The release list for the 2021 Record Store Day has been unveiled. Here are a few of the exclusive vinyl pieces to look out for:
Pearl Jam will release their Ten classic, “Alive,” as a 12-inch vinyl single and on cassette. Both the disc and the tape will include the original promo single version of “Alive,” plus three B-sides, and a cover of The Beatles‘ “I’ve Got a Feeling.”
Rage Against the Machine‘s The Battle of Mexico City will make its vinyl debut for this year’s RSD. The set was recorded during the band’s first show in Mexico back in 1999.
Evanescence is contributing a vinyl version of The Open Door, the band’s 2006 sophomore album. The Open Door will celebrate its 15th anniversary later this year.
RSD 2021 will also include exclusive releases from AC/DC, Alkaline Trio, Avatar, AWOLNATION, Beastie Boys, Bastille, Beck, Muse‘s Matt Bellamy, Black Sabbath, Bush, Cold War Kids, The Cure, Deftones, Dio, Escape the Fate, Twenty One Pilots, Garbage, Gorillaz, HAIM, Judas Priest, iDKHOW, K.Flay, Linkin Park, Mastodon, Mötley Crüe, St. Vincent, Sleeping with Sirens, The Struts, Sublime, and U2, among many, many others.
This year’s Record Store Day will be held over two days: June 12 and July 17. You can view the whole list of releases and participating independent record stores, and check which release is dropping which date, at RecordStoreDay.com.
By Josh Johnson
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