2019 Record Store Day takes place Saturday, includes vinyl releases from The Stones, Bowie, Queen & more
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on April 12, 2019
The 12th annual Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 13, and as usual, the promotion features a slew of limited-edition vinyl discs available exclusively at independent music shops.
Among the many artists issuing discs on the big day: The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, Billy Joel and Pink Floyd.
The Stones have three Record Store Day offerings: a single featuring a performance of “She’s a Rainbow” from an October 2017 concert in Paris; a green vinyl reissue of the U.K. version of the band’s 1966 compilation Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), and a 50th anniversary edition of the U.K. version of the group’s Through the Past Darkly hits LP.
Bowie also has three releases: a single featuring “The Revolutionary Song,” which he recorded for his 1978 film Just a Gigolo; a picture-disc version of the 1973 covers collection Pin Ups, and a reissue of the 1970 compilation The World of David Bowie.
Queen will release a picture disc of the 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack, while guitarist Brian May is issuing a 12-inch disc featuring two versions of his recent solo tune, “New Horizons.”
Joel’s offering is the first-ever vinyl release of his Live at Carnegie Hall 1977 concert album.
Pink Floyd is issuing a mono version of its second studio album, 1968’s A Saucerful of Secrets.
Pearl Jam is serving as the 2019 Record Store Day Ambassadors. The band is also releasing a vinyl version of their 2005 performance at Seattle’s Easy Street Records.
Other artists releasing limited-edition vinyl for RSD this year include Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, John Lennon, Robert Plant, The Police, Rush and Santana.
Check out the full list at RecordStoreDay.com.
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