Sunday, April 23, 2017

Record Store Day 2017

Well another successful Record Store Day. My favorite day of the year, it's my Christmas, and the weather was a lot like that time of year with snow falling for the better part of the day, which made for a chilly line up for two hours outside the local independent record shop Blackbyrd Myoozik here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This was the 10th year of Record Store Day a celebration of records and independent record shops. What does make me sad this year is that I only had one record shop to go to. It was only two years ago that there were 3 different record shops I could go to in my neighbourhood with all of them having special sales and events, like bands playing through the course of the day. What was once an all day thing for me is now only a few hours of line up and an hour in the record shop.

I managed to find almost everything I was looking for except for two releases. But what I did get I am very happy with. Here is a list of my finds for Record Store Day 2017.

Against Me! a limited edition 7 inch picture disc with two new songs "Stabitha Christie"/"First High Of The Morning". A limited pressing of 4000.

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Live, a seven inch two song single featuring live versions of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" and his own "Fixin' To Die". Limited pressing of only 2800.

Grateful Dead - Live at P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66. This show was the Grateful Dead's debut performance outside the States. The cover art itself is worth the purchase. The art work is by Canadian poster artist Bob Masse. This too is a limited pressing of 6600.

Old 97's - 12 inch single on white vinyl with two B side songs that didn't make their last album Graveyard Whistling. The two songs are "Terlingua" and "Off My Mynd". Limited pressing of 2530.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Live From Welcome To 1979. This EP is almost all covers, a very strong live recording on white vinyl.
Side A: 1. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Jagger/Richards) 2. Storm Windows (Prine) 3. Heart on a String (Jackson/Buckins)
Side B: 1. Atlantic City (Springsteen) 2. Sway (Jagger/Richards) 3. Never Gonna Change (Isbell)
Limited pressing of 4000.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Live at Carnegie Hall. This double live album recorded in 1984 is amazing. This is a RSD exclusive on marble brown vinyl with a limited pressing of 3000.

Lou Reed - Perfect Night Live In London. A awesome live recording from the Meltdown 1997 Festival in London. A great sounding record and one of the RSD titles I was really looking for. Limited worldwide pressing of 7000.

The Magpie Salute - a limited edition black and white marble 10" of covers Comin' Home (Delaney & Bonnie) & Glad and Sorry (Faces). Magpie Salute features former Black Crowes members Rich Robinson and Marc Ford and Sven Pipien. Limited pressing of 2000.

The T Rex and Frank Zappa records in the first picture were a couple of records I picked up for a couple of buddies.

Not pictured in the first picture is the Hawkwind album as I went back to the store later in the day to have a another look and picked up that one.

Hawkwind - Best of United Artists Years: 1971-1974 This limited edition pressing is on green swirl vinyl. Limited pressing of 3000.

There were two records that I didn't get that I really wanted which were the Drive-By Truckers - Electric Lady Sessions and the Blitzen Trapper - Unreleased Recordings Series: Waking Bullets at Breakneck Speed. If anyone can help me with these two albums please get in touch with me. Thanks!

All the information on pressing numbers is from the Record Store Day website. Hopefully that info is correct. I did notice a couple of differences, the Hawkwind says limited pressing of 2500, yet the sticker on the album itself says 3000. copies.

It was an awesome day of buying music and hanging at home listening to new music and swilling beers. Good times!!!

And if that wasn't enough, a buddy of mine came by to pick up his T Rex single and brought me a box of books to keep. My time is going to be kept busy with reading and listening to tunes for the next little while. Thank you so much RCD for the books. Much appreciated!

After hanging at home for the afternoon it was off to the Blackbyrd after party. Watch for a review of that coming soon.


  1. Nice haul!! I also got the Lou Reed, but missed out on the Isbell and DBT - I didn't hit Blackbyrd until after lunch, so my fault.

  2. Thanks John! I was happy with my haul. I was at Blackbyrd today and they still have a few copies of the Isbell release.

  3. Cool - I just called them and they are holding a copy for me to pick up after work. THANKS for the heads up!!

    1. My pleasure! Hope you got it, it's really really good!