Record Store Day(RSD), held April 13 each year is a celebration of all things vinyl. As vinyl sales continue to soar, you can expect that there will be plenty of collectors clamoring for some of the hottest releases. These limited edition releases will be available at brick and mortar stores, not online shops. If you want to grab some great records and support your local record shop, read on for some of the best Record Store Day releases 2019 to notice.
Louis Armstrong, Disney Songs the Satchmo Way – We’ve covered this album before, and now you can get your own vinyl copy for RSD. Copies are limited to 4,200 units. These are some of the last recordings by Louis Armstrong and feature beloved Disney tracks like “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “Heigh-Ho.”
The Sherman Brothers, Simply Sherman: Disney Hits from the Sherman Brothers – The dynamic duo behind popular and timeless Disney songs from “Mary Poppins” and “The Jungle Book” are celebrated in this Record Store Day 2019 release. Quantity limited to 4,300 copies.
Jeff Buckley, In Transition – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Grace album, Legacy is celebrating with In Transition. The quantity is limited to 3,000. Tracks include 7 previously-unreleased studio tracks, and covers like Nina Simone’s “If You Knew.”
Arethra Franklin, The Atlantic Singles 1967 Vinyl Boxset – Aretha passed away in August 2018 and fans will likely be eager to pick up a new boxset of her Atlantic Singles. The set features her five 7” singles from 1967 and is limited to 4,500 copies.
Pinkfong, Baby Shark – You’ve heard it 1,000 times. Now you can get your very own vinyl copy. Limited to just 1,000 copies, this vinyl features the original “Baby Shark” and the remix version. Resistance is futile.
The Bird and the Bee, Ray Guns Are Not just the Future – If you don’t have this album in your collection, fix that. Quantities are limited to just 2,000 copies. Ray Guns… was a breakout album by The Bird and the Bee, a dreamy indiepop musical group that released their debut in 2008. This release is a 10th anniversary edition and a first-time reissue.
Doctor Who – Doctor Who fans, you’re in luck. You’ll find 2 Doctor Who releases this Record Store Day 2019.
- Galaxy 4 – Full-cast soundtrack starring William Hartnell on a 180g orange vinyl
- Destiny of the Daleks – Full-cast soundtrack starring Tom Baker on a 180g red vinyl
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires – The 2019 Grammy award winners are releasing their first vinyl of the debut album. Quantities limited to 7,000 copies.
Fleetwood Mac, Alternative Fleetwood – This release is a reissue of the self-titled album but consists only of alternative takes. Tracks include “World Turning,” “Landslide,” “Rhiannon,” and “Monday Morning.” Copies are limited 12,500.
Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, E. 1999 Eternal – Grab the first vinyl edition of Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony’s bestselling album. This 2 LP set includes all of the original tracks including “Buddah Lovas,” “East 1999” and more. Limited to 2,000 copies.
A-Ha, Hunting High and Low – A-ha’s demos are appearing for the first time on vinyl. Grab it to get a look at the takes of “Hunting High and Low,” “Take On Me” and “Dream Myself Alive.” Copies are limited to 2,450.
Prince, His Majesty’s Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club – The 1985 limited-edition Japanese singles of Prince have been replicated on vinyl and now being sold worldwide. This very special release of 2 LPs is limited to 14,000 copies worldwide.
Julien Baker, Red Door/Conversation Piece – Julien Baker, who we wrote about before, has a hot new limited release for Record Store Day 2019. This red vinyl includes the rare track “Red Door,” previously only performed live for fans.
Broken Social Scene, Let’s Try the After Vol 1 & 2 – This is the first physical release of brand new songs from Broken Social Scene and includes 10 tracks.
This is nowhere near the complete list. Visit the official Record Store Day website to browse all of it, read more information about the releases, and more. Other artists releasing albums include David Bowie, Bad Religion, James Brown, Dennis Quaid, and more.
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