Exclusive music releases for Record Store Day 2022 from Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift and more
Record Store Day has released its line of exclusives for this year’s celebration, and frankly, we feel like kids in a candy store.
For a full list of all the day’s outings, Click here. It’s long, so give yourself plenty of time to go through the whole list. This year’s RSD falls on April 23, the weekend after Easter and on Tax Day (file your taxes now, you all).
See highlights from the list below. Do you see your favorite artist here?
Taylor Swift: “Lakes”
As RSD’s ambassador, Taylor has a big surprise for her “Swifties.” The first physical copies of “The Lakes (Original Version)” will be available for Record Store Day. Channel the darkness, folklore atmosphere of his previous albumsthe record is printed on gray vinyl to match the cover, taken from the folklore sessions.
Joni Mitchell: “Blue Highlights”
A compilation “created with the insight, cooperation and creative input of Joni”, this disc includes alternate versions of previously unreleased material and some treasured tracks from her. “Blue” period.
Blondie: “Sunday Girl”
Blondie releases one of his most endearing hits from the multimillion-selling 1978 album, parallel lines. “Sunday Girl” will be re-released in a limited-edition format for this year’s Record Store Day.
Prince: “The Gold Experience”
Although this does not count as a limited edition, fans should run buy these records. Complete with a fourth side of bonus alternate material, the reissued LP comes on gold vinyl. Perfect for a prince.
Steve Earle: “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” accompanied by “Night Rider’s Lament”
As a tribute to country music and folk singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker (“Mr. Bojangles”), Earle recorded an exclusive RSD 7-inch single.
Foo Fighters: “Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version)” b/w “Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version)”
‘Making A Fire’ Includes Alternate Couple Versions of their existing songsbringing musicians such as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, members of The Dap-Kings and Charlie Gabriel to feature.
Everly Brothers: “Hey Baby Doll”
Curated with the help of Tom Petty’s daughter, Adria Petty, this 17-song set isn’t just another greatest hits collection. Working with Phil Everly’s widow and Don Everly, when he was still with us, this album brings together some of Everly’s lesser-heard tracks from the early days.
The replacements: “Impossible for Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live)”
Do you wonder how many songs from Replacements have never been recorded on a disc? This recording includes previously unreleased songs and covers of songs by Slade, Kinks, Heartbreakers and Dave Edmunds.
Patti Smith: “Organized by Record Store Day”
Smith’s album includes best-of tracks that have never been released in physical format. Smith’s most previous album was only available digitally, so now’s your chance to grab a copy of the double LP, complete with three bonus tracks.
Lou Reed: “I Am So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos”
Another record fans should be racing to grab, this record was one of RSD’s most anticipated releases after its release and quickly released as a streaming-only album. The 12 tracks include some of Reed’s very first post-Velvet Underground solo sessions.
John Williams: “The Cowboys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (50th Anniversary)”
90-year-old songwriter Williams celebrates his career with two RSD releases: the title above and “Lost In Space: Title Themes from the Hit TV Series.” Legendary composer in the world of western film, “The Cowboys” will make you imagine John Wayne on horseback in the mountains.
Please note that due to supply chain issues, many participating stores may hold their Record Store Day events at later dates. Check your local record storemedia center, vinyl distributor for more information.
Photo courtesy of Condé Nast Morrison Hotel Gallery Collection.