Record Store Day has become a world-wide annual event each April. It’s mostly a day where independent retailers have a chance to promote their product and also receive front page publicity. That shopping day has started to make its way across the calendar. Now the US “Black Friday” Thanksgiving weekend will see limited-edition vinyl releases from Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Dio, Alice Cooper and Anthrax for this year’s event.
Organizers published a list of 158 records that will be on sale for a limited time. Here are some of the Rock releases:
Anthrax – ‘Kings Among Scotland‘ 3LP
Cheap Trick – ‘The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983)’ 2LP
Alice Cooper – ‘Live From The Astroturf‘ Full Performance LP
Dio – ‘Holy Diver Live at 35‘ 12-inch vinyl
Guns N’ Roses – ‘Shadow Of Your Love‘ 7-inch vinyl
Iggy & The Stooges – ‘Rare Power‘ LP
Joan Jett – ‘Bad Reputation (Music From the Original Motion Picture)’ LP
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Burning of the Midnight Lamp Mono’ EP 7-inch vinyl
Rage Against the Machine – ‘Live & Rare’ 2LP
Keith Richards – ‘Run Rudolph Run (40th Anniversary)’ 12-inch vinyl
Weezer – ‘Africa’ 10-inch shaped picture disc vinyl
In a statement, RSD said, “We work year-round with labels, artists and distribution companies to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sell you records and other things that make you happy.” The statement continued, “Everything you find at a record store would be a great gift for someone, so being part of that holiday shopping season, and the biggest shopping day of the year makes sense to us.”
Black Friday takes place in participating outlets on Nov. 23.