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MN | Record Store Day 2020: the first drop is Saturday, Aug. 29: This Saturday marks the first official Record Store Day drop of 2020 — a perfect time to add exclusive releases and reissues to your collection. In honor of Record Store Day, The Current will spend the day celebrating vinyl and the culture of record collecting! First, from 8 to 10 a.m. (CDT), Jim McGuinn hosts a very special Teenage Kicks, spinning nothing but vinyl from his own collection. Jim will dig out some of his 45s and albums from the Teenage Kicks era to share with you. “It’ll be the scratchiest, poppiest episode ever of Teeange Kicks,” Jim says. After Teenage Kicks, stick around from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central as Bill DeVille and Mac Wilson spin crate-digger classics and debut some Record Store Day exclusives. Bill and Mac will let you know what to keep an eye out for this Saturday as you look to expand your own collection.

Manningtree, UK | Record Store Day: Winyl, in Manningtree, prepares for annual record event: Vinyl enthusiasts will help fellow record fans celebrate an international event – all at a social distance. Record Store Day is one of the most important days in the calendar for independent music shop owners who sell vinyl records. The annual event is usually held in April, but the coronavirus crisis put this year’s event on pause. Instead, the celebrations will be spread out across three separate dates so record fans can enjoy the event, but keep at a social distance. Winyl, a vegan wine and record shop, in South Street, Manningtree, is holding its Record Store Day events on August 29, September 26, and October 24. Steve Tattam, who runs Winyl with his partner Whilmari Swift, said: “Previously the day was a music extravaganza with around 500 limited vinyl releases all coming out on one day, on a first come first served basis, with store events across the globe.”

Record Store Day to drop massive new releases from The Cure and David Bowie for first event of 2020. This year’s event will be staggered across three separate dates. Record Store Day is set to share a number of new releases from the likes of David Bowie, The Cure, Christine And The Queens and Manic Street Preachers at their first of three drop events this weekend. The event was initially due to take place on Saturday, April 18 and initially postponed to June 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but was then delayed once more and spread over three separate days to accommodate social distancing measures. It was then announced RSD will take place on August 29, September 26, and October 24, with a breakdown of which release will appear on which day. You can view the full list here and the full list of participating stores here. This weekend’s batch includes live David Bowie LP called ‘I’m Only Dancing’ recorded on ‘The Soul Tour’ in 1974, a picture disc vinyl copy of The Cure’s ‘Seventeen Seconds’, a coloured vinyl reissue of Robyn‘s self-titled 2005 debut, two Christine And The Queens 7″ singles, plus releases by Bastille, The Fall, Elton John, Jake Bugg, Morrissey, Manic Street Preachers, Mansun and Primal Scream.

London, UK | London record shop Cigarette Records is being evicted: “We’ve been given 10 days to move 12,000 records.” Cigarette Records is being evicted from its premises in Beckenham Place Mansion in south-east London. According to a statement posted on the the shop’s Instagram page, the owners were served an eviction notice by Beckenham Place Mansion Management, who also manage Peckham’s Bussey Building and Copeland Park. The notice gives Cigarette’s owners six weeks to leave the premises, with the final deadline set for 30th September. However, the shop has also been told to clear 12,000 records out of a shared attic storage space at the Mansion within just 10 days. In June, the government extended measures to prevent business evictions until the end of September. It also published a code of practice for the commercial property sector “to encourage commercial tenants and landlords to work together to protect viable businesses.” Cigarette Records’ owners have claimed that their pending eviction is a breach of the Quiet Enjoyment clause in their contract — which specifies a tenant has the right to use their property without unreasonable or unnecessary interference from their landlord.

Record Store Day 2020: the best turntable, speaker, and headphone deals: Record Store Day is the perfect time to grab a bargain. Following two Covid-19-related delays, Record Store Day 2020 is finally kicking off on August 29. This year, the event is being split over three dates; August 29, September 26, and October 24 in a bid to adhere to social distancing guidelines across the world. On each of these three dates we’ll see the usual ‘Record Store Day Drops’, in which a number of exclusive releases, pressed to vinyl specially for the occasion, will be released to participating record stores and available for turntable fanatics to buy. Usually, this marks a huge social event for independent record stores, but this year all the shopping fun is likely to largely take place online – however, stores are only allowed to start selling remaining stock online from 6pm, so diehard vinyl fans may want to visit their local record store in person. Bear in mind that if you do decide to shop in person, you may have to queue for longer than usual.

Elton John’s Debut Album Gets Reissue Treatment on 50th Anniversary of Troubadour Set: Today marks 50 years since the Rocket Man blasted off with a spellbinding performance at the Troubadour, the brightest music stars in Los Angeles watching on. His career never came down. Elton John launched his name into the stratosphere that night, on Aug. 25, 1970, his gravity-defying feats at the piano memorably captured in the 2019 Rocketman biopic. To celebrate the occasion, a limited-edition release of the pop superstar’s debut self-titled U.K. album will be issued as a Record Store Day exclusive. The special deluxe gatefold double-LP edition of Elton John will be available from Aug. 29, on what will mark its half-century anniversary. Elton’s reissue will be pressed on transparent purple vinyl. Disc one features the 2016 remaster of the original LP, and disc two will carry a selection of bonus tracks off the 2008 CD Deluxe Edition, which has never been released on vinyl, until now, plus two unreleased demos of “Border Song” and “Bad Side Of The Moon.”

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