Record Store Day Announces 2018 Releases
For music fans, Christmas comes in April — this year, it’s April 21, to be specific. That’s when Record Store Day 2018 will sweep America’s record shops, bringing with it performances, parties, and plenty of drool-worthy new and exclusives releases.
One release we’re particularly excited about is Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression (Demos). As ND readers know, the site and publication originally got its name from that 1990 album from Uncle Tupelo, a history former ND editor Kim Ruehl outlined in a recent piece for the Columbia Journalism Review.
Referencing ND founding editor Peter Blackstock, Ruehl writes, “Blackstock occasionally participated in an online message board called NoDepression.AltCountry, named for the 1993 debut album of Midwest alt-country group Uncle Tupelo (who had, in turn, named their inaugural recording, No Depression, for a song The Carter Family had recorded a half-century earlier, during the Great Depression).”
This Record Store Day release features a handful of exclusives, including a 1988 demo of the title track, which has never before been released on vinyl. Check out more details and a track list for No Depression (Demos) here.
Other notable roots titles slated for RSD 2018 include:
Bobby Bare, Things Change
Chuck Berry, Greatest Hits
Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison: 50th Anniversary Edition
Gary Clark, Jr. with Junkie, Come Together
Bo Diddley, 16 All-Time Greatest Hits
Steve Earle and the Dukes, Live from the Continental Club
First Aid Kit, You Are the Problem Here
Grateful Dead, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 2/27/69
Michael Kiwanuka, Out Loud
The Lone Bellow, Live at Grimey’s
The Smithereens, The Smithereens Play Tommy
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Way Out West – Desert Suite (Trip One)
Trampled By Turtles, Wildflowers
Uncle Tupelo, No Depression (Demos)
Johnny Guitar Watson, Giant