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Go Get Some Vinyl For Record Store Day 2012
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Record Store Day 2012

Today is Record Store Day, an international observance that takes place on the third Saturday in April each year. The event is meant to put a spotlight on music, as well as independent record store owners, and each year, there’s tons of special vinyl releases.

Below is a list of all the special vinyl releases for today, from artists like Iggy Pop David Bowie, T-Rex, The Beatles, Cradle of Filth, Deep Purple, Sex Pistols, Metallica, and The Clash. (Ok, those are the artists I like, but there’s also Bruno Mars, Ryan Adams, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, and a bunch of other bands/artists I’ve never heard of.)

Speaking of Iggy Pop, he’s this year’s official ambassador for Record Store Day — he’s also celebrating his 65th birthday today!

Note – I grabbed the list below from the Wiki page, but visit the Special Releases page at the official Record Store Day website for more information. I already spotted things on the website that aren’t on the Wiki, like the Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra.

Now, hurry out to your local record store* and snag one of these babies. Oh, and if you’re not sure what “vinyl” is, it’s the large round black “CD” that old people talk about owning back in the day and need a special “record player” to play it. Basically, if you don’t know what it is, this day is not for you.

Record Day Store Releases

- Abba – “Voulez Vous” / “If It Wasn’t For The Night” (12″ Numbered Vinyl)
- Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II [Remix]” (12″ Vinyl)
- Arctic Monkeys – “Are You Mine?” (7″ Limited Purple Vinyl)
- BBC Radiophonic Workshop – “Doctor Who: Sound Effects” (180g LP, 1000 Copies Only)
- BBC Radiophonic Workshop – “Out of This World” (180g LP, 1000 Copies Only)
- Bruce Springsteen – “Rocky Ground” / “The Promise [Live]” (7″ Vinyl, 1500 Copies Only)
- Bruno Mars – “The Grenade Sessions” (10″ Vinyl)
- Buddy Guy – “This is Buddy Guy” (180g LP)
- Chiddy Bang – “Ray Charles” (7″ Dinked Vinyl, 450 Copies Only)
- Chase & Status – “Flashing Lights [S.P.Y. Remix]” (12″ Vinyl)
- Childish Gambino – “Heartbeat” (12″ Vinyl)
- Coldplay – “Up With The Birds” (7″ Vinyl, 500 Copies Only)
- Cradle of Filth – “Midnight in the Labyrinth” (2CD)
- David Bowie – “Starman” (7″ Picture Disc Vinyl)[9]
- Deep Purple – “Smoke on the Water” (7″ Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- Devo – “Live in Seattle 1981″ (2x 180g LP + 2x Posters Box Set)
- Emeli Sande – “Heaven” (12″ Vinyl)
- Enrique Iglesias and Dev – “Naked” (12″ Vinyl)
- Florence and the Machine – “Only If For A Night” (7″ Vinyl, 100 Copies Only)
- Foster the People – “Broken Jaw” / “Ruby White” (7″ Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks” (12″ Vinyl)
- Fun. – “The Ghost That You Are To Me” (12″ Gold Gear Shaped Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- Garbage – “Blood for Poppies” / “Battle in Me” (7″ Red Vinyl, 500 Copies Only)
- Gorillaz – “Do Ya Thing” (10″ Picture Disc, 500 Copies Only)
- Iggy Pop – “I’m Bored” / “African Man” (7″ Lime Green Numbered Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- James Brown – “Live at the Apollo” (7″ Vinyl)
- Jamiroquai – “Rock Dust Light Star” (2x 180g LP + 1x CD Box Set, 3000 Copies Only)
- Janis Joplin – “Selections from the Pearl Sessions” (2x 10″ Numbered Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- Katy Perry – “Part of Me” (12″ Heavyweight Pink Vinyl, 500 Copies Only)
- Leonard Cohen – “Live in Frederiction EP” (12″ Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- M83 – “Mirror” (7″ Vinyl, 500 Copies Only)
- M. Ward – “Primitive Girl” (7″ White Vinyl, 300 Copies Only)
- Metallica – “Beyond Magnetic” (12″ Vinyl)
- Michael Bublé – “Georgia on My Mind” (7″ Peach Vinyl, 3000 Copies Only)
- Miles Davis – “Forever Miles” (180g LP, 1000 Copies Only)
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Songs From The Great White North EP (12″ White Opaque Numbered Vinyl, 2000 Copies Only)
- Pete Townshend – “The Quadrophenia Demos” (2x 10″ Vinyl)
- Professor Green – “How Many Moons [Remix]” (12″ Green Vinyl, 300 Copies Only)
- Rory Gallagher – “Stomping Ground” (10″ Numbered Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- Regina Spektor – “Old Jacket” (7″ White Vinyl, 700 Copies Only)
- Ryan Adams – “Heartbreak A Stranger” / “Black Sheets of Rain” (7″ Vinyl, 500 Copies Only)
- Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK” (7″ Numbered Picture Disc Vinyl, 2000 Copies Only)
- Social Distortion – “Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes” (2x 180g Red and Orange LPs + Poster Box Set, 300 Copies Only)
- T. Rex – “Telegram Sam” / “Metal Guru” (7″ Coloured Vinyl, 750 Copies Only)
- T. Rex – “Electric Sevens” (4x 7″ Vinyl Box Set)
- Tegan and Sara – “Get Along” (180g LP, 300 Copies Only)
- The Beatles – “1′s Singles Collection” (4x 7″ Vinyl Box Set, 1000 Copies Only)
- The Black Keys – “El Camino” (2x 12″ + 1x 7″ Vinyl, Poster and Bonus CD Box Set, 500 Copies Only)
- The Civil Wars – “Billie Jean” / “Sour Times” (7″ Vinyl, 500 Copies Only)
- The Clash – “London Calling” (7″ Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only)
- The Flaming Lips / Mastodon – “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” (7″ Pink Vinyl, 800 Copies Only)
- The White Stripes – “Handsprings” / “Red Death at 6.14″ (7″ Red and Black Vinyl)

* By the way, this is assuming you still HAVE a local record store, because I don’t. Here in Brooklyn, NY I grew up with the BEST record shop ever – Zig Zag Records, where I purchase the best thrash metal albums ever. Still have all my vinyl of Slayer, Metallica, Overkill, Nuclear Assault, and Testament, as well as 8 – yes 8 – copies of KISS Destroyer. I miss you, Zig Zag!!! Also, now I’m thinking about how one day there will be a CD Store Day.

  • jexee

    Hi, I just purchased the Janis Joplin – “Selections from the Pearl Sessions” (2x 10″ Numbered Vinyl, 1000 Copies Only) Does anyone know where the serial numbers are on this. Thanks. John

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