When is Record Store Day Black Friday 2021? Dates, full list of vinyl releases and more
Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 is one of the most-anticipated events on the popular shopping day.
Fans of exclusive and one-off vinyl can get their hands on limited-edition releases, while supporting independent businesses.
This year’s Record Store Day Black Friday will take place on 26 November, with independent record stores across the globe taking part in-store and online.
There’s more than 100 records being released from the likes of, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, Kali Uchis, Evanescence, Dusty Springfield and Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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What is Record Store Day Black Friday?
The organisers say they see RSD Black Friday as the “kick-off to the holiday shopping season”, as many stores launch special releases on Black Friday, and may choose to carry them throughout the holiday season – depending on demand.
They say they take part in Black Friday because “it’s an important day and we want record stores to be a part of it if they choose to”, and it’s a way to highlight independent stores.
While the official Record Store Day – which takes place earlier in the year – is an “all-day party celebrating the record store”.
What can we expect on Record Store Day Black Friday 2021?
There will be three types of releases on 26 November:
- 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.
Many independent record stores will sell their RSD Black Friday releases in-store, with fans expected to queue in-person for certain drops.
You can search for your local record store here. If you want to find out if they’re stocking RSD Black Friday releases you’re best to contact them ahead of the day.
Meanwhile a number of them will also sell the releases on their websites. This includes Rough Trade who already have their RSD Black Friday page ready alongside the releases they’ll be stocking at roughtrade.com/blackfriday.
It features releases from Lana Del Rey, Dusty Springfield, Kali Uchis, Ozzy Osbourne, Fleetwood Mac, Evanescence, Leonard Cohen, Carole King and Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Will there be other vinyl record sales on Black Friday?
Yes, you can expect to get some discounted vinyl records on Black Friday through major retailers like HMV and Urban Outfitters.
Ahead of Black Friday, HMV are already offering two vinyl for £40. This includes albums from Harry Styles, Amy Winehouse, Kate Bush, Lauryn Hill, Mitski, Little Mix, Phoebe Bridgers and Britney Spears. You can shop the deal on HMV’s offers page here.
Meanwhile Urban Outfitters usually run a store-wide Black Friday sale including clothing, homeware and vinyl. So keep an eye out on the website at urbanoutfitters.com.
The full Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 list
- ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic/Osaka Popstar – Beat on The Brat (Maxi Single) – 12″ Vinyl
- A Place To Bury Strangers – Hologram – Destroyed & Reassembled (Remix Album) – LP
- Aerosmith – 1971: The Road Starts Hear – Cassette & LP
- Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet – 2 x LP
- All Them Witches – LIVE ON THE INTERNET – 3 x LP
- Angelo Badalamenti – Blue Velvet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe Edition) – 2 x LP
- Art Pepper – Promise Kept: The Artist House Albums – 4 x LP
- Barry Mcguire – Eve of Destruction – LP
- Bee Gees – Three Kisses of Love – LP
- Big Brother & The Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) – Combination of the Two: Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival – LP
- Big Mama Thornton – Sassy Mama – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club – LP
- Billie Eilish – No Time To Die – 7″ Vinyl
- Billy F Gibbons – Hardware – CD
- Blackberry Smoke – STONED – LP
- Blxst – Just For Clarity – 12″ Vinyl
- Bobby Rush – Chicken Heads 50th Anniversary – Vinyl
- Broken Social Scene – Feel Good Lost (20th Anniversary Edition) – LP
- Buck Owens & His Buckeroos – Bridge Over Troubled Water – LP
- Canned Heat – Friends in the Can – LP
- Canned Heat & Memphis Slim – Memphis Heat – LP
- Carole King – In Concert – Live At The BBC 1971 – LP
- Charlie Parker Verve – Bird In LA – 2 x CD & 4 x LP
- Chet Baker – Albert’s House – LP
- Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton – In Concert: Live at MIDEM 1978 – LP
- Chief Keef – Thot Breaker – LP
- Chris Isaak – Beyond The Sun – LP
- Chris Travis – Pizza and Codeine – 2 x LP
- Chuck Prophet – No Other Love – LP
- Crobot – Rat Child EP – Vinyl
- Daryl Hall & John Oates – Fall In Philadelphia: The Definitive Demos 1968-71 – LP
- Dave Davies – Kinked – LP
- Dave Van Ronk – Hear Me Howl Live 1964 – LP
- Dio – The Last In Line – LP Picture Disc
- Dio – Holy Diver – LP Picture Disc
- Dire Straits – Encores (Live) [2021 Remaster] – Vinyl
- Dusty Springfield – The Complete Atlantic Singles 1968-1971 – 2 x LP
- Émoi – Willy’s Wonderland (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – LP
- Eric Essix – Songs From The Deep – LP
- Evanescence – Evanescence – LP
- Fleetwood Mac – Alternate – 2 x LP
- Foo Fighters – Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version) b/w Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version) – 7″ Vinyl
- Freeze – Rabid Reaction Freeze – LP
- Gavin Rossdale – WANDERlust – 2 x LP
- Gladiators – 1983 – THE NIGHTHAWK EP – Vinyl
- Grant-Lee Phillips – Yuletide – Vinyl
- Henry Jackman – Cherry (An Apple Original Film) – 2 x LP
- High Pulp – Mutual Attraction Vol. 3 – LP
- Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden – LP Picture Disc
- Jackson 5 – ABC – LP
- Jackson Conti – Sujinho – 2 x LP
- James LaBrie – Elements of Persuasion – 2 x LP
- Jamie Lidell – Muddlin Gear – Cassette
- Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Georgia Blue – 2 x LP
- JD McPherson – SOCKS – Cassette
- Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Johnny Appleseed – 12″ Vinyl
- John Carpenter – John Carpenter’s Ghosts Of Mars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – LP
- John Hicks Trio – Is That So? – 2 x LP
- John Legend – Once Again – 2 x LP
- John Powell – How To Train Your Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – 2 x LP
- John Scott – Inseminoid: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – LP
- Johnnie Johnson – Johnnie B. Bad – LP
- Jorma Kaukonen – Christmas… Candy Cane Edition – LP
- Jorma Kaukonen – Christmas… Christmas Tree Edition – LP
- Judas Priest – Best of Judas Priest – 2 x LP
- k.d. lang – All You Can Eat – LP
- Kali Uchis – Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ – LP
- King’s X – Please Come Home… Mr. Bulbous – LP
- LA Guns – Waking the Dead – LP
- Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over The Country Club – LP
- Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House – At Montreux – LP
- Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate (50th Anniversary) – LP
- Lera Lynn – Live and Unplugged From Vinyl Tap – LP
- Little Feat – Electrif Lycanthrope: Live at Ultra-Sonic Studios, 1974 – 2 x LP & CD
- Local Natives – Music From The Penn Gala in 1983 – Cassette
- Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson – The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa – 3 x LP
- Magma – BBC 1974 Londres – 2 x LP
- Matata – Independence – LP
- Maxwell – NOW – LP
- Michael Kamen – The Iron Giant – 12″ Picture Disc
- Miles Davis – Live-Evil – 2 x LP
- Mobb Deep – Free Agents – 2 x LP
- Modern English – After The Snow – LP
- Motorhead – The Lost Tapes Vol.1 (Live In Madrid 1995) – 2 x LP
- Mr. Big – Lean Into It – LP
- Nancy Wilson – You and Me – 2 x LP
- Night Ranger – Somewhere in California – LP
- Non Phixion – The Green LP – 2 x LP
- Norah Jones – Christmas Don’t Be Late – 3″ Vinyl
- Oneohtrix Point NeveR – Renditions I – 10″ Vinyl
- Oscar Peterson – A Time For Love: The Oscar Peterson Quartet-Live In Helsinki, 1987 – 3 x LP
- Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears – 12″ Picture Disc
- Pink Lincolns – I Am A Genius – 7″ Vinyl
- Puscifer – Billy D and the Hall of Feathered Serpents, Puscifer Live at the Mayan Theatre – 7″ Vinyl
- Puscifer – Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti – LP
- Ray Charles – Live in Stockholm – LP
- Rich Brian – Amen – 2 x LP
- Rob Dickinson Real Gone – Fresh Wine For The Horses – 2 x LP
- Roy Buchanan – The Prophet: The Unreleased First Polydor Album – 2 x LP
- RZA as Bobby Digital – Digital Bullet – 2 x LP
- Saigon Kick – The Lizard – LP
- Sam Cooke – The First Mile of The Way Sam Cooke – 3 x 10″ Vinyl
- Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – My Little Shop of Horrors – LP
- Smith/Kotzen – Better Days – Vinyl
- Sons Of Kemet – African Cosmology – 12″ Vinyl
- Souren Baronian – The Middle Eastern Soul of Carlee Records – 3 x LP
- Spoon – 7″ Vinyl
- Squirrel Nut Zippers – Lost Songs Of Doc Souchon – LP
- Stray Cats – Live At Rockpalast – 3 x LP
- Styles P – Float – 2 x LP
- Sun Ra – Omniverse – LP & CD
- Swirlies – They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons – LP
- Tammi Terrell – The Irresistible – LP
- Tank and The Bangas – The Big Outside – 12″ Vinyl
- Tav Falco – Club Car Zodiac – Vinyl
- Teddy Swims – A Very Teddy Christmas – Vinyl
- The Avett Brothers – Emotionalism – Cassette
- The Grouch – Show You The World – 2 x LP
- The Gun Club – Live at the Starwood – LP
- The Jacka – Tear Gas – 2 x LP
- The Jim Carroll Band – Catholic Boy (Deluxe) – 2 x LP
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Paris 67 – LP
- The Munsters – At Home With The Munsters – LP
- The Reverend Horton Heat – We Three Kings – LP
- The Shangri-Las – The Best of the Red Bird and Mercury Recordings – 2 x LP
- The Staples Singers – The 25th of December The Staples Singers – LP
- The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-Stars Verve – Original Grooves: A Gift To Pops – 12″ Vinyl
- The Wrens – Secaucus – 2 x LP
- Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse (10th Anniversary Edition) – LP
- Tierney Tough – A Farce To Reckon With – 7″ Vinyl
- Todd Rundgren – Healing – LP
- Trippie Redd – A Love Letter To You 1/A Love Letter To You 2 – 3 x LP
- Twiztid – I Tried 2 Warn U – 7″ Vinyl
- U Roy – Creation Rebel: Rare Sides By The Reggae Originator 1971-1975 – LP
- U2 – Gloria 40th Anniversary – Vinyl
- Various Artists – Stubbs The Zombie: The Soundtrack – LP
- Various Artists – Latin Legends Live – 2 x LP
- Various Artists – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – 2 x LP
- Various Artists – Beleza Tropical – 2 x LP
- Various Artists – Americana Railroad – 2 x LP
- Various Artists – Tickets For Doomsday: Heavy Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Ballads & Dirges 1970-1975 – LP
- Wailing Souls – Fire House Rock (40th Anniversary) – LP
- Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price – Willie, Merle & Ray: Big Hits Live From The Last Of The Breed Tour – LP