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RSD2017 Update 4 – 12″ Singles/ EPs

Now for the 12″ single and EP releases from the day starting with the one that I was most looking forward to (and that was before I realised the rest of the track listing):

Placebo/ David Bowie – Without You I’m Nothing: 12″ picture disc with the band and Bowie on one side and a birds eye view of NYC on the flip. Housed in a die cut sleeve and featuring not only the Standard version, but the two remixes that were only previously available (in vinyl format that is) on a Promo 12″.

The Chemical Brothers – C.H.E.M.I.C.A.L: Black 12″ with rear etching of the track title and two fancy pants lightning bolts.

Son’z of a Loop Da Loop Era: Far Out: Transparent 12″ with red smoke flash housed in traditional Surburban Base Records generic sleeve.

Pauw/ Mystery Jets – Split 12″: Black 12″ featuring boths bands playing Bubblegum (Mystery Jets) and High Tide (Pauw).

Goldie feat. Diane Charlemagne – Inner City Life (2017 Rebuild): Black 12″ featuring an updated version of the classic track for 2017 as well as a new exclusive Burial Remix on the flip side.

RSD2017 Update 3 – Bowie ‘No Plan EP’

Probably the best looking release in this years selection, the Bowie ‘No Plan EP’ on translucent light blue/ cloud smoked vinyl with rear etching.

Front of Sleeve:

Vinyl and Sleeve:

Close-up of Vinyl:

Small Star Etchings:

Large Star Etchings:

Rear of Sleeve:

RSD2017 Update 2 – Albums

Now I am gonna focus on albums, rather explain a bit about each one, I’ll name the LP just and share the pictures of the front, inside (for gatefolds) and the vinyl itself.

The Cure – Acoustic Hits: 2x picture disc in die cut sleeve

The Cure – Greatest Hits: 2x picture disc in die cut sleeve

Vangelis – Blade Runner: Picture disc in die cut sleeve

Maximo Park – Risk to Exist: Transparent with red/ yellow splatter in gatefold sleeve

Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV: 2x 180gr swirled vinyl, two colours (burgundy/black & black/creamy white) in gatefold sleeve

Sunny Day Real Estate – The Rising Tide: 2x transparent vinyl in gatefold sleeve

Mew – Frengers: Not Quite Friends, Not Quite Strangers: Transparent vinyl housed in a high gloss inner and main sleeve

Ben Folds & WASO – Live in Perth: 2x 180gr black vinyl in gatefold sleeve

Baby Metal – Baby Metal: 2x red 180gr vinyl in a gatefold sleeve


RSD2017 Update 1 – Peter Hook & the Light

So, it is here again – that wonderful day where I queue outside Resident Records in Brighton for 13 or so hours to make sure I can grab all the RSD releases I am after without having to resort to buying from flippers.

Another busy one was had, with a monster queue forming by about 6am – but lucky for me, there were all behind me as my overnight stint had bagged me 7th in the queue.


My first update of #RSD2017 relates to the biggest single artist spend of the day, the 9 Peter Hook & the Light vinyls. Now this really had to be good to warrant the £197 price tag you faced if you wanted them all – and first impressions don’t disappoint.

The overall set comprises of 4 different live variations of Joy Division/ New Order albums:

  • Closer, recorded live at The Factory, Manchester, 2011
  • Unknown Pleasures, recorded live At The Cockpit, Leeds, 2012
  • Movement, recorded live at The Academy, Dublin, 2013
  • Power, Corruption & Lies, recorded live at The Academy, Dublin 2013

All LP housed in deluxe gatefold sleeves and pressed on coloured vinyl.

Closer Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Closer Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Closer Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Closer Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Closer Vol 2: Back & Vinyl

Closer Vols 1 & 2



Unknown Pleasures Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasure Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Unknown Pleasures Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.2: Back & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.3: Front & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.3: Back & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol 1, 2 and 3

Movement Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Movement Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Movement Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Movement Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Movement Vol.2: Back & Vinyl

Movement Vols. 1 & 2

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.2: Back & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vols 1 & 2

Come back later for more RSD17 pictures