Today, Rhino announced its offerings for the 2019 Record Store Day celebration, taking place at your local brick-and-mortar shop Saturday, April 13. Rhino's 33 releases highlight several genres of music - soul, rock, rap, comedy, disco, pop, jam bands, prog, and more - on an array of formats including LPs, CDs, picture discs, colored vinyl, and even cassette tapes. Here's the run-down on all their RSD titles!
a-ha, Hunting High and Low: The Early Alternate Mixes - 1 LP - 6,000 copies
Hunting High and Low: The Early Alternate Mixes brings together 10 alternate mixes from a-ha's debut album which were first released on a 30th Anniversary box set back in 2015 in remastered form. This release marks the vinyl debut for this material.
Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks: Season Two, Music and More - 2 LP, green and blue vinyl - 9,000 copies
While the other seasons of David Lynch's Twin Peaks TV series received contemporary soundtrack releases, its second season's soundtrack didn't receive official release until 2007, when Lynch's own label pressed up a limited CD run. That pressing is now long out-of-print. But this Record Store Day, fans will be able to enjoy it on vinyl thanks to a new green and blue vinyl version presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Aretha Franklin - The Atlantic Singles: 1967 - 5x7" box set - 2,000 copies
1967 marked the year that Aretha Franklin laid claim to the title of The Queen of Soul. Her breakthrough singles that year were songs of power, love, and -- of course-- respect. It's tough to think of five more career-defining songs than "I Never Loved A Man," "Respect," "Baby, I Love You," "Natural Woman," and "Chain of Fools." Now, fresh from their appearance on last year's Atlantic Singles Collection: 1967-1970 , those first five Atlantic singles and their B-sides will be replicated in a new 5x7" box set for Record Store Day.
The B-52's - Mesopotamia - 12" EP, light blue vinyl - 3,000 copies
Exclusive to Record Store Day participating stores is this reissue of the 1982 EP by The B-52's, Mesopotamia. This new edition will be pressed on light blue vinyl and will include the original US mixes that were included on the original pressings.
Cheech and Chong - Up In Smoke - 7" picture disc - 4,500 copies
The comedy duo are set to light up Record Store Day with a new "Up In Smoke" single on a marijuana leaf-shaped picture disc (not to be confused with the clear vinyl disc with marijuana imagery from last year's Cheech and Chong offering). The release is sealed with a scratch and sniff sticker.
Chic - Le Freak - 12" single - 5,500 copies
This new Record Store Day-exclusive 12" single celebrates Chic's landmark single, "Le Freak" - the group's first Stateside #1 - with Oliver Heldens' Extended Mix of the track on Side One, along with the new 2018 remaster of the original recording on Side Two. The 2018 remaster was previously released on the Chic Organization box set last year, while the extended remix makes its vinyl debut here. The disc is housed in an Atlantic/Atco "Disco" sleeve.
Craig Mack & The Notorious B.I.G. - B.I.G. Mack (Original Sampler) - 1 LP/cassette - 8,000 copies
Originally released as part of Bad Boy Entertainment's promotional material in 1994, the B.I.G. Mack album helped create the buzz that launched the label, as well as Craig Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. -- into legendary status. For this RSD exclusive release, the sampler is presented as a 1-LP and 1-cassette package, each includes 6 tracks by Craig Mack and 7 by The Notorious B.I.G.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Four Way Street: Expanded Edition - 3 LP (180g) - 5,000 copies
Four Way Street was originally released as a double-album in April of 1971, culled from their June and July 1970 dates in New York, L.A., and Chicago. The collection was later expanded for a 1993 CD reissue with four tracks: Nash's Hollies track "King Midas in Reverse," Crosby's "Laughing," Stills' "Black Queen," and Young's medley of "The Loner," "Cinnamon Girl," and "Down By the River." Now, all the tracks will be released on a Record Store Day-exclusive, 3-LP set, cut by Chris Bellman and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl. This marks the vinyl debut of the bonus tracks.
David Bowie - Pin Ups - 1 LP picture disc - 20,000 copies
Pressed up especially for Record Store Day 2019, this version of David Bowie's classic 1973 covers album sees the 2015 remaster presented on a picture disc featuring the iconic front cover and a Mick Rock treatment of a Pin Ups-era session shot on the back.
The Doors - London Fog - 10" EP - 11,00 copies
Before The Doors reached stardom in 1967, they ere the house band at a Sunset Strip bar called the London Fog. A couple years back, The Doors released a collectors' box set that included a set recorded there in 1966. Now, the 7-song set (plus two "tuning" selections) will be released on one EP, sans all the extras from the prior issue.
Duran Duran - As The Lights Go Down: Live Oakland Coliseum '84 - 2LP pink and blue - 5500 copies
35 years after their Sing Blue Silver Tour hit the states in 1984, Rhino is set to release a recording of Duran Duran's California's Oakland Coliseum gigs that, while available digitally, have never been released officially on a physical format. The recordings span three sides of vinyl, with side four featuring an etching. All the audio has been newly mastered for this release. The discs -- one pink and one blue -- are housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve that features photography by Denis O'Regan.
Devo - This Is DEVO - 6 LP color vinyl box set - 3,000 copies
For this new box set, Rhino has collected Devo's six Warner albums - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978); Duty Now for the Future (1979); Freedom of Choice (1980); New Traditionalists (1981); Oh, No! It's Devo (1982); and Shout (1984). Each is pressed onto a different color of vinyl to complement the original album sleeve and everything is housed in a newly designed deluxe box.
Fleetwood Mac - The Alternate 'Fleetwood Mac' - 1 LP (180g) - 12,500 copies
This year, Rhino continues their Fleetwood Mac alternate tracks series which include volumes for Tusk, Mirage, and Tango In the Night. This time around, they'll release The Alternate 'Fleetwood Mac. Together, the 11 tracks culled from last year's box set give an inside look at the recording of their "White Album," the first Fleetwood Mac release to feature Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The tracks mirror the sequencing of the proper album, with alternate versions and early takes that make their vinyl debut here.
Grateful Dead - Sage & Spirit - 4,000 copies
As we previously reported, one of Grateful Dead's offerings for this year's Record Store Day will be a newly curated compilation called Sage & Spirit. It's a musical component to their partnership with Dogfish Head Brewery meant to evoke "sitting back on the porch on a summer evening" with one of their American Beauty brews. The result is a tasty blend of studio and live cuts. Look out for a Sage & Spirit-themed RSD poster this year, too!
Grateful Dead - The Warfield San Francisco, CA, 10/09/80 and 10/10/1980 - 2-LP or 2-CD - 10,000 (LP) or 6,000 (CD) copies
This year, Grateful Dead will also release a collection of two complete acoustic sets from their shows at The Warfield, San Francisco from October 1980. The 19-track album presents a blend of many classic tracks from the band's extensive catalog recorded on a tour that saw them celebrating 15 years together. The track listing for the CD and LP versions will be identical.
Hawkwind - The '1999' Party: Live at the Chicago Auditorium, March 21, 1974 - 2LP - 5,500 copies
Prog rockers Hawkwind have been well represented in Record Store Days past and this year will be no exception, as Rhino prepares to release a hard-to-find concert recording from 1974, prior to Lemmy Kilmister's departure from the group. Originally released on a CD in 1997, this release marks the first time the show has been presented on vinyl. The 2 LPs will be housed in a gatefold sleeve and will be limited to 5,500 copies worldwide.
Jefferson Starship - Gold - 1 LP gold + 7" gold - 5,500 copies
On the heels of a sweeping acquisition that sees post-1972 Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship, Hot Tuna, and solo titles under one roof, Rhino will reissue Jefferson Starship's classic compilation Gold on, you guessed it, gold vinyl along with a bonus 7" with "Light the Sky on Fire."
Jethro Tull - North Sea Oil - 10" mini-album - 6,000 copies
Exclusive to Record Store Day, this 10" mini-album (running at 33 1/3 rpm) spotlights
Stormwatch-era Jethro Tull material by combining two 1979 releases: the "North Sea Oil" / "Energy" single and the EP Home which originally included "Home," "Warm Sporran," and "King Henry's Madrigal." Rounding out the set is a sixth track, a previously unreleased early version of "Dun Ringill." All the material has been remastered by Steven Wilson and will feature in an upcoming Stormwatch 40th Anniversary Edition.
Lou Reed - Ecstasy - 2 LP (180g) - 7,500 copies
In 2000, Lou Reed released Ecstacy, which would prove to be his final non-collaborative rock album. Now, Rhino will reissue the collection on 2 slabs of 180-gram vinyl.
Madonna - La Isla Bonita (Super Mix) - 12" EP, green vinyl with replica OBI - 12,500 copies
Originally released in 1987, the Japan-only EP La Isla Bonita (Super Mix) features rare extended, remixed, or instrumental versions of some of Madonna's best-loved cuts. The release will be faithfully replicated for RSD, down to an OBI strip, but this version will be pressed on green vinyl.
Madonna - True Blue (Super Club Mix) - 12" EP, blue vinyl with replica OBI - 13,000 copies'
Along the same lines, Rhino will also serve up a replica version of the Japanese version of the True Blue (Super Club Mix) EP on blue vinyl and with an OBI strip.
Prince - His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club - LP + 12" - 14,000 copies
Madonna isn't the only one getting Japanese EP replica treatment this coming Record Store Day. Prince's rare His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club will also be re-released. Originally available as a Japan exclusive in 1985, the EP featured 10 tracks, including 7 rare remixes or extended versions. Originally limited to only 500 copies, the RSD edition will be available in a quantity of 14,000 copies worldwide.
Ramones - Live at The Palladium, New York, NY (12/31/79) - 2 LP - 8,500 copies
The Ramones' New Years Eve 1979 gig at the Palladium in New York, NY was first heard in a live broadcast on WNEW-FM. Forty years later, it appeared on CD as a bonus in the Road To Ruin box set. Now the set arrives as a standalone 2-LP set, sourced, as before, from Tommy Ramone's original cassette of the soundboard recording. This is the first release of this material on vinyl.
Todd Rundgren - The Complete U.S. Bearsville & Warner Bros. Singles - 4 LP
For the first time ever, all of Todd Rundgren's Bearsville and Warner Bros. singles will be collected together across five LPs. The set boasts 43 tracks spanning from 1970 (with his band Runt) to 1989 - all newly remastered. Among them are many rare and out-of-print mixes, unique edits, and all the classic singles that solidify Rundgren as one of the most creative forces in music.
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Alternative - 10" mini-album - 9,000 copies
Exclusive to RSD 2019, Astral Weeks Alternative collects four bonus tracks from the recording sessions for his landmark album: "Beside You (Take 1)," "Madame George (Take 4)," "Ballerina (Long Version)," and "Slim Slow Rider (Long Version)." Though there has been no confirmation so far, RSD France notes that two or three new bonus tracks may also be included. As always, we'll keep you updated on any changes surrounding this title.
V/A - The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 2 LP white and black vinyl - 8,000 copies
The original soundtrack to The Crow will also be released for RSD 2019, arriving on vinyl for the first time ever. Among its tracks are many cover versions including Nine Inch Nails' version of Joy Division's "Dead Souls," Pantera's cover of Poison Idea's "The Badge," a cover of Suicide's "Ghost Rider" performed by Rollins Band, and even a self-cover by Rage Against The Machine, who re-recorded their 1991 B-side "Darkness of Greed" and re-titled it "Darkness." The soundtrack was hugely successful when it was originally released in early 1994; it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and was eventually certified 3x-Platinum by the RIAA. Now, 25 years later, it will be presented on solid black and solid white vinyl especially for Record Store Day.
V/A - Lost In Translation (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1 LP violet vinyl - 8,000 copies
The soundtrack for Lost In Translation has been hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest of all time. The 2003 soundtrack featured cuts by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Air, and My Bloody Valentine. For Record Store Day, the soundtrack will be issued on purple vinyl, limited to 8,000 copies.
V/A - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut-Music From & Inspired by the Motion Picture - 2 LP color vinyl - 5,000 copies
In what may very well be the most elaborate presentation of a South Park collector's item, Record Store Day will issue a truly deluxe edition of the soundtrack album South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut-Music From & Inspired by the Motion Picture. The 2-LP color vinyl edition was designed by the official South Park design team in conjunction with creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. It will include a lithograph front cover, a pop-up image, and a booklet containing all the song lyrics along with corresponding stills from the film. The discs will be housed in die cut shapes of the four main characters: numbers 1-2500 will feature characters Cartman (Red LP) and Kenny (Orange LP) and numbers 2501-5000 will feature Kyle (Green LP) and Stan (Blue LP). Ten lucky purchasers will receive a "golden ticket" copy which includes a signed print from the show's creators.
V/A - Sugarhill Records 40th Anniversary Boxed Set - 6x12" single + download - 2,000 copies
Speaking of elaborate presentations, Rhino will celebrate Sugar Hill Records' 40th Anniversary with a deluxe 6x12" single box set that spotlights many of the label's classic A-sides in their full-length mixes where possible. The set will be housed in a newly designed slipcase. In addition, the label will offer a special digital "DJ" mix version--a non-stop, 1 hour and 17 minute party mix featuring each of the 19 tracks in the set.
V/A - Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets Highlights - 2 LP - 5,500 copies
Where The Action Is spotlights the underground music of L.A. from 1965 to 1968, featuring such key artists as Love, Buffalo Springfield, The Bobby Fuller Four, The Doors, Sonny and Cher, Lee Hazelwood, Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman, and a host of obscure acts. This upcoming RSD edition will be the first vinyl issue of the collection.
V/A - Woodstock - Mono PA Version - 3-LP (180-gram) - 8,500 copies
To mark the fiftieth year since the era-defining Woodstock festival, Rhino will release Woodstock: Mono PA Version. It offers a fresh perspective on the familiar film soundtrack. Indeed, it follows the same sequence as the original, but rather than being cobbled together from disparate sources, the new edition will all be sourced from the mono tapes of the actual concert. That means the actual Woodtock versions of CSNY's "Sea of Madness" and "Wooden Ships," and the previously unreleased "real-deal" version of Arlo Guthrie's "Coming Into Los Angeles" which was replaced on the original soundtrack with a version from The Troubadour in L.A. four months after the festival.
Yes - Yes (50th Anniversary) - 1-LP 180-gram orange vinyl Limited edition of 6,500 copies
Following last year's Time And A Word reissue, Rhino is set to look back on the first Yes album, their self-titled 1969 effort. Newly cut from the original analog tapes, this version will be a replica of the original UK version with its gatefold art. The music, meanwhile, will be pressed onto 180-gram orange vinyl.