Record Store Day 2021 - Saturday June 12th and Saturday July 17th Drops
We'll be having a 10% off sale on all vinyl (instore only) on both RSD days, excluding RSD stock. We'll also have boxes on the day of selected titles 30% off.
This year Record Store Day will be happening over two days - June 12th and July 17th. We'll be posting all our information closer to the days event. Below is the list of titles we have ordered from the labels, we know a few days out what titles, quantities and prices will be. Any updated information will be posted here.
Please do not call the shop, all the information we have is on this page. If you would like us to try and get a title please email us. For vinyl updates follow us on Instagram @happyvalleyshop
Please note :
- No RSD titles will be available to pre-order. Any stock not sold out on the day, will be available online at 6pm (Melbourne time) that night.
- Limit of one copy per person.
- We'll list prices and quantities here a few days out from the event
JUNE 12TH TITLES (Titles we have ordered and hope to have on the day)
Features the original 18 songs pressed on different coloured vinyl for each disc (Disc One: Opaque Canary Yellow / Disc 2: Opaque Tangerine); includes tracks by SWV, Tha Dogg Pound Gangstas, Al B. Sure! and Thug Life.
12” Picture Disc Edition (Maxi 33T) of Air’s People In The City, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.
Prospect Hummer was recorded by the band's friend Rusty Santos (co-producer of 2004's Sung Tongs) and originally released in May 2005. The EP features singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan on three of the four tracks and was released shortly before the band's 2005 release Feels.All four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear - feature on this release.
Limited edition coloured vinyl edition of a collection of Amy Winehouse remixes from Frank and Back To Black, for Record Store Day 2021. This 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram coloured vinyl – one LP blue, one yellow – and includes a digital download card.
Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, ''Soba Violence,'' and a rare cover of ''Light My Fire.''
Pressed on 2 x 180g heavyweight Black & White split Vinyl, and issued for the first time. A collection of remixes, reworkings and B-sides from legendary Pixies' frontman Black Francis. Highlights include the Bloc Party remix of 'The Seus', plus rarities 'II Cuchaiao' and 'The Water' which were previously exclusive to Francis' website.
Brand new front cover design, exclusively available for this RSD Drops 2021 release. Newly remastered audio, courtesy of Abbey Road Studios. Dialogue / key audio snippets from the motion picture.
The Cure's third studio album ''Faith'' marks its 40th Anniversary this year and to celebrate the album - which features the single ''Primary'' - will be pressed on picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith.
Deftones White Pony 20th Anniversary re-issue included a full disc of remixes of the original album, aka Black Stallion. Two remixes that did not make the acclaimed Black Stallion are now released as an RSD Drops limited edition picture disc. This 12” single features the unreleased remixes by Telfon Tel Aviv (“Digital Bath”), and Arca (“Feiticeira”).
In March 1998 Touch and Go Records released ‘Ocean Songs’, the 4th album by Australian trio The Dirty Three. In 2005 the band were joined onstage by Nick Cave (on piano) to perform the album in its entirety at ATP festival in New York; a show that since has developed into near mythic status. In 2020, both of these recordings will be made available in a deluxe limited edition boxset for Record Store Day. Remastered for an enhanced listening experience, the boxset will feature 4 LPs pressed on coloured vinyl, new sleeve artwork from the guitarist Mick Turner, a pull-out poster and new band photos.
Limited edition 2 x picture discs housed in a transpared 2LP PVC gatefold with SOV card & sticker . 165g.
The Doors famed studio album 'Morrison Hotel' recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions. Exclusively for Record Store Day 2021 ''Morrison Hotel Sessions'' will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create ''Roadhouse Blues,'' ''Peace Frog/Blue Sunday'' and ''Queen Of The Highway'' from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package - which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick - is pressed on 180gram, double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick.
DVSN is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85. This special 5th anniversary release of "Sept 5th" is pressed on solid purple vinyl.
Elton John's fabled Regimental Sgt Zippo album that was slated for release in 1968, but ultimately shelved
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fela Kuti's classic ''Open & Close'', Knitting Factory Records is pleased to announce the first vinyl pressing since the 1980's. This edition features a return to the original gatefold jacket and will be pressed on red and yellow butterfly effect vinyl.
The Soft Bulletin Companion is a promo featuring outtakes, alternate mixes, and radio sessions from the era. It is widely circulated among the fan community. Side A 1. 3500 Ft. Of Despair 2. 1000Ft. Hands (Early Mix) 3. 2025 (Your Invisible Now) 4. Buggin' (Lips Mix) Side B A Machine In India (Edit) 2. Okay I'll Admit 3. The Captain Side C 1. Satellite Of You 2, The Spiderbite Song (early Mix) 3. Slow Motion (Early Mix) Side D 1. 1000Ft. Hands (Final Mix) 2. Little Hands (Rough Mix) 3. The Big Ol' Bug
This live set was recorded in the summer of 2020 in Dublin's historic Kilmainham Gaol. It is a 10 song document of some of their best work to date put down on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket with an essay by author and historian Donal Fallon.
RSD Drops edition of the brand new album with exclusive cover art and pressed on Pink vinyl.
'k bye for now' is Ariana Grande's first live album, recorded during her Sweetener tour. The Sweetener tour featured over 80 shows across three continents. This was also the first time Ariana produced her own project.
The single is pressed on baby blue vinyl with cover art featuring an outtake from the band's album cover shoot with frequent collaborator and friend Paul Thomas Anderson.
4 live session/stripped back tracks from recent album CFTW. Supported by 4 accompanying videos.
Expanded LP edition of ‘dub poet’ Linton Kwesi Johnson’s classic 1984 album, featuring the original album plus three bonus tracks. Bespoke gatefold sleeve with enhanced artwork. Remastered at Abbey Road, released on heavyweight Yellow coloured vinyl. Extensive liner notes from the original LP, by the late political activist and journalist Darcus Howe, are included in the package.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin's Pearl, the album will be made available as a picture disc for the very first time. This exclusive for RSD Drops features the iconic cover portrait lensed by Barry Feinstein.
Lady Gaga's sixth studio album on a an exclusive translucent yellow vinyl, 28 page LP book, collectible zine & never before seen Gaga images & artwork!
Originally released in 2003, 'Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras & Oddities)' was a precursor to Mark's stunning album Bubblegum. Conceived as a single from that album, 'Here Comes That Weird Chill...' was expanded to an 8 track EP.
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Series is a Limited Edition four LP set featuring Fiasco's debut studio album Food & Liquor and follow up Food and Liquor II together on vinyl for the first time, exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. Food & Liquor - which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year - features production from Kanye West, The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), Mike Shinoda & Jay-Z amongst others.. The albums are pressed on 140gram vinyl, in an assortment of colours and housed in a slipcase.
This single LP edition of Piñata has been lacquered at half speed master by Metropolis Mastering in London for the highest fidelity and is housed in an 80s themed cover variant exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. Piñata, the acclaimed effort from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib is a perennial best seller. For RSD 2021. Gibbs and Madlib replace Crockett and Tubbs for a follow up to the blaxploitation inspired “Pinata: The 1974 Version”, with the 80s fueled “Pinata: The 1984 Version.” Though we promise, no mullets or ugly Ferraris.
Expanded to 44 tracks and housed in a stunning new art design. Also included are classic film stills and an exclusive new interview with composer, Don Davis
20th anniversary reissue of M. Ward's second album "End of Amnesia". Remastered from the original mixes especially for vinyl, 1st artist approved vinyl pressing! Double LP gatefold jacket with expanded artwork from the original cover artist.
Featuring highlights from the first volume of the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives series. The release - which has been supervised by Joni Mitchell - features rare home recordings, live performances, and radio broadcasts recorded between 1963 and 1967.MeShell Ndegeocello - 'Peace Beyond Passion' [2LP]
First time on vinyl!...and on 2 stunning blue discs!!! Includes bonus and instrumental tracks.
Featuring a collection of orchestrated duets between Biggie and hip-hop heavyweights including; Jay-Z, Faith Evans, Missy Elliot, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, P Diddy, Eminem and many more. The album - which is platinum certified in the USA - will be made available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 2005, pressed on red and black LPs and accompanied by a 7'' showcasing two previous unreleased bonus cuts.
A remastered version of the legendary album on 2-LPs with 5 previously released bonus tracks. Side 4 is an etching.Perfume Genius - 'Immediately Remixes' Silver 2LP Vinyl
A companion album to Perfume Genius' Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, remixed in original running sequence by Boy Harsher, Jenny Hval, A. G. Cook, Actress, Danny L Harle and many more. The 2xLP will be pressed onto metallic silver vinyl.
First time on vinyl for the first official live album collection, originally released on a 2CD set in 1995, from The Police. Volumes 1 & 2 available separately on Blue and red 2LP sets.
The complete full-length live at the channel concert for the very first time… presented on double vinyl as one yellow/green and one pink/red splatter discs! Strictly limited edition.
The Truth is widely regarded as one of Prince's most underappreciated hidden gems. The album was originally released as an accompaniment to the 1998 triple album Crystal Ball, which marked the first time that Prince released an album totally independently. The Truth was also the first Prince album to be labeled ''acoustic,'' though it does contain electronic instruments and elements, and it gave listeners an unprecedented chance to hear his songwriting and voice in a stripped-down presentation.
The Battle Of Mexico City documents Rage Against The Machine's legendary show at Mexico City's 'Palacio de los Deportes' in 1999. This was the band's first ever show in Mexico and part of their Battle Of Los Angeles tour.
Red Hot + Blue is the re-release/re-press of long out of Print LP. It features an all star lineup of performers reinterpreting the music of Cole Porter, one of the great American songwriters of the early 20th century. It was one of the first successful tribute albums and a landmark multimedia project, with contributions from filmmakers, artists and designers in addition to musicians. (2 discs, one red and one blue vinyl.)
A collection of material from The Replacements sessions for their critically acclaimed fifth studio album Pleased to Meet Me. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis over a three month period in 1987 - with legendary producer Jim Dickinson - Please To Meet Me was the only album recorded by the band as a trio, after original guitarist Bob Stinson acrimoniously left the band. Tracks include outtakes of Birthday Gal, Beer for Breakfast, plus, alternate versions of Alex Chilton and Can't Hardly Wait amongst others. All audio has been remastered by Justin Perkins.
30th anniversary reissue of Jonathan Richman's third solo album, featuring intimate live and studio solo performances that showcase his storytelling and songwriting. First wide vinyl release and pressed on Bermuda Seafoam vinyl.
Longstanding Roisin Murphy Collaborator remixes a selection of 9 tracks from the critically acclaimed 2020 album "Roisin Machine"
Includes two 8.5''x11'' litographs printed on embossed archival paper featuring photographs by Michael Joseph and printed inner sleeves with ''211 Reasons Why The Rolling Stones is the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band'' from original London Records Edition.
This Dilla driven classic is available in a one-time only golden pearl splatter vinyl pressing with a full colour 20th Anniversary OBI. Alongside rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound.
Limited edition 6 track EP on 12” burgundy and silver vinyl includes original single A/B sides and rare live tracks from the time. Artwork features original release front and back cover image out-takes with silver cover text. Produced in association with SUPERGRASS.
Taken from the their Songs from The Big Chair tour, this double album captures the band live in Canada in 1985. Mixed from newly found multi-tracks, this is the first time the band has had a live album in this format.
Released in 2003 this Mercury nominated album spent 61 weeks in the album chart, notoriously hard to find on LP this version comes in Red Vinyl complete with original packaging.
The album has been remixed & remastered and brand new cover art commissioned – emphasizing that this is a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album, rather than a soundtrack album. This very special version for RSD Drops is pressed on cobalt blue vinyl.
Features cover versions of Donna Summer's ''Love to Love you Baby'' and Lee Perry's ''Soul Fire'' with guest appearances from the late reggae great Toots Hibbert and legendary funk keyboardist/Talking Heads collaborator Bernie Worrell.
This landmark recording is presented in a limited turquoise and cream white split colored pressing exclusively for RSD 2021.
For the first time ever, this Record Store Day edition brings together all the mixes Weatherall created while working on the project, including a never-released before, finished version of Jubilee.
JULY 17TH TITLES (Titles we have ordered and hope to have on the day):
Originally released in 1990, Ani DiFranco's first album is so revolutionary that the purveyors of status quo install women's music sections in the dusty corner of their stores in order to hide it.
The nearly hour-long performance - recorded live at the National Association Of Television & Radio Announcers Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1972 - features the first live performances of many of Aretha's landmark hits. The live recording took place shortly after the release of her ''Young Gifted and Black'' album and features the albums two Top 10 singles, penned by Aretha, 'Rock Steady' and 'Day Dreaming'. Plus stunning covers woven into medleys of 'I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You) / I Say a Little Prayer', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water / We've Only Just Begun' and a glorious rendition of Aretha's anthem 'Respect'.
In early November 2020, the singer teamed up with the choir she was a member of as a teenager to unveil new versions of her tracks Cosmogony, Sonnets and others. ''Cosmogony'' originally appeared on Bjork's Biophilia album from 2011. However, this alternate a cappella rendition was conceived more recently during Bjork's ''Cornucopia Tour'' with the Hamrahlid Choir in 2019. Composed by Bjork and set to the words of an E. E. cummings poem, 'Sonnets' was originally a choral piece taken from her 2004 vocal album Medulla.
First Time On Vinyl. Following on from the reissues of Everybody Else is Doing it… ‘ and No Need to Argue – and 30 years after their debut release – UMC are proud to issue for the first time on vinyl a special transparent edition of the band’s greatest-hits collection ‘Stars: The Best of 1992–2002’.
Cro-Mags is one of the fundamental names in the birth of the so-called “crossover thrash” subgenre, which synthesized thrash metal and hardcore punk. Cro-Mags’ first full-length, The Age of Quarrel, released in 1986, is one of the first albums where the unadulterated energy of hardcore punk is filtered through the aggression and the fury of thrash metal.
'Deja Vu Alternates'' from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, is a recreation of their immensely popular second album, Deja Vu featuring alternate versions of songs which appeared on the original album. It will also feature a cover that mirrors the original album with an alternate photo from the cover shoot.
The Cure’s tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings marks its 25th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, the album – which features the singles “The 13th”, “Mint Car”, “Strange Attraction” and “Gone!” – will be pressed on double picture disc for the very first time. The new pressing has been overseen by Robert Smith and will be available exclusively for RSD Drops 2021.
Czarface delivers a fresh action adventure in the form of an all new Czarface comic, 'Czar Noir', packaged with an exclusive vinyl soundtrack. In the spirit of the highly sought after Power Records series from the 70's, you can read along with the comic and hear the story come to life on vinyl. This all new action packed full color Czarface escapade comes with musical accompaniment by DJ 7L and the Czar-Keys. There’s death, destruction, mayhem and high drama – 'Czar Noir.Earthgang - 'Strays With Rabies'
Never before pressed on Vinyl, the album features Sheeda, Mereba, MO, Meegs, Dreamville labelmate J.I.D. Featuring the hit song ''Missed Calls.''
The soundtrack features score, composed by Los Angeles musician Jon Brion, as well as songs from artists E.L.O., The Polyphonic Spree, The Willowz, and Don Nelson. Beck, in a collaboration with Jon Brion, provides a cover version of the Korgis' ''Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime''.
To commemorate five years of the record, EVOL arrives in limited edition translucent red + black smoke color viny as part of RSD Drops.
To commemorate its 30th year Get On Down presents Mr. Hood with a full colour OBI in a never to be repeated tri-colour pressing of the double LP KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was the early 90s Hip Hop group that served as a launching pad for the career of the artist we now know as MF DOOM (known during his KMD tenure as Zev Love X).
The soundtrack includes several instrumental pieces by Australian composer Sven Libaek. Songs include original David Bowie recordings, Bowie covers by Seu Jorge, and two songs – "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges, and "Gut Feeling" by Devo, that had been produced or co-produced by Bowie. Although Anderson worked with Devo cofounder Mark Mothersbaugh for the soundtrack for this and all of his prior movies, this soundtrack marks the first time one of Devo's songs, "Gut Feeling," was used in a Wes Anderson film. Mothersbaugh's Devo bandmate Bob Casale (aka "Bob 2") co-produced the soundtrack with Mothersbaugh.
For its vinyl debut on its 20th anniversary, Real Gone Music is spinning this platter the only way it could be spun: on cornetto, red and black "roulette wheel" vinyl. Comes inside a jacket and printed inner sleeve sporting production stills.
RSD Exclusive Limited Edition. (This release is an extract from a previosuly unreleased live concert from a forthcoming 30th Anniversary box set of the album 'I Do Not Want')
Lou Reed’s ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a double LP pressing for the first time. This exclusive edition, pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl, features 3 sides of audio with an etching on side four. Exclusively available for Record Store Day 2021, and strictly limited to 9,000 copies worldwide.
This deluxe package, released as part of RSD Drops, includes a gatefold album jacket with an OBI strip, printed inner sleeves, original record labels and colored vinyl—one red and one blue opaque LPs.
Happy Valley, 294 Smith Street Collingwood is one of the official participating Melbourne stores for Record Store Day Australia & Black Friday RSD