With Record Store Day 2016 fast approaching on April 16th, Absolute are pleased to unveil the exclusive offerings from our labels for this year’s edition of what has become an landmark on the music fan’s calendar. This year we have an exclusive double picture disc from Def Leppard courtesy of earMUSIC, accompanied by a split double A side from Jah Screechy & SL2.
Def Leppard – Def Leppard
Originally released in October 2015, Sheffield’s finest’s self-titled 11th studio album was their first in seven years… and with it, Def Leppard proved conclusively that they’d lost none of their magic. Further cementing their reputation as one of the greatest rock bands of all time ‘Def Leppard’ saw Classic Rock featuring the album in their Top 20 of 2015 while Kerrang! awarded it 4Ks, adding: “Lepp remain rock’s biggest, baddest, glitteriest band.” For Record Store Day 2016 this phenomenal album is being made available in a limited edition, double-vinyl picture disc format.
Jah Screechy/SL2 – Walk & Skank / On A Ragga Tip
‘Walk and Skank’, originally released in 1984 on the Black Dreader label, became a UK dancehall classic, but it was London rave collective SL2 who brought Jah Screechy’s vocal to a mass audience in 1992 with the XL Recordings release ‘On A Ragga Tip’. The track went on to become one of the defining British singles of the decade, and was a huge hit right across Europe with a Number 2 peak here in the UK. Now both of Screechy’s classic recordings are brought together on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day 2016.