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RecordStoreDay 2014 – Update 2: 10″s

Following on from all those LPs was a number of 10″ releases, including the most expensive RSD14 release (I think).

No.1: Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters:

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One of the fastest selling items in the majority of shops from what I understand, and already commanding a resale cost of exceeding £35 on eBay (original price minus eBay flippers tax, £9.99) is the ‘Glow in the Dark’ Ghostbusters track by Ray Parker Jr, from the Ghostbusters OST. Not normally one to buy novelty pieces related to 80’s pop classics, but as a huge Ghostbusters fan – I couldn’t resist. Limited to 1,000

See it here (courtesy of Legacy Recordings)

No. 2: Soundgarden – Superunknown: The Singles:

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With No.1 being one of the most popular, No.2 on my list is the most expensive. Weighing in at £87.99 is the Soundgarden boxset that contains the reissues of the singles from the Superunknown era. There is nothing in this set that justifies the steep price tag, and if it wasn’t for my absolute love of this album and the music from around that time – I’d probably have passed on this release. Does look nice though with the new Josh Graham artwork. Limited to 3,500

Fell on Black Days (up close):

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My Wave (up close):

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The Day I Tried To Live (up close):

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Black Hole Sun (up close):

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Spoonman (up close):

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No. 3: London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo/ Zero 7 Mixes):

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One of last years hottest bands, London Grammar, aren’t shy of letting their tracks get remixed – and the majority of them are pretty awesome. These two are no exception and the vinyl itself is equally as impressive! Limited to 2,000

No. 4: Dan Croll – Hello My Baby (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo):

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One of the later announced releases, and one that I found out about from the man himself at a recent Resident in-store. A US only release on “gold” (translucent orange) vinyl – recorded in Africa with LBM a few weeks back. Very catchy indeed. Limited to 1,000

No. 5: Garbage – Girls Talk:

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Another one of those releases where you only buy it because you all the bands other stuff. This release contains the track, Girls Talk which features Brody Dalle (The Distillers) on vocals with Shirley Manson. Limited to 4,000

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Catch-Up Update

A quick catch up of other items picked up during RecordStoreDay period.

Some 7″s, including the RSD Coldplay Comic/ 7″ picture disc release:

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A couple of Frightened Rabbit LPs (including the RSD Midnight Organ Fight with limited edition Art Print):

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The Shellac (Of North America) – 1000 Hurts

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And finally – a couple of new slipmats from The Menzingers

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The Great Escape 2013 – My Master Plan

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So, I have listened to nearly all of the bands/ artists playing this years Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK (May 16th, 17th and 18th) and thought I would share my running order (in some cases, running will be required to get from Venue to Venue). For those who are interested, those in Bold are my top picks – and I will be doing everything possible to see them.

Thursday 16th:

  • Birkwin Jersey, 12pm @ The Brighthelm Centre
  • Soul Sister Dance Revolution, 1pm @ The Queen’s Hotel
  • Honeyblood, 2.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Blaudzun, 3pm @ Komedia
  • Holy Esque, 3.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Big Wave Riders, 5pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Glitches, 7pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Tom Odell, 7.30pm @ The Warren
  • Of Rust & Bones, 8pm @ The Festival Hub (back up band: Dancing Years, 8.15pm @ Prince Albert)
  • Kodaline, 8.45pm @ The Dome Concert Hall
  • Everything Everything, 10pm @ The Dome Concert Hall
  • On An On, 12am @ Coalition
  • No Ceremony///, 12.45am @ Coalition
  • The Other Tribe, 1.45am @ Coalition

Friday 17th:

  • Fatherson, 12.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Kodaline (again!), 2.45pm @ Audio
  • Alarm Bells, 3.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Your Favourite Enemies, 6.15pm @ Concorde2
  • Arcane Roots, 7pm @ Concorde2
  • The Naturals, 7.45pm @ Above Audio
  • Story Books, 8.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
  • To Kill A King, 9.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
  • Swim Deep, 11.15pm @ The Corn Exchange (bub: Fatherson, 11pm @ Prince Albert)
  • Klaxons, 12.15am @ The Corn Exchange (bub: The Hounds Below, 12am @ Green Door Store)
  • Seasfire, 1.30am @ Coalition

Saturday 18th:

  • Dan Croll, 12.30pm @ Komedia
  • Great Cynics, 1.30pm @ The Hope
  • Husky Rescue, 2.15pm @ Komedia Studio Bar
  • Eliza & The Bear, 2.30pm @ The Haunt
  • Deap Valley, 3pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Kins, 3.30pm @ Green Door Store
  • The Beards, 4pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Parlour, 6.30pm @ Audio
  • Of Rust & Bone, 7.30pm @ Brighton Museum, Pavilion Gardens
  • Little Green Cars, 8.30pm @ The Warren(bub: Glitches, 8.45pm @ The Fishbowl OR The Strypes, 8.30pm @ Dome Studio)
  • Tall Ships, 9.15pm @ Concorde2
  • CHVRCHES, 9.45pm @Digital (bub: The 1975, 10.15pm @ The Old Ship Paganini)
  • Tres.B, 10.30pm @ The Warren
  • The Strypes, 11.30pm @ The Warren
  • Holy Esque (again!), 12.45am @ The Blind Tiger Club