With this recent announcement by Craft Records, vinyl loyalists have a great deal to look forward to for this year’s Record Store Day.
12 exclusive new reissues on vinyl are set to be released this Record Store Day 2021, having record lovers holding onto their seats for the coming months of June and July, where their designated release dates are waiting.
The diversely exciting titles in this lineup of 12 have only just been announced by Craft Recordings. Their availability spreads throughout independent retailers on the drop dates of June 12 and July 17.
Something for everyone
Traveling through decades of musical eras, this year’s assortment showcases a variety of genres that will appeal to a wide spectrum of music tastes, from beloved blues, classics of jazz and salsa, to good old rock and metal.
Among these included titles is the very first reissue of John Marty’s collection of 1998 blues covers, The Church With One Bell, along with 1996’s well distinguished blues trilogy Chicago/The Blues/Today!
Also making a comeback is the praised Jazz Dispensary series featuring The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2 presenting a broad range of Ray Barreto, Esther Marrow, and Cal Tjader’s grooves.
According to Ecoustic, fans will be thrilled to get their hands on the 7-inch pressing—the first of its kind—of “Baseball Theme” from Vince Guaraldi Trio’s Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown.
To name even more exclusives, there is a 40th-anniversary release of Celia Cruz and Willie Colón’s Celia Y Willie; Jonathan Richman’s Having a Party With Jonathan Richman, a 30th-anniversary edition; Evanescence’s 15th-anniversary pressing of The Open Door; and Oddities & Extras ft. rare selections from Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Zombies’.
Dedicated to You: Lowrider Love, a new compilation, highlights a reminiscent blend of doo-wop, Latin, and R&B beats; Lamb of God’s 2003 LP As the Palaces Burn; a mono pressing of Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dornham remastered; plus the vinyl debut of Stories of a Stranger by O.A.R. are all on their way as well.
Up for grabs when?
Those anticipating can expect the first 10 releases by June 12th, 2021: Celia Cruz & Willie Colón’s Cecilia Y Willie, Kenny Dornham’s Quiet Kenny, Jonathan Richman’s Having a Party With Jonathan, the Zombies’ Oddities and Extras, the Jazz Dispensary: Dark-D Funk Blend Vol. 2 compilation, the Chicago/The Blues/Today! compilation, John Martyn’s The Church With One Bell, O.A.R.’s Stories of a Stranger, the Dedicated to You: Lowrider Love compilation, and Lamb of God’s As the Palaces Burn.
Following the June 12 releases, two more are catching up on July 17, 2021: Evanescence’s The Open Door and the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s Baseball Theme.
To see a complete list of specific vinyl types and retailers, Ecoustics’ article on the event as well as Record Store Day’s website are the places to look.
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