Record Store Day 2018: Special Releases by The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Phish, Courtney Barnett, David Bowie and More
Record Store Day 2018 is April 21, and it will feature a slew of releases by a range of artists, spanning from The Grateful Dead to Run the Jewels to Courtney Barnett.
According to Record Store Day’s official website, it was created in 2007 as “a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.”
This year The Grateful Dead’s Fillmore West performance from 2/27/69 is being released for the first time on vinyl, as a limited edition 4 LP set. Jerry Garcia’s fourth solo album, Run For The Roses will also be re-released on black and orange marbled vinyl.
Four David Bowie releases will be available on Record Store Day: Welcome To The Blackout (Live London 1978), a demo of Let’s Dance, the rare promo album Bowie Now as well as a release from Lulu, on which Bowie is a guest vocalist, instrumentalist and producer on two of his own songs.
As previously reported by Relix/Jambands.com, Neil Young’s Tonight’s The Night Live At The Roxy 1973 and a double vinyl version of Phish’s Billy Breathes will be released.
In addition, country-rocker Jason Isbell will release Live At Twist And Shout, a six song in-store recording circa 2007, and Courtney Barnett will release a 12” single with two songs from her upcoming LP, and a picture disc edition of her debut The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
For a comprehensive list of artists participating this year visit the Record Store Day website.