This Saturday (April 21st) marks the 11th Record Store Day.
A little history about Record Store Day… It was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
Here’s a list of the record stores participating around Vancouver and the lower mainland.
And here’s a list of a few of the records we are most excited about!
Bowie Now – David Bowie
Welcome To The Blackout (Live in London ’78) – David Bowie
David Bowie – David Bowie
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Complete Clapton – Eric Clapton (4 LP’s)
Someone Else’s Heart – Elvis Costello
Duran Duran Budokan – Duran Duran
Dylan & The Dead – Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead
1984 (For The Love of Big Brother) – Eurythmics
Let’s Get It On (45th Anniversary) – Marvin Gaye
The First Album – Madonna
Alternative Moondance – Van Morrison
Roxanne – The Police
1999 – Prince
Greatest Hits – Bruce Springsteen