June 18th Record Store Day Drop: The Kinks, Wilco, Madness, Paul McCartney/St. Vincent

Vinyl junkies rejoice, the people over at Record Store Day have announced the list of releases coming to independent record stores on June 18th. This will act as a follow-up date to the original Record Store Day on April 23. Anyone who follows vinyl releases knows the struggle most pressing plants have been going through. Vinyl sales have been on the rise for years and major labels are starting to get a whiff of it, meaning they’re pressing up physical copies of major releases and ordering hundreds of thousands of vinyl, paying top dollar to put their release at the top of the list. This has pushed back independent releases and delayed pre-orders for months. June 18th is the day for all the releases originally slated for April that didn’t make it to the shelves due to the major manufacturing delays. 

Regardless, there is a great list of releases that will be hitting your local record store this June. Record Store Day recently released the list of the releases in June and it is stacked. You can check out the full list below but Glide has picked the top five essential pick-ups for your collection. 

Full list: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases 

Glide’s Top Five: 

5. The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset EP

This classic single from 1967 is remastered in mono and comes on a yellow 12” vinyl. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the single that Rolling Stone put at number 14 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. 

4. Madness – Baggy Trousers

This release is the first time this single will grace a 12” vinyl. It also comes with five additional tracks, some are remastered. 

3. Various Artists – 100% DYNAMITE! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in Jamaica

Soul Jazz Records dug deep into the vaults of Studio One to emphasize the influences that the American Jazz, Funk, and Soul music had on Jamican Reggae. On yellow vinyl, this compilation is packed with 18 tracks of some of the best music to come out of the legendary Studio One record label. 

2. Paul McCartney/ St. Vincent – Women and Wives

This RSD exclusive also doubles as a celebration for Sir Paul, his song Women and Wives was named Song of The Year by RSD for 2022. One side features the original song from Paul McCartney’s McCartney III and side B has St. Vincent’s cover from the remix album McCartney III Imagined. 

1. Wilco – Cruel Country Pre Release Limited Edition

Wilco has been releasing genre bending albums since their debut in 1995. Their latest effort comes in the form of a full-blown country project. Set to be release on May 27, this version features a RSD exclusive album artwork, an essential for any fan of Wilco and collectors in general. 

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