RSD 2018 Preview: Classic Rock
RSD always brings the heat when it comes to reissues or first-time releases from legendary rockers. Here’s a little window into the world of some of the exciting classic rock releases you can expect to see this Record Store Day. This list covers a few we’re especially excited for, but there’s even more than this, so be sure check the list for yourself. It’s shaping up to be a very cool year!
Pink Floyd — Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Mono)
- “The psychedelic debut album by Pink Floyd was their sole album completed with original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett and featured the early classic ‘Interstellar Overdrive’. The original mono version of Pink Floyd’s first LP, named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, is available for Record Store Day 2018.” Remastered from the original mono mix this a really cool RSD exclusive for any Floyd fan.
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead — Dylan And The Dead
- “In 1987, two legends joined forces for an unforgettable tour. Now, Dylan & The Dead, featuring The Grateful Dead backing up Bob Dylan on seven of his classic songs, including ‘All Along The Watchtower’, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ is available on red and blue tie-dye vinyl for a trip unlike any other.”
David Bowie — Now and S/T
-”This is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 US compilation LP on white vinyl, which was originally only a promotional release. The tracks are drawn from the ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ albums (all audio remastered from the ‘A New Career In A New Town’ box set). The package now features a newly designed inner sleeve with black and white images taken in Berlin in 1977 by Corrine Schwab.”
- “First time on Heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl for David Bowie’s debut album. This 2LP set features the Mono version of the album on Disc One and the Stereo version on Disc Two.” Both of these Bowie releases are definitely something to look forward to for us this year.
Lou Reed — Animal Serenade
- “Lou Reed’s live album, recorded in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theatre in 2003, released after his solo album The Raven. This 3LP set is on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day. Features the classics ‘Dirty Blvd’, ‘How Do You Think It Feels’ and ‘Sunday Morning’. In addition, Anohni, of Antony and the Johnsons fame, contributes background vocals throughout and sings the lead on ‘Set The Twilight Reeling’ and ‘Candy Says’.”