Vinyl collectors and sellers get ready for final Record Store Day sales

This year, Record Store Day was split into three parts and there's a fourth and final Black Friday sale still to come.

By David Jackson
Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 9:40 am
The third Record Store Day 'drop' of limited releases is on Saturday.
The third Record Store Day 'drop' of limited releases is on Saturday.

The third ‘drop’ of limited-edition vinyl being released as part of Record Store Day is this weekend with shops and sellers in the county set to mark the event.

Record Store Day usually takes place on one day in April, however, it has been divided into three parts this year after initially been delayed due to the coronavirus.

Saturday will be the final part – before a separate fourth special ‘Black Friday’ event in November.

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In Northampton, Spun Out in Gold Street and Vinyl Underground in Abington Street will both be stocking official releases.

The Black Prince pub will be hosting a record fair in its garden featuring 11 sellers from across the region, including Northampton’s Spinadisc Records, Vinyl Underground, Rocket Records, Eddie Rugg, Phil Moore and Andy Skank.

Some of the limited-edition records up for grabs on Saturday include Tron Legacy Reconfigured by Daft Punk, the debut album by Suede, Sign O’ The Times by Prince and I Wanna Thank Me by Snoop Dog.

Promotions manager at The Black Prince, Mr Moore said: “This is the last tie-in Record Store Day event we are hosting.

“The first two in August and September have been a lot of fun, uniting the music community to come together to celebrate their vinyl passion during these straightened times.

“We are lucky at The Black Prince to have this large outdoor space to host socially distanced events like a record fair.

“Now it's not far off winter I do encourage people to get involved with this final event. Records, new and old and booze - what's not to love?”

Records will be on sale at the Abington Square pub from 10.30am.

Vinyl Underground and Spun Out are both expected to open from 9am and 8am respectively.

The former will be selling records outside at the rear of its building in The Ridings with Spun Out opening its doors as usual but limited the number of customers inside to six.

All stores and sellers will be conforming to social distancing regulations.

Because of the impact of the coronavirus, sellers are this year permitted to list remaining official Record Store Day releases online the same evening they go on sale.

The Black Friday drop of limited releases is on Friday, November 27.

For more information and details of records available, visit https://recordstoreday.co.uk