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Rare vinyl on offer at Chelmsford record store on Black Friday: Music fans are in for a treat on Black Friday when a Chelmsford record store will be selling exclusive releases from artists like The Rolling Stones and Otis Redding. Intense Records is taking part in a global event, organised by the people behind Record Store Day, when they get the chance to ship in rare vinyl for their customers. The Chelmsford record shop, which is under the arches on Viaduct Road, will have a huge range of exclusive vinyl on offer on Friday, November 25.

These Are All of the Secrets David Bowie Fans Have Found in the Blackstar Artwork: Over the weekend, the graphic designer behind David Bowie’s Blackstar album cover revealed that there are easter eggs embedded in the art that most fans haven’t found yet. Designer Jonathan Barnbrook, who has helmed the art for every Bowie album since 2002’s Heathen, was speaking in an interview with BBC Radio 6, in response to the revelation that the Blackstar gatefold displays an image of stars in the sky when it is exposed to sunlight. “There’s actually a few other things as well,” Barnbrook said in the interview. “Actually, there’s one big thing which people haven’t discovered yet on the album.”

Katy Perry helps Capitol Records celebrate 75th anniversary in Hollywood: The Vinyl Reissue program will include 75 albums chosen by a panel of music journalists, authors and artists, with the albums representing a variety of eras and musical styles. The albums include “The Beatles,” Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me,” Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” Bobby Darin’s “You’re the Reason I’m Living,” Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons,” Neil Diamond’s “The Jazz Singer,” Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Bonnie Raitt’s “Luck of the Draw” and Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle.”

Rihanna Will Release All Eight Of Her Studio Albums In A Vinyl Box Set, The set also includes a 186-page hardback book with reprints of every album booklet: Rihanna will be releasing a 15xLP vinyl box set that includes all eight of her studio albums, FACT points out. The collection will span her career, featuring her debut album Music Of The Sun all the way through 2016’s Anti, and will also include a 186-page hardcover book with reprints of every album booklet and a signed slipmat. Five of the albums have never been released on vinyl and every record but 2011’s Talk That Talk will be pressed to double-vinyl. According to Idolator, the box set will be released on December 16.

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