To celebrate Record Store Day this year (mark your calendars – it’s April 16!), Warner Brothers Records is making a number of albums available on vinyl in limited quantities, including releases from The Flaming Lips, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and more.
Warner Bros’ Record Store Day releases include the following releases:
Bad Brains: God Of Love + bonus 7” (vinyl LP + two song 7” single)
For God Of Love, Bad Brains’ first album for Madonna’s label Maverick, the original lineup of the group reunited. Ric Ocasek, the producer of their breakthrough Rock For Light, also returned to produce the record. This release includes two previously unreleased demo tracks: “Let’s Make Love” and “It’s Agreeable” on a bonus 7” vinyl.
The Belle Brigade: The Belle Brigade (vinyl LP)
A chance to get an early copy of the self-titled debut album from brother and sister duo The Belle Brigade, fronted by Barbara and Ethan Gruska, before it’s released digitally and on CD by Reprise Records on April 19th.
Built To Spill: “Ripple” (7” picture disc)
Very limited collector’s edition is a picture disc and features only one track – a previously unreleased live version of the Grateful Dead classic
recorded live on October 11, 2010 in Charlotte, NC.
Eric Clapton: Unplugged (Two-disc set on 180-gram vinyl; Bernie Grundman Mastering)
Eric Clapton’s Unplugged was responsible for making acoustic-based music, and “unplugged” albums in particular, a hot trend in the early ‘90s. Clapton’s concert was not only one of the finest Unplugged episodes, but was also some of the most genuine, heartfelt music the guitarist has ever committed to tape. The album sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and won several Grammy Awards, including “Album Of The Year.”
Deftones: Covers (vinyl LP)
A unique and eclectic collection of rare cover songs spanning multiple genres, none of which has ever been available on vinyl before.
Drive (The Cars)
Caress (Drive Like Jehu)
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
Do You Believe (The Cardigans)
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (Live) (The Cure)
Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny)
The Flaming Lips: Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 (5 vinyl LP’s – Bernie Grundman Mastering)
(1992) Hit To Death In The Future Head (Single Disc)
(1993) Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (Single Disc)
(1995) Clouds Taste Metallic (Single Disc)
(1999) The Soft Bulletin (Two Disc)
(2002) Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Single Disc)
All titles, with the exception of The Soft Bulletin, have been out of print and unavailable on vinyl for a decade. Each box will be limited and numbered to create the ultimate LIPS collectors item.
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours – Standard and Deluxe Editions (Bernie Grundman Mastering)
The Diamond Award Winning, Grammy “Album Of The Year” from Fleetwood Mac is available as an Audiophile Deluxe Version pressed on 2-Disc 45 RPM, 180 gram vinyl (pressed At Pallas), as well as a standard 33 1/3 single disc.
Glassjaw: Worship And Tribute
Considered a hardcore masterpiece, this long sought-after pressing will be available on vinyl for the first time ever vinyl pressing in a limited edition.
Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American – A special 10th Anniversary Limited edition
Three-disc reissue of this seminal album featuring a disc of rarities and b-sides pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Each vinyl will be hand numbered with a gold foil stamp. There will also be a special run of colored vinyl made exclusive for the Zia Record Store Day tent at Coachella in support of their appearance at the festival.
Mastodon: Live At The Aragon (Deluxe 2-disc set on 180-gram vinyl + DVD; Bernie Grundman Mastering)
Vinyl edition of the first-ever live experience package from heavy rock innovators Mastodon captures the band’s sonic assault recorded and filmed live in October 2009 at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom while the band was touring in support of Crack The Skye.
My Chemical Romance: “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” (7” picture disc)
The first single from the band’s current album Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys, includes the previously unreleased “Zero Percent,” on the B-side.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Limited Edition white vinyl), You’re Gonna Get It! (Limited Edition blue vinyl; both Bernie Grundman Mastering).
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the band’s debut album, was originally released in 1976. The album is best known for introducing the world to the classic tracks “American Girl” and “Breakdown.” You’re Gonna Get It!, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ second album, was released in 1978. Building on the edgy yet always melodic sonic template created on their debut, this album features the hits “Listen To Her Heart” and “I Need To Know” which remain staples in the classic rock songbook.
R.E.M.: Three (3 – 7” single 45 RPM discs, first three singles from their new album, Collapse Into Now, each in individual art gatefold sleeves. All B-sides are previously unreleased. Bernie Grundman Mastering)
Disc 1. Mine Smell Like Honey/ Supernatural Superserious (live in Raleigh, NC)
Disc 2. Oh My Heart/ Harborcoat (live in Riga, Latvia)
Disc 3. ÜBerlin/ What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (live in Oslo, Norway)
Regina Spektor: Four From Far (Limited Edition 7” 33 1/3 RPM EP on powder-blue vinyl)
Three previously unreleased tracks taken from 2009’s Far recording sessions, none of which have ever been available on vinyl, until now. “Eet” from Live in London is also included here.
Side A: “Riot Gear,” “The Sword & The Pen”
Side B: “Time Is All Around,” “Eet” (Live In London)
In addition to artist-specific vinyl releases, Warner Brothers has announced a project entitled “Side by Side,” a series of limited-edition 7” vinyl singles featuring Warner Brothers artists covering other historic and personally influential iconic WB family artists. Each title will be uniquely colored, and 100 of each pressing will be randomly available on clear vinyl. The first four singles listed below will be released on Record Store Day with more singles to be announced soon.
“Havana Affair” (Red Vinyl)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely” (Orange Vinyl)
“Just Got Paid” (Yellow Vinyl)
“Love Hurts” (Light-Blue Vinyl)
Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels Featuring Emmylou Harris
Jenny And Johnny