Brianne Hogan
April 20, 2018 7:00 am
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Record Store Day is an annual event celebrating all things vinyl, and it’s happening this Saturday, April 21st. The rad day is celebrated by record stores across the country — and on every continent but Antarctica. When you swing into your fave record story on Saturday, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all the awesomeness. No problem. We’ve rounded up some of the amazing music deals you can get on Record Store Day.

Record Store Day is not only an opportunity for artists to release original music outside the confines of a large record label, but it’s also a time to get your hands on special releases that are exclusively available at participating indie record stores on that day. So it’s fair to say that there are a lot of special deals happening.

We dug through the crates and found some really awesome exclusives that music lovers will want to get their hands — er, ears — on. They’ll be sold at participating music stores on April 21st. But buyer beware: these are limited releases, which means there aren’t a ton of copies out there. So if you want one, get your butt to your fave music store on Record Store Day.

AALIYAH

“Back & Forth 12” 

With this single, Aaliyah defined herself as an R&B singer to be reckoned with, and it’s being celebrated with a recreation of the original 12″ single release on opaque purple vinyl.

ARCADE FIRE

EP

Die-hard fans of the Canadian band will want to grab this often-overlooked album that’s on vinyl for the first time.

DAVID BOWIE

Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78)

This previously unreleased triple LP is quintessential Bowie.

BROTHERS OSBORNE

Port Saint Joe

This is a special Record Store Day version of their new sophomore album, and will include a free T-shirt with purchase.

THE CURE

Mixed Up

This is a limited-edition double LP picture disc set of The Cure’s 1990 remix album that’s on vinyl for the very first time, exclusively for Record Store Day.

CYPRESS HILL

Black Sunday Remixes

It’s the 25th anniversary of Cypress Hill’s breakthrough album. This LP version includes a “newly compiled stash of rare remixes.”

MILES DAVIS

Rubberband

For this exclusive four-track EP just for Record Store Day, “Rubberband,” the album’s title track, has been updated and remixed.

BOB DYLAN AND THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Dylan & The Dead

The two music legends joined forces in 1987 on tour, and this vinyl features The Grateful Dead backing up Bob Dylan on seven of his classic songs.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

“Sky Full of Song”/”New York Poem (for Polly)” 

The powerhouse singer delivers her single “Sky Full Of Song” on a clear, white-splattered vinyl 7″ and is backed by a recording of “New York Poem (for Polly),” taken from Florence’s first book, Useless Magic.

GLORIA GAYNOR

I Will Survive (12″ Version) 

The ultimate breakup/women’s empowerment song is going vinyl for its 45th anniversary with full 12″ disco versions of both “I Will Survive” and “Substitute” (the original A-side).

NIALL HORAN

Mirrors EP

This four-track vinyl from the former One Direction-er is exclusively being sold for Record Store Day and features title track “Mirrors” as well as “Slow Hands.”

LADY ANTEBELLUM

Heartbreak

This is the country group’s first-ever Record Store Day release, and their 7″ vinyl will feature three songs from their number one album as well as a special acoustic piano  version of “Heart Break”.

MADONNA

First Album 

According to the Record Store Day website, this reissue of a rare 1983 Japanese eight-track picture disc LP of Madonna’s first album includes the original lilac card insert and fold-out page Japanese biography.

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

Juicy 

This limited-edition version of Biggie’s “Juicy” is the first single from the rapper’s legendary debut album and is back on vinyl for the first time since its 1994 release, and is a special exclusive just for Record Store Day.

PRINCE

1999

This reissue of the seven-track single LP version version of Prince’s breakthrough album, featuring “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” has been unavailable on LP for 35 years. Until now.

TAYLOR SWIFT

Taylor Swift has a few vinyl albums out for Record Store Day, including Taylor Swift, Fearless, and 1989, and the albums are all brightly colored — naturally.

Happy hunting, music lovers!

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