Record Store Day – Saturday, April 20, 2013

First observed in 2007, Record Store Day has been credited as a factor in the resurgence of public interest in the vinyl record format which saw sales increase for the fifth straight year in 2012. Steadily on the rise for twenty years now, a (relatively) astounding 4.6 million vinyl albums were sold last year, in comparison to 1993’s low-water mark of approximately 300,000. Chart
Tomorrow will see numerous artists offering new releases, remastered albums, and unique collectible discs available only at your neighborhood record store. Visit the Record Store Day site to find a store near you and see a list of the records being released.

Further reading:

NY Daily News: Vinyl Love

Capital Public Radio: “The vinyl is taking over the store.”

2012’s Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums include Adele, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, and oh, those guys again at Number Two…

Shop at the Amazon Vinyl Record Store

By the way, this is the item I have my eyes on for tomorrow: Country Joe - Fixin' To Die

Country Joe and the Fish – “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die”
(Remastered reissue)

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