Record Store Day 2017: The Stories Behind 4 of the Coolest Releases –

Record Store Day is turning 10 tomorrow, and artists and labels are once again using the occasion to release interesting, fun and head-turning packages. Here’s how four of this weekend’s most complicated and unique offerings came to be.

Gil Melle, The Andromeda Strain, Original Electronic Soundtrack (Jackpot Records, edition of 1,500)

What Is It?: Sourced from the original master tapes, the first ever American reissue of the tense, pioneering electronic soundtrack to the 1971 film The Andromeda Strain comes in a reproduction of the original album’s hexagon-shaped vinyl, reflective sleeve and die-cut cover.

Isaac Slusarenko, Jackpot Records: I’ve been working on the project for almost two years. It’s near impossible to find this record and jacket in good shape and I felt this would be perfect release for record stores on RSD 2017. Honestly, every part was a challenge to create, but I’d…

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