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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

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.

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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