Bingo Hand Job, Elton John, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, John Lennon and The Rolling Stones are just a smattering of the legendary artists with rare releases to their name for Record Store Day 2019.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Elton John’s historic first tour of Russia – he was the first Western rock star to ever perform in the country. The show in Moscow, on 28 May 1979, also features Ray Cooper and was broadcast on BBC radio in the UK and it can now be savoured on Record Store Day 2019 as the double-disc, clear vinyl Live From Moscow.
Another RSD 2019 release liable to be much sought after is the enigmatic Bingo Hand Job’s Live At The Borderline 1991. For many years, no witnesses of a Bingo Hand Job gig could be found. No recordings existed. Yet, when it was announced that the enigmatic band and some unusual friends would play London’s 200-capacity club, The Borderline, on 14 and 15 March 1991, tickets were quickly sold out, traded and re-sold at unreasonable prices.
Who were these guys only known as The Doc, Raoul, Ophelia and Stinky (with friends Spanish Charlie, Conrad and Violet)? Legendary, colossal and now of mythical proportions, the second night – March 15, 1991 – is finally and officially released for the very first, and only time.
Also for the first time on vinyl is the legendary 1982 Newcastle BBC In Concert performance by Dexys Midnight Runners. A turning point in the band’s career the concert features a host of the finest Dexys tracks as well as introducing the audience to the band’s new “Celtic” sound, including ‘Geno’, ‘Let’s Make This Precious’, ‘Jackie Wilson Said’ and ‘The Celtic Soul Brothers’. The concert introduces the Emerald Express string section and the audience are treated to the not heard before ‘Come On Eileen’ – listen to the reaction after. The LP set finishes with four tracks from a David Jensen session from the same year.
Additionally, The Rolling Stones have announced a brand new, limited-edition release, available to purchase for one day only on Record Store Day 2019. ‘She’s A Rainbow (Live)’ will be released as a special limited-edition coloured 10” vinyl. This previously unreleased, live version of the classic Stones track was recorded at Paris’ U Arena during the band’s ‘No Filter’ tour in October 2017.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Pearl Jam are Record Store Day 2019 ambassadors and, in its 12th year, Record Store Day continues to champion the culture of the independent record store, offering music lovers the chance to pick up exclusive releases and support their favourite record store at the same time.
Here is a selection of some of Record Store Day 2019’s most exclusive releases:
Elton John – Live From Moscow (2LP, Clear Vinyl)
The Police – ‘Message In A Bottle’ (2 x 7″ Singles)
Violent Femmes – Hallowed Ground (LP)
Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign (Mono LP)
Rolling Stones – High Tide Green Grass (Big Hits Vol. 1) (Green Vinyl)
Rolling Stones – Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (Orange Vinyl)
The Courteneers – Falcon (White Vinyl)
Stereophonics – Live From Dakota (2LP – White Vinyl)
The Charlatans – Us And Us Only (Transparent Vinyl)
Monty Python – Life Of Brian (Picture Disc)
The Specials feat Saffiyah Khan & Amy Winehouse – ‘10 Commandments’ /’You’re Wondering Now’ (7” single)
Ronnie Lane – At The BBC (2LP – Purple Vinyl)
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – At The BBC 1982 (2LP, Green Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy – Black Rose (2LP)
Chase & Status – No More Idols (2LP, Yellow Vinyl)
Robyn – Body Talk (2LP, Coloured Vinyl)
Keane – ‘Sovereign Light Café (Dave Fridmann Sessions)’ / ‘Disconnected’ (Green 7” single)
Def Leppard – Story So Far Hits/B Sides (2LP)
Roxy Music – Roxy Music Remixed (2 X 12” singles)
U2 – The Europa EP (12” Black Vinyl single)
John Lennon – Imagine [Raw Studio Mixes] (LP)
David Bowie – The World Of David Bowie (LP)
The Mod-ettes – The Story So Far (LP)
Louis Armstrong – Disney Songs the Satchmo Way (LP)
Rush – Hemispheres (LP, Picture Disc)
Weezer – Dusty Gems: The B-Sides (LP, Translucent Blue and White Swirl Vinyl)
Charlie Parker – Charlie Parker With Strings: The Alternate Takes (LP, Blue Vinyl)
Sublime – Nugs: The Best Of The Box (Red & Yellow Starburst Vinyl LP)
Frank Zappa – The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa (Clear Vinyl LP)
Bingo Hand Job – Live At The Borderline 1991 (2LP)
Stu Phillips – Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack) (2LP)
Michael Glacchino – Star Trek (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP)
Various Artists – Boy Meets Girl: Classic Stax Duets (2LP)
Various Artists – Stax Does The Beatles (2LP)
Various Artists – Poppies: Assorted Finery From The First Psychedelic Age (Translucent Red Vinyl)
Various Artists – Office Space OST (LP, Red Vinyl)
Various Artists – Simply Sherman: Disney Hits from the Sherman Brothers (LP)
Various Artists – The Northern Soul Scene (RSD) (2LP)
Various Artists – The Mod Scene (RSD) (2LP)
Various Artists – The Freakbeat Scene (RSD) (2LP)
Various Artists – The R&B Scene (RSD) (2LP)
Various Artists – The Psychedelic Scene (RSD) (2LP)
Various Artists – Mickey Mouse Disco (LP).
For further information on all Record Store Day 2019 releases and to discover a full list of participating retailers and releases, please visit the event’s official website.