One of the most important dates in music fans’ calendars, Record Store Day never ceases to come up with the goods. Whether you’re looking for wallet-friendly reissues of costly rarities, or outtakes and live recordings that fill out the bigger picture behind landmark albums, the best Record Store Day 2023 releases are must-buys for every vinyl junkie’s wants lists.
Record Store Day 2023: The 20 Best Releases You Need To Buy
20: Rich Kids: ‘Ghosts Of Princes In Towers’ (black vinyl, 6,000 copies)
New wave supergroup Rich Kids burned briefly but brightly. Featuring ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and future Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, the band’s lone album, Ghosts Of Princes In Towers, was produced by David Bowie’s former right-hand man, Mick Ronson, and released in August 1978. It featured the group’s sole Top 30 hit, Rich Kids, alongside a slew of incendiary pop tunes such as Marching Men, Burning Sounds and Cheap Emotions, but it became the group’s epitaph when they split just months later. Still essential, this newly remastered edition comfortably sits among the best Record Store Day 2023 releases.
Must hear: Rich Kids