This year’s Record Store Day releases have been announced – and it’s an eclectic mix of great artists and Jamiroquai.
The full list – which you can see here – is mostly made up of bands you’ll never have heard of, so there’s plenty of material if you’re trying to look really cool in front of your mates. But if you’re looking for stuff that, y'know, you might actually want to listen to, there’s plenty on that front too. Here are some of our top picks.
A year on from his death, and new David Bowie tracks are still being unearthed. This 3LP set is a previously unreleased live recording from the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour – and one vinyl even features an etching of Bowie himself. Seven of Prince’s classic tracks (including Sign O’ The Times and Little Red Corvette) are also being reissued.
As everyone knows, Little Mix are objectively better than the Beatles, so how better to spend your hard-earned cash than by picking up an exclusive hot pink vinyl version of their single Glory Days?
You could say that Aqua – who are also objectively better than The Beatles – have somewhat faded into obscurity since their 1997 hit “Barbie Girl”. But never fear – they’re back! With a brand new version of their 1997 hit “Barbie Girl”!
The 7” reissue is also hot pink and comes in a plastic sleeve – “because life in plastic, it’s fantastic” according to Record Store Day’s press release. There’s also a karaoke version on Side B, if for some reason you fancied doing a karaoke version of Barbie Girl.
Next year marks a reissue of The Smiths’ celebrated third albumThe Queen Is Dead, complete with brand new, unreleased material. This version of The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, one of the band’s most popular singles, has also never been heard before – but it’s limited edition and in high demand, so get on it.
Record Store Day takes place on April 22nd – so get queueing.