Classic Rock, Prog, Garage and Pysch Vinyl Releases Out Record Store Day 2018

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Pink Floyd, Neil Young, YesThe Grateful DeadFrank ZappaLou ReedDavid BowieJimi HendrixBlue Öyster CultFleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones are among the many classic rockers releasing special vinyl records on April 21st for Record Store Day. From Chuck BerryBo Diddley and Elvis Presley, to Elvis Costello covering Squeeze and The Smithereens playing Tommy, there’s something for fans of all varieties of vintage rock, prog, psych and nuggets. Springsteen’s Greatest Hits? Check. More live Doors? Check. John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” on a picture disc that looks like a baseball? Orange swirl vinyl form The Kinks in a tri-fold sleeve? AC/DC’s Back in Black, back on cassette tape. Check, check, check. Led Zeppelin is participating in Record Store Day for the first time ever with two unreleased recordings produced by Jimmy Page of the classics “Rock and Roll” and “Friends.” Atlantic Records will press the RSD Exclusive 7-inch on yellow colored vinyl, housed in a printed paperboard sleeve. Some punk and new wave releases that could be listed here are in this guide to alternative rock out Record Store Day. Check out also the guides to hip-hop releases, jazz and jam bands.

One big name not on the release list though:
The Beatles, however two Fab Four related albums from 1974 will be reissued: George Martin’s Beatles to Bond and Bach and Harry Nilsson’s Pussy Cats, produced by John Lennon.

Buried within this year’s lengthy complete Record Store Day release list are several hidden treasures for prog fans including a picture disc reissue of rock’s first ever picture disc: Curved Air’s 1970 debut LP Air Conditioning. Another U.K. prog classic, none other than U.K. (the album) by U.K. (the band – Eddie Jobson, John Wetton, Allan Holdsworth and Bill Bruford) will be reissued for the first time for its 40th anniversary with a 6 page color booklet. For fans of relatively obscure American prog, relish the reissue of Laser Pace’s Granfalloon.


Jethro Tull is releasing Moths, a six track EP on 10-inch vinyl in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Heavy Horses. The Moody Blues recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Days of the Future Passed with a performance of the album in full backed by a 67-piece symphony orchestra. Three recordings from that show (of songs off other albums) will be released as Say It With Love, a 12-inch single. Steve Wilson is releasing new tracks on dark blue 12-inch vinyl, and Tangerine Dream is reissuing their 1972 album Zeit on tangerine colored vinyl. Though more classical than progressive rock, Popol Vuh founder and Tangerine Dream/Amon Düül collaborator Florian Fricke’s Spielt Mozart is also of note for prog fans. And British collectors can grab The Eden House’s Live and in Session.

Among the nuggets for vintage garage rock and psych fans are the 7-inch singles Cuby + Blizzards “L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars)” and Question Mark and the Mysterians “Doncha Want My Love,” as well as the compilations Girls In The Garage: Volume 2, Girls In The Garage: Volume 3Diggin’ For Gold Volume 2 and Diggin’ For Gold Volume 6. The Open Mind’s self-titled debut album will be reissued in a picture sleeve with a poster and booklet; The End’s Introspection will be reissued as a 2 LP set with rarities comp Retrospection; and there’s a 2 LP live compilation of Arthur Lee and Love. David Axelrod’s cult classic Song Of Innocence will also be reissued and the Small Faces are releasing a yellow vinyl 7-inch featuring an unreleased alternate version of “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake” (ahead of a 50th anniversary 3-LP box of its parent album due out next month). Record Store Day UK releases of note not on the US list include The Deviants’ Ptooff!Five Day Week Straw People s/t LPFickle Pickle Sinful SkinfulGordon Jackson’s Thinking BackBeverley Martyn’s Where The Good Times Areand Fuzztones’ “Braindrops.”

Got the blues? Get Hot Tuna’s Live At The New Orleans House featuring alternate performances from the same Berkeley run that produced their eponymous 1970 debut LP, George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ “Shot Down” 7-inch, the 50th anniversary reissue of The Groundhogs Scratching The Surface or Jeff Beck’s classic Truth on transparent blue vinyl.

Dig the classics but can’t decide what to get? You can’t go wrong with Iconic Performances From Monterey, a numbered limited edition of 1000 double LP set on red and yellow marbled vinyl featuring iconic performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Simon & Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas & The Papas from the famed 1967 festival. (Hendrix and The Who also have their own offerings for Record Store Day 2018, detailed below). Want an all-star cast, but more obscure than Monterey? Get Pompeii The Secret Sessions featuring Mountain’s Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi and Leslie West along with Eric Clapton, Todd Rundgren, Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers), Mick Ronson (David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust band), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and John Sebastian (The Lovin’ Spoonful).

The complete Record Store Day 2018 list is here. Follow updates at twitter/TheFutureHeart and facebook/TheFutureHeart, and in the new Record Releases 2018 Facebook group.

Details on the most anticipated releases follow below. Click “see more” or open in Facebook on any entry for additional details including full tracklists. Open pictures in Facebook for a larger view. All of the below can also be commented on Facebook, “liked,” shared and so on.

Pink Floyd

– Piper At The Gates of Dawn

2018 Mono Mix Remaster With New Packaging

More Details And Full Album Stream Here

Yes – Tormato

12-Inch Picture Disc

More Details And Full Album Stream Here

David Bowie – Debut Album Reissue & Welcome To The Blackout:
Live in London ’78

Also “Let’s Dance (Demo)” 7-Inch and Bowie Now LP

Full Details Here

Frank Zappa – Lumpy Gravy

Translucent Burgundy Colored 7-Inch Vinyl

Full Details Here

Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night: Live At The Roxy

Previously Unreleased Historic Recordings On 2 LP Plus Etching And Photo

Full Details Here

Grateful Dead – Fillmore West,
San Francisco, CA (2/27/69)

Plus Dylan and the Dead, Jerry Garcia Run For The Roses and Mickey Hart RAMU

Full Concert Stream And More Details Here

The Rolling Stones
– Their Satanic Majesties Request

Splattered Colored Vinyl LP

More Details And Full Album Stream Here

Hawkwind – Dark Matter:
The Alternative Liberty/UA Years
1970 – 1974

Previously Unreleased On Vinyl

Full Details Here

Jimi Hendrix – Mannish Boy

With Previously Unreleased Version Of “Trash Man”

Stream Of “Mannish Boy” And More Details Here

Prince – 1999

Out Of Print Since 1983

Full Details Here

Allman Brothers Band
– Live At The Atlanta Pop Festival:
July 3 & 5th 1970

4LP Box Previously Unreleased On Vinyl
Also: Dickey Betts Band Live At The Lone Star Roadhouse

Full Details Here

Blue Oyster Cult – Rarities Vol. 2

Previously Unreleased On Vinyl

Full Details Here

Fleetwood Mac
– Tango In The Night Alternate

Previously Unreleased On Vinyl

Full Details Here

Elvis Costello and The Roots
– Somebody Else’s Heart

First Single From Forthcoming Squeeze Tribute Swindles

Full Details Here

The Who – The Kids Are Alright

Red And Blue Colored Vinyl 2 LP With Long Of Print Booklet

Full Details Here

Eric Clapton – Complete Clapton

4 LP Plus 7-Inch Box Set

Full Details Here

Other Releases:

AC/DC – Back In Black – RCA Cassette – 2500 – RSD Exclusive – $12.98

David Axelrod – Song Of Innocence – Now Again Records LP – 2375 – RSD First –  $27.98

Chris Bell – “I Am The Cosmos”/”You And Your…” – Omnivore 7″ Vinyl – 1300 – RSD Exclusive – $9.98

Chuck Berry – Greatest Hits – Sundazed Music LP – 1350 – RSD Exclusive – $25.99

Tim Buckley – I Can’t See You – Manifesto 12″ Vinyl – 1750 – RSD Exclusive – $19.98

Tim Buckley – Live At The Troubadour – Real Gone Music 2LP – RSD First –  $39.98

Eric Burdon & The Animals – Nights in San Francisco – Rhythm & Blues LP – 1000 – RSD First –  $24.99

Bo Diddley – 16 All Time Greatest Hits – Sundazed Music LP – 1350 – RSD Exclusive – $25.98

The Doors – The Matrix Part II – Rhino LP – 5800 – RSD Exclusive – $21.98

John Fogerty – Centerfield – BMG 12″ Picture Disc – 3500 – $18.98

Hot Tuna – Live At The New Orleans House – Legacy 2LP – 3000 – RSD Exclusive – $25.98

Jethro Tull – Moths – Parlophone 10″ Vinyl – 2300 – RSD Exclusive – $14.98

The Kinks – Phobia – Friday Music 2LP – 2000 – RSD Exclusive – $42.98

Led Zeppelin – “Friends”/”Rock And Roll” – Atlantic 7″ Vinyl – TBA – RSD Exclusive – $9.98

Van Morrison – “Close Enough For Jazz”/”Things” – Legacy 7″ Vinyl – 3000 – RSD Exclusive – $7.97

Van Morrison – Alternative Moondance – Rhino 2LP Picture Disc – 5300 – RSD Exclusive – $21.98

Elvis Presley – The King In the Ring – Legacy 2LP – 3000 – RSD Exclusive – $25.98

Shocking Blue – Single Collection (A’s & B’s, Part 1) – Music On Vinyl 2LP – 3000 – RSD Exclusive – $34.99

The Smithereens – The Smithereens Play Tommy – eOne LP – 1200 – RSD Exclusive – $23.98

Tangerine Dream Zeit Varese Sarabande LP 2000 – RSD Exclusive – $34.98

The End Introspection/Retrospection Demon Records 2LP – RSD Exclusive – $33.99

George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Shot Down/Ain’t Coming Home – Rounder Records 7″ Vinyl – RSD Exclusive – $7.97

Various Artists – The Other Side of Sun Records (Part 2) – ORG Music LP – 2750 – RSD Exclusive – $11.98

Steven Wilson – How Big The Space – Caroline Records 12″ Vinyl – RSD Exclusive – $9.98

Wolfman Jack & The Wolfpack Boogie With The Wolfman Entrée Records 12″ Picture Disc 1000 – RSD Exclusive – $25.98

Curved Air – Air Conditioning: Limited Edition – Picture Disc LP Esoteric LP Picture Disc 700 – RSD First –  $24.99

Elton John vs Pnau Good Morning To The Night UMG/Virgin LP 1100 – RSD First –  $29.98

Arthur Lee and Love – Coming Through You RockBeat Records 2LP – 700 – RSD First –  $34.99

Randy Meisner – Take It To The Limit – Entrée Records 12″ Vinyl – 1400 – RSD First –  $25.98

The Moody Blues Say It With Love Eagle Records 12″ Vinyl 2500 – RSD First –  $13.98

Small Faces – Lazy Sunday (stereo) / Ogdens Nut Gone Flake (alt mono mix) Charly 7″ Vinyl – RSD First –  $12.99

Bruce Springsteen – Greatest Hits – Infamous Records 2LP – 5000 – RSD First –  $31.98

U.K. – U.K. – Globe Music LP – RSD First –  $24.98

Jeff Beck – Truth – Friday Music LP – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $32.98

Cuby + Blizzards – “L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars)”/”Your Body Not Your Soul” – Music On Vinyl 7″ Vinyl – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $13.98
 Florian Fricke – Spielt Mozart – One Way Static 2LP – 500 – RSD Limited Run – $28.97

The Groundhogs – Scratching The Surface – Fire Records LP – 500 – RSD Limited Run – $24.99

Steve Kalinich – Scrambled Eggs – Plowboy Records LP – 500 – RSD Limited Run – $25.98

Laser Pace – Granfalloon – Feeding Tube Records LP – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $28.98

The Open Mind – The Open Mind – Sunbeam Records LP 500 – RSD Limited Run – $36.98

Pompeii – The Secret Sessions – Rouge Records LP – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $22.98

Popol Vuh – Messa Di Orfeo – One Way Static LP 500 – RSD Limited Run – $24.98

Question Mark and the Mysterians – Doncha Want My Love/Hot n’Groovin /Funky Lady – Tuff City Records 7″ Vinyl 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $7.97

The Rascals – The Complete Singles A’s & B’s – Real Gone Music 4LP – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $69.98

Uriah Heep – Look At Yourself – Sanctuary Records LP – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $29.98

Various Artists – Diggin’ For Gold Volume 2 – Rubble LP 200 – RSD Limited Run – $28.98

Various Artists – Diggin’ For Gold Volume 6 – Rubble LP 200 – RSD Limited Run – $28.98

Various Artists – Girls In The Garage: Volume 2 – Past & Present LP 750 – RSD Limited Run – $28.98

Various Artists – Girls In The Garage: Volume 3 – Past & Present LP 750 – RSD Limited Run – $28.98

Various Artists – Iconic Performances From Monterey… – Monterey International Pop Festival 2LP – 1000 – RSD Limited Run – $29.98


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