Everything you need to know about Rough Trade UK #RSD20...
We are very sorry to inform you that Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled from Saturday 18th April to Saturday 20th June, 2020. This decision was not an easy one to make and comes at a time of unprecedented uncertainty where the health and safety of the general public must come first.
We will keep you all informed, as ever, of our Record Store Day activities as we get closer to the new date. In the meantime, if you haven't already, why not take a moment to check out our Record Store Day online poll, where you can see all the 2020 releases and mark next to any title those that you’re most interested in, as we look to best cater for the demand of our customers.
Look after yourselves and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
We'll update this page as and when new information drops in, so keep checking back for news and announcements leading up to Saturday 20th June.
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RSD UK 2020 - Titles we're excited about
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata (1974 Version)
Piñata, the best drug dealer rap album since the 90s comes in a unique variant cover. Acclaimed designer Jeff Jank finds inspiration for the cover in the unique graphics and content of 1970s Blaxploitation films for Pinata (1974 Version) exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
Art Brut - Modern Art
A reissue of the Art Brut classic Modern Art with a catch. Each sleeve will be hand painted by a real human and every single one will be different. With big celebrity stars, Eddie himself and fine Art Brut fans involved, you won't know who has painted the sleeve until the day after Record Store Day. That makes us want to ROCK OUT!
The Charlatans - The Charlatans vs The Chemical Brothers
Some of the songs pressed as a four track promo 12" in 1995, the other as part of a US only bonus CD, this is the first time all five Charlatans' x Chemical Brothers remixes have been available together on vinyl. Fochin’ stella.
Fela Ransome Kuti & his Highlife Rakers - Fela's First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session
Fela’s very first recording from 1960 is a masterpiece of London Hi-Life. Released on the 60th anniversary of its recording, at last the long lost tapes of Fela's very first recording session have seen the light.
Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
Marika Hackman’s 4 track acoustic 2019 EP. These are a selection of songs from one of our favourite albums of last year played with tender and raw emotion. Released physically for the first time and the perfect addition to our ever-growing Hackman collection.
The Cure - Bloodflowers
The Cure’s eleventh studio album and some of the band's most affecting works on print for the first time in aaaaaaages.
OST: The Virgin Suicides
Out of print since 2000, this will be the 20th Anniversary of the soundtrack. It replays the myriad emotions of adolescence and those of the Lisbon girls in particular. A handful of Air’s original songs including playground love, as well as sad boy classics from Gilbert O’Sullivan, 10CC and Todd Rundgren.
Don Cherry - Cherry Jam
Never before released Don Cherry and Atli Bjørn jam session, recorded live in Copenhagen on October, 1965. Hand numbered limited edition. A true AAA pressing from the original tapes on 12" black vinyl and 45 rpm for optimised sound quality. Cherry has never tasted so sweet.
We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor
If you buy one With Love & Squalor concept album this year, you're probably buying this. Here is a re-imagining of the 2005 indie rock masterpiece that dares to ask, "What if this band were way, way older? What if they played a bar in Woodstock, New York, in 1969, the same weekend as the big festival, but separate from it, and the performance got recorded, banter and all?". Well now we know the answer to a question we never thought to ask.
Primal Scream - Loaded
The song that changed it all, featuring Andy Weatherall’s 7 minute mix. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the single, the original EP is getting a re-issue that includes the original track from which Andy Weatherall's Loaded remix was born, as well as a cover version of Ramblin' Rose by the MC5. RIP.