Record Store Day comes once a year, and for many collectors it is like Christmas. The number of releases available on the third Saturday of April grows each year, creating the thrill of a chase for those after the most limited titles and a chance to celebrate peoples love of vinyl.
While many of the titles are gone within minutes of going on sale, we do see a number of releases from years gone by here at eil.com. If there was something you missed out on over the years, it is worth browsing our Record Store Day stock as we may have what you are looking for. Not to mention that it isn’t out of the ordinary for us to acquire the occasional test pressing of RSD titles, which make for an extra special collectable.
Below are just a few of the highlights we have have in stock now.
DAVID BOWIE Starman (Rare 2012 UK Record Store Day exclusive 40th Anniversary limited edition 7″ Picture Disc single, featuring the original single version and Top Of The Pops version recorded on 6 July 1972. Housed in a sticker sealed clear PVC sleeve, limited to 2000 copies only in the UK £395
Marc Bolan – Electric Sevens 2 – At The BBC: Rare Set Of Test Pressings for the Limited Edition 2014 UK Record Store Day FOUR x 7″ vinyl set, featuring archive recordings drawn from three BBC Top Gear sessions from May 1969 to October 1970, as well asrarities like the Woodland Bop (Medley) for John Peel’s Sunday Concert on the 10th of December 1970 & three instrumental backing tracks mixed for the Radio 1 Club on the 2nd of March 1971. Each part boasts a plain white label with only ‘sideA’ printed detail & each record is housed in a plain die-cut reference sleeve. These were pressed in tiny amounts purely to test the sonics & were never intended for sale to the public! £195
Prince – Pop Life: Test Pressing for the 2017 US Record Store Day exclusive 12″ maxi-single on Heavyweight Vinyl, originally released in 1985. Features the 6:16 Fresh Dance Mix as well as Sheila E’s 6:38 Fresh Dance Mix of Hello. The labels areplain white & this disc was made in tiny numbers purely to test the sonics, never intended for sale to the general public. The vinyl is ‘as new’ £150
Find more Record Store Day releases over in our store.