15 Releases to Look For on Record Store Day

Posted by Amoebite, April 14, 2017 01:22pm | Post a Comment

15 Record Store Day 2017 Highlights

On April 22, 2017, Record Store Day rolls around once more, bringing limited edition special releases, guest DJ sets, and assorted fun and festivities to our stores. This is the tenth annual Record Store Day and this year brings some really exciting titles, including unreleased demos, picture discs, previously unavailable 7"s and classic LPs. Read on for our top fifteen releases to keep an eye out for this Record Store Day; you'll find some old favorites and some exclusive new releases. And don't forget to check out what's going down in honor of RSD at your local Amoeba!

Want to check out the full list of limited edition Record Store Day releases? View .pdf. Is film music your thing? We highlighted 10 soundtracks coming out on 4/22 for RSD.

Please note: RSD product is limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. No holds, no phone orders. Limit one copy per title per customer. We cannot accept any store coupons on RSD releases.


The Beatles – "Strawberry Fields Forever" (7”)

Originally released as a double A-sided single in 1967, "Strawberry Fields Forever" comes b/w "Penny Lane." These two tracks served as an intriguing teaser for fans waiting for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club.

The Cure

The CureGreatest Hits Acoustic LP (Picture Disc LP)

Curated and remastered by Robert Smith himself, this limited edition double picture disc features acoustic versions of many of the band's most loved songs. Available for the first time ever this Record Store Day.

Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction – "Been Caught Stealing" (12” Remix Version)

First released in 1990 alongside the Ritual de lo Habitual LP, this 12" was a major success for Jane's Addiction. This replica of the original European 12" features a remix of the title track, plus a handful of other essential songs.

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones with EL Fields and the Gospel Wonders (7”)

Sharon Jones' early gospel funk work is available for the first time on this collectible 7". The album art for these late '70s era tracks includes Ms. Jones' high school portrait on one side and Ms. Jones with the Gospel Wonders on the other.



MadonnaDance Mix (12” EP)

Available worldwide for the first time ever this Record Store Day, this 1985 EP was originally released only in South America. Features "Into the Groove" plus remixes of "Angel," "Chica Material (Material Girl)," and "Vacacion (Holiday)."


Notorious B.I.G.Born Again (LP)

Out of print since the early '00s, Born Again is being reissued on double gold vinyl for RSD. A fitting tribute to Biggie on the twentieth anniversary of his tragic death.


Prince – "Little Red Corvette / 1999" (7” Picture Disc)

"Little Red Corvette" is backed with "1999" on this limited edition picture disc. Truly a collector's essential.

Patti Smith

Patti Smith – "Hey Joe" (7”)

Smith's 1974 debut single is b/w "Piss Factory" on this limited edition 7". Although it was reissued in the UK a few years ago, this is the first US pressing since the '70s with the original picture sleeve reproduced.


Sublime with RomeUnreleased Demos (12”)

New music from Sublime with Rome is here! Each 12" is numbered and hand stamped -- plus it's available on multicolored vinyl.

The Sundays

The SundaysBlind(LP)

Twenty-five years have passed since The Sundays originally released this bestselling album. This is the first time the LP has been available on vinyl in the US.

Swet Shop Boys

Swet Shop Boys Sufi La (12" EP)

This EP of all new material from the hip-hop scenemakers comes on white vinyl. Featuring the mighty transatlantic team of Heems, Riz MC (aka the actor Riz Ahmed), and producer Redinho.

TV Personalities

Television PersonalitiesThey Could Have Been Bigger Than the Beatles (LP)

With only 500 LPs pressed in the US, this post-punk reissue will be on a lot of wish lists. Available on black and white marble vinyl.

Neil Young

Neil YoungDecade (LP)

This classic Neil Young LP has been dusted off and spiffed up for Record Store Day! The remastered reproduction of the original 3-LP album sounds better than ever.

Just Say 50

Various Artists Just Say 50 (LP)

Spanning 1969 to 1995, this 4-LP collection covers 46 essential Sire Records artists. Each box set is numbered, featuring tracks from influential artists such as Madonna, The Climax Blues Band, and The Replacements.

Just Say 50

Various Artists – Southwest Side Story (LP)

Numero returns with another killer compilation, this time featuring the soulero music of San Antonio. With tracks previously only released on super limited edition 45s, this is the ultimate in ultra rare special collections.


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