Record Store Day, April 16, 2011, is an annual event that has been celebrated since 2008. At its heart it celebrates the independent record store, but Record Store Day has grown to be a celebration of the art of music in general. Each year hundreds of special releases of music are created exclusively to go on sale on this day. This is your guide to the 10 best Record Store Day releases for pop fans on vinyl in 2011.
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Adele - "Rolling In the Deep" 10" Vinyl
Special "Jamie XX Shuffle" remix and live recording from the World Cafe of "Rolling In the Deep."
Big Star - Third (Test Pressing Edition) Vinyl LP
A test pressing edition of the legendary Memphis power pop band's album Third. The test pressings were created in 1975 when the music was recorded, but the album was not released until 1978 and then with a different running order of songs from the original pressings. 1 in 300 of the copies sold for Record Store Day includes an actual test pressing.
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love Collector's Edition 10" Vinyl
The 1985 album Hounds Of Love was Kate Bush's commercial breakthrough in the US. The songs were organized into two suites. This 10" pink vinyl collector's edition includes two songs from each suite, "The Big Sky," "Cloudbusting," "Watching You Without Me," and "Jig Of Life."
The Doors - "Riders On the Storm" 7" Vinyl
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of The Doors' album L.A. Woman. This 7" 45 includes the original stereo version of the song and a previously unreleased mono version that was sent to radio stations.
Duran Duran - "Girl Panic!" Remixes 7" Vinyl
This 7" 45 includes two remixes of the Duran Duran song "Girl Panic!" One of those is by famed movie director David Lynch.
Michael Jackson - "Behind the Mask" 7" Vinyl
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n Roll Limited Edition Vinyl LP
30th anniversary edition of Joan Jett's classic album on clear vinyl. 1,000 copies will be sold and the album includes a card for an mp3 download of the entire album.
Lady Gaga - "Born This Way" 12" Vinyl Picture Disc
Regina Spektor - Four From Far Limited Edition Vinyl EP
This light blue vinyl EP includes the digital bonus tracks "Riot Gear," "The Sword and the Pen," and "Time Is All Around" from the Regina Spektor album Far as well as the live recording of "Eet."