The Complete List of Record Store Day Releases (Updated)

The Complete List of Record Store Day Releases (Updated)

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Record Store Day’s is now enjoying massive success in both the US and UK.  Part of the reason is a huge list of RSD exclusives.

Many bands are hoping to cash in on ever-growing record vinyl sales.  First founded in 2007, this year marks the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day (RSD).  This day celebrates “the culture of the independently-owned record store,” with LPs spurring a revival of a once-moribund sector.

Over 500 artists have joined this year’s Record Store Day, scheduled for April 22nd.  St. Vincent will hold the title for Record Store Day Ambassador.  In 2009, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes created the title.

In a statement, St. Vincent said, “It is with deep honor and humility that I accept this ambassadorship. Rest assured I do not take my duties lightly.”

“Being the Ambassador of Record Store Day is meant to be fun and a little silly,” RSD co-founder Carrie Colliton proudly proclaimed.  “And I think it’s fantastic that we’re celebrating this year with a woman who can be both those things while being a respected musician and record store regular as well.

“It’s a damn good fit.”

You can find the complete RSD 2017 list below in three categories.  Please note that not all shops will have all of these releases!  Some are limited-run, or limited to specific stores.  So, please check ahead if you are hunting for a specific title.

Category I: Record Store Day Exclusive Releases

ArtistAlbum NameFormat
Against Me!Stabitha Christie7″ Picture Disc
AIRLe Soleil Est Pres de Moi12″ Vinyl
AJJDecade of Regression: Live At SideOneDummyLP
Alice in ChainsGet Born2 x 7 “
All Time LowMTV UnpluggedLP
Andre 3000All Together Now7″ Vinyl
Animal CollectiveMeeting Of The Waters10″ Vinyl
Atomic Bomb BandThe Atomic Bomb Band (Performing the Music of William Onyeabor)12″ Vinyl
Avenged SevenfoldWaking the Fallen2 x LP Picture Disc
Bankz and SteelzWild Season (Featuring Florence Welch)7″ Vinyl
Big LDevil’s Son EP (From the Vaults)LP
Big StarComplete Third: Vol 3: Final Masters2 x LP
Blind Mr. JonesStereo Musicale (Expanded)2 x LP
Blitzen TrapperUnreleaed Recordings Series: Waking Bullets at Breakneck SpeedLP
David BowieBOWPROMOVinyl Box Set
David BowieCracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74)3 x LP
Brother AliThe Undisputed Truth3 x LP
Danny BrownAin’t It Funny10″ Picture Disc
Bullet For My ValentineDon’t Need You10″ Vinyl
R.L. BurnsideLong Distance CallLP
The Cadillac ThreeLive at Abbey Road10″ Vinyl
The CarsLive at the Agora, 19782 x LP
Johnny CashChildren’s AlbumLP
Cheap TrickThe Epic Archive Vol. One2 x LP
Vic ChesnuttWest of Rome2 x LP
Brandy ClarkLive from Los AngelesLP
The Claypool Lennon DeliriumLime and Limpid Green10″ Vinyl
Inna Baba Coulibaly ft Ali Farka ToureSahel10″ Vinyl
The Count FivePsychotic Reaction12″ Vinyl
David Crosby and the Lighthouse BandThe David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band Record Store Day 10th Anniversary Record12″ Vinyl
The CureGreatest Hits2 x LP Picture Disc
The CureGreatest Hits Acoustic2 x LP Picture Disc
Miley CyrusBangerz2 x LP
CzarfaceFirst Weapon Drawn (A Narrated Adventure) LP / Comic
Deee-LiteGroove Is In The Heart/What Is Love? 12″ Vinyl
The Dillinger Escape PlanInstrumentalist7″ Vinyl
The DistillersCoral FangLP
Drive-By TruckersElectric Lady Sessions12″ Vinyl
Steve Earle and The DukesLive7″ Vinyl
The EasybeatsVigilLP
Emerson, Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery7″ Vinyl
Bill EvansAnother Time: The Hilversum ConcertLP
Marianne FaithfullRich Kid BluesLP
Dylan Gardner/The Flaming GrooviesShake Some Action Side by Side7″ Vinyl
Fleetwood MacAlternate MirageLP
Ben Folds w. West Australian Symphony OrchestraLive in Perth2 x LP
Frank n Dank & Jay DeeThe Jay Dee Tapes10″ Vinyl
The GermsLexicon Devil7″ Vinyl
Brantley GilbertThe Devil Don’t SleepLP
Dexter GordonWalk the Blues12″ Vinyl
Greg GraffinCold As The ClayLP
Grateful DeadP.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/662 x LP
Buddy GuySick With Love10″ Vinyl
HawkwindBest of the United Artists YearsLP
Mayer HawthorneParty of OneLP
Jimi Hendrix (Curtis Knight)Live at George’s Club 20, 1965 & 1966 2 x LP
Sam HuntDrinkin Too Much7″ Vinyl
Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitWelcome to 197912″ Vinyl
Jane’s AddictionBeen Caught StealingNone Listed
Robert JohnsonThe Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection3 x LP
Sharon Jones with the E.L. Fields Gospel Wonders“Heaven Bound” b/w “Key To The Kingdom”7″ Vinyl
Trevor JonesThe Dark Crystal: The Original SoundtrackLP
Ken KeseyThe Acid TestLP
The KinksAll Day and All of the NightNone Listed
The KinksGot Love If You Want It7″ Vinyl
Pokey Lafarge“Riot In The Streets / Better Man Than Me”10″ Vinyl
Bryan LeeLive At The Old Absinthe House Bar… Friday Night 2 x LP
Hamilton Leithauser + RostamLive at KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic12″ Vinyl
The LumineersSong Seeds10″ Vinyl
LunaPenthouse Deluxe2 x LP
Anni-Frid LyngstadFridaLP
MadonnaDance Mix12″ Vinyl
The Magpie Salute“Comin’ Home”/”Glad and Sorry”10″ Vinyl
Marcy PlaygroundMarcy PlaygroundLP
Gil MelleThe Andromeda Strain OSTLP
moe.Live From San Francisco2 x LP
Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 19602 x LP
Wes Montgomery & The Wynton Kelly TrioSmokin In Seattle: Live at The Penthouse (1966)LP
Kevin MorbyBeautiful Strangers7″ Vinyl
MotorheadClean Your Clock2 x LP Picture Disc
Mungo Jerry“In The Summertime”/”Baby Jump” None Listed
The Music Machine(Turn On) The Machine12″ Vinyl
Stevie NicksRarities10″ Vinyl
Nico & The FactionThe Last Sessions2 x LP
The Notorious B.I.G.Born Again2 x LP
Nuclear ValdezPresent From The PastLP
The OffspringThe Offspring12″ Vinyl
Old 97’s“Terlingua” / “Off My Mynd”12″ Vinyl
Jimmy Page & The Black CrowesLive at Jones Beach10″ Vinyl
Dolly PartonPupply Love7″ Vinyl
Jaco PastoriusTruth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording3 x LP
Mike PetersMan In The Cameo JacketLP
Pink FloydInterstellar Overdrive12″ Vinyl
Iggy PopPost Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall3 x LP
Prince“Little Red Corvette”/”1999”7″ Picture Disc
Procol HarumShine On BrightlyLP
Ra Ra RiotRa Ra Riot12″ Vinyl
Ramones76-’79 Singles BoxNone Listed
Red Hot Chili PeppersGo Robot12″ Picture Disc
Lou ReedPerfect Night: Live In London2 x LP
Run The JewelsRTJ RSD Record Tote Bag Tote Bag
The RunawaysCherokee/Gold Star SessionsLP
SantanaLive at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969LP
Sara and TeganUnder Feet Like OursLP
SaxonInto The Labyrinth12″ Picture Disc
Peter SchillingMajor Tom7″ Picture Disc
John ScogginsPressed For TimeLP
The Sex PistolsAnarchy In The UK –The UK & US Singles None Listed
Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous BandHappy Street (Featuring Bill Murray)7″ Vinyl
The SheltersThe Shelters Really Wanted You7″ Vinyl
Shocking BlueAt HomeLP
SiaSpotify Sessions12″ Vinyl
John SinclairMobile HomelandLP
Slick RickThe Great Adventures Of… Book
Patti SmithHey Joe7″ Vinyl
The SmithsThe Boy With The Thorn On His Side7″ Vinyl
SnapcaseLookinglassselfLP
Soul AssassinsMugg Presents…The Soul Assassins Chapter 112″ Picture Disc
SpoonHot Thoughts (Record Store Day)12″ Vinyl
StingSting Live At The Bataclan12″ Vinyl
Sublime With RomeUnreleased Demos 201712″ Vinyl
Sun RaJanusLP
The SundaysBlind–25th Anniversary EditionLP
Sunny Day Real EstateThe Rising Tide2 x LP
Super Furry AnimalsFuzzy LogicLP
SuperchunkCup of Sand3 x LP
SuunsHold/Still Remix2 x LP
The SwordLow CountryLP
Talking Head/WildingThis Must Be The Place Side By Side7″ Vinyl
Mike TaylorFeel Good12″ Picture Disc
TeamMate/Mike Taylor“Electric Feel”/”Sweetness”7″ Vinyl
Tegan and Sara/The RegrettesBack In Your Head Side By SideNone Listed
ThriceSea Change7″ Vinyl
The TimeThe TimeLP
Peter ToshLegalize It!LP
TotoAfrica12″ Picture Disc
John TrudellAKA Graffiti Man2 x LP
The TurtlesMore Golden HitsLP
Two Door Cinema ClubLive at KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic12″ Vinyl
U-RoyDread In A BabylonLP
U2Red Hill Mining Town12″ Picture Disc
Various ArtistsA Bronx Tale Soundtrack2 x LP
Various ArtistsThe Rough Guide To Bollywood The Psychedelic YearsLP
Various ArtistsCiao! Manhattan Original Motion Picture SoundtrackLP
 Various ArtistsThe Rough Guide to Delta BluesLP
 Various ArtistsDogfish Head Presents: Music To Drink Beer To 3rd EditionLP
 Various ArtistsFawlty Towers12″ Picture Disc
Various ArtistsGiant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology V12 x LP
 Various ArtistsGirls In The Garage – Oriental Special – Volume 9LP
 Various Artists“How Far I’ll Go” (From Moana)10″ Picture Disc
 Various ArtistsJust Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set 4 x LP
Various ArtistsLike Nashville In Naija: Nigeria’s Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today2 x LP
 Various ArtistsLike a Drunk In A Midnight Choir–Record Store Day Celebrates the Music of Leonard CohenLP
Various Artists (featuring Mike Watt)Balkans-Pedro Four-WayNone Listed
Various ArtistsMind of a Genius Vol. 1LP
 Various ArtistsNuggets: Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults2 x LP
Various ArtistsPineapple Express (Original Movie Soundtrack) 2 x LP
Various ArtistsWhere The Pyramid Meets The Eye–A Tribute To Roky Erickson2 x LP
 Various ArtistsSoul Slabs Volume 12 x LP
 Various ArtistsSpace Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture2 x LP
 Various ArtistsStories for Ways & MeansLP
 Various ArtistsReally Rock ‘Em Right: Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day Volume 4LP
 Various ArtistsWe’re Gonna Have A Party! The Soul of Wand RecordsLP
Townes Van ZandtLive at Austin City LimitsLP
VangelisBlade Runner Original SoundtrackLP Picture Disc
VenomAt War With SatanNone Listed
The War On DrugsThinking of A Place 12″ Vinyl
John WilliamsStar Wars: A New Hope10″ Vinyl
The WipersBetter Off Dead7″ Vinyl
Link WrayBeans and FatbackLP
Yes90125LP Picture Disc
Neil YoungDecade3 x LP
The Zombies“I Want You Back”7″ Vinyl
The Zombies“A Rose For Emily” / “This Will Be Our Year”7″ Vinyl
Also Read:  Record Store Day Announces a Long List of Exclusives – Here's a Taste

 

Category II: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release

ArtistAlbum NameFormat
Art of NoiseMoments In Love/Beat Box EP12″ Vinyl
The Bad SignsBlack Magic12″ Vinyl
Tribu BaharuTribu Baharu’s Vinyl Champeta7″ Vinyl
Balance and ComposureSlow Heart7″ Vinyl
Bettie ServeertDamaged Good LP
The Bevis FrondTrptych2 x LP
Big ThiefMythological Beauty7″ Vinyl
Biters“Stone Cold Love”/”Callin’ You Home” 7″ Vinyl
The Black LipsCassette Box SetCassette Box Set
BlondieLong Time7″ Vinyl
BlowflyForever FlyLP
Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Nathan SalsburgBeargass Song + 2 LP7″ Vinyl
BravesIII10″ Picture Disc
Alex Calder/Homeshake“Nankhatai” / “Stuck Inside”7″ Vinyl
CandleboxDisappearing LiveCD
George CarlinJammin’ In New YorkLP
Jeff CaudillReset The Sun12″ Vinyl
The ChillsRocket Science7″ Vinyl
The Cinematic OrchestraMa Fleur2 x LP
Cleaners From VenusBest Of…LP
Nels ClineIn The Wee Small Hours7″ Vinyl
Jerry ColeThe Astro-Sound From Beyond The Year 2000LP
Jerry ColeThe Astro-Sound From Beyond The Year 2000CD
Conjure OneConjure One2 x LP
Creation RebelStarship Africa12″ Vinyl
CSC Funk BandAbove the StarsLP
Damnation ADPornographyLP
Evan DandoBaby I’m Bored2 x LP
Darkest Hour7″7″ Vinyl
DarkthroneArctic Thunder12″ Picture Disc
Thomas de HartmannThe Music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann5 x LP
Klaus Dinger & Prejapandorf2000!12″ Vinyl
Klaus Dinger & Prejapandorf2000!CD
The DistrictsOrdinary Day”/”Lover Lover Lover”7″ Vinyl
EnslavedRoadburn Live 12″ Vinyl
Corey FeldmanGo 4 It (feat Snoop Dogg) b/w Everybody (feat Doc Ice)7″ Vinyl
Field MusicTones of TownLP
Flat Duo JetsWild Wild Love Box SetVinyl Box Set
Flower Travellin’ BandAnywhereLP / CD
Follakzoid feat. J. SpacemanLondon Sessions12″ Vinyl
Frankie And The Witch FingersSidewalksLP
The Geraldine FibersLost Somewhere Between The Earth and My Home 2 x LP
GoatGoatfuzz7″ Vinyl
The Goo Goo DollsPick Pockets, Petty Thieves, and Tiny Victories  (1987-1995)Vinyl Box Set
Emmylou HarrisQueen of the Silver Dollar Studio Albums 1975-1979Vinyl Box Set
Jowe HeadCabinet of Curios2 x LP
Hudson MohawkeDed Sec: Watch Dogs 2 Oriiginal Game Soundtrack2 x LP
IntegrityHumanity is the Devil (Remix and Remaster)LP
Bert JanschThe Black Swan7″ Vinyl
Waylon JenningsWaylon ForeverLP
Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s OutlawsLiveLP
Jerry Joseph & Little WomenLife’s Just Bitchin12″ Vinyl
Tolga KashifKashif: The Queen Symphony2 x LP
KatatoniaProscenium10″ Vinyl
Pete KrebsWestern ElectricLP
Walter Lure & The WaldosLive in BrooklynLP
M.D.C.Magnus Dominus CorpusLP
Mad Professor meets Jah9Mad Professor Meets Jah9LP
MadrigalMadrigalLP
Anton Malovvi & the KarakuraAbdullah (Original Score)LP / Blu-Ray
Beverley MartynPicking Up The Sunshine 7″ Vinyl
Johnny Mathis“Wonderful! Wonderful!”/”When Sonny Gets Blue”7″ Vinyl
The MetersA Message from The Meters–The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 3 x LP
Beny MoreMexico & Cuba2 x LP
Randy NewmanLonely At The Top Studio Albums 1968 – 1977Vinyl Box Set
No. 2What Good Does Luck Bring?LP
Noise Addict10,000 Kids With Guitars2 x LP
NothingtonCobblestones7″ Vinyl
NULL/GTLive at Seasick RecordsLP
O+SYou Were Once The Sun, Now You’re The MoonLP
Pink FloydLondon 1966 – 196712″ Picture Disc
Polica“Lipstick Stains” / “Still Counts”7″ Vinyl
Popol VuhCobra Verde (Original 1987 Motion Picture Soundtrack)LP
The Pretty ThingsThe French Eps7″ Vinyl Box Set
Procol HarumA Whiter Shade Of Pale12″ Vinyl
Ike ReikoYou, BabyLP / CD
Malvina ReynoldsLittle Boxes and Magic Pennies: An Anthology Of Children’s Songs (1960-1977)LP
Busta RhymesCalm Down (featuring Eminem)12″ Vinyl
Evie SandsShine For Me12″ Vinyl
Lalo SchifrinLalo Schifrin: My Life in Movies 2 x LP
Sin Sisamouth & Ros Serey Sothea
“Navy A Go Go”/”Old Pot Still Cooks Good Rice”7″ Vinyl
The Sloths“Makin Love”/ “You Mean Everything To Me”7″ Vinyl
SoulwaxTheBelgica (Origial Soundtrack by Soulwax)2X LP
 Southside Johnny & The Asbury k Live From E Street  12″ Vinyl
 Sun Ra Discipline 27-11 LP
 Super Furry Animals Fuzzy Logic  CD
 Swet Shop Boys Sufi La  12″ Vinyl
 Television Personalities They could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles  LP
 Temples/ Kadhja Bonet Fortune/I Wanna Be A Free Girl    7″ Vinyl
The Crazy World of Arthur BrownThe Crazy World of Arthur Brown  LP
 Today Is The Day How to Win Friends and Influence People  25th Anniversary Vinyl Remaster 10″ Vinyl
 Twisted Blaze Ya Dead Homie Necromancy  7″ Picture Disc
 U.G.K. Too Hard To Swallow 2X LP
 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live2X LP
 Various Artists Close to the Noise Floor 2xLP
Various Artists guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music from Myanmar (Burma) Vol 22XLP
Various Artists Lost in Space: Title Themes From Irwin Allens Hit TV Series  12″ Disc
 Various Artists Soul Jazz Records Presents Nigeria Soul Power  5×7 vinyl
 Various Artists Psychic Migrations Original SoundtrackLP
 Various Artists Recutting The Crap LP
 Various Artists Scared to get Happy 2xLP
 Various Artists Soul Jazz Records Presents Soul 70 5×7 Vinyl
 Various Artists Studio One HI-FI 5x 7 Vinyl
 Various Artists Southwest Side Story LP
 Various Artists Studio One House Of Joy 15×7 box set
Marcos Valle Vontade De Rever Voce LP
 Vanishing Twin Dream By Numbers 10″ Vinyl
 VA White Man in Hammesmith Palais 7″ Vinyl
 The Veldt“symmetry”/ “slow grind” 7″ Vinyl
Arthur Verocal Arthur Verocal LP
 WarbringerWoe To The Vanquished 12″ picture Disc
 Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson Aint That A BitchLP
 Johnny ‘Guitar’ WatsonA Real Mother For YouLP
 White ZombieGods On Voodo Moon7″ Vinyl
 John Paul White & Donnie Frittsohn Paul White Sings Donnie Fritts, Donnie Fritts Sings John Paul White 7″ Vinyl
 Victoria WilliamsVictoria Williams & The Loose Band ‘Town Hall 1995’LP
 The Wombats The Wombats Proudly Present… This Modern GlitchLP
 Ted Wulfers The Cubs Won It All in 20167″ Vinyl
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Category III: RSD First Release

ArtistAlbum NameFormat
 A. ChalWelcome to GAZI12″ Picture Disc
Dave Alvin& Phil Alvin Hard Travelin’ – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin12″ Vinyl
The Art Pepper QuarterThe Art Pepper QuartetLP
The Black AngelsDeath Song 2 x LP
 BNQT Volume 1LP
Eric ChurchCaught In The Act (Live)2XLP
 Coheed and Cambria Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV 2x LP
 Dave Mathews Band Live At Red Rocks 12″ Vinyl
The Def Leppard EP The Def  Leppard  EP12 ” Vinyl
 Electric FlagWhisky A Go-Go, September 1967 LP
 Fat Joe & Remy Ma Plata O Plomo LP
 Filthy Friends Any Kind Of Crowd 7″ Vinyl
 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips Onboard The International Space Station Concert For Peace  LP
 Grouplove Little Mess EP  12″ Vinyl
 Halestorm Halestorm ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP 12″ Picture Disc
The Head and the HeartStinson Beach Session LP
 Son HouseOberlin College, April 15, 1965LP
Iron And WineArchive Series Volume No. 37″ Vinyl
 Kylesa Live at Maide Vale Studio Cassette
KylesaLive at Maide Vale StudioCD
KylesaLive at Maide Vale Studio12″ Vinyl
Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vertz Vs. The World  N/A
Paul MccartneyCassette Demos  N/A
MoondogMoondogLP
Mark MulcahyThe Possum In the Driveway LP
Andre Nickatnia Andre Nickatina  LP
 Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson  LP
 NRBQ High Noon–A 50-Year Retrospective (Update)  2XLP
 Pearl Jam “State of Love and Trust”/ “Breath”  7″ Vinyl
 Pickin On Series Pickin’ on Nirvana:The Bluegrass Tribute–Featuring Iron Horse  LP
Prince Sign o The Times  N/A
 Prince I wish you Heaven 12″ Vinyl
 PrincePartytime N/A
 Princepop Life  N/A
 Prince I could Never Take the Place of Your Man12” Vinyl
 Prince Batdance  12” Vinyl
 Rockabye Baby! Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of The Doors LP
 Mstislav RostropovichShostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2  12″ Vinyl
 Todd Rundgren And UtopiaUtopia Live at the Fox: 1973  2xLP
 Rush Cygnus x-1  12″ Vinyl
 Leon RussellGuitar Blues  CD
 Bruce Springsteen& The E Street Band Hammersmith Odeon London ’75 4XLP
SublimeBadfish 12″Vinyl
Thomas& FriendsSteam, Rattle and Roll Thomas 10″ Vinyl
Allen ToussaintThe Allen Toussaint Collection 2x LP
 Various Artists Function Underground: The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974  LP
Various ArtistsWisconsin Vinyl Collective  N/A
Stevie Ray VaughanLive at Carnegie Hall 2xLP
Vitamin String Quarter Vitamin String Quartet Performs The Music of Kanye WestLP
Stevie RayVaughan Live at Carnegie Hall 2xLP
Gerard WayInto The Cave We Wander2xLP
DennisDennis Wilson 2xLP
Frank ZappaZappa Rollo”/”Portland Improvisation10” Vinyl
Zipper Club Breath”/ “Regrets”7″ Vinyl

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  1. Avatar
    music stowaway

    What I get excited about is “The Audio Music Cassette Day”..

    Beautifully presented and packaged audio cassettes with great artwork,
    printed inserts and bonus extras..

    Great for fans who want a physical artifact collection, trade-able, swap-able, sell-able objects that can be made in small numbers and distributed through the postal system and indi music stores..

    From Wiki

    Cassette Store Day
    Cassette Store Day is an international, annual observance intended to recognise the value of Compact Cassettes as a music format. Cassette Store Day was first held in 2013. The celebration was inspired by Record Store Day, which acknowledges the importance of record stores and the vinyl music format.

    Cassette Store Day was conceived by a group of record labels based in the UK. In a blog post for NME, BBC Radio 1 DJ Jen Long explained that she collaborated with Steven Rose of Sexbeat Records and Matt Flag of Suplex Cassettes to establish the observance. According to Long, although Cassette Store Day was inspired by Record Store Day, the intention of Cassette Store Day is focused on celebrating cassettes rather than supporting shops—whereas the latter is the main goal of RSD. The first Cassette Store Day was observed on 7 September 2013. More than twenty-eight shops, including Rough Trade in London, participated by stocking special limited-edition cassettes. Some stores also hosted live performances.

    Cassette Store Day 2013 releases were led by the labels Sexbeat, Kissability, and Suplex Cassettes. New releases for Cassette Store Day 2013 included albums by Fucked Up and Fair Ohs, as well as cassettes reissues of material by artists including The Flaming Lips, At the Drive-In, and Haim. Despite a major decline in popularity after the introduction of compact discs, cassette sales are slowly increasing along with sales of other analogue formats.

    In June 2014, Cassette Store Day confirmed that the observance would continue into a second year. Despite continually unsteady cassette sales in recent years, founder Steve Rose expressed confidence in the cassette tape’s “currentness” in the “DIY and underground scenes due to its affordability and ease”.

    By 2016, shops in the US and UK were joined by participants in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and Japan.
    Reception
    Cassette Store Day aims to repopularize Compact Cassettes.

    Founder Steve Rose did not anticipate resounding success for Cassette Store Day. However, he has predicted that the inexpensive and easy manufacturing of cassettes will help to steadily encourage their reintroduction. On the other hand, Bobby Owsinski wrote in Forbes that cassettes were too dilapidated to see the same resurgence as vinyl records.

    Writing for Washington City Paper, Sean Gray expressed reservations about Cassette Store Day and Record Store Day. Gray observes that as cassettes and records become more popular, prices may rise to exorbitant rates, making it difficult for collectors to enjoy the formats. Emma Garland of The Four Oh Five stated that while Record Store Day may overshadow small labels and artists, Cassette Store Day gives small labels better access to the celebration of analogue formats.

    Quote from Wiki

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  2. Avatar
    music stowaway

    Hey it’s me again.. I just had a whacky idea..

    The Audio Download Day..

    Yes I know they’re largely invisible pieces of data.. but iTunes tracks do come with
    artwork that you can view on your phone or other gadget and it is a threatened species .. much like vinyl and the cassette.. so it fits into a yesterday music format..
    in today’s world of Internet streaming domination.

    OK it would be tough selling a download for more that what they go for in the iTunes Store .. but it still could be a fun thang…

    Half the fun is the social and sharing nature of these events..

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    • Avatar
      Me

      The point of Record Store Day and Cassette Store Day was to promote the smaller record stores, who had been struggling to compete with the digital stores/services. Apple doesn’t need it’s own day.

      Reply

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