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Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Evanescence & more highlight this weekend’s Record Store Day Drops

Magdalena Wosinska

The second Record Store Day “Drop” event of 2021 takes place Saturday, June 17. Among the limited-edition vinyl discs you’ll find exclusively independent record stores this time around are offerings from Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Evanescence and Muse‘s Matt Bellamy.

Foo Fighters’ album of Bee Gees covers, Hail Satin, features four songs from the disco legends — “You Should Be Dancing,” “Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than a Woman” — as well as a rendition of “Shadow Dancing,” which was a hit for the trio’s younger brother, Andy Gibb. It’s being released under the name Dee Gees. The flip side includes performances of five songs from the latest Foos album, Medicine at Midnight, recorded at the band’s Studio 606.

A 12-inch vinyl version and cassette single of Pearl Jam’s “Alive” are both being released to mark the song’s 30th anniversary. The cassette single features the single version of “Alive,” plus the songs “Wash” and a cover of The Beatles‘ “I’ve Got a Feeling.”

Evanescence has a 2-LP 15th anniversary reissue of their album The Open Door, featuring “Call Me When You’re Sober,” “Lithium” and “Sweet Sacrifice,” all pressed on grey marble vinyl.

Matt Bellamy is releasing his solo album Cryosleep as a limited-edition 12-inch picture disc with a sheet music booklet. The picture disc features 10 songs, three of which are previously unreleased versions.

The June 17 installment of Record Store Day 2021 also includes exclusive releases from Beastie Boys, Bush, The Cure, Slightly Stoopid, St. Vincent, Gorillaz, Bastille, K. Flay and Lamb of God.

Check out the whole list of releases and participating independent record stores at RecordStoreDay.com.

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