The May 2022 best-selling list is here, full of Record Store Day releases and new albums from famous artists.
“Record Store Day” is all over the list as collectors dug through the Marketplace for those elusive titles they couldn’t find in their local shops. The Taylor Swift 7-inch remains a hot seller, claiming a top spot again after being the most purchased item from RSD weekend.
No. 1. Taylor Swift – The Lakes (2022)
7″, Single, Ltd, Cle
Copies sold within the US came with a "Made In The Netherlands" sticker on the rear shrink wrap.
Copies sold within Canada came with a "Made in France" sticker on the rear shrink wrap.
Copies sold in the EU didn't come with a "Made in" Sticker on the rear shrink wrap.
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No. 2. Lou Reed – I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos (2022)
℗ 1971, 2022 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
"Record store day exclusive" release
Limited to 2000 copies according to Rough Trade UK - unknown if that's the total number for all of Europe. Other sources state 7550 copies which may be the US or global quantity.
Recorded October 27, 1971 at RCA Recording Studios, New York, NY.
All tracks previously unreleased except A1 "Perfect Day - Take 2" issued as bonus track on Transformer CD October 2002.
Issued with printed inner sleeve containing a photo & liner notes whilst images of RCA material are displayed on flipside.
Made in the EU.
This version plated and pressed by GZ Media.
– Sony Music logo to the left of the barcode on rear sleeve, under RCA Legacy logos.
– Labels have two lines of small print at bottom under the catalogue number, with 'Made in EU' declaration.
– Runouts have GZ laser-etched numbers, including the MRP matrix, but no hand-scribed hash numbers.
Lou Reed – I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos Some Buyer Reviews:
No. 3. Childish Gambino With Jaden Smith – Kauai (2022)
12″, EP, Ltd, Yel
Released as an 'RSD First' for Record Store Day, 2022.
Released for the first time on three different coloured variants, distributed globally at random, limited to 18,000 copies.
Pressed on opaque pale yellow vinyl.
Housed in a full-colour, single-sleeve jacket.
Full-colour, double-sided insert-sleeve & full-colour, double-sided lyric & credit sheet included.
Hype sticker reads:
PRESSED ON ONE OF THREE
SURPRISE COLOR VARIANTS
[Record Store Day Logo]
- Track A3 printed as 'Retro (Rough)' on jacket & label but 'Retro [Rough] on insert.
- Features credited on insert but not on jacket track-listing or label.
Childish Gambino With Jaden Smith – Kauai Some Buyer Reviews:
No. 4. Madonna – Who’s That Girl (Super Club Mix) (2022)
12″, EP, Comp, Ltd, Red
RSD, Record Store Day 2022 Release (23 April 2022)
35th Anniversary of Who's That Girl
Limited Edition of 15,000
Made in Germany
Issued as an RSD Exclusive Release. Hype-sticker and silver Record Store Day Exclusive sticker on shrink-wrap. Some copies have a "Made in Germany" sticker affixed to rear cover.
Top opening sleeve / Spine at the bottom: Madonna "Who's That Girl" Super Club Mix
This compilation ℗ & © 2022 Sire Records, a Warner Music Group Company. Manufactured for & Marketed by Warner Music Group.
Madonna – Who’s That Girl (Super Club Mix) Some Buyer Reviews
No. 5. Mariah Carey – #1’s (2022)
2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM
The European variation has the Sony Music Logo on the back cover.
Hype Sticker on release states
'Brand New Double LP Pressing Of The Original 1998 Release'
'Remastered at 24-Bit Hi-Res Audio For Vinyl'
'Record Store Day 2022'
'RSD Exclusive Release'
RSD Exclusive Release
Made in the EU.
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