On Black Friday, Get Thee to a Record Store
One of the most enjoyable holiday traditions to emerge over the course of the past few years has been the Record Store Day Black Friday event, in which labels take one of the most excruciating shopping days of the year and make it worthwhile for vinyl aficionados to brave the crowds and hit their local record retailer.
This year, Rhino will be delivering eight limited-edition releases unto record stores, and there’s some pretty cool stuff in the mix, if we do say so ourselves:
Blue Man Group – Three
Limited edition of 1,200 copies on splattered vinyl, $29.98
Foreigner – The Flame Still Burns
Limited edition of 3,250 copies on 10-inch vinyl EP, $14.98
Jethro Tull – Ring Out, Solstice Bells
Limited edition of 4,000 copies on 7-inch vinyl, $9.98
Ramones – Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)
Limited edition of 9,500 copies on 180-gram vinyl, $21.98
The Afghan Whigs – Black Love (Expanded Edition)
3-LP Limited edition of 5,000 copies on 180-gram vinyl, $44.98,
2-CD Limited edition of 4,500 copies, $19.98
The Cars – Just What I Needed
Limited edition of 4,000 copies on 7-inch picture disc, $14.98
The Monkees – Good Times! Plus!
10-inch limited edition of 4,500 copies on opaque red vinyl, $14.98
The Sugarhill Gang – Meet Your Maker: Rapper’s Delight/Good Times
Limited edition of 3,500 copies on 7-inch vinyl, $7.98
For a list of participating stores, please visit www.recordstoreday.com, and don’t forget: we’re serious about this “limited edition” thing, so if you’re interested in any of these items, you’d better have your alarm set and be ready to make a record store run bright and early!