Warner Bros. Records Announces Exclusive Vinyl Releases For 12th Anniversary of Record Store Day
by BWW News Desk
Warner Bros. Records proudly announces its exclusive slate of 2019 vinyl releases set to arrive at all participating Independent Record Stores on Saturday, April 13th-universally recognized as Record Store Day (RSD).
This year marks the 12th annual RSD, and Warner Bros. Records returns as an official sponsor. The label and its affiliates commemorate every music lover’s favorite holiday with a bevy of exclusive titles pressed exclusively into the most graceful and beloved music formats of all, vinyl! These very special releases grace the shelves at thousands of independently owned record stores in the U.S. and around the globe for a limited time and usually disappear on the day.
The Warner Bros. Records RSD exclusives for Spring 2019 can be found below:
Green Day: Woodstock 1994 Live – Black vinyl. Limited to 7,550 copies
It’s only taken 25 years for this impressive collection to surface and be pressed into glorious vinyl and be made available for the first time-ever! And just in time for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Green Day release their historic 1994 live set on single black vinyl in a four color board sleeve. You can practically hear the mud amidst the pop punk classics.
Woodstock 1994 Live track listing:
Welcome To Paradise
One Of My Lies
When I Come Around
The Flaming Lips: Kings Mouth – Solid Gold vinyl. Limited to 4,000 copies
The Flaming Lips will unveil their 15th studio album King’s Mouth exclusively on Record Store Day as a 12-inch colored vinyl. This will be the only configuration of the title in the marketplace until July.
The Clash’s Mick Jones offers narration throughout in what promises to be yet another trip from the iconoclastic outfit.
Eric Clapton: One More Car One More Rider – Clear Vinyl. Limited to 3,000 copies
In a never-before-released format, Eric Clapton’s platinum-certified eighth live album One More Car One More Rider will be available on three 12-inch vinyls in a triple gatefold board jacket. This classic live collection features recordings captured during a summer 2001 two-night stand at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Goo Goo Dolls: Topography – 5 x Colored vinyl. Limited to 1,100 copies
The global vinyl debut of the albums Let Love In, Gutterflower, and Something For the Rest of Us. This five-vinyl set also includes the triple-platinum classic Dizzy Up The Girl and Magnetic. Each vinyl comes in a different color sheathed in its own slipcase.
The Gorillaz: The Fall- Green vinyl album. Limited to 5,000 copies.
The U.S. vinyl debut of Gorillaz’ fourth album, which was originally recorded on co-founder Damon Albarn’s iPad and first released in 2010 as a streaming exclusive on the band’s web site. It comes on forest green vinyl in a four color board sleeve.
Emmylou Harris: Studio Albums Collection – 5 x Black vinyl. Limited to 1,100 copies
This set of studio albums includes the classics: Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Cimarron, Last Day, and White Shoes. It also contains a bonus 45-rpm single track “That Lovin’ Feeling’ Again” with Roy Orbison b/w “Mr. Sandman.”
Houndmouth: California Voodoo, Part II – 7 inch vinyl. Limited to 3,000 copies
California Voodoo, Part II is Houndmouth’s second installment of state-sponsored witchcraft featuring two unreleased songs. “Talk Of The Town” is an indie music myth. Neither the time nor the place ever seemed quite right to release the track… until now. Written by maestro Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen) and the late, great Richard Swift, Houndmouth’s version of “Talk” features synth-y bass, foot-stomping drums and fuzzy guitar riffs that linger in your head.
Accompanying the collab track is one from Houndmouth’s Shane Cody appropriately titled “Shane’s Song.” The percussion focus here is tastefully accessorized by smooth guitar licks and Cody’s falsetto. Crescendoing into a dizzying whirlwind, “Shane’s Song” takes heartbreak and makes a beautiful sound for all to enjoy.
Mastodon: Stairway To Nick John -10 inch vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta hard rock juggernaut Mastodon recorded Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” to pay homage to their late longtime manager Nick John, who passed away after a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2018. As Zeppelin remained John’s favorite act, Mastodon chose the band’s opus to honor him. All proceeds benefit charity. Side A features a studio version of “Stairway To Heaven,” and Side B includes a live version. This will be permanently exclusive to RSD as a 10-inch vinyl.
My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade is Dead (Live In Mexico)
Never-before-heard in this format, My Chemical Romance releases a double vinyl in a gatefold of the gold-certified The Black Parade is Dead (Live in Mexico). The seminal live recording from their legendary Black Parade tour comes complete with a Death Certificate. Side N*E*R*D features 3 bonus tracks.
The next eight titles are part of Warner Bros. Records’ The Sound Of Movies series and represent some of the most collectable Original Motion soundtracks brought back to life dues to popular demand and featuring tracks from many WBR artists and then some.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Malcom X – Red Vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The U.S. vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the Academy® Award-nominated classic Malcom X by director Spike Lee. Featuring timeless soul from Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more, it comes on a translucent red vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – New Jack City – Silver vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The U.S. vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film New Jack City. Featuring contributions from Ice-T, Queen Latifah, and more, it comes on a silver vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – House of Wax – Coke bottle clear vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film House of Wax. Featuring The Prodigy with Juliette Lewis, Deftones, Disturbed, and more, this release arrives as two 12-inch coke bottle clear records in a single pocket board jacket with etching.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Coneheads – Yellow vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the comedy Coneheards. Featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., and more, it comes on a yellow vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Transformers – Purple vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the franchise starting blockbuster Transformers. It comes on a purple vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Transformers Revenge of The Fallen – Green Vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the blockbuster sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Featuring Linkin Park, it comes on a double sided green vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Transformers Dark of the Moon – Brown vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the third Transformers film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Featuring Linkin Park, Paramore, and more, it comes on a brown vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Howard Stern Private Parts – Blue vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies
The global vinyl debut of the platinum-certified Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film Howard Stern Private Parts. Featuring Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, and more, this release comes with two 12-inch blue records in a single pocket board jacket with etching.
About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), celebrating the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.