Record Store Day 2011

Monday, 14th March 2011

EP coverDon't know about everyone else, but the words "limited edition vinyl" rarely fail to get our attention. Particularly when you throw in the names Danny & The Champions Of The World, The Magic Numbers and Bruce Springsteen. However, before we completely mislead you into thinking Danny & co. have been recording with The Boss (working towards that one), let us explain:By way of celebrating this year's Record Store Day, Badlands (good friends and winners of's Best UK Independent Record Store 2010) will be releasing a 10" vinyl EP of Bruce Springsteen cover versions, entitled "It's Boss Time!". Here's what it includes:Badlands record store day poster SmallThe Magic Numbers - Sad Eyes (from the 1998 box set of previously unreleased material "Tracks") Danny & The Champions Of The World - Tougher Than The Rest (from the 1987 album "Tunnel of Love") Willie Nile - I'm On Fire (from the 1984 album "Born In The USA") Billy Franks - All That Heaven Will Allow (from the 1987 album "Tunnel of Love")The vinyls are limited to 500 copies worldwide, with the tracks recorded by The Magic Numbers, Danny & The Champions Of The World and Billy Franks recorded especially for the EP, so unavailable anywhere else. A portion of proceeds from Badlands retail sales will be donated to Light of Day. We'll be bringing you the pre-order links very soon, so keep checking back.As well as putting out the vinyl EP, Badlands are promoting a concert in Cheltenham on the evening of 16 April, featuring Danny & The Champions Of The World and Willie Nile, along with other special guests.Tickets are £12.00 in advance, available instore or online from Bands are onstage from 7pm at Subtone, with live acts also performing in the shop throughout the day.

“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”


“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”


“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”