This year, Record Store Day is socially distanced with two Drops set.. 12 June and 17 July.
12 June expect a Record Store Day Lite – limited edition records, deals and discounts, crate digging, live music… PLUS sanitiser, maybe appointments for morning visits, maybe one way systems with marshals and definitely socially distanced queues and store max capacities. We still need to be careful. Expect a great day, but all a bit more gentle, as suits the times.
17 July expect a ‘dig for treasures day’ with limited edition records and deals and discounts, but with less of the live music and partying. UPDATE: with the lockdown in Melbourne, many stores moved their live music to 17 July.
Check with your favourite stores what they plan to do to make it fun but keep us all safe.
And here are the lists!
- CHECK THE DATES! There are two dates this year: 12 June and 17 July. Around two thirds of the releases are set for 12 June, but some will wait for 17 July. Check the release dates for the titles you have on your wish list. UPDATE: some of the delayed June titles will be available in July.
- The lists are pulled off the record companies trade order systems and dropped into Excel. This is not a happy match. Don’t try to print them out as they can go skewiff or are pages and pages long.
- No, we can’t combine them into one list. Not unless someone wants to retype them. Due to the aforesaid tech issue, they won’t merge happily either. Yes, I know the UK and the US do this but they have a completely different process to us. They require artists to apply to be an official release. We don’t. We welcome everyone who wants to participate.
- Yes we appreciate you’re worried you might not get the releases you want but being limited is the point of the exercise. It’s a treasure hunt! For fans and collectors!
One list to rule them all. Almost. Celestia’s Magic List is here. Who is Celestia? She’s an amazing record collector who (for fun) decided to make all the lists into one list. Note to reading this list: some of the titles are listed more than once. This may be because they have more than one distributor in Australia. You need to know this because it can explain price differences between stores. It may also be that for some reason an older title is available from two different labels. And that Monkees release that’s listed many time: it has a gazillion different colour combos and they’re all listed separately.
What is missing? Anything local. Anything that no-one has told us about. This can include indie bands (who tend not to tell us about their RSD releases….) or any late additions or any of the laggards from RSD1 in June.
These are the separate lists.
- MGM- weblink or Excel list
- Inertia and Warner- two lists: one for June and one for July
- Sony – July list here
- Universal Music
Other Australian indie releases:
- Ruel: three 7″ singles: Painkiller, Dazed and Confused, and As Long As You Care for RSD on 17 July
- Ocean Alley – two releases: Lost Tropics for RSD on 12 June and Lonely Diamond – Live in Studio for RSD on 17 July
- X – Aspirations – limited edition of 300 copies on clear vinyl – RSD 1 on 12 June
- Kevin Carmody – Pillars of Society LP – limited edition of 300 copies on red vinyl – RSD 1 on 12 June
- Slowly Slowly – Chapter 2 – RSD on 12 June.