Top 10 Record Store Day 2013 Picks

By Logan K. Young on Apr 18, 2013 02:45 PM EDT

Time is running out to gather up your pennies for this Saturday's Record Store Day. In fact, by our count, you have exactly...

You needn't worry, however. We're here to help. Here, then, are Classicalite's Top 10 Record Store Day 2013 Picks.

On second thought, yeah, you're gonna need more than just pennies.

Jerry Goldsmith

Poltergeist: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Format: 12"
Label: Mondo
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Re-release of classic film score on glow-in-the-dark vinyl!

1. The Star Spangled Banner
2. The Calling / The Neighborhood (Main Title)
3. The Tree (Outtake)
4. The Clown / They're Here / Broken Glass / The Hole
5. Twisted Abduction
6. Contacting The Other Side
7. The Light
8. Night Visitor / No Complaints
9. It Knows What Scares You
10. Rebirth
11. Night Of The Beast
12. Escape From Suburbia
13. Carol Anne's Theme (End Title)

Vitamin String Quartet

Vitamin String Quartet Performs Sigur Ros

Format: 12"
 Label: CMH Group
 Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Top-selling VSQ reinterprets Icelandic dream poppers--includes download for two bonus tracks, "Dánarfregnir Og Jarðarfarir" and "Ba Ba."


1. Gobbledigook
2. Hoppípolla
3. Starálfur
4. Untitled 4 (aka Njósnavélin)
5. Sæglópur


1. Dauðalogn
2. Svefn-g-englar
3. All Alright

Thurston Moore & Loren Connors

The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through

Format: 12"
Label: Northern Spy
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Culls together two New York City performances from two of the best guitarists to ever play the place.


The Stone


Public Assembly

Ólafur Arnalds 

For Now I Am Winter

Format: 12"
Label: Deutsche Grammaphone
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

180 grams, four pages of notes and one download card from cross-over composer (only 1,000 copies available in U.S.).

Van Dyke Parks

Song Cycle

Format: 12"
Label: Rhino
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Unavailable since 1968, features one pocket reverse tip-on, printed inner sleeve. Individual numbered. MONO.

Miles Davis


Format: 12"
Label: Legacy
Type: 'RSD First' Release

Modal jazz milestone, itself, also the last time Philly Joe Jones, Red Garland and Paul Chambers would ever play together on a Miles record.

The Dave Brubeck Trio

Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Fantasy 3-2)

Format: 10"
Label: Concord
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Reproduced LP on red translucent vinyl, features legendary sidemen Ron Crotty on bass and Cal Tjader on drums and vibes.

Various Artists

Imaginational Anthem Vol. 6: Origins of American Primitive Guitar

Format: 12"
Label: Tompkins Square
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Looks back to solo performances from the '20s and '30s, with 78 RPM transfers by seven-time Grammy nominee Chris King.


Jandek Vinyl Box Set - RSD 2013

Format: Vinyl Box Set
Label: Jackpot Records / Corwood Industries
Type: RSD Exclusive Release

Limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies--including poster and insert exclusives--guaranteed not to please everyone, but it so totally should. Serious inquiries, only.

Johan Kugelberg

Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992

Format: Book / 7"
Label: Sinecure / Century
Type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release

Hardcover, 512-page book includes clear vinyl promo from Century Records on "How To Press Your Own Record."

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TagsRecord Store Day, Record Store Day, Jerry Goldsmith, Van Dyke Parks, Vitamin String Quartet, Thurston Moore, Loren Connors, Ólafur Arnalds, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Various Artists, Jandek, Johan Kugelberg

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