Friday, 18 February 2022
Del Shannon: RSD22 Red Vinyl Rock On!
#1,655: Record Store Day is fifteen years old this year hence #RSD22 is fast approaching. Fans of Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and fellow Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench will therefore be pleased if not excited to see that Del Shannon's much loved final album "Rock On!" is on the list to be reissued in 180g red vinyl via Demon Records for the first time in 31 years on Saturday 23rd April.
Originally issued posthumously via Silvertone Records (UK: #ORELP514) in 1991 following his death in February 1990, "Rock On!" produced three UK/EU singles: "Walk Away", "Are You Lovin' Me Too" and "Callin' Out My Name". UK collectors may also recall that Del's 1983 single "Cheap Love" (#D1017) was also released on the Demon label and backed by the Jeff Lynne co-produced "Distant Ghost". Find out more about this most attractive of releases via these official RSD22 and Demon Records website links thus:
See also: Del Shannon: The Jeff Lynne Connection