Yeah, that was already done for Record Store Day a couple of years ago was it not?!
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 08:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mark e, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^^ never going to find that now am i.thankfully, i'll be happy enough with the cd edition.but still, does look good.
oh, and i've heard that the DJ Food vs AA/FSOL 12" is going to be a RSD special.2 versions - limited marble vinyl and standard black vinyl.
― mark e, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
This year is all about Hydra Head's new Circle album for me!
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
When was that Lee Perry one?
Actually, that reminds me.. (tiptoes away to revive other thread)
― Mark G, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
the lee perry one is out this year ..
from the label :
Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby, The Upsetters - Blackboard Jungle Dub, Deluxe 10" Boxset ! ONLY AVAILABLE in BRICK AND MORTAR record stores on #RSD12. Limited to a strict 2000 pieces world wide!
― mark e, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 10:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
The list of exclusive releases varies from country to country, right? Cos the US website says the list isn't ready yet but here in Austria stores are already announcing things e.g. a Peter Brötzmann 7" which I need to get.
― ban this sick stunt (anagram), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 10:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, it is different in different countries, though there is cross-over.
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 11:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
I want that Flaming Lips thing, for whatever reason, and 10,000-20,000 copies seems like a lot. Am I delusional? Will those be snapped up super fast?
I can't bear the crowds at Rough Trade in the morning, and my tiny local shop only gets one copy of some things. Will they be long gone by the end of the day, or the next day? It's all too stressful. I can give myself a panic attack over something I really don't care that much about. Why does shit like this work on me?!
― Walter Galt, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
At one point there was talk of a CD version compiling those Flaming Lips collabs, so maybe I'll just wait for that version.
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
The next year I moved to NY and things took off a little bit more, remember waiting in line and people snapping stuff up and the vibe was pure collector scum. Other Music was an hour wait by midday and Generation records in the Village just had you in a massive queue that snaked around the store then you got to the counter and picked your exclusives off of a pre-printed list where they crossed out out-of-stock items
This sounds like the most unpleasant way to buy music I have ever heard of.
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
It really is, that's exactly how I experience last year's RSD. Stood in line outside for a little over an hour, slowly snaking my way to the counter, then pointing to the two releases left on the list I wanted that hadn't already been crossed off. I've definitely decided I won't be taking part this year. I spend enough money at my locals throughout the year to not feel guilty in the least.
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
that's how i used to buy 45s when i was a kid. off of a top 40 list at the counter. had to ask for the record by number.
― scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
i didn't have to wait in line though.
― scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Precisely. As my friend summed up RSD: "Record Store Day seems like that quintessential American activity of celebrating something by totally destroying all the appeal of it."
― Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 17:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
Would love for a store owner/clerk to be candid about how this affects their business positively.
― Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, March 5, 2012 1:46 PM (Yesterday)
I have been pretty candid about how it effects us positively. We make more money in that one day than we do the whole month of Christmas. We have a blast. All of our customers who usually come in spread out over a month come in all at once and we have a big, fun party. How much more positive can it get?
― Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, i can't imagine any decent indie record shop having any kind of problem with RSD. they make money! guaranteed sales! fans come in and buy the dogshit out of things! only owner i've ever known to grouse about it was a horrible person who ran one of the most overpriced and unfriendly shops i've ever known. she was pissed cuz she overbought on the least genuinely collectible shit and didn't get rich.
― meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
Like I said, I'm glad this exists if its going to help local shops stay in business, but I'll be skipping out.
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
RSD doesn't have to just be about the exclusive releases. It's good to bring in casual buyers that will be likely to buy a lot of the general stock.
― Evan, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
"I will now sell three copies of The 5 EPs by Disco Inferno."
― meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
It is true. We sell so many dollar bin records that the whole thing needs to be replenished the next day. We sell a lot of every thing because there are droves of folks that love records in the store. Biggest sales of the year, so it does keep us in business.
― Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
It sounds like you run it the right way. Another disappointing aspect of the event I went to last year was that the store actively discouraged browsing. It was structured entirely to get people in the the door and up to the counter to select from the pre-printed list. You could browse a little as you shuffled along the line, but if you stepped away you lost your place. And they actually chased off two guys that started browsing in another section away from the line, telling them that they needed to keep everything "orderly". Granted, this was a pretty narrow shop, but it just seemed to emphasize that the only important thing were those exclusives and those alone.
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
They obviously have no idea what they are doing. Doomed to fail. If your business model is like the local grocery with the mindset that people shop there because they have to then you might as well follow fye off the inevitable cliff.
― Evan, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
Moved from Portland, OR to Tampa this year so no record store shopping for me. Sadly, Amazon is my record store now.
― musicfanatic, Thursday, 15 March 2012 01:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Record Store Day definitely is a huge day, businesswise. 3-4x as busy as our average saturday, and getting busier each year.it's kind of a drag to work it, honestly. the store is too busy and the employees are too busy to do much fun. it would be impossible to have an in-store. 3 years ago we had a bbq with burger and dogs and veggie stuff, but even something like that would be too hard to try to do now because of the sheer mass of ppl. last year we drank bloody marys and that helped a lot.
― one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
fyi i have done a LOT of ordering for RSD over the last few weeks, and have tried to get most things mentioned in this thread (wld love to get the brotzmann record! EU only?) but i HAVE ordered the lee perry, mclusky, flaming lips. just today i ordered a bunch of THIRD MAN crap, which people love love love and asked for all day last year, long after we sold out. so i ordered higher quanities this year. of montreal/deerhoof split, i expect to be a good seller.
i a PSYCHED about the Mynah Birds! The Rick James/Neil Young group.
there's a jimmy fallon single with his version of the reading rainbow theme song (in the style of the doors.).. skip james & mississippi john hurt reissue on vanguard..
― one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
ian are you able to order the captured tracks boxsets yet? Medicine and Cleaners From Venus? Our store isn't able to yet.
― Evan, Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
i believe you can order them direct from the label. we've definitely put in orders for them. also, superD (weird distributor i've never used until this week) had them on their list.
― one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just had the email about the Captured Tracks stuff last night here in the UK. Too expensive & risky for me though. They sound amazing mind.
― brain (krakow), Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just put in our Alliance order. Hope we get the stuff we ordered!
― Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
This Kate Bush picture disc single is pretty!
― Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, I had thought those Captured Tracks boxes had sold out direct from the website, but it looks like they at the time were not YET available. Got it.
― Evan, Friday, 16 March 2012 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
as an insider fact, the CT boxes have not even been manufactured yet... guy i know is printing the artwork and he's still waiting to hear back about the proofs he sent.
― one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Interesting! Medicine box is the most expensive but I think I may need that and CFV for myself very badly. Though I don't have the room for excessive vinyl box-sets anymore.
― Evan, Friday, 16 March 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh man I want that Kate Bush single!
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Friday, 16 March 2012 18:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
another lovely record store day special
dj food vs amorphous androgynous
17 minute version of an album track that does all the usual aa excess.
― mark e, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
This has a link to tracks from these LPs:RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVEMarch 13, 2012 – Vanguard Records is proud to announce the reissue of five classic recordings available exclusively on Record Store Day – April 21, 2012.
Back in June of 2011 Vanguard and Record Store Day asked fans to vote on www.recordstoreday.com for the five Vanguard titles to be reissued on Record Store Day 2012. Fans voted, and below are the five titles selected. These 12” vinyl LPs – newly re-mastered from the original tapes - will be limited in quantity and available EXCLUSIVELY at participating independently owned record stores on April 21, 2012. And if the past two years are any indication, these LPs will be gone in hours, if not minutes! So mark your calendars – April 21, 2012 – Record Store Day!
Larry Coryell – Spaces - This iconic jazz-fusion album features Coryell alongside John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Miroslav Vitous, and Chick Corea.
Buddy Guy – This is Buddy Guy - This classic live blues album features Guy at the height of his powers, tearing through a blistering and virtuosic set.
Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina – This 1965 album features Bob Dylan tunes as well as songs by Donovan and Woody Guthrie.
Mississippi John Hurt – Last Sessions – Recorded just months before Hurt’s death, this album captures the blues icon in fine, inspiring form.
Skip James – Devil Got My Woman – This 1968 release holds a dozen semi-autobiographical or entirely personalized traditional songs that attest to James’ almost unparalleled artistry.
To hear tracks from these recordings, visit www.vanguardrecords.com/recordstoreday
― dow, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
i love vanguard for continuing to reissue records you can still find for a few bucks almost anywhere in the country. i mean, spaces and their continuing joan baez campaign.
― one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol so true. you just *never* see any copies of 'Spaces' around...
― Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
skip james and john hurt always welcome, but, yeah...
― scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
what store would buy that joan baez for their store? maybe in woodstock...
― scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
every once in a while i would receive new promo vanguard releases in the mail and i liked some of them a LOT. one of them even made my pazz & jop top ten a couple years ago. nobody on earth hears them. nobody. possibly some local npr-type radio play and that's about it. which is too bad, because they really have put out decent folk-ish stuff over the last 5 or 6 years.
― scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
The store I work at (up until next Monday) is a contender for ordering the boring Baez reissues. I think we even still have the Hammond ones from last year. I loved the Hurt and Fahey ones from last year though, and am very excited about the Skip James and the new Hurt reissues, definitely.
― Evan, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
old blues is always a winner. from a sales point of view. but if you were gonna make a list of stuff that is hard to sell in a used record store...joan would be on it.
― scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
i got a reissue of the yellow princess by john fahey at record store day a couple years ago, it's nice
― konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
The current full official list of UK Record Store Day 2012 releases is now available: http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-product.asp
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
― fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sorry, bad copy & paste on my part - thanks anagram!
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:59 (1 year ago) Permalink