Def Leppard, Bowie, Pink Floyd Lead 2020 Record Store Day Roster

This year’s slate of Record Store Day releases has been unveiled. Once again, classic rock artists are well represented.

David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard, Elton John, the Ramones, U2, the Grateful Dead and Paul McCartney are among the artists participating in this year’s Record Store Day, which will take place at independent record stores across the country on April 18.

You can see a complete list of the classic rock-related Record Store Day releases below. The titles include previously unavailable material, live recordings, anniversary editions, box sets and more.

Among the many interesting exclusives is the Def Leppard Rock N Roll Hall of Fame LP. Recorded live during the band’s 2019 induction, the release features Def Leppard’s entire five song performance, including guest appearances by Queen’s Brian May and Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter on “All the Young Dudes”.

Elsewhere, Pink Floyd will unveil Arnold Layne Live 2007, a special Record Store Day 7″ vinyl release. The live recording of “Arnold Layne” — arguably Syd Barrett’s best-known song — was recorded at the 2007 Syd Barrett Tribute Concert. It features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright performing together for the final time (Wright passed away in 2008).

Bowie fans will undoubtedly be interested in the limited edition ChangesNowBowie LP. Previously unavailable on record, the primarily acoustic session was recorded in 1996 during rehearsals for the iconic rocker’s 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The BBC broadcast the audio the following year, on the singer’s 50th birthday, January 8, 1997. A second Bowie release, I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74), will also receive the Record Store Day treatment.

Many Record Store Day efforts will unearth classic material not available in decades. These include Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley’s solo LP Trouble Walkin’ and the Kinks compilation The Kink Kronikles, which have been out of print for 31 and 35 years, respectively.

Record Store Day is the annual event celebrating brick-and-mortar, independently owned music retailers. Established in 2008, the day has expanded to countries all over the world. An offshoot event, Record Store Day Black Friday, was added to the calendar in 2010.

Record Store Day 2020 Classic Rock Releases:

Allman Brothers BandFillmore West 1-31-71
Allman Brothers BandAn Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set
The Black CrowesJealous Again
The Black KeysLet’s Rock (45RPM Edition)
David BowieChangesNowBowie
David BowieI’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)
Cheap TrickOut To Get You! Live 1977
Alice CooperLive from the Apollo Theatre Glasgow Feb 19.1982
The CureSeventeen Seconds (40th Anniversary Edition)
The CureBloodflowers (20th Anniversary Edition)
Def LeppardRock N Roll Hall of Fame
The DoorsThe Soft Parade: Stripped
Dr. JohnRemedies
Emerson Lake & PalmerLive At Waterloo Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, U.S.A., 31st July
Fleetwood MacThe Alternate Rumours
Ace FrehleyTrouble Walkin’
Jerry GarciaThe Very Best of Jerry Garcia (5 LP set)
Grateful DeadBuffalo 5/9/77 (5 LP set)
Jimi Hendrix“Message To Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)”
Humble PieOfficial Bootleg Collection Vol 2
Jethro TullStormwatch 2
Elton JohnElton John (50th anniversary edition)
Judas PriestBritish Steel (40th Anniversary Edition)
Judas PriestSad Wings of Destiny
The KinksThe Kink Kronikles
Mark KnopflerMetroland (Music and Songs From the Film)
Lennon/Ono with The Plastic Ono BandInstant Karma! (2020 Ultimate Mixes)
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets“See Emily Play”/”Vegetable Man”
Paul McCartneyMcCartney (50th Anniversary Edition)
Motorhead“Ace of Spades”/”Dirty Love”
Mott The HoopleThe Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
New OrderPeel Session /82
Pink FloydArnold Layne Live 2007
Iggy PopKiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991)
Iggy Pop & the StoogesRussia Melodia
The PretendersLive! At the Paradise, Boston, 1980
The RamonesIt’s Alive II (40th Anniversary Edition)
Lou Reed & John CaleSongs For Drella
The ReplacementsThe Complete Inconcerated Live (3LP set)
Keith Richards“Hate It When You Leave” b/w “Key To The Highway”
The Rolling StonesLet It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition)
The Rolling StonesMetamorphosis UK
Roxy MusicRoxy Music (The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
Skid Row Slave to the Grind
Toto Live in Tokyo
U2 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (40th Anniversary Edition)
Roger Waters The Wall — Live in Berlin
The Who A Quick Live One
The Who Odds and Sods (Deluxe)
Yardbirds Roger The Engineer: Stereo & Mono
Warren Zevon Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow)
Frank Zappa You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler)

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