02-17 RECORD STORE DAY ANNOUNCES 2023 LIST!
RECORD STORE DAY ANNOUNCES 2023 LIST!
EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASE
folklore: the long pond studio sessions
NEW MUSIC FROM RECORD STORE DAY 2023 AMBASSADORS
JASON ISBELL & AMANDA SHIRES
AND MORE FROM
BEACH HOUSE * BILLY JOEL * BJÖRK * BLUR * CHIEF KEEF * DAVID BYRNE * DIO * DURAN DURAN * E-40 * ELTON JOHN * GRATEFUL DEAD *
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS * CAROLE KING * JOHN LENNON * MADONNA * MARS VOLTA * MILES DAVIS * NAS *
NORAH JONES * OL' DIRTY BASTARD * P.M. DAWN * PAUL MCCARTNEY * PEARL JAM *
PRINCE RAKEEM * RAPHAEL SAADIQ * SLUM VILLAGE * STEVIE NICKS *
THE BLACK KEYS * THE CRANBERRIES * THE CURE * THE DOORS * THE GAME *
THE RAMONES * THE ROLLING STONES * TORI AMOS * VAN HALEN * WILCO
AMONG MANY OTHERS
Thursday, February 16, 2023, Worldwide, Baby!: It’s coming on Record Store Day, (Saturday, April 22, 2023) so it’s time again to roll out the incredible titles in the offing for the big, enduring holiday built in support and celebration of independent record stores the world over. This particular Record Store Day, the 16th, sets a high bar as far as the magnitude, artistry and diversity of the releases is concerned.
Following her year as Record Store Day Ambassador 2022, Taylor Swift continues to show her love for record stores with the vinyl release of Taylor Swift’s folklore: the long pond studio sessions. Taylor and her collaborators recorded the Grammy Album Of The Year folklore during the Covid19 lockdown, and didn’t actually get the chance to play their work together until September 2020, when the Long Pond Studio Sessions brought together Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner (The National), Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) for a live recording and Disney+ documentary. The double grey vinyl release coming April 22 as part of the Record Store Day celebration is exclusive to record stores.
2023 Record Store Day Ambassadors Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, the first musical couple to hold the title, come together on vinyl as well to show further support with their Record Store Day release, The Sound Emporium EP, featuring brand new music from both Amanda and Jason, a reimagined version of Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s "Tour of Duty" and a cover of Richard Thompson's "Beeswing.” Amanda Shires also makes the List with a solo EP, Live At Columbia Studio A featuring tracks recorded at the legendary studio in Nashville in the lead up to her critically acclaimed album Take It Like A Man.
“It’s always a relief to “launch The List” and let the world in on all the things artists have been creating for record stores, partially because we no longer have to keep our mouths shut about things that are going to REALLY REALLY excite people” says co-founder Carrie Colliton. “When we announced Amanda and Jason as Ambassadors we heard from so many people what a great choice it was, and that they couldn’t wait to see what music we’d get as part of their Ambassadorship, and we get TWO releases. And we’ve seen requests for this particular Taylor Swift release for more than two years now. And that’s just two of the artists on the List… there’s so much music on here to make people happy – which is such a great distillation of what record stores do all year long. And I’m really happy that we get to talk about it all now!”
Brand new music comes to record stores from Beach House, with the Become EP of unreleased tracks from the Once Twice Melodysessions, and new takes on beloved albums come from Norah Jones, who revisits her Little Broken Hearts album for a live take with producer Danger Mouse on Little Broken Hearts: The Allaire Sessions, and from Wilco, whoserecently Grammy-crowned Yankee Hotel Foxtrot gets released in alternate form on Crosseyed Strangers: An Alternate Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Musicians like Maya Hawke and Em Beihold have physical “firsts” on Record Store Day this year, as Hawke’s first singles get a 7” release, and Beihold’s debut Egg In The Basket comes to vinyl. And women who are used to finding themselves in the bins of a record store add new titles to their sections, including Stevie Nicks with Bella Donna Live 1981, Tori Amos with Little Earthquakes - The B-Sides and the fossora remixes from Bjork.
Wu-Tang is for the Children, and also for Record Store Day: both Ol’ Dirty Bastard and RZA (in his Bobby Digital alter-ego) find a spot on the list, and he’s not the only one taking on a new persona: Mac Miller’s jazzy side came out as Larry Lovestein and his recording as Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival, You, gets its first physical release. Record stores are part of the celebration of hip-hop’s 50th year and names like Nas, Slum Village, Prince Rakeem, Chief Keef among others find a spot on the List as well.
All colorful beloved ‘80s artifacts are back in style (hello, Walkman!) and the soundtrack of the ‘80s is well represented this year, with new collections and releases from Duran Duran, The Cure, The Pogues, Madness, Madonna and more. Additionally, since record stores are where new people discover bygone eras and their legendary music every day, having literal music legends revisit their classic albums makes sense for a day that celebrates what record stores do. Elton John (Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player), The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet (Record Store Day Edition), and Paul McCartney and Wings (Red Rose Speedway) are just the beginning.
And finally, fans of the world’s most adorable turntable, the RSD3 mini-turntable, can say “Hello, I Love You” [we had to] to three new singles to spin on it, as the 3” series turns to The Doors for three individual singles, or a branded RSD3 turntable complete with all three – an instant collection!
Consider the surface scratched, but there are so many more exciting releases on deck for Record Store Day 2023. Expect titles from Todd Rundgren, The Sisters Of Mercy, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Yes, The Pogues, The Magnetic Fields, The Black Keys, Ivy, The Game, Temptations, T. Rex, Tangerine Dream, Sparks, Soul Asylum, and the list does go on!
For more information, logos, full list and participating stores visit recordstoreday.com
About Record Store Day
Record Store Day, the organization, is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and promotes independent record stores year-round with events, special releases and other fun things.
Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the record store, takes place annually. The 16th Record Store Day is coming up on April 22, 2023.
Record Store Day Sponsors:
ADA, BCW Supplies, Crosley Turntables, Dogfish Head Brewery, Furnace Record Pressing, Glowtronics, InGrooves, Music Business Association, Marshall Headphones and Speakers, MVD Entertainment, The Orchard, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, ThinkIndie, Traffic Distribution, URP Distribution, Vinyl Styl, WMX
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