Record Store Day 2017: Exclusive Releases From Prince, David Bowie, and More

The 10th annual event hits participating independent vendors on April 22

March 22, 2017
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The full list of exclusive releases available on Record Store Day 2017—an event celebrating independent music vendors—has been revealed. It includes unreleased box sets, singles, LPs, and more from a variety of legendary musicians, including recently departed greats David Bowie and Prince.

The 10th annual event takes place on April 22 at an array of participating independent retailers. Record Store Day offerings will come in a variety of formats, too, from cassettes to picture discs to Gary Dell’Abate’s favorite—vinyl.

Former Stern Show guests and Howard 100 featured artists with releases this year include Madonna, Sting, Paul McCartney, Cheap Trick, Neil Young, The Flaming Lips, and Sia. Other huge names include Bruce Springsteen, Rush, Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Yes, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Andre 3000, White Zombie, Alice in Chains, Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, and Miley Cyrus.

Prince’s posthumous releases include seven 12-inch singles—among them a limited edition of “Batdance” off the 1989 “Batman” soundtrack—and a seven-inch picture disc with “Little Red Corvette” and “1999.”

The Bowie records, meanwhile, include “Cracked Actor,” a previously unreleased three-LP set recorded live in Los Angeles in 1974, and “BOWPROMO,” a box set featuring several of the rock icon’s earliest demos.

Record Store Day isn’t strictly limited to music releases, either. Slick Rick is selling a children’s book, while the late George Carlin is releasing a comedy LP.

Check out Record Store Day’s website for a full list of participating retailers and of next month’s releases.

h/t: Rolling Stone

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