Since "support your local independent record store" could always use a bigger boost than a 99-cent sale, Record Store Day is back with another flurry of exclusive releases from humble indie-rockers and pop superstars alike. From the hundreds of releases that will be available for the first time (and in some cases, last time) on April 19, here are 20 covetable items that should give anyone in your household at least one excuse to hit the racks.
Bruce Springsteen, American Beauty (vinyl EP). All four songs (“American Beauty," "Mary Mary," "Hey Blue Eyes," and “Hurry Up Sundown”) are previously unreleased studio tracks, three of which are outtakes from the High Hopes sessions. Are they with or without Tom Morello? Your guess is as good as ours. No plans have yet been announced for these tracks to appear in digital formats, so expect April 19 to be get-out-yer-turntables day for Springsteen fans.
R.E.M., Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions (four-LP boxed set). As seen onRead More »from Your Record Store Day Shopping List, From the Grateful Dead to One Direction