The first of two 2021 Record Store Day “Drops” events takes place this Saturday, June 12, featuring the release of limited-edition vinyl discs at exclusively independent record stores, including offerings from AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Black Sabbath and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
AC/DC’s Record Store Day release is a 12-inch picture disc featuring two songs from the band’s 2020 album Power Up: “Through the Mists of Time” and “Witch’s Spell.”
The Rolling Stones are issuing a 10-inch clear-vinyl single called A Bigger Bang Live that features versions of “Rain Fall Down” and “Rough Justice” recorded at concerts in 2006 and 2005, respectively.
The Who will release a two-LP 40th anniversary edition of their 1981 album Face Dances, that’s pressed on colored vinyl and features bonus tracks.
Black Sabbath is issuing picture-disc versions of its respective 1980 and 1981 studio albums, Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules, both of which feature Ronnie James Dio taking over for Ozzy Osbourne on lead vocals.
Petty & the Heartbreakers’ RSD contribution is a reimagined version of their 1996 soundtrack album Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s the One,” titled Angel Dream. The LP, which features four previously unreleased tracks, is pressed on cobalt-blue vinyl.
The June 12 installment of Record Store Day 2021 also includes exclusive releases from The Cure, Def Leppard, The Doors, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Elton John, Janis Joplin, The Kinks, Mötley Crüe, Mötorhead, Robert Palmer, Robert Plant, The Police, Iggy Pop, Steely Dan, The Clash‘s Joe Strummer, Styx, U2, Warren Zevon and The Zombies.
The second 2021 Record Store Day event takes place July 17.
Check out the whole list of releases and participating independent record stores at RecordStoreDay.com.
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