Record Store Day always ruffles a few feathers, although the charming story about a mini-popup shop opening in London this year on the NME website does make up for some of the controversy.
In previousyears, we’ve taken a spin through a selection of the special releases for Record Store Day, and this year is no exception. The list starts here:
a-ha – Take on Me (7″ picture disc, 5,000 copies in the US, 1,000 copies in the UK, also Germany / Netherlands)
Air – Playground Love / Highschool Lover (coloured 7″, 5,000 copies in the US, 500 copies in the UK, also Germany / Netherlands)
Amorphous Androgynous (still also known as The Future Sound of London) – A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding in Your Mind) / The Wizards of Oz (2xLP, 500 copies, UK and Germany)
David Bowie – Changes (7″ picture disc, 6,000 copies in the US, 3,000 copies in the UK, also Germany / Netherlands) Kingdom Come with the same song by Tom Verlaine on the other side (7″, 9,600 copies in the US, and 2,000 copies in the UK, also Germany / Netherlands) and also 1966 (white LP, 2,000 copies, UK only, also Germany)
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan (7″, 1,000 copies, regional release, US / Germany / Netherlands)
Lamb are back this week, after a gap of I don’t know how many years, bringing back their unique blend of chilled out electronic dub, or whatever. This is We Fall in Love, from the new album Backspace Unwind: