The annual Record Store Day has been rescheduled twice, but this time it looks set in stone. U2, Paul McCartney, and the Rolling Stones are a few of the artists who will be releasing exclusive new music, and a Tyler Store is participating.

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Record Store Day happens every year in mid-April to celebrate Mom-and-Pop shops and musical independence, and artists usually release records that are a tad outside of the norm as a special treat for fans.  Because of the pandemic, the 2020 Record Store Day was initially rescheduled for June, and now it's been moved again to three separate days in August, September, and October.

This year it's a load of limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and box sets that will be available on Record Store Day, and it's set for August 29, September 26, and October 24. 

New reissues are coming from The Cure and Paul McCartney, along with rarities from David Bowie, and Fleetwood Mac.  And if you love a good live album, you've got some choice offerings on the way from My Chemical Romance and The Replacements.

— The Cure will release limited-edition picture disc versions of Seventeen Seconds to celebrate that album's 40th anniversary, and they'll release the album Bloodflowers to celebrate its 20th anniversary.  Look for that August 29th.

— August 29th will also be the release date for the Gorillaz G-sides and D-sides from their first two studio albums as standalone limited-edition vinyl releases.

— Billie Eilish will release Live at Third Man Records for the first time nationwide, and the album itself will look different than everything else on your shelf.  It will be pressed on opaque blue vinyl on August 29th.

— Paul McCartney’s solo debut that came out in 1970 will get a special 50th-anniversary reissue, and it will be a "half-speed mastered vinyl pressing."  Only Sir Paul.  That's coming out August 29th.

— U2’s debut single, “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”, will be reissued on limited edition 12-inch transparent blue vinyl August 29th. They'll also include two previously unreleased live recordings of “Touch” and “Twilight” from the band’s 1980 show at the Marquee in London.

— A new release from the David Bowie archives called ChangesNowBowie will have nine previously unreleased tracks on it, from a 1996 acoustic session that was recorded during rehearsals for his 50th anniversary birthday concert at Madison Square Garden.  That's coming on vinyl and CD August 29th.

— The Rumors album was huge for Fleetwood Mac in 1977, and The Alternate Rumors album coming out on Record Store Day will include alternate takes of those songs. The alternate album was part of a deluxe reissue of Rumors several years ago, but this is the first time it will be a standalone, limited-edition vinyl release, and it's coming September 26th.

El Guapo Records in Tyler will have these releases, along with new issues from the Rolling Stones, Dep Leppard, Alice Cooper, and more.  Get the full list HERE.

Several other indie stores around Texas will have Record Store Day specials too, including stores in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Bryan.

El Guapo Records

219 S Englewood Ave.
Tyler, Texas

(903) 279-7988