Revealing this year’s list… Record Store Day 2022 sees Earth Recordings releasing a selection of stunning vinyl. All of these releases will be available to buy at your favourite independent record shops on Saturday 23rd April. No pre-orders, no online orders… all in person, at your handy local record store.
Record Store Day 2022 releases: Sandy Denny ‘Early Home Recordings’, Pearls Before Swine ‘The Exaltation Of Tom Rapp’ & Trevor Lucas ‘Overlander’
Sandy Denny ‘Early Home Recordings’
Twenty-seven 1960s recordings of pre-Fairport Sandy Denny – nearly all making their vinyl debut! This essential collection includes two different demos of her classic “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” (and other songs penned by her – some later recorded by Fairport), plus heartfelt covers of songs by Jackson C. Frank, Fred Neil, and traditional folk songs. The definitive collection of Denny’s home demos and authorized by her estate.
Pearls Before Swine ‘The Exaltation Of Tom Rapp’
The grand masters of acid folk, Pearls Before Swine outline the genius of leader Tom Rapp on an album created from a dusty box of tapes left behind by the incisive tunesmith. Never before heard recordings remastered to create the perfect route into the essential ‘Balaklava’ and ‘One Nation Underground’ albums that kick started a whole genre. This new vinyl compilation was made in collaboration with, and fully endorsed, by the Tom Rapp estate. Rapp’s lyrics “told hard truths about the human condition”; they were sometimes confrontational and cynical, but often embraced a “whimsical brand of mystical humanism” Billboard
Trevor Lucas ‘Overlander’
Ultra-rare 1966 solo album by singer/songwriter Trevor Lucas of Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, and Election. This Australian born folk legend recorded his own songs and a handful of covers – mostly solo acoustic, occasionally accompanied by bass, concertina, and fiddle. This is the first ever authorized reissue (by his estate), a long lost gem from a seminal songwriter.