Record Store Day Picks – 1

Due to the global pandemic RSD 2020 was put on hold and re-designed so that instead of a single day there will be three ‘Drops’ over a period of three months begining in August. From a budgeting perspective this is actually rather advantageous and probabaly good for the stores as well, however, the majority of items will be on the first drop with the next two being mini drops really.

A full list of what is being released is available HERE but I am just going to talk about the records I’m interested in picking up. So, starting with August:

The Amorphous Androgynous – A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble

This is a project involving The Future Sound of London, who seem to always have something out for RSD recenty, and appear futher down. Not 100% on this one, it depends very much on the price.

Asha Puthli – Asha Puthli

I’ve been listening to this on Spotify and I really liked it so if I see a copy I will give serious consideration to picking it up.

The Cure – Bloodflowers

One to add to my very slowly expanding Cure collection. I think Disintergration was around where I stopped listening to new cure releases as much so anything after that is sort of new to me, which is nice.

Future Sound Of London – Cascade 2020

I already have the original 1993 release but this is a 2020 update, much as they previously did with Yage and My Kingdom.

Gary Numan with The Skaparis Orchestra – When the Sky Came Down (Live at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester)

I like GN and this seemed interesting, again, price will be the decider.

Gorillaz – D-Sides & G-Sides

So this is 2 albums and I’m on the fence, I suspect they will be £50 for the two, which is probabaly more than I want to pay.

Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Jah Wobble – A Full Circle

If I see it and I have money left to spend then I’ll get it.

Ennio Morricone – Peur Sur La Ville OST

RSD Morricone releases have been very overpriced in my view, single albums being in the £38 range ( and then often discounted months later into the mid twenties, where thwy should have been in the first place).