Record Store Day has revealed the extensive list of limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and box sets that will be available as part of its 2018 edition taking place on April 21st.
Highlights include a new collaborative record from Brian Eno and Kevin Shields; live recordings from The National, Fleet Foxes, and Rage Against the Machine, a new remix album from The Cure; and the first-ever vinyl release of Arcade Fire’s self-titled debut EP.
You can find specifics on some of the most notable releases below, and find many more detailed at the Record Store Day website. As previously reported, Run the Jewels serve as this year’s RSD Global Ambassador.
— Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields will release a 12-inch featuring their recent collaboration, “Only Once Away My Son”, along with a new track called “The West of History in Clouds”.
— The National will release a live recording of The Boxer, taken from a November 9th, 2017 performance in Brussels, Belgium.
— Fleet Foxes will release a 7-inch featuring a recording of “Crack-Up” with the Icelandic women’s choir Graduale Nobli. Consequence of Sound filmed the performance, which you can revisit here.
— The Cure will release Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra) containing 16 new remixes by frontman Robert Smith of classic tracks including “Three Imaginary Boys”, “Just One Kids”, and “Never Enough”. Additionally, the band’s original 1990 remix album, Mixed Up, is being reissued on vinyl for the first time.
— Arcade Fire will reissue their self-titled debut EP from 2004. It marks the record’s first-ever vinyl release.
— Rage Against the Machine will release a live recording of their 2000 performance at the Democratic National Convention.
— The Flaming Lips will release a 7-inch featuring two original songs inspired by their new Dogfish beer Dragons & YumYums.
— Courtney Barnett will release A Sea of Split Peas, a collection of her first two EPs, I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris and How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.