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They may have recently been christened “the hottest label in blues” by Classic Rock’s Blues Magazine in the UK, but over the last two decades the Burbank, CA-based indie label Alive Naturalsound Records have also proven to be a helluva lot more…On April 18th, as part of Record Store Day, Alive Naturalsound will be celebrating their 20th anniversary as a label with an exclusive vinyl-only double album entitled Rock & Roll Is A Beautiful Thing.

(So yea…WTF?) Collecting Vinyl: What’s It All About? Why Pay More For Something You Can’t Put In Your Pocket?

A number of classic rock artists highlight the list of exclusives on tap for Record Store Day 2015, which takes place on April 18.

Musician Jack White will release “My Happiness” and “That’s Where Your Heartaches Begin,” recorded by an 18-year-old Elvis Presley in Memphis in 1953. Third Man Records, White’s label, will release the recording on April 18, Record Store Day, as a 10-inch, 78-r.p.m. facsimile. Billboard reports that White was the anonymous bidder who bought the recording at a Graceland auction in January.

Vinyl records inspire photography student’s first exhibition: A creative student from Sunderland College has combined her passion for music with her photography skills to produce a range of works for a city centre exhibition.

“Omnivore Recordings presented its first-ever release for Record Store Day 2012 — the now-collectible Big Star Third [Test Pressing Edition]. Following with releases from Buck Owens, The Knack, Hank Williams, Game Theory, Jaco Pastorius, and others, the label has lived not only up to its name, but its motto: Create. Devour. Repeat. This year’s Record Store Day is no exception, as Omnivore presents three exciting offerings.

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