Record Store Day 2015 won’t be here until April 18, but plenty of collectible vinyl exclusives are just around the corner.
Record Store Day just announced its hit list for Nov. 28 — aka Black Friday — and there are dozens of vinyl goodies worth setting the post-Thanksgiving alarm for, even if you’d prefer to stay a healthy distance away from Sears, Walmart, Target, etc. on the apex of the holiday shopping season.
There are plenty of artists you’d expect to see on a Record Store Day roster. We picked out some of the highlights: the Beatles’ 1964 EP Long Tall Sally, the Morrissey-curated Ramones “best of” collection, an EP of early New Order cuts, OutKast’s “Player’s Ball” on 10-inch vinyl, the Flaming Lips’ Imagene Peise — Atlas Eets Christmas, a Miles Davis 10-inch box set, the Doors’ John Densmore and Shepard Fairey’s “Ghost Song” 12-inch, and Phil Spector’s girl group compilation, A Christmas Gift For You, on colored vinyl. On the clothing front, there’s even a series of Neil Young shirts depicting some of his album covers.
And then there are the artists you’d never expect to get down with Record Store Day: 5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled debut album is out on 12-inch picture disc, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” on 12-inch, and Ed Sheeran with a 7-inch featuring “Thinking Out Loud” and “I’m a Mess.”
A complete list of the selections is available on Record Store Day’s official web site. Keep in mind, though, that most of these titles are being released in very limited runs (a thousand copies or less) and some may only be available in certain regions.