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Metallica, Springsteen Announce Record Store Day Releases

Rory, Deep Purple, Bowie also amongst limited edition releases

This year's Record Store Day takes place on 21 April and the bulk of the exclusive limited edition releases have now been announced.

Amongst the picks of the bunch are the 12" vinyl edition of Metallica's Death Magnetic EP, a previously unreleased Bruce Springsteen 7" single version of Rocky Ground b/w The Promise (Live) and a 7" picture disc edition of the Sex Pistols' Anarchy In The UK.

Elsewhere, there's a Rory Gallagher numbered 10" vinyl edition of Stompin' Ground, a 7" single edition of Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water and a double 10" EP set from Pete Townshend called The Quadrophenia Demos, featuring a selection of the demo recordings that featured on last year's Quadrophenia reissue.

Record Store Day celebrates independent record shops all around the world on one day per year. You can get more info at

Here's the pick of the releases:

  • Bob Dylan - Can You Please Crawl Out Of Your Window
    Special RSD 4x 7" boxset release, numbered copies, including a sticker 
  • Bruce Springsteen - Rocky Ground/The Promise (Live) 7"  
  • David Bowie - 
    A Side: David Bowie - Starman (original single version). Stereo
    B Side: David Bowie - Starman (Top Of The Pops version) Originally broadcast on the BBC TV Programme 'Top Of The Pops' on 6/7/72. Mono
    7" Picture Disc
  • Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water 7"
  • Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac 2LP 
  • Genesis - Spot The Pigeon 12" blue vinyl
  • Grateful Dead - Dark Star - Olympia Theatre - Paris, France 5/4/72 
  • Iggy Pop - I'm Bored/African Man (Numbered, Lime Green 7")
  • Janis Joplin - Selections from Pearl Sessions (2x 10" numbered copies)
  • Kate Bush - Lake Tahoe (10" Picture Disc)
  • Metallica - Beyond Magnetic 12" 
  • Pete Townsend - The Quadrophenia Demos:
    EP One: Side 1 - The Real Me (demo), Cut My Hair (demo), Punk (demo) Side 2: Dirty Jobs (demo), Is It In My Head (demo), Any More (demo)
    EP Two: Side 1: I've Had Enough (demo), Drowned (demo), Is It Me (demo) Side 2: Dr Jimmy (demo), Love Reign O'er Me (demo) Two exclusive 10" vinyl Eps featuring a selection of demos from the recent, critically acclaimed box set reissue - Quadrophenia: 'The Director's Cut' 
  • Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop/Havana Affair (7", sire house bag)
  • Rory Gallagher - Stompin' Ground (10", numbered copies)
  • Sex Pistols - Anarchy In the UK (7" picture disc)
  • Squackett (Chris Squire/Steve Hackett) - Sea Of Smiles (45 edit)/Perfect Love Song (7")
  • Steven Wilson  - Catalogue/Preserve/Amass
  • T. Rex - A: telegram Sam, B: metal Guru (7" single picture sleeve, coloured vinyl)
  • T Rex - Electric Warrior
    HOT LOVE: Hot Love (single version), Unnamed Instrumental aka 'A Lot Of Rubbish' O/T, Hot Love - No Strings 
    GET IT ON: Get It On (album version), Raw Rump - (London demo version), Get It On (acoustic demo)
    JEEPSTER: Jeepster (album version) Life's A Gas (electric demo), Jeepster (electric demo) BBC EP: Sailors Of The Highway (BBC Radio 1 Club 3rd August 1971), Girl (BBC Radio 1 Club 3rd August 1971), Electric Boogie (BBC Radio 1 Club - 20th July 1971)
    4x 7" Box Set
  • The Beatles - 1's Singles Collection 
    4 x 7" Singles in Tin Box  
  • The Clash - London Calling Special digitally re-mastered new version by Mick Jones and Bill Price (7")
  • The Cult - Lucifer/For The Animals (7" exclusive picture disc vinyl press)
  • The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane/Rock & Roll 7"
  • The White Stripes - Handsprings/Red Death At 6.14 (7" ltd to red/black swirl just for RSD)

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