Record Store Day

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Pressing issues: vinyl revival held back by production capacity, Brexit and more
This weekend’s Record Store Day celebrates the vinyl revival, but the format is facing various major difficulties at once

Eamonn Forde

16, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Elton John: Regimental Sgt Zippo review – the long lost ‘trippy’ album
This album of psychedelic, Beatles-inspired Taupin/John songs was shelved at the very start of Elton’s career, but it has a naive charm and shows hints of what was to come

Dave Simpson

11, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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10 of the best independent record shops in London
It’s Record Store Day on Saturday. To celebrate we asked the author and photographer of London’s Record Shops to choose their favourites

Garth Cartwright and Quintina Valero

11, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mirwais on producing Madonna: 'I'm not comparing her to a bull but –'
The electrofunk star is releasing an apocalyptic anthem fuelled by Trump, Covid and Kubrick’s 2001. He talks about his Afghan origins, overcoming drugs – and his role in Madonna’s yoga rap

Michael Cragg

20, Oct, 2020 @2:35 PM

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Record Store Day postponed until June over coronavirus
Independent retailer event says ‘there is no easy answer’ during disease crisis

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Mar, 2020 @2:06 PM

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A very Black Friday: how the fetish for vinyl is sending prices soaring
The popularity of Record Store Day – and its Black Friday edition – is turbo-charging the collector mentality at the expense of the average buyer

Daniel Dylan Wray

04, Dec, 2019 @3:53 PM

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Record Store Day: 20 exclusive releases to look out for
Classic vinyl reissues, limited collectors’ editions and unreleased recordings from Fela Kuti, Prince and David Bowie join rare pressings by the Prodigy and the Notorious BIG this Saturday

Gregory Robinson

10, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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'Nothing beats the hunt for tunes that will change your life': readers on Record Store Day 2018
We asked you to share your experiences from the weekend’s orgy of events and special edition records – here’s what our readers managed to bag

Guardian readers

24, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Kicking up a stink on Record Store Day | Letters
Letters: Record buying | Inventing country rock | Like Frank Zappa | At the Tate | Prince Charles and the unBritish | Cotton buds

Brief letters

22, Apr, 2018 @5:23 PM

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Wallets at the ready! Join our tour of the UK's greatest record shops
As Record Store Day returns, we hit the streets on record store crawls around four UK cities with the country’s best new DJs, to find the bricks-and-mortar gems that keep pushing the culture forward

Daniel Dylan Wray, Kate Hutchinson, Joe Muggs, Graeme Virtue

20, Apr, 2018 @2:11 PM

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Record Store Day 2018: share your photos and stories
What did you manage to buy that you were lusting after, and what are you gutted you missed out on? Tell us about your experiences this year

Guardian readers

20, Apr, 2018 @10:35 AM

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Record Store Day: why vinyl gimmicks alone won't save local shops
Record Store Day’s confused ethos puts it at odds with the spirit of independent retailers serving communities, argues Rupert Morrison, owner of record shop the Drift in Totnes, Devon

Rupert Morrison

08, Mar, 2018 @9:30 AM

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