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National Album Day 2022: The Complete List of Reissues This National Album Day

National Album Day 2022 has confirmed a full slate of releases and reissues for this year, with a number of albums receiving either special vinyl pressings or extended editions due out on October 14th.

In a joint statement Jeff Taylorexecutive director of St BPIand Kim Baileychief executive officer ERA (the organization behind National Album Day), they explained that “Artists love to tell their stories through album art, and fans love to listen.”

“But in a world where individual songs are more streamed, we take the appeal of the album format for granted.”

National Album Day is a celebration of the continued vitality and cultural relevance of the long player, particularly for the next generation of fans, and we invite everyone who loves the format to join in and enjoy this year’s National Album Day.”

What will be released before National Album Day 2022?

Jamiroquai – Emergency on planet Earth

Jamiroquai’s acclaimed debut album Emergency On Planet Earth gets a double 12″ reissue

Jamirakwai debut album 1993 An emergency on planet Earthwill be reissued on double transparent vinyl – a tribute to the foundation that became the acid jazz sound for which the band became famous.

In a retrospective review, a All musicthey noted the album’s conscious messages throughout the album:

“Frontman Jay Kay presents himself with an environmental manifesto up his sleeve, his lyrics infused with an idealistic revolution to save the planet.”

“But that revolution would happen on the dance floor if the band’s impressive rhythm section had anything to say about it.”

Pre-order Jamiroquai Emergency on Planet Earth hmv.

Chasing and status is more than a lot

Prior to its National Album Day listing, Chase and Status’ debut album had never been released on vinyl

In a modern review of the former music site Drowned in the Soundthey cited that More Than Alot “doesn’t just contain a bunch of blasting D’n’B hits you can bounce to: it’s far more adventurous in scope and vision” in their 9/10 review.

“A mostly dynamic album that really understands how people listen to music in 2008; (we) highly recommend this one.”

Pre-order Chase and Status’ More Than Alot hmv.

Us – Illmatic

Nas’ seminal work Illmatic will receive a limited release on red clear 12-inch vinyl

Considered one of the most important albums of all time, its influence is felt both in rap music and in hip-hop culture in general. Us Illmatic has long been noted as an iconic piece East Coast Hip Hop.

Looking back on the album’s 20th anniversary, Q magazine stated that “at 10 tracks, Illmatic is satisfyingly lean and cohesive – which is surprising for a hip-hop album with five producers.”

Illmatic will be reissued on clear marble red 12″ vinyl and is available for pre-order via hmv.

The Clash – Clash

Along with the Sex Pistols, The Clash were considered one of the pioneers of the 70s punk movement

Clash’s self-titled effort will be released on clear pink 12″ vinyl and is available for pre-order via hmv.

Complete list and formats of releases for National Album Day 2022

  • Alexander Ulman – Letter: piano concertos 1 and 2, sonata in B minor (CD)
  • alt-J – An Awesome Wave (Limited Fern Green Vinyl)
  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (Limited Black and Purple Vinyl)
  • Blossoms – Blossoms (Limited Edition Orange Vinyl)
  • Bunny Scott – The Love Somebody (Expanded Edition CD)
  • Chase and Status – More Than A Lot (Limited Pink & Black Marble Vinyl)
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Limited Edition 140g Translucent Yellow Vinyl)
  • The Clash – The Clash (Clear Pink Vinyl)
  • The Damned – Damned Damned Damned (Limited Yellow Vinyl)
  • Finley Quaye – Maverick A Strike (Yellow Vinyl)
  • Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg (10th Anniversary Remastered with 16 Bonus Tracks, 3-CD Set, and 2-CD Black & Gold Set)
  • Jamiroquai – Emergency on Planet Earth (2-LP Clear Vinyl)
  • Jennifer Lopez – One The 6 (Peach Vinyl)
  • Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey (Colored Vinyl)
  • Marine Girls – Lazy Ways and Beach Party (New CD Edition)
  • Nas – Illmatic (Limited Edition Red & Blue Vinyl)
  • The National – The National (White Vinyl)
  • Nessa Barrett – Young Forever (Debut CD Release)
  • The Police – Outlandos d’Amour (Limited Edition Blue Vinyl)
  • Rainn Byrns – New In Town (Vinyl & CD)
  • Sharky – People Are Strange (Digital Format)
  • Smith & Burrows – Funny Looking Angels (Limited Edition Vinyl Picture Disc)
  • The Staves – Dead & Born & Grown (Remastered Black Vinyl)
  • Sub Focus – Sub Focus (limited edition vinyl in red, green and blue)
  • Supergrass – I Should Coco (Remastered Black Vinyl)
  • The – Soul Mining (Vinyl Remastered)
  • Travis – Good Feeling (25th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue with “Fan Thank You”)
  • Wu Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Limited Edition Gold Vinyl)

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