If you haven’t visited a brick-and-mortar music store over the most recent couple of years, you may be amazed to discover that stores are committing an ever-increasing amount of space for vinyl records.
Furthermore, on the off chance that you happened to visit one this Saturday, you would be one of many — that is on the grounds that April 13 is national Record Store Day.
Taking an interest stores in the Tri-State zone, as indicated by the Record Store Day website, are three locations of Hard Copies — in Evansville, Owensboro, Kentucky, and Marion, Illinois; Record Groove in Providence, Kentucky, and Record Cellar in Vincennes, Indiana.
Record Store Day is one day every year for music stores far and wide to “come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities,” says the website at recordstoreday.com.
Around twelve years after the supposed “vinyl revival” started around the time of the first Record Store Day, vinyl deals are as yet becoming solid — from 988,000 units sold in 2007 to an estimated 16.8 million last year.
Extraordinary pressings, first-time discharges, reissues and other music-related collectibles are delivered particularly during the current day every year.
Among the current year’s RSD special releases: an original test pressing version of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks,” a first-time vinyl issue of Elton John’s previously much-bootlegged “Live from Moscow” album, a box-set collection of Aretha Franklin 7-inch singles, a Jeff Buckley compilation celebrating the 25th anniversary of his only album “Grace,” a first-time issue of The Ramones’ “Live at the Palladium,” a first-time issue of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s “E. 1999 Eternal,” Sly & The Family Stone’s “Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969” and a 10-inch cover single of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” courtesy of Mastodon.