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Craft Recordings Announces New Titles for Record Store Day 2022

Record Store Day 2022 has been announced and Craft Recordings have 10 new titles to salivate over for the next two months.

Craft Recordings RSD 2022

We covered Record Store Day 2021 from a lot of different angles last year; more than any other Hi-Fi publication with coverage in 5 cities and multiple podcasts that you can find here. We plan on doing that again for Record Store Day 2022 because it was fun and almost all of us found some great titles from our lists.

The snow is still falling in parts of the country, pitchers and catchers might report in a few weeks, and we’re starting to see some titles pop up from smaller indie labels and distributors.

With the most exciting time of the year for record collectors right around the corner, Craft Recordings have announced their releases for this year’s edition of Record Store Day, happening at independent record stores all over the globe on Saturday, April 23rd.

Art Pepper – Meets The Rhythm Section (Mono Edition) (1-LP; 180-Gram Vinyl)

Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section Album

Produced by Contemporary Records’ Lester Koenig and recorded by engineer Roy DuNann, this special mono edition of Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section is limited to 8,600 units worldwide, and features all-analog mastering from the original mono tapes by Bernie Grundman and was pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP. Released in partnership with Acoustic Sounds, this release celebrates 70 years of the venerable jazz record label.

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers 88 (1-LP; “Hot Nights Sky Blue” Vinyl)

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers 88 Album

Limited to 7,000 units worldwide, this 35th-anniversary reissue of Modern Lovers 88 features all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed on “Hot Nights Sky Blue”-colored vinyl.

Flash & the Dynamics – The New York Sound (1-LP; 180-Gram Purple Vinyl)

Flash & the Dynamics - The New York Sound Album

Returning to vinyl for the first time in decades, The New York Sound features all-analog remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent AudioLimited to 3,350 units worldwide, this special edition has been pressed on 180-gram purple vinyl at RTI for an optimal listening experience.

Commander Venus – The Uneventful Vacation (1-LP; Red-and-Black-Smoke Vinyl)

Commander Venus - The Uneventful Vacation Album

To celebrate the 25th-anniversary of the album, this special pressing features red-and-black-smoke vinyl and all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent AudioLimited to 4,600 units worldwide, this edition also includes the bonus track “Congratulations!,” which appeared on the original vinyl release.

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Vince Guaraldi Trio – Baseball Theme (7″ Single; White Vinyl)

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Baseball Theme White Vinyl Album

One particularly memorable selection from the album is “Baseball Theme,” a cue that was intended for a sequence devoted to Charlie Brown’s ill-fated efforts on the ball field.

Available as a 7-inch single for the very first time, “Baseball Theme” comes pressed on white vinyl and is limited to 4,600 units worldwide. This collectible release includes the original, 1964 soundtrack version of the song, plus an alternative studio take that was previously unavailable on vinyl. The jacket, meanwhile, features whimsical, baseball-themed images of Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

Esther Marrow – Sister Woman (1-LP; 180-Gram Vinyl; Tip-On Jacket)

Esther Marrow - Sister Woman Album

Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972Sister Woman features all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio. Housed in a tip-on jacket, and limited to 3,350 units worldwide, the album is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI for the highest-quality listening experience.

Collective Soul – Disciplined Breakdown (1-LP; Translucent Red Vinyl)

Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown Album

Limited to 7,400 units worldwide, this 25th-anniversary edition of Disciplined Breakdown is pressed on translucent red vinyl and features newly-remastered audio by the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Blakemore and lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

For more information: craftrecordings.com

Related podcast: A Look Back at Record Store Day 2021

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