WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND AFFILIATED LABELS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES FOR RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2016
EXCLUSIVE VINYL PACKAGES AVAILABLE FROM THE FLAMING LIPS, MUSE, MUDCRUTCH, DEFTONES, GERARD WAY, DISTURBED,
REGINA SPEKTOR, AND MANY MORE
March 8th, 2016 – (Burbank, CA.) – Warner Bros. Records is proud to reveal our exclusive titles that will be available on Saturday, April 16th, universally recognized as Record Store Day. WBR, an official sponsor of RSD, will once again release a cornucopia of aural treasures pressed in 7″ and 12″ vinyl and available exclusively at over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores around the globe.
Our very special, limited-edition Record Store Day exclusives for 2016 are as follows:
Andra Day – Black Vinyl 12″ EP
Grammy nominee Andra Day offers up a previously unreleased live performance of songs from her 2015 album Cheers to the Fall. Side A: “Rise Up,” “Forever Mine,” “Only Love.” Side B: “Gold,” “Rearview,” “Gin & Juice.”
Big Data covers RAC’s “Let Go” and RAC covers Big Data’s “Dangerous.”
Brandy Clark – Green Vinyl 7″ Single
Side A features Clark’s new hit single “Girl Next Door.” Side B features the track “Homecoming Queen,” plus the same song covered by Sheryl Crow. Pressed on green vinyl.
Deftones – B-Sides & Rarities – 2-LP Gold Vinyl (3-sided)
The title says it all: Non-LP tracks and rare cuts collected and pressed onto gold vinyl over three sides with etched artwork on the fourth side of the two discs. Also includes a DVD of Deftones videos, photos, and more. This out-of-print collection is now exclusively available on vinyl for the first time and extremely limited.
Disturbed – 12″ Picture Disc
Side A: Disturbed’s chart-topping cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “The Sound Of Silence” (from their latest #1 album Immortalized). Side B: A previously unreleased instrumental version of “The Sound of Silence.”
Dylan Gardner – White Vinyl 7″ Single
Singer-songwriter and pop artist Dylan Gardner covers The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” on Side A and Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young” on Side B.
Our classic Side By Side 7 Inch Series features both bands’ versions of Talking Heads’ classic 1983 hit “This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody).”
The Flaming Lips: RSD Release #1 – CD & Comic Book:
Lightning Strikes The Postman. This is an alternate mix of the Clouds Taste Metallic album featuring ex-Flaming Lips guitarist, Ronald Jones. Contains an original comic written and illustrated by Wayne Coyne.
The Flaming Lips– RSD Release #2 – Limited Edition 8-LP Set:
Heady Nuggs Volume II: The Second 5 Warner Bros. Records 2006-2012. This expansive volume is the companion piece to the first Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 Box Set. This five-album (on eight discs) limited-edition Box Set is a RSD exclusive comprised of:
At War With The Mystics (2006)
Once Beyond Hopelessness(Christmas On Mars film soundtrack) (2008)
The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon(2009)
The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends(2012)
Foals – Black Vinyl 7″
Limited-edition 7″ single. This double A-side release features the previously unreleased track “Rain,” which was recorded during sessions for Foals’ current album “What Went Down,” along with their interpretation of Mark Ronson’s “Daffodils.”
Fort Minor – The Rising Tied – Coke-bottle Green Vinyl LP
The Rising Tied is the 2005 debut studio album from hip-hop ensemble Fort Minor, Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda‘s side project. This is the first-ever vinyl edition exclusively pressed on Coke-bottle green vinyl for RSD.
Lukas Graham – Clear Vinyl 12″
Lukas Graham’s global smash single “7 Years” on Side A, plus an unreleased live version on Side B.
Linkin Park – Road To Revolution – Red & Black Splatter Vinyl Album + DVD
Now available on vinyl for the first time, the album is numbered and very limited. Pressed on translucent red with black splatter vinyl, it also includes the 2008 Milton Keynes National Bowl live show on DVD.
Mudcrutch – Black Vinyl 7″
Two new songs from Mudcrutch (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon). “Trailer” and “Beautiful World” are from their forthcoming album which will be released later this year.
Muse – 7″ Picture Disc
2016 “Best Rock Album” Grammy Award-winners Muse issue a limited-edition U.K. import picture disc. It features “Reapers” (from the band’s 2015 album Drones) on the A side, and the unreleased “Reapers (Live at Köln)” on the B side. Comes with a paper drone insert.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Kiss My Amps Live Vol.2 – Black Vinyl LP
Kiss My Amps Live Vol. 2 features deep tracks, hits, and handpicked covers recorded live during Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ 2013 tour. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch – Red Vinyl + Bonus 7″
Soviet Kitsch, Spektor’s first major label release in 2004, was named one of the 100 greatest albums of the decade by NME. Pressed on red vinyl, it contains a bonus 7″ single with three additional tracks: “US (video edit),” “Scarecrow & Fungus,” and “december.”
Regina Spektor– Begin To Hope – Deluxe 10th Anniv. 2-LP Set with Special Gold Jacket
Begin To Hope,first released in 2006, is the fourth album by Regina Spektor. This deluxe 10th anniversary limited-edition piece includes a special gold jacket and bonus LP of 10 additional tracks, including the previously unreleased song “Baby Jesus.”
Gerard Way – Pink Vinyl 7″ Single
This colored vinyl 7″ features two previously unreleased tracks from the former My Chemical Romance frontman: “Pinkish” and “Don’t Try.”
Nonesuch Records titles are for RSD 2016 includes:
Nonesuch Records releases the first-ever vinyl edition of Clint Mansell’s haunting score to Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 film Requiem for a Dream, performed by Kronos Quartet. The album, pressed on two 180-gram LPs at Record Industry in the Netherlands, features the original soundtrack, remastered for the release, plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks, as well as a download of the complete album.
Emmylou Harris– Wrecking Ball– Black Vinyl LP
Emmylou Harris’ groundbreaking, Grammy Award-winning album Wrecking Ball returns to vinyl this Record Store Day with material previously unavailable on vinyl. The new edition, available on vinyl in the U.S. for the first-time ever, pressed on three 180-gram discs at Record Industry, includes the original Daniel Lanois-produced album, remastered, along with several bonus tracks first released on the 2014 three-disc Nonesuch reissue of the album, which Uncut Magazine (UK) called “a masterpiece.”
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), celebrating the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
For more about Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com.
And now, The Fine Print:
Sorry friends, there are no promos of Record Store Day titles. Help keep the culture of the Independent Record Store alive and preserve the experience of vinyl for generations to come. Support your love of music on vinyl and the Houses of the Holy local Record Stores on Sat. April 16th. Just like love, vinyl is forever!