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ABBA, The Rolling Stones, Elton John Confirm Exclusives For Record Store Day 2018

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Exclusive vinyl releases from superstar artists including ABBA, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa and Soundgarden have been confirmed among the special one-off releases for Record Store Day 2018, which this year takes place on Saturday, 21 April.

Among the cream of the Record Store Day 2018 crop are a clear/splatter pattern 7” single of ABBA’s ‘Summer Night City’; a clear vinyl edition of Elton John’s ‘Good Morning To The Night’; a coloured vinyl pressing of Frank Zappa’s Lumpy Gravy: Primordial; a coloured vinyl edition of The Rolling Stones’ psych-pop classic Their Satanic Majesties Request and a double-disc coloured vinyl edition of Soundgarden’s A-Sides Collection.

The Record Store Day 2018 exclusives thus far confirmed are as follows:

‘Summer Night City’ (Clear/Yellow Splatter 7”)

Bobbie Gentry
Live At The BBC (LP)

Chaka Demus & Pliers
‘Tease Me’ (12” Yellow Vinyl)

Chet Faker
Thinking In Textures (LP, smoke swirled clear vinyl)

The Courteeners
St Jude (LP Coloured Vinyl)

The Cure
Mixed Up (2LP Picture Disc)

The Cure
Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 (2LP Picture Disc)

David Bowie
David Bowie (2LP Coloured Vinyl)

David Sylvian
Dead Bees On A Cake (2LP Coloured)

Def Leppard
‘Live From Abbey Road’ (12″ Single)

‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’ (12” Red Vinyl)

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella At Zardi’s (2LP, pink & blue opaque blue vinyl)

Elton John
Good Morning To The Night (LP Clear Vinyl)

1984 (LP Coloured Vinyl)

Frank Zappa
Lumpy Gravy: Primordial (LP Coloured Vinyl)

Gloria Gaynor
‘I Will Survive’ [12” Disco Version]/‘Substitute’ [12” Disco Version] (12” Black Vinyl)

Killing Joke
Absolute Dissent (2LP, coloured vinyl)

Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On [45th Anniversary Edition] (LP Red Vinyl)

Ocean Colour Scene
Marchin’ Already (2LP Coloured)

The Police
‘Roxanne’ (7”)

Public Image Limited
Live At Brixton Academy 1986 (2LP)

Roger Taylor
‘Journey’s End’ (10” Single)

The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request (LP Coloured Vinyl)

Sandy Denny
Like An Old Fashioned Waltz (LP Coloured Vinyl)

‘Oh Carolina’ (7” Green Vinyl)

Soft Cell
‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ (12” Single)

A-Sides (2LP Coloured Vinyl)

The Best Of, The Rest Of (2LP Coloured)

’89 Vision’ (10”)

Bolan Boogie
(LP Coloured)

Various Artists
Motown Funk Volume 2 (2LP Coloured Vinyl)

The Who
The Kids Are Alright (2LP Coloured Vinyl).

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on 19 April 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store – the staff, the customers, and the artists – to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet-and-greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point.

Find your local record store here



  1. Andrew Boardman

    March 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Pre order date?

    • George

      March 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      The way to buy the vinyl is to turn up in person to your participating record shop on 21st April and beyond.
      Later you will see releases online sometimes at inflated prices.
      Hope this helps.

  2. Danilo

    March 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Where can I buy this records in Italy?

    • McKendrick

      March 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      USA only, no pre-orders – turn up at the shop on the day. You ^might* be lucky.

  3. Paul

    March 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Danilo, At the end of the article, click on the link in “Find your local record store here.” Under the Zip Code search box, click on “International Sales” and pick your country.

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