record store day

Blast from the Past

record store day
Record Store Day offers exclusive releases only available one day out of the year to promote the
sale of vinyl.

Load up the Volkswagen Bugs, kids, because this Saturday is Record Store Day.

In its 9th year, Record Store Day celebrates the independent record stores. Retailers around the country are selling exclusive records and featuring deals, food and artist appearances.

Vinyl has returned from the depths your parent’s attic and has swept the young generation away. Record Store Day promotes the classic musical medium and its vendors in all communities.

Among the releases on Saturday are Johnny Cash’s “All Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash,” Bob Dylan’s “Melancholy Mood,” Fleetwood Mac’s “The Alternate Tusk” and an ode to the late David Bowie, “TCV15.” Other featured artists include The Doors, Iron Maiden and many more.

For collectors out there, Concord will release the Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 box set, which includes three vinyl and ephemera from the time period. It will also have three CDs and three international EPs. “Green River,” “Bayou Country” and “Willy and the Poor Boys” will all be included in the set.

This year, Metallica is the official ambassador of Record Store Day. All the proceeds from their release, “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan,” will be donated to the Fondation de France’s Give for France charity to support the victims of last year’s Paris bombings.

Twenty One Pilots, Anthrax and The Doors will be releasing Disquaire Day 7” singles to celebrate the relationship between French and U.S. record stores.

For the more modern crowd, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Twenty One Pilots will all have featured releases as well as the classic bands. Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” and Florence + the Machine’s “Delilah/Only Love Can Break Your Heart” will also hit shelves.

Local stores Mother’s Music and Orange Records will be participating in this national event.

Mother’s will have Record Store Day releases, free foods and drinks, sales and drawings all day in addition to live performances by Blind Joe, A Dying Tide, Anomic and Climbaxe. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Right here in downtown Fargo, Orange Records will be displaying similar deals and promoting the newest, exclusive records. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Whether you’re a long-time record lover or are just discovering the art, Record Store Day will have just the music you’re looking for. Support our local businesses and pick up some great music along the way.

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