Here are the top 10 most rare/desired RSD items:
#10) The Orange Juice Reissues on Domino Records
If you missed out on the 2010 Box Set, Coals to Newcastle, then these LPs are finally being reissued separately from their original Polydor releases from the early 80's. Any Edwyn Collins fan should be aware of this Scottish Post-Punk band.. Record Store Day sees the release of the following LPs: You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, Rip It Up, Texas Fever and The Orange Juice. No more than 750 copies will be available of any LP.
#9) Kill Rock Stars Cassette Compilation Box. 400 copies.
What? A cassette release on Record Store Day? Yes, when it is the Kill Rock Stars label and is a 3 cassette history of their awesome Kill Rock Stars compilations from the 90's. And if you are a fan of a lot of the early "grunge" movement by artists such as Nirvana, Melvins, Unwound, Bikini Kill, Versus, Slant 6, God Head Silo, Smog, Boredoms and many more! This will be a nice collectors piece.
#8) New Found Glory---Mania 7 1000 copies.
So New Found Glory had a one-off RSD release doing all Ramones covers? Yes please! 7 tracks on colored vinyl.
#7) Frightened Rabbit Midnight Organ Fight/Quietly Now Special RSD Edition 500 copies.
Not only is this being re-released on 180g vinyl. Each LP comes with a special 12x12" art print. There are 4 different prints (each limited to 125 copies), making trying to acquire the complete set, rather impossible.
#6) Pornography 7 Minutes in Heaven. 1500 copies. Ryan Adams doing 7 punk songs? Sure, why not? His previous RSD 7" have each sold well and have been limited (Class Mythology 2x7" being the best).
#5) Portugal The Man Church Mouth 500 copies only. This LP is one of 3 releases exclusively available at the Coachella Zia Records pop-up store. Doubt this will last to weekend 2, so you better buy this quick. But this is the re-release of Portugal The Man's 2nd LP on Bone Colored Vinyl, each copy numbered.
# 4) Rocket From the Crypt Re-Issue LPs 500 copies each
Fans of RFTC were excited to see that both Group Sounds and Live from Camp X-Ray were being re-issued on 180g vinyl in Gatefold sleeves. Then they got depressed, when only 500 copies were going to be made available for Record Store Day.
#3) Astralwerks 20/20 Flexi Box. 1000 copies.
Surprising, this box is only available in the US. Thus making overseas fans jealous and putting this near the top of their wish lists. Let's just look at the tracklisting:
1: Future Sound of London – The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman (Original 12″ Version)
2: The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
3: The Beta Band – Dry The Rain
4: Fatboy Slim – Praise You
5: Cassius – Cassius 1999
6: Doves – The Cedar Room [Promo-only version previously unreleased in the
7: Kings of Convenience – Winning A Battle, Losing The War (J-Walk Remix) [Previously unreleased in the US]*
8: Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
9: Royksopp – Poor Leno
10: Sia – Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix)
11: Hot Chip – My Shit’s On Fire Right Now [First ever commercial release]*
12: The Kooks – Put Your Back to My Face [Previously unreleased in the US]*
13: Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
14: David Guetta – Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon)
15: Air – Indian Summer [Previously unreleased in the US]*
16: Kraftwerk – Die Roboter [German language version of "The Robots."
Previously unreleased in the US]*
17: Eric Prydz – Allein
18: Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (feat. John Martin)
19: Diamond Rings – Put Me On (Diamond Dance) [Previously unreleased]
20: Gold Fields – Dark Again
#2) Paul Weller Sonic Kicks 7" Box 600 copies
Yep Roc Records has announced that the legendary Jam frontman will drop Sonik Kicks 7″ Singles Box Set, a limited edition wrap up featuring five singles on colored vinyl, plus two unreleased songs and an autographed Sonik Kicks poster.
#1) Dave Matthews Band Live Trax Volume 1 500 copies
Only Dave's 2nd RSD release, and this one is the first as the full DMB. In addition, it is the first time they've put the Live Trax on vinyl (colored on blue vinyl, no less). The demand for this will be huge and don't be surprised if they announce a black vinyl version for the Warehouse soon after RSD.
What do you think? Which items do you feel will be the rarest/most sought after?