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UK | Record Store Day 2022: The full list of exclusive music releases
This year’s list of special releases includes Record Store Day ambassador Taylor Swift, Melanie C, Blur, PinkPantheress and more.
The full list of special releases coming to UK independent record shops as part of Record Store Day 2022 has been revealed. More than 400 limited edition releases – ranging from previously-unreleased remix collections to remastered records – will be made available across 7″, 10″, 12″, CD, cassette and picture disc; with many classic releases released on vinyl for the first time. Over 260 participating stores will stock these rare releases on what’s become the largest single music event in the world as Record Store Day celebrates its 15th anniversary on April 23rd 2022. The full list of Record Store Day releases can be found below, with more detail available to view at the Record Store Day UK website.

US | Record Store Day: Special Titles Announced For Record Store Day 2022! Record Store Day organizers around the world have Launched the List of special releases coming to record stores as part of the 15th annual celebration of the independent record store. RSD’s first-ever Global Ambassador Taylor Swift lands two spots on the Official List, with the 7″ release of “the lakes” / “the lakes (original version)”, on clear vinyl, marking the first vinyl appearance for “the lakes (original version)”, and as a contributing artist on the compilation album Portraits of Her, proceeds of which will benefit We Are Moving The Needle, an organization spotlighting women in the music industry. She is joined on the List by artists who’ve worn the Record Store Day Ambassador sash in the past, including St. Vincent (releasing the vinyl soundtrack to her film The Nowhere Inn), Iggy Pop (captured Live In Berlin on a double LP set), Foo Fighters (with a 7″ of “Re-Versions” from some of their musical friends), Pearl Jam (Live on Two Legs, a double vinyl release documenting their 1998 tour) and Metallica (Kirk Hammett steps out for his first-ever solo release on the Portals EP—on both CD and vinyl).

Zoe Kravitz speaks out against High Fidelity cancellation: The actor criticized the streaming platform’s lack of diverse content. Zoe Kravitz has spoken out about the abrupt cancellation of High Fidelity. The Hulu original, adapted from both the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby and the 2000 cult classic movie directed by Stephen Frears, premiered in 2020 and last only one season. The series starred Kravitz as a pop culture-obsessed record store owner named Rob, a character played by John Cusack in the 2000 film. The show also starred Jake Lacy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and David H. Holmes, and included guest appearances from Debbie Harry, Parker Posey, and Jack Antonoff. Kravitz, who also served as an executive producer and writer, was disappointed in the well-received show’s cancellation. “They didn’t realize what the show was and what it could do,” Kravitz said in an interview with Elle Magazine. “The amount of letters, DMs, people on the street, and women that look like us – like, that love for the show, it meant something to people. It was a big mistake.”

Philadelphia, PA | The Vinyl Countdown: Val Shively has millions of vinyl 45s in a legendary three-story record shop outside Philadelphia, to which people come from around the world. To say he’s the last of a kind is an understatement… Blessed (and weird) are the record store saints, who save God-forsaken disks from ending up in landfill graveyards, finding them venerating homes, instead. Unlike most independent record retailers following today’s standard playbook, replacing compact discs and used vinyl in their bins with virgin 12-inch vinyl re-issues and contemporary pressings, a few shopkeepers still operate shrines to holy relics of the 1950s to 1980s–original 45 rpm singles. No new ones are being pressed, so these halo-like plastic wafers inspire religious fervor and even madness Consider Val Shively, who claims to stock over 4 million records in his overstuffed three-story shop, R&B Records. To a western suburb of Philadelphia trek collectors from the Far East and Europe. They come in search of mid-XXth Century icons, especially vocal harmony group sounds like those once recorded in Philly.

Fuengirola, ES | Art on Vinyl exhibition in Fuengirola has some iconic album designs up its sleeve: The exhibition is a reminder of a time when the album cover was as much a part of the record as the music. Lovers of the old-fashioned long-playing records will enjoy a new exhibition at the municipal museum in Fuengirola. Art on Vinyl is an exhibition consisting of more than 350 album covers from the 1940s until present day. Although long-playing records – or LPs, as they are affectionately known – have virtually become a thing of the past, this new exhibition is a reminder of a time when the album cover was as much a part of the record as the music. Album cover designs became big business during the 1960s and 70s, especially during the psychedelic era, when groups like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd relied on the talents of some of the top artists and photographers of the times to create striking covers for their latest musical offerings. The album cover designers have themselves attracted a degree of fame thanks to their iconic design work and they deserve to be hailed for creating mini masterpieces that make an art form out of the album cover.

Owensboro, KY | Mr. Entertainment — Wax Works’ Terry Woodward found success with music and videos: Local businessman Terry Woodward got his start in the record business sweeping up the floors and cleaning the windows of the Wax Works record store opened by his father, LeRoy Woodward in 1949. He has navigated the business from the time of the 78 rpm record to the virtual streaming platforms of today. One thing hasn’t change in that time, Woodward’s love of music and the business. “I graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 1963 and went to work for Texas Instruments in Versailles, Kentucky,” Woodward said. “I worked there for about a year and decided I wanted to come back to Owensboro.” After moving back to his hometown, Woodward worked as personnel manager at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital for a year before becoming a staff accountant for Modern Welding Company. At the same time, he was keeping the books for his father’s record store at night to earn a little extra money.

Rare ‘Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ Vinyl Acetate Sells for Nearly $25,000 at Auction: A rare acetate of the Beatles’ 1964 concert at the Hollywood Bowl sold for $23,838 in an auction held by Boston-based firm RR Auction. The disc, one of just three known to exist, features the full 12-song, 29-minute concert, along with stage comments from the group. According to the announcement, the acetate was cut directly from reel-to-reel tape three days after the concert. Acetates are most often used as test pressings to assess the quality of a recording and how it will sound on vinyl. The recording — in which the group is practically drowned out by the famous audience screaming that accompanied their concerts of the era — was mixed by Capitol producer Voyle Gilmore and balance engineer Hugh Davies, but went unreleased at the time because the group and manager Brian Epstein were not satisfied with the results.

IKEA vinyl storage hacks – 7 cool ways to display your record collection: IKEA vinyl storage hacks to give your records pride of place with these stylish and savvy ideas. Clever IKEA vinyl storage hacks are the weekend overhaul you didn’t know you needed in your life. As striking the right balance between form and function when storing your record collection can be difficult. And these clever hacks offer the inspiration you need to get the perfect blend of both. For many, a vinyl record collection isn’t just about listening to the music (although they do offer a beautiful sound) – it’s also a form of art that needs to be displayed as such with beautiful vinyl storage ideas. But the storage solution also needs to be secure, safe and accessible. And, if you’re on a budget, affordable. The IKEA Kallax is often used in IKEA hacks for vinyl storage as the individual shelves are a glove-like fit for records.

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