Record Store Day – Is there still a place for Vinyl in the 21st Century?

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As you may or may not know it was Record Store Day on Saturday. Record Store Day has been running since 2007, when over 700 independent music stores came together in the USA to celebrate their unique culture.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.

Jack White’s Third Man Records displayed an intriguing and exciting sense of the nostalgic, offering the chance for anyone to record material or messages onto a 7″ record. The Voice-O-Graph Record Booth, originating in 1947 and refurbished by Third Man Records is rumoured to be the only working one of it’s kind in the world. Check it out here – If anyone was going to have it, who else but Jack White III?

Record Store Day 2013 has plenty to genuinely excite music fans – even if you don’t own a record player. Way over a staggering 500 records have been produced exclusively for the event, from music icons including David Bowie (material from The Next Day on white vinyl) and Pink Floyd (a pink pressing of the band’s second single See Emily Play with orignal Syd Barret artwork). Continue reading