Here Are the Must-Gets on Record Store Day 2021

Festivalgoers are seen in the Record Store during day 2 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)


It’s that time of year again! It’s like Christmas in June as your favorite artists band together with local record stores to release special Record Store Day vinyl and CD releases.

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 to celebrate the cornerstone of physical music collection, their staff, musicians, labels, and distributors large and small, and the annual music holiday has been growing ever since its first official celebration in 2008. Some cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas have even made it an official holiday.

In the U.S. alone over there are over 1400 record stores that have sold you your first record, your favorite record, and maybe even special ordered a rare record that you couldn’t find anywhere else. Tomorrow, Saturday June12th, is the day to take a moment to appreciate their importance to you and to music culture.

In honor of these fine people, we’ve picked out the must-haves of Record Store Day 2021 and put them in a convenient alphabetical list for you below!

Check out the full list of special releases at recordstoreday.com and make sure to support your local record stores. In the Bay Area, some of our favorites are 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (Oakland)One Bad Apple (Castro Valley)Tone Army Records(Concord)Down Home Music Store (El Cerrito), mod lang (El Cerrito)Needle To The Groove Record Shop (Fremont)Econo Jam Records (Oakland)Stranded SF (San Francisco)Thrillhouse Records (San Francisco)Streetlight Records (San Jose)Up The Creek (Walnut Creek), and Vinyl Solution Records (San Mateo).

 

ALBUM
ARTIST
LABEL
FORMAT
RELEASE DATE
QUANTITY
“Through The Mists of Time” / “Witch’s Spell” AC/DC Columbia Records 12″ Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 5000
Mob Rules Black Sabbath Warner Records LP Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4000
Heaven & Hell Black Sabbath Warner Records LP Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4000
If Music Could Talk The Clash Legacy 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 3600
Déjà vu Alternates Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Atlantic LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 10000
Live In Oxford Def Leppard Island/Mercury 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4000
Morrison Hotel Sessions The Doors Elektra 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 7500
Jokerman / I And I Remixes Bob Dylan Legacy 12″ Vinyl RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 7000
Jerry Garcia Band (30th Anniversary)  Jerry Garcia Band Round Records 5 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 7500
Live at Knebworth 1990 Genesis Eagle Rock LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 2700
Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72 Grateful Dead Rhino/Grateful Dead Productions 6 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 6700
Heavy Metal (Live)  Sammy Hagar & The Circle BMG 12″ Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 2000
Voices  Hall & Oates LMLR (French Import) LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 3000
Acid, Incense and Balloons: RSD-Collected Gems From The Golden Era Of Flight Jefferson Airplane Legacy LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 3000
Pearl (Picture Disc) Janis Joplin Legacy LP Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4250
Best Of  Judas Priest eOne 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 2000
As The Palaces Burn Lamb Of God Craft Recordings LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 3500
Fallen Torches Mastodon Warner 12″ Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 6500
40th Anniversary Cassette Box Set Motley Crue Better Noise Cassette RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 1750
St Valentine’s Day Massacre Motorhead Sanctuary Records 10″ Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4000
Alive Pearl Jam Legacy Cassette RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 6300
Alive Pearl Jam Legacy 12″ Vinyl RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 18500
Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture She’s the One) Tom Petty Warner LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 12000
Live at Knebworth 1990 Robert Plant Eagle Rock LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4700
Live! Vol. 1: Boston 1979 The Police A&M 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 3000
Live! Vol. 2: Atlanta 1983 The Police A&M 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 3000
Live At The Channel Boston Iggy Pop LMLR 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 3000
The Truth Prince Legacy LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 13000
Live Around the World / Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow Queen + Adam Lambert, Freddie Mercury Hollywood Records Vinyl RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 3500
The Battle of Mexico City Rage Against The Machine Legacy 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 12350
triple J Live at the Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, July 8, 1980 Ramones Sire LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 6000
A Bigger Bang  The Rolling Stones Mercury Studios 10″ Vinyl RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 4000
Hot Rocks (50th Anniversary Edition)  The Rolling Stones Abkco 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jul 17th 7200
Two Against Nature Steely Dan Rhino 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 5000
Everything Must Go  Steely Dan Rhino LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 5050
Strange Days The Struts IGA LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 2000
The Same Stardust EP Styx Ume Vinyl RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th
Face Dances — 40th The Who Geffen 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 6500
 

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