Since its formation in 2007 Record Store Day has quickly grown into an annual worldwide celebration of independent record shops and the unique culture that exists around these important institutions.
In 2010 over 1,400 stores took part, many of which reported record sales and queues round the block throughout the day as fans and collectors flocked to snap up the limited edition releases that were on sale in the shops. Last year these included Blur’s first new single since 2003, an unreleased 7″ from The Rolling Stones plus exclusive releases from The Beatles, Flaming Lips, Bruce Springsteen, LCD Soundsystem and more, many of which were on vinyl.
This year’s Record Store Day takes place on Saturday April 16th and again the day will be marked with special in-store performances and a host of incredible releases. One of these is a split 7″ featuring the tracks recorded by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Oceansize for the recent tribute to Tim Smith.
This white vinyl 7″ will be limited to 2000 copies worldwide and will only be available in the stores that are participating in Record Store Day in Europe.
The Pineapple Thief will also be involved in the Record Store Day celebrations, playing an in-store gig at Sound Knowledge in Marlborough on Sunday 18th April
For details on stores participating in Record Store Day and other exclusives that will be available go to www.recordstore.com