DIASH’s Albums of the Month: RSD Edition

It’s finally here! After a year (and a few months) of waiting, Record Store Day is officially happening at participating stores Saturday. In addition to some new releases, there will be limited editions of classics from Infectious Grooves and AC/DC, to name a few. Here is our short list of potential new additions to your (hopefully not-too-dusty) collections.

End of Amnesia (20th Anniversary Edition) – M Ward

Release Date: 6/12/2021

Quantity: 1350

M. Ward’s (She and Him) second solo album, the anniversary edition has remastered versions of “Half-Moon,” “So Much Water,” and “Flaming Heart.”

No Gods No Masters – Garbage

Release Date: 6/12/2021

Quantity: 2700

The album from prominent 90s staple Garbage dropped earlier this year will feature special cover art and pink vinyl pressing.

Ani DiFranco (30th Anniversary Edition) – Ani DiFranco

Release Date: 7/17/2021

Quantity: 1500

Released in 1990, this game-changing album including staples “Both Hands” and “Fire Door” proves DiFranco’s unapologetic writing matters speak volumes today as it did yesterday.

Piggy/Sad But True – St. Vincent

Release Date: 7/17/2021

Quantity: 3200

St. Vincent’s takes on Nine Inch Nails’ “Piggy” (featuring Dave Grohl) and Metallica’s “Sad But True” (the cover art replicates the heavy metal band’s infamous self-titled “black album.”)

Remixes – Amy Winehouse

Release Date: 7/17/2021

Quantity: 13000

A double vinyl collection with remixes like Ghostface version of “You Know I’m No Good” and “Rehab” guest-starring Jay-Z.

Pearl – Janis Joplin

Release Date: 6/12/2021

Quantity: 4250

The 50th anniversary edition will be released as a picture disc for the first time this year, featuring “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Mercedez Benz,” the last song she recorded before her fatal overdose.

The Truth – Prince

Release Date: 6/12/2021

Quantity: 13000

Since his death in 2016, numerous hidden gems and forgotten albums have been coming out of the woodwork. This 1998 album was considered his first fully “acoustic” effort. The artwork was designed by Steve Parke, Prince’s longtime art director.

Alive – Pearl Jam

Release Date: 7/17/2021

Quantity: 18500

The first single off Ten will be reissued on both vinyl and cassette tape. What’s even cooler? The tape will have the same design as the promo used during the album release.

House EP – Lupe Fiasco

Release Date: 6/12/2021

Quantity: 1500

One of two RSD releases from the “Show Goes On” singer, the album started with a beat posted to Twitter by Kaelin Ellis. Featuring narration from Virgil Abloh, the project was named after being recorded at home during the pandemic.

For more exclusive releases and lists of participating stores, visit their website.

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