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Brandi Carlile Named Record Store Day 2020 Ambassador

For its 13th annual celebration, which takes place April 18, Record Store Day has selected Brandi Carlile as its official Record Store Day Ambassador, whom the organization describes as “tireless, fearless, talented, generous and all-around awesome.”

“Brandi’s career has woven through record stores from the beginning, and I can barely remember when there hasn’t been a Brandi Carlile record in their racks and on their charts,” says Carrie Colliton, Record Store Day co-founder, in a statement. “Record stores really are tastemakers—in all genres, across the country—and they’ve been shouting about Brandi and the Twins for years,” she says, referring to Carlile’s bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth.

“It’s a genuine thrill, and feels so natural, to have them join our team in such an “official” capacity this year. And it’s going to be fun—that’s a big part of the RSD Ambassador gig, and they are definitely up to it.”

More information on what’s to come from RSD 2020 Ambassador Brandi Carlile is on the way, including details on a special Record Store Day release.  

Carile refers to physical records as “not just albums [to the artists], these are somebody’s dreams, everything about it, what’s in [the package] and what’s coming through your speakers,” adding that record stores “mine, archive, meticulously care for, and make available to you other people’s dreams.”

“The Twins and I have never made an album that we didn’t intend to be in an independent record store,” she adds. “Thank you so much for recognizing this love in me and the Twins and giving us this opportunity. We won’t let you down.” 

Carlile joins some noted company as Record Store Day Ambassador, with previous luminaries holding the title including Josh Homme, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack White, Chuck D, Dave Grohl, Metallica, and St. Vincent. 

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Billy Joel Live At Carnegie Hall 1977 2LP To Be Released For Record Store Day 2019

On June 3, 1977, Billy Joel and his band wrapped a tour with a performance at New York’s venerable Carnegie Hall. The audience was treated to a stellar set, accompanied by a live orchestra and featuring several then-unreleased songs, including the newly-written epic “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” and the romantic “Just The Way You Are.” One of the show’s many attendees was producer/engineer Phil Ramone, who helped Billy translate his boundless live energy into his blockbuster fifth album, The Stranger, released later that year. 

Set for release on Record Store Day on April 13th , this historic show is available on vinyl for the first time!

Track Listing: 

Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
Prelude/Angry Young Man
New York State Of Mind
Just The Way You Are
She’s Got A Way
The Entertainer
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
Captain Jack
I’ve Loved These Days
Say Goodbye To Hollywood

To locate your nearest participating Record Store Day shop, please visit HERE.

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Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary Turntable Released For Record Store Day

Crosley Radio has announced that this 40th anniversary Star Wars turntable will be available in participating independent record stores for the 10th annual Record Store Day on Saturday April 22, 2017.

Features include pitch control, Bluetooth, dynamic full-range stereo speakers, a headphone jack and RCA outputs.

The Star Wars turntable will cost $109.95 and will be available at participating record stores.

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Randy Newman’s Lonely At The Top: Studio Albums, 1968–1977 Available On Record Store Day April 22, 2017

The 10th annual Record Store Day is Saturday April 22, 2017 and among the releases at participating indie record stores will be Lonely at the Top: Studio Albums, 1968–1977. The set is comprised of Newman’s first five studio albums—Randy Newman, 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, and Little Criminals—on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM of alternate versions of “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “Last Night I Had a Dream.”

The collection will receive a limited release of 1,000.

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Crosley To Release Special Collectible Peanuts Themed Turntable On Record Store Day – April 19, 2014


Record Store Day 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 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

Crosley has announced that they will be releasing a Peanuts-themed turntable that will be available for sale at participating record stores on Record Store Day 2014.

Here are the details:

– Only 2,200 made worldwide
– Briefcase-styled record player is constructed of wood and bound in a leatherette material
– NP6 Needle
– Belt-Driven Turntable Mechanism
– Manual Return Tone Arm
– Plays 3 Speeds – 33 1/3, 45 And 78 RPM Records
– Dynamic Full Range Stereo Speakers
– Output – RCA, Headphone Jack
– AC Power Adapter
– Dimensions (L x W x H) = 4.63 x 14 x 10.5
– Weight 5.5
– Price = $119

For more information about participating record stores please click HERE.


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Ghostbusters Theme Song By Ray Parker Jr. Gets Glowing Vinyl Reissue For Record Store Day On April 19, 2014

Record Store Day on April 19, 2014 just got even better thanks to an exclusive, glow-in-the-dark 10-inch vinyl edition of Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic Ghostbusters theme. One thousand copies will be released for the event, in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary.

Along with the groovy original track, the vinyl will feature an instrumental version, a dance remix and a dub version. You can take a look at the many other releases on the Record Store Day website.


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10-inch Vinyl of U2’s Ordinary Love To Be Released On Record Store Day On November 29, 2013

Ordinary Love, a new song written for the upcoming movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, will be released in a 10-inch vinyl pressing to mark Record Store Day on November 29th.

The sleeve artwork features a striking painting of Nelson Mandela by Irish artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. Oliver, along with Mac Premo,  has also directed a lyric video for Ordinary Love which we’ll carry on U2.com during November.

The band wrote the new song at the invitation of movie producer Harvey Weinstein  and the b-side of the Record Store Day release will feature a second track, Breathe (Mandela Version).


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Today Is Record Store Day, Check Out The Official Poster of Jimi Hendrix


A limited-edition poster of Jimi Hendrix is one of the highlights of Record Store Day 2013.

“It’s entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster,” said Janie Hendrix, his sister. “He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi’s musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours.”

Only 5,000 copies of the poster will be made. The image is a 24”  x 36” poster printed on heavy paper and will be free to Hendrix fans at fully participating record stores in the United States. Fans should contact their local stores the week before Record Store Day, which falls on April 20th this year, for details.

Beyond this limited-edition poster, Record Store Day 2013 will excite Jimi Hendrix fans and collectors. Experience Hendrix will issue a limited-edition, individually numbered 7-inch vinyl single featuring the original mono mixes of “Hey Joe” and “Stone Free,” which have been unavailable since their original 1966 release.

HERE is a list of the special releases that will be available today.

Record Store Day began six years ago as an event to support the independent record community worldwide; it occurs on the third Saturday of April.


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The Fifth Annual Record Store Day Is On April 21, 2012

The fifth annual Record Store Day is on April 21, 2012. You can expect to see some amazing super rare vinyl (and some CDs and DVDs), tons of free music, and probably some killer prices. To see what record stores are participating in your area, please click HERE. Click HERE. for a list of all the special releases scheduled for that day.

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