Recently, Record Store Day organizers announced that in lieu of a single-day celebration, planned 2020 RSD would be released across three months on three special “drop days.” As labels begin to open up following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re excited to give you the latest.
Late last week, Craft Recordings announced the full lineup of indie-exclusive vinyl that will be rolled out on August 29, September 26, and October 24, and the label has added a special 50th Anniversary edition of McLemore Avenue, Booker T. and the M.G.s’ tribute to The Beatles’ Abbey Road! Crate-diggers will also be pleased to find rarities from performance artist Camille Yarbrough, blues-rock by Parish Hall, and the salsa classic Cosa nuestra by Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe.
If that weren’t enough, Craft has enlisted celebrated compilation producers Andrew Sandoval, Steve Stanley (who also designed the fantastic art), and Cary E. Mansfield for The Land of Sensations and Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965-1970 , featuring psych-pop and folk-rock nuggets from the often overlooked label that was famously home to The Turtles. Craft is also serving up Double Whammy! A 1960s Garage Rock Rave-Up featuring hits, rarities, and even a few unreleased tracks from the vaults of Stax, Original Sound, Vanguard and Fantasy Records, vintage 1965 to 1968.
So mark your calendars, locate your nearest participating record shop, and keep scrolling to peruse the full list of Craft Recordings’ planned RSD Drops as provided by the label:
The Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965-1970 (2-LP Vinyl)
So Solid Crew: 21 Seconds EP (Clear Vinyl – U.K. Only)
Camille Yarbrough, The Iron Pot Cooker (180-gram Vinyl)
Parish Hall, Parish Hall (180-gram Vinyl)
Willie Colón canta Héctor Lavoe: Cosa nuestra (180-gram Vinyl)
Booker T. & The M.G.’s, McLemore Avenue (180-gram Vinyl)
Various Artists: Double Whammy! A 1960s Garage Rock Rave-Up (Translucent Blue Vinyl)