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Without record stores there would have been no Slade

Without record stores there would have been no Slade

Don Powell from Slade and Andy Scott from The Sweet talk about records, music and record stores. Visiting at Songland Records in Canberra.

Don Powell met Noddy Holder in a record store .. over their shared love of Tamla Motown .. bemusing as that may be!

 

Anthony Albanese MP and Paragon Records

Anthony Albanese MP and Paragon Records

Anthony Albanese is not just an MP who was deputy prime minister in the last government .. he’s also a huge music fan and here he shares one of his most precious records … Phantom Records, a legendary record store and label in Sydney.

Talking here with Frog Harris at Songland Records in Canberra.

Enjoy!

 

Tim Dalton talks about his first record stores

Tim Dalton talks about his first record stores

Tim Dalton

At home with his beloved music collection

Man about music and returning Record Store Day ambassador Tim Dalton talks about records and those first record stores he visited in his home city of Hull in the north of England. His first record? Chicory Tip and Son of my Father. Check out his blog post.

Amy Shark wishes us a happy birthday!

Amy Shark wishes us a happy birthday!

Australian indie pop singer/songwriter and producer Amy Shark wishes Record Store Day a happy 10th anniversary and reminds us her new EP Night Thinker is out now and coming soon on vinyl.  Thanks Amy!

 

Elton John!  Announced first ever Worldwide Record Store Day Legend + 17.11.70 limited release

Elton John! Announced first ever Worldwide Record Store Day Legend + 17.11.70 limited release

We are extremely proud to announce Sir Elton John as the first ever worldwide Record Store Day Legend. Elton will release his incredible live album ‘17.11.70+’ on Record Store Day, April 22, 2017. Here he is talking about his love of record shops, his love of vinyl and lifelong record collecting habits.

‘Happy 10th birthday to Record Store Day. I love record stores, I can go to the record store in Vegas and spend 3 hours in there. Just the smell of it, the looking at it, the wonder of it, the memories. I love vinyl so much; the tactile nature, the ritual of it, looking at the sleeve…especially with the old albums and the liner notes – who played on them, the process of putting it on, the needle going on and the sound coming out. And it DOES sound better, I know it does! It’s just the wonder of having vinyl’. Elton John

 

Record is a 2 LP set on 180gsm vinyl and here’s the track list .. yes 6 previously unreleased bonus tracks!  Remastered by Bob Ludwig.

A1 Take Me To The Pilot
A2 Honky Tonk Women
A3 Sixty Years On
A4 CanIPutYouOn

B1 Bad Side Of The Moon
B2 Burn Down The Mission (Incl. My Baby Left Me / Get Back)

C1 Indian Sunset 
 Previously unreleased bonus track
C2 Amoreena 
 Newly remixed bonus track

C3 Your Song 
 Previously unreleased bonus track
D1 Country Comfort 
 Previously unreleased bonus track
D2 I Need You To Turn To 
 Previously unreleased bonus track
D3 Border Song 
 Previously unreleased bonus track
D4 My Father’s Gun 
 Previously unreleased bonus track

The media release from the UK is here:  ELTON JOHN IS COMMEMORATED AS THE FIRST EVER WORLDWIDE RECORD STORE DAY LEGEND AND WILL RELEASE HIS INCREDIBLE LIVE ALBUM ’17

Limited Edition Tom Iansek album for RSD

Limited Edition Tom Iansek album for RSD

The global citizens who manage Pieater release records, manage bands and use the love of music to do good in the world. To keep the love-ball rolling into Record Store Day, they are releasing the very first (semi-secret) Tom Iansek album.

Back in 2009 Tom was learning the craft of writing songs and recording them himself. Armed with a 4 track mixer and one microphone, he wrote/produced/mixed under the moniker Small Time Hero “Top of the Tree” LP, to zero fanfare, zero acclaim, but for personal & artistic growth.

Now we all get a chance to hear where his musical journey began, before Big Scary and #1 Dads.

It’s limited to 500 12” Vinyl copies, so get in contact with your favourite record store to grab one on RSD before they’re snapped up.

Prehistoric Sounds gig: Warnambool

Prehistoric Sounds gig: Warnambool

On Record Store Day Warnambool’s favourite source of music will host fantastic local band The 2nds, live and free.

Joining them will be Geelong band Smoke Witch.

The new Warnambool location is a welcome addition to the people of the town, with a store already established in Geelong. RSD is a perfect time to celebrate the passion shared by music lovers in smaller communities, and the tireless work put in by smaller retailers to import records.

Loads of local music available, and cassettes too!

This is, of course, an all ages show so bring the kids!

Sydney Hi-Fi Mona Vale gig

Sydney Hi-Fi Mona Vale gig

Sydney Hi-Fi Mona Vale is celebrating Record Store Day with live music and awesome giveaways.

Catch local artists such as TK Nightingale on keyboard with Jessica Stillone belting out some amazing notes. TK may even bust out her congos…

Find hidden treasure vinyl including Record Store Day limited releases, snap up in-store deals and get tips for turntables from industry experts.

The major prize up for grabs is a Pro-Ject Essential Turntable valued at $399. Every record purchased on the day will get a chance to win.

And, there will free drinks and nibbles!

Bunbury Hi-Fi

Bunbury Hi-Fi

Bunbury’s vinyl specialists are running their monthly vinyl market on Record Store Day, made all the merrier with live music, special RSD releases and in-store specials.

Pop down and support the local community, with coffee available across the road at The Passionate Baker.

Sauce Records: Sydney

Sauce Records: Sydney

For those on Sydney’s sunny Southern side, Sauce Records in Jannali is hosting a get-together to celebrate all things music.

A local DJ will be soundtracking the digging through over 200 new vinyl titles available for sale on the day; a full list of new titles will be revealed a week in advance to members of Sauce Records Facebook page.

There will also be records to be won via in-store and online raffles plus all-sorts of giveaways.

Plus, Sauce Records will be offering 33% off all framed prints (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Elvis, Michael Jackson and more) to maximise the coolness factor in your home or office.