Record Store Day – april 21, 2012
Domani 21 aprile sarà la giornata annuale dei negozi di dischi per la gioia di tutti gli amanti del disco in vinile;
potete controllare sul sito ufficiale del Record Store Day quale egozio di dischi vicino a voi aderisce all’iniziativa.
Our second favorite day of the year, the one where we get to play Santa and reveal the loot under the record-store-shaped tree (insert your own gift-revealing analogy here). We’re thrilled to tell you that the list of titles being released ONLY AT RECORD STORES is only a click away, in TWO versions: A handy PDF that you can use as a shopping/wish list and a Pull Down menu with more detail and artwork. These are the pieces that are available only in REAL LIVE RECORD STORES on April 21, the fifth annual Record Store Day. A few things we wanted to tell you first, though:
*We expect to have all available art up on the site in a few days. It’s a work in progress. Keep checking back if the art you’re looking for isn’t there.
*If you are accessing The List via our RSD GUIDE App on your phone, thanks! But know that the list is LARGE and has a lot of data. Just sayin’.
*There are three categories on this list. These are them:
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE RELEASES. Exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. Will not be available anywhere else in the same format.
RECORD STORE DAY LIMITED RUN/REGIONAL FOCUS RELEASES. Also exclusively available on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores, but the quantities of these titles are EXTREMELY limited. Under 1000, and WAY under 1000 in some cases. We felt it was only right to put them on a special sub-list, so that everyone is clear on the odds.
‘RECORD STORE DAY FIRST’ RELEASE. These are titles that you can find on Record Store Day at Record Store Day participating stores. So if you’re a fan of the artist, you get first listen. At some point in the future, generally four to six weeks, these titles will be available, in the same format, at other retailers.
*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/21 street date, but are not RSD releases. Something you want not on this list? If yes, are you going to buy it at an indie record store? If yes, awesome.
*We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. It’s always a good idea to be BFFs with your neighborhood record store and let them know what you might be looking for. They can’t guarantee you will walk out with what you want, but it’s a good place to start. ALL STORES MAY NOT ORDER ALL RELEASES. ALL STORES MAY NOT GET EVERYTHING THEY ORDER. Record Store Day titles are limited for a number of reasons, and all in all, that’s a good thing. But please bear that in mind when you find something isn’t available. We’re all grown-ups, right?
INTERNATIONAL LISTS. We don’t control what gets released in which countries. Someday, every release will be available everywhere without issues (we hope!) but that day’s not today. Meanwhile, here’s a link to what’s available on Record Store Day in other countries. (We’ll add more country links as they come in: