RSD site, and once again, it includes music from virtually every genre. Some are vinyl editions of previously released CDs; some are concert recordings, and others feature previously unreleased material. There are a few CDs in this year’s batch and at least one cassette. Whatever style of music you prefer, if you collect vinyl, there’s sure to be something on this list that will have you standing in line outside your favorite record store on April 18. Here are just some of the artists included this year.
LPs: David Bowie; Solomon Burke; The Church; The Doors; Billie Eilish; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; Brian Eno; Fleetwood Mac; Al Green; Bob James; Jethro Tull; Lil’ Kim; K.D. Lang; Paul McCartney; Hugo Montenegro; Randy Newman; The Rolling Stones; Roxy Music; Tegan and Sara; Tom Tom Club; Tones On Tail
Double LPs: The Allman Brothers Band; David Bowie; Johnny Cash; Coolio; Alice Cooper; The Cure; Miles Davis; Bill Evans; Alejandro Escovedo; Philip Glass; Elton John; The Kinks; K.D. Lang; Charles Mingus; Ennio Morricone; New Riders Of The Purple Sage; The Ramones; John Prine (actually, it’s a four-record set); Lou Reed and John Cale; The Replacements (actually, it’s a three-record set); Ravi Shankar; Son Volt
Seven-Inch Singles: Beck; Steve Earle; John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Mott The Hoople; Pink Floyd
10-Inch Vinyl: Guided By Voices; The Specials; Ennio Morricone
12-Inch Singles: Brandi Carlile; Bob Marley and The Wailers; Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets; Modern English; Motorhead; and The Specials
EPs: Def Leppard; New Order; Britney Spears; TLC; Tangerine Dream; Toto; and Ultravox
So far, my wish list includes a live double album of a Cheap Trick performance in 1977; a live album of a 1980 concert by The Pretenders; a seven-inch single of two Beatles songs recorded by The Smithereens; and a 12-inch single of “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” by U2. I’m sure I’ll be adding more selections as April 18 gets closer.