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RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2022

Since its inception, Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday has been about super-cheap prices on mass-produced goods and primarily takes place in malls and big box stores. But we really like the idea of a shopping season, especially when that shopping is all about, at its heart, a way to show the people you like that you like them. (And a way for them to show you, too. Gift-GETTING is also awesome!) So we created RSD Black Friday. 

We work year-round to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sell you records and other things that make you happy, make you smile, make you sing, bring you comfort, bring people together. Everything you find in a record store (or on a record store’s website) would make a great gift for someone, and it may feel a little extra nice to wrap up and give (or get!) a little something knowing its purchase helps a local, independent store. 

There are artists, labels, managers and distribution companies who feel the same, and we’ve put together a list of titles for the gift-giving season that will be available at participating record stores. They come out on RDS Black Friday (this year 11/25) but may be available at record stores throughout the rest of the year, because record stores are the best place to go with a Holiday Wish List.

Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday are different events, and you can find out more about that on our RSD BLACK FRIDAY FAQ

The List of special releases is below, in a WEBSITE form where you can search and get more information, and a PDF that you can print out and use as a Wish List or Shopping Guide.





RSD BF 2020 - The List

 Click For Web List Click For PDF List

 

 

There are three categories on our List:

EXCLUSIVES: These titles are physically released only at indie record stores.
RSD FIRST: These titles are found first at indie record stores but may be released to other retailers or webstores at some point in the future.
SMALL RUN/REGIONAL TITLES: These titles are either regionally based and sold at specific stores, or are press runs under 1000, which means they may be harder to find at record stores around the country. (If a title is regionally based and is not available throughout the country, it will say that in the description. The majority of titles on this section of the List are there because they have a limited run.)


SOME THINGS TO KNOW:

*Some titles may move from 11/25 and will be coming to record stores on another date. We'll have a page with that information.

*Record Store Day does not give or sell the releases to participating stores. Each indie record store makes their own buying decisions and may choose to bring in some titles and not others.

*The titles on the RSD Black Friday list are limited in number, as are most things created for special time periods or exclusive to certain retailers. This means a store may not get all copies they wanted or that a store may sell out of a release before you are able to purchase it. (NOTE: This is the US website for Record Store Day. The pressing runs listed on our site are the number available in the US.  Worldwide numbers are sometimes found in the description of a specific title, when we are given that information.)

*The List of titles may change. Titles may be added, titles may drop off, information may be amended. We will update the List as changes are made.

*Record Store Day does not own or produce the releases (with the exception of those we create ourselves.) The information on each title has been provided to us by labels and distributors and is correct to the best of our knowledge.

*Black Friday, for better or worse, is traditionally an American “thing”. Many other countries are celebrating the kick-off to the holiday season, though and many record stores in those countries may have some of these releases. Check with your local record store if you’re not in the US. (NOTE: for all kinds of reasons, some titles may be offered and available in some countries but not others. Record Store Day has no control over that.)

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DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE

The first career spanning documentary, in theatres now. The legendary Donington performances, from '83 and '87, on CD and vinyl, in record stores now.

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THURSDAY FULL COLLAPSE

Get a look at the FULL COLLAPSE box set, put together by Thursday to celebrate that album reaching adulthood. Coming to record stores 10/28 FULL COLLAPSE 21st Anniversary Box Set

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THE "COOP COUP" AT GOOD RECORDS

When a record store owner's dream of an in-store with his favorite band get... epic. 
Chris Penn and Alice Cooper join host Paul Myers on the Record Store Day Podcast
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NCT-127

NCT-127 - The 4th Album '2 Baddies' Picture Disc CD in record stores now!!!! 

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THE RECORD STORE DAY PODCAST WITH PAUL MYERS

From the people who created Record Store Day, The Record Store Day Podcast with Paul Myers is an informative, record store-centric interview show featuring conversations with great guests talking about records, record stores and experiences in the physical retail space.
 
Available wherever you get your podcasts or bit.ly/RSDPODCAST
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MOONAGE DAYDREAM

"A maximalist tribute to David Bowie." "...cinematic experience David Bowie deserves." 
MOONAGE DAYDREAM comes to IMAX theatres this week!!! 
 
*While Supplies Last *Restrictions Apply
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HEY, JACK!

When we travel, we love to hit up record stores. It's a great way to get to know a place, and to dig through a fresh -- to us -- set of bins. Our RSD 2013 Ambassador Jack White feels the same, and he stopped in to Celebrated Summer during the Baltimore stop on his SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES tour. 

His second album of the year, ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE is in record stores now. 

JACK WHITE AT CELEBRATED SUMMER
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MIDNIGHT AT WATERLOO WITH MEGADETH

The new album from Megadeth comes this Friday, and the band is getting to a record store as early as possible: Thursday at midnight at Waterloo Records in Austin. Follow Waterloo on social media for more details! 
Get Megadeth's THE SICK, THE DYING AND THE DEAD at record stores 9/2 on CD, Vinyl and a sticker-filled indie exclusive vinyl version only at indie record stores.
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Yung Blud: American As F**K Record Store Tour

YUNGBLUD's self-titled album hits stores across the country on Friday 9/2, and that's when Yungblud will start hitting record stores too, on the American As F**k Record Store Tour! Nine record stores in nine cities in five days. Hit up the store closest to you for more details:

9/2 West Babylon, NY -- Looney Tunes
9/2 Cambridge, MA -- Newbury Comics (Harvard Square)
9/3 Baltimore, MD -- The Sound Garden
9/3 Atlanta, GA -- Criminal Records
9/4 Chicago, IL -- Shuga Records
9/4 Minneapolis, MN -- Electric Fetus
9/5 Dallas, TX -- Josey Records
9/5 Tempe, AZ -- Zia Records
9/6 Long Beach, CA -- Fingerprints Music
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DRILL MUSIC IN ZION from LUPE FIASCO!

The brand new album from Lupe Fiasco is in record stores now on CD, Vinyl and indie-exclusive, limited edition blue vinyl

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STRUMMER 002

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THE BOOK THAT TELLS THE STORY!

Record Store Day 2022 marks the 15th celebration of the culture of the indie record store, and to mark the occasion, Rare Bird Publishing is releasing a book written by Larry Jaffee.

RECORD STORE DAY: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century goes back to the beginning, with the remembrances and voices of the organizers, record store community, musicians and more is coming in April in three editions:


    
RECORD STORE DAY : The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century - Paperback RECORD STORE DAY : The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century - Deluxe Hardbound RECORD STORE DAY : The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century - LP



A thick matte paperback edition wherever books and records are sold. STARTING APRIL 12
A deluxe 12" hardback edition at record stores and indie book stores. STARTING APRIL 12

A Think Indie x RSD + Vinyl edition, limited to 1100 copies, at indie record stores starting April 23. This special edition includes a compilation LP of in-store performances at record stores across the US, featuring Paul McCartney, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Billie Eilish, Brandi Carlile, Imagine Dragons, Jason Isbell + the 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle, Regina Spektor, Frightened Rabbit, Mudhoney, and Jose Gonzalez



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LIZZO. SPECIAL.

The new album is in record stores now! 

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HARRY'S HOUSE

Everybody's invited to HARRY'S HOUSE. Meet at your indie record store.

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VANS X RECORD STORE DAY - "PORTRAITS OF HER."


VANS X RECORD STORE DAY PARTNERED TOGETHER TO CREATE "PORTRAITS OF HER."

A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO HONOR AND UPLIFT WOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.WATCH THE "PORTRAITS OF HER" THREE-PART VIDEO SERIES THAT DIVES DEEPER INTO SHARED STORIES AND EXPERIENCES TOLD BY WOMEN IN MUSIC, DIRECTED BY CHRISTINA XING.


For each episode, we invited two women from completely different fields to meet for the first time and share their stories on navigating the industry.  We put the camera in their hands and pieced together their self-captured one-on-one moments, where they discussed their inspirations, hardships, accomplishments and hopes for the future of the music.


EP. 01 - MELISSA MEETS LOTTIE
A SENIOR MANAGER AT AMOEBA MUSIC MEETS A DJ, DUBLAB CURATOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF SOS MUSIC.





EP. 02 - LEYLA MEETS ERICKA
A SINGER AND SONGWRITER MEETS THE SVP OF A&R AT WARNER RECORDS AND FOUNDER OF THE BASEMENT.





EP. 03 - ALICE MEETS ALEXIS
A HYPERPOP MUSICIAN MEETS A DIRECTOR AT LIVE NATION.







Help us celebrate a love of vinyl and all things RSD on Saturday April 30th, 2022 at our Record Store Day Fair. The event will obviously feature tons of vinyl + maker market curated by Wax Trax! Records.


Record Store Day Fair

Dig through crates, peruse concert prints, and nosh on some local food with a Goose Island beer in hand. The event is open 6-10pm with performances by K.Flay and Boyish, with DJ sets by Laura Jane Grace and Julia Nash + Jill Hopkins + DJ Patrixia Goth.

Entry to the Record Store Day Fair at House of Vans Chicago is open to guests of all ages and is free with RSVP. AND YOU CAN DO THAT HERE

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BEHIND THE COUNTER 2022

Once again, we're heading Behind The Counter of record stores across the United States, with our friends at Classic Album Sundays and in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins. Be sure to check Record Store Day and Classic Album Sundays social media every Thursday for a brand new trip Behind The Counter!  



BEHIND THE COUNTER 2022, EPISODE 12: BRIC-A-BRAC RECORDS & COLLECTIBLES, CHICAGO IL

This week’s episode features Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles in Chicago. “The purpose of a record store, the physical experience is more than the sum of the parts… you just can’t possibly download a record store.” Nick Mayor, Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles.





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And view the 2021 and 2020 visits here!
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PORTRAITS OF HER

For RSD 2022, we're teaming up again with our friends at Vans for a compilation album, and this one benefits WE ARE MOVING THE NEEDLE, an organization that supports female recording professionals, including audio engineers and producers.

Sixteen songs PORTRAITS OF HER, from Asiahn, Julien Baker, Banks, Leyla Blue, Boyish, Bully, Alice Longyu Gao, Laura Jane Grace, Girl in Red, Girl Ultra, K. Flay, Mariah the Scientist,Julia Michaels, Joy Oladokun, Princess Nokia and our 2022 RSD Ambassador, Taylor Swift.

Cover art by Sofia Enriquez.  Limited numbers available in participating record stores on Record Store Day!


PORTRAITS OF HER
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RSD GLOBAL AMBASSADOR 2022

2022 marks the 15th anniversary of our big party to celebrate record stores. We thought that for the Ambassador, we'd go big. Global, even. So we're pleased to bestow the Ambassadorial sash on to one of the biggest artists in the world, TAYLOR SWIFT.
THE RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADOR, TAYLOR'S VERSION

Watch for the Official List of RSD Releases, coming soon.

"I’m very proud to be this year's Global Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me. Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a passion. They create settings for live events. They employ people who adore music thoroughly and purely. Those people and shops have had a rough few years and we need to support these small businesses more now than ever to make sure they can stay alive, stay eccentric, and stay individual. It’s been a true joy for me to watch vinyl sales grow in the past few years and we, the artists, have the fans to thank for this pleasant surprise. Happy Record Store Day, everyone! Stay safe out there."

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RSD3

This CLEARly special version of the RSD3 mini-turntable is in record stores now--but there's only a 1000 of them there, so you better act fast!  The #RSD2020 tiny turntable spins all the 3" singles you love, and even comes with two new ones -- colored singles of Post Malone tracks "Goodbyes" and "Saint Tropez" are right in the package! 
Check with your local record store, and when you pick one up, be sure to sign up for the RSD3 email list, to find out first when new 3" singles are spinning into sight! 
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SHOP RSD

Time to add to your collection or start a new one. Short sleeves or a little warmer. This and more when you Shop RSD

RSD 2018 Hoodie  RSD 2018 T-Shirt

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WE’RE PROUD OF OUR PAST!

We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the lists of past Record Store Day releases, and we’re happy to announce our HISTORY section, where those lists from2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black Friday live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)

Click here for the RSD Archives 

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GOODIES

Sometimes there are little bonuses for buying your records at a brick and mortar record store! These special things are available at participating stores, with the purchase of specific records, while they last. (DISCLAIMER)

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

While they last, at participating indie record stores, get an AUTOGRAPHED 5 Seconds of Summer lithograph with purchase of the new 5SoS album YOUNGBLOOD on CD and Deluxe CD  now!   (DISCLAIMER)


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Laura Marling - Free Tote

STREET DATE 3/10 LAURA MARLING  This tote bag is available while they last, when you buy the new record SEMPER FEMINA(DISCLAIMER)

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Free Poster

STREET DATE 3/31 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS  A silvery poster seems just right to commemorate the DVD/BLURAY release of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, a film about the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' latest record. (DISCLAIMER)




 

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BEHIND THE COUNTER 2021

Behind The Counter US '21: Boo Boo Records, San Luis Obispo, CA (Episode 12)

This week's video takes us Behind The Counter at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo, California!



Behind The Counter is a 12 part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record stores. 

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BEHIND THE COUNTER 2020

Behind The Counter is a brand new 12-part video series taking you inside the weird and wonderful world of independent record stores of the US. Behind The Counter is brought to you by Classic Album Sundays, Dogfish Head Craft Beer and Record Store Day. A new episode will be released every Monday and Thursday leading up to Record Store Day 2020. Follow on social media or right here to get to know some record stores! 


BEHIND THE COUNTER Episode 11: The Telegraph
Today we meet Rich Martin owner of The Telegraph in New London “I think people prefer record shopping, I think streaming is an important way of discovering music. But, they still want to feel something physical, they want to engage with their community and other people who love music and they come to a record store and they get all of that.”




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ABOUT CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. With satellites in four continents, Classic Album Sundays hosts live artist interviews and album listening sessions that truly submerge fans into the music, as our world-class sound systems allow the listener to experience the album the way in which the artist intended. Featuring the gamut of sounds from rock to electronic to jazz to soul, the classicalbumsundays.com website is an online hub for classic albums and artists featuring interviews with musicians, producers and DJs, podcasts, playlists, album blogs and tickets like for our worldwide events. Join the community in your country and make some time in your life to remember why you love music!
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BRANDI CARLILE ROCKS RECORD STORE T-SHIRTS

Last year, when we first started talking with Brandi Carlile about serving as the Record Store Day 2020 Ambassador, we were touched by how enthusiastic she and her bandmates Tim and Phil were about taking the gig. So touched we wanted to do something nice for them. A gift of some kind. No better gift we thought than a giant crate full of t-shirts from record stores around the country.
 
Well, we've got proof they received and opened our giant present.
 
Thanks for showing off all those amazing shirts and thanks for helping us tell the world how great record stores are!


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