There are lots of goodies to be found this Record Store Day. If you’re getting involved, we’d like to see pictures of your haul and hear about your experience
It’s that time of year again when avid music fans set their Saturday alarms, brave the beardy queues, and fight their way through the racks to get hold of a prized copy of … Aqua’s Barbie Girl. That’s what you’re all most excited about at this year’s Record Store Day, isn’t it? After all, it comes on special bubblegum pink vinyl and everything.
And even if you’re not particularly excited by Aqua, there are some treasures to be found at this year’s event – and we’re not just talking about Toto’s Africa being reissued on a disc in the shape of the continent. We mean things such as Johnny Marr rejoining his former band the The to release a new seven-inch single called You Can’t Stop What’s Coming; David Bowie fans being able to pick up a live album or a picture-disc vinyl of his collaboration with Placebo, Without You I’m Nothing; a live album capturing Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 1975 show at Hammersmith Odeon, the band’s first show outside the US; Vangelis’s original futuristic Blade Runner soundtrack; and Iggy Pop putting out a live triple album of his Post Pop Depression show at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
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