The date was originally planned for April 18 and was then moved to June 20.
It’s a crate-diggers favourite day and a record store’s biggest annual coup, but Record Store Day (RSD) won’t be happening for another few months after the event was postponed again.
Originally planned for April 18, RSD was then moved to June 20 as a result of the disruption created by the coronavirus. Now, the annual celebration will take place across three separate instalments, across three consecutive months. Going down on Saturdays August 29, September 26 and October 24, the event’s segmented makeup has been devised to spread out exclusive releases and amplify the benefit for the stores heavily affected by the current turmoil.
On each day, record stores will receive a different bundle of exclusive releases, in what have been called separate ‘RSD Drops’. Some of the exclusive reveals include reissues from The Cure, Kraftwerk, Paul McCartney and Robyn alongside rarities from the likes of David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Miles Davis. That’s just the start, check out more of the releases here.
For RSD organisers, it’s the record stores at the heart of this that need all the help they can get.
“Prior events have been as much about the gatherings, parties, concerts and ‘group hang’ element of a celebration as the special releases,” RSD organisers said in a statement, “but in this unprecedented global situation, the focus of these ‘RSD Drops’ dates is on bringing revenue to the stores, as well as to the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work.”
Record Store Day will now take place across three dates, Saturdays August 29, September 26 and October 24. Find out more via the Record Store Day website.
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