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Record Store Day 2023 Is Cued Up

Lots of vinyl (and cassette!) collectibles are again up for grabs on Saturday, Earth Day, April 22…

The 1975: Live With the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

By Paul Marszalek

With Record Store Day Ambassadors Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires having been crowned the King and Queen of the event, RSD 2023 is a go for Saturday, April 22.

Another amazing slate of limited edition collectibles will hit the bins – mostly vinyl – but also an increasing number of cassette releases. Hey, if 60% of purchasers never play the vinyl, we can only assume that 90% of cassette buyers won’t notice the difference in quality.

Frankly, with vinyl pressing capacity still outstripping the demand side, we’re all in on cassettes as collectibles. Call us crazy, but before you know it, we’ll see CDs.

Among the attention-getters is The 1975: Live with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (only 2500 double albums, and 400 cassettes). Good luck!

London Grammar’s debut has a 10th anniversary edition.

And then there’s a new Beach House EP called Become, featuring five previously unreleased songs from the Once Twice Melody sessions (8000 vinyl copies).

On our personal radar is the 10th Anniversary edition of London Grammar’s If You Wait. You read that right: 10th Anniversary (?!).

If You Wait comes as a double vinyl album – and there are a scant 1500 pressed.

A complete list of releases and participating stores can be found on the Record Store Day site.

See you at the stores!

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