Record Store Day is the one day of the year where over 200 record shops across the UK come together to celebrate their independent culture. Usually taking place in April, this year is different. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting events, Record Store Day is #SocialDistancing for 2020.

Divided into three RSD ‘drop dates’ (Saturday 29 August, Saturday 26 September and Saturday 24 October), each date will have its own list of releases, with participating stores hosting on-site socially distanced queues or releases available via their websites from 6pm on the day.

This is your chance to purchase some rare and exclusive records and we’ve pulled together our Top 3 releases from local talent to try get your hands on during this Saturday’s drop…

1 – The Charlatans vs. The Chemical Brothers – 12” Vinyl

Originally released in 1995, this maxi-single brought together the tracks that frequent collaborators the Charlatans and The Chemical Brothers teamed-up on to create. Find the full track listing below, alongside vinyl details and quantity.

Side A: 1. “Toothache (Chemical Risk Mix)” 2. “Chemical Risk Dub (Toothache Mix)”
Side B: 1. “Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix)” 2. “Toothache (Instrumental Mix)” 3. “Patrol (Chemical Brothers Mix)”

Limited edition yellow vinyl.
Quantity – 500.

2 – New Order – The John Peel Sessions 1982 – 12” Vinyl

This four track, 12” E.P. features a session from Manchester legends New Order which was recorded for John Peel’s radio show and originally broadcast on June 1 1982. Read on for details of the record’s track listing and to find out how many copies will be released during Saturday’s Record Store Day drop.

Side 1: 1. Turn The Heater On 2. We All Stand
Side 2: 1. Too Late 2. 5 8 6

This release features a newly created sleeve by iconic Manchester graphic designer Peter Saville.
Quantity – 7500

3 – Cherry Ghost – Live at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (25/01/15) – 12” Double Vinyl

This release captures Bolton band Cherry Ghost’s final performance before their hiatus – an intimate set recorded live at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, featuring some of songwriter Simon Aldred’s best known songs. Find the full track listing below:

Track listing: Drinking For Two / Herd Runners / 4am / Fragile / Reign / Sacramento / Thirst For Romance / My God Betrays Me / Throw Me To The Dogs / All I Want / False Alarm / Bad Crowd / Please Come Home / Mathematics / Four Eyes / People Help The People / Clear Skies Ever Closer

Black Vinyl.
Quantity – 1500

To find out more about this and future Record Store Day ‘drop dates’, their releases, participating stores and more, head to the official Record Store Day website. Meanwhile, you can find a list of participating Manchester record stores below…

  • Vinyl Exchange, 18 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN
  • Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR
  • Vinyl Revival, 5 Hilton Street, Manchester, M4 1LP
  • Eastern Bloc Records, 5A Stevenson Sq, Manchester, M1 1DN
  • Wilderness Record Store, 9 Egerton Crescent, Manchester, M20 4PN
Sat 29 Aug
Cat Allan
Published on:
Thu 27 Aug 2020