July 14, 2021
Essential selects from over 500 exclusives.
Record Store Day returns in 2021, spread across two ‘drops’ – 17th July and 12th June.
Read more: Record Store Day 2021 official releases
To help you navigate the 538 exclusives on offer, we’ve delved into the releases available on each drop day.
As with past instalments, reissues once again take centre-stage on RSD, with new releases following behind.
Sadly, female artists are still far less represented than male artists amongst all of the RSD 2021 releases, though it’s admittedly more balanced than in previous years.
Check out our list of favourites below, and head here to check out the remaining RSD Drop 1 selects on offer from Phonica Records in London.
This Is Ann Peebles
Oh Me, Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly 1972
Bjork x The Hamrahlid Choir
(One Little Independent Records)
Boosie Badazz & MO3
(Badazz Music Syndicate / H$M Music / EMPIRE)
Bird In LA
Denzel Curry x Robert Glasper
Live From Leimart Park
Deux Triangles Deluxe
Il bandito dagli occhi azzurri
Live At The Warsaw Jazz Jamboree 1991
(Who’s Who In Jazz)
Naima / My Favorite Things
Acoustic Shadows (Anniversary Edition)
I Know This Much Is True – Music From The HBO Series
The Keep Soundtrack
(Nu Northern Soul)
The Feeling Of Love
(Zelone records/Virgin Music Label & Artist Services)
Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden)
(Soul Jazz Records)
May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson
(Light In The Attic)
Behind The Dykes 2 – More Beats, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1966 – 1971
(Music On Vinyl)