To celebrate Record Store Day this year, TLC have released a limited edition picture disc vinyl of their iconic single, 1995’s “Waterfalls“, to celebrate 25 years of the success of their diamond-selling album, ‘CrazySexyCool‘.
Traditionally on Record Store Day, local independent record stores are given exclusive and often limited releases to be sold only in stores, as a bid to help with the survival of the record stores, which have taken a huge blow in sales due to the growing popularity of digital downloads and streaming platforms such as Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.
Thankfully, vinyls have seen a resurgence in recent years, with music fans wanting their favourite music to be made available on the classic vinyl formats, leading to an increase in vinyl sales.
Record Store Day 2020 was initially set to go ahead back in June, but due to the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak it was postponed and some of the releases appeared to have been cancelled or heavily limited by some of the record labels, including the TLC release.
Other upcoming releases include Coolio‘s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” picture disc and Britney Spears‘ sophomore album, ‘Oops… I Did It Again’ on picture disc.
This year’s Record Store Day will be taking place a little differently with products being split across 3 new dates: 29th August, 26th September and 24th October in the UK.
TLC’s “Waterfalls” release takes place from September 26th with limited availability in selected stores. To avoid disappointment, please check with your local record stores to find out if they will be stocking the record at that particular store before attending.
UPDATE (26/9) — The Record Store Day team have sadly informed us that the TLC release will no longer be released on the scheduled date. They will inform fans via social media when they obtain a new release date from the label.
This title has been bumped and is not being released for RSD or @recordstoredayuk today. When it is rescheduled we’ll let everyone know via socials— Record Store Day (@recordstoreday) September 26, 2020
However, some record stores in Mexico have already been stocking the record in their stores, so if you’re in luck, contact some stores using the store locater in other countries to directly speak to the stores to get your copies if you cannot wait for a domestic release in your country!
Happy hunting, and stay safe!