Record Store Day 2020 is in full gear as it prepares for the upcoming annual event to celebrate indie record stores worldwide. RSD will take place on August 29, September 26, and October 24. The list of vinyl album releases is out.

Based on the announcement posted on the official website, Record Store Day will "look very different this year:" it will celebrate on "special, properly distanced released dates." RSD 2020 will "focus on the music" to bring albums into the stores and buyers in the "most financially and socially responsible way."

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The Record Store Day was plotted on April 18. It was then moved to June 20 before coming up with the new schedule.

The organizers released the RSD 2020 Official List on June 1. It includes the names of the albums and artists to be released on specified dates. The list usually comes from the independent labels and distributors, which carry a wide array of artists and music genres. Here are several titles worth watching out for:

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August 29

David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie

David Bowie - I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour '74)

(These are both Bowie exclusives and will be available in vinyl and CDs.)

Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom EP

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds and Bloodflowers

Billie Eilish - Live at Third Man Records

Brittany Howard - Live at Sound Emporium

Elton John - Elton John

Paul McCartney - McCartney (50th-anniversary pressing copy)

Iggy Pop - Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991)

John Prine - The Atlantic Albums (4-LP box set)

Sam Smith - I Feel Love

U2 - 11 O'CLOCK TICK TOCK (40th Anniversary Edition)

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, (EP)

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September 26

Destiny's Child - Say My Name

The Doors - The Soft Parade: Stripped

Fleetwood Mac - The Alternate Rumours

Ellie Goulding - Lights 10 (2-LP)

Jimi Hendrix - Message to Love (Live) / Changes (Live)

Nas - God's Son (2-LP)

Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again (Remixes and B-Sides)

TLC - Waterfalls

October 24

Johnny Cash - Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series - Early Mixes (1987, 2-LP)

Miles Davis - Double Image: Rare Miles From the Complete Bitches Brew Sessions

Eminem - My Name Is/ Bad Guys Always Die

Alice Cooper - Live from the Apollo Theatre Glasgow Feb.19,1982

Lil' Kim - 9

Maroon 5 - Memories

The Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis UK

The Who - A Quick Live One (EP)

How it all began

Record Store Day is a movement to celebrate independent record stores and the people behind the culture - owners, staff, and the artist. It started as a concept in the U.S. in 2007 with the first Record Store Day held on April 19, 2008. RSD is an international event usually done for a single day.

RSD 2018
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Record Store Day in June 16, 2018.

On Record Store Day, people gather together in nearly 1,400 brick-and-mortar stand-alone indie record stores in the U.S. and thousands of stores in other countries. Highlighting the event are the releases of exclusive vinyl and C.D.s and various promotional items. Several activities are also lined-up for the annual celebration, such as meet-and-greet sessions with artists, performances, parades, D.J.s playing music on the needle, cook-outs, and more.

Metallica was the first musical act to participate and interact with the fans during the first RSD. The other artists who have graced the event over the past years were Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Jack White, Chuck D, Dave Grohl, and others. Pearl Jam was the Record Store Day Ambassador last April 13, 2019.


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In several cities across America, such as New York City and Los Angeles, RSD is an official holiday. RSD though, has a disclaimer that not all the titles on the list will be available in all the participating shops. It is the store's prerogative to choose the albums to sell.