Record Store Day Black Friday
The 2019 Record Store Day Black Friday Special Releases List has arrived!
For all of those who are unfamiliar, Record Store Day occurs once every year in the month of April. New age vinyl fanatics and those of us that can't let go of the nostalgia that listening to a physical record produces, set out on our journey to acquire our favorite vinyl or even snag a rare find from our local record store.
The same excitement is exuded when it comes to Record Store Black Friday 2019. Record stores wouldn't dare miss out on all the holiday shopping hype and we the consumer surely shouldn't miss out on landing the perfect and lasting gift for our loved ones.
Record Store Day Black Friday will be celebrated on November 29th this year. Record Store Black Friday is a great way for record stores to share in the same limelight and excitement as some of the larger retailers this season. It is important to remember that not all record stores are required to participate, however most will take advantage of the free marketing and enthusiasm that this day brings.
Black Friday releases are generally standalone releases that are made just for the holiday season, so if something peaks your interest we suggest you don't delay. RSD releases follow three different plans of release: the first is RSD first releases which are titles that will first be released to record stores and then later to retailers or webstores, the second being RSD exclusives which speaks for itself, and the third is a small run or regional release which are released on a regional basis and have a run of less than 1,000 copies.
Here are a few of the BFAds faves:
- Home For The Holidays 12" Vinyl - Eric Clapton (RSD Exclusive)
- Coconut Oil EP 12" Vinyl - Lizzo (RSD First)
- 2014 Forest Hills Drive EP 12" Picture Disk - J. Cole (RSD Exclusive)
- Live At The Hollywood Bowl LP Box Set - Dave Matthews Band (RSD First)
- MTV Unplugged (3/16/1992) LP - Pearl Jam (RSD Exclusive)
- Roots Of Sublime 2 x LP - Sublime (RSD First)
- All My Yesterdays 3 x LP - Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra (RSD Limited Run)
- GarciaLive Volume One: March 1st, 1980 Capitol Theater LP Box Set - Jerry Garcia Band (RSD First)
Be sure to check in with your local record store to see how or if they will be participating this year, or head to the official Record Store Day website to see a list of participating retailers near you!
Good luck on scoring what you want on Record Store Black Friday 2019. The record enthusiasts and small business alike will appreciate your participation. Happy vinyl hunting!