It’s the vinyl countdown - Record Store Day is near

19/2/13-' Music's Not Dead', Devonshire Road, Bexhill.  Richard Wortley ENGSUS00120130219162456

19/2/13-' Music's Not Dead', Devonshire Road, Bexhill. Richard Wortley ENGSUS00120130219162456

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Music fans will be forming an orderly queue outside Music’s Not Dead next Saturday (April 19 ) to celebrate Record Store Day.

Last time saw customers waiting patiently outside the store in Devonshire Road from the early hours - with the first arriving at a startling 2.30am.

Embargoed to 1900 Sunday March 17.

File photo dated 13/06/04 of David Bowie who has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest selling of the year so far. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 17, 2013. The 66-year-old's new studio album The Next Day, his first new material in nearly a decade, is his first chart topper since 1983's Black Tie White Noise, the Official Charts Company said. The Next Day racked up 94,000 sales this week, beating Biffy Clyro's Opposites which sold 71,600 copies in its opening week in January. Bowie outsold the second-highest new entry of the week by more than two to one: Bon Jovi's What About Now which is at number two. The US rockers now have two albums in the top 40, as their Greatest Hits shot up 26 places to number 31. See PA story SHOWBIZ Charts. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire ENGSUS00320130723223520
Embargoed to 1900 Sunday March 17. File photo dated 13/06/04 of David Bowie who has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest selling of the year so far. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 17, 2013. The 66-year-old's new studio album The Next Day, his first new material in nearly a decade, is his first chart topper since 1983's Black Tie White Noise, the Official Charts Company said. The Next Day racked up 94,000 sales this week, beating Biffy Clyro's Opposites which sold 71,600 copies in its opening week in January. Bowie outsold the second-highest new entry of the week by more than two to one: Bon Jovi's What About Now which is at number two. The US rockers now have two albums in the top 40, as their Greatest Hits shot up 26 places to number 31. See PA story SHOWBIZ Charts. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire ENGSUS00320130723223520

This year the event should be even more exciting with over 500 exclusive releases only available in independent record shops but not from online retialers.

These include offerings from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Damon Albarn, Paul Weller, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jake Bugg, Nirvana, Roger Waters and Coldplay.

There will also be free live music in the shop from 2.30pm onwards courtesy of a line-up including Common Tongues, Oliver Cherer, Tom Williams & The Boat, Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, and Emily Barker.

Del Querns, of Music’s Not Dead, said: “There’s definitely been a move towards vinyl in the last few years. Having said that we still sell a lot of cd’s and will continue to do so. I think people are actually using the different formats of music where it’s convenient for them.

“We really have a broad customer base from young kids to a lady who is going to be 100 next month; she bought a Bob Dylan record as she’d never got round to listening to him before and thought it was about time. How great is that? The thing we’ve all got in common is the love of music.”

Big vinyl sellers recently have been Metronomy - Love Letters, and Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home.

Partner Richard Wortley added: “Record Store Day continues to grow each year as vinyl sales overall increase.”

 

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