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Record Store Day (RSD) 2022 is officially booked and the big list of titles has been unleashed on the world. This year, fans of this day will be happy to see one very important change: RSD is only taking place on one day, but there is a slight catch.

The past two years saw RSD broken up into multiple “drops” to allow for fans to visit their local participating record store with social distancing in mind due to the various unknowns related to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2022, however, RSD will be taking place on Saturday, April 23.

However, the folks at RSD note, “We’re also being proactive with designating an RSD Drops date on June 18. That will serve as a street date safety net, for titles that are part of the Record Store Day celebration, but for any number of reasons beyond controlling, can’t make it into stores on April 23.”

As in recent years, releases are broken up into three different categories:

Exclusives: These titles are physically released only at indie record stores.

RSD First: These titles are found first at indie record stores but may be released to other retailers or webstores at some point in the future

Small Run/Regional Titles: These titles are either regionally based and sold at specific stores or are press runs under 1000, which means they may be harder to find at record stores around the country.

Without further ado, the following are 43 titles we think you might want to add to your shopping list. The full titles list can be found at RecordStoreDay.com where you’ll also be able to find a list of participating stores.

(NOTE: Titles available on June 18 will be marked 6/18.)

  • Alice In Chains - 'We Die Young'

    Format: 12″ Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 14350

  • Allman Brothers Band - 'Cream Of The Crop 2003 -- Highlights'

    Format: 3 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 9500

  • Bad Company - 'Live 1979'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 3000

  • Charlie Benante - 'Moving Pitchers'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 1500

  • Black Label Society - 'Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 2600

  • Blondie - 'Sunday Girl EP'

    Format: 2 x 7″ Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 3000

  • David Bowie - 'Brilliant Adventure EP'

    Format: CD and Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: N/A

  • David Bowie - 'Toy EP'

    Format: CD and Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: N/A

  • Alice Cooper - 'Brutal Planet'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 5000

  • The Cranberries - 'Remembering Dolores'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 5000

  • The Cure - 'Pornography'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 9000

  • Daughtry - 'Dearly Beloved'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 1800

  • Def Leppard - 'High 'n' Dry'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 6000

  • Dio - 'Double Dose of Donington' (6/18)

    Format: 12″ Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 2700

  • The Doors - 'L.A. Woman'

    Format: 4 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 11000

  • Everlast - 'Whitney Ford Sings the Blues'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 2500

  • Foo Fighters - 'Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version)' b/w 'Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version)'

    Format: 7″ Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 9500

  • Peter Gabriel - 'Live Blood' (6/18)

    Format: 3 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 5000

  • Jerry Garcia Band - 'Ragged But Right'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 7500

  • Billy F Gibbons - 'Hardware'

    Format: CD Box Set
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 2000

  • Gojira - 'Live at Brixton Academy'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 3500

  • Grateful Dead - 'Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/8/72 (Live)'

    Format: 5 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 8000

  • L.A.Guns - 'Waking The Dead'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 4000

  • Halestorm - 'Back From The Dead'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 2800

  • Kirk Hammett - 'Portals'

    Format: 12″ Vinyl and CD
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 6500 and 7500

  • Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - 'Acoustics'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 6550

  • Judas Priest - 'Hero Hero'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 4700

  • Motorhead - 'Lost Tapes Vol. 2'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 2250

  • Stevie Nicks - 'Bella Donna'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 15000

  • The Offspring - 'Greatest Hits'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 7000

  • Pearl Jam - 'Live on Two Legs' (6/18)

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 20600

  • Iggy Pop - 'Live in Berlin'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 4000

  • Prince - 'The Gold Experience' (6/18)

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 24150

  • Ramones - 'The Sire Albums (1981-1989)'

    Format: 7 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 10000

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Unlimited Love'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 5000

  • Lou Reed - 'I'm So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos'

    Format: LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 7550

  • The Replacements - 'Unsuitable for Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live)'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 10000

  • Keith Richards - 'Talk is Cheap / Live At The Hollywood Palladium' (6/18)

    Format: 2 x Cassette
    Release Type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus
    Quantity: 650

  • The Rolling Stones - 'More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) [50th Anniversary]'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 7200

  • Slash - 'Live At Studio 60' (6/18)

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD Exclusive
    Quantity: 2250

  • Pete Townshend - 'Face The Face'

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 3500

  • U2 - 'A Celebration (40th Anniversary)'

    Format: 12″ Vinyl
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 7500

  • The Who - 'It's Hard (40th Anniversary)

    Format: 2 x LP
    Release Type: RSD First
    Quantity: 6000