Limited releases up for grabs on third Record Store Day of 2020

Limited edition records from a diverse collection of artists are up for grabs as part of a special records event.

Clare Howell at Vinyl & Vintage with new stock for the third and final day of Record Store Day
Clare Howell at Vinyl & Vintage with new stock for the third and final day of Record Store Day

The third day of Record Store Day, a chance for independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture, will see music fans flock to Vinyl and Vintage in Wolverhampton in search of exclusive releases.

Some of the releases tomorrow will come from artists such as the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Eminem, Menswear and David Gray, as well as soundtrack albums by the likes of Mark Knopfler and Frank Zappa.

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Record Store Day was split into three days in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic to try and help independent stores pull sales in, and Vinyl and Vintage owner Clare Howell said it had made the annual event feel very different.

She said: "I can appreciate why they have decided to split it, but having it on one day is so much better because you get more of an atmosphere in the store.

"In the circumstances, however, I'm just glad it was able to go ahead, although I do look forward to only having to do one order, rather than three, and get a decent crowd in."

She said a lot of what she would normally do for Record Store Day, such as putting on a band or DJ or conversing with people queueing outside, couldn't take place this year.

She said: "It has kind of diluted it as there are fewer people coming in and I do look forward to it going back to being one day next year.

"That said, we've still got people keen to come in and get the releases, and we encourage as many people to come down and join us on the day.

"Record stores, like a lot of shops on the high street, need your support more than ever and this is a place where you can come down and actually feel a record and make a purchase."

Vinyl and Vintage will be open from 8am, with full social distancing restrictions in place, including no more than 12 people in the store at any one time.

To find out more, go to their website.

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