29th April 2020: In 2020, the world is a different place. And for that reason, Record Store Day has had to adapt to fit into this different place.

Record Store Day will unfortunately no longer be taking place on June 20th.

Instead, the titles on the RSD 2020 official list will be available from independent record shops on one of the three following RSD “Drop” Dates: Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September and Saturday 24th October.

A new version of “The List” with assigned release dates will be launched on 1st June and updates will be found on recordstoreday.co.uk and the RSD social media accounts. You can find the participating UK record stores here.

Record Store Day 2020--originally scheduled for April 18 -was bound to look and feel different from any of the previous twelve. Prior events have been as much about the gatherings, parties, concerts and “group hang” element of a celebration as the financial bonus for the record shops.

However, in this unprecedented situation, the focus of these three RSD Drop dates is on supporting the stores, as well as the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work.

Record Store Day organizers have looked at numerous possible dates and various ways to re-work an event that takes place at thousands of record stores around the world, taking into consideration the varying circumstances and situations they and their customers might find themselves in at any point this year.

This current RSD 2020 plan to spread the spotlight and the support over three months, was made with as much available information as possible, and gives the largest number of stores a chance to participate globally in the strangest Record Store Day ever. RSD will be using the guidance of government and scientific experts to ensure these RSD Drop dates are as socially responsible and safe for all involved as possible. Don't necessarily expect all the normal in-store celebrations and events as these changes have been made to allow customers to get the RSD product safely in a socially distanced world. Our RSD online rules will be adapted in due course in line with retail developments.

Fingers crossed for the return of the biggest party of the year on the third Saturday of April 2021. RSD Black Friday is still being planned and is scheduled to take place on November 27

We are aware that this is an ever-changing situation that brings new challenges every day.

Please check www.recordstoreday.co.uk for updates. 

 

MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES 

U2 11 O'Clock Tick Tock 

'11 O'Clock Tick Tock' was recorded with producer Martin Hannett in Dublin's Windmill Lane Studios in 1980.Originally released in May that year, the song was U2's first single on Island Records.This 40th anniversary edition includes the full length version of '11 O'Clock Tick Tock' and the original 7" b-side 'Touch', plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band's show at the Marquee in London in September 1980 – 'Touch' and 'Twilight'. 4 track 12" EP, cut at 45 rpm, Pressed on 180gsm transparent blue vinyl, Full colour gatefold outer sleeve,Photo gallery on inner gatefold.
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David Bowie ChangesNowBowie 

CHANGESNOWBOWIE which has never been available on record will be released in limited quantities on LP and CD for Record Store Day on 18th April, 2020.The cover art for the album will feature a portrait of David by renowned photographer Albert Watson, taken in New York in 1996.

CHANGESNOWBOWIE is a nine-track mostly acoustic session which was recorded in 1996 in New York during rehearsals for Bowie's 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden.The BBC broadcast the session the following year, on Bowie's 50th birthday on January 8, 1997 by Mary Anne Hobbs.
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Manic Street Preachers Done & Dusted

180gm, 12" Vinyl of a white label originally released in 1984.Includes two remixes each from Chemical Brothers & Ashley Beadle.Warchild charity release.This limited edition 12" is inspired by an original white label issued in 1994 and features remixes by the Chemical Brothers and Ashley Beedle.
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The Specials Dubs 

Exclusive 10" vinyl for RSD.This is a new half-speed master and part of the Two Tone Records 40th Anniversary celebrations.Containing dub mixes of three classic Specials tracks that were recorded at the time but remain unreleased.

The Doors The Soft Parade: Doors Only Mix

1-LP, 180-gram, numbered edition, of "The Soft Parade: Doors Only Mixes" pressed on vinyl for the first time, (previously only available on CD for the first time on The Soft Parade 50th Deluxe Edition)
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STAFF PICKS

The Fall  Cerebral Caustic - 25th Anniversary Edition

Available exclusively to RSD2020, 'Cerebral Caustic' was the seventeenth studio album by British post-punk legends the Fall.

First released in 1995, the album marked the return of former guitarist Brix Smith to the line up.Often an overlooked release in the Fall's catalogue, Cerebral Caustic finds Mark E.Smith and co embracing the 'wonderful and frightening' sound of their earlier, critically-acclaimed Brix-era albums The Frenz Experiment and I Am Kurious, Oranj.
Demon Records marks the 25th anniversary of Cerebral Caustic with the first reissue since it's release in 1995.
Exclusively pressed on 180g heavyweight, bonkers splatter-effect vinyl
 

Soft Cell Mutant Moments E.P.

To celebrate 40 years since the release of their very first recording, Soft Cell are set to rerelease their debut EP Mutant Moments exclusively for Record Store Day 2020 on Saturday 18th April.

Originally released as limited run of 2000 7" singles in October 1980 on the band's own Big Frock imprint, the EP sold out immediately.Aside of various unofficial bootlegs, the muchrevered release has been unavailable for nearly four decades.

This new edition of 'Mutant Moments' has been pressed on deluxe 10" vinyl to improve the sound quality from the original 7".In addition, the four tracks have been freshly digitally remastered especially for vinyl using the newest technology currently available.  

Mansun The Dead Flowers Reject

Mansun were one of the most iconic and innovative British bands of the late 90s.Having signed to the legendary record label Parlophone (home to The Beatles, Radiohead and Sigur Ros) they released four albums – Attack of the Grey Lantern (1997), Six (1998), Little Kix (2000) and the compilation Kleptomania following the band's split – as well as a popular and now rare series of EPs.

The Dead Flowers Reject, the alter-ego album to Six, was recorded at the same time as an alternative, more linear and marginally less jaggedly eccentric selection of songs as insurance should the label reject the other.The Mansun frontman and songwriter Paul Draper described the album: "The Dead Flowers Reject could be thought of as the fourth Mansun album...I think the record [had it come out] would probably have been my favourite Mansun album: it's the closest to how we played live".Previously only available as a bootleg, The Dead Flowers Reject has since been released as one of four CDs in the 2019 21st-anniversary deluxe edition of Six, and now, for the first time ever, is available on vinyl.

This exclusive LP is available as a Record Store Day 2020 only release on 180gm heavyweight white vinyl in a single sleeve.
 
We do have Mansun front man Paul Draper performing in-store on Record Store Day. You'll be able to get your copy of the release signed in person my the main man himself.

Tyler The Creator Cherry Bomb

Double, Coloured LP Vinyl format of this classic album, in a gatefold sleeve.Previously unreleased on LP Vinyl.Though it was released with almost no advance promotion, Tyler, The Creator's 2015 release Cherry Bomb was anything but unplanned.The fourth album from the Odd Future co-founder 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).Now, the album Tyler told Billboard was "the music I've always wanted to make" is available on vinyl for the first time

Eddie & the Hot Rods Get Your Rocks Off

Eddie & the Hot Rods live in France in May 1976, for the first time on vinyl and with bonus unreleased tracks featuring Lew Lewis – in a limited red and green vinyl 2xLP.Eddie & the Hot Rods are the missing link between high-energy pub rock and the punk explosion that followed in the next year.They were quickly branded as part of the punk movement, but their roots were American rock'n'roll, and also owed much to Dr Feelgood, who were from their hometown of Southend.Three bonus, previously unreleased live 1976 tracks on Side 4 which feature fabled harmonica player Lew Lewis - he left the band shortly after so fans will be pleased to find that these rare recordings exist.Vocalist Barry Masters died aged 63 in November 2019.

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