Head to your favorite record store on June 18 for some exclusive releases during the RSD Drop 2022.
Last April 23 we all got to celebrate the 2022 edition of Record Store Day and scored some great exclusive releases. On June 18, we'll get the chance to do it all over during the RSD Drop!
As for this drop, 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.
Find more detailed information on the exclusive releases for the RSD Drop on June 18 below.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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