Even More Clapton For Record Store Day 2011
First, it was Eric Clapton: Unplugged on 2LPs pressed on 180g vinyl. Then, it was a Derek And The Dominos 7" single with newly finished vocals by Bobby Whitlock on "Got To Get Better In A Little While" (b/w "Layla"). Now, there's a third Clapton-related reason to get up early on Record Store Day: a 7" single by John Mayall and Eric Clapton out on Sundazed Records. "Lonely Years" b/w "Bernard Jenkins", which were both recorded in October 1965, are sourced from the original mono masters. Although Mayall's “Lonely Years” and the Clapton-penned instrumental “Bernard Jenkins” were recorded a few months before John Mayall And The Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton LP, they were released shortly after the album in a limited edition on producer Mike Vernon’s mail-order-only Purdah label. In 2011, the single is again being produced in a limited quantities; just 1,000 copies for Record Store Day.
Record Store Day, celebrated on the the third Saturday in April, began in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores in the U.K. and around the world. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in various countries make special appearances and performances.
Record Store Day 2011 happens 16 April.
For a list of participating U.S. Record Stores, click here.
For a list of participating Record Stores in the U.K. and all other international territories, click here.