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Apr202018

Record Store Day co-founder particularly excited about this year's special vinyl releases

Courtesy Record Store DayThe 11th annual Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 21, and as usual, the promotion features a wide array of exclusive, limited-edition vinyl discs.

"This year our list is a little bit bigger than last year's," Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz tells ABC Radio. "I don't think I've ever been as excited about a list of Record Store Day releases."

Among the releases that Kurtz says he finds particularly cool are ones from Led ZeppelinDavid Bowie and Neil Young.

Led Zeppelin's offering is a seven-inch single pressed onto yellow vinyl that features a previously unreleased mix of "Rock and Roll." Kurtz says the disc "really gets me going" because "Rock and Roll" is "one of my favorite songs of all time."

Bowie has three releases on tap for the event, including a three-LP set called Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) featuring unissued performances from a pair of shows that took place during the summer of '78. Kurtz says, "It's just a fantastic-sounding album."

Young's Record Store Day contribution is a two-LP set titled Roxy -- Tonight's the Night Live that was culled from three September 1973 shows held at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Kurtz reports that he's been told that Young thinks the album includes some of "his greatest performances." 

Among the other artists releasing discs for Record Store Day 2018 are Chuck BerryBlue Oyster CultEric Burdon & The AnimalsEric ClaptonBo DiddleyThe DoorsDuran DuranEurythmicsJohn FogertyMarvin GayeGloria GaynorThe KinksKenny LogginsMadonnaThe Moody BluesVan MorrisonHarry NilssonPink FloydElvis PresleyPrinceThe RascalsThe Rolling StonesU2 and The Who.

Check out the full list of releases at RecordStoreDay.com.

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