Record Store Day has announced the first of its 2021 RSD Drops, with exclusive vinyl releases, RSD First drops, and more. The list includes Lady Gaga’s Chromatica on exclusive yellow vinyl, various early works from Oneohtrix Point Never’s Mexican Summer era, and a new variant of Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s collaborative album Piñata dubbed Piñata: The 1984 Edition, featuring new cover artwork. Find the full list at the RSD website; the RSD Drops are slated to happen on June 12 and July 17.
Elsewhere on the list are Rage Against the Machine, Steely Dan, Czarface with MF DOOM, London jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia, and live releases from the Who, the Police, the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, and other usual suspects. Other notable releases include the Shrek soundtrack (released on slime green vinyl), the first-ever vinyl run of Prince’s 1998 album The Truth, and the first vinyl release of Steely Dan’s Two Against Nature.
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