Brandy Clark, the Cadillac Three and More Plan Record Store Day 2017 Releases
Looking to pick up something special on Record Store Day 2017? The list of releases for this year’s celebration of independent record stores and vinyl is officially out, and among the many projects expected, there are a number that country and Americana fans may be eager to snag.
Exclusively for Record Store Day, the Cadillac Three, Brandy Clark, the Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Brantley Gilbert, Sam Hunt, Jason Isbell and more will releasing projects on vinyl, pressed just for the occasion. Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Shooter Jennings and John Paul White will be releasing special records in extremely limited quantities, while the albums that Eric Church and Leon Russell will be releasing will earn wider releases after Record Store Day passes.
Clark will debut Live From Los Angeles on Record Store Day 2017, printed as a 12″ on black vinyl. Live From Los Angeles is a previously unreleased recording of an acoustic show that Clark performed at LA’s Hotel Cafe. The record features 11 total songs from her albums 12 Stories and Big Day in a Small Town. Fans looking to land a copy of Live From Los Angeles need to act fast, though, because only 2,500 copies are being pressed.
Another live recording that will be released on Record Store Day 2017 comes from the Drive-By Truckers. The group will release a 12″ clear vinyl that features songs that were recorded live in NYC’s Electric Lady Studios and come from their album American Band. Songs on this vinyl release include “Surrender Under Protest,” “Guns of Umpqua,” “Filthy and Fried,” “Ramon Casiano” and “Ever South.”
The Cadillac Three will also be sharing a special release for the occasion of Record Store Day 2017, Live at Abbey Road. This disc will feature songs from their debut album, Bury Me in My Boots, as recorded live in the famous North London studio.
“It’s still pretty surreal that we’ve gone from high school days of rehearsing in my parents’ basement to selling out shows in the UK and being invited to record at Abbey Road,” says TC3 drummer Neil Mason in a press release. “We wanted this Record Store Day exclusive to be a special way for our fans to enjoy these bucket-list moments, too.”
A full list of Record Store Day 2017 releases can be found on RecordStoreDay.com.
Since 2008, music fans have celebrated independently owned record stores on Record Store Day, which takes place annually in mid-April; the event’s official website describes Record Store Day as “a day for the people who make up the world of the record store — the staff, the customers, and the artists — to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.” In addition to the special releases, many participating stores celebrate with performances and other activities.
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