Next Saturday is one of the most exciting days of the year. That’s right. It’s Record Store Day. The day when artists have special, one-run releases and reissues put out on vinyl. I’ve been attending every year for the past four years or so and it’s quite an experience. Not only in the amount of special releases you can witness but also in the amount of other people you find at independent record stores who are also excited about scooping up special once a year releases.
I been reviewing the list of special releases over at the Record Store Day website to try to prepare myself for what I’d like most. It’s hard to narrow down the options because unfortunately I can’t afford everything I’d like to get but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream. Right?!
So I’ve put together a little dream list whose purpose is not only for me to look back at next week when I’m in the record stores but also to give you some ideas about making your own dream list to help you when you visit a record store near you. So here it goes and don’t forget to send me your dream list if you end up making one or just let me know what you’re most looking forward to getting in the comment section below this post.
This is probably the only one that I will get for sure. Jethro Tull is one of my all time favorite bands and this is the first time the recording of their 1970 concert is being released on vinyl. This concert is before Ian Anderson and the rest of Jethro Tull began to incorporate more Celtic music styles into their songs and mostly focuses on their blues styles from early albums like This Was, Stand Up and Benefit. I’m really looking forward to getting this one.
The rest of these are truly on my dream list and would make me a happy man in addition to the Tull record.
Of course the legend Doc Watson has to be on my list. With his Ballads from the Gap featuring classic tunes like “Roll in my Sweet Baby’s Arms” and “Stack-O-Lee”.
Another legend that cannot be absent from my list. This live album was recorded in 1978 with a bunch of classic Cash tunes.
As I try to build up more of the Jazz genre in my record collection, here are some of the RSD releases that really excite me (man, I wish I could get them all!).
Then there are these releases I’d also love to get my hands on and spin on my record player…
How about you?! What’s on your Record Store Day dream list?