TOM ODELL SET TO RELEASE SPECIAL RECORD STORE DAY 12″ VINYL
4 TRACK EP INCLUDES COVER VERSIONS OF THE BEATLES, CYNDI LAUPER, RONNIE LANE & PALMA VIOLETS & RECORDED LIVE IN LONDON
Tom Odell, the BRITS Critics Choice, is set to release a very special 4 track 12″ vinyl recorded in London for Record Store Day titled ‘The Daytrotter Recordings’, this Saturday April 20th. It follows the release of his debut single ‘Hold Me’ and is a precursor to his much anticipated debut album ‘Long Way Down’, set for release via I.T.N.O/Columbia Records on June 24th.
The 4 tracks were recorded on Monday 15th April in London and are set for a highly limited vinyl run that Tom will then hand deliver into his favorite record store, Resident Records, in Brighton.
When asked about his involvement with Record Store Day, Tom said…
When I found out I had the opportunity to release something for Record Store Day I was excited. Just the chance to get back in the recording studio seemed very appealing. I wanted to do something different. The thing I love about Record Store Day is that the releases are completely unique. It’s one of the few moments when you can find and own something that won’t be available anywhere else. It becomes more personal. It becomes more special.
I decided I wanted to release an EP that could emulate some of the stuff I’ve been doing on the road with my band. I wanted it to sound live. So we recorded a set of some of my favourite songs, and we recorded them straight to tape. We only had a couple of hours, and a couple of reels of the stuff, but that made it all the more compelling.
Hope you enjoy, Tom
Track Listing for ‘The Daytrotter Recordings’
1. Anymore for Anymore (Originally performed by Ronnie Lane)
2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Originally performed by Cyndi Lauper)
3. Best of Friends (Originally performed by Palma Violets)
4. Oh Darling (Originally performed by The Beatles)
Tom heads back to the US for further tour dates before returning to mainland Europe and the UK for a string of sold out shows including Somerset House, two shows at Camden’s Electric Ballroom and Shepherds Bush Empire. He will also be supporting The Rolling Stones later in the summer.