This year’s Record Store Day will, unsurprisingly, find a way to pay tribute to David Bowie, but other exclusive releases for the April 16 retail event will range from Bob Dylan to Madonna to Muse.
Three Bowie releases will arrive – two limited picture discs (the 40th anniversary edition of “TCV15” and the German-only cover artwork of “The Man Who Sold the World”) as well as a 12-inch EP called “I Dig Everything,” which contains six Bowie songs recorded in 1966.
Dylan’s “Melancholy Mood,” which was previously only available in Japan, will make its debut, though songs including “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “That Old Black Magic” also appear on his upcoming album of standards, “Fallen Angels.”
Madonna fans will relish the release of “Like a Virgin an Other Hits,” a Japanese specialty from 1984, while the musical representatives of Record Store Day, Metallica, will issue “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica!” from a 2003 performance at the Bataclan in France. Proceeds will benefit charity.
Other familiar names consumers will see on April 16 are Andra Day (her 12-inch EP showcases a series of unreleased live performances of songs from “Cheers to the Fall”); The Flaming Lips (“Lightning Strikes the Postman,” an alternate mix of the “Clouds Taste Metallic” album featuring an original Wayne Coyne comic, and a limited edition eight-LP set); Johnny Cash (two full-length albums –“Best of the Johnny Cash Show” and “All Aboard the Blue Train”); Mumford & Sons (“There Will Be Time,” a previously only South African release with Baaba Maal); and Muse (limited-edition U.K. import picture disc with a paper drone insert).
WHERE TO GO ON RECORD STORE DAY
Atlanta-area establishments participating in Record Store Day are:
Criminal Records – 1154-A Euclid Ave. N.E.; http://criminalatl.com/
Wax’n’Facts – 432 Moreland Ave.; http://www.waxnfacts.com/
Beatlab – 464 Moreland Ave. N.E .- Suite B ; http://www.beatlabusa.com/
Fantasyland Records – 360 Pharr Road N.E.; http://fantasylandrecords.com/
Moods Music/Little 5 Soul – 1131 Euclid Ave. N.E.; http://www.moodsmusic.net/