2014 Record Store Day: The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Lead Classic Rock Releases
This year's list of exclusive Record Store Day releases includes a bumper crop of limited-edition finds for classic rock lovers.
Among the artists represented in a very long list of product: the Doors, who will see their long out-of-print 'Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine' compilation issued on translucent amber-swirled vinyl, and Jimi Hendrix, whose 'Live At Monterey' collection is being reissued on 200-gram audiophile-grade vinyl.
The Doors and Hendrix releases join already-announced titles from a long list of classic rockers that includes Aerosmith, who will be releasing 'Draw the Line,' 'Night in the Ruts,' 'Rocks,' and 'Rock in a Hard Place' on 12" vinyl; the Allman Brothers Band who will issue selections from their new live LP 'Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992'; David Bowie, who's putting out a picture disc version of his '1984' single; Genesis, who are reissuing their 'From Genesis to Revelation' LP; Creedence Clearwater Revival, who are releasing the new collection 'The '69 Singles'; and Bruce Springsteen, who's putting out the four-song 'American Beauty' EP.
Unfortunately, one previously announced title won't be in the stacks: Neil Young's 'Official Series 2 Vinyl Box Set,' which was supposed to give fans a chance to own his long out-of-print 'Time Fades Away' LP as part of a set that included ‘On the Beach,’ ‘Tonight’s the Night’ and ‘Zuma.’ As is sometimes the case with Young projects, the date's been bumped due to what a press statement refers to as "several other projects that Young has in the works that he wishes to focus on"; currently, plans call for 'Official Series 2' to arrive in stores in November.
Even without Young in the mix, that's a lot of music to choose from -- and we've really only scratched the surface. Take a look at our handy classic-rock themed guide below, or the complete list here, and mark your calendars for Record Store Day 2014 on April 19.
2014 Record Store Day Classic Rock Releases:
Aerosmith, ‘Draw the Line’ — RSD First Release
Aerosmith, ‘Night in the Ruts’ — RSD First Release
Aerosmith, ‘Rock in a Hard Place’ — RSD First Release
Aerosmith, ‘Rocks’ — RSD First Release
Allman Brothers Band, 'Selections from: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992'
The Animals, 'The Animals' EP
David Bowie, '1984' (vinyl single)
Eric Carmen, 'Brand New Year / Starting Over' (single)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'The '69 Singles'
Devo, 'Live at Max's Kansas City'
Devo, 'Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig'
The Doors, 'Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine' (swirled vinyl)
Dream Theater, ‘Illumination Theory’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Fishbone, ‘Fishbone’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Fleetwood Mac, 'Dragonfly / The Purple Dancer'
Genesis, 'From Genesis to Revelation'
Grateful Dead, 'Live at Hampton Coliseum'
Jimi Hendrix, ‘Live at Monterey’ — RSD First Release
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 'Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth'
Motorhead, ‘Aftershock’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Mudhoney, ‘On Top’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Nirvana, ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Gram Parsons, '180 Gram: Alternate Takes from 'GP' and 'Grevious Angel'
The Pogues, ‘Live with Joe Strummer’ — RSD Exclusive Release
The Ramones, ‘Meltdown with the Ramones’ — RSD Exclusive Release
The Sonics / Mudhoney, ‘Bad Betty / I Like it Small’ — RSD Limited Run
Soundgarden, ‘Superunknown: The Singles’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Bruce Springsteen, ‘American Beauty‘ (new four-song EP)
The Stranglers, ‘Peaches / Go Buddy Go’ — RSD Limited Run
The Velvet Underground, ‘Loaded’ — RSD Exclusive Release
Frank Zappa, 'Don't Eat the Yellow Snow' (single)