11-03-2022

Record Store Day 2022

The full list of all our exclusive releases that are available for Record Store Day 2022.

We are excited to present to you our releases for Record Store Day 2022. Our full list of releases will be split in two, celebrating both Record Store Day and a RSD Drop. Record Store Day 2022 is scheduled on April 23, while the RSD Drop will take place on June 18. This way we can bring you more releases without taking away any spotlight on the traditional record stores during their annual special day.

On April 23 you can find an exclusive reggae 10" which features tracks by Edi Fitzroy and DATC Dubcrew, which are all Mikey Dread productions. This 10" is availabel in three different colours and are distributed randomly. From reggae onto boogie with the holy grail of Dutch boogie - Steve Watson's "Born To Boogie" and "My Little One" are collected on 12" crystal clear vinyl. We highlight the singles this RSD and release another 10" that features the A's & B's from the legendary Shocking Blue At Home album. All eight featured tracks are newly remastered from the first-generation master tapes.

For RSD 2022 we have more releases coming from The Netherlands, including legendary jazz musician Toots Thielemans' European Quartet Live, which is available for the first time on vinyl to celebrate what would have been Thielemans' 100th birthday on April 29. Another first time on vinyl for Kensington's Unplugged and De Blauwe Schuit by De Dijk. And to end the list with a bang, De Kerk Van Melculy by the Belgian metal band Fleddy Melculy includes the track "668", so a limited amount of 668 copies will be available for Record Store Day 2022.

As for the RSD Drop on June 18, K's Choice live album Live In Europe is available on vinyl for the very first time, just like Engineers' mini album Folly. The Swedish rock guitarist John Norum performed at The Draken in Stockholm in 1988 of which the live recordings are captured on the EP Live In Stockholm. To add to the list, we have three more releases from Dutch origin. The debut album by Blue Feather, Feather Funk, is available as a 40th anniversary edition. Jack Van Poll recorded Hi Jackin' together with Mary Hehuat and Ruud Pronk in the trio they called Tree-oh. And last but definetely not least, Bühnensucht Live features the live recordings of the liveshow at Parkzicht, Rotterdam in 1985 by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance.

Below you'll find a complete overview of all our releases for both Record Store Day 2022 (April 23) and the RSD Drop 2022 (June 18). 

Check the RSD store locator for participating stores nearby.

MIKEY DREAD / EDI FITZROY - THE GUN / JAH JAH STYLE (RSD 2022)

Mikey Dread was a Jamaican singer who played an important role in the popularization of the reggae during the 1970s. This 10 inch features tracks by Edi Fitzroy and DATC Dubcrew, all produced by Mikey Dread himself.

  • 10” in disco sleeve
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • First time on vinyl in this configuration
  • Exclusive Mikey Dread production
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on solid red (500 pieces), solid green (500 pieces) and solid gold (500 pieces) coloured vinyl (delivered at random)
JOHN NORUM - LIVE IN STOCKHOLM -EP- (RSD 2022)

Aside from being one of the founding members of legendary rock band Europe, Swedish guitarist John Norum also maintains an impressive career as a solo artist. In 1990, Norum released a mini live EP, recorded in 1988, Live in Stockholm.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • 12” live EP featuring “Eternal Flame”, “Don't Believe A Word”, “Blind”, “Free Birds In Flight”
  • Originally released in 1990
  • Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on flaming coloured vinyl
JACK VAN POLL  - HI JACKIN’  =TREE-OH= (RSD 2022)
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • Includes liner notes (in Dutch)
  • Dutch pianist Jack van Poll with Mary Hehuat on bass and Ruud Pronk on drums
  • Classic jazz album featuring a cover of Bill Withers' “Ain't No Sunshine”, “Objíždka” a.o.
  • 50th anniversary edition of 750 individually numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl
HERMAN BROOD & HIS WILD ROMANCE - BÜHNENSUCHT LIVE (RSD 2022)

Dutch rock 'n roll artist, painter, actor and lyricist Herman Brood achieved great commercial and artistic success in the Seventies and Eighties. With his band Wild Romance, Brood recorded many albums, but they are best known for the album Shpritsz (1978), which featured their first hit single “Saturday Night”. The single was included in their live set at Parkzicht, Rotterdam in 1985. The live recordings of this show are featured on Bühnensucht (Live), which was originally released during that same year. The set also included “Get Married”, “Heatwave” and “Checking Out” amongst others.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • Dutch rock 'n roll artist, painter, actor and lyricist
  • Featuring live versions of “Saturday Night”, “Get Married”, “Heatwave”, “Checking Out” a.o.
  • Recorded live at Parkzicht, Rotterdam, 1985
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on solid white coloured vinyl
BLUE FEATHER - FEATHER FUNK (RSD 2022)

Dutch soul and funk band Blue Feather was founded by brothers Ed and Ronald Brouwer in 1976. Soon Jan Willem Weeda, Dirk Nusink and Rob Hoelen joined and together they developed a mix of quality 80's funk/disco, a unique sound for a Dutch band. The first single “It's Love” came out in 1980, but it was the 1981 released double a-sided 12-inch with the long versions of “Call Me Up” and “Let's Funk Tonight” that gave the band success. Due to their rising success, record label Phonogram decided that an album needed to be released promptly. This resulted in their first full-length album Feather Funk in 1982. The album was recorded in Wisseloord Studios and features all three singles.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • Debut album by Dutch soul & funk band Blue Feather
  • 40th anniversary edition
  • Includes the singles “It's Love”, “Call Me Up” & “Let's Funk Tonight”
  • Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow coloured vinyl
TOOTS THIELEMANS - EUROPEAN QUARTET LIVE (RSD 2022)

Even into his eighties, Toots Thielemans set the standards for jazz harmonica. He started developing his musical force when he was only three years old with playing the accordion. But it was his skill on the harmonica that brought him international fame, and it's that skill which is to the fore on European Quartet Live, featuring a set of well-known tunes taken from concerts in 2006, '07 and '08. Thielemans recorded these sets with pianist Karel Boehlee, bassist Hein van de Geyn and drummer Hans van Oosterhout.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • Includes insert with photos and liner notes by Hein van de Geyn
  • First time on vinyl
  • Celebrating what would be Toots Thielemans' 100th birthday on April 29th
  • Live jazz recordings of “Summertime”, “'Round Midnight”, “Circle Of Smile (Theme From Baantjer)”, “Theme From Midnight Cowboy”, “Ne Me Quitte Pas” a.o.
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on solid purple coloured vinyl
STEVE WATSON - BORN TO BOOGIE / MY LITTLE ONE (RSD 2022)

Steve Watson's “Born To Boogie” (with the “Yacht Rock”-ish b-side “My Little One”) is one of the Holy Grails of Dutch Boogie and Funk 12-inches. Released in 1981 on the Dutch Killroy Records label, there were two different 7-inches (with each their own version of the track) and one 12-inch available. With its electronic synths, melody and vocals, it's a prime example of the post-disco sound, which was played in the famous Paradise Garage Club (New York, US) by legendary DJ Larry Levan.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD2022 sticker
  • First time on coloured vinyl
  • The Holy Grail of Dutch Boogie in replica “Killroy” artwork sleeve
  • Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl
KENSINGTON - UNPLUGGED (RSD 2022)

Unplugged is the last album by the popular Dutch band Kensington with Eloi as frontman. The whole set was recorded during three sold out shows that took place in TivoliVredenburg in their hometown Utrecht (NL). Kensington was accompanied by a string quartet and brass section.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • 2 printed innersleeves with photos
  • Exclusive acoustic live recording in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, September 2021
  • Includes the singles “Do I Ever”, “Island”, “Sorry”, “Uncharted” and the previously unreleased song “Composure”
  • Limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on translucent red coloured vinyl
DE DIJK - DE BLAUWE SCHUIT (RSD 2022)

De naar de Amsterdamse Zeedijk genoemde band De Dijk blijft in thema op hun achtste studio album, getiteld De Blauwe Schuit. Het album bevat thematiek als zeelieden en liefde. De single “Als Ze Er Niet Is” groeit uit tot hun grootste hit, waarbij het de vijfde plaats behaalt op de Nederlandse Top 40 en de zesde plaats in de Mega Top 50. Elk jaar komt het nummer terug aan het eind van het jaar in de NPO Radio 2 Top 2000, waar het een vaste plek heeft gekregen.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD2022 sticker
  • Insert met songteksten
  • Voor het eerst op vinyl verkrijgbaar
  • Inclusief hun grootste hit “Als Ze Er Niet Is”
  • Gelimiteerde oplage van 1000 individueel genummerde exemplaren op transparant blauw gekleurd vinyl
SHOCKING BLUE - AT HOME - THE SINGLES (REMASTERED) (RSD 2022)

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague that was at their peak in the 60s and 70s and gained major cross-Atlantic success. The band was founded in 1967 and gained lots of popularity shortly after recruiting vocalist Mariska Veres. With their single "Venus" they became the first Dutch band ever to reach #1 on the American Billboard Hot 100. At Home - The Singles contains the hit single "Venus", as well as "Mighty Joe" and “Send Me A Postcard”. In addition, this 10” compilation features 4 bonus tracks that were previously available as B-sides on various long out-of-print 45s.

  • 10” in 3mm sleeve
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • A's & B's from the legendary At Home album
  • All tracks newly remastered from the first-generation master tapes, featuring the original mixes by Robbie van Leeuwen
  • Featuring “Venus”, “Mighty Joe”, “Send Me A Postcard” a.o.
  • Limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on solid pink coloured vinyl
FLEDDY MELCULY - DE KERK VAN MELCULY (RSD 2022)

Het verhaal van Fleddy Melculy mag gerust tot één van de gekste verhalen uit de Belpop geschiedenis genoemd worden. Immers, veel bands zijn er niet die met één (debuut)song (“T-shirt van Metallica”) vanaf dag 1 worden opgepikt door alle mogelijke media; die vanuit het niets op alle grote podia van België en Nederland komen te staan en sindsdien de éne culthit na de andere scoren. In februari 2018 volgde een tweede album, De Kerk van Melculy, dat op #1 binnenkwam in de nationale charts. Met songs zoals "Varken", "668", "Moeidunidotcom", "Het gat dat niet groot genoeg was (met Urbanus!)" en "Ik ben kwaad".

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • Insert met songteksten
  • Inclusief de hits "Varken", "668", "Moeidunidotcom","Ik ben kwaad” & "Het gat dat niet groot genoeg was"
  • Gelimiteerde oplage van 668 individueel genummerde exemplaren op roze & paars gemengd (LP 1) en groen & geel gemengd (LP 2) vinyl
K’S CHOICE - LIVE IN EUROPE (RSD 2022)

Live In Europe was originally included as a bonus disc with the CD Almost Happy in 2002 and is now available on vinyl for the first time. Live In Europe contains 15 songs, recorded during concerts in Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany - including “Not An Addict”, “Everything For Free”, “God In My Bed”, “Winter”, “If You're Not Scared” and many more well-known and lesser known fan favourites.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • For the first time available on vinyl
  • Featuring “Not An Addict”, “Everything For Free”, “God In My Bed” & “If You're Not Scared”
  • 20th anniversary edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on purple & pink marbled vinyl
ENGINEERS - FOLLY (RSD 2022)

British shoegaze band Engineers were formed in 2003 by Mark Peters, Simon Phipps, Dan MacBean and Andrew Sweeney. The band often cites Cocteau Twins, Spiritualized, and Slowdive as direct influences. In September 2004 the mini-album Folly arrived, preceded by the featured single “Come In Out Of The Rain” a week prior. The mini-album also featured a cover of Tim Hardin's “If I Were A Carpenter”.

  • 10” in 3mm sleeve
  • RSD 2022 sticker
  • For the first time available as a 10 inch
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on solid white coloured vinyl

11-03-2022