Plenty of folks will be out on Black Friday, Nov. 29, buying the hottest in electronics, appliances and clothing. But music fans will be hitting their favorite independent record stores for Back to Black Friday, one of two annual promotions by the Record Store Day coalition.
The lure is special releases, mostly on vinyl, by scores of artists ranging from newbies to venerable Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Among this year's most desired offerings are: the Rolling Stones' "Got Live if You Want It" on 7-inch vinyl; a vinyl version of Bob Dylan's "Side Tracks" collection from his new complete albums box set; two Dave Matthews Band live viny box sets; a split vinyl live album by Lynyrd Skynyrd and upstart Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke; and releases from Grateful Dead, Dawes, the Doors, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Nirvana, Tegan & Sara, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rush, Duran Duran, Jethro Tull, Trigger Hippy, Sly & the Family Stone, U2, Uncle Tupelo, the Clash and more -- even John Denver & the Muppets.
A full list of titles and participating stores can be found at www.recordstoreday.com.
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