11/04/19 | Amelia Vandergast

Record Store Day 2019: Our Top 10 Releases & Where You Should Get Them!

Record store day is fast approaching! Which inevitably means one thing, every self-respecting audiophile will be freaking out at the prospect of not being able to grab a copy of their most-desired newly released record – no matter how early they find themselves outside of their favourite Indie record shop.

But for now, we get to live in hope that some of the hottest releases this year will be sitting safely in our collection by Saturday and we won’t have to resort to funding the parasites who see fit to grab what they can and whack it on eBay for an extortionate price. There’s a special ring in hell for those people.

Before I digress any further, here are our top 10 picks from the RSD 2019 list!

1. Jeff Buckley – In Transition LP

25 years after the release of the only solo studio album by Jeff Buckley comes the release of 7 unreleased studio performances. Including a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

2. Ghost World OST

The OST of the cult hit Ghost World will be released for the first time ever on blue vinyl, containing plenty of Funk, early Jazz, and bittersweet melodies encapsulating the mood of the slightly perturbing film.

3. Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

Okay, total wild card, but this earworm is incredibly infectious – good luck getting those massive choruses out of your head. Available as a 12” 3 track vinyl including remixes.

4. Chase & Status – No More Idols LP

Considering that the original pressing is now like gold dust, Chase & Status’ seminal album is available once again on stunning yellow splatter vinyl. The release gives plenty more fans the chance to spin the record which may very well be the best collaborative EDM record. Ever.

5. The Prodigy – Fight Fire with Fire

I probably don’t need to let you know why Fight Fire with Fire is an important record this year. The 2 x 7” gatefold single will include instrumentals which have previously been unreleased from the “No Tourists” project.

6. Suicide – Dream Baby Dream

Is there any track more chillingly compelling than Dream Baby Dream? I’m certainly not the only one who thinks so. There’s an incredible demand for the 12” coloured vinyl release of the 1979 original.

7. Blossoms – Cool Like You LP

Of course, Blossoms were going to make the list as one of the North West’s successful breaking Indie artists. Their limited edition LP set will contain a brand-new track, their second album, plus plenty of live tracks.

8. Courtney Barnett – Everyone Here Hates You

Courtney Barnett has always had an endearing approach to naming her tracks, and the tracks themselves are just as endearing. The 12” single is a brand-new track recorded exclusively for RSD following on from the release of her critically acclaimed album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’.

9. Mighty Boosh – The Complete Radio Series

There is a lot of hype around the Mighty Boosh Duo at the moment, and part of that is to do with their release of the 3 x White LP release on Demon Records which will take you once more on a journey through time and space.

10. Kubrick – Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind

This 2019 release allows us to celebrate the ominous chills of Kubrick’s classics A Clockwork Orange and the Shinning by spinning the very same translucent orange 7” record!

You can look through the entire list of records which will be available for sale from Record Store Day 2019 over on the RSD official website – Let us know who made your list!


Where to Shop for the Exclusive New Pressings

There will be over 200 record stores participating in Record Store Day 2019 on Saturday the 13th of April. If you’re lucky to be anywhere near these awesome stores, it’s not too late to get caught by the hype and support the fantastic human beings keeping the vinyl revival going in participating stores!

I know we all got a little sad when HMV was on the brink of collapse yet again, but there really is no overstating how pivotal these stores are in the age of digitalisation. In fact, plenty of stores featured on our list made it into The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen a book by author Graham Jones who examines the revival after spending 32 years making sure he’s visited more record shops than any other human! 

Record Store Day 2019 Vinyl Record store

Many of the record stores such as Revolution Records will be making Record Store Day that little more special by putting on gigs with a little help from two local up and coming live acts.

But each of the stores featured on this list has been hand selected and come highly recommended!

  1. Revolution Records 16 Park Place, Walsall
  2. Lizard Inc Record, 12 Leigh Street, Warrington
  3. Vinyl Revival Manchester, 5 Hilton Street, Manchester
  4. 81 Renshaw, 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool
  5. Vinyl Tap Records, 42 John William Street, Huddersfield
  6. Record Corner, Pound Ln, Goldalming, Surrey
  7. X Records, 44 Bridge Street, Bolton
  8. Action Records, 46 Church Street, Preston
  9. Monorail Music, 12 Kings Court, Glasgow
  10. Grey n Pink Records, 57 Brook Street, Chester
  11. Dig Vinyl, 27 Bold Street, Liverpool
  12. Le Freak Records, 159, Perth Road, Dundee
  13. Crypt of the Wizard, 324C Hackney Rd, London
  14. Sound it out Records, 15A Yarm Street, Stockton-on-Tees
  15. Vinyl Villains, 5 Elm Row, Edinburgh
  16. All Ages Records, 27A Pratt St, Camden, London
  17. Assai Records, 1 Grindlea Street, Edinburgh
  18. Bending Sounds, 59 High Street, Bangor
  19. Crash Records, 35 the Heathrow, Leeds
  20. Grind and Groove Record Shop, 59B Cavendish Street, Keighley
  21. Jumbo Records, 1-3 Merrion Centre, Leeds
  22. Rapture Whitney, Unit 12 Woolgate Centre, Oxfordshire
  23. Drift, 103 High St, Totnes
  24. Kingbee Records, 519 Wilbraham RD, Manchester
  25. Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham Street, Manchester

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Article written by Amelia Vandergast

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