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
SPECIAL RELEASES: October 24
- Alice Cooper: Live from the Apollo Theatre Glasgow Feb. 19, 1982, 2-LP, 140g black
- The Allman Brothers: Fillmore West 1-31-71, 2x12"
- The Allman Brothers: An Evening With The Allman Brothers: First Set, 2x12
- Asking Alexandria: Stand Up And Scream, LP
- Beck: No Distraction/Uneventful Days (remixes), 7"
- Booker T. & The M.G.'s: McLemore Avenue, LP, 180g
- Johnny Cash: Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series Early Mixes, 2-LP 180g
- Cheap Trick: Out To Get You! Live 1977, 2x12"
- The Church: Golden Afternoon Fix (Limited Gold Edition), LP
- Dandy Warhols and Bebe Buell: Femme Fatale, 7"
- Eve 6: The Fly Record Live, LP
- Rory Gallagher: Cleveland Calling, 1-LP
- The Grateful Dead: Buffalo 5/9/77, 5-LP, 180g with side etching
- Humble Pie: Official Bootleg Collection Vol. 2, 2xLP
- Judas Priest: Sad Wings of Destiny, 2xLP, 180g blue/black
- Mark Knopfler: Metroland, Music and Songs From The Film, LP
- Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush: Real LIVE! Vol. 1, 2xLP
- Bob Mould: Circle of Friends, 2-LP, 180g clear
- Lou Reed & John Cale: Songs for Drella, 2-LP, 180g black
- Keith Richards: Hate It When You Leave b/w Key To The Highway, 7"
- The Rolling Stones: Metamorphosis UK (special edition), 12" LP
- Skid Row: Slave To The Grind (expanded), 2-LP
- Soul Asylum: Hurry Up and Wait (Deluxe), 2xLP and 7"
- Toto: Live In Tokyo 1980, 12"
- The Who: A Quick Live One, 12"
- Frank Zappa: You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (sampler), 2-LP 180g
- Warren Zevon: Greatest Hits (According to Judd Apatow), 1-LP
SPECIAL RELEASES: September 26 The Alarm: Celtic Folklore Live, LP The Allman Brothers: Fillmore West 1-31-71, 2x12" Badflower: The Jester/Everybody Wants To Rule The World, 12" The Black Crowes: Jealous Again, 12" single Canned Heat: Record Store Day Party With Canned Heat, 12" The Doors: The Soft Parade: Stripped, 180g clear Fleetwood Mac: The Alternate Rumours, 1-LP, 180g black Jerry Garcia: The Very Best of Jerry Garcia, 5xLP Jimi Hendrix: Message To Love/Changes, 7" Paul McCartney: McCartney, 1-LP Mott The Hoople: Golden Age Of Rock N Roll, limited blue
SPECIAL RELEASES: 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.
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
- 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.