Record Store Day 2020 Part 3: Saturday

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The annual celebration for vinyl collectors, Record Store Day, was moved this year as a precaution, due to Coronavirus concerns. The event, which takes place at independent record stores worldwide, was split into three “special, properly distanced” release dates on Saturdays for 2020. The assigned release date for the various titles was revealed on June 1. (RSD 2020 had previously been bumped to late June, two months from its customary spot in April.)

The first was held on Aug. 29. Part two was on Sept. 26 and the final event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The titles for Record Store Day 2020, which many simply call “The List,” were revealed in early February and as always there’s a ton of worthy music to be had—much of it available on vinyl for the first time, and plenty that’s never been released before in any format.

This year’s crop brings us titles from Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Roger Waters, The Who, Mott the Hoople, the Grateful Dead, the Doors, Cheap Trick, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and many more.

Rock music is well represented this year. Keep in mind that these titles are being sold only at brick and mortar record stores, so don’t go looking for them online. If there is something you want, we suggest getting o your favorite vinyl shop early, because many titles are issued in very limited quantities and tend to sell out quickly.

The full list of Oct. 24 titles is here.

Here are some of the most desirable RSD 2020 titles to look for. Each artist and release title is followed by the label, format. number of copies being made available, and its RSD 2020 date. (Note: many of the titles that were made available on Aug. 29 and Sept. 26 have already sold out. A question mark in place of the number of items being released means that the quantity has not been announced.)

Allman Brothers BandAn Evening With The Allman Brothers Band—First Set [Friday Music, 2 x LP, 1000] [Oct. 24] and Fillmore West 1-31-71 [Allman Brothers Band Recording Company, 2 x LP, 6000] [Sept. 26]

AmericaHeritage II: Demos [Omnivore, LP, 1700] [Aug. 29]

David BowieChangesNowBowie [Parlophone, LP, ?] and I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) [Parlophone, 2 x LP, ?] [Aug. 29]

Canned Heat/John Lee HookerHooker ’N Heat [Culture Factor, 2 x LP, 2000] [Aug. 29]

Cheap TrickOut To Get You! Live 1977 [Legacy, 2 x LP, 4700] [Oct. 24]

Alice Cooper—Live from the Apollo Theatre Glasgow Feb 19, 1982 [Rhino/Warner Bros., 2 x LP, 7000] [Oct. 24]

Dave DaviesRock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line (Remastered 20th Anniversary Limited Edition) [Green Amp Records/Red River Entertainment, 2 x LP, 1000] [Aug. 29]

The DoorsThe Soft Parade: Stripped [Rhino/Elektra, LP, 12000] [Sept. 26]

Emerson, Lake & PalmerLive At Waterloo Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, U.S.A., 31st July, 1992 [BMG, LP, 2500] [Aug. 29]

Fleetwood MacThe Alternate Rumours [Rhino/Warner Bros., LP, 16000] [Sept. 26]

Rory GallagherCleveland Calling [UME, LP, 3000] [Oct.. 24]

Jerry GarciaThe Very Best of Jerry Garcia [ATO, 5 x LP, 4000] [Sept. 26]

Andrew GoldSomething New: Unreleased Gold [Omnivore, LP, 1200] [Aug. 29]

Grateful DeadBuffalo 5/9/77 [Grateful Dead/Rhino, 5 x LP, 7700] [Oct. 24]

Humble PieOfficial Bootleg Collection Vol. 2 [HNE, 2 x LP, 1000] [Oct. 24]

Jethro TullStormwatch 2 [Parlophone, LP, 6500] [Aug. 29]

Elton JohnElton John [UMe, 2 x LP, 7000] [Aug. 29]

Judas PriestBritish Steel — Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Edition [Legacy, 2 x LP, 3500] [Aug. 29]

The KinksThe Kink Kronikles [BMG, 2 x LP, 2500] [Aug. 29]

Paul McCartneyMcCartney [UMe, LP, 7000] [Sept. 26]

MelanieMelanie With The Incredible String Band Live [Burnside, LP, 1000] [Sept. 26]

Mott the HoopleThe Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll [Demon, 2 x LP, 1500] [Sept. 26]

New Riders of the Purple SageField Trip (Live) [Omnivore, 2 x LP, 1500] [Aug. 29]

Iggy PopKiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991) [Culture Factory, 3 x LP, 2500] [Aug. 29]

The PretendersLive! At the Paradise, Boston, 1980 [Rhino/Warner Bros., LP, 6500] [Aug. 29]

John PrineThe Atlantic Albums [Rhino/Warner Bros., LP, 6500] [Aug. 29]

The RamonesIt’s Alive II [Rhino/Warner Bros., 2 x LP, 8000] [Sept. 26]

Lou Reed & John CaleSongs for Drella [Rhino/Warner Bros., 2 x LP, 8000] [Oct. 24]

The Rolling StonesLet It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition) [ABKCO, LP, 900] and Metamorphosis UK [ABKCO, LP, 7600] [Oct. 24]

Roxy MusicThe Steven Wilson Stereo Mix [UMe, LP, 4000] [Aug. 29]

SoundtrackAustin Powers—International Man of Mystery [Hollywood, 2 x LP, 1500] and The Spy Who Shagged Me [Maverick, LP, 3000] and Music From The Motion Picture: Austin Powers in Goldmember [Maverick, LP, 3000] [Oct. 24]

UFOLive in Youngstown ’78 [Chrysalis, 2 x LP, 1200] [Oct. 24]

Roger WatersThe Wall—Live in Berlin [UMe, 2 x LP, 8000] [Sept. 26]

The WhoA Quick Live One [Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation, LP, 6500] [Oct. 24] and Odds and Sods Deluxe [UMe, 2 x LP, 7000] [Aug. 29]

The YardbirdsRoger the Engineer: Stereo & Mono [Demon, 2 x LP, 1500] [Sept. 26]

Frank ZappaYou Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler) [UMe, 2 x LP, 5000] [Oct. 24]

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon’s’Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) [Rhino, LP, 4500] [Oct. 24]

For years, there has been a second annual event held on Black Friday. Here are the titles that are being offered in 2020.

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