It’s finally time, ya’ll. Get prepared for Record Store Day 2019 – It takes place next weekend Saturday, April 13th!
If you’re new to the vinyl scene you may be wondering “What is RSD?”
Record Store Day is a special day set aside to celebrate independent music / record stores. Labels have exclusive pressings of records. Stores usually have their own events on this day including live music, food, giveaways, and great deals. It’s a great day to get together with fellow music lovers, enjoy some music, buy some new records, and have fun!
The list of exclusives / limited releases is LONG for this year. But I’m going to be going over my top picks aka the coolest.
Of course with all the Queen hype and release of Bohemian Rhapsody, we have two exclusives from Queen. First up is the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack as a 2 LP picture disc. Second is a 7 inch colored vinyl of Bohemian Rhapsody / I’m in Love with My Car.
For my Beatles / John Lennon fans, the raw mixes from ‘Imagine’ will be released for the first time on vinyl. This will be pressed on a 2 LP set, on black vinyl.
A 3 record set of the original Woodstock soundtrack is also being released in mono – sourced from the original recordings. This includes the full-length versions of several songs that aren’t on the original.
You can visit the RSD site here to find the full list of releases and to see if your local record store will be participating.