Talk about exclusivity! Record Store Day is going to be full of surprises and goodies for the fans this year. A few hundred people will be lined up down the block and around the corner before the store in downtown Princeton opens.
On Saturday, the Vinyl Junkies' experience will be more of a group hang, as music fiends hit their favorite retail spots for Record Store Day, a worldwide celebration of independent brick-and-mortar record stores and the musicians and consumers who love them. Brown suggested that they look toward the success of Free Comic Book Day, which had helped struggling independent comic book stores stay relevant, as inspiration for an annual event that would bring more people into the stores. Most of the records have a limited production run that is typically between 100 and 5,000 pieces.
Among special limited editions for Record Store Day April 21, 2018: The three-LP Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78) documents a 1978 concert recorded live at Earls Court, London.
In the digital age, Lambert said people are seeking out experiences that make them feel more connected. "People can physically touch something".
Vinyl records have made a come back as a new generation embraces the warmer sound and eye-catching packaging, he said.
Vinyl album sales have increased over the past 12 years, comprising 8.5 percent of all physical album sales in 2017 - up from 6.5 in 2016.
Saturday is International Record Store Day and Barrie will join the festivities that reach every continent, except Antarctica. Classic rock and indie-rock comprise the majority of the releases, but the offerings also include rap, soul, jazz, techno, country, folk, metal and more.
In the past, the store only has released about 50 to 60 exclusive records.
Pink Floyd. The band's psychedelic 1967 debut album Piper At The Gates of Dawn is available in mono for the first time since its original release. For their first Record Store Day, Brighton's Vinyl Revolution are starting with a bang.
Other featured musicians include Dylan & the Dead, Neil Young, Courtney Barnett, Prince, The Cure, The National, The Sundays, and Eno.
Also in Grand Rapids, Third Man Records' Rolling Record Store was parked outside the GRAM in honor of Record Store Day.
For Record Store Day, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and The Flaming Lips collaborated on a 7-inch single with the songs "The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon" and 'Pouring Beer in Your Ear, ' composed by band frontman Wayne Coyne.
"Record Store Day keeps people reminded of how music was sold back in the day before we had big box retailers and e-commerce sites selling records".