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Metallica, Black Keys, And More Announce Record Store Day Exclusives

Posted on March 6, 2012 AT 02:03pm

Rock & Roll All Day

Warner Brothers Records has announced that a number of their bands will be put out exclusive releases on April 21 in honor of Record Store Day.

Here’s the rundown:

The Black Keys will release a deluxe vinyl version of their album “El Camino” that has a bonus CD, a limited edition poster, and a v7-inch single with two unreleased live songs: “Money Maker” and “Sister.”

Mastadon and Feist are releasing a split 7-inch single with Mastadon’s cover of Feist’s “A Commotion” and Feist’s version of Mastadon’s “Black Tongue.” Mastadon will also release a second 7-inch with their take on The Flaming Lips’ “Spoonful Weighs A Ton.”

Wilco and Billy Bragg will issue a 3CD/1DVD version of their “Mermaid Avenue” album that will include seventeen previously unreleased tracks from those sessions, a documentary about the album, and a 48-page book with lyrics, photographs, and other goodies.

There will also be exclusive vinyl versions of Metallica’s recent outtakes collection “Beyond Magnetic,” the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Stadium Arcadium,” Common’s “The Dreamer/The Believer,” a boxed set of Eric Clapton’s albums “From The Cradle,” “Riding With The King,” and “Me And Mr. Johnson” called “Blues,” and all five of Disturbed’s albums in a six-disc collection called “The Collection.”

The international holiday, which is held on the third Saturday of April, is held in honor of independently owned record stores, and is always celebrated with exclusive releases from a wide variety of musicians.

Paul Semel, Contributor
Paul has been writing about movies, music, video games, books, TV, toys, celebrities, and other fun stuff since the early-’90s. A regular contributor to EGM since 2004, he's also written for Entertainment Weekly, Bikini, Maxim, Raygun, Walmart GameCenter, Rides, and Emmy, among others. Please follow him on Twitter at @paulsemel. Or don't. Whatever.

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