Music fans and vinyl enthusiasts eagerly await Record Store Day every year. It is also a great day for your local independent record store. Since 2008, exclusive releases have hit shelves in mom-and-pop brick-and-mortar stores around the world. This year is no different in that regard. However, there are some major differences this year. One of those differences is that there are two Record Store Day drops this year. The second is that two unreleased Elvis Presley platters are hitting shelves for your listening pleasure.
That’s right, Elvis Presley fans, mark your calendar. The second Record Story Day drop this year will contain two of the King’s unreleased albums. You’ll only be able to get them at your local record store. However, you have to act fast because both of them will be very limited. You’re not going to want to miss these limited edition hip-shaking releases.
New Elvis Presley Albums for Record Store Day
The second batch of Record Store Day albums hits shelves on July 17th. So, find a participating store and save the date. If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss these exclusive albums. The first album is called Elvis Presley – Sings the Mad Professor. It is the best of the King’s crooning tunes written by the late great Ben Weisman. They will press the album on regular vinyl as well as on a picture disc. Once the platter sells out, it’s gone for good. There won’t be a second pressing of this one, according to Express.
Elvis Presley and Ben Weisman collaborated often. In fact, Elvis recorded over fifty of Weisman’s songs. He penned, “Follow that Dream,” “Rock-A-Hula Baby,” “Crawfish,” and many more. The King gave Weisman the nickname “The Mad Professor,” because he looked more like a professor than a top-notch rock and roll composer.
The other Elvis Presley album is even more special. It is Café Europa en Uniforme. It is a double album pressed on “cornetto” style vinyl one will be red and blue and the other will be green and blue. It’s more than just a pretty face, though. The double LP consists of alternate versions of some of the King’s songs that have never been released before. It will be incredibly limited. So, serious collectors will definitely be on the lookout for this one.
Even if you don’t get your hands on the new Elvis Presley records, be sure to check out your local record store on July 17. As a matter of fact, head out there today. You never know what’s waiting for you in the crates.