According to the countdown clock featured on the official Record Store Day website, collectors of vinyl, CDs and even cassettes only need to wait 32 days, 17 hours, 16 minutes and, depending on when you read this article, 59 seconds away from RSD 2017. As is customary on Record Story Day every year, artists and labels across all genres will be releasing a limited number of exclusive presses of both new and classic albums for the annual music holiday. Thanks to The Future Heart, fans won’t be needing a countdown clock to see a full listing of this year's releases, which they posted on their website over the weekend prior to the official announcement on Monday.
According to the popular music blog, the entire list of exclusive albums coming out on April 22 will include artists ranging from Alice In Chains and Andre 3000 to The Byrds, Dolly Parton, The Lumineers and Sublime to name a few.
One of the notable albums included on the long list is Sting's Live at the Bataclan, which features the first performance by an artist at the Paris venue since the 2015 terrorist attacks during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Other releases on the list include Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble’s Live At Carnegie Hall [2LP], Space Jam: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture [2LP], Toto’s “Africa” [12”], Robert Johnson’s The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection, Notorious B.I.G’s Born Again [2LP] and the vinyl debut of Lou Reed’s Perfect Night: Live in London [2LP].
According to The Future Heart, the entire list was “combed together from numerous sources confirming their release, including announcements from various labels, statements direct from artists and online databases of distributors.”
For the full list of Record Store Day exclusive releases, click here.