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Special Releases, Events Highlight Record Store Day

of the Oakland Press

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The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and many other artists are releasing limited edition singles and EPs as part of this year’s Record Store Day, an annual event that takes place Saturday, April 17, to promote independent music stores around the world.

The Stones are putting out a 7-inch vinyl single featuring “Plundered My Soul,” one of 10 unreleased tracks on an upcoming reissue of their “Exile on Main Street” album. Springsteen is releasing a 10-inch vinyl single featuring live recordings of “Wrecking Ball” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” while the Beatles’ 7-inch will include “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.”

The group Blur, meanwhile, has excited British fans by promising to release its first new recording in seven years, although it has not yet revealed the title.

Other acts putting out special Record Store Day products include Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, the Beastie Boys, the Black Keys, Deftones, Doc Watson, Devo, Drive-By Truckers, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, Jakob Dylan and Court Yard Hounds and scores of others.

A limited edition Rationals EP will also be available, with group members Scott Morgan and Bill Figg signing copies at 4 p.m. at Street Corner Music, 26020 Greenfield, Oak Park.

A full list of releases as well as participating stores can be found at www.recordstoreday.com.

Web Site: www.recordstoreday.com

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