The 6th Annual Record Store Day is just a few weeks away on April 20th and anticipation is rising with news of the full list of upcoming exclusive vinyl releases. There are also an interesting range of related book and DVD releases as well as a variety of contests.
Record Store Day is a big event for record stores, musicians and vinyl lovers alike. In addition to the website and participating stores, you can download the free updated RSD Guide App for Android and iOS.
As previously noted Jack White is this year's Record Store Day Ambassador and a fine choice he is.
Be sure to Enter To Win some nice goodies.
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The Full List of Exclusive Record Store Day Releases is now available as a downloadable PDF or illustrated web page. Note that there are a bunch more things being released that aren't exclusive to Record Store Day.
You can also check out Record Store Day sites for the following countries and regions:
Seems like a smart foreign trade organization would use this event to boost international sales in more countries with a special mail order event. Just a thought.
If you're an indie record store that wants to be included as a participating store and listed on the main site, you may still have time to make the list.
Just Like Being There - Gig Poster Documentary
A related documentary, "Just Like Being There," focuses on the gig poster and debuted at SXSW 2012. The DVD release is listed on Amazon for June 4th but apparently they're doing a Special Release for Record Store Day.
The hardback edition of John Densmore's new book "The Doors Unhinged" is also a Record Store Day exclusive.
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