Record Store Day 2017 has proved to be an outstanding success for VP/Greensleeves. Held on April 22, 2017, the label released two limited press, vinyl only titles that have debuted at number 1 and 2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart for the week ending April 27, 2017. "White Man In Hammersmith Palais 7" EP" took the top position, “Mad Professor Meets Jah9 – In The Midst Of The Storm,” debuted at number 2 on the chart.
"White Man In Hammersmith Palais" is the title from the 1977 song by the punk rock legends The Clash. Inspired by a concert line up that featured Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Smart and Delroy Wilson, the 7" EP features a hit from each of the four artists, packaged with a replica of the concert's promotional poster. Stores are reporting strong sales of the title which was also featured on the official U.K. Record Store Day site (http://recordstoreday.co.uk/news/posts/2017/record-store-day-2017-releases-revealed/)