Friday, February 25th 2011
Deftones announced today that in commemoration of Record Store Day, they will be releasing a special covers LP, aptly titled Covers. The album, limited only to 5,000 copies, includes covers of The Cure, The Smiths, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Duran Duran, among others. Most of the cover songs on the LP have previously been made available as b-sides and iTunes bonus tracks, but for die-hard Deftones fans, this certainly is a great piece to add to your collection.
Here’s the tracklisting for Covers, which will be released on April 16:
Drive (The Cars)
Caress (Drive Like Jehu)
Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
Do You Believe (The Cardigans)
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (The Cure)
Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny)
Record Store Day may be just a cesspool of bad attitudes, bad selections and records you can get for cheaper on eBay, but occasionally, it’s rare gems like this one that make it worth checking out.
This year’s Record Store Day will also see the release of several unique offerings, including (but certainly not limited to) a vinyl re-issue of Glassjaw’s Worship And Tribute and a Rekords Rekords sampler featuring tracks from Queens Of The Stone Age, Alain Johannes, Mini Mansions and Desert Sessions. Mastodon’s Live At The Aragon will also be issued on vinyl.
To find out which one of your local over-priced record stores will be participating in Record Store Day, you can head over to the event’s official website.