RecordStoreDay.comIf your turntable’s currently collecting dust in your attic, you may want to get it down, clean it off and plug it in: this Saturday is Record Store Day.
This annual event sees hundreds of artists of every musical genre creating special vinyl-only singles and albums, which you can buy exclusively at your local record store. The idea is to keep these local stores in business in an era when most of us purchase music with the click of a mouse.
The marquee release of this year’s event is Bruce Springsteen‘s American Beauty, a 12-inch disc featuring four previously unreleased songs from the sessions that also yielded the Boss’ latest album, 2014′s High Hopes. A related disc is a 7″ version of Ronnie Spector‘s version of Billy Joel‘s song “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” which she recorded in 1977 with Bruce and the E Street Band.
Fleetwood Mac is offering a 7″ vinyl single of the 1970 song “Dragonfly,” which was Fleetwood Mac’s first single with Christine McVie as a full member of the group. John Oates of Hall & Oates, meanwhile, has a 7″ single featuring <a target=_self href="http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/6966" …read more