The second Record Store Day of 2021 is on July 17.
In case you haven't been perusing the list of upcoming releases, we did it for you.
Here's 10 picks we think are pretty sweet.
Cleveland Calling Pt. 2 (Rory Gallagher). Unreleased radio session features Rory and his band playing seven songs live in an empty Cleveland Agora venue for WNCR Radio.
The Final Note (The Allman Brothers Band). Live recording of Duane Allman’s last performance, from October 17, 1971 at Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mill, Maryland, pressed on limited-edition black & white swirl vinyl.
Glad 'N' Greasy (The Beat Farmers). Reissue of the Beat Farmer's 1986 six-track EP, featuring Neil Young's "Powderfinger", comes in a gatefold jacket with photos and notes written by the band.
Déjà Vu Alternates (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young). Recreation of CSNY's second album, Déjà Vu, featuring alternate versions of songs which appeared on the original album.
America's Choice (Hot Tuna). Reissue of power trio Hot Tuna's electric 1975 album, in surprise yellow or blue vinyl.
Real Live! Vol. 2 (Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush). 2001 live album by underrated Canadian metal band from the '70s. First time on vinyl, featuring embossed deluxe gatefold with live photos and enhanced liner notes.
Live in Manchester 1980 (The Michael Schenker Group). Live recording previously available as digital-only release comes on double red vinyl.
If Music Could Talk (The Clash). 1980 interview album with The Clash--Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon--in brief conversation with their trusted management rep/fixer/consigliere Kosmo Vinyl. Originally only available as a promotional LP for US radio, released now as a limited edition double-vinyl package with new artwork.
Blue Ridge Rangers EP (John Fogerty). Special release combines two key singles from John Fogerty’s 1973 debut solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers on a limited-edition blue vinyl 12” single.
Greasy Truckers Party (Hawkwind). Live recording of 1972 show at the Roundhouse in London, England, from the Space Ritual era. First time available on double vinyl.
And if none of the above selections turn your crank, then head out to your local record store come Record Store Day (2) and see what you can find. Two Vancouver shops that come highly recommended are Neptoon Records in Mount Pleasant and Zulu Records in Kits.