For The Record – Record Store Day 2017

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It’s that time of year again! Record Store Day! During this Saturday in April, I spent my morning and early afternoon at independent record stores in Queens and Brooklyn. I had my list of exclusive releases in mind and looked forward to purchasing as many as possible.

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FOR THE RECORD – Jherek Bischoff & Amanda Palmer: STRUNG OUT IN HEAVEN

For me, Black Friday is a day to stay indoors and relax. You won’t find me at a store, jumping over people to get a great sale. I only have one exception to this rule: Record Store Day. While the vinyl lovers’ holiday usually comes around in April, the Black Friday edition offers some great exclusives. One such release? Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer’s tribute to two legends we lost this year: David Bowie and Prince.

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For The Record – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (OST)

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Welcome to For The Record, the new column where I’ll review a vinyl record, from its packaging to its sound. Old or new, a Record Store Day release or bargain-bin pickup, these should have a home on your turntable. To start, let’s look a limited edition picture disc of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (OST).

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