We are back for another year, we don’t know how we survived but we managed to keep the shop going in between  3 lockdowns. All the safety guidelines make it a challenge to be open but we have finally reached summer and the return of Record Store Day 2021. Last year was our first time taking part and we loved being involved albeit nothing like we planned, but this year is a little less stressful with only two drops and the one on 17th July means we can have live music back instore.

For 2021 there is some incredibly special releases will be hitting the shelves, including records from some of our favourite artists across the exclusives. Plus as we have Dynamite cuts founder Malachi Trout djing for us in the shop this Saturday for drop one, expect a great selection from label boss playing from his personal collection

All the records have arrived and we’ve put together staff picks of must-have vinyl, so get ready to squander your pocket money on a whole new stack of sweet and shiny wax this Saturday. Please get out there and support your local independent record store!!

1)Hilton Felton – A Man for All Reasons
Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: 1LP
Label: Diplomats of sound

Released from Diplomats of Sound these are machine numbered and limited to 2000 globally. This jazz organ player released one signature album in 1980, now impossible to find on LP vinyl. It includes the ‘rare groove’ Be-Bop Boogie. Recorded at the same studio as Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle”


2) Kamal Abdul-Alim

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: LP
Label: The Orchard

First reissue of a rare jazz funk album from 1987 by trumpetor. Extremely sought after.


3) Brazil 45s : Vol 2

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: 7 inch vinyl boxset

Following up from DJ Format’s curated Volume 1 for RSD last year, this is the second volume in a series of Brazilian 45 boxsets, hand picked with beats & love by DJ Marky.


4) OST Michel Legrand – La Piscine (OST)

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: LP  Gatefold LP + bonus 7″

Michel Legrand’s cult soundtrack for Jacques Deray’s 1969 classic ‘La Piscine’ gets reissued with three bonus tracks making their vinyl debut. Featuring newly remastered audio, gatefold sleeve designed by Eric Adrian Lee and Liner notes by Jeremy Allen (The Guardian, The Quietus). The RSD Edition will also include Michel Legrand’s super rare and funky 7″ OST for Deray’s 1972 film ‘Un Homme Est Mort’.

5) Jungle Brothers – Straight Out Of The Jungle / Black Is Black

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: 7″

Label: Idlers

Following on from last years successful RSD 7″, Idlers are proud to release the title track from the JBs 1988 debut album “Straight Out The Jungle” that has never had a full release on 45 before. Backed with the more relevant than ever “Black is Black”. More golden era hip hop on 7! Picture sleeve.


6) Harold Land – Westward Bound!

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: LP
Label: Reel to real

Westward Bound! contains previously unissued live recordings of unsung tenor saxophone hero Harold Land from The Penthouse in Seattle from 1962, 1964 and 1965 with stellar musicians including Hampton Hawes, Carmell Jones, Buddy Montgomery and Philly Joe Jones. Released in partnership with the Harold Land Estate, the deluxe limited-edition, hand-numbered, 180-gram 2-LP set is mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. The remastered audio was captured from direct transfers of the original Penthouse’s tape reels. Westward Bound! includes an extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by jazz historian Michael Cuscuna, co-producers Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds, and pianist Eric Reed; plus interviews with tenor saxophone giant Joe Lovano and the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins.


7) Focus – Singles, Deep Cuts & Bbc Live (Coloured Vinyl)

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: x2 LP Vinyl
Label: Music on Vinyl

Dutch rock group Focus – founded in late 1969 – was the first continental European rock group to reach a worldwide audience and to tour extensively in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Japan. The band scored two worldwide hit singles, sold several million albums and was the first Dutch rock group claiming Melody Maker’s Brightest Hope award for 1972. One year later, Focus hit the US Billboard charts with two singles and two albums simultaneously. During their prime years, Focus featured some of the most talented musicians coming out of The Netherlands during the 70s: guitarist Jan Akkerman, keyboard player Thijs van Leer, bass player Bert Ruiter and drummer Pierre van der Linden.
This double album combines original single versions, some deep cuts from their albums and recordings from their 1973 BBC In Concert performance at the London Paris Theatre.
SINGLES, DEEP CUTS & BBC LIVE is available as a limited edition of (TBA) individually numbered copies on coloured vinyl (colours to be announced).

8)Television Personalities – Another Kind of Trip

Release Date: 12th June 2021


Label: Fire records

1000 copies pressed on double black vinyl, gatefold sleeve & DL card. First time on vinyl. Double album capturing the Television Personalities live, with the classic line up of Daniel Treacy, Jowe Head and Jeff Bloom. 21 tracks featuring unreleased versions and a song that never made it to the studio. A side apiece from the Thames Poly in 1985, East Berlin in ’89, New York in ’92 and Bremen in ’93. Includes stellar versions of ‘How I Learned To Love The Bomb’, ‘Salvador Dali’s Garden Party’, ‘My Very First Nervous Breakdown’ and ‘Hard Luck Story #39’. Download includes seven tracks from the intimate and exclusive – and hungover – Kim’s Underground Show in New York including a brooding ‘Part Time Punks’. Remastered from the original tapes with extensive sleeve notes and input from Jowe and Jeff. A masterclass of Treacy’s incisive songwriting: “Truly of all the ’77 mob, his is the only talent to remain totally intact.” Bob Stanley // “TVPs were as mythical to a younger generation as Syd Barrett had been to Treacy” Uncut // Includes expanded liner notes. The fourth instalment in a series of compilations for the band, lovingly put together by Fire Records. Track listing: SIDE ONE – First We Take The Cellar Bar THAMES POLY CELLAR BAR 26.7.85. 1 A Good And Faithful Servant 2 Stop And Smell The Roses 3 How I Learned To Love The Bomb/Back To Vietnam. SIDE TWO – Ich Bin Ein Mod! BERLIN – Insel Der Jugend – 20.7.89. 1 Paradise Is For The Blessed 2 Tell Me About Your Drugs 3 Salvador Dali’s Garden Party 4 Three Wishes 5 All My Dreams Are Dead. SIDE THREE – Knitting for Britain NEW YORK – Knitting Factory 4.4.92. 1 You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are 2 Me And My Imaginary Friend 3 Silly Girl 4 You, Me And Lou Reed 5 Hard Luck Story#39 6 Honey For The Bears. SIDE FOUR – Goodnight Spacemen, Everywhere BREMEN – Wehrschloss 2.4.93. 1 Me And My Big Ideas 2 Goodnight Mr Spaceman 3 My Very First Nervous Breakdown 4 I Hope You Have A Nice Day 5 David Hockney’s Diaries 6 Love Is Better Than War. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – An Unplugged Hangover NEW YORK – Kim’s Underground 5.4.92. 1 The Man Who Paints Rainbows 2 Goodnight Mr Spaceman 3 If I Could Write Poetry 4 The Boy In The Paisley Shirt 5 Part Time Punks 6 Clear Day* 7 Living Next Door To Alice**


9)Linton Kwesi Johnson – Making History

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format: LP    Label: UM

Out of print on vinyl for many years this is an expanded LP edition of ‘dub poet’ Linton Kwesi Johnson’s classic 1984 album, featuring the original album + three bonus tracks.  i comes with bespoke gatefold sleeve with enhanced artwork and was remastered at Abbey Road, released on heavyweight YELLOW coloured vinyl.
Produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and the legendary Dennis Bovell (‘Blackbeard’), the album continues LKJ’s fierce, politically-charged view of Britain at the time. His outspoken comments on the 1981 Brixton riots, the New Cross fire that killed 13 black teenagers and confronting the National Front are all tackled but with an accessible and strident dub-reggae beat.
Extensive liner notes from the original LP, by the late political activist and journalist Darcus Howe, are included in the package. Darcus was depicted in the recent Steve McQueen film, ‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ on BBC TV.


10) Steve Parks – Movin In The Right Direction C/W Just Ask Me

Release Date: 12th June 2021

Format:7″   Label: Dynamite Cuts

Last but not least, we are proud to stock DYNAMITE CUTS and the label founcer Malachi Trout will be djing instore 3-5pm.

For  funk and soul fans its series of amazing 45s have unleashed another Gem for RSD. This Rare groove club classic has now been shrunk down to a stunning 7”, for the first time. The LP was first released in 1981 along with a single.- which is now a mega-rare collector’s items; selling for £200 plus.
Steve Parks’ big song on this LP is the epitome of Rare groove music in the 90s. almost every club and radio would play this every night – it would be banging out of The Mud Club, Astoria, The Wag and all the other hot, sweaty, but very brilliant, clubs of the 80’s and 90’s. This is definitely on the ultimate soundtrack to that funky era.
This one-off LP and it iconic cover by Steve Parks has been reissued before but never as a 7” and never with a full colour sleeve, Dynamite Cuts’ mini version does both, delivering on-point artwork and finely tuned mastering.
Steve Parks is a very private man; this iconic cover only happened because his friend Rico, who coerce him into wearing the shirt as Steve didn’t like it at all. The only way to do it was to take him to Leon’s BBQ by the beach and buy them both a bucket of tips and corn bread.
Don’t miss out!!! – Must have vinyl release

For Full details on this years Record Store Day events please visit here https://www.overdraftrecords.co.uk/record-store-day/