the first time all five Charlatans’ Chemical Brothers remixes have been available together on vinyl.
The Pogues - 'At The BBC 1984' // From BBC shows broadcast between 1984-85 including The John Peel Show, The David ‘Kid’ Jensen Show and The Janice Long Show. This LP is a must-have for Pogues fans.
Tom Tom Club - 'Genius Of Live 2020' (Yellow Vinyl) // The 2020 vinyl debut of the classic live 2002 recording Live at The Clubhouse. The new LP features 7 tracks from that performance along with a bonus re-mix from Money Mark on the timeless smash hit ''Genius of Love''. Pressed on yellow coloured vinyl with new artwork created by Chris and Tina. Album cover features vintage street shot of Tina with hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash.
Tyler, The Creator - 'Cherry Bomb' (2LP Red Vinyl) // The fourth album from the Odd Future co-founder, previously unreleased on vinyl, remains one of his most ambitious, featuring everything from lush orchestras to hard-driving guitars across its grooves (plus standout guest verses from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q and others).
Tyler, The Creator - 'Cherry Bomb' Instrumentals (2LP Pink Vinyl) // The fourth album from the Odd Future co-founder, previously unreleased on vinyl, remains one of his most ambitious, featuring everything from lush orchestras to hard-driving guitars across its grooves (plus standout guest verses from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q and others).
The Weeknd - 'My Dear Melancholy' // The Weeknd's No. 1 album My Dear Melancholy, available for the first time ever on vinyl. The six songs from this project, including the hit single ''Call Out My Name'' are featured on Side A of the 180-gram vinyl. Side B features an etched design to make this record a true collector's item.
TITLES RELEASED SEPTEMBER 26th:
Britney Spears - 'Oops!...I Did It Again (Remixes and B-Sides)' // This new collection, exclusively on vinyl for Record Store Day 2020 features four rare remixes of the hits “Oops!...I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know,” plus four rare songs from the album sessions only released outside the U.S., including a cover of The Jets’ classic ballad “You Got It All.”
Datarock - 'Datarock, Datarock' (Orange Vinyl) // Datarock, Datarock is finally on vinyl for Record Store Day. Datarock is known for their red tracksuits, cross-over party music and indie bangers like Fa Fa Fa.
Dinosaur JR – 'Swedish Fist' (Live In Stockholm - Coloured Vinyl) // Recorded at Stockholm’s legendary Vattenfestival (or Water Festival), during the 1997 European tour, ‘Swedish Fist’ captures Dinosaur Jr on ear-bleeding form, months before the group disbanded and undertook an eight year hiatus. Performing material from across their career, including the classic ‘Freakscene’ and long-term live favourite ‘Sludgefeast’.
Fleetwood Mac - 'The Alternate Rumours' // The 1LP album of alternate takes mirroring the original album, from the “Rumours” deluxe edition. Alternate takes include early versions and alternate versions for “Gold Dust Woman”, “The Chain”, “Don’t’ Stop”, “Dreams” and “Second Hand News”. On vinyl for the very first time.
Nas – 'God’s Son' (Blue & White Swirl 2LP Vinyl) // Housed in a high gloss jacket with each LP tucked into a printed inner sleeve, Gods Son has been out of print on vinyl since its initial 2002 release, remastered from its original audio and pressed on exclusive coloured vinyl!
Soundtrack - 'Hackers' (2LP) // For the first time on vinyl, the definitive soundtrack to the film 'Hackers' is being released in conjunction with the 25th anniversary. The double LP features tracks that were not on the original soundtrack like ''Protection'' by Massive Attack and ''Open Up'' by Leftfield, as well as ''Hackers Suite'' performed by composer Simon Boswell. The commemorative gatefold packaging includes notes from Director/Producer Iain Softley & unreleased photos.
Tegan & Sara - 'Tonight We’re In The Dark Seeing Colors' (Live Album – Purple Splatter Vinyl) // Recorded live from their “Hey, I’m Just Like You” Tour.
The Boys Next Door - 'Door, Door" // 40th Anniversary reissue of the first album featuring Nick Cave, before the band’s name morphed into The Birthday Party and prior to the formation of his next band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Various Artists – 'Wilcovered' (2LP of Wilco covers) // 2LP set of Wilco covers, performed by Courtney Barnett, Cate Le Bon, Twin Peaks, Jen Cloher and more!
TITLES RELEASED OCTOBER 24th:
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - 'Pinata: The 1974 Version' // This single LP edit of Piñata has been lacquered at halfspeed master by Metropolis Mastering in London for the highest fidelity and is housed in a Blaxploitation themed cover. The cover is a collaboration between Jeff Jank and Pathetic Pixels with inspiration found in the unique graphics and content of 1970s Blaxploitation films.
Jon Brion - 'Synecdoche New York' (White Vinyl) // The soundtrack to Charlie Kaufman’s 2009 cult movie Synecdoche New York starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman is released for the first time on white vinyl.
Soundtrack - 'The Virgin Suicides' (Music From The Motion Picture) // Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut movie, “The Virgin Suicides (Music from the Motion Picture)” will be released on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 2000, exclusively for RSD 2020. The soundtrack features music from Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Boston, Heart, Al Green, 10CC, Styx and two tracks from Air, including one track composed for the film.
The Church - 'Gold Afternoon Fix' (Limited Gold) // First-ever vinyl reissue of the 1990 album from Australian indie rock legends The Church!
Happy Valley, 294 Smith Street Collingwood is one of the official participating Melbourne stores for Record Store Day Australia.