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Indie Retailers Ready For Record Store Day Black Friday

Another slate of must-have collectibles go up for grabs on Friday at mom & pop music stores

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Paris 67. 13,200 copies exclusively at RSD retailers.

By Paul Marszalek

The only Black Friday sale worth getting up early for is the Record Store Day Black Friday event.

On offer this year from participating RSD retailers are limited edition, mostly vinyl must-haves for music collectors. They range from The Avett Brothers’ Emotionalism (just 500 cassettes!) to a special cobalt translucent vinyl version of Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club, featuring new cover art (15,000 albums).

Lana Del Rey’s custom RSD version of “Chemtrails.”

Classic rock fans can go for a 40th anniversary release of U2’s “Gloria,” featuring the studio version and three live versions – on 45 rpm 12″ transparent sun yellow vinyl (7000 copies). Or how about the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded live to 2-track in Paris, October 1967? My personal fave is Todd Rundgren’s 1981 Healing, on clear vinyl with an additional 7″ with two unreleased tracks.

It’s all thanks to the creative minds at CIMS – The Coalition of Independent Music Stores.

Find participating stores and a full list of available titles, visit the Record Store Day site.

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