What’s In Store For Record Store Day 2012?

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International Record Store Day is less than a month away, scheduled for the third Saturday in April.  This year, that falls on April 21st.  What is Record Store Day you might ask.  It’s the day the world celebrates the art of music, bringing together musicians, their fans, and record stores the world over. This year, dozens of artists will reissue or release for the first time some of their finest work.

The track off Bruce Springsteen’s new album Wrecking Ball will be released called “Rocky Ground.”  It will include a live recording of “The Promise.”

“Starman,” the smash-hit from David Bowie in 1972 will be available with “Suffragette City” with over 100 photos from Mick Rock.

The single “Another Day” by Paul McCartney will be reissued with the B-side “Oh Woman Oh Why.”

The 25th anniversary edition of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” will be issued on vinyl.

Leonard Cohen will release a vinyl EP of “Live in Fredericton.”

Record Store Day will also see on vinyl for the first time Lou Reed’s solo record “Transformer” and live album “Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal.”

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