Three very special Record Store Day releases, from David Bowie, U2 and Manic Street Preachers, will benefit the charity War Child. You can find full details of these three plus over 550 others in the Official Record Store Day Guide, produced by Long Live Vinyl.
For every copy of U2’s 11 O’Clock Tick Tock, Bowie’s CHANGESNOWBOWIE and Done & Dusted by Manic Street Preachers sold, £1 will be donated to the charity, which provides assistance to children living in areas affected by conflict.
Record Store Day co-ordinator Megan Page said: “We are proud to be partnering with War Child and U2, Manic Street Preachers and David Bowie to support the incredible and essential work that changes the lives of young people all over the world.”
The U2 release of their first Island Records single, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock, is a four-track 12″ EP recorded with legendary Joy Division producer Martin Hannett at Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios in 1980. The 40th anniversary edition includes the full-length version alongside the original 7″ B-side Touch, plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band’s show at the Marquee in London in September 1980, Touch and Twilight. It’s pressed on 180g transparent blue vinyl in a run of 3,500 copies.
ChangesnowBowie is one of two Bowie vinyl releases on this year’s list, a nine-track live session recorded during rehearsals for his 50th birthday celebration concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997. Only 2,000 copies are being made available. Also released on vinyl is I’m Only Dancing, The Soul Tour ’74, a 2LP live album recorded on Bowie’s Diamond Dogs tour and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.
Done & Dusted is a limited edition pressing of 1,300, revisiting a 1994 white label Manics 12″, and includes remixes by The Chemical Brothers and Ashley Beedle.
Among the other listings catching the Long Live Vinyl team’s eye this year are releases by, deep breath, Charlie Parker, Caribou, Daniel Johnston, Dr. John, The Durutti Column, Fela Kuti, Hiss Golden Messenger, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Kraftwerk, Kevin Morby, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Lovely Eggs, The Mar-Keys, Miles Davis, New Order, Pale Saints, The Specials, Snapped Ankles, Suede, Sun Ra and some prolific band called Various Artists.
Our official guide was fully correct at the time of going to press, but check www.recordstoreday.co.uk for updates and to find your nearest participating shop.