While many consumers will be out standing in line for hours at their nearest retailers fighting over who can be the first to grab that one of a kind deal on a new television, video games, shoes and other deals that whip Black Friday shoppers into a frenzy, music enthusiasts see it as much more than Black Friday, for them it’s Record Store Day.
Music lovers will be headed to their nearest record store to get their hands on all different types of limited vinyl releases, from many different genres, some never before offered in a vinyl format. Some releases will consist of new releases by artists, while some are classic albums that will be available on 12″, 10″ and 7″ pressings.
Rock and metal fans this Black Friday can look forward to releases by Anthrax (“A Monster At The End” 7″ – limited to 1500), In This Moment (A Star-Crossed Wasteland LP – limited to 2000), Iron Maiden (Brave New World 2x 12″ – limited to 2500), Volbeat (Beyond Hell/Above Heaven 2x LP – limited to 1500) and the Rolling Stones (“Ride ‘Em On Down” 10″ – limited to 3000).
Some interesting live albums will also be up for grabs, lsuch as Alice In Chains (Facelift Live 12″ – limited to 5000), Extreme (Pornograffitti Live from the Hard Rock Casino 2x LP – limited to 1500) The Ramones (Live At The Roxy LP – limited to 3000), Otis Redding (Live at The Whiskey A Go Go 2x LP – limited to 2500) and Alice Cooper (Live From Astroturf 7″ – limited to 2500). Cooper’s offering has four different variations, which include a pink vinyl limited to 1150, a white vinyl limited to 1150, a black vinyl limited to 100, and a pink/white combo limited to 100. The 100 pink/white combo pressings are all autographed by the four original members of the band.
Other Notable releases include Jerry Garcia (Reflections LP – limited to 3000), Jimi Hendrix (Morning Symphony Ideas 10″ – limited to 3000), Prophets Of Rage (The Party’s Over 12″ – limited to 3000) and Prince (Sexy M.F 12″ picture disc – limited to 5000).
Over 60 stores across New York State will take part in the annual event, mostly in NYC, with some stores across central to western NY. Visit Record Store Day’s website for a complete list of participants. Almost one hundred albums will be made available.
You can see the complete list of albums and more info on each release on Record Store Day’s website.