The Record Store Day list is out, and the announcements are pouring in! This year, Legacy Recordings will mark the April 22, 2023 event at independent record stores everywhere with more than a dozen titles from many of the biggest names in classic pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, country, and beyond. (One release, from Pearl Jam, will see a CD release in addition to the expected vinyl.)
You'll find the entire list below, with descriptions provided by the label. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for a full list of participating U.S. stores!
Miles Davis, Turnaround: Rare Miles from The Complete 'On the Corner' Sessions (12" Sky Blue Vinyl, limited to 5,700 copies)
Miles Davis' On the Corner recently turned 50 and with each decade, its space age funk has only become more influential to generations of jazz, electronic, post-punk and especially hip-hop fans and artists. The new vinyl release Turnaround cherry-picks four stellar cuts from the celebrated expanded project The Complete On the Corner Sessions released in 2007 that collected key recordings captured before and after that release. The tracks featured his new band including Michael Henderson on bass, Al Foster on drums, and Mtume on percussion plus rotating appearances by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Dave Liebman, and Bennie Maupin. Featuring an adaptation of the celebrated Corky McCoy cover of cartoon characters in pink, complemented by the limited edition sky blue vinyl, this marks the first time this material will be widely available on vinyl.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Up Your Alley (12" Lemonade Yellow Vinyl, limited to 2,200 copies)
Up Your Alley, the sixth studio album from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will be released on Lemonade Yellow colored vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day. The Grammy-nominated album, originally released in 1988, features "I Hate Myself For Loving You," "Little Liar," and "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
Billy Joel, Live at The Great American Music Hall 1975 (2 x 12" Gray Opaque Vinyl, limited to 6,700 copies)
Billy Joel's Live at The Great American Music Hall 1975, available on Gray opaque vinyl and digitally, was recorded at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, June 1975. The live gig from the Streetlife Serenade tour introduces the earliest available recordings of future Turnstiles classics 'James' and 'New York State of Mind' into Billy's catalog, and includes examples of Billy's loving imitations of Joe Cocker, Elton John and Leon Russell -- a staple of his early concerts. [This title was previously available only as part of 2021's The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1.]
Carole King, The Legendary Demos Vol. 1 (12" Milky Clear Vinyl, limited to 3,500 copies)
Originally released in 2012, The Legendary Demos Vol. 1 compiles 13 demo recordings from 1962 through 1971 on milky clear vinyl.
London Grammar, If You Wait (2 x 12" Gold/Black Splatter - 180-gram Vinyl, limited to 1,500 copies)
London Grammar is releasing a 10th Anniversary Edition of their acclaimed debut album If You Wait exclusively for Record Store Day. The album, which originally entered the U.K. Albums Chart at No. 2 and has since gone 2x Platinum, will be re-pressed as a limited-edition 2LP on 180-gram gold vinyl with a black splatter effect.
M.E.B., That You Not Dare to Forget (12" Hot Pink Vinyl, limited to 1,870 copies)
M.E.B. (formerly Miles Electric Band) led by Vince Wilburn, Jr collects a progressive All-Star ensemble featuring Miles Davis alumni and the players Miles inspired. This brand-new, never-released studio recording captures a multi-generational who's who of acclaimed artists performing new Miles-inspired compositions. Two tracks of the five on the album include unreleased trumpet performances by Miles and the album, produced by Miles' alumni Lenny White and Wilburn, features music legends including Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Darryl Jones, Vernon Reid, and John Scofield. This album is dedicated to the memory of Wallace Roney and Bernard Wright and contains some of their final recordings. The cover is an original painting from artist and Miles' associate Mikel Elam. Pressed on hot pink vinyl, this is the exclusive vinyl release for this title.
Nas, Made You Look: God's Son Live 2002 (12" Vinyl, limited to 6,000 copies)
Nas' iconic performance at Webster Hall from 2002 released on vinyl + digitally for the first time. The project titled Made You Look: God's Son Live 2002 was previously released on DVD, with the same artwork from the DVD package being utilized for the 1-LP piece.
Our Lady Peace, Collected: 1994-2022 (2 x 12" Clear 180-gram Vinyl - U.S. and Canada only, limited to 2,500 copies)
A brand-new compilation for 2023, Collected 1994-2022 features 18 of the biggest tracks from Our Lady Peace along with two never before released rarities, all presented in a special limited; 2 x 180-gram clear, die-cut sleeve edition, remastered from the original recording with stampers cut from lacquers approved by the band. Includes the big hits from Gravity, Clumsy, Naveed, Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch, Spiritual Machines, Healthy In Paranoid Times, Curve, Somethingness and Spiritual Machines 2.
Dolly Parton, The Monument Singles Collection 1964-1968 (12" Vinyl, limited to 5,500 copies)
Dolly Parton as you've never heard her before. A first-time collection of the A & B sides from Dolly's 1960's singles from her early days at Monument Records. This collection has been fully remastered from the original Monument Records mono master tapes. It also features liner notes from two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author, Holly George-Warren.
Pearl Jam, Give Way (2x12" Vinyl limited to 15,500 copies, CD limited to 4,000 copies)
Recorded during Pearl Jam's Melbourne Park show on March 5,1998 during the Australian tour in support of their fifth studio album Yield, the highly sought after Give Way will be released on vinyl for the first time as well as officially released on CD. The 17-track album will be a 2LP gatefold on black vinyl including live versions of "Given To Fly," "Faithfull," and "Do The Evolution." The CD, originally scheduled to be released in 1998 as a promotional item with the purchase of Single Video Theory never saw the light of day outside of an extremely limited amount surfacing over the years...until now. The title Give Way is a nod to the Australian counterpart to the United States' Yield sign.
Prefab Sprout, Steve McQueen Acoustic (12" Vinyl, limited to 2,850 copies)
Originally released in 1985, Prefab Sprout announce the RSD exclusive vinyl release of Steve McQueen Acoustic. In the summer of 2006, Paddy McAloon recorded new versions of tracks from Prefab Sprout's critically acclaimed album, Steve McQueen - rebuilding them from scratch with acoustic guitars, sequencers and samples, with producer Calum Malcolm. Always looking to move forward and reimagine work, Paddy said of the release "like many people - I'm always curious to hear another take on a song."
Elvis Presley, Burning Love: The RCA Rehearsals (2 x 12" Vinyl, limited to 3,950 copies)
Burning Love: The RCA Rehearsals compiles the best of the rehearsal recordings around Elvis' April 1972 U.S. tour, all taken from the new Elvis on Tour collection. The 2LP set features rare and unreleased versions of "Burning Love", "Heartbreak Hotel," and "Jailhouse Rock," along with some of Elvis' favorite cover songs, gospel songs, and more.
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (12" Opaque Red Vinyl, limited to 2,000 copies)
The Way I See It puts Raphael Saadiq's love of '60s soul on full display, with Saadiq stating it was "the culmination of a lifetime of experiences informed by the music I grew up on." Recorded on vintage equipment, the set features Motown session musicians, guest appearances from Joss Stone, Jay-Z, New Orleans collective The Rebirth Brass Band, and Stevie Wonder. The end result is an upbeat collection of songs ranging from the romantic to the mournful, but frequently beaming with hope and positivity. Nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best R&B Album, The Way I See It is considered one of the essential records of the classic soul revival, and one of Saadiq's finest career achievements - now presented for Record Store Day on limited edition red vinyl by Get On Down in conjunction with Certified.
Soul Asylum, MTV Unplugged (2 x 12" vinyl, limited to 3,050 copies)
The complete legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance. First time on vinyl, newly mixed from the original tapes. 16 tracks across 2 LP's featuring four previously unreleased and unbroadcasted performances. To celebrate 30 years since their iconic MTV special the band will play a rare, intimate Unplugged set in their hometown of Minneapolis on April 20.
Peter Tosh, Live & Dangerous Boston 1976 (2 x 12" vinyl, limited to 3,550 copies)
This classic live concert from 1976 was the last show of Peter's first solo U.S. Tour, supporting the Legalize It album which was released 4 months earlier. The rhythm section consists of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. First time on vinyl.
Guy Smiley says
Oh look, just like the Billy Joel at Carnegie Hall RSD a few years ago, no CD release.
At least Carnegie Hall (Though woefully incomplete) was on CD as part of The Stranger box set. In the case of Great American Music Hall, no CD has ever existed.
Thanks for nothing, Sony. Typical.
Gary Thompson says
The Prefab Sprout LP was released for RSD 2019 in Europe, so strictly speaking its not exclusive to this year's list. However, as it currently goes for $100+ it's a welcome chance for US fans to get their hands on a copy.
The Billy Joel release is at least the third vintage live release this year by a singer-songwriter of his era. The others being: Carly Simon at Grand Central Station, and Carole King at Central Park. I’d love to see Universal do something similar for Neil Diamond. My vote would be the planned and then shelved release of his LA Forum shows in 1983. Perfect timing as this year marks the 40th anniversary of those stellar shows.