10 Highly Anticipated Record Store Day 2017 Releases


The annual Record Store Day for independent music retailers will be held on April 22. The roster of special titles being issued for the vinyl-focused event celebrating 10 years has been revealed and includes offerings from the Grateful Dead, moe., Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and many more.

Guitarist St. Vincent (Annie Clark) will serve as the 2017 Record Store Day Ambassador. The complete list of Record Store Day releases can be viewed here. Below is a set of 10 highly anticipated titles coming out on RSD.

1. Grateful DeadP.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66

“P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66 marks Grateful Dead’s debut performance outside of the United States. Their complete July 29, 1966 performance is being released in a limited edition, 2-LP, 180 gram vinyl-set, with four bonus tracks from the ensuing 7/30 performance at the same venue.”

2. moe.Live From San Francisco

“For their first ever Record Store Day release, the band presents a spectacular new double live album culled from an epic 2016 performance at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco. Live From San Francisco has been mastered specifically for vinyl and is a very limited pressing of 1500 copies on beautiful red vinyl with black splatter.”

3. Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitWelcome to 1979

“Live recordings direct cut to acetate at Nashville studio Welcome To 1979 (including covers of John Prine, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and more).”

4. Jimi Hendrix (Curtis Knight)Live at George’s Club 20, 1965 & 1966

Live At George’s Club 20 collects raw amateur live recordings of Jimi Hendrix performing with Curtis Knight, made in December 1965 and January 1966—just months before his discovery in Greenwich Village by Animals bassist Chas Chandler.”

5. David Crosby And The Lighthouse BandThe David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band Record Store Day 10th Anniversary Record

“Four songs performed on NPR’s World Cafe on December 8th, 2016 and pressed as the official RSD 10th Anniversary Record. The Lighthouse band features David Crosby, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis.”

6. The Claypool Lennon DeliriumLime and Limpid Green

“The Claypool Lennon Delirium covers Pink Floyd, King Crimson, The Who, and Travellin Flower Band on this four song llive EP on mixed bright green vinyl 10″.”

7. Pink FloydInterstellar Overdrive

“A previously unreleased 14:57 minute recording from 1966, released in mono at 33 1/3 for Record Store Day.”

8. Jimmy Page & The Black CrowesLive at Jones Beach

“Live recordings from the legendary Jones Beach Concert on marbled black and white vinyl.”

9. The Magpie Salute“Comin’ Home”/”Glad and Sorry”

“Record Store Day exclusive limited edition black and white marble 10″ of covers Comin’ Home (Delaney & Bonnie) & Glad and Sorry (Faces). The Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson is a founding member of the band The Black Crowes.”

10. The War On Drugs – “Thinking Of A Place”

“‘Thinking of A Place’ is the first new music from The War On Drugs since the release of their critically acclaimed album 2014 album Lost In The Dream. Available on 45 rpm-mastered vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2017.”