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Record Store Day 2014
April 19th, the third Saturday in April spawns what we all now know as Record Store Day. For those who don’t, Record Store Day launched in 2007 and the purpose of which is to celebrate the distinctive culture of record store staff, the people who purchase records who always make sure there is time out of their week designated for a trip to the record store, and quite obviously, the music.
Personally I have been going to Record Store Day for years now and the visible popularity of this event has grown exponentially. To me, this is a breath of fresh air as I am not a fan of digital music and very much prefer owning music in its physical form. Not only because of the obvious audial advantage of the physical vinyl disc, or the accompanying artwork, but the shear enjoyment of listening to a record from Side A to Side B the way the sequencing was meant to be heard. It’s great to see a surge in the popularity of physical music.
A full list of special Record Store Day releases has recently been announced. Check it out here
A few notable releases this year:
- Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea/I Hate Myself And Want To Die (7″ Vinyl)
- Oasis – Supersonic (12″ Vinyl)
- Public Enemy – Evil Empire Is Everything (12″ Vinyl)
- Paul Weller – Brand New Toy (7″ Vinyl)
- Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (12″ Vinyl)
- Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters (10″ Vinyl Picture Disc)
- The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. – Side By Side Series (7″ Vinyl)
- Motorhead – Aftershock (12″ Vinyl)
Remember, get to your local record store early as the lines get ridiculous and the majority of these releases are in limited quantities.