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Record Store Day 2023

Record Store Day 2023

On Saturday 22nd April we’ll be open and we’ll be selling records, It is record store day!

As we explained a few times over the last few months, we're taking a more low key approach to the RSD exclusives this year. Broader economics have made a lot of the titles very expensive and many of the releases are well outside what we normally stock. We don’t want to bum anyone out, no one should feel like the record they wan't to buy isn't cool or isn't any good, so with a good months notice, we wanted to list the releases we'd expect to have in stock on the day. If it is not listed below, we will not have it.

RSD23 Releases at Drift

+ We will be open from 9am.
+ You can purchase as many records as you like, but strictly ONE of any exclusive.
+ You can browse the exclusives we have in stock, here.
+ A reminder that they are available at Drift in person on Saturday 22nd April 2023. Remaining copies will be available to buy online from 8pm on Monday 24th April.

Our list in full;

The 1975 - Live With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Ali Farka Touré - Green
Alison Goldfrapp - Remix EP
Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Arooj Aftab - Live In London
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Live at Jazz Workshop 1970
Bastille - Bastille: MTV Unplugged
Beach House - Become
Ben Webster - In Hot House
Bert Jansch - Toy Balloon
Bert Jansch - When The Circus Comes To Town
The Big Moon - Love in The 4th Dimension
Björk - Ovule / Atopos
Black Rebel Motorcyle Club - Live at Levitaiton
Blur - Blur Present The Special Collectors Edition
BODEGA - Xtra Equipment
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it In People
Carole King - The Legendary Demos
Chet Baker - The 1979 Vara Studio Sessions in Holland
Chet Baker - Chet (Mono)
Confidence Man - RE-TILT
Darren Hayman - Lido
David Bowie - Laughing With Liza - The Vocalion And Deram Singles 1964 - 1967
DIIV - Live at The Murmrr Theatre
Dirty Projectors & Björk - Mount Wittenburg Orca
Doctor Who - The Amazing World Of Doctor Who
Dolly Parton - The Monument Singles Collection 1964-1968
Dusty Springfield - Cameo
Echo & The Bunnymen - Peel Session 1997
Elvis Presley - Burning Love - The RCA Rehearsals
Ernest Ranglin - Below the Bassline
The Ethics - Now Is The Time
Foals - Life Is Yours (Life Is Dub)
Frank Black - Live 2006
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
Frankie and The Witch Fingers - ZAM
Galt MacDermot - Woman Is Sweeter
Jamiroquai - Live at Maida Vale
Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires - The Sound Emporium EP
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Streetcore
Jonathan Richman - Jonathan Goes Country
Joyce Moreno - Visions of Dawn
Kae Tempest - Nice Idea EP
Leftfield - Version Excursion
Madness - I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side, Vol. 3
Madonna - American Life Mix Show Mix
Mansun - Before The Grey Lantern
The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute + The Widow (Live)
Metronomy - Small World Special Edition
Midlake - Live at the Roundhouse
Miles Davis - Rare Miles From The Complete On The Corner Sessions
Mr Benn - The Music
Nuggets - 50th Anniversary Box
Ocean Colour Scene - Besides, Seasides and Freerides
Oh Sees - Smote Reverser (Golden Fleece Edition)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Pearl Jam - Give Way
Pixies - Doolittle - Live In Brussels, 2009
Pixies - Demos
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
Roy Ayers - Stoned Soul Picnic
RZA as Bobby Digital - Bobby Digital In Stereo
Sea Power - Everything Was Forever
Self Esteem - Compliments Please
Seth Lakeman - The Somerset Sessions
The Slits - Rough Cut
Slum Village - Trinity (Past, Present And Future)
Snapped Ankles - Blurtations
Soul Jazz Records Presents...
- 200% Dynamite! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk & Dub in Jamaica
- Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74
- Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul - A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83
- New York Noise – Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82
- Studio One Ska
Spectrum and Silver Apples - A Lake Of Teardrops
Suede - The 'Suede' Demos LP
Suggs & Paul Weller - OOH DO U FINK U R
Sun Ra - Haverford College, January 25 1980
Sunn 0))) and Boris - Altar
Taylor Swift - folklore: the long pond studio sessions
The Groundhogs - Crosscut Saw
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die Remixes And
The Week That Was - The Week That Was
U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One / Sunday Bloody Sunday
Unloved - Killing Eve'r "Ode To The Lovers"
Various Artists (Mike D) - Brazil 45 Boxset Vol.4
Various Artists - Secretly Distribution x Music Declares Emergency Presents…
Wendell Harrison - Fly By Night
Wilco - Crosseyed Strangers: An Alternate Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Yusef Lateef - Yusef Lateef's Detroit Latitude 42° 30' Longitude 83

Drift Records - 2010
Our last RSD at No.91 High St back in 2010.

Saturday 22nd April will be euphoric. We'll sell some beers, we'll have some really excellent records in the racks, we will have Quinquis playing live in the sop at 2pm, some give aways and we've booked a fantastic band called CINDY to play live in the evening. More info here

Over the last five or six years, we've been very vocal about Record Store Day needing a hiatus, a proper refresh and a reformat. We wrote about the gimmicks here and we more recently spoke about the broader business impacts here. Twelve months later nothing has changed. There is very minimal shop consultation about the releases and with the announcement of 400+ exclusives (some in limited editions of 115,000 units) this evening, it feels very much like 400+ opportunities for us to upset people in April... This isn't what we ever intended.

A reminder; we're not allowed to reserve or pre sell anything.


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