Another year of Record Store Day releases can finally get underway as the haze of the global pandemic begins to lift. The organisation has announced that there will be at least two fantastic collector’s items on sale as new releases from The Clash and The Cranberries has been confirmed.
The releases come as part of Record Store Day’s work alongside War Child. Teaming up with the charity for the 2021 edition of RSD, the organisation has rekindled its relationship for two extra special releases.
The second drop of new releases will land on July 17th with four extremely limited-edition releases, all being shared in the name of raising money for War Child. The Clash will release ‘If Music Could Talk’ which sees the band discuss some classic tracks as part of a 1981 interview.
There is also Miles Davis’ Miles Davis Champions From The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions as well as The CRanberries releasing Stars: The Best of 1992–2002, all of which will arrive on July 17th.
Before that release, however, the HELP EP which features songs from PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Portishead and more, will thud down on June 12th along with the first wave of Record Store Day releases.
Head of War Child Records, Richard Clarke, noted: “We were delighted to be the charity partner for RSD last year and raise over £12,000 to help change the lives of children affected by conflict.
“It was a really difficult year for everyone and we’re really proud to have worked with RSD, the independent record store community and make a difference. The music industry has always been so important to his charity and we’re really excited to return as charity partner for 2021 as well as marking the partnership with our first release on War Child Records.”
Joe, Mick, Topper & Paul interviewed by Kosmo Vinyl in 1981, introducing 10 tracks from Sandinista! Released for the first time, on vinyl and specially for @RSDUK and @WarChildUK #RSD2021. Available on the 17th July https://t.co/2PJWjo4zb9 pic.twitter.com/ocLHp9ldL1— The Clash (@TheClash) April 6, 2021