Jack White has been named as the 2013 Record Store Day Ambassador.

As the founder of Third Man Records, White has played a prominent role in the resurgence of vinyl and the mainstreaming of record collecting. Artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Insane Clown Posse have issued limited-edition 7-inch records on Third Man, and hundreds of subscribers pay to receive every recording the label releases; as such it seems entirely appropriate that he has been mammed as the 2013 Record Store Day Ambassador…White was clearly delighted with his role and commented;

Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids were given a survey. A question was posed to them: Have you ever been to a stand-alone record shop? The number of kids that answered “yes” was… zero.

Zero? How could that be possible? Then I got realistic and thought to myself, “Can you blame them?” How can record shops (or any shop for that matter) compete with Netflix, TiVo, video games that take months to complete, cable, texting, the Internet, etc. etc? Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence, and to a lot of people, an unnecessary one. Why go to a bookstore and get a real book? You can just download it. Why talk to other human beings, discuss different authors, writing styles and influences? Just click your mouse. Well here’s what they’ll someday learn if they have a soul; there’s no romance in a mouse click. There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum). The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to a 70mm showing of a film in a gorgeous theater. The Internet is two-dimensional…helpful and entertaining, but no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a human being. But we all know all of that, right? Well, do we? Maybe we know all that, but so what?

Let’s wake each other up.

The world hasn’t stopped moving. Out there, people are still talking to each other face-to-face, exchanging ideas and turning each other on. Art houses are showing films, people are drinking coffee and telling tall tales, women and men are confusing each other and record stores are selling discs full of soul that you haven’t felt yet. So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication? We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others. The size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn’t know that it’s a more beautiful musical experience than a mouse click? You get up off your ass, you grab them by the arm and you take them there. You put the record in their hands. You make them drop the needle on the platter. Then they’ll know.

Let’s wake each other up.

As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves.

Let’s wake each other up.

Record Store Day 2013 – Saturday 20th April 2013

The full list of releases (divided into US/EU regions) is set for release on the 21st March 2013, US labels seem more willing to confirm their release, we have struggled to obtain full release details from UK/EU labels, however the below 150+ items should contain a few nuggets to get you excited in particular releases from Husker Du, David Bowie, Section 25, Scientist, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, PIL, Spacemen 3, Paul Weller and The Durutti Column…though Jack White’s own Third Man Records is yet to announce its plans. Clearly this is not a definative list, many of the big name UK based bands are missing; one we have release details the list will be updated accordingly.

Thanks to New Vinyl Blogspot for the initial list.


7” Releases:

Best Coast 7”
Big Country 7″ (Cherry Red)
The House Of Love 7″ (Cherry Red)
Hawkwind 7″ (Cherry Red)
Josh Rouse Julie (Come Out of the Rain) 7” – First 7” of career; B-side is new unreleased song
The Atlas Moth Black Trees /Wolvhammer Burn split 7” (500 copies , coloured vinyl)
Husker Du 2×7″ (ft Amusement, Statues, Writer’s Cramp and Let’s Go Die (Blackberry Way Studio tracks) 4000 copies
FUR, FAWN, The Hounds Below and Lightning Love split single
David Bowie Drive-In Saturday b/w Drive-In Saturday (Russel Harty Plus Pop Version) Picture Disc 7″
Boy Sets Fire Bled Dry 7″ (1000 copies, clear/coloured vinyl)
Ides of Gemini Hexagram 7″ (450 copies on clear vinyl)
Ilsa The IVth Crusade/Seven Sisters of Sleep Messiah split 7″ (Limited to 666 copies on blood red vinyl with horror movie poster)
Like Rats Like Rats 7″ coloured vinyl
Ringworm 1991 Demos 7″ (black vinyl and coloured vinyl versions)
Supersuckers 7″ (Bloodshot Records)
Roky Erickson Mine Mine Mind b/w Bloody Hammer (4000 copies, each hand-numbered on psychedelic swirl coloured vinyl)
Public Image Ltd Public Image b/w The Cowboy Song (4000 copies, each hand-numbered)
Sir Douglas Quintent Interpreta En Espanol 2×7″ (Sundazed)
The Seeds Bad Part of Town & Wish Me Up b/w Love in a Summer Basket & Did He Die 2×7″ (Sundazed)
Adrian Lloyd Lorna b/w Got a Little Woman Gold Vinyl (Sundazed)
The Trashmen Mean Woman Blues b/w Big Boss Man Gold Vinyl (Sundazed)
Chet Atkins Black Jack EP (Midnight, Boo Boo Stick Beat, Blackjack, Blue Moon of Kentucky) Red Vinyl (Sundazed)
Luther How Can We Rest? b/w Astronomy in Color (Limited edition coloured 7″)
Rifle Diet Abuse Begets Abuse b/w Inebriated 7″ (Part 4 of the Profane Existence Single Series on limited coloured vinyl (either black, bruise violet, golden brew or opaque yellow))
Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know? b/w Faith In this Colour Blue Vinyl 7″
T.S.O.L. You Don’t Have to Die (1980 Demo–Previously Unreleased) b/w Property is Theft and Dance With Me (both b-sides are Live tracks from the Cuckoo’s Nest from 1981!) 7″ 1000 copies only
Whirr Part Time Punks Sessions 500 copies only on “Black on Electric Blue” coloured vinyl
Sean Rowe To Leave Something Behind 7″
Sonny & The Sunsets Imagine (John Lennon cover) b/w Surfer Girl (Beach Boys cover)
Jason Isbell Pancho & Lefty b/w Elizabeth Cook Tecumseh Valley split 7″
David Bowie The Stars Are Out Tonight b/w Where Are We Now? First vinyl single off new album!
Low & Dirty Three In the Fishtank Volume 7 Gold vinyl 7″ limited to 500 copies
Section 25 My Outrage Limited 7″ with exclusive b-side, 500 copies only (UK only)
Willie Nelson Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die 7″ (ft Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson) on numbered green vinyl.
Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe b/w Stone Free numbered 7″ with mono mixes
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention I’m the Slime b/w Montana remastered from original analog source, Montana is a 2013 single edit with an additional 25 seconds of music)
Doors / X Soul Kitchen (Side by Side Release) Split colour 7″
Bob Dylan Wigwam b/w Thirsty Boots from the forthcoming Bootleg Series Volume 10, features the demo version of Wigwam and the unreleased track from the Self Portrait sessions)
Trey Anastasio Blue Ash & Other Suburbs 7″ Picture Disc
Brendon Benson Diamond b/w Good to Me (1997 Demo) 7″
Billy Bragg No One Knows Anything Anymore b/w Song of the Iceburg 7″
Neal Casal Mountains of the Moon b/w Grimes’ Surf Story 7″
Earth Crisis Firestorm 7″ 900 copies on red vinyl
Phoenix Bankrupt Grey vinyl 7″ with patch
Pretty & Nice Q _Q b/w On & On
Say Anything/Eisley Try To Remember, Forget (Acoustic) b/w Lost and Found (acoustic) 7″ clear vinyl
Snapcase Steps 900 copies on white vinyl
Testament Animal Magnetism (Scorpions cover) b/w Powerslave (Iron Maiden cover) 7″ 1000 copies only Picture Disc
Toadies Down by the Water (PJ Harvey cover featuring Sarah Jaffe) b/w Rattler’s Revivial 7″
Alfred Hitchcock Presents b/w The Munsters (TV Theme Songs Death Waltz 7″
Star Trek b/w Lost in Space (TV Theme Songs Death Waltz 7″
Twilight Zone b/w Outer Limits (TV Theme Songs Death Waltz 7″
Golden Void Rise To The Out of Reach b/w Smiling Raven 7″
Cooper I Wanna Love You b/w Baby I Love You


10” Releases:

Marshall Crenshaw EP2 (1st was released on Black Friday 2012)
Ghoul Intermediate Level Hard-Core – A Clearview Records Music Primer Featuring Ghoul Red Vinyl 10″ on 190g vinyl
Scientist Scientific Dub 3×10″ box, limited to 2000 copies on Red, Green and Gold coloured vinyl.
Josephine Foster Little Life (1st time on vinyl, originally released as a CD-R in 2001, comes with CD inside) 500 copies
Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters Chapter 1 (3×10″ on Red, Green and Gold coloured vinyl)
Mumford & Sons Live at Bull Moose
Justin Townes Earle Yuma 10″ EP (debut EP, previously only available on CD)

12” Releases:

Goat Run to Your Mama Remixes Volume 1 12” (Blue Vinyl, limited to 2000 copies)
Goat Run to Your Mama Remixes Volume 2 12″ (Blue Vinyl, limited to 2000 copies)
R15 Yep Roc Heresy/They Call It Rock 12” and DVD – First 300 include screen printed cover; All hand-numbered; DVD documentary of Yep Roc 15 artist recording session; Digital download of two additional bonus remixes
Robyn Hitchcock There Goes the Ice 12”– 8 songs from his popular Digital Phantom 45 series, previously only available online; 2 new unreleased song
Tift Merritt 12” – Acoustic version of title track from new album Traveling Alone, along with three unreleased songs; Handmade and numbered covers
OWLSA Various Artists 12” (Skrillex, etc.)
Smoke Fairies Upstairs At United Volume 6
G Love & Special Sauce Bloodshot & Blue Acoustic EP (produced by Jack Johnson)
Their/They’re/There Debut EP (featuring Evan Weiss, Mike Kinsella and Matthew Frank) 1000 copies on clear seafoam coloured vinyl
Bardo Pond Rise Above It All (features covers of Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” and Pharoah Sanders “the Creator has a Master Plan”) 500 copies
Giant Giant Sand Return to Tucson (revised versions of 2012’s Tucson) 1000 copies, with 100 having a screenprinted sleeve
Owen Seaside EP 700 copies on Blue vinyl
Paul McCartney & Wings Maybe I’m Amazed (live 12″)
Fela & Africa 70 Sorrow, Tears & Blood (original extended version–previously unreleased) b/w Perambulator

LP Releases:


Mad Season Above Deluxe 2LP
Flaming Lips Zaireeka 4LP
Codeine 1993 Live LP—What About the Lonely 150g LP (2000 copies)
Porno for Pyros S/T 20th Anniversary 180g Tie-Dye Coloured Vinyl (1000 copies)
Durutti Column A Paean to Wilson 2LP Deluxe (Kooky Records UK/EU only)
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty (Kanine Records)
Von Grey Live & Criminal Records LP
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command (Limited Coloured RSD version)
Giant Henry Big Baby (Pre-Unwound Members in High School) Limited Edition hand-screened LP with 3 different covers.
Buddy Guy Hold That Plane
Big Mamma Thornton Jail
Velvet Underground & Nico (non-bootleg acetate version on Green Vinyl, plays at 33RPM)
Corn on Macabre Discographic Violence LP (400 copies)
Headless Dogs 1-5 (Various Colors, 450 copies only)
Ilsa The Maggots Are Hungry (remastered) LP (250 copies only)
Daniel Johnston Fun (2000 copies only)
Akimbo Live to Crush
Eric Church Caught in the Act: Live (RSD version with 4 extra tracks and bonus 7″)
Mercury Rev Deserted Songs (White/Clear Coloured LP featuring outtakes from the 1998 Deserter’s Song sessions)
Public Enemy Planet Earth-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Greatest Rap Hits (Picture Disc LP)
Arawak Accadde A
A. Vuolo / E. Grande Desert
Across Tundras / Lark’s Tongue Split LP
EmptyMansions (Interpol’s Sam Fogarino’s band) Snakes/Vultures/Sulfate (1st 500 LPs on Gold colored 160g vinyl)
Ghoul Maniaxe (1st time on vinyl, this Coloured LP features a 16 page comic book detailing the story of the album
Replikas Biz Burada Yok Iken LP (1st time available in US)
Rainer Ptackek Barefoot Rock (with Das Combo) (Originally released only in Germany, now remastered with bonus tracks) 1000 copies
Spacemen 3 Perfect Prescription 180g Baby Blue Vinyl LP (2000 copies)
Spacemen 3 Sound of Confusion 180g White Vinyl LP (2000 copies)
Spacemen 3 Performance 180g Orange Vinyl LP (2000 copies)
Daniel Johnston Space Ducks Soundtrack LP (originally only available digitally)
Calexico Spirtoso (LP + CD, Live tracks, previously only available on tour on vinyl)
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet Gatefold with bonus 7″
LP Into the Wild–Live at EastWest Studios
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory Coloured Vinyl LP with poster and bonus 10″ of the “One Step Closer” single)
Braid Frame and Canvas Limited, Numbered LP on coloured vinyl with poster and download card.
Sonny & The Sunsets Tomorrow is Alright Coloured Vinyl LP with new silk-screened cover.
Aloha Here Comes Everyone limited Green vinyl LP
Wake A Light Far Out 500 copies only
White Mystery Telepathic Coloured vinyl LP.
Stephen Malkmus & Friends Ege Bamyasi (Covering the classic CAN LP) Limited to 3500 copies, with Green vinyl in the US and Red Vinyl for the UK/EU.
The Band The Last Waltz 3LP 180g deluxe version with 12 page booklet, individually numbered.
Country Joe & the Fish I Feel Like I”m Fixin to Die Remastered LP from the original tapes.
Grateful Dead Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 180g 2LP, individually numbered.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts s/t 180g LP with CD featuring live footage and bonus tracks, individually numbered
OST–The Girl From UNCLE (Music from the TV Series The Girl From UNCLE) Remastered LP.
Small Faces There Are But Four Small Faces Remastered LP
Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle 180g Mono LP
Willie Nelson Crazy: The Demo Sessions
All That Remains Fall of Ideals LP (1st time on vinyl)
Bayside Live at the Bayside Social Club 2LP reissue 900 copies on white vinyl (1st time on vinyl, also includes acoustic tracks recorded at Looney Tunes Record Store)
Marco Benevento Invisible Baby Blue vinyl LP (1st time on vinyl)
Between the Buried and Me Anatomy Of 2LP 900 copies on orange vinyl (1st time on vinyl)
io Magika Limited Picture Disc LP 500 copies only (features Japanese Bonus Track “Annica”)
Grey Area Fanbelt Algebra 900 copies on white vinyl
Lamb of God New American Gospel (500 copies only)
Antonio Maiovvi Yellow–Music from the Short Film (Death Waltz LP on Yellow/Blood splatter vinyl)
Steve Moore Horror Business (Death Waltz LP on coloured vinyl)
Straylight Run Prepare to be Wrong LP reissue 900 copies on red vinyl (1st time on vinyl)
Elvis Costello & The Roots LP
Phosphorescent Aw Come Aw Wry LP reissue with tweaked cover and bonus download card that includes never before released live tracks
Black Swans Occasion for Song Deluxe Gatefold 2LP reissue limited to 500 copies
Brendon Benson & Willy Mason Upstairs at United Volume 7 LP
Beautronics 2LP remastered (1st time on vinyl)

Sub Pop 1000

Various Artists Releases:

Newport Folk Festival 1965
Blues at Newport 1963
Sub Pop 1000 (V/A LP)
Windup Records 15th Anniversary 10″ (Coloured vinyl 10″ featuring acoustic/rare tracks from Seether, Creed, Finger Eleven, The Darkness, the Virgin Marys and more)

Box-Set Releases:

Paul Weller Sonic Kicks 5×7” Box Set. Coloured Vinyl Box with autographed poster features 2 unreleased tracks (600 copies)
CAKE BOX SET (featuring new LP (b-sides maybe?) and a LIVE album recorded at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA from 2005)
Doctor Ross The Sensational Harmonica Boss (3 x 7″ box set)
Half Japanese Half Gentlemen / Not Beasts 4LP Box with 32 page booklet, fold out poster, download card and badge, featuring new exclusive tracks (1000 copies)
Between the Buried and Me Parallax I & II Coloured vinyl box set (Blue/Pink/White Splatter vinyl) 1000 copies only
Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) The First Five–Picture Disc Collection–The first 5 ELP albums, as Picture Discs, in a individually numbered box (1250 copies total)

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


  1. Hey…if you are going to just cut and paste the RSD releases it has taken me TIME AND EFFORT to find/discover and not even credit my site…then maybe the UK doesn’t view plagiarism the same way as in the USA


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