At the official Record Store Day launch RSD co-founders Michael Kurtz, Eric Levin and Carrie Colliton proudly announced that over 200 independent record stores will open this year.
Modern independent record stores offer a sense of community that big chain stores and online purchasing just can’t provide.
And with vinyl sales up 49% in 2014 business is booming.
Record Store Day is April 18th.
Here are some of the releases this year:
Bob Dylan – “The Night We Called It a Day” / “Stay With Me” (7″ vinyl); The Basement Tapes (12″ and 180g mono vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.; Nebraska; The River; Darkness on the Edge of Town; The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle; Greetings From Ashbury Park, NJ; and Born To Run (LP)
David Bowie – “Changes” (7″ picture disc); 1966 (LP); Kingdom Come, with Tom Verlaine (7″ colored vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze” / “Freedom” (7″ vinyl)
Metallica – No Life til Leather (cassette)
Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer (picture disc); Rarities EP (7″ vinyl)