Your Montreal guide to Record Store Day Drops 2020
With the ongoing social distancing measures in place and concerns around the coronavirus, it was announced in April that the 2020 edition of Record Store Day (RSD) will take place in the form of "RSD Drops" over the course of 3 days: August 29, September 26, and October 24.
The idea is still to celebrate independent brick and mortar record stores, their owners, employees, customers, as well as the artists behind the vinyl albums but, this year, in a way that is safe for everyone.
OFFICIAL PARTICIPATING STORES IN MONTREAL
- Aux 33 Tours, 1373 Mont Royal East
- Atom Heart, 364 Sherbrooke East
- Beatnick, 3770 St. Denis
- Freeson Rock, 1477 Mont Royal East
- Le Vacarme, 6250 St. Hubert
- Sensation Musicale, 84 Dufferin, Granby
- L'Indicatif, 261 15e rue, Laval
- Fréquences, 502 Mondor, Saint-Hyacinthe
- Marché du Disque, 3200 Laframboise, Saint-Hyacinthe
- Sunrise Records, various locations
As is RSD tradition, the event brings with it an impressive list of limited print, special edition vinyl records. Here are just some of the special releases which will be available on August 29:
- America: Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976, LP
- Archers of Loaf: Street Fighting Man, 7"
- August Burns Red: Bones, 7" 45rpm single
- Biffy Clyro: Moderns, 7"
- The Black Crowes: Lions, 2xLP
- The Black Keys: Let's Rock, 45 RPM edition, 2-LP
- David Bowie: ChangesNowBowie, 1-LP
- David Bowie: ChangesNowBowie, 1 CD digipak
- David Bowie: I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74), 2-LP
- David Bowie: I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74), 2 CD
- The Charlatans UK: The Charlatans UK vs. The Chemical Brothers, 12"
- Gary Clark Jr.: Pearl Cadillac ft. Andra Day, 10" EP
- Collective Soul: Half And Half, 12" LP
- The Cure: Bloodflowers, 2-LP picture disc
- The Cure: Seventeen Seconds, 1-LP picture disc
- Def Leppard: Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, 1-LP
- Dio: Annica, 12" picture disc
- Elton John: Elton John, 2-LP transparent purple
- Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live At Waterloo Field, Stanhope, NJ, 31st July, LP
- Ace Frehley: Trouble Walkin', LP
Note: Availability may vary from store to store and some albums will only be available in limited quantities. Some stores may have special hours along with supplemental safety precautions in place.
More releases will be made on subsequent RSD Drops days scheduled for September 26 and October 24. A full list of special releases is available at RecordStoreDay.com.
ADDITIONAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES IN MONTREAL
- Encore Books and Records, 5670 Sherbrooke West
- Cheap Thrills, 2044 Metcalfe
- BBAM! Gallery, 808 Atwater
- L'Oblique, 4333 Rivard
- Musiquest, 63 Donegani East, Pointe Claire
- Le Pick Up, 169 des Pins East
- Sonorama, 260 Bernard West
- La Rama, 77 Bernard West
- Les Bons Débarras, 4646 Wellington, Verdun
- Paul Boutique, 112 Mont Royal East
- Death of Vinyl, 6442 St. Laurent
- Le 180g, 6409 Papineau
- Sonik, 4050 Berri
- Phonopolis, 207 Bernard West
- Phonopolis West, 300 Bord du Lac, Pointe Claire
- Sound Central, 4486 Coloniale
Record Store Day was launched in 2007 by a collective of independent record store owners and employees. More information is available at RecordStoreDay.com.