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Record Store Day’s 2014 Release List – The Ultimate Guide To Exclusive Classic Rock Releases

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Record Store Day celebrates its 7th birthday this year on Saturday, April 19 – a day when a laundry list of artists from all over the musical spectrum put out exclusive releases that are only available at your local, independent record store.

While it’s mostly a day embraced by those new, hipster rock bands our favorite classic rock artists have started jumping on the RSD bandwagon. Today the full list of albums was announced, and you can find it here. Below are our selections, with descriptions taken from the official Record Store Day site.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The Allman BrothersSELECTIONS FROM: PLAY ALL NIGHT: LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATRE 1992
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Double vinyl release of live songs previously only available on DVD. SIDE ONE: “Statesboro Blues”, “End Of The Line”, “Blue Sky”, “Midnight Rider” SIDE TWO: “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Dreams” “Revival” SIDE THREE: “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” SIDE FOUR: “Jessica”, “Whipping Post”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Joan BaezBLESSED ARE
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Fans at RecordStoreDay.com and VanguardRecords.com voted for this re-issue of Baez’s seminal 1971 album, remastered from the original tapes by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. Presented in ‘exact replica’ double LP gatefold package.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

David Bowie1984 PICTURE DISC
Format: 7″ Vinyl

“1984” originally appeared on David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs” album and draws its inspiration from the George Orwell book of the same name. It was released as a single in 1974. The b-side was recorded live in December 1974 on “The Dick Cavett Show” and has had limited release since then. This is the first time it appears on vinyl. “1984 (2014 Remaster)”/”1984 (Live on the Dick Cavett Show)”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Creedence Clearwater RevivalTHE 1969 SINGLES
Format: 10″ Vinyl

10″ white vinyl of all 4 singles released in 1969 (A and B sides); 120g. TRACK LISTING: SIDE 1: “Mary”, “Born On The Bayou”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Lodi” SIDE 2: “Green River”, “Commotion”, “Down On The Corner”, “Fortunate Son”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. – SIDE BY SIDE SERIES
Format: 7″ Vinyl

The Side By Side series, which features an original song and a cover of the same song on one 7″, continues for RSD 2014! This release is on white 45 RPM vinyl. “Just Like Heaven”/”Just Like Heaven”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

DevoBUTCH DEVO AND THE SUNDANCE GIG
Format: 12″ Picture Disc

Picture disc vinyl and DVD package from DEVO! Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig, Jerry Casale says, “In ’95, we closed Sundance Film Festival. We wore 20s style prison suits, we did a special show with really old, hardcore Devo songs from the early 70s, before we ever had a deal.”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Devo - LIVE AT MAX’S KANSAS CITY–NOVEMBER 15, 1977
Format: 12″ Vinyl

November 15th, 1977: Max’s Kansas City – David Bowie is backstage with the 5 self proclaimed ‘spudboys’ from Akron, Ohio waiting for his cue to introduce the band who, in his words were, “The band of the future!”. As time went on it became clear that the future is still waiting to catch up with DEVO. Working closely with the band and those who were there that night, Jackpot Records brings you this audio time capsule that catapulted DEVO from strange, musical hillbillies to innovative pioneers overnight. Now the truth can be told! Available for the first time on vinyl the entire performance, complete with rare, unearthed audio of David Bowie. With liner notes written by DEVO Co-founder Gerald V. Casale specifically for this release (which also includes a reproduced early DEVO press bio sheet from 1976), this record will be the perfect compliment for hardcore DEVO collectors , music fans and those who are new to the game. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Devo/The Flaming Lips – SIDE BY SIDE SERIES
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight silver vinyl 7″ – Limited to 7,500 copies. Part of the WMG’s Side By Side series. Includes Devo’s “Gates of Steel” from the original DEV-O Live EP and a previously unreleased cover by The Flaming Lips all on gorgeous silver vinyl! R.I.P. Bob 2. This is for you, wherever you are.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The DoorsWEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLDMINE

Reissue on amber vinyl of the 1972 Elektra Records release. It was the second compilation by the group and the first release following the death of Jim Morrison. It features the first album release of two B-sides, Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further,” sung by Ray Manzarek, originally on the flip side of the 1971 45 “Love Her Madly,” and the beautiful “Who Scared You,” “Wishful Sinful”‘s flip with Jim Morrison on vocals from a session in 1969. Both are worthwhile additions not found on their first “greatest hits” collection, 13.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The Everly BrothersROOTS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

“Roots” showcases the harmonies of the Everlys with covers of songs by performers who had been influential on the duo’s career. Songs by Jimmie Rodgers, George Jones, Randy Newman and Merle Haggard plus traditional standards offer laid-back, tasteful, acoustic-oriented arrangements with superb vocals that convey qualities of innocence tempered by experience. Originally released in 1968, “Roots” is one of the finest early country-rock albums.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The Everly BrothersSONGS OUR DADDY TAUGHT US
Format: 12″ Vinyl

In 1958, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us made a seminal artistic statement without pretension. A concept album before there was such a thing; a return to basics before rock ‘n’ roll had even matured. It all came naturally to Don and Phil Everly, the chart-topping brothers, recording stars at age 19 and 21, respectively. This album inspired the Billie Joe Armstrong/Norah Jones album Foreverly, which copied this track list.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Fleetwood MacDRAGONFLY/THE PURPLE DANCER
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Recorded in 1970 “Dragonfly” was the first UK single released by the band after the departure of their frontman Peter Green and their first single with Christine McVie as a full member. It has never before been released on 7″ vinyl. “The Purple Dancer” features vocals by Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer and has never before been commercially released in the US.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Jerry GarciaGARCIA
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Limited edition White 180g vinyl with individually numbered, foil stamped packaging. Audio remastered from the original reels. Garcia was the first solo studio album by Grateful Dead founding member Jerry Garcia, originally released in 1972. Six songs featured on the release would go on to become staples of the Grateful Dead repertoire. When originally released, Garcia reached 35 in Billboard’s album charts—the highest charting release of Garcia’s solo career. Original cover art/design by Bob Seidemann (Blind Faith – s/t, Jackson Browne – Late for the Sky, Neil Young – On The Beach).

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

GenesisFROM GENESIS TO REVELATION
Format: 12″ Vinyl

This is the first time this album has been released on vinyl since the original release in 1974. Features the original Genesis lineup of Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips and Peter Gabriel.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Gram Parsons180 GRAM: ALTERNATE TAKES FROM GP AND GRIEVOUS ANGEL

2LP vinyl release of audio sourced from “The Complete Reprise Sessions” released in 2005. Contains a postcard insert at the request of Gram’s daughter, Polly Parsons, for the Hickory Wind Ranch Recovery Community. Foil numbering.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Grateful DeadLIVE AT HAMPTON COLISEUM

Live 2LP set from the band’s first appearance at the legendary Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA on 5/4/79. The first-ever release of these tapes/this show in any format. Numbered, artwork by Kyle Fields

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Joan Jett and the BlackheartsGLORIOUS RESULTS OF A MISSPENT YOUTH
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Limited, numbered, PINK vinyl. “Cherry Bomb”, “I Love You Love Me Love”, “Frustrated”, “Hold Me”, “Long Time”, “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Baby”, “I Need Someone”, “Love Like Mine”, “New Orleans”, “Someday”, “Push and Stomp”, “I Got No Answers”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

NirvanaPENNYROYAL TEA/I HATE MYSELF AND WANT TO DIE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Original plans for the single in 1994 were cancelled due to Kurt Cobain’s death. “Pennyroyal Tea”/”I Hate Myself and Want To Die”

Jimmy Page & The Black CrowesLIVE AT THE GREEK

Exclusive – red, clear, blue 3-disc vinyl pressing with gold sticker

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The RamonesMELTDOWN WITH THE RAMONES
Format: 10″ Vinyl

First released in the Uk in 1980 as a promotional-only sampler. Released for the first time ever in the States on navy vinyl. “Have Something To Do”, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (LP Version)”, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”, “Questioningly (LP Version)”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

SoundgardenSUPERUNKNOWN: THE SINGLES

Features 22 tracks including “Black Hole Sun”, “My Wave,” and “Spoonman”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band - SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD/BABY PLEASE DON’T GO
Format: 7″ Vinyl

A stunning recreation of the 1977 7″ of Ronnie Spector and The E Street Band. Recorded at CBS studios in NYC, this 7″ was produced by Sugar Miami Steve (aka Steve Van Zandt) and is the only title credited to the “The E Street Band.” Billy Joel wrote the song “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” with Ronnie and the Ronettes in mind and recognizing this tribute, it was only fitting Ronnie record her own version! Yes, that is Bruce on acoustic guitar on “Say Goodbye To Hollywood.” The B Side is the Van Zandt original, “Baby Please Don’t Go.”. Numbered

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Bruce SpringsteenAMERICAN BEAUTY
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Four previously unreleased songs. TRACK LISTING: 1) “American Beauty” 2) “Cold Spot” 3) “Hurry Up Sundown” 4) “Hey Blue Eyes”

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

The YardbirdsLITTLE GAMES
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Originally recorded in 1967. British import. Reissued on psychedelic spattered vinyl, cut from the 1992 stereo remix.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Frank ZappaDON’T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW/DOWN IN DE DEW
Format: 7″ Vinyl

“Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” FZ 1974 single edit reissue | “Down In De Dew” FZ 1973 Alternate Mix – Previously unreleased

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

AerosmithDRAW THE LINE Reissue
Format: 12″ Vinyl

180g reissue of original album. Numbered

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

AerosmithNIGHT IN THE RUTS Reissue
Format: 12″ Vinyl

180g reissue of original album. Numbered

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

AerosmithROCKS Reissue
Format: 12″ Vinyl

180g reissue of original album. Numbered

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

AerosmithROCK IN A HARD PLACE Reissue
Format: 12″ Vinyl

180g reissue of original album. Numbered

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Johnny CashWITH HIS HOT AND BLUE GUITAR Reissue
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar is the debut album of country singer Johnny Cash. Released in 1957, it was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips’ Sun Records label. Currently out of print, the album is being remastered and reissued on an exclusive blue color vinyl for Record Store Day. This limited edition pressing of 3,000 units will be numbered with a foil stamp on each jacket.

Dinosaur, Jr.VISITORS Reissue

From 1985 to 1990, Maura Jasper was the go-to artist for “ear-bleeding country” trio Dinosaur Jr. From “Repulsion” to their self-titled debut LP, from You’re Living All Over Me to “Freak Scene,” from Bug to “Just Like Heaven,” and on posters, videos, and t-shirts, the Dinosaur Jr. look was born of Jasper’s love for Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch and English anarchist Gee Vaucher. Collected inside are Dinosaur Jr.’s first four singles, a bonus fifth 7″ pairing “Show Me The Way” with a cover of the Byrds’ “Feel A Whole Lot Better,” plus a Jasper-penned essay on her creative process and a book of unused work from the period.

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Record Store Day Release, 2014

Jimi HendrixLIVE AT MONTEREY Reissue
Format: 12″ Vinyl

180g reissue of original album. Numbered. SIDE ONE: “Killing Floor”, “Foxey Lady”, “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Rock Me Baby”, “Hey Joe SIDE TWO: “Can You See Me”, “The Wind Cries Mary”, “Purple Haze”, “Wild Thing”

The Cleveland record stores participating this year include Blue Arrow Records & Music Saves in Collinwood, Loop in Tremont and The Exchange in Cleveland Heights. Click here to see the full list of participating Ohio stores.

Keep in mind, it’s up to the record store’s discretion which albums from the release list that they’ll carry and how many they’ll carry – so keep up to date with them and with us as we get closer to the big day.

- Erin Fox / WNCX Cleveland
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