rare David Bowie and Led Zeppelin material coming out for Record Store Day
It’s that time of year again to empty your wallets, as the 2018 edition of Record Store Day draws near, taking place on Saturday, April 21 at independent music retailers nationwide (with Run the Jewels as official ambassadors). While the full list of exclusive releases hasn’t been released, some things music shoppers will see this year are titles from David Bowie and Led Zeppelin.
The first of these new Bowie RSD releases is a 3xLP live box set Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78), taped during a pair of 1978 shows at London’s Earl’s Court on his Isolar II tour. The other two Bowie exclusives include a special 12″ single of “Let’s Dance” (which has a live version on the B-side), and Bowie Now, a rare promotional LP which is receiving its first official release on white vinyl. Further information can be found on David Bowie’s official website.
Led Zeppelin will be releasing a special 7″ single containing never-before-heard alternate mixes of two of the band’s most classic tracks: the A-side contains the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll,” and on the B-side is the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends.” Notably, both of these alternate mixes were produced by Jimmy Page himself. Additional information on these upcoming releases can be found in a pair of Instagram posts below.
Led Zeppelin will be honored as part of the 2018 edition of Michael Dorf’s annual “The Music of” tribute show at Carnegie Hall on March 7, with appearances from J Mascis, The Zombies, and more (tickets). Tickets for the warmup show at City Winery have sold out.
THREE BOWIE DISCS FOR RSD 2018 – “Getting some skin exposure to the blackout…” – Parlophone will be issuing the following three limited edition David Bowie discs for Record Store Day on April 21st. – ~ Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78) – 3 x LP unreleased live set ~ Let’s Dance (Full-length) – 12” single featuring full length version of the demo and live version ~ Bowie Now – White vinyl LP issue of US promo only compilation with new interior artwork – Go here for more: http://smarturl.it/3DBdiscsRSD2018BNet – #BowieRSD #RSD2018 #BowieVinyl #BowieBlackout #BowieLetsDance #BowieNow
Led Zeppelin will release a limited edition 7” single featuring 2 previously unheard mixes produced by Jimmy Page: the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll” and the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends.” Available to own on April 21, exclusively at Independent Music Retailers, as part of Record Store Day 2018. #RSD2018