RSD 2024

Author: Bruce Jenkins  Date Posted:8 March 2024 

RSD 2024

International Record Store Day continues to go from strength to strength as it lures lovers of vinyl into bricks and motar shops for a day of digging and discovery. It is a major date on the Discrepancy Records calendar and the web site is crammed with pages of goodies announced by record companies.

If you haven’t already created your RSD Wishlist (see below), we recommend you do so ASAP.

What’s on offer, you ask? Take a deep breath and we’ll dive in.


CLASSIC ROCK is a pretty broad highway. RSD will deliver re-issue from Elton John ("Caribou") and the 1964 self-titled Rolling Stones LP as well as the brilliant Who compilation "Story Of The Who". Slightly less well known but just as classy is the one solo album by Little Feat main man Lowell George. This re-issue of "Thanks I’ll Eat It Here" comes with tasty bonus material. Frank Zappa was an acidic social commentator, so a compilation of his political (as distinct from politically correct) songs is sure to be interesting. Meanwhile, if you love behind-the-scenes releases, you’ll be excited by work-in-progress recordings from "Pyramid", the Alan Parsons Project classic.

LIVE ALBUMS are always a feature of RSD release sheets, and 2024 is no exception. From The Doors "Live At Konserthuset Stockholm 1968" to Killing Joke "Live At Lokerse Feesten 2003", there is something to evoke the live music experience for everyone. Dandy Warhols and Damage, Def Leppard and De La Soul… it’s an amazing range. Fans of Aussie legend Ian Moss will be thrilled by "Live At The Enmore" on vinyl while another famous venue, the Rainbow Theatre, is the location for the Average White Band if you fancy some funk.

A couple of the biggest names in HEAVY ROCK are represented, with a red/black splatter version of Black Sabbath’s "Paranoid" set to make your turntable shudder. Def Leppard offer a live album to rock your socks off, too.

RARITIES are something many RSD fans seek out. A couple that leapt out at this fan of psych/prog were the ultra-rare Gandalf LP and the under-rated album from Grapefruit. In the PROGRESSIVE aisle you will find Yes ("Yale Bowl ’71"), a picture disc of EL&P’s "Pictures At An Exhibition") and the heavy prog classic by Leafhound, "Growers Of Mushroom". An anniversary re-issue of the krautrock klassic "Music Von Harmonia" will delight those unable to afford a 1974 Brain label original while lovers of melodic symphonic progressive rock will be delighted by "Barclay James Harvest & Other Short Stories".

Discrepancy Records loves SOUNDTRACKS and has scavenged the RSD lists. The following were unearthed… Airborne craziness with "Airplane", a time-travelling escapade from Doctor Who, a saddle bag full of Ennio Morricone and the first vinyl release of the soundtrack to the 2000 film "The Filth And The Fury—A Sex Pistols Film". I’m sure there were some we missed!

JAZZ has afforded rich RSD pickings in recent years and 2024 is no exception. A re-issue of "Everybody Digs Bill Evans" is sure to be popular, as is "Reincarnations", a Charles Mingus rarities collection. A new release from Kenny Garrett, "Who Killed AI?" also caught my eye. Released this year, it sure captures the zeitgeist of creative angst. The endless flow of Sun Ra albums continues; I counted three albums from the prolific and always interesting band leader. Plus, of course, live offerings a-plenty. Brother Jack McDuff does his funky organ thing on "Ain’t No Sunshine (Live In Seattle)" while there are a pair of releases from Cannonball Adderley, dating from 1969 and 1972. Lovers of saxophonists will also want to check out Sonny Rollins’ "Dream Weaver: The 1959 European Tour Recordings".

Elsewhere you can find a posthumous release of previously unfinished work from Bernie Worrell, an LP from the Dalai Lama that invites you into his "Inner World" and demo recordings from The Lemonheads and Mike Oldfield. Seventies stoner favourite "Up In Smoke" by Cheech & Chong is coming out on "smoky green vinyl" (of course) while a fiftieth anniversary edition of "Monty Python Live At Drury Lane" will bring back fond memories for some and perhaps make some new converts. Could comedy records be making a comeback?

As always, this post could go on and on. Kirsty MacColl and Kristin Hersh. Marianne Faithful and Mavis Staples. Ladytron and Little Richard. The offerings really are amazingly diverse. So whether your tastes run to Astrid Gilberto or Fields Of Thee Nephilim, you are sure to find something to get your pulse pumping that little bit faster. Oh, and those entranced by fancy vinyl (by which I mean zoetrope pressings as well as lovely coloured discs) there are several to discover, including early George Harrison LPs and one from Clash legend Joe Strummer.


If you add a title to you Wishlist, Discrepancy will try to get it. No guarantees, of course, but every effort will be made. So below is a reminder on how to create that list. Make a huge mug of coffee and get to it!



To Create a Wishlist

  1. Go to your Account page
  2. Select "My Wishlists" with the yellow star
  3. Choose an existing list or look for "+Add New List".
  4. In the box, give your new list a name, eg. RSD April 2022
  5. Click "Add New List" (it turns green when you hover over it!)


Adding items to your Wishlist

  1. As you scroll through the RSD items, click on the "♡ Add to Wishlist" button.
  2. A panel appears, offering you a tick box for each of your Wishlists. Select the one you want, eg. RSD April 2022
  3. Click 'Save my Wishlist changes'
  4. Close the box
  5. If you click on the item’s image or artist/title, you will be taken to a page with more information on the album. You can "♡ Add to Wishlist" here as well.


A reminder of the RSD rules

  1. Your Wishlist is for you to log your interests, things you are keen on. It’s not an order or a reservation.
  2. In store on RSD it is 'first come, first served' with a limit of one copy per customer of each release.


Find more information about RSD 2024 in Discrepancy Records' RSD 2024 guide, and links to the RSD list, HERE

Leave a comment

Comments have to be approved before showing up