Record Store Day 2020: Key Releases Include the Kinks, Paul McCartney, The Cure, Toto, U2, David Bowie and More

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Record Store Day 2020 is coming up on Saturday, April 18. It’s a day dedicated to the physical medium of music — one in which music fans flock to record stores to scoop up limited-edition and archival releases from artists across the musical spectrum.

This year’s RSD announced its marquee titles on Thursday, and there’s plenty of exciting stuff in the pipeline. Here’s a look at some of the highlights, with the full list and details available at the Record Store Day website.

Paul McCartneyMcCartney

A special half-speed 50th anniversary edition vinyl LP of Paul McCartney’s 1970 debut solo record was detailed on Thursday:

The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut
by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was
made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best
possible reproduction.

Toto Live in Tokyo 1980 EP

David BowieChangesNowBowie and I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)

Black Sabbath – “Evil Woman/Wicked World” & “Paranoid”/”The Wizard”

U211 O’Clock Tick Tock (40th Anniversary)

Via RSD:

“11 O’Clock Tick Tock” was recorded with producer Martin Hannett in Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios and originally released in May 1980. The song was U2’s first single on Island Records. This 40th anniversary limited edition LP includes the original track and the 7” b-side version of ‘Touch’, plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band’s September 1980 show at the London Marquee. Pressed on 180-gram, transparent blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeve packaging, with photo gallery on inner gatefold.

The Kinks The Kink Kronikles

Via RSD:

Out of print in the US for over 35 years, this red vinyl gatefold RSD release brings the 1972 compilation of Kinks tracks (1966-71) back to record stores. The 28 tracks include hits, album tracks, US-only versions, non-album singles, B-sides, and the original sleeve-notes are recreated. 

The CureBloodflowers (20th Anniversary) & Seventeen Seconds (40th Anniversary) Picture Discs

And plenty more, with key titles coming from Billie Eilish, Post Malone, the Grateful Dead and a seemingly endless list of other acts spanning genres, decades and styles. Happy vinyl hunting!

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