Record Store Day 2016 is just over five weeks away, and they have published the complete list of releases for this year. If you’ve been following along with our Facebook or Twitter pages, you may have noticed some of our releases being announced over the last couple weeks…
This just might be the best Record Store Day yet, at least when it comes to ORG Music releases. We’re very excited about all seven of these records that are coming to an independent record store near you on April 16th:
This limited edition compilation LP was curated from the classic Sun Record Company catalog by participating RSD stores, and marks the third installment of our Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day series. This year’s release showcases the “other” side of Sun Records, focussing on obscure soul, garage, and psychedelic gems, rather than the classic rockabilly sound that is typically associated with the label. This Record Store Day 2016 exclusive release is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and features songs from artists like Betty Lavette, The Twiggs, and U.S. Apple Corps.
More Product in a Different Compilation showcases the best of The Buzzcocks’ recordings for United Artists Records on two LPs. The compilation covers the short time span between 1978 and 1980, when the band released three albums and some thirteen singles. In this period, the Buzzcocks scored instant classics with songs such as “What Do I Get,” “Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’tve),” and “Love You More”. Limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide, this color vinyl 2xLP set was pressed exclusively for Record Store Day 2016.
Receiving its first ever vinyl release, Spaceways features live performances by Sun Ra and his Arkestra from New York City in 1966 and 1968. Free and “spacey” as ever, the recordings capture Sun Ra in his element with over a dozen Arkestra members backing him up. Remastered and pressed on a psychedelic swirl color vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2016, the release is limited to 2,500 copies worldwide.
Get Me Home for Tea is a compilation featuring rare psychedelic and freakbeat tracks from the U.K. in the late 1960’s. The selections were compiled from the catalog of Parlophone Records, the label that brought you The Beatles (among many other great groups). The LP features some of England’s earliest psychedelic bands like Tomorrow, as well as Jeff Lynne’s early project, The Idle Race. The release comes on a psychedelic swirl color vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2016.
Il Sogno Del Marinaio (translated as “The Sailor’s Dream”) is a collaboration between bassist Mike Watt and Italian musicians, Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi. The Whistling EP features the first new music from the band since their 2014 release, Canto Secondo. The three song EP will be pressed on a vinyl 7″, limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, exclusively for Record Store Day 2016. Half of the pressing, randomly selected, will come on white color vinyl.
The third and final installment of Thelonious Monk’s London Collection, his last recording session as a band leader, finally gets its time to shine on vinyl. The recording features the legendary pianist/composer on six solo performances as well as five numbers with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey. It was remastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on transparent 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany, exclusively for Record Store Day 2016.
All Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash was originally released on Sun Records in 1962. The album features prime selections of the Man In Black’s recordings between 1955 and 1958, including classic songs like “Hey Porter” and “Folsom Prison Blues”. Previously out of press, it’s been remastered and is finally coming back to life, appropriately, with this blue color vinyl release. This Record Store Day 2016 exclusive pressing is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.