Exclusive releases from Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, U2, Kacey Musgraves, and the Rolling Stones headline this year’s Record Store Day, invading independent shops nationwide on April 23.
Swift — who serves as this year’s Record Store Day Global Ambassador — has a pair of releases planned: In addition to her previously announced contribution to the limited edition Portraits of Her compilation, Swift will also press a seven-inch single of her song “The Lakes” backed by the original version of the Folklore bonus track.
Foo Fighters have planned a seven-inch single featuring “Re-Versions” of a pair of Medicine at Midnight tracks (“Making a Fire,” “Chasing Birds”) featuring contributions by Mark Ronson, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, the Dap Kings, and more. U2 will reissue their 1982 single “A Celebration” with a 40th-anniversary 12-inch reissue featuring an outtake and the B-side “Trash, Trampoline, and the Party Girl,” while Stevie Nicks will rerelease her Bella Donna with an additional LP featuring outtakes and B-sides.
On the classic rock front, among the more marquee releases are a 50-anniversary reissue of the Rolling Stones’ More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) that’s pressed on glow-in-the-dark vinyl, Lou Reed’s I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos, a four-LP version of the Doors’ L.A. Woman with outtakes from the 50th-anniversary reissue, David Bowie’s Toy and Brilliant Adventure EPs, and Patti Smith’s two-LP Curated by Record Store Day compilation.
Other exclusives include a picture disc version of Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed, the first vinyl pressing of Childish Gambino’s 2014 Kauai EP, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ Live Seeds two-LP documenting their 1992-93 tour, and the Replacements’ Unsuitable for Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live).
Record Store Day also announced a secondary day of exclusives — June 18 — that will boast reissues of Pearl Jam’s Live on Two Legs, Prince’s The Gold Experience, Miles Davis’ What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83, and more.
Check out the complete list of Record Store Day exclusives at the event’s website.