Rare treats in store for music lovers

Action Records owner Gordon Gibson looking forward to Record Store Day at his shop on Church Street, Preston
Action Records owner Gordon Gibson looking forward to Record Store Day at his shop on Church Street, Preston

Unreleased Smiths demos, David Bowie LP sets and an Africa shaped vinyl of Africa by Toto are just some of the exclusive releases that will be available on the tenth annual Record Store Day.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 22 and more than 500 releases have been announced already.

Some of this year’s key releases come from David Bowie, including live albums and his collaboration with Placebo - ‘Without You I’m Nothing’ being issued on picture disc vinyl for the first time.

Other notable vinyl releases include a triple live album of Iggy Pop’s ‘Post Pop Depression’ show from Royal Albert Hall, The Cure’s greatest hits and acoustic hits on deluxe vinyl and even Toto’s ‘Africa’ on vinyl in the shape of the continent.

Unfortunately, there are no participating stores in Blackpool, so you’ll have to travel to Action Records, Preston, if you want to have a chance at getting your hands on an exclusive.

For a full list of releases and participating stores, visit recordstoreday.co.uk.