The official list of Record Store Black Friday Special Releases is out!
While Record Store Day is in April, the organizers like to get in on the Black Friday frenzy with exclusive, limited-edition LPs. Music fans of all ages look forward to Record Store Day every year with all the records up for grabs. At BFAds HQ, we have quite a few musicians and music fans on our team, so we always look forward to seeing this list.
This year is no exception to our excitement, with 150 special releases across three categories: Exclusives that are only available at participating record stores; RSD First titles that debut on Record Store Day; and Small Run vinyl, which is a selection of records that have less than 1,000 copies available.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Respect/Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 7" Vinyl - Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RSD First)
- The Electric Lady Session 10" Vinyl - Fleet Foxes (RSD First)
- Dig This Boogie/Lightnin' Struck the Poor House 7" Vinyl - Wynonie Harris (Featuring Sun Ra) (Limited Run)
- Rarities Vol. 1 2 x LP - Blue Oyster Cult (Limited Run)
- Closer to the Heart 7" Vinyl - Rush (RSD First)
- Humanz 2 x LP - Gorillaz (Exclusive)
- Greatest Hits LP - Janis Joplin (Exclusive)
- We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You 12" Vinyl - Queen (Exclusive)
- Hold The Line/Alone 10" Picture Disc - Toto (Exclusive)
- COLORS Multiple Formats - Beck (Limited Edition)
Keep in mind that record stores are not required to participate in this event, so make sure you call and double-check with your favorite shop before getting your hopes up. Almost every item featured in this list is limited-release, which means that not every title will be at every store - especially since stores stock their own inventory. If you're only interested in one special release, you should contact your local indie record store and plan on getting in line early.