The official 2016 list of Record Store Black Friday Special Releases is out!
Record Store Day is every April, but the organizers still like to get in on the Black Friday fun. Music fans of all ages look forward to Record Store Day every year because usually there are dozens of exclusive, limited-edition LPs up for grabs. At BFAds HQ we have quite a few musicians and music fans on our team, so we always look forward to seeing this list. Record Store Day's Black Friday sale is on November 25th this year.
The list is broken down into three sections. EXCLUSIVES are only available at participating indie record stores. SMALL RUN vinyl has less than 1,000 copies available - which makes them very hard to find and that much more special. RSD FIRST titles are debuting on Record Store Day, but eventually they'll be available elsewhere.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Live --- Facelift - Alice in Chains (Exclusive)
- Sally Cinnamon - The Stone Roses (Exclusive)
- Life From The Astroturf - Alice Cooper (Exclusive)
- Broccoli - D.R.A.M (Exclusive)
- The Flame Still Burns - Foreigner (Excluisve)
- Morning Symphony Ideas - Jimi Hendrix (Exclusive)
- Brave New World - Iron Maiden (Exclusive)
- The Psychedelic Experience (Limited 50th Anniversary Edition) - Timothy Leary / Ralph Metzner / Richard Alpert (Exclusive)
- Lil Boat - Lil Yachty (Exclusive)
- Conor Oberst - Tachycardia / Afterthought (Exclusive)
- Money Shot Your Re Load - Puscifer (Exclusive)
- Steady, As She Goes / Store Bought Bones - The Raconteurs (Exclusive)
- A Lesson in Crime / Smith EP 10th Anniversary Edition - Tokyo Police Club (Limited Run)
- Fashion Week / Inteview 2016 - Death Grips
Keep in mind that record stores are not required to participate in this event, so make sure you call and double-check with your favorite shop before getting your hopes up. Almost every item featured in this list is limited-release, which means that not every title will be at every store - especially since stores stock their own inventory. If you're only interested in one special release, you should contact your local indie record store and plan on getting in line early.