Limited-edition vinyl discs from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors and U2 are among the exclusive releases that’ll be available at independent record stores for the 2022 installment of Record Store Day.
The Rolling Stones’ Record Store Day offering is a 50th anniversary reissue of their classic 1972 two-LP compilation More Hot Rocks, pressed on glow-in-the-dark vinyl.
The Who are releasing an expanded 40th anniversary reissue of their 1982 album It’s Hard. The two-LP collection features bonus tracks, and one orange and one yellow disc.
The Doors are issuing a four-LP collection culled from last year’s deluxe 50th anniversary reissue of L.A. Woman featuring over two-and-a-half hours of outtakes that appeared as bonus content on the 2021 release.
U2’s offering is a vinyl single that features two versions each of the rarities “A Celebration” and “Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl,” including a previously unreleased studio outtake of “A Celebration.”
This year’s Record Store Day features over 320 titles in all, including releases from Alice in Chains, Allman Brothers Band, Asia, Bad Company, David Bowie, Chicago, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, Peter Gabriel, Billy Gibbons, The Grateful Dead, Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett, Joan Jett, Elton John, Judas Priest, The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, Motorhead, Stevie Nicks, Pearl Jam, Iggy Pop, Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Santana, Slash, Patti Smith, Ringo Starr and Pete Townshend.
Record Store Day 2022 takes place April 23. Additionally, organizers are setting aside June 18 as a “safety net” drop date for any planned release that can’t make it to stores by April 23 due to issues including manufacturing or shipping delays, which have been prevalent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the full list of releases and participating stores, visit RecordStoreDay.com.
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