Hundreds of vinyls will be released just for RSD, and will be exclusively sold through brick-and-mortar record shops.
Many shops will also host performances to celebrate the day, so be sure to check with your local shop to see what they have planned.
If you want to get involved with this year’s Record Store Day, find out below which vinyls are being released and which London stores are taking part.
When is Record Store Day 2022?
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 23, 2022. The day has been celebrated annually since 2008.
This year, Taylor Swift has been appointed as the first-ever global RSD ambassador.
In a statement, she said: “I’m very proud to be this year’s Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me.
“Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a passion. They create settings for live events. They employ people who adore music thoroughly and purely.”
Swift went on to say: “We need to support these small businesses more now than ever to make sure they can stay alive, stay eccentric, and stay individual.”
Record Store Day Release List 2022
Hundreds of records are set to be released on Record Store Day, April 23, and will be exclusively available to buy in record stores.
Music fans should be aware that due to manufacturing delays, some records will be released on June 18 instead, and that not all new releases will be available in every store.
Records released for Record Store Day include:
Sunday Girl EP by Blondie
Bustin’ + Dronin’ by Blur
Kauai by Childish Gambino
Remembering Dolores by The Cranberries
Brilliant Adventure by David Bowie
High n Dry by Def Leppard
Donna Summer by Donna Summer
L.A. Woman Sessions by The Doors
The Complete Thom Bell Sessions by Elton John
Blondes, Brunes & Rousses (It Happened At The World’s Fair) by Elvis Presley
Ne:Ep by Erasure
Praise You / Right Here Right Now Remixes by Fatboy Slim
Making a Fire by Foo Fighters
The Walls Are Way Too Thin by Holly Humberstone
Berlin 91 by Iggy Pop
Covers by James Blake
Keane by Keane
I’m So Free: 1971 RCA Dmos by Lou Reed
Brightside (Acoustic) by The Lumineers
#1 by Mariah Carey
Live Seeds by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Women and Wives by Paul McCartney
Live on Two Legs by Pearl Jam
Live Blood by Peter Gabriel
The Sire LPs 1981-1989 by Ramones
Whenever You Need Somebody by Rick Astley
Stereo Typical by Rizzle Kicks
Alright/The Kitchen by Sam Fender
The Nowhere Inn by St Vincent
Rings Around the World, B-Sides by Super Furry Animals
The Lakes by Taylor Swift
A Celebration by U2
The full list of records can be found on the RSD website.
Record Store Day 2022 London Shops
The following record stores in London are taking part:
Sounds of the Universe, Soho
Sister Ray, Soho
Phonica Records, Soho
Honest Jon’s Records, King’s Cross
Flashback Records. Islington
Rough Trade East, Whitechapel
Let it Roll, Kentish Town
Shrubs & Dubs, Hackney
Flashback Records, Shoreditch
World of Echo, Bethnal Green
Pure Vinyl, Brixton
Rough Trade West, Notting Hill
Honest Jon’s Records, Notting Hill
Peckham Soul, Peckham
Stranger than Paradise, Hackney
Vinyl Hunter, Bermondsey
Lion Coffee & Records, Hackney
Soul Brother, Putney
Flashback Records, Crouch End
Casbah Records, Greenwich
The Book & Record Bar, Norwood
The Flood Gallery LLP, Greenwich
Les Aldrich, Muswell Hill
Dreamhouse Records, Leyton
Level Crossing Records, East Sheen
Sleeve Notes Records, Richmond
Not all records will be available in every store, so check beforehand to see if your local shop has the record you’re looking for. Also be aware that stock may be limited, so you may need to arrive early to ensure you get your records before they sell out.