Today We Celebrate Record Store Day 2014, Which Means A Trip To Sonic Rainbow Is In Order!
Spring is finally coming around, (it's just late here in Casper) and that brings us the 7th annual Record Store Day. This unofficial holiday is celebrated by select retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and a few other countries.
This year's Record Store Day is proving to be one of the most expansive yet, with more than 400 special releases headed for U.S. stores alone. Obviously, there are way too many discs to list, but among some of the noteworthy acts represented are Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Carmen, Sam Cooke, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, The Everly Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, Ronnie Spector with The E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen, The Yardbirds and The Zombies.
Here's some specific information about a few of the releases sure to interest audiophiles:
- David Bowie's "1984" picture disc -- a seven-inch single featuring a photo of Bowie with famed beat author William S. Burroughs, and including the original version of the song and a live rendition from a December 1974 TV appearance.
- Creedence Clearwater Revival's The 1969 Singles -- a 10-inch white-vinyl disc featuring four singles, a-sides and b-sides, that the band released in 1969.
- The Doors' Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine -- a reissue of the band's out-of-print 1972 two-LP compilation on translucent, amber-swirled colored vinyl.
- The Grateful Dead's Live at Hampton Coliseum -- a two-LP set featuring previously unreleased performances from a concert the band played at the Virginia venue on May 4, 1979.
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Live at Monterey -- a high-quality 180-gram vinyl edition of the album documenting Hendrix and his group's landmark 1967 set at the Monterey Pop festival.
- Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band's "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"/"Baby Please Don't Go" single -- a seven-inch disc featuring two songs the Ronettes singer recorded with Springsteen's backing group in 1977.
- Bruce Springsteen's American Beauty EP -- a 12-inch disc featuring four previously unreleased songs from the sessions that yielded the Boss' latest album, 2014's High Hopes.
- The Zombies' I Love You -- an LP that originally was released in 1966 in Europe and Japan, but hasn't been
issued in the U.S. until now.
Check out the full list of special releases at RecordStoreDay.com.
Sonic Rainbow in the past has carried some of the items featured during Record Store Day. Music lovers and collectors find this to be an excellent time to add unique items to the collection.
Sonic Rainbow opened for business at 10:00am this morning.