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Record Store Day 2017: Our Picks Pt 2

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Record Store Day 2017 is a mere ten days away, and we’re saving up all our pocket money here at RockYouLike.com.  Last week we highlighted a few RSD releases we’re particularly looking forward to, and here’s part 2

Elton John – 17.11.70+

Elton has announced that he’ll be releasing an expanded vinyl edition of his live album 17.11.70, originally issued in 1971.  The new set includes 6 extra tracks: Indian Sunset, Your Song, Country Comfort, I Need You To Turn To, Border Song, and My Father’s Gun

Also below is a video of Elton talking about his love of record collecting.  It’s a joy.

 

The Beatles – Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever

7″ single in replica of the original sleeve.  Instant Fabs collectible, this one will sell out, and will be much sought-after by the cockend scalpers

 

Lou Reed – Perfect Night: Live In London

Recorded at the 1997 Meltdown festival and available on CD since the following year, this version is a 2LP set, and a great live record

 

Paul McCartney – Flowers In The Dirt Demos

We’ve covered these previously, here

Prince – Various single reissues

Eye Wish U Heaven, Batdance, Sign O’ The Times, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, Partyman, Little Red Corvette/1999, and Pop Life are all being reissued on 12″ vinyl, and Little Red Corvette/1999 is coming out as a 7″ picture disc, which is the one we like best

 

Ramones – Ramones singles box

All of Da Brudders’ pre-1980 US singles, with picture sleeves, collected together in a “cigarette-box-style” i.e. flip-top box.  WANT

 

Robert Johnson – The Centennial Collection

Essential. All 42 tracks from 1936 – 37 over 3LPs.

 

Sex Pistols – God Save Sex Pistols

Slightly different versions of the tracks that eventually comprised Never Mind The Bollocks, with new artwork too.

 

That’s all for now, third and final part to come shortly.  Don’t forget to check out www.recordstoreday.ie for a list of participating stores, and the full list of releases