March 16, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Record Store Day is a worldwide event involving thousands of people and small businesses. In our discussions over the past few weeks, information came and changed daily, and then hourly, along with the news cycle. We’ve taken all of that information to heart as we’ve gone over the various options that involved staying the course, moving the date, even changing the structure of the event. At the risk of stating the obvious, no one knows what things will look like in any given place over the next five weeks, but it is imperative that hard decisions for that time period need to be made right now, using current facts. There is no perfect solution. There is no easy answer.
So, we’ve decided that, this year, our best possible move is to change the date of Record Store Day to Saturday, June 20.
We think that this takes into consideration the recommendations of the many doctors and scientists lending their expertise to help in the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as the many other individuals at the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies tasked with the difficult job of getting us through this crisis.
RSD acknowledges the need to be good citizens of both the local and worldwide communities while still giving our participating stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day.
We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day, including the customers, the record stores, the artists, labels and more.
Record Store Day happens everywhere, every year, and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store.
Warner Records is proud to announce our very limited-edition Record Store Day exclusives for June 20, 2020 are as follows:
Biffy Clyro – “Moderns”: 7″ Opaque White vinyl single. Limited to 6,500 copies worldwide.
The Scottish alt-rock giants return with a pair of new tracks exclusive to RSD and includes covers of “Modern Leper” by fellow Scotts legends Frightened Rabbit backed with their take on David Bowie’s “Modern Love.”
Gary Clark Jr. – “Pearl Cadillac” (Feat. Andra Day): 10″ Pearl vinyl single. Limited to 4,500 copies worldwide.
RSD exclusive featuring two different remixes of “Pearl Cadillac” from Clark’s multiple Grammy Award-winning album This Land. The incomparable Andra Day contributed vocals to these remixed versions of this fan favorite track.
Gorillaz – G-Sides: Black vinyl album. Limited to 22,000 copies worldwide.
Originally released on CD only in Japan in 2001, and in the U.S./Europe in 2002, this is the first time this highly sought-after compilation has been made available on vinyl. This collection features ten b-sides and remixes from the Gorillaz debut album and Tomorrow Comes Today EP. All tracks remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Gorillaz – D-Sides: 3x Black vinyl albums. Limited to 21,000 copies worldwide.
This three album set gathers b-sides, remixes, singles and bonus tracks from Gorillaz second album Demon Days. 22 tracks in all and includes previously unreleased materials from the album sessions. All tracks remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl for the first time.
k.d. lang & the Reclines: Angel With A Lariat – Red translucent vinyl album. Limited to 4,500 copies worldwide.
k.d. lang’s and the Reclines major label debt from 1987. Back on vinyl since its original Sire Records release.
k.d. lang: Drag – 3-sided Clear with black “smoky” vinyl albums. Limited to 4,500 copies worldwide.
A RSD exclusive and on vinyl for the first time. An ambitious and beautiful collection of covers songs all related to smoking. Double vinyl set with special etching on side 4.
Mark Snow – Music From The X-Files: The Truth And The Light – Glow in the dark vinyl album. Limited to 4,500 copies worldwide.
On vinyl for the first time and features sections from the first three years of the acclaimed science fiction TV series by resident composer Mark Snow, with interspersed dialogue by the cast written by Chris Carter. The truth is out there!
My Chemical Romance: Life On The Murder Scene – Clear vinyl with Red splatter. Limited to 11,500 copies worldwide.
Exclusive to RSD and on vinyl for the first time. Originally released in 2006, this live collection gathers up live tracks, B-sides, and rare demos. Includes “Helena,” “Thank You For The Venom,” “The Ghost Of You,” and “Bury Me In Black.”
Randy Newman – The Natural: Aqua Blue vinyl album. Limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.
Back on vinyl since its original release in 1984. Original film score.
Randy Newman – Avalon (Original Motion Picture Score): Blue vinyl album. Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.
Originally released only on CD in 1990, this is the first time on vinyl in the U.S.
Tegan and Sara – Tonight In The Dark We’re Seeing Colors: Limited edition Purple splatter vinyl. Limited 5,500 copies worldwide.
RSD exclusive recorded live from their Hey, I’m Just Like You tour. Includes exclusive T and S favorites.
The Black Keys: Let’s Rock – 2x Black vinyl 45 RPM discs. Limited to 7500 copies worldwide.
Exclusive to RSD, The Black Keys chart-topping 9th album via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch has spawned three Top 10 singles and was one the most critically acclaimed albums of 2019. This 45 RPM version is pressed on two 180 gram discs and housed in a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket and individually numbered.
Wale – Wow…That’s’ s Crazy: Red vinyl album. Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.
First time on vinyl and features special guests Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Bryson Tiller, Kelly Price, 6LACK and more. The critically-acclaimed album spawned #1 hit single “On Chill” featuring Jeremih. Vinyl edition includes exclusive track “Special,” featuring Bizness Boi, Ade, and AUGUST 08.
Lethal Weapon (original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Black vinyl album. Limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.
First time on vinyl since its original 1987 release. Newly remastered for vinyl. Composed and performed by Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen and David Sandborn. Clapton featured on 9 of the tracks.
Mark Knopfler – Metroland (Music and Songs From The Film): Clear vinyl album. Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.
First time on vinyl. Originally released on CD only in 1989. Contains tracks from Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Francoise Hardy, The Stranglers, Hot Chocolate, Django Reinhardt plus original score by Knopfler.
Music From The Motion Picture: Austin Powers In Goldmember – Gold vinyl album. Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.
First time on vinyl. Originally released on CD only in 1992.
Phenomenon (Music From The Motion Picture): Cobalt translucent vinyl album. Limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.
First time on vinyl since its original Reprise Records release in 1996. Contains tracks recorded specifically for this chart-topping Platinum-certified soundtrack by Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Robbie Robertson, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Marvin Gaye, Jewel, The Iguanas, Bryan Ferry, J.J. Cale, Dorothy Moore and Thomas Newman.
Music Inspired By Batman & Robin (Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture): 2 LP set, One Red, one Blue vinyl discs. Limited to 4,500 copies worldwide.
Now available on vinyl for the first time since it’s 1997 release. Contains “The Batman Theme,” Danny Elfman’s Grammy Award-winning Best Instrumental composition.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Soundtrack – Transparent Tan vinyl album. Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.
First time on vinyl. Originally released on CD only in 1999. Contains the hit “Beautiful Stranger” by Madonna.