April 22nd is one of the best days of the year to be a music fan – Record Store Day!!
If you’ve never heard of RSD before, here’s a rundown – It started 10 years ago in Baltimore and is now a worldwide day celebrating music and especially music on vinyl. Over the past few years it’s turned in to a day where artists don’t just put out their existing albums on vinyl, but release limited edition stuff as well; never-before-heard songs, re-cuts of classics, and a bunch of other really cool stuff.
In town there’s 8 record shops participating:
- Blackbyrd Myoozik
- Heritage Posters & Music
- Hot Wax Records
- Melodiya Records
- Both Turn It Up! Records and Hi-Fi locations
- Sloth Records
Some of the really cool albums getting released are David Bowie’s Cracked Actor and BOWPROMO. Cracked Actor is the first-ever release of his Philly Dogs Tour, and BOWPROMO is a crazy rare album from the Hunky Dory era. Pink Floyd is also putting out out Interstellar Overdrive which is a 15-minute instrumental track from back in 1966.
If you ask em though, the absolute must get this RSD is the Space Jam soundtrack on vinyl.